Aquagym!

I started to attend aquagym classes again this week. This time, it’s an 8-week semester, as the class ends on June 2nd (it’s kinda mindboggling – there is no classes held at the pool during the summer, after the school year ends, but the semester ends 3 weeks before the school year! the hell???).

Anyways, the Tuesday class is taught again by Suzie, who would be a good bootcamp trainer. Her class isn’t bad but she tends to forget that we don’t move in water as easily as we do outside of it. Nonetheless, it’s a complete workout in an hour – lots of cardio, muscle training and sit-ups. There’s only 4 of us registered to the class this time around.

On Thursday, the class is taught by Jade, who’s started last winter (didn’t follow her class though, so she’s new to me). She’s pretty thorough too but although her class is also quite the workout, she has more realistic expectations of what we can do in the water, offering just the right balance! Again, not many people are registered to this class.

Why so few people? Well, part of the issue is that the official neighborhood’s website doesn’t advertise the classes. There’s the fall brochure that’s printed out and distributed in the mail, but for the rest of the year, you can only rely on yourself by calling and finding out on your own if and when there are classes, and how much they cost ($85 for a twice-weekly 8-week semester; the rest of the year, it’s $125 for a twice-weekly, 12-week semester; in both cases, the class averages out at $5 per class).

I’ve survived the first week of classes, even though I can feel some soreness in my left thigh. However, resting over the next couple of days will be just perfect. I did have to buy a new bathing suit, though, as the pool water ate up the external part of my old bathing suit last fall; even though the inner layer was fine, I looked ridiculous in my flappy suit. So, I ran up to Addition-Elle and bought another Roots suit (this time it’s dark blue and grey, with some red). It normally rings up at $80, but there was a 10%-50% off scratch-and-save… and I got the 30% rebate! Thus, my suit cost $56 plus tax. I must also mention that it’s one size smaller than the other suit (the old one was a size 22, the new one a size 20). The new one fits well, although it’s a bit small at the boobs (but what a cleavage I get because of that, without any wardrobe malfunction).

I just love aquagym… I’m not one who’s particularly crazy about swimming (I swim ok, but my technique’s not great), but this is different with its game-in-water attitude. Combined with the walking I do from and to the pool (a nice 10-minute walk from my home), and geocaching with my man (lots of walking!), I’ll probably notice the health benefits from it all in no time. I don’t care about weight-loss; as far as I’m concerned, I adhere to the HAES philosophy. My body will adjust itself as it pleases, and that’s all.

Of course, we all have affinities for certain activities and sports. What is your activity/sport of choice?

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My FLOG for tonight

Maybe it’s because it’s 4pm and I’m hungry, but right now I’m craving two things: steak with potatoes and carrots, and cheese, more precisely Calumet cheese (a local, smoky goudat that I just love). If I buy some Calumet, I should enhance the whole thing with a pear and crackers — hmmm, maybe use that as a snack while watching the hockey playoffs tonight? 🙂

I’m not usually one to get particularly strong cravings (I’ll be in the mood for this or that, but nothing more). Yet, there are times like now where I know exactly what I want to eat.

The other night, my craving was for homemade mac and cheese – screw Kraft Dinner, it’s as fast (but yummier) to just make it from scratch. Some other time, I’ll crave fresh bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon spread (you haven’t lived till you’ve tried Montreal bagels from St. Viateur Bagels!).

What do you crave?

Cruella, how cruel you are…

Sometimes, going to a clothing boutique can be downright frustrating and somewhat depressing. A couple of weeks ago, my bf and I went to Cruella, a local goth designer boutique where one of Eric’s friends work. I’ve been to that store before and once again I was filled with a love-hate feeling for that place.

I love many of the designs being sold there, but I hate how there is absolutely no plus-size clothes. Even in the knee-high socks selection, I’m out of luck. So my options in that boutique is to either stick to accessories, shoes (at least those that fit my wide feet and wide calves) and men’s clothes, or not patronize that store. It’s even more frustrating due to the fact that it’s a local designer’s boutique, and not a chain of stores.

As if there was no such thing as a fat goth girl… >_<

Let’s start over, shall we?

I decided to move my fat-acceptance blog from blogger to wordpress because I like the interface a lot better. I can’t promise that I will post that often — inspiration for writing comes and goes, and not just in terms of FA.

Feel free to browse my previous posts in the above blog, but from now on this blog will be where it’s at, baby! 🙂