As promised, this Monday, January 9 marks my first day back to the gym. Although my goal is overall health, my priority is achieving weight-loss and tone when I'm obviously older and less motivated. The objective is to lose 20 pounds before summer and regain some energy. It seems the last six months have been riddled with excuses for eating, laying back and letting it all hang out. It turns out everything is now literally, hanging out - and over - for that matter. So it's back to the elliptical machine, power crunches and body toning. Freakin' Rican has agreed to team-up with me for the challenge and I have to admit, I'm glad I have some back-up. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress and we'll begin a weekly posting for everyone on some kind of health regimen to post his or her progress as well. Good luck everyone and here's to lookin' HOT in summer '06.
Just Looking Out
I know some things are just hard to consider. With the spread of sexual diseases - HIV specifically - it's important that we take care of ourselves. We all make mistakes - or even dumb choices - like having sex without protection. Now it's time to KNOW the truth. New York City offers free and anonymous HIV testing through GMHC. For an appointment call 212-367-1100. In Washington, DC contact the Washington Free Clinic at 202-667-1106. Knowing your status helps you begin early treatment and live a virtually normal life. Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, on the up-and-up or down-low, you still need to look out.
Long Story Short
Annette celebrates her 39th birthday today. Happy birthday Freakin'! Michelline T. aka Fake-Lo celebrates her birthday on Saturday. The ever-beautiful F-Lo is shoving… I mean, pushing her forties. Don't worry crumbcake, you don't look a day over… uh, twenty eight?! John B., my ex- and ex-communicated boyfriend (just kidding juice head) celebrates his 43rd birthday on Sunday. Brokeback Mountain Brunch on Sunday. That's right, I'll be heading out to finally catch this acclaimed flick this Sunday afternoon. Hit me up if you'd like to join me. I'm still juggling the idea of Puerto Rico in February - although many of us feel the ski weekend may be too close behind. Let's chat-this-up and see what we can do. I really want to lay out in the sun! Yesterday's blog question generated a healthy, constructive and honest discussion about child rearing and race relations. Turns out many of us have valid reasons for our fears and prejudices and hopefully can open up our minds to listen to different perspectives. Special thank you to Anonymous for kicking things off. Love the candor…The birthday celebration for Annette scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for next Friday, January 13. The festivities will combine resident blogger Annette and Michelline's celebration. Carmen C. will send out invitations today and I will post her invite in today's Afternoon Edition.
Hypothetical: You wake up tomorrow and discover you are of the opposite sex. What would be the first thing you'd like to experience as the "other" sex? Who would you like to speak to first in your new gender "digs"?
Keep passin' the open windows…