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Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1W ago

Getting Flexible with the Valentino Brothers: Day 1

I am not a flexible person.  I can touch my toes but I can't do the splits to save my life.  I am even worse at back bends.  Over the last six or seven years, I have noticed I am losing what...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1W ago

Get upside down with a yoga inversion chair!

So last night I missed pole class.  I had to get my door handle replaced and would have had to rush out to class.  I decided instead to set up my yoga inversion chair, which was recommended ...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1W ago

Operation Upside Down: MONTH SIX!

I can't believe we are already six months into this project.  Although I still struggle lifting into a chopper, I can definitely throw myself into an invert.  Now, whatever happens next stil...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 3W ago

My favorite mascara!

This one will be short and sweet.I love this tarteist lash paint mascara.  It is my favorite.  I cannot explain why...I just know that it is!
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 4W ago

The Healthy Viking Warrior

Since having gastric bypass in 2004, I have been the queen of supplements and vitamins.  I still drink protein shakes and I take an insane number of pills every day -- all just to keep me al...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1M ago

Recording the journey...

I learned how to journal as a child.  I grew up in a church that taught us to chronicle our lives by writing our story down.  I got away from it after I found out my parents were reading it....
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1M ago

I Am So Fortunate

I originally titled this piece, "I am so lucky."  But luck seems so random.  Like I bought a lottery ticket and was the lucky winner of millions of dollars.  Being "fortunate" feels more lik...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1M ago

Full Moon

A couple of months ago, I apparently did some sleep shopping (no, I don't take ambien).  I woke up to a confirmation from Amazon -- something about a moon lamp.  What the hell?!Well, when th...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1M ago

How I yoga!

Over the years, my bag of yoga tricks has really grown.  I used to just use whatever props were at the gym or studio.  Recently, I started buying and using my own props.  A) I know I have wh...
Confessions of a Twirly Girl · 1M ago

Operation Upside Down: Month 5

Here we go.  Another month gone.  I can't believe I have finished five months of trying to go upside down already.  This month was way less exciting than last month.  I'm not suddenly bustin...