Giving thanks while rock climbing

While I have no problem baring my midriff on the Internet (twice!), sharing my personal life has always been something I have struggled with online. But, this year has been one helluva year and I feel like I need to make a public announcement to fully show my appreciation for 2013. So, here goes…  http://wp.me/p3IOE0-l0 Continue reading

pdXercise confessions: who has 2 thumbs and is in 2 accidental workout relationships? This gal.

I, Ms. exercise ADD, have a GIANT confession to make: I have been taking Pilates and pole dancing classes every week. I am not sure how this happened, but I’ve been visiting NW Pilates and the Diva Den Studio like clock-work. I have no idea if I’ll stick with these classes forever, but I seem to have tricked myself into full-on exercise commitment for the time being (of course now that I said that out-loud I’ll probably get cold feet and run away screaming so let’s keep this on the DL).

By the way, this doesn’t mark the end of my exercise experimentation. Hardly! November has way too many fun (and free!) fitness events to stop gym-hopping now. This month features new community rides at Firebrand as well as a complimentary Bamboo Bodies class happening this week at PulsePDX to name just a few. Check out this month’s lineup below!

This is my badass face

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Scary, right?

So, let’s be honest for a second: it’s hard to be intimidating when you’re the size of a large child. I’m actually not making fun of myself when I say this. It is a legitimately proven fact since I regularly purchase maxi dresses from the children’s section.  Continue reading

My muscles now have PTSD in clothing stores

I worked out in a clothing store again. Not on my own because I would have probably been arrested, but at a free class that Athleta offers during the week.

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I tried a Total Core Body workout class that they have in their store after hours and it was harrrrd. So hard that I’m not confident I’ll be able to go shopping for exercise apparel without my muscles dropping and giving 20 without my permission.  Continue reading

They call me “short saddle”

Did you know that the reason I have never enjoyed riding stationary bikes is in part due to the fact that I’m so short that most stationary bikes don’t fit me properly? Did you know that the other reason is in part due to the fact that riding a stationary bike is really f*cking hard?

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That’s my spinning face. I know it’s not entirely clear that I’m thinking “OMG-I-DON’T-THINK-I-CAN-DO-THIS-WHY-DO-PEOPLE-DO-THIS-TO-THEMSELVES” but I am definitely thinking that.  Continue reading