Something in this universe is conspiring against me working out this week. Be it Mother Nature via a massive snowstorm nobody saw coming until the day before it came, or my kids misbehaving in ways I’ve never seen, it’s pretty clear I’ve had to fight this week just to make it to the gym. FindingContinue reading “not this week, satan”
If you want a dynamic, cardio-blast of a workout, one that tests your muscles in ways you’ve never dreamed, have I got the program for you. It’ll give your body AND mind a workout like you’ve never experienced. All you’ve got to do is put a pair of gloves on my 2-year-old daughter. She’s 28Continue reading “the next great exercise fad”
My alarm blared at 5:15am this morning. I scraped myself up, walked into the dark living room, pumped milk and then returned to the room to top off baby H before I left. I bade a quiet goodbye to my husband, patted our dog on her head, and left. Driving to the gym before theContinue reading “negative motivation”
I was in the zone forty minutes into an “overtime” hour-long workout at the gym. It was my favorite instructor, Amanda, my gym woman-crush (and based on the over packed class, I am not alone in admiring her) and after the day before’s dancing extravaganza it was my happy place. I don’t really ask for muchContinue reading “motherhood calling”
I took my first ever Zumba class today. I’ve avoided Zumba ever since I heard it was a thing, which had to be at least a decade ago. I’m not exactly one for dance, I’m not graceful or lithe and I’m pretty much always way too self-conscious with my dancing skills in public unless I’veContinue reading “zumba”
Strolling up to my 8:30am pilates class yesterday morning, I felt pretty accomplished. Here I was, surrounded by all the other fit-minded women in our little area of the island, and I was doing something positive for my health and body.
This photo is slightly hideous, but I am sharing it with a purpose. It was taken about 12 hours after I pushed out that little bundle cradled in my right arm. Now, look at the belly. Big, right? Rewind to just minutes before the picture. I had said goodbye to Husband, bigger kids, and motherContinue reading “the postpartum body”