I Fought the Gym and the Gym Won

Which I suppose means that I won, in the end, but we'll get to that. I'm an inherently lazy person. Yes, I've just admitted that to the entire blogosphere and all of mankind. But it's true. I have to fight my natural tendency toward lethargy if I want to get anything done. Even the things that I love doing, like writing and decorating my house. Read more about my struggles to get to the gym. ...more

Video Musing "Hard bodies are better with soft hearts" by Sally Huss

Sally Huss comments on her Happy Musing "Hard bodies are better with soft hearts." ...more

Strip Aerobics: Shake it Like it's Hot

Although I can put on a brave front, I must admit I was a little apprehensive about taking Strip Aerobics. I was picturing this big, brightly lit room with ultra-fit women parading around in skimpy clothing. I was afraid the students would laugh at me and critique my moves. I feared the class might involve removing my clothes. ...more

An actual CLASS for hula-hooping? Sounds like fun! I may have to look into that, too! ...more

NBC's Beijing Olympics Coverage: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?

We're halfway through the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics so it's time to rate NBC's coverage.  First a caveat, I haven't seen every single hour of the coverage, but really, who has?  My opinion based on the many hours I have watched?  For once, I'll give them a thumb that's almost pointing up.  Some thoughts: ...more

But it's really much more exciting when it is live.  And though ping pong and badminton are ...more

If I Was in the Olympics...

When I tell people that I was a synchronized swimmer as a kid, I usually get some giggles from my friends.    I know exactly what they are thinking, "Is that even a sport?"   ...more

Jamaican Women Sweep 100-Meter Sprint Event At Beijing Olympics 2008

Wow! What an Olympic Games 2008 season it has been! The Beijing Olympics started out with an awesome Opening Ceremony that enthralled all who saw it. It will go down in the Olympic Opening Ceremony history books for excitement, variation in themes, colour, texture, three dimensionality... The let-down came for me days after when we heard that the real singer of the girl-through-the -air segment was not the one we saw because the actual singer was kept behind the curtain, deemed to be 'not pretty enough'. ...more

This story of a sweep isn't so uplifting when you know an American that could have had the ...more

Olympic Moms, Time Zone Imparity, and Golf Shirt Loses Gold Medal: More Random Thoughts

 I have not added my voice to the easy whining about the Live vs. Taped Delayed NBC Olympic coverage because why bother? First of all, people, they've been doing this for years so your either on board or your not, but it's a little late to object now. And secondly, that madhouse they are calling www.nbcolympics.com has everything you need to know and everything you need to watch live if you can figure out how to navigate the site. You want Live, go get yourself some Live. But for those us on the West Coast, we are used to ...more

Chicago Cubs and Law of Attraction

Some people might think I'm going far out there on this one, but I those who know me, know about my beliefs in Law of Attraction.  I've been practicing Law of Attraction for many years now and strongly believe that what we believe in, is what we attract back.  Simply put, like attracts like.  If we are focusing on the positive, we will get more positive.  If we focus on the negative, we get more negative back.  "When it rains, it pours". ...more

Turn your visit to the Diva Toolbox into a contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Turn your visit to the Diva Toolbox into a contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.                                              ...more