Venus Trapped in Mars

16 March 2014

Operation Get Fit Linkup!


Cause her ass Big Enough To Sit a Cup On Her Booty (Goodness!)... For those of you not familiar with the lyrical stylings of the artist E-40, this is a line from his rap song 'You and Dat'. My first thought when I heard this line of the song on the radio was, I should try that. I bet my behind IS big enough to sit a cup on my booty.

Thankfully, it wasn't.

But that still doesn't discredit the fact that the shear possibility of being able to do so crossed my mind.

I am one of those people that can scan a room, and in 10 seconds, I can identify anyone in the room that I am an acquaintance of, regardless if I am looking at the back of their head or the front. I think it is a skill I have been able to develop over the last few years of weight gain. I can see someone I know, and make a B-Line in the opposite direction so they won't have to see me and the weight I have put on over the last several years (post college mind you).

The Freshman 15 wasn't my problem. My healthy habit credits from high school transferred to college. Don't get me wrong, I can party, and believe you me I did, but I would always find a way to eat healthy throughout the week and get to spin class with my girlfriends.

I know I'm on the right track, but it is slow slow slow weight loss thus far. After about 3 and a half months, I've only lost 15 pounds. What's weird is that I'm actually ok with that, because a lifestyle change is forever, so there is no real hurry I suppose. 

Long story short, I don't want to scan large groups of people to decide if I am ok to remain in place or not. My goal for the next several months (or years) is to be able to confidently, and excitedly greet old friends with a self confidence that only can come from looking good, and feeling great. I may not be there yet, but I'm on the right path and I'm focused! 

Venus Trapped in Mars






18 comments :

  1. Thank you for doing a link party that isn't a crafting or cooking party. I always feel weird putting my fitness posts on those link parties...lol. Keep up the good work too!

    XOXO,
    Erin
    www.thevaughnlife.us

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  2. 15 pounds is grew! I just had this conversation with my mom yesterday. She was discouraged because she thought she should have lost more weight than she has. IT is all about the lifestyle change though. Way to go!

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  3. 15 pounds is fabulous! I am seriously hoping this no drinking Lent business drops some Lbs (or Kgs) or otherwise I'm quitting come April 1st... not drinking is otherwise not worth it.

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  4. you really are on the right track. i am so proud of you. i need to set my track a little straighter.

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  5. Get it girl, and keep it up!

    I am going to be participating in this! I really need to get myself accountable!

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  6. 15 pounds is great! But I do know that feeling, and for me, patience is so hard with weight loss. It's especially frustrating when I see people do these specific diets (like Atkins) and lose a bunch of weight right away. But you're right; it's all about lifestyle change. When people drop weight really quickly, they often gain it back just as quickly. Keep up the good work!

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  7. I think I'm in. I've got a good 20 lbs to go and maybe this linkup will help me stay focused! Is this the first installment of it? Will get my post up tomorrow.
    Lesley/ bytheporchlight.com

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  8. Way to go! 15 pounds is definitely a strong start. Based on what I have read, losing a lot of weight too quickly isn't sustainable. I like your attitude! Self love! ;)

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  9. 1. You're doing so GREAT
    2. Cup on the booty isn't such a bad thing, if the booty was earned by doing squats
    3. I do the same B-Line when I see someone in a grocery store with my sweats on and my greasy third day hair.
    4. You're gorgeous, "trust the process" like you said earlier this week.

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  10. Great job on your loss, girl!
    And there's nothing wrong with a little booty! Lots of women want the curves you have naturally ;-)

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  11. Good for you! Confidence is one of those things that always looks good on someone (no matter their weight). Confidence and accessories always fit ;-)

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  12. I can't believe you are that self conscience you look good! and don't diss your 15 lbs it's way better than 0.

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  13. I need to find time to go to the gym. Sigh, the joys of having kids and just moving to a new city without any knowledge of good daycares or babysitters...

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  14. 15 pounds is NOTHING to be ashamed of! You are amazing...keep up the good work!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  15. 15 pounds in 3.5 months is AMAZING! You're doing great - it's my goal to lost 5 pounds a month, so here's hoping you rub off on me :)

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  16. I think you look great - would never have guessed by looking at you that your weight was a concern. You have a lot to be proud of and to highlight when catching up with old acquaintances that is so much more important than a number on a scale.

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