a journey of a thousand miles…

I haven’t hosted many guest bloggers here; in fact this is only my third time. I reached out to Helen because I really wanted to learn more about her story. We first met late last year, at the tail end of my 365-day journey. We clicked right away, supporting and cheering each other on, but then she disappeared at the end of…

throwing it down in May

Okay, okay…so we’re 5 days into May and I’m only just publishing my May goals. What with the April wrap-up and then the exciting news about my big contest win, I ran out of time. Also factoring into the delay this month were my BIG PLANS(!) to introduce a cool way to offer link ups to my monthly…

monthly challenges recap: April edition

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap. And my first to have to admit to failure. Sigh. As you may recall from my correcting my bad form post [AKA the man-up-and-grow-a-pair post], I took the time to actually spell out the April goals that I planned to chase: My April 2014 goals: 1. Focus on running: Run…

dancing into the light

One of the unexpected joys of blogging is the friendships I’ve cultivated with other bloggers. Since Sam first introduced herself to me, back in July, I have had a huge amount of respect for her. I knew her as a Morris Dancer, determined to get herself “fit enough to dance in a mask”.   I…

monthly challenges recap: march edition

Welcome to the third installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: A Return to Running After a long, long break from running (November – February), something compelled me to go back. Maybe it was the lack of a concrete challenge on the horizon. Maybe it was the need to have a portable exercise…

pssst…let me tell you a little secret

Diets don’t work. I didn’t charge you a dime for that hugely valuable piece of information. You’re welcome. Long time readers know that I first ranted about the total bullshit of the diet industry here.  Then I continued to vent here. I know I have bitched about this topic in a handful of other posts but, as Sweet Brown would…

monthly challenges recap: february edition

Welcome to the second installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: Barre fitness classes The first challenge I took on in February was 5 sessions at Pure Barre Fitness. I had heard much about this fitness craze, based on the principles of ballet training, and how these 55 minute classes could truly transform your body. I…

pure hell at Pure Barre

This post has been two weeks in the making. And now, due to a self-imposed deadline, I find myself writing it after an over-indulgent margarita-featured happy hour. Forgive the typos, won’t you? Five weeks ago I decided it was a good idea to buy another Groupon. We all know what happened the last time I did that. This…

a little reminder couldn’t hurt

When I first started out on the 365-day mission last year, one of the first investments I made was in a BodyMedia Core armband. Why? Because it would give me a real-time view (via the ugliest wristwatch on the planet) as to my progress against my calorie burn goals. In fact, the technology in this thing…