One word for 2012

It's the first day of 2012, and although I know that I could make New Years Resolutions, I know that I won't stick to them.  Instead, I am going to follow the lead of a number of people, including Amber at www.strocel.com, whom I've known for longer that I will admit to you, and come up with a word that I will try to live by for the next year. Sound easy?  It wasn't for me.  It's been a big year … [Read more...]

Pushing the limits and breaking barriers

Tonight was a great night.  My limits, both physically and mentally, were pushed.  When I thought that I couldn't possibly do something even one more time, someone was there to help me up and give me the kick in the butt I needed to do it.  As I write this, I am exhausted.  My body is covered with bruises and pole burns, and tomorrow I figure that I will probably feel like an old lady, and be … [Read more...]

Unexpected changes

Sometimes, as I learned today, the changes that we are working towards don't always looks as we expect them to when we arrive.  I was at the store this afternoon with my husband, and I tried on a new ski jacket.  I have been going to the studio regularly 3-4 times a week, and have cleaned up my eating dramatically.  People have been commenting on the changes that they see in me.  I figured that … [Read more...]

Sexualizing our kids

Today, when I was perusing my twitter feed, I saw a link to a story about "loungerie" for little girls.  The story had some pictures, and I was so horrified that I don't even want to link to them.  Needless to say, these pictures featured little girls in full makeup, and pearls, and one had a little girl lounging on a chaise lounge wearing a top knotted up high on her chest and a pair of pink … [Read more...]

How pole dancing changed my life

About 6 months ago, I bought a discount coupon to go and check out some drop-in fitness classes at a local studio.  At first, I was a bit nervous  - after all, I didn't know anyone there, and I had never taken any of these classes before.  Plus, they did pole dancing there.  I had heard a little bit about pole fitness, as I knew someone who had done it a few years ago, but really, knew nothing … [Read more...]