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W.O.W.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      6 comments

As you may have figured out, I’ve been sampling all sorts of group classes at the Y. On Tuesday mornings there is a class called W.O.W. (women on weights). Today was the third time I’ve gone to WOW… and seriously, wow. Even though it ... Read more
Saturday Morning Sunrise Sampler
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      7 comments

I signed up for a class at the Y that meets at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings… luckily it is late autumn so the crack of dawn doesn’t happen until 7:00. Each week is a one hour “sample” of one of the many different classes available a... Read more
Exercise-triggered binge
Friday, October 29, 2010      10 comments

Went on a binge yesterday.... I got home from Zumba just STARVING.... I started with a healthy snack. Then I moved to pretty healthy leftovers from the night before's dinner. Then cinnamon toast.... then the next hour or two was a... Read more
Lots of little updates
Friday, October 22, 2010      11 comments

Howdy all! I am back from Lake Leaders. This was my last session of the Lake Leaders Institute... which makes me kind of sad. I have had a amazing time learning so very much. This time was all about grass roots/local and state wide pol... Read more
Hanging out with the older kids
Friday, October 15, 2010      9 comments

Now that I’ve joined the Y I am having loads of fun trying out the different group fitness classes. On Friday I went to Zumba which was great fun. This morning I decided to take a water aerobics class. Now, there was something on the li... Read more
Zumba Virgin
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      6 comments

I attended my first Zumba class last night! It is an on-going class so I was the only “first timer” there… I had soooo much fun. The music was fantastic: rumba, meringue, hip hop, some sort of Middle Eastern mash up – high, high energy... Read more
Oh Canada!
Monday, October 11, 2010      12 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! (that's for all my spark friends who are unbeknownst Canadians... I tried to wish each of you individually but one thing about Canadians, they pass very easily as Americans if they want to. So if it isn't mentioned on ... Read more
Bicycle Bliss
Saturday, October 09, 2010      9 comments

Amazing. It has been so cold in the morning that I've been layering up with silk long underwear and wool mittens to ride bike in the morning. But this morning it was 53 at 6 in the morning. The only problem is the sun wasn't up yet so I had ... Read more
My arm pits hurt so good today!
Friday, October 08, 2010      8 comments

Met with Mike, my personal trainer extraordinair, yesterday. We worked an hour with free weights plus 3 sets of 8 leg lifts on the Roman Chair. It was a great work out. Curls, rows, presses, planks, and bridges. Not the biggest fan of ... Read more
...yet another thing I love about Sparkpeople
Thursday, October 07, 2010      6 comments

Hello all! I have to thank you all for putting up with both my cold and my little rant about being surrounded by sadness. I love that I have this place that feels safe to talk about what is going on. I don't want ever abuse the opport... Read more
Surrounded by Sadness
Thursday, October 07, 2010      10 comments

I am not sure why but it seems I am an island in a sea of sadness. Man-of-my-dreams, middle-daughter, best friend, office mate.... it seems so many people are suffering with self-doubt, self-loathing, weepy.... and lately even irrational mea... Read more
The gap between healthy & sick
Friday, October 01, 2010      7 comments

I have had a nasty cold this week. Normally I am someone who can just tighten up on all the good habits (sleep, water, tea, juice, steam....) and just get over it. But not this time. I have the classic 7 day cold and am getting pretty impatie... Read more
He did it!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      7 comments

After several planned visits to the Y only to be postponed due to good weather (and hence a bike ride) Man-of-my-dreams went to the gym with me this morning! There WAS a bit of foot dragging but we got there a little before 8, "rode" the ellipt... Read more
Define: motivation
Thursday, September 23, 2010      7 comments

I accused my personal trainer of trying to kill me.... then I thought about it a bit and realized that in all actuality, he was merely trying to convince me that I was capable of pulling off the impossible! ... Read more
Awkwardness & managed co-dependence
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      9 comments

I went to the gym this morning… I just started with a new trainer on Thursday. Thursday, Sunday and now Tuesday – I’m going through his full body routine three times this week, and today was day number three, giving me Wednesday to recoup bef... Read more

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