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Patience is a Vulture

Patience is not among my personality traits. In fact, I fight frequently and valiantly to prevent IMpatience from becoming one of my defining characteristics. So I say “thank you” to Things We Forget for this: I like the idea of learning how to choose the appropriate time and place to deal with stuff, talk about stuff, do stuff… instead of needing everything to be the way I want it... read more

Body Respect Commandments

A few weeks ago, I talked about personal commandments that can help guide us through our day. Today, I’m sharing “body respect commandments” from the blog Weightless. In the book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, authors Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch lay out five “commandments” that can help us treat ourselves with loving care. My body deserves to be... read more

Whole30: Day 19

From June 1 through June 30, I’m participating in the Whole30 clean-up/change your life/heal thyself plan. (Here’s why.) TrainingI did it! I planned a workout for today, then I woke up, took Synthroid, waited the required 30 minutes, ate a protein snack as recommended by Dallas and Moxy-Boss, put on my watch, and hit the backyard. I did it! Warmup2:00 jump rope – practice fancy... read more

Whole30: Day 18

From June 1 through June 30, I’m participating in the Whole30 clean-up/change your life/heal thyself plan. (Here’s why.) Join me now for another True Confessions update on my Whole30 experience. I should probablyy state right up front that, technically, I should be starting my 30 days anew because I’ve had treats here and there. I’m not re-starting the 30 days. My goals are... read more

Pizza Brings People Together

Cue a rousing version of “It’s a Small World” (which, by the way, was my favorite Disney attraction when I was a kid*)… At the pizza party Tuesday night, I saw the smiley gentleman below sporting an Arts & Letters Daily t-shirt. It seemed like serendipity since I’d just discovered that awesome treasure chest of big ideas a few days before. When I commented on his fine... read more

CrossFit Watertown: Kill That Voice

I can’t say it better, so go to CrossFit Watertown and read all about how to “Kill That Voice.” I saw this great t-shirt from CrossFit CapOp: It just says “Kill That Voice.” You know what they’re talking about: The voice in your head that has always been with you, right from the early days. It tells you that you can’t do this, that you’re not strong enough, fast enough,... read more

The Value of "As RX’d"

CrossFit Austin lays down some kickass science on doing workouts RX and scaled. “We [have you scale workouts], not because we love torturing you, or making you look bad on the world wide internet by displaying your time with some scaling next to your name.  Chances are good that your grandma, or that cheerleader you dated in middle school, or your dog Duke won’t ever even read the... read more

Whole30: Day 15

From June 1 through June 30, I’m participating in the Whole30 clean-up/change your life/heal thyself plan. (Here’s why.) TrainingRest day. FoodI accidentally skipped my snacks (!), so I might have been slightly underfed, but I had sweet potato and chicken breast, chicken, kale, honeydew melon, and jicama. Went to a potluck for dinner and navigated the buffet table pretty well: smoked brisket,... read more

I’m Going to Eat Pizza

A few weeks ago, in the spirit of exploring new possibilities now that my ‘normal’ life has imploded in spectacular fashion, I went to a backyard BBQ at the home of a friend-of-a-friend. It was mostly an excuse to comb my hair and put on lipstick. I expected good food and conversation – what I got was even better. I got an invitation to a Pizza Night hosted by Christian Bowers, the foodie... read more

Whole30: Day 14

From June 1 through June 30, I’m participating in the Whole30 clean-up/change your life/heal thyself plan. (Here’s why.) TrainingI had a totally intimidating, so-unsuccessful-it-felt-successful workout this morning; more on that at a later date. For the purposes of this accountability report, you should know there were snatches, box jumps, handstand pushups, jump rope, and thrusters (grrrrr.)... read more

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