I'm a MAY-niac!

Only one month 'til my birthday and I'm feeling so much better physically than I have in years and years due in no small part to my wonderful trainer at the YMCA of Boston (Waltham branch) Parker and the folks at Vtrim who have guided me toward a future where I control my food intake and it doesn't control me!


I am REALLY enjoying working out and exercising at the Y!  I can hardly believe I am saying that but it is true and I can see the results, slowly but surely, on my body.  There is some definition in my arms, I have collar bones again, my balance is much better!  Parker mentioned to me last week that I have come a long way and my progress in our workouts is a steady arrow UP the graph! : ) All good!


May is going to be MAY-niac month for me as I try to fit in as much exercise and walking as I can before my birthday at the beginning of June! I'm sooo thrilled that Vtrim has offered me 12 more weeks of their classes which I start tomorrow night! : )  Next week is the last online Vtrim class of my original 12 weeks and I cannot believe how much I've learned in that short amount of time.  These 12 weeks of classes have truly changed my life... why else would I be going around the office and my house singing... "I'm a MAY-niac" from Flashdance! 


As an ode to the YMCA, Vtrim, and Parker, my great trainer, below is my version of Flashdance "Maniac"! You may want to click on the YouTube video  at the bottom of this post before you begin to read so you can sing along while reading the new lyrics! *grin*


She's a May-niac

Just a Beantown girl on a Saturday night
Looking for her own healthy life
In the workout world no one knows her at all
They all say she’s lazy

Heart rate monitors the quick beat of her heart
Changing fat limbs into lean
She has lunged into the fitness zone
When the walker becomes the walk…

It can change your whole darn life
When the fitness fuels your fire
With a ball between the wall and crunch number three

She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s working like she’s never worked before
She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s sweating like she’s never sweat before!

Oh, the wobble board tests her sanity
It’s the balance most never see
Her trainer’s plans are a mystery
“Plank and now hold it!”

You complete your reps for that moment in time
Goal will come, not pass you by
In this push-up world, there is always that chance
That your hunger is staved for the night

There’s her iPod with its beat
Crunching, stretching, life is sweet!
Never stopping, with her core tucked in and held…

She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s working like she’s never worked before
She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s sweating like she’s never sweat before!

It can change your whole darn life
When the fitness fuels your fire
With a ball between the wall and crunch number three

She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s working like she’s never worked before
She’s a MAY-niac, MAY-niac at the Y
And she’s sweating like she’s never sweat before!



PS: If this song gets stuck in your head, a tried and tested cure is 60 minutes on the treadmill with the incline UP! : )

4 comments:

Kat May 6, 2010 at 2:59 AM  

Awesome! I am so happy for you!

Lindsay May 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

Woohoo!!! How awesome good for you!

Miz May 7, 2010 at 6:06 AM  

AWESOME FOR YOU
and notsomuchforme.
the song? TOTALLY stuck in my head.
Im easy that way :)

Sheila May 8, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

Looking good, girl!