MAMABEAR93's Blogs

A Pink Ribbon Mother's Day
Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

So, a few months back, my 88 year-old grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She elected to try whatever treatment was offered, saying that even if it gave her two more years, it is worth it. Coincidentally, every year our local Pink Ribb... Read more
Return of the Kung Fu Klutz
Friday, November 04, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I was feeling pretty down and discouraged. I did go back to Kung Fu after I just missed the last two classes. We had a good workout:we did medicine ball situps, which were wicked hard - but I noticed the teenage blue belt I was partner... Read more
A rockslide blocked my train
Thursday, November 03, 2011      1 comments

It feels very symbolic. Last week, I felt myself coming down with a cold, and I knew I had to take a trip 360 miles away to help my best friend move back to town. So I struggled to get better, taking every remedy I could think of, while I felt m... Read more
Parting is such sweet sorrow
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      4 comments

Dear Sugar, Now, you know I love you, but it's time we had a talk. I'm sure you noticed I just haven't been around as much. I've been thinking a lot lately about our relationship. We sure have had some good times, huh? The trips to th... Read more
To listen or not to listen...
Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

to my aching, crying body - that is the question. I know, it's overdone and the "Stairway to Heaven" of literary phrases, but I couldn't resist....over the past few days, I have been mulling over one of the things Sifu said in class the other ... Read more
Rough night at the Kwoon
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      1 comments

I just recently read on our Academy website that the training facility is called a kwoon - in karate we called it a dojo. I have been wondering since I started what the correct word is....I am trying to use as many correct words as possible to i... Read more
Kung Fu Klutz
Thursday, October 13, 2011      3 comments

Well, I continue to humiliate myself on a regular basis at the Shaolin Academy, but that hasn't put a dent in my enthusiasm. The good news is that it doesn't hurt quite so much the next day - I think that first class was extra strenuous AND my b... Read more
Wall of Pain
Thursday, September 29, 2011      1 comments

So, Tuesday I started "officially" taking Kung Fu with my kids. In form true to my life,it was probably not a good time to start since there is a tournament this weekend and the energy at the academy was a little tense...I overheard the owner of... Read more
Here we go...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      0 comments

This weekend was big for me. Big in a way that has nothing to do with fitness or weight loss. My son, my oldest child, turned 13. I posted his 13th birthday photo on facebook and the feedback was interesting....some sentimental mixed with a lot ... Read more
Liking this a lot:
Monday, September 05, 2011      0 comments

From a blog posted by YOOVIE on 8/31/11:
ndividual.asp?blog_id=4458571 "Embrace your phoenix Rise from the ashes of a past that weighs you down Revel in the glory and powe... Read more
Finally getting myself on track
Monday, September 05, 2011      0 comments

OK, so I did it - I completed the first week of training for the Walk Your Way 5k. I took the dogs out tonight and went for a mile & a half walk. It wasn't too bad but the time was kinda meh. But I guess before it took me a couple months to get ... Read more
Day 1 - Meant to exercise, drank wine instead
Thursday, August 25, 2011      0 comments

So, yesterday I logged back into my spark account and decided to give it a go...yet again. I was trying to explain to a co-worker (and failing miserably) how I just needed some time to re-think how I was going to approach this, instead of just c... Read more