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Posts Tagged ‘massage’

Being mindful of me

I practice a lot of yoga. And I cycle (while teaching indoor cycling) five times a week. I teach 11 yoga classes a week (and sometimes a private session) along with my¬†cycle classes every¬†week. As a teacher I give to my students physically, emotionally and mentally. All teachers need to take care of themselves. On […]


Being kind to me

I recently wrote a post about being a chaotic hot mess. Don’t worry, I’m OK. I’m just exhausted. I know I haven’t posted lately. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t muster the energy for a blog post this past week. Nothing super terrible is happening in my life. It’s just a lot of stuff. And […]


Learning to let go

In February I wrote about having a tough time with work and life. In that time I was striving to learn to let go. It is much more difficult than it sounds. There is a great poem called Let Go, which one of my yoga teachers (Vickie) shared with class at the end of a […]


A challenging Challenge

One of the challenges for January’s Monthly Challenge is to work on curbing unproductive complaining, to be more aware of what we are really complaining about. It is just bitching or is there some truth and necessity to it? I will admit I am having a hard time with this challenge. I have been super […]


A much needed break

This week has been rough for me. Emotionally draining. Monday I didn’t work and went to a very inspiring and emotionally uplifting yoga class. The energy I felt afterward was amazing. I was almost giddy. Then Tuesday happened. I came home from work exhausted. I still went to yoga. And I never regret dragging myself […]


Go Fit Girl! is thankful/grateful for many things

Today is Thanksgiving and I have many things to be thankful and grateful for. This list is just some of the things Go Fit Girl! is thankful for. (If it was Ann … it would never end.) I am thankful and grateful for: Yoga. Meditation. Setting intentions. In-Shape City Gym and teachers: Jenn, Jessica and […]


Taking care of No. 1

As a woman I have to remind myself that I need to take care of me, too. I have a long commute to work and a long day during the week as I get up between 5:15 and 5:30 most mornings. At times my job can be demanding and stressful. Even though I am not […]


Connecting to benefits of massage

As I have mentioned in recent posts work has been exhausting and overwhelming lately. So today after work I treated myself to a massage. I have been going to Bellissima Day Spa for seven years. And probably for the past 3-4 years Thanh has been taking care of me. And Thanh does an awesome job […]


It’s feet week

The theme for this week … is feet! I personally think feet are one of the ugliest parts of our bodies. I would say I have a foot unfettish. My feet are super ticklish. So I hate having them touched. Probably about six years ago I decided to treat myself to a mani/pedi. I had […]


Birthday weekend celebration

I spent my birthday weekend in Napa. There was lots of good food eaten and wine drank and beer and mimosas. After spin class on Saturday Curt and I headed up to the Napa Valley. We had lunch at our favorite Italian restaurant. There were wine tastings at Mumm and Andretti, where I am a […]