Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Well, it IS a series of tubes ...

Today at the playground Opie hopped onto the sand digger and announced: "I'm makin' a website!"

Well! So am I. My new site is live and I'd love for you to take a look: I am the new Family Fitness Guide at About.com. I'll be blogging there a couple of times a week and posting new articles at least once a week. I would love any and all visits and feedback!

I've had quite a spotty relationship with fitness over the years, so the irony of this is not lost on me. As a kid I was a skinny (one might even say "scrawny" or "weak") bookworm. It wasn't until I tried yoga in my late 20s that I realized I could actually enjoy exercise. For the first time I loved working hard and really sweating (this was bikram yoga--everyone would be literally standing in a pool of perspiration by the end of the 90-minute class). I loved seeing those incremental improvements, being able to balance for just a tiny bit longer or reach my nose just a little closer to my knee or twist my spine just that much more. Then I got pregnant and was too sick and tired to get up early and sweat. Then I had a baby and couldn't make a two-hour commitment more than once every six months. Then I moved to Mayberry and there's no Bikram here.

Still, I took a (non-Bikram) yoga class this morning, in honor of my new (and reduced) work schedule and my new status as Fitness Advocate.

It felt really, really good. Almost as good as digging a really good hole and finding a brand-new website at the bottom.

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Also in honor of my new site, a wee giveaway: If you can find the photo of my kid and another blogger's on the site, email me--mayberrymom2006 @ yahoo--and tell me where it is. First person to get it right gets my copy of Sleep Is for the Weak. (I'll buy myself a new one when I go to a signing.)

13 comments:

Lady M said...

Cool site!

I just recently read that three year old kids are at the peak energy point in a human's life (not sure if this was just a cute anecdote or they tried to measure it in some kind of scientific way). Exercise is definitely not an issue yet, since Q-ster is essentially bouncing up and down for 12 hours a day. It won't be long until he wants to lounge in bed though!

Vodka Mom said...

can you come over here and kick my ass? I need to lose about 20 pounds, and need a little help.

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the new gig! I'll go check it out. I need any and all fitness advice at this point!

Shonda Little said...

God knows I need motivation to exercise. I will definitely be hanging out there.

Magpie said...

Congratulations on the gig! Good luck.

Heather said...

Good for you! Congrats!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Congrats on the new writing gig!

I have been "talking" about losing weight all summer and it's just not working. I need to check out your tips!

Jordan said...

Just found you thru Twitter and love the story of your son at the park. That is hilarious. Great blog!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Hey, congratulations! That's awesome.

Patois said...

Excellent-sounding gig. I will promise to check it out. I will not promise to exercise, unless you can really, really, really inspire me.

Tree said...

Congrats! I will bookmark it!

I think you will be successful in your new venture.

Alex Elliot said...

Congratulations! That's great!

Christina said...

Very cool new job! And how awesome to workout as part of that job.