RHEYNKLAW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RHEYNKLAW RHEYNKLAW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Why didn't anyone tell me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458998 ...That dressing up for work was so much fun? I would have tried it sooner! <BR> <BR> While we were on our vacation, I received a mysterious email from the Administrative Director of the massage school where I teach and supervise in the student clinic. He said they were creating a new full-time position that he thought I would "both excel at and enjoy." He did NOT say what it was, however, so I had to wait for a meeting the week we got back, to find out that the job was Student Liaison, a... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:46:56 EST No Lulu for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458821 <link>whatshouldwecallme.tumblr.com/post/5<BR>8200693143/when-i-wear-non-lululemon-a<BR>t-the-gym </link> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:45:53 EST Dress shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411590 I have almost exclusively athletic-type dresses (the kind Title Nine and Athleta carry) because I think regular pretty things look majorly mis-matched with my body. But I need something genuinely nice to wear to dinner on the cruise, so I left my self-judgment and ego at home and went to Marshalls. <BR> <BR> It was actually not horrible. I came home with two green and two black dresses. This wasn't intentional, and I did try some in other colors. There was one coral Cynthia Rowley dress,... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 14:13:52 EST Gratuitous mani blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288841 Well, here's my over-the-top St. Patrick's Day/can't-wait-for-spring mani. Please excuse the ragged cuticles and abundant calluses. My hands take a beating and just never look nice. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1532768156.jpg"> <BR> (The prints are from the urban gardening article in the current Natural Awakenings.) <BR> <BR> Also, requisite cat picture: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107079263.jpg"> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:56:38 EST Healthy Q&A http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227848 Snagged from GIANTMICROBE <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. What did you eat for breakfast? <BR> The infamous Banana in a Snuggie: whole wheat tortilla, spread across with sunbutter, sprinkled with nutritional yeast, a banana laid across the schmear, folded over one end of the banana (so the good stuff doesn't get squeezed out!), and rolled up. <BR> <BR> 2. How much water do you drink a day? <BR> At least 10 cups. <BR> <BR> 3. What is your current favorite workout? <BR> Body Revolution, simply because it... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:43:56 EST Barbara http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223774 In the past day, I've gotten over a dozen calls and several text messages for Barbara. Apparently she applied for a loan and probably some other stuff, because the communications come from numerous different phone numbers and variations of "caller unavailable." <BR> <BR> Either someone hates me and is trying to ruin my life one annoying phone call and middle-of-the-night text at a time by giving telemarketing companies my phone number, or someone gave a dummy phone number when they signed u... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:08:30 EST Um, what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210065 This ad keeps showing up for me: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1461961759.jpg"> <BR> Do you think they know what "customized" means? <BR> <em>40</em> <em>246</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:11:43 EST Blog it, don't buy it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192447 This blog entry is inspired by REVIVED and her cute new running shoes that made me want to go shoe shopping, which I don't need to do, so instead of buying more shoes, I'm posting them here: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744967058.jpg"> <BR> (I guess I feel a little better now.) Sun, 6 Jan 2013 00:12:18 EST Last and First http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183841 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l354763859.jpg"> <BR> We went to Buddy's for dinner last night because I wanted the last thing I ate in 2012 and the first thing in 2013 to be expensive vegan pizza. I started my leftover slice at 30 seconds to midnight to guarantee that I would legitimately be eating pizza when the day rolled over. <BR> <BR> Even though I can't think of any better way to guarantee good luck than PIZZA, I still made Hoppin' John with collards in the slow co... