Friday, February 6, 2009

Just so you know

Now I will probably loose some of you here but it is in my head so I am going to go there.
When my son was little we watched a cartoon called Duck Tales. It was about Donald Duck and the three little guys who were his nephews . Do you remember their names?
One day Donald found a harp that was magic and it could tell if someone was telling the turth.
The first 30 seconds of this video will show you what I am talking about.

And for years after wards I would have loved to have been able to say,......You a re fibbing, fibbing,fibbing! some people I have known. Although had I done that it probably would have confirmed the ideas they already had about me. :)
And so without further to do so you will know that I am not fibbing, fibbing, fibbing about all this exercising I have been are those pictures I talked about yesterday.
I said that I was going to get some pictures of my work out area and friend....but Elayne preferred not to be photographed without her makeup. I decided to honor her wishes. I was going to get a picture of her from behind while she was lifting weights (she said I could)--- but just about that time the batteries went out.
She figured it was probably just God protecting her and sparing you. :)
So today you just get pictures of equipment and me.
Joy, Joy! :)

When I got there Elayne had to check something out upstairs and so I went on down to turn on the lights and this is what I saw. Just so you know she has not gotten to work out with me the last two days because she was babysitting her grand-kids...... and that has made her a tad antsy. So I gave her permission ;) to work us out really hard today.
Then when I walked in and saw this new device, I thought...Oh my goodness!
I figured it was some type of torture device in disguise.
And I would find out was! :)
Below is usually where I get started. If we are just doing a day of aerobics we will do 15 minutes on each of these machines. I start on the bike and Elayne starts on the elliptical.
And generally we talk until I no longer can. ;)
The machine on the far left is the one I am on in the last shot. I don't know the names of most of these....but I do know the pain they can inflict. LOL
Below is another portion of the room. See that blue blob leaning up against the can cause major pain to stomach muscles...and yes, that is a good thing.
On the wall (hanging up) to the far left, is a device that helps me do stomach crunches without killing my neck. The other torture devices found there--- I have not had the pleasure of being introduced to yet. Oh the anticipation!
The machine in the center is the one I use when we are both working out on benches. So picture me with my hands behind me on the bench while lowering my patoot to the floor..well almost to the floor and back up again. There are many other divine things that can be done on this bench which often cause me to say, Good gooo-ba-ly goo! or maybe..... jeesem petes!
And here is the picture of me, I promised you.
Does the picture look a little strange to you?
Yes? Hmmmm, I wonder what is wrong?

Well surely you did not expect me to put a picture here that you could clearly see.
Let's wait until the scale starts moving a tad.
And since I am seeing my body change...but not the scale...Elayne has asked me to start writing down all I eat. Yikes! I am in trouble now!
But really, that is fine because summer is fast approaching and I want the things that I wore this past summer to be to big for me when I pull them out.
But not to worry....there are other things stored that I will be able to wear... for awhile at least.
That is what happens when you loose a large amount of weight and gain it back. :(
But smaller things are coming!


Shirley said...

Hi Sharon,
Oh so cute about the fibbing. I would never think that you fib about anything. I oh so would love to have a place to work out like that....and to have a friend to help me with it....I just can't seem to do it on my own. You are blessed. I, too, lost a lot of weight and gained it all back plus more. Pray for me.

Love you, friend.

grey like snuffie said...

Good for you. I am loving going to our gym and lifting weights. I've also lost weight before and have kept all but 5 lbs off but I am still having trouble being disciplined to eat as I KNOW I should. "Take me home Jesus" :) Even though you haven't lost...I bet you're getting didn't mention that. You go girl!

Sandi said...

That is what I need a work out buddy.

Halfmoon Girl said...

clap, clap, clap- I am so proud of you. This is so good for your bones and muscles, and all that good stuff! I always feel better after exercising- though it is sometimes hard to start! What a nice home gym your friend has- what a blessing that you have connected with her and are able to do this! I bet you are a blessing to her as well.

luvmy4sons said...

You are so funny! What a blessing you have there! Writing down everything you eat they say is a great tool...makes you stop and think...ouch! You can do it girl! You go!

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, you go girl. I am so proud of you. By the way, I loved duck tales.

D said...

You're doing GREAT! I'm proud of you! And lifting those weights, you are going to be a lean, mean fighting machine! (sounded good) LOL Can Elayne come over to my place & make me work out???? Send her over! :) D

D said...

PS DS used to watch Duck Tales too!!!! He'll be 20 this year!! I'm getting old...D

MelanieJoy said...

You Go Girl!! Wow you were not kidding that is a serious gym!!
Looks like a place to create some sore muscles. You keep doing this thang!! Good for the body and soul.
Talk with you later.....

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's some serious exercise equipment. Your friend must be buffed. At least I think that's the term.

Mary said...


I knew that you were really working out and not fibbing. lol. The photo of you is great and I commend you for keeping it up. I probably would have given up by now. It's nice you have a partner to exercise with. I think that makes it more bearable.

Take care, my friend. I think chasing Dakota around the house is encouraging me to lose weight. I don't have time to eat and when I do, I've been making better choices. Something quick and healthy.

Enjoy your weekend.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, it looks painful, but perfect all at the same time. Wish I was able to be there with you. It always helps to have someone come "alongside" to encourage us in our journey toward health...both in the physical and in the spiritual.

Can't wait for the summer pictures. You can do this, Sharon. I need to do better.