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The Week in Review: Just...PLAY.
Monday, January 16, 2012      12 comments

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James Baldwin This week at my saxophone lesson, my teacher Jeff got mad at me. He didn't raise his voice, but he was as pissed as I've eve... Read more
The Week in Review: Greater Observation, Less Determination
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      10 comments

"Have greater observation and less determination." -Colleen Saidman Image from
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From Bleak to Chic: Official 2012 Plan
Monday, January 02, 2012      14 comments

Thanks to Diana (GEMINIS1) for the title--loved from "bleak" to chic! I had written that 2011 started off as a bleak year, but it ended up being wonderful. This year has begun on a much more positive note, and thanks to the groundwork I laid in ... Read more
2012 Goal: Hot by the Apocalypse
Sunday, January 01, 2012      17 comments

Images from The year 2011 was pretty good--I lost almost 40 pounds, I picked up my ... Read more
The Year of Open Doors: 2011 in Review
Saturday, December 31, 2011      17 comments

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” -Joseph Campbell The year 2011 did not start out looking particularly... Read more
My first submission in Jiu Jitsu!
Friday, December 30, 2011      14 comments

I woke up today in a bad mood. I had miscalculated my paycheck and also forgot that my house payment was over $100 more than usual this month. I would have been okay if it weren't for my impulsive spending (more on that later), but once again I ... Read more
Martial Arts, Bullying, and Self-Confidence
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      7 comments

I was always the quiet fat girl in my school. I was subject to bullying from about 2nd grade until I dropped out of traditional high school in 11th grade. I was bullied both about my weight as well as about being depressed and recovering from PT... Read more
The Week (and Month) in Review: Christmas Jeer
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      9 comments

December has been filled with Christmas jeer. Since I don't celebrate Christmas, I don't get the reward of the cheer that comes at some point; I just get other people's stress. My mother, brother, and I are atheists, and while we may sometimes c... Read more
Showing up is half the battle
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      18 comments

"Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen." -Russell Green I have been avoiding going to the Tuesday evening training at my mixed martial arts gym. It is an hour of Muay Thai and then an hour and a half of J... Read more
The Week in Review: Careful of All Those "Shoulds"
Sunday, December 18, 2011      7 comments

Image from This past week was full of stuff that I "should" have done. I "should" have made it to the gym more. I "should" have done ... Read more
Workout Plan for Week of 12/19-12/25
Saturday, December 17, 2011      2 comments

So last week I posted my workout schedule, and due to poor planning (and a little to lack of sleep), it did not go according to plan. I am going to go for the same workouts, but am rearranging the times somewhat. I am also going to start going t... Read more
Update on work situation
Saturday, December 17, 2011      12 comments

"Your problem just became your stepping stone. Catch the moment." -fortune from the fortune cookie that came with my dinner last night at work I had been in a very unhappy place with my work over the past couple of years. Ther... Read more
Workouts for the Week of 12/12-12/18
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

I've started writing out a more formal workout plan and wanted to start posting it on my blog as a way of journaling progress and for accountability. I will normally do this on Sundays before my "workout week" begins on Monday. This w... Read more
CHRISTINA791 gets noticed at the gym...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      4 comments

I loved the blog post by CHRISTINA791 today about the fear of being noticed at the gym and why we should all get over it. How many of us have steered clear of the gym, afraid that someone may *gasp* look at us? I couldn't think of a better way t... Read more
The Week In Review: Seamless Celestial Dance
Sunday, December 11, 2011      9 comments

"Let us, if we must have great actions, make our own so. All action is of infinite elasticity, and the least admits of being inflated with celestial air, until it eclipses the sun and moon." -Ralph Waldo Emerson I was sick most of ... Read more

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