My Fitness Plan is Over

Well, another week, another messed up fitness plan. I hate all the things that I do that delay things I want to do. Procarastination, forgetfullness, too many ideas. I didn’t even go to the YWCA this week.  And I am so disappointed in myself. I did want to go into the pool, especially with the weather getting warmer. Had too much on my mind. Lost some money. I WAS ROBBED, PEOPLE. I know I wasn’t the only one. This Hearbleed thing. Whatever they want to call it. I am sick of these ******** hackers, or whoever they are. 

Tired of creating new passwords, tired of wondering if my stuff is safe. I can;t afford to get another computer. I would like to. I do need another one. I can barely afford upgrading to Windows 8. WT*? I already have to scrap up money for basic household stuff and gas. That’s because I don’t work. I don’t spend all my money on any kind of stuff. I know I have to be careful and make a budget and all that stuff. My issue is that I only have one source of income and when that comes in, that is all I have for the month. I don’t get anything else from  anybody else. 

So with my other blog(I had to start over – I don’t know what happened but it’s gone) I want to put down my ideas on business I would like to start. I had already discussed the music idea and I want to sell some really old albums. Plan to create an etsy site for these albums. So until next time, “HeyMsDj” is almost ready.

Fight the Power

Actually, I did fight someone in authority. Years ago, I worked in a hospital in the food service department. I was employed there before my supervisor arrived. I had heard about him, many stories about his ego. 

My problem came up with the schedule for an upcoming week. I had already asked him to have days off. But I don’t remember exact details. Later, I went to check the schedule and it wasn’t what I had hope for. I went to him and wanted to talk to him about it. I ended up getting upset and was very loud.

The turnout was in my favor. I believe it happened that way because he had many complaints about the way he scheduled people. I knew that and I was happy he changed my schedule for me. I was happy about that but he still wasn’t my favorite person after that. Anyway, that department had many wild and crazy activities besides freaked out supervisors and other weird happenings. It was called Dietary department – I called it Dramatery. Yea, that’s right! Fighting, firings….. what else? Oh well! Try it yourself.

The pool, part 2

Week two is done and over with at the YWCA and I am happy it’s over. I enjoyed going in the pool. I wore a scarf this time and I still had fun. But for some reason, I don’t feel as sore this week as I did the first week. Happy about that. After the pool I went up to the weight room again. And now I’m thinking – do I keep doing the swimming and the weight room. Because I am sore. Are both of these necessary? 

All I know is that I am waiting to finish this coaching program. I like the pool, don’t care for the machines. Anyway, waiting for next week. And until next time, trying to lose the weight, just like most other folks.

Live Below the Line

I want to update some people(especially the ones that I challenged) on the live below the line project. I informed people that this project begins in early April. I am  sorry, I was wrong. This project begins close to the end of April. I am getting ready to make my choices of my foods and beverages for the week. 

Oh wait! I didn’t really talk about this, did I ? Wow, ok. This challenge is to help the hunger and I joined this challenge last week. And I admit I am kinda nervous because I really do like to eat. But to know that there are people who really don’t get enough to eat, it’s too sad for me. And I don’t want to believe it but it is true. Anyway, the challenge is this – for one week, eat on $1.50 a day. Yep, you see it right. That’s $1.50. Could you do that? I hope I can. And I am getting my head and my stomach ready. 

If you are interested learning more about this food challenge(and I hope you are), go to this site: wwwlivebelowtheline.com, read all about it and sign up. Be strong. Do it. Create a team. I am thinking of folks to start a team with. And I know this will be so interesting. And oh, I also believe you will help raise money for a great cause. The Hunger Project(?). Let’s do this! Until next time.

Try, try again

This is kind of an update on my fitness plan. I began last week at the YWCA. And I signed up for a four-week coaching program. Well it was kind of rough, in a way. First, I kept getting confused between the lower-body machines I was assigned to. They look almost the same and you kind of move your legs the same. 

Anyway I think I have them straight, so this is week two of the program and I believe I will try something different. I have been wanting to get into the pool. I was waiting until I got a swim cap but I don’t want to weight now. And I think I will start off slow and probably keep my head above the water while I do the exercises. Then I believe later I will start back to swimming. That could be better for me anyway.

My feet hurt and they feel like the bones on the inside could protrude out. It might sound weird but that’s how they feel. That’s one reason why I want to get in the pool. The other reason is that I am not really into walking, which is what I have been doing. And doing that, walking, I don’t even get to 30 minutes. I still can’t get into that. Anyway, I meant to do something today since I don’t think I lost an ounce last week. And week two begins tomorrow so I will try harder. Until next time, I plan to have fun in the pool and push thru on those weight machines.

Wonder Woman

I luv Wonder Woman! I really do. I luv her. I used to luv to watch the t.v.series because she had a body and I like when she would spin into her costume and begin her battle with the bad guys. She was just beautiful and she just kickin’ butt! I like that, for her to look the way she did and take care of business.

I luv Wonder Woman and I luv Ms. Linda Carter in that character.  I read sometime last year that there was a big-screen movie in the works. I am still waiting for it. I haven’t heard anything else about it but i did hear that Anne Hathaway would be starring as Wonder Woman. Well, I like Anne Hathaway more than some people, but I don’t want her in that role. I think Anne Hathaway doesn’t have the attitude or confidence to play that role. 

