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Smoking is beyond gross
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      3 comments

When I'm not kicking ass at the gym, I teach piano. On Mondays, I teach piano to in-home students. I have been going to this particular student's house for over a year, but last night during the lesson, I kept smelling faint cigarette smoke. ... Read more
One week to 2nd half marathon - goals
Sunday, February 22, 2009      1 comments

Base: finish upright and smiling Stretch: 2:10 and PR (current PR: 2:12:55) Reach: sub 2:10... Read more
25 things about me
Friday, February 06, 2009      2 comments

1. If you had told my 15 year old self that I'd be a personal trainer, totally obsessed with exercise and eating healthy, and training for a marathon, my 15 year old self would have told you to get your head checked. And then gone to McDonalds. ... Read more
Preventing cancer
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      1 comments

If you had cancer previously, had a close family member die from it, or just have a strong family history of it, why, WHY, would you not do everything in your power to prevent it? 2 cases in point: This woman's mom died quite young of ... Read more
child abuse?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      8 comments

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I attended the first birthday party of our niece. Her mom cut a huge piece of cake with massive amounts of icing for the birthday girl. That same size piece of cake would have made me violently ill with... Read more
I'm a size 0 - don't call me a TWIG!
Sunday, January 25, 2009      6 comments

I find it interesting that people can complain about being called fat.. (there was a post about a girl who went shopping and the salesperson said something) but then in the same post say, "I don't want to be some size 0 twig!" I'm a size 0 ... Read more
A short history of running - by Me.
Friday, January 23, 2009      0 comments

I wrote this for another forum and thought it would make a good blog entry! 2 years ago, I could teach 2 spin classes in a row, but one day when the trainers went for a group 4K jog, I was dying and had to beg for a walk break. I was so emb... Read more
Blood pressure update - GOOD NEWS FINALLY!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

This past weekend, my dad gave me an extra BP cuff that he had lying around, and I've been tracking my BP every morning upon waking. So far, every reading except 1 has been in the 11x/8x range. I even took my BP today at the gym right afte... Read more
More blood pressure woes
Saturday, January 17, 2009      2 comments

Every time I buy BC pills, they take my BP because the clinic doesn't allow you to buy pills if your BP is over a certain number. Yesterday the clinic almost didn't sell me pills because my BP was sky high. Before last fall, my BP was consi... Read more
8.5 years at the gym, and this is a first, thankfully.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008      2 comments

I stupidly put dumbbells that my client was using on a bench instead of on the floor. Since they're not hex dumbbells, one rolled off and landed squarely on my toe. Yeah, got the wind knocked out of me and my toe is very sore but it's definite... Read more
This made my YEAR
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      4 comments

One of my long time clients wrote this about me. See it larger here: farm4.static.flickr.com/
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My, how the tables have turned!
Friday, December 12, 2008      2 comments

My husband, the (hopefully) reformed regular Coke addict, actually got annoyed at me when he discovered that I used a tiny bit of cane sugar in his new favourite dinner, sweet & sour chicken. Normally I wouldn't use the sugar - the recipe c... Read more
Preparing for the deluge
Wednesday, December 10, 2008      1 comments

There are 8 more piano teaching days until Christmas holidays. You know what that means? TONS AND TONS OF CHEAP GROSS CHOCOLATE AS GIFTS! Even from people who *know* I don't eat candy and chocolate. Sometimes I keep 1 package of something nic... Read more
Not as fit as I thought I was
Sunday, December 07, 2008      2 comments

Today, my husband was flipping through vacation photos from 2005 that I'd never seen before. I'm not entirely sure what happened in the 2nd half of 2005, but I was under a lot of stress...because in June I looked like this: flickr.... Read more
Challenge conventional wisdom
Sunday, November 30, 2008      2 comments

With all the information available to us at our fingertips today, it is important to educate yourself on ALL angles in order to make an informed decision about what is right FOR YOU. Last summer, I was watching my SIL feed her daughter "bab... Read more

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