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50 Questions

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      6 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, my grandmother Fleurette (now that you know, please make every effort to forget it!) 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I honnestly cannot remember (crying at the movies doesn't count!), but I'm ... Read more

Not too bad after all...

Friday, July 06, 2012      3 comments

I went back to the gym last night and tried my hand at the fitness circuit. Only one week after breaking my toe. Would you believe it? It went really well. I only had to modify two stations where I had to do push-ups on one foot. Turns out it's ... Read more

Finding alternative ways to get there

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

So the road is not quite as smooth as I would have liked it to be. Huh! As all my regular forms of exercise have been off-limits for a few days and probably for several more. I have to be creative. I got my big swedish ball Read more

It was all going so well...

Friday, June 29, 2012      4 comments

You know, when things are going smoothly? Training's good, you eat well, feel fine and, lo and behold, you are starting to see some muscle definition. Yeah! You even add jogging and realise you really like it. Smooth sailing from this point on? ... Read more

When a loss is truly a victory

Monday, May 07, 2012      3 comments

Last week I had a karate competition. I was psyched, I wanted to show my stuff. I felt ready (in spite of a torn muscle that still gives me trouble: bye-bye flexibility!). Anyway, long story short, I finished fourth. I made a mental error ... Read more

If life throws you lemons...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      2 comments

Tore a muscle last week. Bummer! Couldn't do any exercise that involved leg strength. Walking/runnning, karate, zumba, fitness were ALL out of the picture. Double bummer. So what's a girl to do? &?%$% planks! That's what. Planks, more planks and... Read more

Sometimes I amaze myself

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      2 comments

With that humble beginning emoticon let me explain. Yesterday, after my Gladiator Fitness session (a very intense wo... Read more

The Big Shirt

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

I have a shirt that I used to wear when I was at my heaviest (or, as I like to say it: 60 pounds ago). It's really big, but back then, it was snug. OK I looked like the Michelin Man in it. It was really snug. But now, the shirt is hanging loose... Read more

If you're anything like me...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      1 comments

You should give yourself a good pat in the back. A few years ago, just going to the mailbox (less than 50 ft. away from my home!) had me in sweat and catching my breath... and I was walking slowly back and forth. You know the worst part? If you... Read more

Beating My Gene Pool

Friday, February 25, 2011      0 comments

It's in my genes. Everybody in my family is fat, so it's not surprising that I am too... Ever heard those words before? I regret to say I've uttered them on a few (all right: many) occasions. You see, on my father's side of the family, when we... Read more

Salad Days Are Here Again!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011      1 comments

emoticon First things first: I've always had a rather troubled relationship with salad. It might have to do with t... Read more

Slow Losers Are Still Losers

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      5 comments

Let's face it: we want to lose NOW! Yesterday would be even better if we could, but the truth is some of us are extremely slow losers. I am one of them. Am I discouraged? No sir! Because I am still losing, and in the end, that's what really coun... Read more