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Posts Tagged ‘monthly challenge’

Comment Contest Tuesday announcement

Thank you to everyone who participated in the most recent Comment Contest Tuesday. The Comment Contest Tuesday was connected to Go Fit Girl’s September Monthly Challenge where GFG! readers were asked to come up with healthy ways to improve their lifestyle that they don’t have time for. Recently in my yoga teacher training we are […]


September Monthly Challenge

OK, for September’s Monthly Challenge I dug into my stockpile of ideas from readers from a Comment Contest Tuesday a few months back. Thanks, Nicole W. for this idea. Normally we have one nutrition challenge and one exercise challenge. This month they are kinda combined into one. This Monthly Challenge also asks for a little […]


GFG! BIG announcement

In the past 10 months or so I have been doing a lot of thinking, exploring, reflecting and starting to make changes in my life. I am excited and nervous about the opportunity I am about to take on. Starting next week I will begin a 10-month yoga teacher training program at Piedmont Yoga Studio. […]


GFG! is going on vacation

OK, so you already thought I was on vacation, right? Every week I think life is gonna slow down and it just seems to get more hectic. This means certain things in my life suffer, such as regular exercise and blogging. And starting Friday I am on vacation. Curt and I are heading to Turks […]


July Monthly Challenge: Say no to sugar and yes to planks

Go Fit Girl’s July Monthly Challenge is brought to you by your fellow GFG! readers and Challengers. (A recent Comment Contest Tuesday got all kinds of ideas for many Monthly Challenges, including July’s.) Thanks for the ideas, ladies. Nutrition: Reduce sugar intake. Reducing refined sugars would be even better. But I realize that is difficult. […]


7 minutes turns into 45

The exercise challenge in this month’s Monthly Challenge is to try out The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. The timing of the routine itself I don’t agree with. But with some modifications I think it is a good and legit exercise routine. My recommendation is to do each exercise for a minute instead of the 30 seconds […]


Plain Greek yogurt in the mix

One of the challenges for Go Fit Girl’s June Monthly Challenge is to experiment with plain Greek yogurt in various meals. Before this challenge started I had already been experimenting with the Greek yogurt, which is why I thought it would be fun to make it part of the nutrition challenge this month. Here’s what […]


June Monthly Challenge: Greek yogurt, exercise routine & giving

All right, it’s time for Go Fit Girl’s June Monthly Challenge. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in Go Fit Girl’s Comment Contest Tuesday. There were lots of great ideas for future Monthly Challenges. And I promise to use them in the upcoming months. But I did have some ideas already […]


Comment Contest Tuesday winner announced

The most recent Comment Contest Tuesday asked Go Fit Girl!’s readers to come up with challenges to help fuel some ideas for future Monthly Challenges. The responses were great. And most, if not all, will be used in the future. Thank you so much for helping me come up with ideas. These should keep us […]


Yoga pose: Extended Triangle Pose

I practice yoga regularly–about three times a week. Sometimes more. Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) is a regular pose in my regular practice in both Hatha and Vinyasa classes. Every yoga pose has an anatomical focus, therapeutic application and many benefits. On the Yoga Journal website many poses are broken down step by step on […]