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Fat Girl at the Gym
Today I met a fat girl at the gym. I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. She was , from what I could tell, in the upper part of the overweight category of BMI and about 30 years old. She was teaching the step aerobics class I just started. No... Read more
It's coming up on my three-year sparkversary and I just got my acceptance letter from a program which will allow me to take graduate-level classics classes at a local university while I do my grad school applications. I'm going back to school, I... Read more
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
I was just getting back into exercising when, of course, I got sick. It's a really bad flu. I can't exercise due to the cough which is really obnoxious. Oh well.
Anyway, I'm trying to do some very gentle strength training and yoga in order ... Read more
A Wake Up Call
I went out for a run for the first time since I got sick (in early December). I thought my lungs had sufficiently cleared out in the last few weeks. So I decided that 2.3 miles at an easy pace would be fine. I was so wrong. Early on I began to c... Read more
New Year Reflections
Yesterday when I wrote the blogpost "Letter to My Body" I was really annoyed: my body was not cooperating with me. It still isn't. However, I'm feeling a little more zen about it today. Probably getting a good night's sleep instead of waking up ... Read more
Letter to My Body
I thought we had a deal? We agreed that if I took care of you, you would be happy. Right? What happened? My muscles hurt when I stretch them, my joints crack when I strength train or even just when I move, and I'm still coughing and... Read more
A Vivid Reminder
I have not taken a good progress photo since August. That I will do soon-- hopefully by the end of the week. I was talking about before and after pictures with my boyfriend, and he sent me this picture, taken only a few months before we started ... Read more
My Jeans Fit
So I've been having a lot of trouble keeping myself committed to anything at the moment. However, I have managed to stick with Pilates (until the last few weeks when the room was closed for resurfacing) and recently I got back to my strength tra... Read more
When You Fail, Try, Try Again
I had to cut my last bootcamp short because I got sick. I am starting again (I started yesterday) and posting a starting photo.
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Postponing Bootcamp Due to a Cold
I have a cold. UGH. My boyfriend is here so we've been working out and staying up late so I wore through my immune system. This is super annoying because I was really looking forward to seeing results at the end of bootcamp but there is no way t... Read more
For Anyone to Whom I Recommended Pilates...
A couple of people sparkmailed me asking about my workout routine. I mentioned to all of them that I love pilates, which I have been doing on and off for the past two years, but which i have really gotten into over the past 6 weeks or so. Pilate... Read more
Bootcamp (day 11)
This blog entry, which I started writing on the first day of bootcamp, has been a long time coming. I've been busy and keeping up with exercise over blogging. This entry, as such, is a bit of a patchwork.
I'm using today, which is convenien... Read more
Thanks (and a little on Bootcamp)
Thanks to everyone who has commented on "The Woman Walking" and everyone who has contacted me to say it's inspirational. It's so nice to hear that I'm actually encouraging people and I hope that I can help people even a little in the way that a... Read more
I have changed a lot in the last 5 years. One of the big changes, aided by sparkpeople, is my attitude toward health and fitness. As I was finally able-- after 3 or 4 weeks of my pilates class-- to take some of the intermediate/advanced modifica... Read more
Overcast Morning = Motivation
I live in a desert. It may not look like a desert because every house and apartment building has a large gardening staff, but it's hot and dry in the summer and moderately cold and dry in the winter. However living nearish to the ocean can cause... Read more