purple-headed step-child

I’ve set a goal for myself to making it to every class and complete every personal workout for the last 2 weeks of this weightloss competition.  This has turned out to be more challenging that I expected.

Saturday, Ethan sent out an e-mail to my team letting us know that we would be swimming on Monday.  Dutifully I woke up at 5 a.m., put on my new blue bathing suit under my workout wear and drove to the gym in the freezing cold.  I decided to walk on the treadmill before group to get my personal workout out of the way–low impact walking I can do with out the aid of a sports bra.  I then went out to the pool area and only found one other member of my team there.  After about 5 minutes of waiting, Ethan comes to tell us that we are the only two who got the message and so they are going to workout in the gym.  Did I mention that I was sans sufficient support?  I asked it it was okay for me to swim laps for an hour seeing as I was unprepared to do anything else and thus I spent my class time swimming laps in the pool.  Boring!

Today I get to the gym, again early to do my personal workout on the treadmill, and then sought out my team in order to find out what we’d be doing.  On Tuesdays and Fridays we join a class and try a new type of activity.  These have been the days in which I learned that I hate spinning, dislike body scuplting and enjoy pilates and water aerobics.  I guess Ethan hadn’t been told what class we were taking in advance.  So when he found out that we were supposed to be swimming he tried to call the team.  At 5:30 a.m.  I don’t take my cell phone to the gym and I left my house at 5:10 so I didn’t get the message and was without bathing suit.  I wasn’t the only one in this predicament.   On top of this, no one told the pool people that we were supposed to be there and so we couldn’t have had a class even if we had all been prepared.  I kind of feel like the purple team is the bastard child of the competition.  Ethan consistently isn’t told what is going on.  He is never given the weights and measurements sheet for weigh-in day (he is given it Friday afternoon but our group meets at 6 a.m.)  and even when we know what class we’re taking at least twice now no room has been reserved for us to take it in.  It kinda blows and I get the feeling that even our trainer is ready to give up on the whole thing.

So, game on.  They may not want me (& frankly some days I don’t want them either) but I’m going to finish this thing and then carry on into the sunset.  I can totally see myself at my goal weight by this time next year and I kinda can’t wait.



  1. mok Said:

    Purple — the color of royalty, black-eyes, prunes, bruises, Barney the dinosaur, Prilosec, and your read after spinning. I think we are finding a theme here. Hang in there, I salute your determination and your purple body! (or maybe I curtsey, seeing as the royalty thing is in there somewhere)

  2. mok Said:

    Of course I ruined the fabulous and hysterical line by misspelling rear. Oh, damn.

  3. Pi-man Dave Said:

    Don’t let it get you down, as we all know that the bastard child always has the last laugh at family reunions. Keep it up.

  4. Teresa Said:

    Sounds like you’ve had quite the week. I think the Tuesday/Friday workouts got messed up for all of the teams. It was supposed to be Bootcamp, but the trainer that regularly does bootcamp wasn’t told and she had clients scheduled all day, so I think most teams were just punting at the last second yesterday. I’m not sure if they’ll have bootcamp on Friday or if it will just be like last night again. It is frustrating when you feel like you’re not being kept in the loop. I hope you, your team, and your trainer can channel your “bastard child” feelings and kick some butt this week.

  5. Teresa Said:

    Oh, and by the way, how cool is it that you can totally see yourself at your goal weight a year from now?!?! That is awesome. You have a great start — just keep that picture of yourself in your mind and I know we’ll all be seeing you at your goal weight by this time next year!

  6. Bridge Said:


    Keep up the hard work!

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