Happy Friday, everyone! AND happy first day of May (I can't believe I'm saying that). It's been a long week, hasn't it? (No? Just me?) I remember writing my post for Monday thinking this week was going to go by so. slow. But lookie here - it's already Friday. Whew! Okay, onto the fitness... ...more
Saw a HUGE coyote on my walk this morning and I thought of the Howling Wolf Bastrika and said to myself, "I haven't done that one in a while!" So, I tried it out again and, wow, what a great way to warm up the body and let out all the stress. How to do this pranayama?1. Come into Child's Pose with your palms flat on the floor under your shoulders.2....more
If you are attending a fitness class for the first time, it can be pretty frickin' nerve wracking, whether you're just new to a specific format or new to workout classes PERIOD! I want you to know, I understand.
It's intimidating walking into a class where you have no clue what to really expect, you don't know a soul and then on top of that, you have the regulars who are chatting away like they're BFF's.
However, that's merely temporary. Get the first time or two out of the way and pretty soon you'll be the regular talking it up with your classmates.
Happy hump day! (Did I really just say that? =P) Rather, happy middle of the week, everyone. We've made it through the dreaded Monday (and Tuesday). Here's your workout to kickstart your day today (I know I'll be needing one!). Try it at home, in the gym, or even outside if it's nice where you are! Keep reading for the details on today's Wednesday Warmup workout. ...more
Warmer weather is finally here which means its time to step up my smoothie game. I've been trying to unlock a secret smoothie formula that isn't loaded with sugar and will keep the hunger pains at bay until lunch time. Are you ready for a bold statement?...more
Today, I am reminiscing about coffee.I am reminded of the weeks I spent in Milan while working in the fashion industry. I began the day with a warm café, enjoyed an espresso with lunch, a macchiato mid-afternoon, and a cappuccino after dinner. It was perfect....more
A few years back I donned a tacky prom dress and heels, gathered my friends (also dressed in frills) and headed to a fundraiser for a local youth mentoring program. We arrived at the party and were greeted by a young woman wearing a giant feather boa and a vibrant smile. I don’t remember the details of that particular party, but the feeling and vibrancy of the boa-wearing gal has stuck with me over the years....more
It's Monday. We've all got a case of the them sometimes. The work week can seem daunting when you have 5 (or more) days ahead of you. I won't lie, when Monday rolls around I'm often thinking "Not this again," as I roll out of bed. But don't worry! There are ways to combat those Monday blues and make your week brighter and more tolerable....more