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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Skinny Girl Plans Escape From Fat Girl Prison

My friend, Allison, and I have been complaining about our bodies for as long as we've known each other. Recently, we started talking about joining a gym and taking control of this weight issue that has been plaguing us the last few years and in particular since we've both had children.

Last week, I got a flyer in my mailbox from Curves. This is what it said:

Calling All Women!
Participants needed.
Be a part of the Curves/Avon Fitness Study:
You will Receive:
A Start to Finish Fitness Evaluation
30 Days Free on
- the complete solution to managing
your weight -
Supervised Training from a Curves Trainer
30 days for $30*
Work out 3 times a week for 4 weeks
Curves / Avon
Call your local Curves club
to participate by June 20, 2008

* Participants will have full membership privileges during the study. Available only at participating locations. Participants will be asked to complete 12 workouts over a 30 day period with no fewer workouts per week.Registration required for 30 day free Curves Complete access. For details go to including voucher usage restrictions. Offer valid for US and Canadian residents only. Not valid in Quebec. Offer available for new Curves Complete members only. The diet fitness information on Curves Complete is designed for use by women. Offer valid through June 20, 2008. ©Curves International, Inc.


Well, we thought this is a good opportunity for us to get started and join the gym. We will feel a little more pressure to attend often enough that perhaps, maybe, just maybe, we'll be on our way to total fitness and a healthier life. Today, we went to our neighborhood Curves and had our pre-assessment. We have our first training workout on Tuesday.

I hope I won't get all wussy and back out. I hope I can see this through. They say it takes 30 days to develop a habit, and I hope this exercise thing will become a habit to me. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I want my out of proportion body to be in proportion. I want to wear clothes that fit, not clothes that are too small or too big because of my oddness. I want to breathe better, and lower my blood pressure enough that maybe I won't need to be medicated for it anymore. I want to reduce risk of another case of pre-eclampsia. I want to look in the mirror and maybe like that person a little bit.

Wish me Luck.


Joc(e) said...

Wow, that's great! Wish I'd read this sooner...I guess I technically still have a few hours to sign up but there are some other things I want to do as far as exercise goes, so I'll have to push myself harder on those instead. I'll be looking forward to your updates! Congrats! :-)

Shea said...

Good luck Ter! It's good that you're doing it with a friend.

Jo said...

OOoooooo how exciting! You will definitely need to chart your progress on your blog :) And I want to see before and after pics... and I mean full body, not just the partial face pics you love to tease us with :)

I am thrilled for you! You will love it :)


ps... sorry it took me so long to comment... Shelley was here just for the weekend, so I wasn't on the puter at all. Hugs!

Totallyscrappy said...

What a deal! I'm rooting for you...
Keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

Good luck. I noticed that when I started Spinning that it was easier to go with a friend.

Dana said...


I can't wait to read your next blog about this. Since it is the 26th now, I bet you've already blogged about it! Gotta go...

Sharon said...

Congratulations on making the decision to live a healthier lifestyle! I belonged to Curves for a few months when we were in Steinbach and really enjoyed it, but the only way I could go was to get up at 5am, drive in to Wpg to workout for 6am, and then off to work for got to be too much. I hope you're more succesful at sticking with it!

good luck!