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April 5th, Monday
Monday, April 05, 2010      3 comments

My daughter and I worked out together Easter morning using ChaLEAN Extreme's Burn It Off dvd, followed by yoga and a short 10-minute walk. Her baby daughter, Joscelyn was awake and Grandpa was changing her when we got back. Joscelyn was happie... Read more
April 4th, Sunday
Sunday, April 04, 2010      1 comments

My daughter and I took a walk yesterday morning. Baby Joscelyn went with us in a blue denim front pack, I carried my three children in this "snuggli" pack, I'm glad I saved it. I'm glad Joscelyn likes being carried this way. She listened to t... Read more
April 3rd, Saturday
Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

A new month on the calendar helps motivate me. (I use a wee calendar from the Massachusetts Audubon Society here on my desk, it shows the moon phases and has botanical and bird motifs around the margins in blue this year.) Young robins and appl... Read more
April 2nd - Friday
Friday, April 02, 2010      3 comments

Isn't it strange that when you commit to stay away from sweets and sugar laden foods, they seem to show up more than before. I walked into work and found a pile of candy o... Read more
April 1st - Thursday
Thursday, April 01, 2010      2 comments

Watched the sun come up this morning, it's further north on the horizon now. My daughter and I tried to workout together, using ChaLEAN Extreme's Burn Circuit 2, but my granddaughter began to cry and we didn't get the chance to complete the wor... Read more
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      4 comments

Got a 92 out of 100 on my Math exam, numbers... Brought the total calories for last week down to 12,352 from 12, 925, but I'm still not at 11,480 which is the high end of my calories' range, numbers... I ate too many cookies and pretzels las... Read more
Yoga Class this afternoon
Sunday, February 28, 2010      2 comments

Worked on strengthening legs with standing poses on this full moon day. Sitting, started pranayama, asking those who came to set their intention for today's practice. Coming into standing in Tadasana, warmed up with two Surya Namaskars. And t... Read more
Friday morning
Friday, February 26, 2010      5 comments

Found space in the living room again to workout by moving the bassinet and gift bags away from where I have my free weights arranged from 5# to 20#s. Worked out for an hour using the P90X Legs and Back. I kept at it, even though I paused it at... Read more
Write It Down
Thursday, January 21, 2010      8 comments

Someone asked me recently about my schedule, how I work a full time job and teach piano students and recently began teaching yoga. It got me to thinking... They say, "write your goals down." Last September, I was given a resume-writing as... Read more
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      8 comments

My weigh-in this morning made me smile, down to 176.6, the extra workouts are paying off. I'm working for leanness, a lean look and I'm feeling really serious about what I'm eating and my extra work outs. I've been preparing to teach two yog... Read more
Gave Up Elevators Some Time Ago
Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

So I work in a building where the floors are connected by two flights of 11 stairs and since this building is set in a hill, there are two basements. I began using the stairs for more cardio in the spring of 2007, I work on the 3rd floor. That... Read more
New Year's Resolutions 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      3 comments

O.K..., o.k....., so I've been thinking about these,and pondering over these. Last year things were more clear. But I NEED to WRITE these down before too much time passes. 1.) I resolve to reach my weight loss goal and weigh 152 in 2010.... Read more
Flowing Through a Birthday Luncheon on "the river"
Monday, January 04, 2010      4 comments

My card club friends invited me out for a belated birthday luncheon today. Trying to mesh our schedules before the holidays didn't happen, but they let me pick the place. And there's this little Italian place called Carmela's in downtown... Read more
Trying To Understand Why I Do What I Do
Friday, December 18, 2009      4 comments

It wasn't too bad...really! It wasn't even that many calories, but I'm trying to understand why I do what I do when I eat when I'm not hungry. Know what I mean? Have you ever munched mindlessly? And then, realized one serving turned into thr... Read more
Of Time & Space: Making time for cardio
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday was busy and I got through another semester by taking my final exam in a computer science class! With working full time and teaching piano, I am taking just one course per semester. It feels good to complete this semester after seein... Read more

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