30 Days :: 07

Dear skinny blond Barbie doll in kickboxing class,

Yes we all see you and your perfect body. With your perfect hair, perfect nails and perfect gym outfit. Yes sweetie I know your kicks are higher and yes I know you sweat less then me and yes I see my face is much redder then yours. But believe it or not even though you and your friend are behind me I can see you smirk and giggle at me in the FULL LENGTH MIRROR in front of us. At least I can follow the routine in time with the instructor and you couldn’t.

Least of all I didn’t need the “encouraging” “wow you did great” at the end of class from you. As if you were surprised I didn’t just fall over dead at some point. I have you know the one hour of kickboxing was only one hour in my 2.5 hours I worked out today. (weight training, treadmill and a Pilate’s class). Yes I realizes gyms are for healthy fit people, I am trying desperately with everything I have to become the women I feel like inside. The good news is I will one day become just who I am meant to be and you my “friend” will still be a bitch.

Sincerely, the fat girl from kickboxing

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mama King
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 14:16:39

    Love it! Kick boxing kicked my rear and I never returned. I think I may still be sore and it has been 6 months now…

    Re: the craft exchange. I just hosted one a few weeks ago. Since it was the same crew as last time I didn’t have to explain it. I think the best way to go about it is to explain it via email. Offer links to sites that have easy craft ideas. (kids craft weekly is a good one)

    Explain concept: The purpose of the Craft exchange is to provide moms with an arsenal of prepared craft activities to do with your child on a snowy, rainy or sick day. It is the emergency craft stash! It makes it easy because by having each person prepare X number of the same activity you get to go home with X number of craft activities. Each kit should provide all the materials except for basics like glue, tape, scissors…

    Get a head count then instruct each person to bring X number of prepared kits. Kits can be packaged in Ziplock bags, paper bags… If it is complicated include some simple directions. Some chose to provide educational projects where as others provided more open ended projects. It is really up to the person. I told my friends not to sweat it! The point is simple and fun. So if you just provide a bunch of cool collage materials in ziplock bags – kids will love that and so will the mom. She won’t have to think about it.

    This year I demoed an easy craft during the get together. I showed them how to make freezer paper stencils. This year we also made it an evening affair so we could eat, drink wine and chat in peace! It also gave us a chance to explain our craft kits.

    Hope this helped! Good luck and let me know how it goes. 🙂


  2. mommywindow
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 17:14:22

    Thanks a bunch!


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