Five exercises that sound like they’re … er … something else!!

Happy Friday, everybody! Are you ready for something a little … different today? Have you ever noticed that some exercises, which may be perfectly nice and normal and good for you, have names which are kinda, um, risqué? Or just plain gross? For example: Burpees - Actually, "burpees" are this full-body exercise where you get … Continue reading Five exercises that sound like they’re … er … something else!!

Monday Weigh-In: Finally, Fall!

And the first thing that's falling is -- my weight! Let's start with that, shall we? 'Cause I'm pretty happy about it! Remember last week when I was up to 186.2, post-potluck? Well, feast your orbs on THIS! 183.6 Yes, the weight is falling -- and that's appropriate, 'cause it's finally FALL, y'all! OK, yeah, … Continue reading Monday Weigh-In: Finally, Fall!

Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

(sigh) OK, let's get right to it, shall we, 'cause this is one o'them "teachable moments" y'all've heard tell about. Ready? Let's go! Today's Weight:  198.0 And what was last week's weight? Let's see ... oh yeah ... 194.8. Which means since last week -- a mere seven days -- I've GAINED 3.2 pounds! Oh … Continue reading Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

The “Saturday Some” — a new thing, kinda sorta

If you're a regular follower of this blog, you may have wondered what happened to my regular "Friday Five" post. Yeah ... well, the long answer is, "It was sunny and bright, so I decided to go out for a long drive to a wonderful place I haven't visited for quite a while," and the short … Continue reading The “Saturday Some” — a new thing, kinda sorta

Friday Five: Yes, you CAN get in shape without a gym — here’s 5 ideas to try!

While it's true I've been going to the gym a lot more lately, it's NOT because I think going to the gym is the only -- or even the best -- place to exercise. Au contraire, Pierre! As a matter of fact, during this past week, I haven't set foot in a gym, and yet I … Continue reading Friday Five: Yes, you CAN get in shape without a gym — here’s 5 ideas to try!

Is weight gain on vacation inevitable? Not necessarily!

Good morning, everyone, and welcome! Time once again for the Rhymin' Weekly Weigh-in, and of course, this is the Post-Vakay Weigh-in, so there may be some issues to deal with! Ready? Here we go! 197.0 Yeah ... it's a slight gain! Oh well...inevitable, right? Because I was on vacation for a week, and it's perfectly … Continue reading Is weight gain on vacation inevitable? Not necessarily!

Five ways to keep from gaining weight on that summer road trip!

Hey everyone -- it's that time of year! Everyone's loading up the minivans and heading out onto the Great Open Road! But be careful -- it's way too easy to get all cramped up and sore in the car, when you're strapped in and having nothing to do but watch the scenery. I get it -- … Continue reading Five ways to keep from gaining weight on that summer road trip!

On becoming a Gym Rat

Wow. Well, I never thought this would happen, but as of this past Wednesday, I've actually got TWO gym memberships, simultaneously! In addition to my on-again, off-again recurring 24 Hour Fitness membership (it's all about the POOL, people!!), I've just signed up with Anytime Fitness for a year. And THAT one, my friends, is all … Continue reading On becoming a Gym Rat