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Fat Girl at the Gym

Sunday, May 29, 2011      1 comments

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 Time!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      3 comments

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

Saturday, April 23, 2011      3 comments

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

Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

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

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      2 comments

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

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      0 comments

Dear 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

Thursday, December 16, 2010      1 comments

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

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      8 comments

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

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      5 comments

I had to cut my last bootcamp short because I got sick. I am starting again (I started yesterday) and posting a starting photo. Read more

Postponing Bootcamp Due to a Cold

Friday, August 20, 2010      1 comments

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...

Thursday, August 12, 2010      2 comments

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)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      2 comments

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)

Thursday, August 05, 2010      6 comments

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


Tuesday, July 27, 2010      4 comments

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      1 comments

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

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