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Posts Tagged ‘Mavericks’

Working out on my off day

Sundays are my off day from the gym or really from any sort of exercise. But today I went to the gym and worked out on the elliptical. This week is going to be crazy with lots of stuff happening at work, in the evenings personally and with Curt and I traveling to Missouri on […]


Good news and bad news

First the bad news: My kickboxing teacher, Keren, is leaving Mavericks. Noooooooo! We already had a sub for class last Thursday. So not sure when she is actually gone. Now the good news: But the sub, Aaron, was awesome. The class was different, but still really good. And believe it or not, but it was […]


A nice way to start the workweek, even if it is Monday

Went to yoga this morning. Man, that alarm went off way too soon it seemed. But I got myself up and off to yoga at the gym. The kinda new teacher who instructs the Monday and Wednesday morning classes is just OK. She isn’t horrible. But she isn’t great either. She does a great job […]


About a year now

So about a year ago I started working out (first in the gym at work). For a month I walked about 3-4 times a week. Then in April I started the walk/run thing. My goal was to be able to run for 30 mins straight–because it is easy cardio and you can do it anywhere. […]


Merry Christmas Eve!

My gym hosted one yoga class today. It was a wonderful class. Ajaia was the teacher. The class was pretty full. Ajaia even brought a poinsettia and a little candle to make our practice more holiday-like.


I’m a lightweight

So last night I had a glass and a half of wine and it knocked me out before 9:30 p.m.!!!!!! The night before I had about the same amount and had to fight to stay awake for that movie Premonition–which wasn’t as good as I had hoped. I have been getting up at 6 a.m. […]


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 […]