August 21, 2013


Waking up last Wednesday morning at 4:30 to get the car packed up for our trek to Florida, I kept thinking that what I needed more than five days of Zumba® Fitness classes was five days of rest. My body had been taking a beating in the classes I was teaching, my brain was tired […]

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August 15, 2013


This is happening…

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July 29, 2013

the baron

Dear Thing One and Thing Two, When we all rolled out of bed on Saturday we were excited. You both had plans with friends, we were going to have a house full of kids, the snacks were purchased and the sun was shining and everything was falling into place for a wonderful day. Just like […]

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July 24, 2013

THIS kind

One thing that has kept me too busy to write regularly is that I had a (work) baby. Samantha and I (and a lovely third lady who doesn’t have a blog for me to link to) gave birth to a group fitness studio on June 1st. The gestation was long – trio fitness was conceived over […]

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July 3, 2013

that voodoo that you do

The echo of excited squeals bounced around the wide open restaurant as the group of old friends (and new friends with old history) grew around the long table. Glasses clinked in boisterous toasts, cameras clicked, and the kind of laughter that makes you lose your breath was everywhere. Plates of food were ordered and passed […]

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June 26, 2013

suckhole zumba – take two

If I were still a GOOD blogger, my blog would have been updated at least once in the last month be full of posts about fitbloggin and all the cool things we’ll do in Portland. But that would not be me. I’ve been neck deep in opening a business and I have post ideas written […]

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May 20, 2013

white knuckles

Dear Very Hard Worker; I noticed you in class long before you came up and spoke to me. I have only been a fitness instructor for a couple of years, but I see a lot from the front of the room. I can see when you’re having a good day, when you feel energetic and […]

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April 22, 2013


So, more and more I’m getting questions from friends and readers about different ‘issues’ that arise when one takes on a journey such as mine – the one from fatass to fabulous – and I sometimes hesitate to answer them here because really, all I’ve done is get more fabulous. I’m still in my heart […]

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April 18, 2013

in your pocket

It’s National Poetry Month. Did you know? Yeah, me neither. But it is. And today is a special part of that month called Poem in your Pocket day. I think the idea behind it is to carry a poem around in your pocket and share it with people you meet throughout the day. I’ll admit […]

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April 16, 2013


What winning the Fitbloggin’ Roommate Lottery looks like. Damn autocorrect! Oh my God. When was the last time we talked? Why haven’t I returned that email she sent yesterday? Please be okay! Please be okay please be okay please be okay please be okay… Doing the Ugly Cry of Relief. The closest thing I have […]

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