Smoosh be gone

I’ve decided to join a Smoosh Camp with Cindy to get rid of some unwanted smoosh.  Not the yarny smoosh but the fatty smoosh around my waist (aka muffin top) and other body parts.  So instead of knitting during lunch, I’ve been walking around our building.  I started walking last week when we had some warmer weather so it’s not exactly new for me.  It’s gotten cold here the past several days with strong winds but I’ve still walked.

I started knitting a lot more a few years ago to keep my hands busy in the evening when I’d want a snack.  That worked great as I didn’t snack.  I would keep my pattern on the coffee table in front of me and every time I completed a row, I basically did a crunch/sit up when I leaned forward to mark off the row.  Now all I want to do is sit and knit.  And my pattern is beside me so I don’t even have to move much to mark off a completed row.

My leather motorcycle pants are getting snug.  When I first got them in 2005, I could wear them over my jeans and pants when I went to work.  I can barely get them fastened now without the pants underneath.  I don’t have $200+  lying around to get another pair.

Weight is just a number (like age) and though I’m trying to get to a certain number, I know it’s really about how I feel in my skin and clothes.  My skin is getting tighter.  So are my clothes.

Do you do any exercises you when you knit?

3 thoughts on “Smoosh be gone

  1. I am SO THRILLED you are joining in!

    Everyone that is participating is doing their own version of Smoosh Camp which is perfect because we are not a one size fits all nation of women!


    and as much as I love to knit at lunch I am happy you are walking. The movement is a great refresher for mid day and keeps you going into the late afternoon!

    I never thought to add a few push ups or crunches at the end of a row…..GREAT IDEA!!!




  2. I’ve found that the more I do exercise, the larger my waist and stomach get bigger. My exercise lady said I should do more cardio like on the treadmill, walking, etc. I don’t agree with her but , , , I don’t walk any more – my back gives me too much trouble. I think with age, you just get bigger.


  3. I’ve seen yoga hand exercises for knitters. Does that count? LOL
    When I get a sore back (perhaps from too much sitting and knitting on the couch), walking and riding my bicycle relieve my sore back.


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