Monday, February 04, 2008


Just a quick update to let you guys know I'm still alive...

I've been spending some of my early morning hours sweating up a storm with Shaun T. and his Hiphop Abs. No, I am not gunning for a six-pack like his. I just thought it would be nice to find my abdominal muscles again beneath the layer of flab covering them up. I hope to get abs instead of just this one big ab that I have right now. Good thing is I seem to be losing some weight, hurrah!

The strange thing about working out is sometimes strange ideas interrupt my efforts to concentrate on my rhythm (which is next to nonexistent) and my huffing and puffing - not so much from working out as from trying to restrain myself from flipping Shaun T. the bird as he cheerfully urges me to "c'mon, give me four more!"

I wish the ideas interrupting my train-of-workout-thought were something worthwhile like, oh I don't know, maybe a solution to world hunger or a way to get a nice old git to send me a birthday present (on the 22nd, when I turn 37). But nooo. As I'm tilting, tucking and tightening and endeavoring to count steps (a huge undertaking for me since I suck at counting and all things having to do with numbers) and with sweat pouring down my cleavage (or what passes for one) and the crack of my ass, questions like "Is a cold Brazilian wax better than a hot Brazilian wax?" slither into my mind, like maggots squirming in and out of the orifices of a week-old corpse.

I'm hopeless, I know. Concentration isn't one of the handful of virtues I possess either.

I'm so looking forward to spending a few days soon with Nunu's Mum, who flew in from England a few days ago, on Boracay island in the southern part of the Philippines, where she and her husband will be opening a restaurant/bar. Oh, to feel the white sand between my toes again, the salty, balmy ocean breeze running through my hair, to bask in the shallows under the moonlight or to spend the evenings drinking myself silly in good conversation and laughter with old and new friends.

So that's some of what I've been up to recently. I hope everyone else is well and happy and kicking major butt.


Debo Blue said...

Boy, when you take a hiatus you really take one huh?

Glad to hear you're grunting, groaning and learning to count! Happy New Year:-)

Lizza said...

Thanks, Debo blue! This old dog can still learn new tricks. :-)

Mimi Lenox said...

So glad to see you and know you are safe and sound. Looking forward to more. The exercising sounds grueling. Take care. I admire that determination of yours!

FoxxFyrre said...

I do know that feeling of wanting to renovate and refurbish the bod. Especially now that my own single ab has conveniently tucked itself away somewhere between my first and second chin. Apparently, I would be quite a catch, if I were a Tom Turkey.
I'm still too busy investigating the significance between six-pack abs and six-pack of beer--there just has to be a connection.

Glad your back

Ian Thomas Healy said...

Hey Lizza - I'm happy to see you. I've missed reading your words. Yay for getting in shape. I've pretty well resigned myself to the fact that I'm going to be fat and ugly for the rest of my life. Glad to see you're making a change for the better though. Don't stay away for so long.


kyels said...

I'm glad you're back Liz! It's been quite a while.


Lizza said...

Mimi: Thanks, girlfriend. Hope everything is fine in NC. I'll get to that meme soon!

Frank: You always make me giggle. Incidentally, I went without beer for almost a month. I missed it so much. It was a tearful reunion.

Ian: You, fat and ugly? Puh-leeze. Great to be back, I've missed blogworld.

Kyels: Thanks! Hope you and Z come over again soon.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Your suppleness regime seems to be diminishing your subtleness when dropping hints about your birthday ......... tsk.
Anyway, I'm thinking along the lines, not of a Brazilian, but of a nice fat Cuban for you to enjoy at your leisure ........... am I going down the right lines? [not that you've got any lines of course].

Nice to see you young Lizza xxx

Lizza said...

DaddyP: Subtlety isn't one of my strong points either. A fat Cuban? I'm not much of a cigar aficionado. Let's make it Mexican - along the lines of Jose Cuervo.

Glamourpuss said...

Shaun T's abs scare me...

Glad you're tackling some issues of importance - personally, I think hot wax is better.


Lizza said...

Thanks, Puss. Will take it under advisement!

Bond said...

need someone to wipe the sweat from your cleavage and ass crack?


Welcome back

Photo Cache said...

great to see you back in circulation.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I got tired just thinking about your exercise. But welcome home. You've been missed!

Turnbaby said...

Hmmm--I should say something erudite heartfelt and appropriate about seeing you 'pop up' in my Reader---


yeah i think that sums it up ;-)

I've missed you sugar!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Have a great time at the beach (sob!) and don't forget those of us who are stuck in winter.

Travis said...

You said "sweat pouring down cleavage" and I kind of got lost a little bit. There was something about sucking and squirming, and I know I'm on the wrong track with this post now.

I guess I'm not very good at concentration either.

Welcome back!

nursemyra said...

hey lizza, glad to hear you're still around!

please send me your snail mail address so I can post you a special nursemyra birthday card xxx

Lizza said...

Bond: Help is always welcome. Hehe.

Photo: Thanks! Glad to be back.

Bud: It's tiring, but in a good way. Thanks!

Turnbaby: I can just imagine you squeeee-ing, and it makes me giggle. Missed you too, sweetums.

Citizen: I will! I'll send you some balmy beach thoughts.

Trav: Oh you and your dirty mind! I never said anything about sucking and squirming, but damn, that sounds...purrr. What was I saying?

Lizza said...

Nursemyra: Oh, cool. Thanks! Shot an email your way.

Christy said...

I prefer kickboxing, but after I had my son I lost a lot of weight doing Carm Electra's Strip Tease aerobics. I kid you not, I felt like an arse doing the moves, but it really did tone my flabbiness.

Matt-Man said...

Fanatstic to hear from you Lizza. If you need someone to critique your abs, I would be more than willing to do so. Cheers Pal!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,
Favor naman pagpunta nyo ni bff sa bora pakuha ng pix nya at nyo :>

Taga-Tagum po

Sidney said...

I understand... spending time in Boracay is much more fun than writing blog posts.
Enjoy your time.
But come back soon !

TED said...


How are you? I thought I'd say hello and wish you a great week to come. Hang in there with the Hiphop Abs. I'll be starting P90X soon so I'll be feeling your pain. Haha!

Ciao for now


Odat said...

Hey there! Good to see you again!
Glad you're doing well...Next time we see ya, will you be Wonder Woman?

Burton said...

Hey Lizza -- Glad to see you post again. I think January was just "too busy for posting" month around the world.

I'm playing catch-up myself.

Happy New Year!! Hope your workouts are going well. I need to find the gym again myself -- it's like Shangri-La to me these days. I know it's out there somewhere, but getting there... yeah.

Looking forward to your next post.

Sanni said...

BOO! I miss you ♥

Sanni said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthdaaaaay tooooo yoooou,
Happy Biiiiirthdaaaay, dear Lizza,
Happy Birthday to you!

Maligayang Bati!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Lizza,
Happy Birthday to you. :)

Gumby said...

happy birthday, a day late! or, probably 2 days late now, what with the time difference and all.

FoxxFyrre said...

You've been tagged