June 11, 2013


Here’s the new baseline.  I’ll weigh in on Fridays going forward.

Weight 175.4

43.8 % Body Fat

40.01 % Water


B: 43″

W: 36″

Hips: 46″

I’m 5’3″. Typically wearing size 14.

June 4, 2013

How You Gonna Lift it With Your Arms Folded Tight?

What are your favorite running songs?  I love to mix it up, and I sometimes listen to songs while running that I wouldn’t listen to otherwise.  Here’s some songs in heavy rotation on my running playlist:

Dog Days are Over-Florence and the Machine
Sexy M.F.-Prince
Another One Bites the Dust-Queen
Breaking the Girl-Red Hot Chili Peppers
I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot-Ween
Solsbury Hill-Peter Gabriel
Where Is My Mind-Pixies
Tightrope-Janelle Monae
Empire State of Mind-Jay-Z
25 Miles-Edwin Starr
Lose Yourself-Eninem
Testify-Rage Against the Machine
How You Like Me Now-The Heavy
Immigrant Song-Led Zeppelin
Toxic-Britney Spears
London Calling-The Clash
Let’s Get It Started-The Black Eyed Peas
Right as Rain-Adele
Month of May-Arcade Fire*

*Title for this post pulled from lyrics to Month of May-Arcade Fire. (They were shocked in the suburbs!)

June 2, 2013

Burlesque like it’s 2003

For thirty six years I stayed off the pole, but yesterday in honor of a friends birthday I joined her in a burlesque class.  I had no idea what to wear (turns out I should have gone with Some cute shorts, a cute bra, and a long men’s shirt.  Instead I wore leggings and a camisole.  I was not undressing any further.  I did manage to bring my heels.

Must say, while I imagined some boas and a little “Big Spender” it was a real workout.  It was hot and I don’t mean sexy up in there. Before the class was over I had pole burn and a bruise on my leg from the one simple pole move we were taught.

Verdict, I am not likely to be on the pole again any time soon.  I’ve been wary of the burlesque and pole dance fitness movement (which is really probably long over at this point) but it was a legitimate workout.  I may have even had a little fun.

May 30, 2013


I am not pinning any more fashion pictures of girls that do not any way match my body type on Pinterest!  I follow some fantastic people with great taste, but what looks good on the standard thin model body type will not work for me. 

May 29, 2013

I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet

I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet

I’m a little in love with this witty review of Gwyneth Paltrow’s book, It’s All Good. 

May 28, 2013

I’m back!

Hello! A couple years later.

Let me catch you up.

I lost some weight!

I ran some races!

I ran a half marathon!

My dad died!

I ate all the things.

July 26, 2011

Size…ain’t nothing but a number

No shit.

June 30, 2011


 To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted… –Ecclesiastes

When we moved into our new home in May I started a vegetable garden, but I was already planting late in the season.  I suppose I considered myself some sort of master of nature, because I planted seeds that were out of season…sure I could nurture them into fruitfulness.  No master of nature am I.  It was amazing to watch, when I did honor the heat and the timing, how quickly those plants sprang to life.  Things flourish in their time.  Pay attention and you may be rewarded.

June 14, 2011

Farm to Market

The work that goes into growing and preparing the food we eat deserves our mindful eating.

April 28, 2011

30 Day Shred, Day 1, Workout 1, Again

Dear Jillian who can Always use a Good Chest Fly,

I think I threw my back out.