December 22, 2013

the season

I have had a lot few sleepless nights this week, laying in the dark blinking at the ceiling trying to get my arms around the fact that it’s almost  January. Back when trio was actually a trio, last Spring when we were strategizing and planning and birthing our baby, several times we commented about just […]

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November 4, 2013


Dear Mrs Fatass, My fat ass misses your fat ass. You used to write – things that touched me, things that were vulnerable, things that made me snort with laughter. Then something dark happened, and you alluded to it, but you didn’t elaborate, and you became silent. Cautious. Reticent. I just want you to know, […]

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September 13, 2013

tiny dancer

Dear Thing Two; Last year we had your ears pierced for your birthday. You were nervous, but so very excited to get to wear earrings like a big girl. I picked you up from school and took you to lunch and the pictures you drew on the placemat was full of designs that you wanted […]

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August 26, 2013


My biggest struggle in losing the 50 pounds that I’ve wanted to lose since beginning this here blog four years ago isn’t a lack of knowledge about how to do it. It isn’t because I have no resources or that I think that tracking or eating right is too hard. It isn’t because I battle […]

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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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