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Ginger Stickney
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Slightly crazed mama to five beasties.
Slightly crazed mama to five beasties.

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Fat Girl On A Bar: My Incredibly Failing Body
Summer was good. I made all my trapeze goals. I got stronger, and it showed. I have definition in my arms and am starting to get that low line of hard muscle in my thighs. For a long time, I didn't feel strong and it was a strange feeling. While I've never ...

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Trapeze Changed My Life
Last Thursday marked the end of summer session at Canopy. We worked hard on conditioning moves something that we'd been doing all summer with an instructor who worked with us a long time ago. At some point, she said "You all are so much stronger than when I...

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Surrender
It's been a long time since I posted a status report on trapeze. I am still at it but there was this crossroads moment a couple of weeks ago that required some thinking through. I got home from that class beat up. I mean seriously just beat up. I had what t...

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It's been two weeks but it's finally here! Fat Girl On the Bar is back! 

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Exercise Sweet Spot
I admit it! My running friends sometimes made me want to bury my head in a pillow and yell "NO MORE." Now don't get me wrong I am proud of their accomplishments and yes impressed at their dedication. What I couldn't get was the love that was so strong they ...

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It's okay to have a shitty night. It's also okay to not how to do things. I believe I am going to get there. I believe because I can do shit that I wouldn't have even imagined possible in January.  I never thought it was going to be easy. But that was and is part of the appeal. The work is more important than the designation. 

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Two Steps Forward One Step Back
Some days I have to remind myself that even "normal" people have ups and downs. Trapeze sucked tonight. Not because of anyone in the class or because of the teachers. It was the same group of awesome people. The same amazing teachers. It sucked because of m...

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Fringe Benefits
When I first started therapy, I talked to the therapist about how I sometimes felt like I had bipolar disorder. I explained to her that sometimes I had these intense highs that made me also feel out of control. She said, "Maybe normal feelings feel so inten...

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"Trapeze has it all. It's sensorial explosive. It's sexy as hell. It's demanding. It's constantly keeping me on my toes. I don't think I've been bored once since I started in January which is something for those of you who know me. It's pushed me to better in other aspects of my life. It's not the all answer of course. Other things have helped me too. Therapy. Vitamin D. Remembering to hold onto the good things in my life. But it's given me an important outlet and that was the thing I'd been looking for for so long. "

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Fat Girl On A Bar: Trapeze Hurts So Good
My therapist said something so simple and so profound that it took me a while to get it. When I mentioned I sometimes thought I had bipolar disorder she said "Maybe normal feelings feel so intense because your lows are so low." I had to sit on that one for ...
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