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Had an awesome hoop private tonight. So many things to work on! Thanks Valerie! #lyra #aerial #aerialhoop #hoop #frequentflyers #ffp #meathook


Had an awesome hoop private tonight. So many things to work on! Thanks Valerie! #lyra #aerial #aerialhoop #hoop #frequentflyers #ffp #meathook

Run Recap: 7/31
Distance: 1.52mi
Time: 21:44

This was my first run in a long time. If you know me at all, you know that I am not a runner. I don’t like running. Most of the time I’ll say I hate running.

But sometimes I run.

Today I decided to go for a run. One of my goals for August is to run with my Zombies, Run! app twice a week at least. I wanted to get an early start, especially since I have no other plans for today. I changed into my Tribesports capris and sports bra, pulled on a thin racerback shirt, and borrowed a pair of Adidas running shoes from my roommate (my shoes are falling apart and don’t give me enough support anymore).

The day was warm. The day was humid. I was stupid enough to head out at 11:30am. Yuck.

I just did a quick loop along the Oak Leaf trail here in the Milwaukee area, heading back after a pretty short distance. I am way too out of practice to jump into anything longer right now, but I’ll get there.

Plus, look at the creepy tunnel I ran through!

August Goals:

I’m feeling bad. I haven’t been taking care of myself and I can feel it. Tomorrow is a new month and I’m going to use that as a reason to kick myself into drive.

Here are my goals for August:

  • run with Zombies, Run! at least twice a week
  • do at least 10 push-ups every day
  • experiment with veggies in smoothies
  • lift weights at least once a week
  • stretch for 10+ minutes at least three times a week
  • do more of my own cooking
  • clean/tidy up something every day I’m home

Do you have any health or fitness goals for August?

“Nooooo! You shouldn't eat too much fruit because it's really high in sugar and too much sugar will make you gain weight. Everything is good in moderation.”


1. This isn’t true

2. Don’t tell me what I should do I didn’t ask for your opinion

3. I won’t stop eating fruit because it “will make me gain weight”. I eat for my physical and mental health not my appearance

4. I’m so tired of people thinking gaining weight is the worst thing that could happen to me

5. Unsolicited advice isn’t good even in moderation

If any of you can…

I hate to do this, but here’s the thing: since my move back to Milwaukee, I haven’t been working. Not by choice, but because somewhere along the line my transfer information got lost and had to be redone. I’m finally about to start work again, but without a car, I’m relying on the bus. But the bus doesn’t run on weekends. Or at night. Or early mornings. Which means my schedule will be very limited.

Due to not working the past two months, I’m broke. Broke broke. I’ve been living off savings and generosity of my friends, but now I’ve reached the end. I’m behind on my bills, anxious all the time, and too poor even to pay for the bus passes I’ll need to get to work for my limited hours.

I make next to no money from this blog. My advertising income is about $10-40 every two months, while I pay $9 a month to sell ads. I get some free products for reviews, but those don’t pay my bills. I’m trying to make Back On Pointe something I can make consistent money on, as then I’d be able to spend more time on it, but for now it’s just a hobby (that takes up more time than it should).

I know times are tough for everyone, but if you have it in your wallet to help me out, I’d really appreciate it. If you have it in your heart but not your wallet, please help me get the word out. I just want to pay my bills and go to work.

Thank you.

p.s. If you send me hate mail about this post, you will be blocked.


15 Minute Morning Yoga to Wake Up..

I know how hard it is to want to exercise in the mornings but not have any time because of your job. Sometimes we need that boost to wake us up and give us energy for the day that comes ahead of us…So here is a (15Min) morning yoga practice. ONLY 15 MINS! and you can feel awake and calm before going to work! :)


I’m looking for a free Android app that allows you to track macros, but doesn’t require you to track calories. I know Fitocracy has a new Macros app, but right now it’s only for iOS.

Does anyone know a good macro-tracking app for Android?

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