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Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Thankful for yoga

Today is Thanksgiving. Many of us take today to reflect on what we are thankful for. I try to reflect on what I am grateful for on a regular basis. I also try to remember that today can be very hard for some for a variety of circumstances and reasons. If that is the case […]


Comment Contest Tuesday goes Thursday with love

Since today is Valentine’s Day (and in honor of this month’s Monthly Challenge) I thought we would talk about love, self-love, loving ourselves. What do you love about yourself? It could be something simple or complex. It could be many things. It could be your laugh, or the way you find the good in people, […]


Healthy routine pays off

Yesterday I talked about weight-loss pills. If someone chooses to take a weight-loss pill they should combine with exercise and a balanced diet to make it work to it’s fullest potential. (And discuss with your doctor.) As I said I personally would not take a weight-loss drug. But I am all for the regular exercise […]


‘Tis the season to indulge

And my crazy December really kicks in. The first week was relatively calm. Today Curt and I are hosting a little gathering with a few friends called Cheesemas. We eat cheese and watch cheesy holiday movies. The first movie stars Rob Lowe called The Christmas Shoes. We ALWAYS watch it. The commentary is what makes […]


Sweating with the yogis

I realize my blogging has been minimal lately. I am either too lazy to blog or too busy. One extreme or the other. No fear–I will get back into my flow, soon, I hope. Because tomorrow is a holiday, today it was a half day at work. So I worked from home. Because of my […]


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 […]


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┬áthat 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 […]


Holiday weekend full of emotions and some yoga

I started my Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a Wednesday night Hatha yoga class with Baxter. I love his energy and humor. And he gave the class a Thanksgiving theme, which made it even more fun. Thanksgiving morning Namaste Grand Lake hosted a 2-hour Day of Thanks workshop. Seventy-five people signed up. The workshop was $25 […]


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 […]