Archive for June, 2013

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.