Another nice Chatsworth walk!

Yesterday's walk was on the Not really a "hike," per se. To me, a hike involves hills, gullies, backpacks, and of course, mud galore.  No, yesterday was definitely a gentle, peaceful walk! And it's someplace I've been before -- in fact, I blogged about it this past January: Brown's Creek Bike Path in Chatsworth, California! … Continue reading Another nice Chatsworth walk!

Friday Five: The superbloom is…it’s everywhere, man!

Happy Friday, everybody! So, have you come across any of the stories in the Otherwise Perpetually Depressing News Cycle (OPDNC) about Southern California's "Superbloom" -- the explosion of wildflowers (mostly the delicate orange poppy) following all the torrential rains of the past few months? Well, strangely enough for the Lamestream Media, it's actually true! But … Continue reading Friday Five: The superbloom is…it’s everywhere, man!

A few good reasons NOT to go to the gym today (even if you love your gym)!

Uh, yeah, time to get to work, huh? OK (yawn, stretch) hang on! Sorry, I should be more awake than this -- I did go to the gym yesterday, after all (hi, Kaily, Charles, and Nathan at Anytime Fitness Chatsworth, here's your shout-out, as promised!). And I'm glad I went -- it's been a while, … Continue reading A few good reasons NOT to go to the gym today (even if you love your gym)!

Rare Saturday post: take a hike!

Hey, everyone, sorry I forgot about the "Friday Five" yesterday! Actually, I didn't forget so much as ... well ... actually, I did forget, sorry! But to make up for it, here's some photos from a hike I took this morning with a group of people from Anytime Fitness in Chatsworth, CA -- enjoy! This … Continue reading Rare Saturday post: take a hike!

Friday ̷F̷i̷v̷e̷ Three: Nonscale victories and helpful trainers!

Hmm, just realized it's been quite a while since I've tried to find five random things and connect them in some way. Let's see if I still have the knack! Non-scale victory -- Tried on and BOUGHT three new shirts at Ross yesterday, and two "gently used" shirts from Goodwill -- and they were all MEDIUMS … Continue reading Friday ̷F̷i̷v̷e̷ Three: Nonscale victories and helpful trainers!

When Nature Calls!

So there I was, Wednesday morning, debating which of my two gyms to go to for my workout. 24 Hour Fitness in Simi, with the awesome pool? Or the equally awesome Anytime Fitness Chatsworth, with the super-fun video treadmills? I was at a crossroads (literally! Roscoe and Valley Circle, for you fellow Valley-ites). I had … Continue reading When Nature Calls!

Post-Anniversary Chocolate Truffles Weigh-in!

Well, howdy there, friends old and new! As you regulars know, around here, Monday is Rhymin' Weekly Weigh-In Day! So fasten your seat belts, 'cause here we goooo: 198.0 Yay, a little bit of a loss there! I wasn't sure there'd be one at all. See, this past Saturday was our 11th wedding anniversary (thank … Continue reading Post-Anniversary Chocolate Truffles Weigh-in!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Post-Hike edition!

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! Yes, it's time once again for me to entertain you with the Rhymin' Weekly Weigh-in, wherein all those years of judiciously studying the classic poetic works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Walt Whitman, and Edgar A. Guest finally pay off! Ready? Here we go! 210 Lookin' good (and if you've never … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Post-Hike edition!