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Downward Dog anyone?

So after about a week and half of not being at the gym I went back today. I did yoga this morning. And my friend Alex joined me. It felt really good to stretch and move again. Tomorrow the plan is to do a cardio machine. I wanted to do the spin class, but I […]


Health & Wellness

Yesterday Onyx hosted a Health & Wellness Expo. I was a volunteer. I made a board giving info on WW and printed out information for people to read and take. I also greeted vendors in the lobby and had them escorted to the third floor. We had a really good variety of vendors come in, […]


10 Fitness Myths Unmasked

I get these e-mails from Beachbody.com. Usually I just delete them. But this one peeked my interest. “Can you turn fat into muscle? Is the morning the best time to exercise? Will you get cramps if you drink too much water when you exercise? Can those ab machines on TV get rid of your pot […]


Getting back on track with exercise

I have to pat myself on the back for getting up early to go to yoga before work this morning. For some reason I was wide awake about 30 mins. before I had to get up. 5:45 and I am awake. WTH!!?? So right about now I am ready for a nap. Good thing I […]


Specially Challenged Monkey

That is what I felt like during my kickboxing class last night. But I made it. I looked and felt stupid. But it was an amazing workout. The first 3 minutes we had to jump rope. I thought I was going to die. And I wondered how I would get through the whole freakin’ hour. […]


21 times

For the month of May I worked out 21 times! For someone who doesn’t like exercise that is pretty damn good, eh? I still don’t enjoy exercise–but it is part of my routine and I just do it. I work out at the gym here in my work building. It is free and easily accessible–hard […]


Must have music

So yesterday I get dressed for the gym. I go to my purse to grab my iPod. I can’t find it. I freak for a second and then remember where it is. It isn’t lost. But it isn’t with me either. I had no music while on the ellipitical yesterday. That 30 minutes felt a […]


26 frickin’ pounds! (2 bags of potatoes and then some)

Just came back from my WW weigh-in (WI) and I lost 1.8 pounds over the week for a total loss of 26 whole pounds! I am so close to my goal. Only 3.6 pounds to go. I have been doing really well with tracking my food, making good food choices and working out 4-6 times […]


Ahhh … my knee

I am already injured. I think I am too old for this exercise stuff. Anyway, my left knee was bothering me a bit while walking/running yesterday. (But the other day my foot was bothering me and I kept on trucking and it was fine later on.) After my workout last night my knee was hurtin’ […]


2.8

So my weight loss had been on a little hiatus recently. I would lose a little, gain a little, lose a little, etc. It was getting frustrating because I wasn’t going anywhere. I reevaluated and decided I needed to start tracking my food again. (And I recently was overindulging in the food dept. Gotta stop […]