Bicep and Tricep Burst by Christine Comeau & my own Yoga

Yep, right knee is sensitive. I’d already decided to do more of a split between working out & yoga, and with the situation the former has to be upper body. No problem! Went to J’s channel & did a search. Now I feel awesome, especially since I know I didn’t strain the tender area in any way. Warm-up Stretch,15min: Normally I don’t start the timer if … Continue reading Bicep and Tricep Burst by Christine Comeau & my own Yoga

Well… I got paid & immediately bought some artist quality paints

Rembrandt professional quality watercolor pans, a set of 24. I’d watched a James Gurney video earlier in which he shows you what’s in his super condensed sketch bag, and he had watercolor pans. I hadn’t been happy with any of my carry methods for the tubes. For one thing, some of them ooze the binding ingredients a bit, and whether they’re in a zip bag … Continue reading Well… I got paid & immediately bought some artist quality paints

I have never been so obsessed with a weather report #heatwave

I’ve also never faced a weather report this bad while living on the east coast, in the aggressively air-conditioned NYC. I cannot recall one 100+ day streak. Not one! Here in Portland everything’s minimally air-conditioned, if there is any at all. We don’t have it at home on the hill. The windows are all the type that swing out to the side… We got one … Continue reading I have never been so obsessed with a weather report #heatwave

Full Body Workout: Kick it up a Notch by Trish K

Normally I wouldn’t make a Julia workout longer, but b/c the first part right after the warm-up was reps, I decided I’d do up to the first cardio blast with the list, and I added rests in for transition times to the warm-up. Concentrating on speed is a different sort of challenge. I wouldn’t want to do it ALL the time but it was fun today. … Continue reading Full Body Workout: Kick it up a Notch by Trish K

Ultimate Booty Lift and Cardio #2 by Laurie N

I am really SO LUCKY in a lot of ways! #catgoals #catgains Wasn’t so sure about this workout, with all the taking off & putting back on of the ankle weights. I don’t have the kind that are so easy! It takes me 15-20 seconds to transition between moves with them. (But they’re 5lbs for each leg.) I was afraid this would be clunky & … Continue reading Ultimate Booty Lift and Cardio #2 by Laurie N

High Burn Astanga! & my new kitten

Now that I no longer practice the “advanced” series, my full 3rd & partial 4th, which would’ve gone further if the teacher situation in NYC had been different, it’s rare to get a good workout from my ashtanga, or “astangesque”, as I like to call my personalized pose line-up. It’s basically just a primary+, though practiced at a respectable level of expert. But every now … Continue reading High Burn Astanga! & my new kitten