Posts tagged "Exercise"

Yoga videos to practice anywhere

Yoga videos to practice anywhere
This time of year tends to mess with our schedules.  Holiday parties, sugary treats and travels sometimes make it a challenge to stick to your yoga practice.  Ironically, this is the time of year many of us need yoga the most. Here are a few of my favorite short videos that you can do in... Read more »

How to stand taller

How to stand taller
Have you ever caught your reflection in a window and surprised by what you see?  Recently I noticed myself in a full on slouch; round back, hunched shoulder and head hanging.  I consciously fixed my posture and was shocked at the difference both physically and mentally. Here are a few tips to stand taller. 1.... Read more »

What to expect at Orange Theory Fitness

Orange Theory Fitness is suddenly popping up all over the place.  They were at every street fair this summer passing out information and even at a school event last week.  Plus, a new one just opened literally across the street from me and I had to try it out. Luckily, I had a yoga student/friend I... Read more »
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Who isn’t in a winter slump?

Who isn’t in a winter slump?
It seems everyone I speak to is feeling down this time of year.  We are now a good two months into winter, experienced at least one major snowstorm, three days of canceled school and are still shivering and slipping wherever we go. I’m not seeing the novelty and the beauty of the snow.  I’m cold... Read more »

How to Stop Drinking Wine

How to Stop Drinking Wine
Whenever I check Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom’s Google analytics results, I am always shocked to see that How to Stop Drinking Wine is always the most popular Google results that leads readers to this article about Mom Drinking. I am very far from an expert of this topic because I LOVE to drink... Read more »

8 ways to stay healthy despite the cold weather

8 ways to stay healthy despite the cold weather
It is happening now that the clocks have fallen back and the weatherman is talking snow next week.  The funk of winter is setting in.  It is too cold to go out, so I stay home.  When home and cozy comfort food fits the bill. It is proven, that I feel better when I stay... Read more »
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Giveaway: Affordable, Comfortable and Flattering Workout Clothes

I enjoy fashionable clothes, but my lifestyle has very little room for skinny jeans and heels. I also like exercising and feeling comfortable and, I’ll admit it, looking cute while working out.  Is that vain? Here is a little trick I learned to encourage exercising:  put on workout clothes first thing in the morning,  then you are... Read more »

I Tried Zumba Today

I dragged myself to the gym, stared at the line of elliptical trainers and reluctantly headed towards one and then changed my mind and decided to fill my water bottle first.  As I stood at the drinking fountain, I noticed a poster advertising Zumba beginning in exactly 5 minutes.  I considered it a sign and without thinking it through, headed... Read more »

The Shiny Wheels of a Parent

I love to walk.  My mom, sister and I walked 60 miles for breast cancer.  I’ve walked from Montrose to Chinatown.  In my pre-kids days, I walked countless blocks from home, el, bus, and work, twice daily.  I didn’t have a car before I had my son and walked everywhere. Incorporating walking into my life as a mom was easy. ... Read more »
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