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Posts Tagged ‘work/life balance’

6 days of yoga

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. This week has been an exhausting week. Work was crazy busy with a few nights of coming home and working some more. My goal was to hit yoga seven days in a row from last Friday through Thursday. I had to go into the office on Friday, […]


Just for me

I took an extra long weekend with having Friday and Monday off as well as Saturday and Sunday. I gave myself an extended weekend for a variety of reasons: I needed to get stuff done I don’t have time for in my spare time; I wanted to do some de-cluttering on our storage unit and […]


Calm practice on and off yoga mat

Last Wednesday I missed yoga as I had to stay at work late and then come home and do more work. I was bitter and pissy about it. I have a lot of high priority projects at work right now. Things are a little tense and stressful. I am trying to take my yoga practice […]


A year ago today …

A year ago today my life changed. A year ago my company moved from Emeryville to South San Francisco.   That move changed my life in many ways. I am surprised I have lasted a year but then I am not surprised. Is that weird? I now get up for work at 5:30 a.m. Something […]


Planning exercise, caloric intake for weight loss

One of my readers, Keri, asked me a question on my Go Fit Girl! Facebook page earlier this month. I do my best to answer her question(s) here. Dear Go Fit Girl, Can you help me understand why I can exercise 5 days a week for two months and not have lost any weight? Seriously, […]


Rockin’ customer service

I have been using Camelbak water bottles for a little more than two years. The first one I owned just had a lid. It was a little difficult to drink out of because of the wide mouth. But nonetheless I liked the bottle and how easy it was to take to the gym, when traveling, […]


Changing it up

Today at work I hosted (along with some of my Intellectual Property Law Department colleagues) something called a Witnessing Party. Researchers are invited to come together and make sure their laboratory notebooks are are all signed off and witnessed by another researcher. After that process is complete we can send notebooks offsite to a vendor […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Alicia. Congrats, Alicia! And thanks for participating in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday. Last week I asked my readers:¬†What do you do to take care of yourself and love yourself? (I also told my readers what I do to take care of myself and love myself. Stephanie mentioned that she likes to take alone […]


Unexpected relaxing yoga

  I had so many ideas swirling in my head for tonight’s post that I wasn’t sure what to write about. At first I was going to write about the 7-day super cleanse, which I will start tomorrow. But you will have to wait for that … The second possible post was to write about […]


Why not go for a walk on Wednesday?

One of my co-workers organized a walk today at lunchtime. When I opened the meeting invite I read it and my first reaction was, a walk for an hour? But I decided that the walk wouldn’t kill me. And it would get me outside and away from my desk for a good and healthy break. […]