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Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Quiet, loungy, lazy Christmas day

Because it is Christmas both the gym and yoga studio were closed today. If the yoga studio had been opened I probably would have taken a yoga class today as there wouldn’t be any classes at the gym and it is rather difficult for me to get that motivated. I had debated if I should […]


Best time of the year?

I am still not quite sure what this post is going to be about. I have been thinking about it most of the day: Should I talk about spinning on Christmas Eve? Talk about abs or doing dirty dog in body conditioning today? Or do I reflect on the holiday season? It is great for […]


Holiday treat minus the fat, calories

                                    Guest Post: Alicia I have an addiction to Starbucks eggnog lattes.  They are delicious and every November I look forward to buying my first eggnog latte of the year.  I think part of the appeal is because it’s seasonal […]


Holiday candy with the 411

This time of the year there is really just so much crap: goodies, lunches, dinners, parties, booze. It’s so difficult to not be tempted. I have a candy bowl at my desk. The holiday items are mini candy canes and candy cane Hershey kisses. I’m not a huge candy cane fan. But those special kisses […]


Hurrying to relax at yoga class

I literally ran to the yoga studio tonight to make it on time to Baxter’s Hatha class. Traffic from South City to Emeryville was pretty tame, especially since there is a 49ers game tonight. But from Emeryville a drive in the evenings that normally takes me 15-20 minutes took 40 minutes tonight. I quickly changed […]


Low cal Sexy Sangria for the win

Last night was our friends’ Monica and Malcolm’s annual holiday Cocktail Competition party. The past three years the party has been a competition. We didn’t make it the first competition party because we were out of town (but had been to it in the past). The idea is everyone makes some sort of cocktail. We […]


Sore, tired body

This will be a short post as I am tired and well, just bleh. Tuesday night Jenn and I did some weight work on our back and shoulders (among other stuff). Yesterday I worked from home so I attended the Power Vinyasa yoga class at the studio in my neighborhood. Naushon really had us focus […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Penny. Thanks to Penny, Alicia and Lauren for participating in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday on a Wednesday. I mentioned in that post that we were only going to have green beans as our healthy option for Thanksgiving dinner. We also ended up having salad. Wooo! What a way to balance that meal, eh? Hope […]


How to survive Black Friday: Just don’t do it

I have to say each year I get more disgusted by the idea of Black Friday, the commercials, the greed associated with Christmas.   Years ago with both sides of our families we decided to stop giving each other Christmas presents. No one needs anything. And really, a new candle or CD or shirt or […]