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Alumni Soccer 2012

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Last Saturday was the Annual Alumni Soccer Game at my high school.  We come back every year to play the current varsity team.  This is something I look forward to every year.  I’ve missed a couple because of pregnancy and work one year, regrettably.

The turnout isn’t high usually.  Last year, I think there were 7 players?   This year, we ended the game with 10 players.   I actually went to the high school, looked through all the yearbooks since I graduated and wrote down everyone’s name.  Then I went on Facebook and individually searched names and sent messages.  I don’t think I can do much more than that to spread the word!

This time there were 2 other 2005 grads playing with me and we even had someone from 1997!  More power to her for coming out.

My fellow 2005 grad, Crystal and I warming up.
Yolanda and I were acting captains for the game.

Almost everyone who came was a defensive player and no one was a goalie.  I volunteered to be  goalie for half of each half.  I played goalie on occasion when I was a JV player.

I like this Matrix-esque photo.
I was a little bored at times.
And sometimes I caught the ball.
Hey, I sort of look athletic for the first time in my life.
This one is kind of hilarious. What is that girl doing with her legs?
I look like a giant next to her. I feel like I actually got pretty good at defending against her. Used my bean better than I did in high school. Haha.
My friend, Yolanda, how awesome does she look?

Yolanda and I were talking a couple nights again about how we both look better than in high school.  Maybe the best since we’ve known each other.  It’s pretty awesome to feel and look better now than in the days of our supposed “prime.”

“Dream Team” 2012

I wish we could play more than once a year.  I miss being part of team sports.  We ended up winning 4-0.  I had a blast with everyone.  Next year, I should be in even  better shape, so that will be SWEET!

News & More News

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When I am feeling in the dumps about my weight loss and fitness goal, such as this past week, I don’t feel like it’s my place to write about those things.  Kind of why I haven’t written much lately.  I have been in a crappy mood all week.  Halloween is coming, I’ve eaten too much candy and I haven’t felt like working out AT ALL.

Thankfully, I signed up for that Boot Camp, so I know that at least every Thursday for 3 more weeks, I have to get off my butt and WORK.  Although, I have decided that I’ll probably continue going after this class is over, because it’s pretty awesome.  And it helps to keep me honest when I’m feeling too busy or overwhelmed with everything.

This week, we did some partner exercises during class.  Here I am in the front left corner in the green shirt.

I sweat so BAD during class.  If you look pretty after a workout, you are doing it WRONG.

I would definitely recommend checking out Zug Elite Training if you want to get moving.  I think being in a group really helps if you are inexperienced with fitness training or have a hard time self-motivating (like I sometimes do).

Also, this might be a little over share, but maybe other people have had this problem and can help.  Last week after doing sit-ups in class, I noticed some sensitivity on my rear.  I now have a rash on my upper butt crack.  How. Awkward.  It’s like, when going up and down for sit-ups, the friction from my underwear does this, maybe?  My guess, I have cotton underwear and when you exercise, they suggest not wearing anything with high cotton content because of the friction.  So, I think I’ll be buying some new underwear for exercise purposes.  That’s that.

In other news, I have some pretty exciting news.  I’ve decided to start studying to be a certified personal trainer.  I want to know more about training, for myself and for others.  My goal is to take the test by this time next year.  I chose the NASM CPT program.  There are a ton of different programs, but I talked to a few people and did some online research and this is one of the most widely accepted certifications.  I started reading the textbook the other night.  Pretty excited to learn some new things and maybe eventually start helping other people.

Here’s something scary… I read that by 2030 in the United States, 50% of the country will be obese.  FIFTY percent!  1 in 2 people!   Outrageous.  I don’t want to be a part of that statistic and I don’t want half of the people I know to be a part of that either.

Oh and one more thing.  I have an exciting weekend planned.  Alumni Soccer Game Saturday night and a 1-mile mud run called the Dirty Dozen on Sunday that Scott is doing as well.  Yay for plans!