Yoga for Fitness, Yoga for Life

My first yoga class was an unforgettable experience. I’d been yoga-curious for a while, experimented with videos and online tutorials. But finally a friend I knew through my old job convinced me to join her at the local free yoga classes at Bayfront Park in Miami. It’s a stunning venue — the lapping water of […]

Getting Fitter, One Tweet At A Time

I love those new Weight Watchers commercials featuring Hunger as an adorable orange monster. (And I’m not the only one!) Not only does the furry little guy appeal to my ongoing Muppet obsession, and not only does he look exactly like Gossamer, the monster from the classic Looney Tunes cartoons… but he pretty accurately depicts […]

Getting Back in the Saddle

…And I was doing SO WELL. My last post on The Journey was brimming with confidence — I’d managed to drop a couple of pounds in the New York/Washington DC leg of my road trip, thanks to a rigorous schedule of things-to-do and cities that required a certain level of physical activity. Then I got […]

Hip Hop Fashion (That Does Plus Size Right)

I’m on a continual quest for cute clothes to flatter my full figure, and the search has led me far and wide. But rarely has it led me to hip hop fashion or ‘urban clothing’ labels, for two main reasons. 1. A part of me kind of balks at buying clothes from dudes who spit […]

Been Around The World

In this last weekly installment of The Journey, I’ve taken things kind of literally. I’m actually on one — in the past almost-two-weeks, I’ve driven to and through nine states — Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and now I’m in Washington DC. On the trip it’s been […]

Today’s Physical Challenge

My friend Jenny has an awesome apartment, and when we come to New York City, we stay with her. It’s cute, compact, comfortable, and smack in the middle of Greenwich Village. I love it. But here’s the rub — Jenny’s apartment is a steep 6th floor walkup. No elevator, not even a rinkydink service lift. […]

Nothing To It But To Do It

Exercise. Ugh. It’s always been the bane of my existence. I’ve been fighting the reality for years, trying to kick-start my weight loss efforts by denying myself food, or taking prescription drugs. Not anymore, baby! My goal for the 50 Million Pound Challenge has less to do with weight loss, and more to do with […]