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Private yoga...and it wasn't awkward!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      3 comments

I went to yoga tonight (my apartment complex has been having free weekly yoga sessions) and nooooobody else was there. It was just me and the instructor. I was afraid it was going to be super awkward as just a one-on-one situation, but it was a... Read more

An active holiday weekend!

Sunday, November 25, 2012      3 comments

You know, it occurs to me that I didn't take a single rest day this weekend, and I had sort of thought I would. It just didn't happen because I kept wanting to be active. :) First, there was the 10k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. Then I sugge... Read more

Turkey Trot Results!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012      5 comments

I didn't get a chance to check my email over the holiday until just now, but apparently my race results were emailed to me an hour and a half after I finished the race. (Somebody's organized and/or super automated!) CHECK IT: "For y... Read more

Turkey trottin'

Thursday, November 22, 2012      3 comments

Just got back from my first ever 10k and Turkey Trot!! Had a fabulous time. The husband near about died (he's not so used to running as me) but I finished in about 52-ish minutes, I think, and I wasn't pushing much. So that's pretty good! ... Read more

Stuffing is for poultry, not people!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      5 comments

That's going to be my mantra tomorrow. I have problems with my eyes being bigger than my stomach, and I don't want to eat until I hurt like I've done in the past at family gatherings or buffet-style meals. I go in telling myself I'll just ... Read more

You get out what you put in

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      4 comments

The Zumba gods must have smiled upon me last night to make up for the totally awkward Zumba sesssion I had last week - my two buddies BOTH showed up, and we had a really great time! Both of them were high energy, particularly the one who bailed ... Read more

Creepy Cracker Jacks

Monday, November 19, 2012      3 comments

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/
11/16/bad-idea-of-the-week
-caffeinated-cracker-jacks
/?hpt=hp_t3 Really? Do we REALLY need caffeinated Cracker Jacks? I don't eat Cracker Jacks anyway, because they're junk and they've neve... Read more

Running gear!

Saturday, November 17, 2012      3 comments

I am super excited about my new running stuff! It's getting colder these days, and it's REALLY cold in the mornings before work - and sometimes I go running before work! I've only got one really warm jacket/fleece-type thing and it has no p... Read more

The most awkward Zumba "class" I've ever done

Friday, November 16, 2012      3 comments

I "teach" a Zumba "class" twice a week in the community building of my apartment complex. It's really more of a Zumba club. I'm not certified or anything, and it's not a paid gig - we just get together to work out. There's only 3 other women who... Read more

Look at me, not pushing through pain to (over)exercise !

Thursday, November 15, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday, I went running before work, so I got in lots of good cardio first thing. But of course, I can't stand sitting still for the rest of the day any more, so I took my usual morning walking break, took another walk on my lunch break...and ... Read more

Kicking technology's wimpy butt

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      3 comments

For the second time now in the last couple weeks, I've gone running before work when the temperature was around 28 degrees. It's cold and uncomfortable and my fingers and feet go a little numb for a while (I definitely need some better gloves fo... Read more

Another of my favorite non-scale victories

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      9 comments

Maybe it's the Thanksgiving spirit, but I'm feeling especially celebratory lately, I guess, because here's another NSV that I love! Background: My husband and I moved to WV 4 years ago. Shortly after moving in, while I was still at my peak ... Read more

Thisclose to not Zumba-ing tonight...

Monday, November 12, 2012      7 comments

But I did it anyway! Seriously, I was dressed in my workout gear. I was at the community building. I had the furniture already moved. I had the pump-up music going. I knew nobody was coming, and I'd already done 30 minutes on the elliptical... Read more

Burnt-Limburger-Cheese-Sandwich Soup

Sunday, November 11, 2012      3 comments

I don't waste food. It's partly out of an environmental/conservation of resources sort of standpoint. I print double-sided in draft mode. I bring home cardboard from work to recycle. I write grocery lists on the backs of old receipts or oth... Read more

Halving it so I can have it! :)

Friday, November 09, 2012      5 comments

I love cooking and baking and playing with new recipes. I don't create recipes or anything, but I love trying oddball-sounding things like chocolate beet cake or plantain lasagna or chocolate chip cookie pie with bean puree instead of flour...an... Read more


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