Why do I write?

As some of you may know, a couple of days ago, I signed myself up for something called National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo for short.  By doing this, I have committed (and am challenging) myself to blog every day for the month of November.  I'm joining thousands of other bloggers in this challenge, and although I'm nervous about it, I'm looking forward to improving my skills as a blogger, … [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...]

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...]