Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Christmas Day yoga

I will be teaching a special yoga class Christmas morning at OmBase in Hillsdale. My Christmas Hatha Blend! class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation: $10-$20. All proceeds will be donated to Standing Rock. Spots are filling up, but there are still some openings available. Space is limited. Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. You can […]


Take Time for You

As we get ready to enter what I call the Crazy Time Season we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Self-care is so important but we tend to neglect taking care of No. 1. I truly believe you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Self-care comes in […]


Our bodies need energy, fuel

Like a car we need to fuel our bodies. I was talking to a friend recently telling her how I am teaching five cycle classes a week (among numerous yoga classes). Her next question was, are you in crazy great shape? (That’s not a quote. But she said something like that.) I told her I […]


Visiting family

I was born, bred and educated (Bear Down!) in Tucson, Ariz. I was recently in Tucson to attend a family friend wedding and to visit my own family. I come from a decent-sized Mexican-American family (both sides). I haven’t lived in Tucson for about 17 years. Wow! I left at the end of 1997. But most […]


Celebrating sukha

Happy New Year! Wow, another year has gone by. 2014 was a big year of change for me: entering into a new environment at work with many changes; completing my yoga teacher training; becoming a yoga teacher; teaching yoga classes; quitting my job; continuing to teach yoga classes; making the decision with The Husband to […]


I took on the Savasana challenge

For the month of December I took part in a 31-day Savasana challenge. My teacher Vickie who was my first Restorative Yoga teacher (and one of my regular yoga teachers) challenged her students to do a 31-day Savasana challenge. Savasana is a relaxed and restorative pose where you can be supported by blankets and bolsters […]


Seeing results with healthy choices

I know that there are so many things challenging about the holidays. There is stress, overeating, over drinking … etc. But we can overcome a lot of that and stay on a healthy track. When I quit my job a little more than two months ago I thought the weight would fall off and I […]


Celebrating bumps and curves

Recently I saw stuff about Jennifer Garner and her baby bump. Jennifer Garner admits she has a baby bump but is not pregnant on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She’s had three kids and now there is a bump and she says it ain’t going away. Society as a whole is so obsessed with women and their […]


Undoing with new chapter

Life is a balancing act … believe in yourself … Leap and the net will appear. Happy wife … happy life. Today is the first day of what I am referring to as FUNemployment. I quit my job of nine years and yesterday was my last day in the corporate world. (The top two lines […]


Caffeine and adrenaline

I am a regular coffee drinker. At work I usually have one cup in the morning. The days I work from home and weekends I usually have two cups. A couple of weeks ago I was really tired at work and upped my coffee intake to two cups. By Wednesday of that week I had […]