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Healthy routine pays off

Yesterday I talked about weight-loss pills. If someone chooses to take a weight-loss pill they should combine with exercise and a balanced diet to make it work to it’s fullest potential. (And discuss with your doctor.) As I said I personally would not take a weight-loss drug. But I am all for the regular exercise […]

You had me at bolster

My regular props for most of my yoga classes are a blanket, strap and block. (Bolster photo provided by Yoga Bolsters.) The blanket is great for sitting on to give yourself a little boost. It is also good to use under your knees when doing poses where your knees might be sensitive. The strap is […]

Dragging myself to the gym

I really didn’t want to exercise today. But with the way I have been eating lately … Today was a busy, but productive day at work. I had a lot of meetings. But I also managed to get a good amount of work done. I was trying to catch up on a few e-mails when […]

UGH! Time for some sort of detox

I had a good weekend in Tucson. I saw lots of family, ate good food and had numerous drinks. I knew there would be little if any healthy options to eat. Which I was completely OK with. I hoped I would get a little yoga in with Hilda. We talked about doing yoga together. But […]

Compliment from yoga teacher made my day

Before yoga class today Ashley asked if anyone had anything going on with their bodies they needed to discuss with her. This is the norm. I told her my legs and glutes were sore from body conditioning the day before where Jennifer had us do step ups. So I might not be able to hold […]

Gettin’ sweaty for the holiday

For the holiday, Namaste had just one class today. The normal Monday 10 a.m. class was held today, which I can’t normally attend because of that work thing. It was Power Vinyasa. Wow, I thought the Forrest Yoga class on Friday was hot and sweaty. But class today was the sweatiest yoga class I have […]

Hip openers

Today in Vinyasa Yoga class with Ashley we did our regular heated flows. After about 45 minutes to an hour of the flows and sweat we usually concentrate on something, whether it is working a specific part of the body or working on an inversion. Today we worked on some intense hip openers with variations […]

Exercise back in full swing after vacation hiatus

Since Wednesday I have been on track with the exercise (the food is another story, but it usually is). I had planned to hit Vinyasa Yoga class (and take my mom) on Sunday. But we had flight issues and instead of coming in Saturday night about 8 p.m. we came in on Sunday at almost […]

A little vacation weight gain

Yesterday and today I have been so hungry. Not sure if it because my internal cycle is all screwed up or because I am used to eating and drinking a lot more than normal, after my week in Barcelona. I appear to have gained about a pound and a half. We did a fair amount […]

Trying to stay hydrated in Barcelona

We arrived in Barcelona late Satirday afternoon. We have already had amazing food, delicious sangria and so much fun. When I travel, whether domestic or international I struggle with getting in enough water every day. I do travel with my own water bottle, which I can fill up. I noticed yesterday as we did a […]