Friday’s Five« Continue »
Where did my spring break go?!? Chicago didn’t provide much warm weather, but I’m hoping today and tomorrow finally get us in to the 50′s. That would at least finish spring break on a good note. « Continue »
I don’t usually post on the weekends . . . but this made me smile this morning, so I wanted to pass it along.« Continue »
I’m excited for the weekend, but definitely have a lot on my plate! Along with the usual running around (yoga class, grocery shopping and meal prep), I am taking my final test to earn certification as a health coach, fulfilling my supervision assignment at the school where I teach, and setting aside time to enjoy the Academy Awards ceremony. Whew! The weekend is jam-packed!
Happy Friday! I’m off to Florida for the long weekend! Bob and I will be vacationing with my parents until Monday, and we cannot wait. This little trip comes at a perfect time, as temperatures around here have really dropped lately. But before I go, here’s my weekly round-up:« Continue »
Yipee!! I made it to Winter Break! I cannot express how excited I am to have some down-time. It is much needed.
This past week was awfully busy, but here are a few highlights.« Continue »
Welcome, weekend, welcome! I need some time to slow down, and catch up! « Continue »
I hope everyone had a great week, and that you’re looking forward to the weekend! I know I am.
Five things from my week:« Continue »
We made it to the weekend! Yay! I’m looking forward to:« Continue »
Happy Friday! I have a few fun finds from the week!« Continue »
Happy Friday!!! I’m definitely ready for a long weekend (no work on Monday!).
Here’s Friday’s Five! A few things that caught my eye this week:« Continue »
Yoga has been part of my fitness routine for a few years now. I adore it. But that has not always been the case. It took some trial and error for me to find the type of yoga that suited me best. And everyone is different . . . so today I invite you to learn a bit about the wide range of yoga styles!« Continue »
TGIF!!! Let’s get right to it! Here are 5 fun and/or interesting things from the week:
I was able to finally go back to my weekly yoga class this past weekend! It was amazing.
Remember when I hurt my leg while hiking in Colorado a month ago? Well, I’ve been taking care not to re-injure myself, and I was afraid too many warrior or low-lunge poses would aggravate my leg. Last week, I was finally feeling confident that I could head back to class—and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
I’ve recently discovered tabata interval workouts . . . and I love them! It’s fast and furious . . . and at the same time, effective and challenging.
In a nutshell, tabata interval workouts consist of 8 rounds of: 20 seconds of maximum effort followed by 10 seconds of rest. So everything happens in a 4- minute time frame. Take a longer break between each 4-minute set, and repeat the 8 rounds 3 to 4 times. It’s a fantastic workout!
You can use all sorts of different exercises and modify the workout to be whatever you’d like. Don’t forget to warm-up, cool-down, and keep good form. Here are few ideas and resources that I’ve used:
The other day, while walking along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, CO, a pungent smell hit me. It was like eggs . . . gone bad. The stench was strong, too.
I kept walking, soaking up the sun, taking in the sights . . . but that smell just would not quit! And then I came upon the source.
For one of our last hikes in Estes Park, we went to Flattop Mountain. We did this hike years ago (actually summited Hallett’s Peak as well–which you can see behind my head in the picture below) and have always talked about doing it again, but for one reason or another (weather, sprained ankles, etc.) it’s been pushed aside.
The good: We did it! And it was fantastic. The bad: The descent was painful and took forever. It was also what had us in our condo like this a few hours later: