Well as far as I am concerned Carnival season has started! We now have the potential date of TRIBE band launching as the last weekend in July. If you guys think I'm joking about the season start, how about I started my exercise routine already. Ok I lie, I never really stopped, I just slowed down. I went from about 3+ days a week to just one (or none). And it was all very intentional cause I know myself. If I had stopped completely I would have procrastinated forever to start back. Last year my bench mark starting time was band launching. At that time I STILL delayed nearly two months before I actually set foot in the gym.
This season I am not playing AT ALL.My fitness goal last year was to look "absolutely ridiculous". As in..."That girl body is absolutely ridiculous" . I did not do too bad but I think I could have done better. I get away with murder because of my good genes since my great eating habits went out the window after Carnival. Then you see things like some of them girls who modelled for Caribbean Fashion Week.....then I have to watch BET awards tonight and see Robot Beyonce shaking her ass. Them setting the bar real high, cause HER body is ridiculous. A few ppl at the awards tried to get their sexy on as well. I must say Ciara's bod is weird.(thats the best word I could come up with) Cause she is very much in shape but her proportions look so square and hard that it was not very flattering. So now I want to be bootylicious like Beyonce. Partly because I think its great to have flesh on your bones and STILL have cut abs and two, I have accepted the fact that I will never again see 110lbs and am going to have to make the extra 15 pounds liming in my big bottom work for me.
So where am I at now? I try to get in at least 2 spin classes a week. I even go on a Saturday morning sometimes when i miss or feeling particularly motivated. Plus I have taken to running( i lie, walking) Lady Chancellor at least twice a week cause my b/f makes me and I have yet to rationalise $375/mth in gym membership. Yeah I love spin, but I hate running. Which is ironic cause I ran track till form six. I am a sprinter not a marathoner, anything past 100m and I bun! But you guys will be shocked to see how many people are on that hill every day rain or shine. Uusally there is a drop between Carnival and the band launch time. This year...people were chronic right thru. I would like to be really running that shit by the end of the year. Mercifully, the gyms are still empty awaiting the yearly migration of the gymbolassies. If you don't know what a gymbolassie is then you have not been reading this blog long enough and need to do a search on this blog. I have encountered them on several occasions. I know soon the Gym H.O. s are going to start migrating as well and pissing me off. With all this also comes expense othe rthan the gym fee cause my sneakers are beaten up and my gym clothes need a revamp. Then I was actually considering buying spinn clothes e.g the spin shoes and the spin pants and that is a piece of money as well.
Interestingly enough, a new national weight loss campaign has begun recently in the U.S called "The 50 million pound challenge". This is encouraging minorities to lose weight as a collective group for better health and to educate the youth on healthy lifestyles. The site also has a weight tracker and diet tools. This is all serious business , and I encourage all of you to start looking after your health and weight if you are not already doing so. Not for Carnival, just for life.If you procrastinating check your TLC listing's for "Inside Brookhaven Obesity Clinic". If THAT show does not scare you into action I don't know what else will. Of course you guys may now that the only diet I endorse is the South Beach Diet which is the only one that I have actually seen work and does not make you feel like you are starving yourself.
I really don't know why nobody bothered to point out that my Carnival Countdown Timer mysteriously disappeared at some point. So we have to get back on schedule... T-MINUS 222 days and counting!! Get your ass in the gym!
P.S So I look at the pics online of Beyonce's performance and although stilll hot, she is definitely a bit wide at the hips and not as porportioned as it looked on tv. With that in mind, I hope I can be cuter than her next year. Aside to see what we DON'T want check Liz Hurley out.