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:43:40 EST ABCs About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178777 (Via ADARKARA) <BR> <BR> A - Available or married: Married. <BR> B - Book: Anything Middle Earth or Enderverse. <BR> C - Cake or pie: Cake. <BR> D - Drink of choice: Water, tea. <BR> E - Essential item: Sports bra. <BR> F - Favorite color: Green. <BR> G - Game to play or watch: Pokémon. <BR> H - Hometown: Berkley, MI. <BR> I - Indulgence: Chocolate. <BR> J - Job: Massage therapist/instructor. <BR> K - Kids and names: None. <BR> L - Life is incomplete without: Leafy greens. <BR> M - Music gro... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:29:20 EST Anti-Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164828 I know Bucket Lists are really "in" right now, and there are definitely things I want to do before I, myself, kick it. However, I have a life that feels more full than it has ever been, and there aren't many things I do that I do for reasons other than genuinely wanting to do them. I don't need a Bucket List to be happy, excited, and motivated every day. So instead of a wish-to-do list, I'm starting a who-cares? list. These are the things I am choosing to not let bother, worry, or annoy m... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:40:05 EST You might be bad at Girl Stuff... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146010 ...If it takes you longer to figure out how to put on !@#$ tights than it does to take a shower. <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> Yet another reason to be thankful for yoga pants. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:36:19 EST Weird dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144538 I've been having some really strange dreams lately. Here are two of the "best" ones: <BR> <BR> BATHROOM TRAP - I have to preface this dream by admitting that I am kind of afraid of bathroom dreams because they always confuse me and I just know that one day I'm going to have a terrible experience, if you know what I mean. This time, I dreamed I was in my house and had to go to the bathroom, so I did. While I was in the bathroom, I noticed that the shower had a glass door instead of a curta... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:28:28 EST A cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138662 This is a cat. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972159495.jpg"> <BR> A particular cat, D.J. Lance (yes, named after the Yo Gabba Gabba character.) <BR> Likes: feather toys, snacks, kisses, his best friend Brother Who <BR> Dislikes: butt scratches, too much catnip (he is a paranoid tweaker), being held <BR> Also dislikes going to the vet, which is where he is now with a ureter blockage and possible infection. <BR> My poor kitty. <BR> <em>39</em> <em>137</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:22:35 EST November? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127386 "November" sounds so negative. <BR> <BR> How about YES-vember? <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:00:29 EST One-Word Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111934 This little questionnaire comes via the fab NATPLUMMER. <BR> -------------------- <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? Here <BR> <BR> Spouse? Dave <BR> <BR> Your hair? Brown <BR> <BR> Your mother? STLW27 <em>334</em> (dang, that's a picture -- does it count as 1,000 words?) <BR> <BR> Your father? Bob <BR> <BR> Your favourite thing? Earth... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:56:52 EST Notsalmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105308 Just wanted to share some of my favorite Karen Salmansohn quotes, prints, etc. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211581483.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57328737.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l236143705.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14238819.jpg"> <BR> She's fantastic! <BR> <link>notsalmon.com/ </link> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/Notsalmon </link> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:21:56 EST American Girl Dolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075619 This is for anyone who had (or didn't have but was always jealous of the girls who did, especially her best friend, who had several!) an American Girl Doll growing up: <BR> <link>thehairpin.com/2011/05/how-your-amer<BR>ican-girl-doll-shaped-the-rest-of-your<BR>-life/ </link> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:48:43 EST Did NOT expect... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071886 ...To get the ol' tree trunks into size 4 shorts right now, but going through clothes for the Naked Lady Party (clothing and accessory exchange, so named because nobody bothers to try things on in the bathroom or anywhere else private) tomorrow, I felt compelled. Well, OK! <BR> <BR> Who knew? <BR> <em>48</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:09:20 EST Shopping frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053347 Last week, I decided I needed to get some heavier weights for the Push phase of ChaLEAN Extreme. I mentally chose 12s and 15s. <BR> <BR> Went to "our" Target, but they were out of everything over 5. BOO. