BodySMOOCHES

“Jillian Michaels’ BodySHRED class is coming to the Y!” So read the post for one my local Y locations, in Facebook. A few months ago there as a similar post for a class called “R.I.P.P.E.D.” I expect BodyREND, then BodyDETONATE to be on that schedule in the future. What is this love affair with masochism,…

Ready to be steady

Among the reindeer games played in the last 48 hours was our second annual game of Cocktail Roulette: Steve and I stayed home & mixed new drinks for each other on new year’s eve. We found it to be a remarkably creative activity to be doing as 2012 ended! We explored sweet, bitter, buttery, fresh…

Stick to the plan.

Torta di Noci, originally uploaded by arahbahn. On the morning of January 1, I participated in a most excellent 75-minute group cycle class at the South Family YMCA. During the song breaks, Kathy the instructor got each of us to share an intention for the new year. How do you keep it brief enough that…

familiar and yet not so

Seven months ago I shelved my love of rock climbing, as well as my rock gym membership. I did so in the interest of shaking my life up a bit, and in the interest of making progress on one of my life goals: teach something. I signed up for a yoga teacher training course. Last…

It’s intimidating.

One of the things we discussed, and practiced, in my very first Teacher Training class two evenings ago was “AUM.” I’d seen it spelled like that in the course outline and my first thought that it was some acronym having to do with physiology or orthopedics. Somewhat humorously, it was my mildly yoga-averse husband who…