Friday, October 8, 2010

McFatty Friday

Where do I even begin with this?

I blame it on college. All those midnight munchies and study break snacks... UGH, I am most definitely paying for it now.

I didn't even realize it, but I was in the very best shape of my life in my senior year of high school which I think was all because of cheer. Working out 6 out of 7 days a week, and pushing Erica Werner's big butt up in the air every day (She knows I <3 her) definitely kept me in great shape. I went to Central and it all seemed to go downhill from there. I know it was ultimately my poor choices, and something that I think I've tried to just block out since then. If I don't think about being overweight, then I don't have to do anything about it right? Wrong-o.

It really hit me hard last night - it was YogaX night in the Moury household. I went into it with an open mind - even after hearing that it's probably the worst workout in this whole system. Lots of balancing, sweating, and an hour and a half work out as opposed to just the normal hour workouts. It was kind of humorous in the beginning, every time Bryan and I would be turned towards each other and we were absolutely drenched in sweat, we had to giggle. Some of these poses were absolutely - RIDICULOUS! It's not just your regular balance on one foot, oh no, it's balance on one foot, and extend the other foot in the air. Yeah, RIGHT!

About half way through the work out I just completely broke down crying. I felt so silly and discouraged that I could barely do any of these stinking poses! Bryan tried to comfort me in saying, "of course this is hard for both of us", and he made me laugh by saying, "What the - Look at the girl in the back, she's not even breaking a sweat!". Eventually, the work out came to an end, we had made it through. I had barely made it through - However I feel like that may have given me an extra boost of incentive that I needed. I want to CONQUER YogaX by the time this is done with, and to do that I need to keep that open mind even though it made me cry the first time like a big bully, I won't let it get the best of me.

Until I master the correct Yoga skills, my favorite pose is the one where you lay on your back on the ground, perfectly still, no moving, no talking, just breathing. It's called corpse pose. ;)


  1. haha Corpse Pose in the best...I'm really good at it. ;0) Your new workout endeavors are very encouraging to're doing great! Keep up the good work!

  2. My mom was the same way when she started Zumba in August but she still kept going back because she loved it. She's even gone to a couple of Saturday classes. As long as you enjoy it, I see no reason why you should quit :)

  3. haha oh this made me laugh. How are you liking P90X (obviously aside from the miserable Yogax experience)? I've been contemplating doing it for awhile now.

    Also, reading this has inspired me to get hopping on my sad little blog that I've only posted on once. So thanks!

  4. omgoodness... Ryan & I saw that p90x thing... it scared the buhgeezeus outta me just watching the commercial!! I know I say I take pride in being a "fatkid" but my health is a whole different matter. I appreciate your honesty in this decision Manda.. keep it up hunnie!
    (p.s. - haha ariks'd fat butt... i like that... SUCH a big caboose ;)... riiiight!)

  5. I'm still going strong ladies! It's tough, but we're still working out and eating so much better! I know it will be worth it

  6. Jackie - I'm really good at corpse pose too :) LOL

    Sarah - I agree! I feel like I've quit at a lot of things in my life and I'd like this to NOT be one of them :)

    Kate - I love it! Honestly, it's the best work out I've had in a looong while, well let's be honest, it's the only. LOL I can't wait to start reading your blogs!!! :)

    Jaimie - Thanks friend :) And she does have a big caboose!