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I dragged myself into Wal-Mart, which is somewhere I just DON'T go. The entrance smelled like vomit. They only had big cast iron weights, which I don't want because they'll scratch my wood floor. Frankly, I was glad they didn't have what I needed -- the experience w... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:57:02 EST End of Week 2, TF/CLX http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032417 I worked my tail off trying to squeeze everything in and make up the two days of Turbo and three of CLX that I was behind, but without burning out. After 9 straight days of program videos, I needed a rest and took Friday off. I felt so, so good Saturday, and, refreshed, had great workouts both yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> I am making the mental adjustment to being OK with not always rocketing through the ceiling during the plyo intervals, or even when Chalene adds a little jump somewhere... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:02:52 EST Kale overload http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019833 I had a bunch of kale in the fridge already, and our organic box came today. One came in the box, and I subbed out something for a second bunch. BUT there was a note on the box that said they ran out of local green cabbage, and were giving me kale instead. <BR> <BR> Yes, it sounded like a lot of kale -- three bunches plus the one I already had -- but I love kale, so it was OK. <BR> <BR> Then I opened the box. <BR> <BR> They did not do an even exchange on the cabbage: they included THREE ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:33:51 EST AfR Challenge: Moroccan Chickpeas & Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002276 From pp. 249-250 of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite for Reduction. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989686253.jpg"> <BR> Basically as written, but did it in the slow cooker and left out oil and mint, used water instead of veg broth (didn't have any, but it essentially makes its own) and fresh tomatoes instead of canned (had a ton from the far-mar), and added additional (yellow) squash. <BR> <em>48</em> <em>48</em> <BR> Would definitely make this recipe again. Sun, 5 Aug 2012 18:07:20 EST Streak-breaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947771 I broke my login streak earlier this week -- went an entire 24-plus hours without Sparking. At first I was angry at and disappointed with myself for "slacking," but, just like when I was trying to blog regularly and missed a day, I took a step back and refocused on why doing that little thing was so important: I associate it with this community of wonderful people, and with accessing effective accountability tools. <BR> <BR> In that day, I didn't lounge on the couch for hours eating bonbons... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:30:36 EST Roasted red pepper, tomato, and garlic hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928317 You no longer have to choose between these three kickass hummus-enhancing veggies: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2143607 </link> <BR> <BR> We had it for dinner tonight with tempeh, brussels sprouts, and asparagus. I know: kind of a weird combination, but whatever. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:36:39 EST Temper! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925565 OK, so it's been a frustrating couple of days, but I don't need to get into details because it's done, and doesn't matter anymore. However, I will share this somewhat humbling incident: <BR> <BR> This morning I got so mad that I clenched my fists and arms, and exhaled forcefully and long enough that I passed out. No joke. Fully blacked. Dave witnessed it and said it looked like I was Hulking out. It felt like I was "under" for a long time (even though he said it was only a few seconds) ... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:58:42 EST Ginger-Lime Tropical Fruit Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921762 We had a few friends over for dinner last night, and did an Island-themed dinner, with a nice green salad, teriyaki tofu and veggie skewers, and coconut rice with saffron and peas. The fruit salad for dessert went over especially well, so I put it together as a SparkRecipe: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2138917 </link> <BR> <BR> It's pineapple, papaya, mango, kiwi, and banana in a dressing of lime zest, lime juice, agave, and fresh ginger, finished with... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:05:38 EST Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910762 Over the last few years, I've found more and more CRAP that I feel I'm "too old" for, for instance driving dangerously fast and having hangovers. <BR> <BR> Most recently, I decided I'm too old for waiting for acquaintances to become friends over time. I have taken to telling new people I meet that I think they are great and that we should be friends and hang out. It's so much more efficient that way. <BR> <BR> I'm also too old to give my friendship to people who would be weirded out by be... