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Posts Tagged ‘travel’

It’s go time

The Husband and I are traveling to Tucson for Christmas … by car. We decided to drive as it is expensive to fly to Tucson and even more so for Christmas. We will need a car while in Tucson and for the second part of our trip to San Diego. I am not a huge […]


Going home for the holidays

I am going home for Christmas. This makes me happy and also I have been feeling the stress before it even gets here. I love my family very much. Earlier this year The Husband asked if I wanted to back to Tucson for Christmas. Without hesitation I flatly said no. But then in June my […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


‘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 […]


Don’t forget to breathe

Ah, the holidays are upon us. Tomorrow is the unofficial launch of the holiday season. I heard on the radio this morning that tonight is the busiest night for bars. I searched on Google to find more information about this. Many cities did stories on it. The one I decided to open came from Tucson, […]


Right back at it

I spent the past weekend visiting with my in-laws in Missouri. It was fairly relaxing and some good quality family time with my two nephews, mother- and father-in-law, brother-in-law and The Husband. Visiting Missouri means some amazing home-cooked meals from Marilyn, my mother-in-law, with a few things sprinkled in here and there from Ed. Over […]


Home practice while in Missouri

I am in Missouri this weekend visiting my in-laws. Being married to a hunter makes it an annual tradition to come out for the opening of deer season. My brother-in-law and his sons are here for the weekend as well. I brought my travel yoga mat with me in the hopes of practicing a few […]


Longing for regular, healthy routine

So the Go Fit Girl! October Monthly Challenge has been really tough for me. (Click here to take you to the Facebook event.) I am having a hard time for a variety of reasons: birthday; Oakland A’s playoff games; many dinners eating out; travel; Charlotte; work conference where vendors and law firms wine and dine. […]


Is yoga possible while 30,000 feet in the air?

I flew out to Charlotte on Friday. I can experience lower back pain, especially when sitting or standing for a long period of time. So sitting on a plane is not always pleasant for me. Almost immediately into my roughly 5-hour flight to the East Coast my lower back started to ache. Once I was […]


Having an unhealthy good time

Please note: This post was meant to go up last night. But I was having some technical difficulties getting my photos. So you get it this morning. I used to be a very unhealthy person. Now I consider myself fairly healthy. The past couple of weeks I have ditched the healthy lifestyle because of travel, […]