Friday, July 16, 2010

It's A Contest!

So, I can spill the beans. It's not news to most of you anyway. Well, the ones of you that left a comment at least. I'm terrible at keeping secrets -- mine, anyway. I mean, if you tell me something and tell me not to tell, I'll go to my grave with your secret. So, if you've ever told me something in confidence, rest assured I've never told a soul. Probably. Just kidding!

So, the big secret is that starting in August I'm going to be writing over at Bodies in Motivation!! I can see your mouths are all agape. Yes, yes, it's true. I'm about to begin a fitness regime, a boot camp style workout that meets twice a week. And what better way to make myself accountable to my new endeavor than to make myself accountable to a bunch of strangers (and a few friends, I hope) on the internet, right? Accountability goes a long way with me. As I told Linda, Bodies in Motivation's creator, I'm a people pleaser and if I tell you I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it, by God, or die trying.

So, here's where I need you guys. I've got to come up with a name for my blog. It needs to be fairly short and as AndreAnna noted (she has a blog over at Bodies, too) the title shouldn't be too limiting because the focus may change over time, as hers has. So, while I'm starting with a boot camp type excercise, I may move on to something else (that is pretty much the only reason I didn't go with my friend Tara's awesome suggestion of Boot Cramp). Oh, and I would also like the blog title to be funny and catchy, if possible. There are some good titles over at Bodies and I want to fit in.

So, here's a couple of things I've thought of so far, or have already been suggested.

Two Steps Forward (BORING! and my idea)

I Volunteered For This?

Do What Now? (this, for those of you that don't know, is what Southerners say (or maybe just my family?) when someone asks you to do something ridiculous, like say, run with a tire across a field) It must be said with a tone of incredulousness. I really like this one, but I'm afraid people wouldn't "get" the title.

TeeTiney BeHiney

So, I'd love to hear your suggestions. I'm offering a prize in exchange for the winning idea. If, for some reason I end up not choosing any of these, I'll do a random number generated pick from the comments and STILL give a prize. So it's a win-win!

Now keep in mind that I'll be gone for a week and will little-to-no internet access while I'm gone. So, it will be at least Saturday before I get a chance to look over the entries.

Annnnd go!


Madame Queen said...

Oh, I forgot to say what the prize was but that's mostly because I don't know right now, but I promise it will be something good.

el-e-e said...

Good for you!! That's exciting! I saw Linda's call for volunteers, and I thought about 'applying,' but since mine would have to be called, "Regular Mom Who Skips Workouts More Often Than Not," I decided against it.

I LOVE "Do What Now?" But that's because I'm from here and I get it.

Maybe, "Admittedly Crazy?" HEH. I will think on this.

Lauren said...

Madame Fit? That way it ties in to this blog :)

BUT! This may or may not be my final entry:)

Lylah at Write. Edit. Repeat. said...

So excited for you! Looking forward to reading you there, too!

How about...

Madame in Motion
Fighting for Fit
Pitching a Fit
High-Heeled Boot Camp
The Royal Treatment
Boot Camp Queen


Mir said...

Sweating Sweet Tea
Iron Magnolia (like steel magnolias... only you will pump iron!)
The Incredible Shrinking Southerner

(Are you sensing a theme...?) ;)

AndreAnna said...

Dangit, I love all of Mir's suggestions and now any I can't come up with are crap. LOL

I'll be back...

emunnell said...

Stretching Reason

Queen Mother said...

Butt Be Gone

I'm going to keep thinking...I've been too busy up to now...

Amy Munnell said...

Booty Call
And I Paid Money for This?
A-Wiggley and A-Jiggley

I like Pitching a Fit and Butt Be Gone, tho BBG sounds like an infommercial product. :-)

Katie said...

Gah! Blogger just ate my comment.

Shaking It Up - good for fitness stuff now and also life changes if you want to take it in a different direction once you're teeny-tiny. :)

Just in Case said...

Trying to brainstorm on the other southern sayings theme.........

Fixin To

Do go on

When I think of talking a new project, I always think

I'm too old for this........

emunnell said...

Sweating the Details

Queen Mother said...

Gee...emunnell stole my "thunder." While I was walking my 2 miles this am, I thought of "Sweatin' with the Queen."

emunnell said...

Royal Pain

Fit to Print

Booting Up the Computer

Active Voice

Working It Out

If the Boot Fits...

Dawn said...

I can't wait to read your updates on the Bodies blog.