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Posts Tagged ‘sweat’

Review Wednesday: Certain Dri

As embarrassing as it is to admit, I am an excessive underarm sweater/perspier. I have tried a variety of deodorants and anti-perspirants and nothing has worked that well. And I have ruined a lot of shirts. Recently a friend/co-worker told me about Certain Dri, an anti-perspirant, which claims to be clinical strength. I decided to […]


I earned my beer at the gym

Tonight my friend Monica and I decided to try a class fellow gym friends have been raving about. One of our friends has lost 6 pounds by taking the class, is so much more tone and her booty looks amazing! This is how the In-Shape City site describes Total Athletic Conditioning: A full body workout with […]


Sweating with the yogis

I realize my blogging has been minimal lately. I am either too lazy to blog or too busy. One extreme or the other. No fear–I will get back into my flow, soon, I hope. Because tomorrow is a holiday, today it was a half day at work. So I worked from home. Because of my […]


Socks, feet and toes

With an REI gift card I recently purchased a yoga mat bag, a special yoga/sweat towel and some new socks. After all of these years of exercising and spinning and I hadn’t given much thought to the socks I wore. I have fun little shorty socks. But they don’t give much cushion, support or protection. […]


Dry nose remedies

(Be warned: Some of the pics associated with the articles I link up not are not exactly appealing. I mean they aren’t grotesque, just remember it is noses.) It was either last Thursday or Friday while in Las Vegas that I noticed that my nose was really dry. I have never had a bloody nose […]


Burning thighs … er … sore hips

  My work schedule has been a little weird this week. I worked from home yesterday. And today we were allowed to leave work a little early after being treated to an amazing seafood lunch. (See lobster photo to the left.) Yesterday morning I took a yoga class from the yoga studio, Namaste Yoga Studio […]


Yoga produces sweat and tears

Tonight I attended Forrest Yoga. It was the last class being taught by Kristen. She is opening her own yoga studio and will be concentrating on opening that in the next two months or so. Forrest Yoga is an amazing and intense experience. Some of it I really enjoy. Some of it I could pass […]


Gettin’ sweaty for the holiday

For the holiday, Namaste had just one class today. The normal Monday 10 a.m. class was held today, which I can’t normally attend because of that work thing. It was Power Vinyasa. Wow, I thought the Forrest Yoga class on Friday was hot and sweaty. But class today was the sweatiest yoga class I have […]


Hip openers

Today in Vinyasa Yoga class with Ashley we did our regular heated flows. After about 45 minutes to an hour of the flows and sweat we usually concentrate on something, whether it is working a specific part of the body or working on an inversion. Today we worked on some intense hip openers with variations […]


Sweaty weekend

As I blogged yesterday, I worked out for my usual two hours at the gym: spin, abs and body conditioning. Last night one of my fellow spin friends hosted a party at her house. There was good food, good wine and good company. Eventually it turned into a dance party. Oh man, it was so […]