Guys, I know–I disappeared! Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I went. The kids went back to school and we got crazy busy with getting them outfitted and ready for new schools, making all kinds of last minute appointments, and why not paint the boys’ room while we were at it? Yes? Sure. On top … More Back to School, Back to Good Routines!
Every once in a while, I try out a workout and I just don’t love it. Then a debate starts in my head: do I want to review it on my site? Do I want to be the kind of blogger who only posts recommendations, or a blogger who talks frankly about things she both likes and … More Workout Review: Element Targeted Toning Yoga
After a week of lifting and running, I needed a good yoga workout to stretch and lengthen all those tight muscles. I love Shiva Rea; she has a creativity with movement that many other instructors don’t, so she keeps my mind interested while my body’s engaged. I’m always totally wiped out after one of her workouts, … More Workout Review: Shiva Rea – Surf Yoga Soul
Has anyone else noticed that Amazon Video is partnering with AcaciaTV for fitness videos, now? I pulled up my queue this week, thinking I’d try a new yoga video, and in addition to the usual “buy for $10/try for $3” choices it gave me the option to subscribe to AcaciaTV through Amazon. So I decided … More Acacia TV on Amazon Video
If you follow me on Instagram (where I am generally silly and post pictures of my kids being ridiculous, but sometimes also donuts. Oh, and workout and recipe stuff, too), you know that I promised you an update on the Strong program LAST Monday. This is not it. The last week or so have been … More In which I owe you a post, but I’ve been up to new adventures!
This pretty much sums up why I needed a heart rate monitor: my fitness app tells me yoga (let’s not even get into the fact that it has five different yoga categories, but no Flow/Vinyasa!) burns 120 cal/hr. The internet says it’s almost 600! Sounds great, right? I’ve been using that number for the last … More In Which Online Calorie Estimates Are Ridiculous.
I prefer Vinyasa, or Flow, Yoga for its ability to keep your heart rate steady and really stretch those muscles that are tight and tired from running or lifting. If you’re new to yoga, this might be too advanced for you; I consider myself intermediate (I can’t do any of the crazy head or arm … More Workout Review: Strong Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Nothing better than how I feel after yoga. #tired #sweaty #peaceful #perfect
I love yoga. I have a background in dance, so I’ll admit that it comes fairly naturally for me, but I also think it’s great for stretching out muscles that get bound down and tight from repetitive use. If you’re willing to give it a shot, here are my recommendations! I adore Shiva Rea. Her … More Yoga Video Recs!
It’s been a year since I started running. I’ve added in yoga and started weights and HIIT intervals. I’ve changed my diet twice. I’m down 20 pounds this year, which may not sound like a lot, but that’s 3 dress sizes. The pic in purple is me at my starting weight pre-running. Pink shirt is … More 1 Year Progress: Running