Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Na Wahine Super Sprint Triathalon...Here I Come, Ready Or Not...



2008 Na Wahine Triathlon






Okay, so you know how I've been trying to find something to get me motivated to Exercise? Well, I have been. And, "NO", the fact that it'll be good for me for the Present and "insurance" for my Healthy Future is NOT, I repeat, NOT enough incentive to get me to Exercise and Eat right. Well, I'm eating fine and dandy...no fast food, no super fatty food, etc. etc. But, it was the exercising part that always was my achilles heal.

This week at a check-up, my doctor asked if I was 1) Exercising, and 2) Eating Right (aka Dieting to lose weight). I told him "No, and NO" to both questions. He asked me "why?" I said "Because I'm Lazy." He shut up. As he was leaving, he said "okay, just start exercising and dieting". I said "ummmmm...." a noncommittal "I don't think so". He said "you're 5'1", you should weigh 105 pounds." I was like "what?! You must be joking. The last time I saw 105 was when I was in high school. The lowest weight I was ever when I was in my fittest shape was at 125 or a bit less when I was doing the Tinman Triathalon." Being the magnaminous doctor that he is, he said "I'll take 125." yeah, you sure would buddy, I thought. Or did I say it out loud?

And, then that very night, my GF called and told me she was training to do the 2010 Na Wahine Super Sprint Triathlon held on September 12th. I said "what?" I did the Na Wahine Triathlon several several years ago...in the days when I was training and doing Tinman Triathlons. I did the Na Wahine for "fun" because I was already in shape from completing the Tinman. Hmmmm....



Wow, is this a "Sign" or what?


I'm into "signs". Okay, this seemed like a "sign", right?

So, I told my GF, I'll train with you and do the mini mini triathlon...250 meter swim/6 mile bike/1.5 mile run. In 2 1/2 months, I think I can get my Jabba the Hut body out of my front door and back 1) swimming in the ocean, 2) biking down the streets, and 3) God forbid...running on the streets again.


That's me, el "Jabba the Hut"...without my trusty remote control
...uh, I think I'm sitting on it,
reclining in my lounge chair
which you can't see
and watching my Netflix.

I told her I had to really get myself "hyped up" about it in my head. Like I had to seriously get the rest of my mind and body to agree with my mouth that WE...and I do mean the collective "WE"...my body, mind, and mouth... that We could and would do it. I mean, how hard can it be right? Like going from Zero mph to WARP Speed. Okay, I'm going to need to do a LOT of mental mind games with myself.


That's Right, Warp Speed Sulu!



So, today was Day 2 of "Training" which so far has consisted of seeing if I could still...Walk. That's right, you heard me. Walk. One foot in front of the other...walk walk. Then, maybe I can start seeing if I still remember how to "Run". A faster version of the "Walk". And, maybe next week, see if I can find my way to the community pool when all the kids are NOT there and see if I can bypass the "Whale" alert. You know, the "OMG, is that a Beluga Whale afloat in our Community Pool?" alert alarm.

Hi, I'm your friendly Neighborhood Beluga Whale.

So, I decided maybe I can get more hyped up about it and totally dedicate myself to doing this if I posted this in my blog, making it public, and making a work out schedule to get me into shape. I've now posted this in my blog. Okay, next step is to create my work-out schedule. And, maybe get some new shoes. Oh, and new snazzy work out outfit...or maybe I'll wait til I lose some poundage.

BTW, this does NOT mean that I want friends and family to "nag" me about doing this. I gotta do it on my own, without nagging... just some positive encouragement or interest only PLEEZEEE.

Where the hell is my remote control? Lift that left cheek...there it is.

Anyway, here's to 2 1/2 months and counting down.

P.S. If you want to join us, here's the sign up sheet....Click HERE.

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4 comments:

Jean said...

Go Stacy GO!!

And 105 lbs is just crazy. My doc told me I should be 107. Ackkk!

Colleen said...

You know my sad story. Half way through life and I'm already in this state. If I don't do something about it now, the second half is going to be no picnic.

My torture doctor said 1hr of some kind of exercise a day, consistently everyday. I chose to put more walking to my day. Stairs instead of elevator, walk instead of bus, long way instead of short cut, hill instead of flat.

I want to learn Tai Chi to make my body stronger. It has the illusion of being low effort. For me to do anything I don't want to, it's got to take the least amount of effort and have a large impact.

Good luck.

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Colleen, I know exactly how you feel about exercise. I'm getting your brother to tag along with me. So far, he's refused to be my training partner...but we'll see. He's kinda reminding me of like Paddington the Bear...cute tummy and all.

kimbuktu said...

I really enjoyed your post Stacy. You can do it! (And I would join in if I weren't so far away.)

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