After my emotionally heavy post on Friday about the other side of Mother’s Day, I’m lightening up a bit today. I’m not the girliest of girls. I don’t conform to many of the girly stereotypes – I don’t live to shop, I can’t stand pink, I rarely buy make-up and wear it maybe 4 times a year but every now and then I enjoy being reminded that I am indeed, female.
When my friend Mr. Pasadena arranged a date a complimentary blow-out at the Dry Bar in Pasadena for Rachel of Glassofwin.com and me a few weeks ago, it made me want to sing, “I Feel Pretty” out loud (almost)!
It was so uncharacteristic for me that I figured that it might be fun to share 3 easy ways to enjoy being a girl.
Howard Jones was all over the radio when I was in high school. “No One Is To Blame” was one of the anthems of my adolescence….but that’s not this week’s video.
I’ve been lucky enough to see HoJo live a few times and he never disappoints. Not even the time he lost his voice and the entire audience had to sing for him at his closing show in NYC at a club called Shine (that no longer exists).
I like a lot of HoJo music and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to catch him on the Regeneration Tour that was planned for this summer (but seems to be up in the air since Human League had to pull out of the tour in April).
“Life In One Day” was one of the songs I definitely overplayed in the 80′s but the lyrics “the old man said to me don’t always take life so seriously” were words I think I need to hear more often.
Mother’s Day is one of the scariest days of the year to me. It shines a humongous spotlight on what kind of responsibility it is to raise a child. It is also a reminder that Mother’s Day is really a one-sided holiday for me.
Like countless other people, I had less than an ideal childhood. I was a child of contentiously divorced parents who lived on opposite ends of the country. I was was shuttled back and forth during summers and holidays originally because my parents were sharing custody of their children but later because my mother has paranoid schizophrenia. Read more
It’s Wunda Wednesday! Last week I announced that over the next 60 days that I’ll be taking 3-4 classes per week at WundaBar Pilates in exchange for documenting my progress weekly.
Welcome to Week 1 of Wunda Wednesdays (try to say that 3 times fast)!
I’ll admit that I was a little nervous about starting this 60 Day Challenge at WundaBar Pilates. I have doing Pilates PT 30 minutes twice a week since February and I did take one 50 minute WundaBar Pilates class (just to check it out) but the thought of graduating to nearly 1 hour classes 3-4 times a week scared me a little bit. Read more
It’s hard to be an injured runner after seeing Facebook and Twitter plastered with photos and stories about friends running races on both coasts this past weekend. Injury has derailed my chance to run my #13in2013 but I’m certainly working hard with PT and Pilates to get back in the game. However, I realized that my injury won’t prevent me from being able to tick the #13in2013 goal off of my list today and I won’t even have to run!
May 6, 2000 – Studio 450
13 years ago today, I didn’t cross a finish line but I crossed a threshold. Today is my 13th wedding anniversary and therefore, I’ve achieved my very own special #13in2013. It’s taken strength but no running has been required to get this far in this marathon. Read more
I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things [Read More…]
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@mburton0214 How weird. I had the same thing for lunch. Not kidding!
Leftover quinoa, feta cheese, grape tomatoes and avocado - it's what's for lunch! Yum!