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Some thoughts after more than a year of maintenance....

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

I wrote a book, y'all: www.tinyfitnesshouston.c
om/holiday Anyway. It's just one of many to come. If I can borrow one more second to ask for some Facebook likes for my site, that would be swell, too (it's linked f... Read more

Gluten-free Cranberry Pear Loaf Cake

Tuesday, October 07, 2014      1 comments

I cooked something delicious! tinyfitnesshouston.com/2
014/10/06/mini-cranberry-p
ear-loaves/ These little cakes are under 300 calories each if you make them as described and they are so, so tasty. Mine came out like flu... Read more

Free personal training?

Saturday, October 04, 2014      1 comments

I will finally have time to be more active on Spark again because I am now fully self-employed! I'm so excited to take my studio to the next level. Today I filled in for a friend of mine at an "Afro-Latin" cardio class - I've never seen wh... Read more

Three year Sparkaversary

Friday, August 08, 2014      2 comments

I actually missed my sparkaversary by almost a month! I noticed on my birthday that it had passed, but since I don't like posting to my spark blog from my office (and I don't have a lot of free time at home anymore), I've found it hard to keep ... Read more

Some Recent Lessons...

Friday, May 23, 2014      3 comments

...just to remind you that even if you become a fitness professional, you will still be on the ever-improving track, not the laurels-resting track. 1. Peanut butter is not my friend. I can't control its portions at all. I have never be... Read more

Changing Trainers

Thursday, May 01, 2014      1 comments

I have been with my current trainer for a loooong time. He has been training me for almost 2 years on TRX, and he was one of my Zumba instructors even before that. And I have changed a lot in the past few years. Recently, I had been w... Read more

The Longest/Shortest Update

Tuesday, April 22, 2014      3 comments

I will now try to encapsulate the last two months in one blog post. - CARB CYCLING: yes yes yes. Yes, it works. More importantly: yes, the results stay (mostly) once you stop cycling, assuming your typical daily foods are pretty healthy. ... Read more

Officially Certified

Monday, February 24, 2014      7 comments

This morning I passed the ACSM certified personal trainer exam. If you are planning to take the exam and have any questions, feel free to send me a message and I will do my best to help. It wasn't easy, but there's a reason that ACSM is still ... Read more

Only Human

Monday, February 17, 2014      2 comments

While I was having coffee with a close friend last week, I told her the story of how I had nearly ended my Zumba career that morning in my rush to be on time for our date. I had sloppily left my coat and scarf on the ground the night before, an... Read more

February Goals - Slow down, month!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014      1 comments

February has only been here for five days but it seems like 5 weeks for all I've gotten done! If only the rest of the month could slow down so that I'd feel sure I'm going to finish everything :) Today I got great news that I have lowered ... Read more

Days 27-31: Spectacular Failure

Friday, January 31, 2014      5 comments

Day 27: add variety to prevent boredom. One of the things I love about Zumba is that every single class is different, even if the songs are familiar. Day 28: create your reality with affirmations and visualization. Not sure about this? I ... Read more

Things I Don't Do / Day 26

Sunday, January 26, 2014      3 comments

Today's Spark motivational calendar suggestion is to get the right tools. I think that this is a great suggestion within reason...but I also know that new tools/apps/gadgets/diets/tips can be a distraction from just showing up every day and doi... Read more

Whirlwind Weekend Tabata / Days 15-19

Sunday, January 19, 2014      2 comments

Such a busy weekend! I taught all my classes successfully yesterday and made it through a dance event that went until 5:00 this morning (ok, we didn't make it to the end - we left at 4), then got up a couple of hours later to go cheer on marath... Read more

Week 2 Check-in / Day 14: Reward Yourself

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

50 more weeks left of 2014! That's really not very many. This week I made a lot of progress in my non-fitness life (the business side of things) and held steady in my health and fitness goals. I haven't been stretching as much as I could,... Read more

Day 12: Plan B

Monday, January 13, 2014      2 comments

Today's tip from the Spark motivational calendar is to have a "plan b" for when your routine gets interrupted. Between teaching classes and working out at home, my routine is typically interruption-proof unless I'm traveling. Then, my plan B c... Read more


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