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July Clean-Up

Whole9Life has updated their Whole30 program to V.4 and lots of people are tackling 30 days of wicked clean eating starting tomorrow… including yours truly. I’ve been eating about 85/15 for the last few months, and I’ve been feeling it. Sure, there have been fun times eating popcorn at the movies and indulging in cocktails here and there, but our trip to Paris and Prague begins in 97... read more

Endure The Bad, Enjoy The Good

Confession time: today was the first time I worked out since last Friday. I know! Look at me slacking on my training! But… to be fair, last Friday was a MONSTER that looked like this: WOD For time, 40-minute cut-off: 1200m run 2  cleans, 70# 2 rounds of Wendy: 5 pullups, 5 pushups, 15 wall balls (15#) 800m run 2  cleans, 70# 2 rounds of Wendy: 5 pullups, 5 pushups, 15 wall balls (15#) 400m run 2 ... read more

Summer Potluck? Gotcha Covered

Summer is about to jump off the hook. We’re just a few days away from the numero uno, all-American, let’s-have-a-giant-food-fest-in-the-name-of-patriotism holiday. I’m joining in the new Whole30 that starts on July 1, so I’m shoring up my commitment to help me navigate our social calendar, which is currently bursting at the seams with get-togethers, travel, cookbook... read more

All About Caffeine

Learn all about the caffeine in coffee and enjoy some cute graphics along the way! (I like the educational aspects of the video, but no matter how much the charming narrator wants to convince me of caffeine’s “positive” attributes, I’m remaining caffeine... read more

One Year Anniversary

I got an email this morning to inform me today is my one-year anniversary with CrossFit Austin. Fun! It’s time for a Very Special Episode of The Clothes Make The Girl in which we’ll do a quick retrospective on the last year of WODs, heavy things, and sweat angels. Let’s go! When I think of CrossFit Austin now, it’s usually something like the photo below of Tall D, Ray, and I riding... read more

Manifesting Super Powers

This article “4 Reasons Why Trying Parkour Can Ruin Your Self-Esteem” by Daniel O’Brien made me laugh out loud four times this morning. I really want you to read it because (1) it’s very well-written; (2) I think it will make you laugh, too; and (3) it’s an embarrassing-blow-by-embarrassing-blow account of his experiences at a parkour gym, and it’s always fun to find... read more

Friday Flashback: Convictions And Goals And Knowing Oneself

I’ve been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there’s some good stuff in my archive that you might have missed. On Fridays, I’m going to take you on a Friday Flashback and point you to some good stuff from the checkered past of The Clothes Make The Girl. Convictions And Goals And Knowing Oneself Originally posted on January 12, 2009, this post explores my... read more

5 Things That Make Me Happy I’m Alive

This is my fourth in a series of posts inspired by this post at the blog Weightless. The author Margarita has basically issued a call to arms to make five short lists of five positive things about ourselves. Here are the five topics Margarita recommends: Five things you love about yourself (read my list) Five things your body can do (read my list) Five things for which you’re grateful (read my... read more

When Life Hands You Lemons

When I shared my recipe for Moroccan Orange Salad, I told you how much I dislike the white, bitter pith. Despise. Abhor. Disdain. The pith. What I didn’t mention is that I’m also not very skilled at sectioning an orange. There is much cursing and sighing when I try to segment an orange. Grapefruit? No problemo. I’m a pro. But the damn oranges. Grrrr. That’s why I was pretty happy to... read more

Chinese Pork Fried F’rice

You know what used to be fun? Picking up the phone and having a pile of Chinese food delivered. There were times that Dave and I ordered so much food, the restaurant would include six sets of chopsticks and six fortune cookies. Yeah, that’s right: they thought we were throwing some kind of dinner party, rather than feeding just the two of us while we watched a movie in a heap on the couch. I loved... read more

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