Friday, January 6, 2012

A Fat Face and Hand Weights

It is unbelievable gorgeous out today. The sun is shining and it feels like Spring in January. Can ever winter be like this, PLEASE! How has your week been? Honestly, it was a little bit harder for me to get back in the swing of things this week.   

 Have you ever said or thought something about another person and then pretty much had to eat your own words? Oh man! I hate when that happens. I have been doing Zumba for awhile now and still love it. In fact, I tend to think it's an addiction but I will take this addiction any day of the week. It keeps me healthy, sane, feeling younger than I am and happy. As I have been going to classes I have seen many women come and go. With each one that leaves a new one shows up. Every once in awhile I would see women come in wearing weights. Many things would go through my mind. Such as, Do you realize what you look like when you wear those? Zumba is not that serious that you need to bring your hand weights to class.  

Then on Wednesday everything changed. I went into work feeling pretty good. I thought I looked, you know, normal. I didn't think I had gained any holiday weight but even if I had I was okay with that. 
As I walk into the double doors at work a co-worker of mine looks at me and says, "Wow, your face looks swollen." Um, OK. Can you please tell me how on earth do you respond to that statement. Thank you? As I walk back to my office I am thinking many things. The first thing I do is go look in the mirror at my fat face. I start feeling my cheeks and my forehead. I mean, I don't know, maybe I do look "swollen" aka like a fat a#$.   

Thankfully, I had zumba that night so it might help some of my 'swolleness' to go away. As I am dancing, I look over to see a few of the *hand weight* girls. I'm not gonna lie they're pretty ripped and great dancers and this thought goes through my mind... maybe I need to become a hand weight girl. So, after class I start talking to 'them' about these hand weights. I confessed to them about how I kinda laughed at people who wore them. They were gracious and continued to tell me how awesome it was. Plus, I found out just how many more calories you burn per class by adding them. Immediately, I thought goodbye fat face! So, of course, I left class went to Target and bought my hand weights. 

This morning was the first time I wore my new purple and black accessory to class. I thought I might die but in a good way. I don't mind hurting and pushing myself as long as I know its worth it. So, if you keep reading this blog {which of course you will} and you start to see pictures of me flexing in every one it's not only because I am getting so buff {thanks to my hand weights} but also so you wont have to look at my fat swollen face!

Happy Friday Friends!


  1. Aw beauty your face is every kind of lovely! Seriously I always wonder what on this earth people are thinking when they make comments like that I also the hate the "you look tired" comment...uh basically you are telling me I look like I've been run over by a truck and that can't be a good thing. Maybe a proper response would be "oh thank you so much, so do you" :) For what it's worth, I think you are totally gorge!

  2. Oh Maria... This made me laugh. But I have to say I doubt anything on you looks swollen. :) Grace asked me the other day if I had *another* baby in my belly. When I told her no, she looked puzzled. Yeah... I think I might need more than hand weights. Oy...

  3. clearly the person who said your face looks swollen either a)hates you or b)had just snorted a large amount of hallucinogens!

  4. Awe I am in love with Zumba too!!
    - wHiT

  5. Haha... I'm always eating my words. I've pretty much learned not to say "never" to anything. :)

    But seriously that girl was plain rude!! She needs to keep her weird thoughts to herself! :)


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