Monday, July 5, 2010

let's get physical, physical

in 1984, this is what "fit" looked like:

jane fonda
(love the over-the-heel AND knee leg warmers)

and this is how "fit" looks today:

Super Perky Fit Girl

and here's about where i'm at on the fitness scale (third from the right, the blonde girl):

what? post a picture of myself? so not happening.

i'm a size 10 (down from a 14 about six months ago) and weigh in at about 150 at 5'5", i'm just slightly overweight.  i don't need to look like Super Perky Fit Girl up there, but it'd be flippin' awesome if i could squeeze back into my size 4/6 wardrobe. 

but i can't.

so i'm friggin' irritated. 

especially when i go to the gym and get stuck behind Super Perky Fit Girl like i did this morning.  not only does she have a better body than i do, but she's also able to do all of the high impact, high intensity versions of every cardio move we do.  

sometimes i can get past the fact that the Super Perky Fit Girl in the class looks better than me, so long as i can school her during the workout - cause that happens sometimes, right?  you get to class, see her standing there in her tiny little sports bra that would barely cover your nipples, you roll your eyes to the other fat chicks in class as a sign of solidarity, and then class starts and Super Perky Fit Girl can barely keep up and ends up leaving after an hour.

i've seen it happen.  and it's fabulous.

but when she looks better and is in better shape, i just wanna get her in a headlock and give her a really good noogie.  i mean, where does she get off?  she probably carries a bag of carrot sticks to nosh on everywhere she goes. (Super Perky Fit Girls don't snack, they nosh. now you know).

so irritating.

anyway, having once been a thin girl and now being a not-so-thin girl, i'm trying really hard to get back to that thin place again.  it's so much nicer there-the clothes are prettier, the hair is prettier, and people even treat you better...just the other day, the guy at dunkin' donuts gave me 8 munchinks when i only ordered 4.

that totally wouldn't have happened when i was a size 14.

p.s. go read my title again.  enjoy the earworm :)

1 comment:

Kerree said...

I know where you're coming from. I was always super skinny, even very thin after having 4 children. But I stacked it on in the last few years and I'm now classified as overweight. I keep bumping my hips into things because inside I'm still thin. Now I have to try to get it all off which is not as easy as getting it on!