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OPTIMIST1948
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Recumbant or Upright?
Friday, March 02, 2012      4 comments

While my bike is still in pieces (and the weather is inclement) I'm going to be spending more time using the stationary bikes at my gym to work on my endurance. So here is the question: I have a choice of 2 bikes: an upright with no readou... Read more
Extra bendy please!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

I was the only one for Yoga today. So the instructor asked what I wanted to focus on: I gave a serious answer, but when I told DH about the conversation he said I should have asked for the "Extra Bendy" style yoga. It made me laugh. I... Read more
My bike status
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      5 comments

1) My old college bike died. Its not its fault. Leave it out in the wind, rain & snow and generally ignore it for 5 years its not surprising when nothing works. I could spend a ton of money on parts & labor to get ... a 20 year old bike. Bet... Read more
Wii, Roku, Hulu & Netflix
Saturday, February 25, 2012      5 comments

Just a brief reminder for those of us that have internet access thru other portals than our computers: Hulu has a huge selection of the Gaiam catalog (lots of yoga & pilates flavored cardio) and Netflix carries a ton of Crunch brand and other ... Read more
You have my permission
Thursday, February 23, 2012      9 comments

To throw food away. Not to treat yourself like the family garbage can. You do not have to eat the crusts from your child's sandwich or the last piece of meat from their plate. You are worth more than their leftovers, no matter how much yo... Read more
Multitasking means:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      7 comments

Realizing that the yoga studio is less than 2 miles from my house. Run baby run!... Read more
A new personal record!
Sunday, February 19, 2012      12 comments

The Olympic committee isnt going to be calling anytime soon but... 3.5 miles in 42 minutes! Yay! A personal best!... Read more
There's an athlete under here....somewhere
Thursday, February 16, 2012      12 comments

I had a small epiphany while I was in the pool today. (Carefully timed so as not to get thrown out again). Underneath these layers of fat is an athlete waiting to get out. When I poke at myself, there is some pretty firm muscle, about 1-2... Read more
Arming Myself
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      7 comments

I had terrible food issues yesterday. Food items were fine, but the nutrition was carb heavy, protein and veggie light - so I just couldnt stop eating. I just couldn't seem to stay "full" for more than 2 hours. I drank over 10 cups of water,... Read more
How 10 minutes turns into 48
Sunday, February 12, 2012      5 comments

It was cold today in NY. Seasonal, of which we have had precious few days. Which means when it does turn "seasonal" you are not emotionally prepared for it. But I had dawdled enough. This run was not going to take itself. The wind put... Read more
New Foods
Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

Thanks to the Foodies Unite & Crunchy People teams I have been inspired to try some new foods. Warning, some of them are a little ... silly. 1) Napa Cabbage. This is a soft leafy cabbage. I've really enjoyed it, but my two favorite appli... Read more
Who to Believe?
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      8 comments

Just a quick one today: I dont know who to believe, the machines at the gym or the SparkPeople computer. I did 32 min on the Elliptical: 84 calories according to the machine, 462 according to computer. It only registered 1.5 miles but I k... Read more
A few thoughts from the past 24 hours
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      1 comments

1) My Zumba/ Yoga gym is 2 miles from my house. Uphill. If the weather cooperates, I'm going to run/walk instead of drive. Really wish that calorie calculation took hills into account. 2) After eating nicely for 4 weeks, one night of par... Read more
Surviving the Superbowl Party?
Saturday, February 04, 2012      3 comments

I wish I was a football fan, because I honestly believe that football fans have more fun watching the game than anyone else. I don't have the patience to learn the strategies and to me it looks like grown men crashing into each other and fighti... Read more
My Spark Blew Out
Thursday, February 02, 2012      9 comments

Really having a hard time getting myself motivated today. Change of weather (only 40 instead of 50 - in FEB!) very grey clouds, and I'm tired of the nutrition report telling me that I'm not eating enough calories. If I'm not hungry, I'm not go... Read more

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