An update from here

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So here we are in the glorious month of May, when at last here in the upper midwest we can tentatively start unpacking our sandals as the mercury rises into the 60s and we realize that winter is actually packing it up for another year. Not that I mind winter. Winter in Minnesota is a fantastic antidote to hot flashes. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAn update from here

Fit 2019: My May Update

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Join me for Fit 2019!

You have to know when I have my Going Out Shirt™ on, things are looking up. My health and well-being check-in looks like this: my knee is no longer swollen thanks to the miracle of cortisone and a ginormous needle pointed directly into said knee. I’m starting some physical therapy to help support my knee and it turns out my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My May Update

Fit 2019: My April Update

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I have one statement to make regarding the month of March. Well, I actually have multiple statements to make but if I were to have an elevator pitch, it would go like this: March was a Shit Show. First things first: can you tell which knee is bigger than the other? That’s issue No. 1. I have no idea how … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My April Update

Fit 2019: My March Update

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Presently I am in The Zone. What is The Zone in my world, you may be asking yourself? Well, it looks like an adult woman who is taking care of business on every level. I dropped the junk food for the most part last December, right after it turned out that my blood pressure was a little bit jacked. I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My March Update

A bit of a blank show

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You know the old adage that bad things come in threes? First, let me change “bad things” to “problems with your old house,” and then let me change “threes” to “fours.” Okay, let’s begin! Our house was built in 1918. We took over its care and feeding in 1993. We were a young, hard-working couple who never imagined we could … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA bit of a blank show

Fit 2019: My February Update

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I have committed myself to posting each month about my self-care process with all of its upsides and downsides for 2019. If you’d like a recap from 2018, it goes this this: about half-way through, I sort of gave up. End of story. I gave up so hard last year that I was not going to offer my Fit e-course … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFit 2019: My February Update

Taking care of me is my job… who knew?

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First things first, yes… that is my actual skin tone. No, I’m not completely transparent nor am I related to the Cullen clan in any way. Yes, I strategically placed that foam roller in such as way as to complement the overall look and feel of this photo because my stomach may or may not be exposed just a tad … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTaking care of me is my job… who knew?

My plans for 2019, more or less

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This year, I want to drink more water. As I was coming up with ideas for my Letterboard, trying to be clever because if you’re going to put words up, they sort of have to be clever (just browse through Letterfolk’s Instagram feed and you’ll see what I mean!), I was thinking of ways to make drinking 75 ounces of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy plans for 2019, more or less

When Mojo Gets Up and Goes

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I’m having a dry spell of creativity. Last weekend, I spent a lovely weekend around amazing, creative women at a retreat in the glorious state of Ohio. While I created precisely nothing at this retreat, it was cool to look over the shoulders of artists and makers and all-around good human beings, as they did a bit of this and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhen Mojo Gets Up and Goes

32 hours in Iowa

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My son Cole just made the St. Olaf Men’s Ultimate team and they had their first tournament down at Luther College in Iowa. Last year, you may or may not recall, I went to see my daughter play at the women’s event at the same location, and after having a freezing but fabulous weekend of watching ultimate, I returned home … Read More

Cathy Zielske32 hours in Iowa