Wow. We had a fantastic vacation in San Diego! I had never been there before, but I now understand why people adore the area. It was beautiful!!« 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 »
Okay, is there a better way to start the day than with a fantastic workout, followed by being sent home with a box full of organic produce?!?« 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:
A while back, when my Mom asked for a birthday “wish list”, I suggested finding something I could use to massage the bottom of my feet.
With all the running, biking, and walking I do, I have to be careful to make time to stretch. Including my feet! Anyone who has dealt with plantar fasciitis knows what I’m talking about here.
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:
After 16 hours on the road, we are finally home-sweet-home! I’m excited to cook in my own kitchen, sleep in my own bed, and get back to my gym! First I need to unpack, but wanted to show a quick glimpse of our last few days of vacation, which were spent in Boulder, CO. We really enjoy Boulder. It’s a bike-friendly community, has one of the largest farmer’s markets in the country, and is home to quite a diverse population. It’s the perfect ending to our vacation!