Monthly Archives: July 2012

Naked Zumba




Yea, right.  I’m just not very good at staying still long enough to allow the above to happen, however, if I found a place as lovely as the pic, I sure as hell would try!  So, the girls went to the farm with Nonny and Aunt Bobbie for 4 days leaving my house gloriously quiet, clean and well, quiet.  They returned for a nano second only to leave AGAIN for 4 more days off to camping and what not.  Without me.  That’s the key part again.  People, I am NEVER without both of my children at the same time, so let me tell you, there was a little party going on inside my head!  I felt a bit off-center for the first hour with the house so quiet, but that quickly changed as I immediately stripped off my clothes and did Wii Zumba ALONE in my underwear.  Why the hell not!?!  I giggled like a school girl wrapped in my guilt and shame of NOT missing them as I salsa danced around the living room with my bottle of red wine.  Hell yes!  Oh sure, there was cleaning and yard work, time with friends, errands, blah blah blah. But mostly there were things involving bubbles, books and wine…..and my new bicycle.   Someday I will learn to be quiet enough inside my head to tell my ass to sit still to meditate.  For now, naked red wine Zumba shall suffice.  P.S.  It’s another whole year before I get this again.  Gah!


I’m in Love……..


Roses are Red

Tulips are Yellow

I am in love with


As you all know, I’ve been on a quest, more like the “Movement” of getting healthy in all areas of life.  Going to the eye doc for prescription check is easy.  Heading to the dentist for the much needed and largely ignored root canal, eh, not so bad.  Loving life when my feet hit the floor……most days I got that down.  Finding the right fitness regime just bites my ass!  I’m serious.  I want to be able to do things physically that I did when I was 20 and I’m easily frustrated when my muscles will not cooperate.  What do you mean I have to build back up to stuff?!?  What the hell ?  I used to be able to do back flips, front flips, round off back everything’s for 2 hours and THEN head to dance class while teaching aerobics classes.  Yes, I miss my 20 year old bod – the way it looked and felt and I’m pissed that I never appreciated what all that was.  That’s what happened to us 80’s gals when the trend was to wear humongous t-shirts and hair.  Fashion was way stupid then.  Had no idea how beautiful and powerful my muscles were, so of course, the element of “if I had known then what I know now” is haunting.  BUT, it’s completely lame to dwell on unrealistic things.  Frankly I wouldn’t trade what I know now for the muscle tone and tiny waist I had then.  Yah, knowing is far more valuable.   So I take what I know and put it to the test……the true test of strength comes from within, so being there and capitalize on it in every way you can.  There’s where I begin every day now.

I enrolled my kiddos in Taekwondo several weeks back and was so impressed that I jumped right into class alongside them.  So you think just because it’s hosted at the Walnut Creek YMCA, it’s an easy peasy lame little class that you learn how to throw a couple punches and kicks, huh?  Yah, I thought so too.  This isn’t “wax on, wax off” nonsense.  Seriously, truth be told, I had hoped to toss my kids in the class for a little fun discipline in training while I went off to bust ass somewhere else in the gym.  DO NOT KID YOURSELF!  I am in love with my Tues/Thurs power hour with Grandmaster Ferry.  Y’all need to get signed up because not only will you seriously sweat, it is fun and if you will find a powerful force within you that will wake up and say “holy shit, give me some more of  THAT!”  Of course you gotta want it.  This isn’t for the weak hearted – no flinging arms and legs.  Powerful mind = powerful body = powerful mind.  No slackers allowed!  Master Ferry shares his philosophies as he trains as well.  I have to add, one of my favorite things is watching him kick all of our asses and yet he softens when directing the kids.  Check out the website for more info and give it a try.  The girls and I test in 3 weeks in hopes to move up to low orange belt but I gotta say…… ain’t gonna be easy to pass this test!

I still haven’t found the other fitness “thing” that I wake up every day and say “I can’t wait to do that!”  Yes, I WANT to be a runner, but my hips disagree.  I WANT WANT WANT but am my own worst enemy.  Baby steps suck!  They might be necessary to avoid injury but my mind wants things.  My heart wants things.  But my butt doesn’t want to cooperate.  So……….

I bought a new bicycle.  She’s so beautiful that I don’t want to get her dirty with road grime!  Kidding…….my first true road warrior voyage is tomorrow.  To be continued……

Meanwhile, put some positive focus out into the universe for my fitness journey cuz’ some days I just make myself dizzy trying to find my ‘THING”  Good news = taekwondo is my new chocolate pie.  Bad news = it aint enough yet.  *hugs*  M