26. July 2015 by swissfitchick
Instead of creating an air of mystery around this party as to what difficult times are going on, I turn to confessions and you will be fortunate enough to also get some of my hard built wisdom over the last 37 years of my life. I am such a wise ass. How does that sound? Better? Good.
I even think that’s marvelous. Hi Katie!
I am slightly, also known as incredibly lazy when it comes to cleaning. Not that I like a dirty place, now that is far from the truth – but cleaning is probably number one reason for a mini-crisis of mine. And the Prowler. The Prowler with a lot of weight put on makes me cry, I swear and I don’t think it’s funny. Even though everyone says it’s the ultimate backside-improvement, I don’t give a shit. I’d rather smash out 7 sets of Backsquats (I hate those too, when I come to think of it) than one round with the Prowler. I love to film our masters while they push it through heat though.
Wisdom: Don’t procrastinate. Yes, I actually did just say that. Whatever it is that you hate but you know it has to be done, get it done asap. As me, you will feel so accomplished. It’s probably almost a little beyond ridiculous how pleasantly surprised and in awe I walk through my apartment post-cleaning, soaking up the result of my hard work. I know, I only talk about cleaning. Believe me, the struggle is real.
I have a mean craving for booze more than I care to admit. I work at a gym where we hardly ever drink and I never drink alone, so I am not in danger. I also manage to not transfer myself into a booze coma anymore as I did in my Teen/Twenties anymore when at parties. I am so proud of my restraint. Having said that, a competition of the percentage of drunkness with my friends over in Cleveland and San Diego is probably not the best way to keep my mental clarity.
Wisdom: Mental clarity is overrated. Pass me the Gin. Or whatever there is, as long as it is fermented grapes or something. Life is too much fun to not indulge once in a while.
I fear that my laughter is out of this world. In general, I live shamelessly, but in public, on a quiet place…. my laugh is probably disturbing and irritating. But honestly? Trying to change it makes it worse. It sounds like I would choke on my drink. Oh, I was assuming I am having a drink, after discussing point 2.
Wisdom: Don’t give a fuck and laugh your ass off.
I must confess that I am one of the clumsiest girls who ever graced the planet. 2 days ago, I FELL OUT OF MY OFFICE – literally. Our office leads to the training floor by 3 steps of which I clearly missed one of them and classical face planted on the floor. While others were watching. My first concern was:’ Wha, oh, shiii, WAIT, damn my SHADES?!?’ The result was a mean blue spot on my knee and pain on my right rip. I moved like my grandma in the Gymnastics class later, but hey, the shades are ok.
Wisdom: You can try to change your clumsiness, but let me tell you out of my year long experience, it makes it even worse. When I try to be the perfect lady it actually ends up in a complete disaster. Stay relaxed, act like these events are totally planned and part of the show, stay cool, whip your hair back and forth like Beyoncé and put up with your destiny. People will love you cause you are entertaining. Oh, and pray. Might help. Might not.
In an obvious display of generosity, I am feeding myself more food than I actually need currently. There are more times than I care to admit when I catch myself thinking about having a snack while being anything else than hungry. I also retain water and have this puffy feeling, which I know comes from a lot of hard training, lack of sleep, stress and sugar. Or maybe just hormones that are having a crazy party in my body.
And it’s also called itchy feet. I got to get away at least for 2 days or so – we know by now that more than 2 months at the same place with no interruptions gets me nervous. It’s the time again when I work and train 95% of the time and my home functions as a tent cause I only see it for my nightsleep. Not ideal.
Wisdom: Stay aware of body signals. Our bodies are innocent and never guilty. What they crave, how they react are only consequences of our own behavior. If they send messages, try to understand them and act accordingly. So: decrease stress, eat and train moderate, sleep and take a mini trip to chill out.
For me, it’s also my swimtraining that helps. It’s not regular CrossFit craziness, it feels light and relaxing and I get my vitamin B in.
6. Confession: Now to end this feather-filled post, I tell you the unfortunate truth that I was a David Hasselhoff Fan. I went to his concert when I was 13 years old, wearing a sweater with sealions on it and glasses. I stood in the first row and yelled his name for solid 2 hours. I am still in shock that I owned a Knight Rider sweater too. Seriously, Mom, WHY?
I also went to a theme party about 10 years ago. We had to go as Sportsstars. We picked Aerobics and pretended to be Jane Fonda. Cigarettes and booze were part of the plan (and addiction). We ranked second.
Wisdom: Live shameless and wild. There are no regrets. Just smiles and/or lessons.
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