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Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Trying to stay healthy in the month of crazy

Well, we have been launched into a month of crazy. Yup, it’s December 1. And that means parties, stress, overeating, gatherings, over drinking, standing in long line, baking, cooking, shopping, mailing … During this month of nuts-O we need to remind ourselves to take a breath and relax (when we can). It’s important to try to […]


Getting grateful this month

Wow, we are now entering November. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Since it is November (and Halloween has passed) it means we are thrown into the holiday season. I love the holidays. But there is also a part of me that is glad when the holidays are over. This time can be […]


The gift of yoga

I recently wrote a post about being frustrated with yoga. Frustrated with how I had learned things and how the more I learn I am finding more than one way to do something. That bothered me for a few days and, of course, I wrote about it. Soon after I started feeling better about my […]


Taking an inward journey

On Saturday in my all-day teacher training class we focused on meditation. I think meditation is an important part of yoga practice and frankly, life. But I don’t have a regular mediation practice on my own. I can barely get in my 30-minute home yoga practice five times a week. Mary, who taught class on […]


Keeping the calm this December

Almost every December I sign myself up for too much and get completely overwhelmed. I have decided to cut back on a few things this year. Between a crazy time at work and school and the usual December craziness I had to make some decisions for me. I love sending out holiday cards. So that […]


Keeping calm, simple for Monthly Challenge

I asked my readers for ideas for the November Monthly Challenge. I got a lot of great ideas and used them. I saved one idea for Go Fit Girl’s December Monthly Challenge. We’ll get to that shortly. December is a tough month for me and for many others as well. We are so busy with […]


Keeping balanced with Restorative

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Vickie, is teaching a Fall Restorative Series. It was for three Sundays. One in September, one in October and the third one was today. After today’s workshop I felt calm and relaxed. I’m ready for this week and the holiday season. October’s Sunday workshop was called Not for Women […]


Challenge: Get those abs in while watching calories

Wow, can you believe that it is already November? Halloween is over. Do you have candy lingering? Before we know it it will be December and Christmas and then a new year. 2014! Go Fit Girl’s November Monthly Challenge ideas come from many Go Fit Girl! readers/friends. Nicole M. asked for something abs related and […]


Try something new & quit yer complanin’ in January’s Monthly Challenge

Happy New Year, my friends and my readers. Today is the start of a new year and a new Go Fit Girl! Monthly Challenge. I personally don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. Now I know they exist. But how often do we make one and keep it? Yup, think about it. For as long as […]


Back to life, back to reality

Today our vacation ends … Well, we still have a few more days off. But today we take off and drive back home to the Bay Area. I have had a great time visiting family and friends. But frankly, I am looking forward to getting back into my routine … my healthy routine. Our one […]