Jeers and Cheers

17 03 2008

Well, its Sunday which means I have been running around all day trying to get as much stuff done as possible before the work week. I got to the gym today and did about 20 minutes on the eliptical until Aunt Flow stopped by for a visit and punched me in the uterus. So I did some heavy duty stretching, then some upper body work and went home to watch a movie with the boy. Im only at about 6000 steps right now, so I will take the dog for a walk later and call it a night.

So I bought this little balance board thing at Marshalls, thinking it would be like the poor woman’s bosu:

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it was not.

So I pull it out of the box and see these little “massaging” nubs.

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 I figured they couldn’t massage me if I had shoes on, so I took them off. They just hurt. So I put them right back on. It seemed kind of flimsy so I stepped on it and there was barely any air in, but no pump to fill it up further. Its also no bigger than a record, so I couldn’t do any sort of squats with it because I couldn’t get my feet shoulder width apart.

Needless to say, I am taking it back tomorrow.

I was just looking at the NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) website and they have an interesting program they call “Media Watchdogs.” They write letters either praising or protesting the companies or different advertisers for their portrail of body image in the media. I think this would be a great idea of something to do with a young child, especially a girl. It would be empowering for her to tell those magazines or tv shows with stick thin girls that they are wrong for how they are showing beauty, not the child, and they should never appologize for how they look.

They also lobby to make sure that treatment for eating disorders is covered by insurance, because it is a disease.

If you want to donate or find out how you can be involved, visit the website. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=337

I will get the FAQs page up and running tomorrow. I know, but try and get some sleep.

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6 responses

17 03 2008
chandra

We have a few of those at my gym… my trainer usually has me stand on them (one under each foot) while I do certain arm exercises on the cable pully machine (I don’t know what that machine is really called). Supposed to help with core/balance I guess? I don’t know of anything else to do with them though…

17 03 2008
Marcy

Kelly,

What keeps you so motivated to exercise when your bf etc are not into it? I find my days are so filled with other errands, work, etc that exercising just adds on another layer.

17 03 2008
Heather

is this what you got http://carnegie-fitness.com/eng/product.php?id=263083076
they have those in my gym too and there is a poster on the wall with a bunch of pilates and yoga exercises to do with it. Never tried it though..

17 03 2008
Kiala

Ok, is it weird that we’re cycling together? I think it’s weird.

17 03 2008
Carrie

Love the site!!! I am a mother of 2 kids and the only time I can workout is after bedtime, usually around 7:30ish. I wanted to get back to my original weight before kids and have gone from a size 14 to a size 6. We own an eliptical trainer so I do that @ 3 nights a week for 45 minutes and about 30 minutes of strength training. I also do yoga and on the weekends, when the weather permits, run @ 3.2 miles. I was wondering if you could give me some examples of workouts that I can do at home. With the kids and work, I don’t have time to get to a gym. I do strength training with a resistance band and a pair of dumb bells. Would appreciate any tips. Thanks!!

18 03 2008
freepersonaltrainer

Heather- thats exactly what it is! I kind of hate it, but maybe because i dont really do pilates. Anyone want it? I’ll send it to you.

Kiala- i dont think its weird at all. i think its sweet. lets get stationary made.

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