Creating habits you can, and want, to keep

Hi friends! Happy humpday! Are we halfway through the week already?! So happy you’re excited about our Squatember challenge. :) I did the barre burner last night after teaching, and the legs are a liiiitle sore today. New post up on the Family page here!

So lately, I’ve been sucked into the “Check out this article!” type posts on my Facebook feed. I’m convinced that Facebook gets into your brain, because it somehow shouts out certain purses or tops I’d been looking at (tricky, tricky), and also knows we’re expecting a little one. I’ve ended up reading quite a few “Worst parenting advice ever” and “Best parenting advice” themed articles, especially lately. I’m definitely curious to learn about what has worked for other parents, fully knowing that it’s different for everyone. I’m still curious. In one of the articles about surviving with a newborn, the author said something like, “If you can’t do it forever, don’t start.” This is so true, because if you turn bedtime into this crazy multi-step ritual, the baby is going to expect it after a certain amount of time, and when certain pieces aren’t there, the world crumbles apart. 

It’s very similar for health and fitness:

“Create habits you can, and want, to keep”

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Wasting workout time

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Hi friends! Happy humpday! This morning’s subject for The Skimm was “Whooaaaa, we’re halfway there” and now Bon Jovi will be stuck in my head all day. What are you up to today?? We are packing up and getting on the road to Tucson! I CAN’T WAIT to see the fam, swim in Mexican food, and […]

How to make workouts low impact

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(without decreasing the intensity!) Hi friends. Happy almost-Friday! I’m so glad the weekend is almost here. One step closer to our Tucson trip -I’m seriously itching to get out there- and lots of fun events coming up this weekend. I’ve been on a cooking roll lately! (Bumpin’ in the kitchen. I made an insane turkey […]

Prenatal yoga modifications

Prenatal yoga modifications

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re enjoying the day so far! I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s something that took me a while to learn, and is also a popular reader’s request. When I ran my blog survey, so many of you expressed interest in more prenatal and postnatal workout tips […]

Why and how to meditate

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Breathe in, breathe out. Wait, if I’m thinking about breathing, I’m not really mediating. Shoot. Silence. Think of silence. What are we having for dinner tonight? Oh yeah, lasagna. Stop, be quiet. Meditate. Om shanti. I love when they sing that at the end of yoga class. What time is yoga tomorrow? Be quiet. Meditate.

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(I was going to name this post something like “Let me find my crafting scissors” or something like that, but I couldn’t even think of a *tool* I could insert into the title. Let this be a testament of my non-craftiness.) Hi friends! How’s the morning going? The day is going well over here! I’ve […]

Reader’s request: What’s the difference between traditional strength training and endurance training?

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and do you need both? Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re enjoying the day so far. It’s barre time for this girl, and I’m also trying to figure out when to take my gestational diabetes test this week. There’s never a *good* time, so I might as well get it over with as […]

Get more out of your core workout

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Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a great afternoon. The NBA draft is tomorrow (!) so this basketball nerd has ESPN on non-stop. Arizona has four players in the draft and I can’t wait to see what teams I’ll start caring about haha.  Today, let’s talk about the core! Summer is officially […]

your deepest, brightest goal

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(It sounds much happier than “darkest” ha) Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re enjoying the afternoon. Sorry I’m a little later blogging today than usual! I ended up having to get my blood work done today instead of yesterday (long story, which involved me leaving the box which contained the vials in the […]

Like a hamster on a wheel

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Hi friends! How’s the day going??  We have LIFE!! Who would have known that this Arizona girl with a black thumb would actually be keeping plants alive? I’m excited that our strawberries and tomatoes are growing! I think there’s still time to get that raised bed and plant some leafy greens for the summer, too. […]

Getting out of the comparison trap

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Hi friends! How’s the day going? Happy almost-weekend! I’m excited to spend time with the fam in Vegas and enjoy some of your kid-friendly suggestions.  So this post is a little bit all over the place, but I’m just going to roll with it. It started yesterday when I was thinking about changing and modifying […]

Be Your Own Personal Trainer: adjustments and corrections

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or at least some ideas for how to adjust yourself during your next workout. Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a great one so far. Last night, spin was a blast, and when I came home to dinner already waiting for me. Isn’t it the best when that happens? Slow cooker to […]

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