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...]

Sometimes, you just need to believe…

Sometimes, you just need to believe in yourself a little bit more.  I didn't, and it caused me to seriously doubt all that I have been working for over the past 8+ months. Case in point.    I had worked at my fitness studio's booth for the local women's show over the weekend, and had participated in demos every hour for the 2 days that I was there.  These demos included us doing either a Groove … [Read more...]

So much fun

I love listening to Q singing and playing his instruments.  From a very early age, he has shown a huge interest in music.  He and I started going to parent and baby music classes when he was about 3 months old, and he's gone every semester since then.  He is a natural drummer - anything and everything around him is or can become some sort of percussion instrument.  While I will admit that it gets … [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...]

Getting back in the saddle

I was so excited when I did my first blog a couple months ago and was determined that I was going to keep at it.  Then life got in the way.  Every time I would sit down to write for a few minutes, something came up. Q wanted me to do something, the phone rang, I got distracted.  Sure, it's easy to come up with all of these excuses  reasons as to why I didn't have time to do it, but in doing that, … [Read more...]