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Vacation in Greece
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      10 comments

The last time I went Europe, it was also the year I'd been laid off. I was laid off again about 3.5 years after that. It's five years since that first lay off. This year, I decided to celebrate getting a new job by going back to Europe. I did a ... Read more
Why I Haul My Keister to the Gym
Thursday, July 18, 2013      15 comments

I've been enjoying the new contract job. I still haven't heard whether or not I'll be asked to stay as a permanent employee. However, on a positive note, there is no way the project is going to be done by the end of August. So, I know I'll be st... Read more
Audition Today
Saturday, August 18, 2012      23 comments

Audition ? Am I an actress ? yes and no. I'm a performer, but not in the way you'd think. Today, I had an audition at another gym to work as a group exercise instructor. The audition was supposed to be from 12-3pm. It wasn't that long. There we... Read more
I Am Officially a Statistic. I've Been Laid Off.
Friday, July 06, 2012      12 comments

*sigh* I'm stunned, kinda shocked; but not terribly surprized. It's not like I didn't see this coming. I just wasn't expecting it to happen TODAY ! Yes, I've been laid off. I'm okay. I guess I'm still trying to digest everything that ... Read more
Some Random Thoughts and Photos From Amsterdam
Friday, April 06, 2012      22 comments

WARNING !! There will be pictures of food in this blog. So, if you're feeling weak today, you might want to save my blog for another time. ;) I haven't officially sorted through all 500+ pictures I took while in Amsterdam, but here is a sma... Read more
I am Stunned and in Shock...
Sunday, December 11, 2011      29 comments

My cousin, whom I love dearly, has died. I don't know what to say. At roughly 9:35pm this evening, another cousin called and left a message on my answering machine while I was asleep. I didn't recognize the name at first and let the messa... Read more
Never Tie Your Emotions to a Number on the Scale !
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      25 comments

Because there is more to good health than a number that stares at us from between our toes in the morning. I've seen so many posts from members who are distraught that the scale isn't moving when they've been so good. They want to know wha... Read more
How do I Become a Personal Trainer or Group Exercise Instructor ?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      9 comments

That is a question that several people have recently asked me. What do I have to do to become a personal trainer or group exercise instructor ? Do I have to have a degree ? Where do I start ? What certifications do I need ? Who provides these ce... Read more
Why Are Women Afraid to Have Muscles ?
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      13 comments

That is a question that puzzles me. In the time that I've been with Spark People, I've been surprized by the number of women who post and say that they don't do any strength training because they are afraid to pack on muscle. I've seen dozens of... Read more