23 9 / 2014
I am BACK! Since we moved in June, I can’t go to my old Bar Method Studio, so I’m attending a NEW STUDIO that is bar-centric, but not as formal as bar method/pure barre. They offer spin classes, a cardio bar, an incredible spin/shred that’s 20 min spin, 20 min bar, 20 min spin, then you are dead, plus regular old bar classes. Compared to the classic bar method, I would say it’s a lot more… fun. The clientele is a lot younger (I now live in a huge college town), the music is louder, and the instructors are as much into having fun as they are into helping you have a great bod.
I still get the SHAKE, but I think it’s definitely more energizing. I bought a month unlimited, but when that deal is up I’ll probably go to two-a-week and make a 10 class pass last a little while.
It’s expensive, but it helps my back* and posture so much that it’s totally worth it. (same price at a PT copay!)
*I threw out my back last week, which led me to wanting to return to a strength-based workout. My brain and lungs LOVE when I spend the whole summer running, but my body DEFINITELY does not, and every year by september it’s like, THATS IT IM DONE and gives me a torn meniscus/hip pain/sciatica.
17 9 / 2014
remember how, when he looked in the mirror of erised, dumbledore claimed to have only seen himself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks?
and we are supposed to be like, BS HE OBVIOUSLY SEES SOMETHING GLAMOROUS?
well, now that I live in the Middle West and have circulatory problems (reynauds syndrome, what’s up!) and living through the polar vortex of 2014, I get it. I GET DUMBLEDORE. of COURSE he wants wool socks. Have you ever worn wool socks?
my greatest wish is just woolen socks. I just want all of them, in the best colors. but they are like, THIRTY DOLLARS A PAIR, and it’s not like shoes, you have to wash them, so you’re not really able to make that pair last a week, and I JUST WANT THEM ALL.
WOOLEN SOCKS FOR HANNUKAH 2014!!
16 9 / 2014
so if you’re around the evanston area and want to bring me a coke*, that would be amazing. i’m not completely immobile, but going from sit to stand is the hardest part.
*by coke, I mean coke, lunch, my toothbrush, a better blanket, and 2 cookies. oh and my teddy bear and pillow from my bed.
** i will let you watch the veronica mars movie if you do this for me
15 9 / 2014
FYI, you are NEVER too young to throw out your back. Reach for your dreams! And actually, just reaching over might send you into the paroxysms of pain that led me to eat dinner while lying on the floor in a position I now call “the Larry Bird.”
15 9 / 2014
The MOOC about LIW starts next week and I’m so excited!
I just signed up for it!!
Everyone! The link is here!
I’M GONNA TAKE IT TOO!!