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

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

In which my belly quits pdXercise and decides to start her own blog

Do you know what the Internet needs more of? Pale bellies! The other day, my very own belly decided to grace the Internet as a tribute to the online belly dance class that I took with Henna, an instructor based in Oregon.

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This weekend, I met Henna in person and took my first in-real-life belly dance class, so my belly has decided to make another appearance. In fact, at this rate, she has a mind of her own. Continue reading

pdXercise guest post: kicking egos and taking numbers

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I asked my pal and co-worker, Jen, to guest blog and share her wisdom with us all… because she kind of killed it at Firebrand Sports the other day. Firebrand was nice enough to offer some free “lunchtime express” classes to our office. I went with Jen to their “Pyrolates” class and then me and my jelly legs promptly left to go back to our desk and silently cry. Jen, on the other hand, immediately went on to finish their cycling class back to back… making her the official queen of badassery.  Continue reading