Category Archives: Exercise

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow – Final Thoughts On Miraval

My last few hours at Miraval were uneventful – I packed up, had breakfast, picked up my boxed lunch and caught the shuttle to the airport.  On the way there I watched the scenery roll by and reflected on my … Continue reading

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Walking the Tightrope at Miraval

Day 4 dawned sunny and COLD!  I left my room at 7 to hit up the smoothie bar but by the time I arrived my hands were so cold that all I could think of was coffee.  So I nestled … Continue reading

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Day 3 at Miraval

I’m happy to say that day 3 was just as wonderful as day 2!  I woke up feeling a bit achy and sore (what do you expect when you do 3 cardio workouts and a yoga class in the same … Continue reading

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Day 2 at Miraval

Day 2 was a complete success – I managed to fit in all my scheduled activities and also scored a personal training session with the resident swim coach and a dip in the hot tub!  My day was jam-packed with … Continue reading

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DVD Review And Some Cool Things I Found On The Internet

Yesterday I tried this DVD on for size (no pun intended): Yoga: Just My Size with Megan Garcia – a yoga workout designed with overweight people in mind.  Here are my thoughts: This is definitely a good workout for larger … Continue reading

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It's a Thanksgiving Miracle!

This morning I was delighted to step on the scale and find that I have passed the 10 pound mark – a milestone made all the sweeter because it happened over Thanksgiving!  I attribute this success to a few factors: … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Success Story

Turkey Day has come and gone and I have one more thing to be thankful for this year – my plan worked!  My total calorie intake was about 2600 for the day – higher than a normal day, but definitely low … Continue reading

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First Training Goal Achieved

Last night I achieved my first triathlon training goal: swim 200 yards without a break.  A small goal, yes – but more than I could do three weeks ago, so I’m feeling pretty good about that!  I’ve decided my next … Continue reading

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Squeeze It In!

I sit at a desk all day, either on the phone or computer, often both.  Most days, I can feel my butt getting mushier with each passing minute.  Sometimes I stand up while I’m on the phone, hop from one … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Class: The Great Equalizer

I posted yesterday that if I got the chance to dance in public, I would.  Well….my gym recently added a hip hop aerobic dance class on Thursday nights.  This is actually something I’ve wanted to try for awhile, but as … Continue reading

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