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 23:34:12 EST Bra Algorithm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908937 HuffPost article about a new online bra shop with an algorithm designed by former MS-ers to help you find the right style and fit (and hopefully with no tears): <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/br<BR>a-algorithm-true-co-shopping_n_1560220<BR>.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 </link> <BR> I sure could have used this a few weeks ago. Sat, 2 Jun 2012 15:41:59 EST Relay For Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904272 I usually tell you, my SparkFriends, about frivolous things like workout DVDs, undergarments, and cats. But I actually have something serious to say today. <BR> <BR> Dave and I are walking on my mom's Relay For Life team this Saturday and Sunday. We both casually knew people who lost their lives to cancer, but I am mainly walking for my Grandma Helen -- Mom's mom -- whom I never had a chance to meet, and who is the reason my mom walks. <BR> <BR> I know finances are tight for many families... Wed, 30 May 2012 12:24:25 EST Cat of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902737 It's Peanut! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224230725.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l19030550.jpg"> <BR> She does a pretty good impression of a cat, but her "meow" could use a little work. Tue, 29 May 2012 12:46:43 EST Under where? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901627 Life is too short for crappy underwear. <BR> <BR> I'm ditching every pair that sags, bunches, squeezes, tugs, slips, rolls down, or has little elastic hangly-danglies. <BR> <BR> Every pair that I hate, but have kept because they were "nice" and I thought I needed some "fancy" things. (I can't stand slippery and/or shiny underpants.) <BR> <BR> My butt feels better already. Mon, 28 May 2012 18:35:56 EST First shared recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4896319 I routinely use the recipe calculator for the sake of convenience: enter the total of what I cooked with for a dish so I can track it without "doing the math" for every ingredient. But today I submitted my first recipe to the shared database! It's a Caesar-style vegan dressing, and full of garlic, hence the name "Garlicky Caesar Dressing (vegan)." <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2120889&ff=1 </link> <BR> There are a few other vegan Caesars on the site, bu... Thu, 24 May 2012 15:00:28 EST Disclosure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895371 I have been a bad, bad Sparkie lately. <BR> Enough of... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411108613.jpg"> <BR> ...and... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893023383.jpg"> <BR> Hey, last 8 days in May: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303260575.jpg"> <BR> I'm coming for you! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l467517489.jpg"> <BR> (And it will all be A-OK.) Wed, 23 May 2012 22:48:10 EST For your enjoyment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891308 A clip of cats boxing, filmed by Thomas Edison in 1894: <BR> <link>youtu.be/k52pLvVmmkU </link> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:49:53 EST A cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888825 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l804385086.jpg"> <BR> Brown-Brown having a snooze in my office. As you can see, not knocking over people's stuff is not a priority for her. Sat, 19 May 2012 17:53:47 EST Good stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886547 -Got a Ninja yesterday because washing the blender and food processor is a pain. ...I mean, I got the kitchen gadget kind of Ninja, not one that will wash my small appliances for me, although that would be cool, too. <BR> -Very, very short haircut this morning, and it makes me feel taller (lol), which is nice. <BR> -Chucked more than a dozen pairs of socks that I always avoid wearing. It feels good to be able to shut the drawer without shoving anything down. <BR> -Mizuno Waves at TJ Maxx fo... Thu, 17 May 2012 23:37:23 EST True story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884822 I got momentarily bent out of shape yesterday when I realized that I had pressed the wrong button on my new HRM watch (I'm still getting used to it, and the buttons are a little different than on the old one), and didn't record a big chunk of my workout. I mini-freaked out about not being able to log my exercise accurately, then almost immediately came to my senses and reminded myself of something that is so obvious, yet easy to forget about when I (/we/you) get caught up in the mechanics of... Wed, 16 May 2012 21:35:18 EST SISBC Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878775 I'll just come right out and say it: I suck at the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge. Out of two weeks, I have spent two weeks consistently BEHIND. Yes, I am now up-to-date, but that only happened one other time this week. It's not like I don't keep up with my normal exercise, so what's up with that? Sat, 12 May 2012 22:00:33 EST