Odds and Ends

1. Everything about the woman in the above photo is perfection to me. Absolute perfection. 2. I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Jewelmint giveaway from a few weeks ago. Sorry, guys! The winner of the JewelMint jewelry is #41, Abi! Congratulations, Abi. I’ll be contacting you shortly. 3. Speaking of giveaways, don’t […]

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Pilates-Infused Fitness DVDs

I mentioned last month how our family decided to join a gym, which meant saying goodbye to thrice-weekly, small group Pilates reformer sessions with my trainer, Erica Ziel. I worked out with Erica from February until December of last year, and watched my body morph into a shape that I’d never witnessed with any other […]

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Odds and Ends No. 6

1. Thanks for all of your exercise recs last week. I attended my first spin class in over a decade today, and man, I missed that sweat-dripping, heart-racing, bass-thumping, thigh-burning kind of cardio. I’ve got some barre and mat pilates classes coming up, so hopefully I can find that perfect mix of cardio and toning. […]

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Happy Monday! (And An Exercise Request…)

A few things on this (rare) rainy morning in Southern California. 1. I redesigned my site again. Actually, D redesigned my site. Don’t we love D? I love D. Especially when he picks up on my very subtle clues that I’m needing a change. (You know, like staring out the window with a fake tear, […]

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A Lululemon Epiphany

I now possess the knowledge as to why Lululemon can charge $98 for a pair of workout pants. The breathable, 4-way stretch providing support and allowing freedom of movement? Nope. The waistband inner stash pocket and flat seams? Nah. The ability to transform your fanny into a work of art?? Negative, Ghost Rider. The bright […]

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Losing the Baby Weight (The Second Time Around)

Two days before Whoorlita turned 3 months old, the local daily deal on Plum District was a month-long boot camp. I stared at the screen for all of 4 seconds before clicking the purchase button. I knew that if I allowed myself even a minute to stew over it, I would make 1,000 excuses as […]

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