Splits Saga: Week 1

I’m pretty proud of myself this week. I achieved my goal of stretching three times and I even included some “bonus stretching” at my desk at work. Granted, it was only a minute or two of light stretching, but I did it several times throughout the day, most days. Wooo! Setting and achieving goals actually feels … good? Does this mean I should stop setting embarrassingly low expectations so that I’m never disappointed?


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Can a 27-Year-Old Train Herself How to Do the Splits?

Experiment time! AKA summer is ending and I need an indoor hobby and I need more reasons to blog.

I’ve never been able to do the splits, unless that weird memory I have of doing the splits in tights in the hallway of my childhood home is real, but I’m pretty sure that is a tall tale that I tricked myself into being true.

In high school and college, I was so inflexible–


I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes! I don’t think I could even reach my ankles, honestly. I played sports and was fairly in shape, but my string bean body had the flexibility of my parents negotiating my curfew in high school. And by that, I mean NO FLEXIBILITY AT ALL! *teenage angst*

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Do it Yo’self: Chalkboard Style

All right, ya’ll.  Let’s get some DIY action on this blog, shall we?  I mean, let’s face it: this winter is NOT going away anytime soon, at least here in Wisco.  So while you’re cooped up yearning for spring to make its debut, create a fun and versatile addition to your home with this DIY chalkboard.

I may be a little behind on this trend but it does not seem to be fading out anytime soon.  There are tons of tutorials for how to chalkboard pretty much anything in your home, but what if you don’t actually own anything in your home?  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to chalkboard paint an entire wall or area of a wall in my home, but as a terminal renter/leaser (thx, student loans), I had to come up with an alternative choice.

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