Category Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday: finally joined the Y

Last Sunday I joined the local YMCA. The cost is a bit high for a gym of this quality, $75/month, but it is in walking distance and the hours are convenient. I suppose the $75 would be quite a bargain if I also wanted to shoot hoops and swim laps in the pool full of […]

Fitness Friday: Back on the Wagon

So last week while visiting Mom I pulled my brother’s old dumbbells out of the closet and appropriated them. My old gym moved in mid-February and I have not gotten any exercise since. I am not impressed with any of the other local gyms. I also dusted off my kettlebell, and this week I have […]

Fitness Friday: Mental Toughness

We have all heard about schools and universities teaching young people to cultivate fragility as if it were a virtue and not a vice. My reaction to stories about emotional support animals, cry rooms, and adult coloring books is always to rend my garments and shout O tempora! O mores! but maybe there is an […]

Fitness Friday: It is nice to be average

A short but fascinating article about the two sides of being a beautiful woman. The good: you never want for a job or attention from men. The bad: other women hate you. One of the worst things about being beautiful is that other women absolutely despise you. Women have made me cry my whole life. […]

Fitness Friday: Sleep!

Between my gym closing and the interminable winter blues I completely dropped my exercise program and spent the last two months huddled in my apartment. But since today, April 13th, is the first spring-like day of 2018, my thoughts have turned back to regular exercise. I need a new gym. There are a few withing […]

Fitness Friday! Thoughts on the clean.

Welcome to Fitness Friday, where I bring up embarrassing personal anecdotes to motivate myself to get into shape. On the fat front: after a few weeks of slowly gaining I seem to have returned to late December levels, measuring 33.5″ at the navel. Unfortunately I have not been writing down what I eat because I […]