Hey everyone my name is Colin and welcome to my guest post for Marla. I met Marla via each others’ blogs, mine being a fitness blog. After some time and many exchanges I ended up becoming her online coach for fitness and nutrition. Instead of writing a brand new post I decided to share one … More We Fall And We Get Back Up
Has there ever been a BETTER reason to celebrate than DNA Day? Um, yeah, every other reason is better. DNA is boring, right? Well, kinda sorta maybe, but I’ve had fun with it. For instance, it was just lovely to find out about that hereditary blood-clotting mutation I have, the Factor V Leiden I told … More It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?
I have a genetic mutation. It is not the intangible phasing of Shadowcat (one I might choose if given a choice). Less exciting, mine is a hereditary blood-clotting mutation. I don’t think “throwing clots” is listed in any X-Men superpowers. Oh whoopty do. I think if they did extensive DNA testing on more people, they … More Teenage Mutant Ninja Marla? Or, Maybe I’m Shadowcat?
No going back. No backslide. No relapse. Ha. No way. Of course I’ll have times I slip up, gain a pound when I’m not paying attention. But I’m talking about the “big stuff.” As I reach a smaller size, I am eliminating ALL the previous size clothes from my wardrobe. Most are being donated. Favorites … More My Only Backslide Will be on a Slip ‘n Slide (Fitness Friday)
“D. I. V. O. R. C. E.” Can you hear Tammy Wynette singing that country song in your head? As I work on this section of the manuscript about the death of my father, I’ve been considering the word “divorce”: both the divorce of my parents; and the book titled The Great Divorce, which is … More Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce
You know your mindset toward fitness nutrition has changed when the first thing you pack for a trip is a softsided cooler with plenty of protein and electrolytes since you know the train and hotel store will just have junk. My “staples?”: coconut water for healthy electrolytes; ground almonds; protein powder and jerky for, well, … More Nutrition for Travel
A humiliating but incredible time weight training at Muscle Beach yesterday, and I’m posting photos today as promised. But first I want to tell you where I am. I’m blogging to you right now from the business class section of a Boeing 777-200LR (I know, right? I’m trying not to pee all over this fancy … More Muscle Beach Marla?
Yikes! I have no idea what to expect from this morning. I’m headed out to meet a trainer at Muscle Beach. I thought this might be a nice idea for a blog, but the closer I get to my training time, the more I wonder, “What the hell was I thinking? Swarms of tourists pass … More Wish Me Luck: Training at Muscle Beach
You’re just dying to finish that sentence, aren’t you? Or maybe you already did.
Got my “annual” eye exam yesterday. (“Annual” = I go every three or four years, after I’ve been down to my last pair of contacts for about 6 months.) I ordered new glasses and finally gave in and got reading glasses. The nice (and young) Dr. Anderson said to me “Your eyes look really great … More Four Eyes!