Back from the dead

Wow. Talk about a disappearing act.

If anyone noticed my absence, apologies! I could say that I’ve been busy (which I have been, but then again I aways am), but the truth is I’ve been going through a bit of a content drought lately. I will write three-quarters of a post, leave it alone for a day, and then think it’s total crap when I revisit it. My thinking cap done broke.

Also, struggling to figure out what direction I want to take this blog has made me apathetic.

But enough of that. Here are some random tidbits that have been on my mind. I’m hoping this will help me get the ball rolling on blogging!

Zuzana Returns
I feel like a stupid fangirl admitting this, but I actually got a little excited that Zuzana Light has re-appeared on the Interwebs. I was a follower of Bodyrock for a while, but after she left the site really lost something. She was the face of Bodyrock, and without her it just felt…weird. Obviously the site has changed, and I understand that change is inevitable, but I’m not really interested in their workouts anymore. Especially since they started adding equipment, when one of the main selling points was that the site had workouts you could do at home with minimal equipment.

I dunno what it is about Zuzana (besides those abs and her Czech accent), but she has a huuuuge following. Homegirl deserves it, if you ask me, and I really look forward to the new content she’ll be putting up.

The Problem with Skinny Bashing
After being annoyed at all those memes on Facebook asking when This (a thin girl) became more attractive than This (Marilyn Monroe), I was really glad to see this article. Yes, larger women have gotten the shit end of the stick in our society, but I don’t think that makes it okay to insult small women. I think it’s hypocritical to want to be accepted for the size you are, but then jump at the opportunity to criticize someone who is the opposite of you. But up until now I’ve kept my mouth shut about it. As someone who is relatively small, I feel like the situation is comparable to a white person complaining about being discriminated against: I’m bemoaning something I’ve never really experienced the brunt of.

If it could be summarized in a meme, me complaining about thin bashing would be considered “Thin Girl Problems.” (Does that already exist?) In all honesty, I am glad that I’ve never been bullied or made to feel less than because of my body. Really, I am. I know it must suck tremendously to be a bigger person who’s been ridiculed their whole life because of their size. I don’t think it’s right, and I fully admit that I will never understand what it’s like to be shamed like that. But I don’t think pitting one body size against the other is the answer, and it does bother me when people do that. Even if you don’t agree with me, I think you should check out the article.

BOOT CAMP!
I had my biggest turn-out yet this past Sunday. It was awesome!! More people are expressing interest, too, so I think I’m going to start a Facebook page to keep everyone updated.

Emily was fueled by vodka. Hey, whatever works!

Damn blurriness!

There was also some post-workout sword fighting with the boys:

Can’t wait to see who shows up next week!

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4 Comments

  1. Tatiana

    Boot camp kicked my butt! More so than biking 15 miles! I have a request, I don’t know how often you plan to change up the routine, but can you add exercises that tone up love handles? Even at my thinnest weight (about 60 pounds lighter than I am right now) I had massive love handles. I need help!

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    1. Allie Q (Post author)

      I can definitely add in things that target that area. But really, all the exercises we’re doing (like squats and push-ups and planks) are really good for your core even though they aren’t spot specific like crunches and sit-ups (which honestly I think are pretty ineffective.) You may have heard before that you can’t spot reduce certain areas, and it’s true. While I can have you do things that will make your obliques (side abs) stronger, your best bet for getting rid of love handles is to reduce body fat. Just keep in mind that everyone has their “trouble spots”, i.e. the areas where they predominately store fat. Even as you lose weight, those parts are the hardest to reduce. While exercising is GREAT, your midsection is effected much more significantly by what you eat.

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  2. Ed

    Fake sword fights? Vodka? Beautiful skies? Digital knitted skulls? How do you sign up? And where is it at? Details!

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    1. Allie Q (Post author)

      Just show up! Next one will be this Sunday at 4pm in Cherry Grove park in Kendall, 9101 SW 97th Ave. I know you’re not Facebook, but here’s the page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fit-Geek/235643756515484

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