I hope the movie does come out but I would like to see a Black chick in the movie. Yea, I think that would add a whole LOT of flavor! Now I know some of you would like to remind m!  of the movie Catwoman –  starring Halle Barry. Yea, I saw it. That’s a whole different movie and I am talking about Wonder Woman right now. Anyway, I have a couple of ideas for who could be perfect for the role. BAM! Vivica A. Fox. That’s right, I said it. Vivaca A. Fox. You know she got attitude coming out her eyeballs, with a grin to match. She is funny though. This lady’s got brains and sass. Yea, let’s get her in the role. Come on V. How ’bout it? If not her, how about Kerry Washington? They got body. What about somebody new? I wouldn’t mind. Until next time, who would you prefer to play the role in Wonder Woman? Let me know.

Everybody into the Pool

Well, I did it. My first day of a four-week program at the YWCA. I was nervous about going on the lower body weight machines but I got through it. I walked first, this time doing six laps. But when I got on the machines, I got confused and forgot how to do some things. I believe I have become a “problem child” already. I joked with one of the fitness coaches. Plan to be back on Wednesday and do the same but I need to be sure to do my cardio tomorrow because I don’t want to go out if we have a wintery mix. May even try to get in the pool by the end of the week if the weather is nice. Really want to swim, but I am having problems with my left knee and the bottom of my feet. Weird, I know but I want to get off my feet anyway. I WILL lose this weight. Just need to keep going. Until next time, going to look for a swim cap.

Ready to lose

Time to go to the Y. Time to go to the Y. I think I’m ready. And I will let you folks know how it went. I’ll need to concentrate on the weight machines. Kinda nervous though, hope I can get through all the sets. Until next time, expecting to be down two or three pounds after doing my cardio and weights. See ya!

The YWCA

Hey now! Today is Friday March 21 and I finally made it to the Y. Yea, I know I’m slow but I have to admit I am a big procrastinator. I just can’t help it. But I got a membership TWO WEEKS ago. And I kept going back and forth on weather to begin with walking or getting in the pool. I know it’s still cool but I really like being in the water. It was close but I need to get a swim cap so I walked this time. Anyway, I just became another natural sista and I ain’t ready to damage my hair already after getting it moisturized with some Jane Carter and others.

So I walked, thinking I maybe could do three laps because I haven’t done a workout in weeks. And my feet hurt because I have a bone in my left foot(since I have been diagnosed with f.p) keeps bothering me. I think I did good, doing five laps. Even though on the fourth lap I stated slowing down, but I finished. Forget to pat myself on the back. 

Anyway, after my walk, I went into the room with the machines, I guess just the weight room. I spoke with a fitness coach and decided to sign up for the fitness training. Starting next week, Well, she did an assessment, I think my boobs are bigger(kinda) than I thought. Then she took me to the machines and explained them to me and demonstrated how she wanted me to use them. Oh boy. Didn’t expect that. But she knows the machines and she had a plan. Thank you. And I assumed folks went in and did what they wanted to do. I see that is not how it works. 

So I plan to go in there early, hopefully by 10 a.m. Walk first probably then get on the machines. I mentioned to her how much I wanted to lose and what I wanted to do. Lose some of my thighs and my belly. So she’s got me doing three upper-body moves and three lower-body moves. Send my some positive support, I need it. Thanks. This program is free and is for four weeks.

It simple and I know I can do this. I’m just not used to doing a set workout, having a schedule. So she will check my paperwork and test me soon. I need to write down foods that I eat and other things like other activities. That is not difficult, not even for me. And I just realized that I don’t stick with many things. But I need to stick with working at getting healthy. My belly is too big and I need to get trim

I have read that that two to three pounds is the correct amount of weight to lose so i won’t freak out when I don’t lose a bunch of weight in the beginning. Again, I am asking for support and maybe some ideas, even though I have read so much about various things. But this weekend I’m getting ready for Monday and I think I will leave the house at maybe, hopefully between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  There are so many people who do this, probably everyday. I know for myself, it won’t be easy but i read a lot of stories and I really admire those folks. 

I hope soon I will become one of these people and I will definately be proud of my self. I would like to lose at least 20 or 25 pounds. I have too many health issues to keep ignoring getting healthy and I have an anniversary coming up in April. It’s my third annual clinical visit for my kidney transplant. I am excited but kind of anxious. I don’t mean to take this for granted because I received young organs so I can go a long time if I do right. So, once again, I need support! And until next time, I want to be at least five pounds lighter:)

Mandisa and Simon Cowell

After she left the room, he asked “Do we have a bigger stage?” Simon Cowell, at the beginning of the season of American Idol with the contestant Mandisa. Mandisa is the dark-skinned beauty whom the evil Simon was referring to. I was watching an episode of Katie and Mandisa was a guest. I thought the show was a repeat. I did not catch the show when Simon said that negative statement, but Mandisa told Katie that she was with family and friends when she watched that show. She also told Katie that a week later she saw Simon Cowell and he apologized for the comment.

l missed a lot of her story when she competed on American Idol but I remember hearing about her and her size. Well, I am glad that she didn’t let that get her down and on Katie’s show, she mentioned that she had lost, I think 100 pounds. Way to go gurl! She looks good to me and I am proud of her. And happy that she has the confidence to not let negative things get her down. For that, Mandisa,  I name you curvygurl of the week! Stay curvy! And until next time, luv your body!