Put Those Pumpkins to Use For a Great Workout

It's officially the season of Halloween decorations, too much candy, and pumpkins! We all know I love celebrating a season or a holiday to the max, and October is one of my favorites thanks to the ever useful pumpkin. Last year I did a three-part ...more

Can Yoga Be Your Whole Exercise Routine?

One of the most well known health and fitness achievements that people engage in and admire is that of marathon finishers. Running for about three to four hours without stopping deserves a gold medal. While I have always applauded the people who ...more

Let's Bust These 10 Myths About Breast Cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I hate to tell you this, but you might believe a few lies about breast cancer. It's okay. I don't blame you for your lack of knowledge about this disease. Unless you've been through it, or have had someone very close to you go through it, it's not ...more

5 Steps to Get Yourself Through a Depressive Rut

I've fallen and I can't get up. Again. Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day. I'm not talking about lighter days where we just need an extra hour of ...more

Use These 3 Thoughts to Change How You Feel About Your Body

Having a good body image takes work, like anything else. If your body image could use some sprucing up, try these three exercises. ...more

7 Steps That Will Get You Through Flu Season Intact

You've probably started to see the commercials, received the mailers, perhaps even heard the pharmacy robo-calls telling you to get your flu shot. 'Tis the season, by which I mean, flu season. For the United States, flu season runs November through April which puts all of us at risk of contracting the flu very soon. But, there is no need to be alarmed. You can survive flu season if you keep a few simple concepts in mind. ...more

10 Ways to Strength Train with a Pumpkin

It's officially the season of Halloween decorations, too much candy, and pumpkins! We all know I love celebrating a season or a holiday to the max, and October is one of my favorites thanks to the ever useful pumpkin. Last year I did a three-part workout series using pumpkins on a tennis court, and I thought it would be fun to revisit the workouts to combine them for one epic pumpkin strength workout. You will need at least one pumpkin or a heavy medicine ball to complete. (I'm pretty sure a pumpkin is easy to come by this time of year.) ...more

On Scoliosis and Unfunny Flashbacks to 'Sixteen Candles'

I sit and watch as Fashionista tries out a tumbling class. She is the type who would like to be on the Pom Squad when she gets to seventh grade and would like to perfect her cartwheels. I secretly sneer at cheerleaders. Glorified strippers, I call them. To be honest, this is mostly due to the fact that my husband dated a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader years before I met him. But I pretend it is purely out of feminist sentiment. ...more

How to do Prasarita Padottanasana C

Pin now, practice parasite padottanasana c later Wearing: kira grace leggings, sweaty betty tank (old). PSA: Our Costa Rica yoga retreat...more

Change the Way You Look at Carbs

Raise your hand if carbs stress you out!How many are too many? When should I eat them – before lunch? No carbs after 3pm? Only on odd days when it’s cloudy with a 30% chance of rain? Come on! We are giving carbs WAY too much credit.Check this out:...more

15 reasons I'm not an adult

Recently, Breanna and I were discussing, that in exactly two months from today, (December 13th), I will be 29. She said something along the lines of, "Maybe then you'll actually become an adult." To that I said, and very loudly, "no freaking way!!" You're only as old as you feel, right? Or maybe it has more to do with, you're as old as you are willing to accept ....more

How I Stepped off the Scale and Learned to Respect my Body

Since I can remember I’ve had this obsession with the scale. ...more

This Week’s Meal Plan

One thing that’s become totally apparent to me lately is that I function better with a schedule. And one of the best ways for me to keep a schedule is to plan out my dinners. For some reason, it helps ground my week ....more

Pumpkin pie brownies (grain-free, dairy-free)

I’ve created a monster. Quite a few of you have told me that you’ve made these pumpkin bars multiple times already. (Thank you for letting me know if you’ve made them; I love getting your feedback on recipes and anything that’s on the blog!) I’m right there with you ....more

October Madness

So it's October again, which, historically speaking, is a very busy time for us around here. It's also my favorite time of year, it just sorta feels like there is never enough time for little things like breathing.This past weekend was full of October Madness....more

YBC Favorite Things - Episode 5

Pin now, watch later - YBC's Favorite Things for October PSA: We're looking for YBC Ambassadors! If you have a blog or active social media channel or own an amazing fitness or yoga studio and would like to work together, fill this out! Also, our Costa Rica yoga retreat...more

Speed Work for Distance Runners

A big goal for many distance runners is to get faster, and my guess is that if you’re reading this post, you’d like to work on getting faster, too. If you’re just starting out with speed work, simpler speed workouts like fartleks and strides are a great place to start. However, if you’ve been doing basic speed workouts like those for a while, it may be time to up your game and add in some...more