Strong Women, Strong Music

Thursday, February 22, 2007 by Michelle

When? Thursday, March 8th, 2007
7p.m. - 10 p.m.
Ironworks Studios
235 Alexander Street

"Six of the Westcoast’s most prominent women musicians perform March 8 in a benefit to raise money for Atira, B.C.’s largest provider of housing for women in need. The March 8th concert features six of Vancouver’s leading women musicians in a celebration of International Women’s Day. Westcoast leaders Karin Plato, Laura Crema, and Jennifer Scott, will head a band featuring Sharon Minemoto on piano, Wendy Solloway on bass and Shadikka on drums."

Tickets are $30 and limited so please contact me if you want tickets, or go straight to the source: Caithlin at 604-531-9143.

Do I talk too much? Don’t answer that!!

Friday, February 9, 2007 by Michelle

Ted Loo, the owner of Ted Loo Fitness, had an appreciation party the other evening for clients and others in his life. It was a lot of fun to be able to talk with other people who completely understood the whole workout thing; Topher was amused to hear others say the same kinds of things I say about it. I work out with Ted’s colleague Warren and the words “Warren” and “damn treadmill” were used in the same sentence more than once let me tell you. And I found out I’m not the only person who detests burpies, but I caused a bit of a stir when I said Warren had me do them with a barbell once; I think I scared the hell out of more than one person with that piece of information. Oops! We also all agreed we keep coming back for more because we reach our goals; there's nothing like the thrill of success in my fitness journey after what feels like a lifetime of defeats.

Anyway, in my enthusiasm for my new-found fitness, it appears I inspired others. Read Ted’s blog entry at to find out more. I’m not used to being the subject of someone else's blog entry! Oh, and for the record, I’ve lost just over 50 lbs not 60; BUT, one day soon though I’ll be able to say I’m over 60 lbs lighter than when I started!!

I'm now going to be working out with Warren once every two weeks instead of once every week, with the idea that I'll keep up with the workouts on non-Warren weeks. It's a bit daunting thinking about doing this all on my own, but Warren did indeed point out today that I started and continue to run on my own. I hadn't actually thought of that.