When I was on mat leave with my son, my office shut down and I ended up with an involuntary, very, very extended maternity leave while I looked for work. It was an extremely stressful time in my life. I was carrying baby weight and the burden of needing to find work while, at the same time, having … [Read more...]
Can We Please Stop Fitness Shaming?
I was never a very athletic kid. I was always in the back half of those picked for teams, and while I tried hard, I wasn't great at team sports. I played for my elementary school basketball team in grades 7 and 8 (everyone made the team) and it was during my time on that team that I first … [Read more...]
New Fitness Regime
I have let myself go over the past few years. I am way too heavy for a guy that stands at a very intimidating 5'6. I swear I am slowly turning into a sphere. My whole life I have been up and down in weight, unfortunately, more up than down. Here is how the last 20 years have gone. Teenager: … [Read more...]
Vacation!? But From Everything?
Okay not yet, but I'm starting to get into full vacation excitement mode. Last year, Will and I took a New York state roadtrip. We visited friends on Long Island, in Manhattan and in Rochester. It was an amazing trip - except for that night Will peed on my friends new couch - oh well, he's … [Read more...]
Lose the baby weight!
Okay so after 8 kiddies being popped out of this tiny body frame I have to say that I don't look THAT bad. However, there are a few annoying things that I would like to improve upon. the saggy boobs the boob size the thicker waist the bigger butt the bigger thighs the scar tissue over hang … [Read more...]
Well, Knock Me Over With a Feather
Because I'm stunned that this thing actually works! It's a whole body vibration machine. I know, I know, you're seeing visions of housewives in the 30s with those belts strapped around their hips. Well, we all know those didn't work. And honestly, that's what I thought when an old friend of … [Read more...]
Wii Too Much Fun!
Yes. I did it. I stood in line in the freezing cold rain on Saturday morning for no less than two hours. Just to get my hands on one of these: You got it! Sucker for gadgets, right here! It's a funny story, actually, how I came to be standing in line for a video game accessory. See, my little … [Read more...]
The Wednesday Update
WEIGHT UP/DOWN THIS WEEK: -1.3POUNDS TO GO TO GOAL: 20.5 So it seems that working out and eating well pays off. 'Cause you didn't already know that, right? But what is it about me and my Sundays? I was on a weight-loss-get-fit tear. I ate well. I worked out 3 times (not including Yoga). I was down … [Read more...]