Fitness

Executing on Intentions with Yoga in the Park

My fitness record is one of trial, error, mostly failures, and a single success. That single success keeps me driven -- a hint of hope among a sea of flops. But it lets me know that it's possible for me to achieve results when I demonstrate discipline. In the past, there were countless times I started some… Continue reading Executing on Intentions with Yoga in the Park

Fitness · Food

Kicking Off a Personal 21-Day Challenge 

I'm in need of a major health reset weight-wise, so I'm going to kick things up a notch since I haven't been disciplined the last few months (read: two years), and we have a June wedding to attend and a July anniversary trip for which I want to be fit and ready! I'm creating and… Continue reading Kicking Off a Personal 21-Day Challenge 

Finding Fulfillment · Fitness · Travel

How to Make ‘Fit’ Feel Fabulous On Vacation

As you work on your bikini bods in preparation for summer vacation, you’re probably daydreaming of yourself on the beach, sippin' mai tais and filling up on the delicious local fare of your dream destination. After all, you would have pushed yourself all spring at the gym to get in shape and put in your… Continue reading How to Make ‘Fit’ Feel Fabulous On Vacation

Fitness

Ode to my Fitbit: A lazy woman’s beacon to better health

(*All views expressed in this post are my own and simply the raving of one lazy woman's newfound obsession with this wearable fitness accessory.) For the past six months, I have traded in my elegant wristwatches for a less fashionable Fitbit Charge HR. True, this hasn’t been the most aesthetically-conscious decision I’ve made, what with… Continue reading Ode to my Fitbit: A lazy woman’s beacon to better health

Fitness

How to Find a Yoga Mat That Fits

I'm a strong believer in not wasting money on expensive gear, equipment or classes unless there's proven interest in the activity. At the same time, I do believe that having the right equipment can motivate you and allow you to perform better to an extent. Therefore, I'm all about first making small purchases to support… Continue reading How to Find a Yoga Mat That Fits

Fitness

Four Myths That Held Me Back From Running

I am not a runner. But I would like to be. Someone once told me running is the easiest exercise a person can do because it's natural to us: ancient cavemen would have had to run to flee from predators just to stay alive so it should just come instinctually. Perhaps that's actually why it… Continue reading Four Myths That Held Me Back From Running

Faith · Finding Fulfillment · Fitness · Friendship · Happiness · Reflections

Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships

In yoga, backbends and chest openers are among the hardest poses. In particular, the camel pose, ustrasana, is considered challenging because it requires you to kneel, bend back and reach your heels with your hands as you press your chest out and hips forward. "We are not used to keeping our chests, in particular our hearts, so open… Continue reading Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships