This is why I don't do cardio
I had plans to do a nice, long yin practice when I got home from school today, but someone brought me Burger King for lunch, and I’ve only had fast food a handful of times in the last three years, and french fries taste so good! But that meant I had to get on the elliptical in my apartment office. I’m now so cranky that I am jealous of my friend’s tea collection. Half of which I...
I have a confession
I’m a size 10. And I wear skinny jeans.
Make me a morning person
As I type this, it’s almost eleven in the morning. I’ve been awake for five hours. I’ve been dressed for approximately half an hour. This is my usual weekend routine—wake up about the same time as I wake up on the weekdays and then either lounge in bed or take a blanket to the couch, put on a movie, and doze for a few hours. I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty...
The best guilt-trip ever
My friend had taken a job and moved out of state. He came back to visit one spring and wanted to go to his old yoga studio. He told us that there was a community class on Sunday afternoon that he’d treat us to, and then he’d take us all to dinner. My response? “I’ll meet you for dinner.” That was not allowed. So I pulled on some pants with an elastic waistline (best...
For the record
This is not going to be some “train for a marathon in five weeks” or “get ready for a bikini body” kind of thing. Mostly because A) I don’t run and B) while I certainly wouldn’t mind being all Victoria’s-Secret-model for the summer (who would?), I really like food. And I like my life. And I’m not willing to give up either in order to drop the...
This blog shares a premiere with Zero, written by Arizona author Tom Leveen. Tom’s having his debut party tonight, and I can’t be there, which saddens me. It’s one of the things I really miss about being home. He’s celebrating the release of his book at the site of my first real job. I got to know Tom after I had stopped working there (being a full-time student and putting...
Whoa, hello, assertiveness! How lovely to make your acquaintance.– Tom Leveen, author of Zero
Aye, it is all my doing
So it has come to this. This entire undertaking is the result of a talk with my good friend, Kendra. It was January 2012, and I was on a visit to my hometown after moving in the space of six hours to start a job twelve hours later. Kendra pointed out that I had a unique opportunity—I’m young, single, a voracious reader, and prone to making rash decisions (see the above job...