Hey, stupid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875492 20 minutes into Fire 55 EZ this morning, I started feeling sort of awful and I considered the possibility that taking a week and a half break from the Turbo cardio workouts -- Turbo cardio and only Turbo cardio; I was doing other aerobic workouts daily, plus TF strength and core -- seriously deconditioned me. I almost got kind of down on myself, until I remembered: I gave blood last night. <BR> <BR> Hey, stupid, doing intense exercise 12 hours after you lose a pint is a GREAT idea. <BR> <B... Thu, 10 May 2012 12:21:06 EST Tuesday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873177 Is today REALLY only Tuesday? I could have sworn it was Friday by now... Tue, 8 May 2012 23:15:26 EST Bra-vo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871518 Success! I found some bras that don't suck, and I didn't spend a fortune. Coincidentally, there were bra fitters at the Women's Expo Mom and I went to yesterday. Call me crazy, but I couldn't bring myself to have it done right there in their little tent with thousands of people around. Mon, 7 May 2012 23:59:42 EST Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869608 Remind me next Cinco de Mayo not to try to kick the pinata while wearing flip-flops. Sun, 6 May 2012 22:53:03 EST Three things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867997 1) Yesterday was the first day since before the DVD-A-DAY project that I did not post a blog. At first I felt sort of crappy about missing it, then I changed my mind and decided I should feel good about having been diligent about it for over a month, instead. That's a much easier and constructive perspective to live with. <BR> <BR> 2) I think MORE THAN ONE of the bras I bought at Target are OK, but I'll have to road test them first. One that was DEFINITELY NOT OK was front-closure. I don... Sat, 5 May 2012 18:20:01 EST Bramageddon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865527 Unable to subject myself to trying them on in the store (OK, it was also because I went after work and just wanted to get home and make dinner), I acquired about a dozen different bras and I'm about 45% confident that ONE of them will "work." <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Thu, 3 May 2012 23:03:27 EST Anxious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863944 I need some seriously uplifting, positive energy flowing my way, as I prepare to shop for bras. <BR> <BR> I hate it so much. I'm pretty sure it's what my own personal circle of Hell would be. <BR> <BR> Ahhh! Wed, 2 May 2012 23:27:20 EST What now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862158 Until I finished the stinkin' project half an hour ago, I couldn't see any future past tonight, but now that it's over, I feel like a completely different person. Something about this term got to me (probably had something to do with having to write a paper every single week) and I've just felt so overburdened for the past nine weeks. Oddly, the class with all those damn papers is the one I think has had the most professional value -- they should rename it How To Do Your Job. <BR> <BR> Jus... Tue, 1 May 2012 22:41:21 EST DVD-A-DAY #30: Dancing With the Stars - Cardio Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860347 Well, here we are a month later, and I chose dance workouts for my last two DVDs. Who'd have guessed, right? <BR> <BR> Although there are now several other videos in the series, Dancing With the Stars - Cardio Dance is the original DWTS workout. It features Ashly, Kym, and Maksim leading steps from the Paso Doble, Cha-Cha, Samba, and Jive adapted to a partnerless aerobics format, as well as short warm-up and cool-down, and a freestyle "Bonus Challenge." The structured segments total about... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:39:07 EST DVD-A-DAY #29: Fit to the Hits with Tamilee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858397 Today and tomorrow are the last days of the month, and the last days of my personal challenge. Being an incomplete week, I didn't have a theme in mind, so I just chose something that looked like fun. <BR> <BR> I remember Tamilee Webb well from my preteen years: I subscribed to one of those clubs that starts you off with an empty 3-ring binder and sends you cards about stuff like make-up techniques, how to navigate your way through social awkwardness, and Does the Boy You Have A Crush On Lik... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:08:00 EST DVD-A-DAY #28: Byou http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856724 Byou ("be you") is "the hot new dance workout" for teenage girls, starring Sabrina Bryan from the Cheetah Girls. It consists of a few different segments, taught separately a couple bars at a time, in the workout called "Pure Fun." All the segments are combined and performed continuously in "Dance Party." "Full Blast" is like uber-Dance Party. <BR> <BR> Pure Fun is about 40 minutes long, and I would consider it the main workout. It features Sabrina and four other young girls. I know I ne... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:42:24 EST