WMOW: No Place Like Om

Hi friends! Happy Monday to ya! How’s your morning going?


I loved reading about your best accomplishments from 2010. A 2010 re-cap will be going up later this week, but a little head’s up that I’ll be posting my 2010 inspiration board next Monday. If you have a blog and would like to join me, please do!! If you don’t have a blog, I’d love to see an email pic of your inspiration board. If you need help setting yours up, *here’s mine for 2010* and a *re-visit to the ol’ board*.



I started my day off with a lovely egg scramble.


That plate of joy had 1 organic egg and 2 egg whites, arugula, fresh pico de gallo, a mesquite tortilla from the farmer’s market

and the best part of all…..

goat cheese

Goat cheese medallions!

I actually tweeted Laughing Cow cheese the other day to see if they would please come out out with a Laughing Goat cheese. Even though they were kind enough to tweet me back and say not at this time, it doesn’t even matter- Trader Joe’s beat ‘em to it 😉 I’m going to be rolling in goat cheese medallions from now on.

Breakfast was GLORIOUS and I gave it a little time before getting ready to leave for a workout- working out with a food baby is no bueno.

This smoooooothie will be waiting in the car for me when I’m done with the AM sweat sesh:


Sun Warrior, mixed organic berries and almond milk.

While I’m doing the workout thang, I thought it would be fun to post this week’s Workout Move of the Week: a yoga-inspired workout.

Some things to remember:

-I say “yoga inspired” because I’m not a yoga teacher, just a yoga student– I am a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer. That being said, please do not attempt this workout without talking to a doc and until you’ve taken a few live yoga classes. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the poses beforehand.

-As always, honor your body and your injuries. If it hurts, DON’T DO IT!

-This video was filmed in one take, and I managed to chop my head off for some parts with the tripod. Instead of seeing my face, you get to see Bella angelically sleeping, so it’s a good trade off 😉

-Please let me know if you give it a whirl and what you think! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Get your OM on



Something to do: In addition to my awesome weekly offers at OpenSky, this week I’ll be giving away a free Live Well 360 Bag– my favorite bag ever.


To enter, follow me on OpenSky. You’ll receive amazing email discounts on all of my favorite products (like Sun Warrior, Garlic Gold, chia seeds, etc) that you can hit up if you so desire 🙂 Winners will be announced on the first day of my next OpenSky deal, 12/28/10.

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  1. Sarah J on December 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I already follow you on OpenSky! I love the idea of the inspiration boards. I can’t wait to make mine for 2011!

  2. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on December 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Goat cheese medallians….sounds so magical! 🙂

  3. Katrina on December 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Following you on opensky :o)

  4. lindsay on December 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I love the yoga inspired video! Perfect foe this week. Calmness. And I can’t wait for the bag giveaway. Cheers!

  5. Katherine: Unemployed on December 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I’m so glad you’re talking about those TJ goat cheeses; I’ve seen them and thought about trying but haven’t heard anything good or bad about them yet

  6. Heather M on December 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I am a follower!!! I’m going to have to work on an inspiration board for myself. That’s a great idea!!! I love that bag too!

  7. Kathleen on December 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I’m following 🙂 Thanks for letting us know about the goat medallions…def on my list to try!

  8. Kim on December 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Love the inspiration board! Going to do one for 2011!

    Happy New Year!

  9. babs on December 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Love the dead dog pose that the pupper is doing 😉 I loooooooooove your gym bag, so I hope you’re putting us in that are already following you on OpenSky 🙂

  10. Errign on December 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I am currently working on my 2011 inspiration/resolution board 🙂 will be fun to see others too!

  11. Maryann on December 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    CUTE bag! I follow you on open sky 🙂

  12. Cara Craves... on December 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Mmmm..goat’s cheese!
    I am a new follower to your open sky. I just signed up!

  13. Yin on December 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks for the video! I already follow you on OpenSky 😉

  14. April B. on December 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I follow you on Open Sky. I signed up a few months ago when I took advantage of your Sun Warrior promo. I love that stuff!

  15. Rhea on December 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Following you on OS… I love that bag!

    Viva 2011! 🙂

  16. Jessica@LifeintheMiddle on December 28, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Hello! LOVE LOVE your blog! I wanted to shoot you a note and let you know that I have begun my inspiration board and will be posting mine on my blog “Life in the Middle: Staying Fit in Nebraska” next Monday! Can’t wait to see what inspires us! Please check out my blog when you get a chance!!



    • Katie on June 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

      I also love the blog, great inspiration to those women who are interested in beginning a workout program, and want to do it in style. You provide lots of motivation for us, thank you!

  17. Jillian @Funny (allergen-free) Girl on December 28, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hey you should have a link up for the inspiration Board Monday! That would be so sweet! Can’t wait to see everyone’s!

  18. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on December 28, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Definitely wanna make an inspiration board for 2011… and I’m all over those chevre medallions – TJ’s here I come!

  19. shannonmarie on December 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Cute bag. I’m already following you on OpenSky, and I even took advantage of your last deal. Thanks. It arrived just in time for Christmas (although it was a present to myself). I can’t wait to see your next offer.

    I wish I had time to put together an inspiration board. Maybe it would be a fun project to do with my kids. Of course, they are my little inspirations, too 🙂

  20. stacey on December 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I just came across your blog while searching for ideas on how to turn my office into a office/yoga studio. I’ve been practicing in that space for awhile, and I’ve found it challenging to practice on the soft carpet. I’ve tried putting a plywood plank underneath my mat, but I need to get a longer piece. In your video, I notice your practicing on carpet – do you find that difficult? Any suggestions on how to compensate for practicing on a softer surface?



    • Fitnessista on December 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      i’m pretty used to practicing on carpet because when we lived in valdosta, i converted our guest room into a yoga studio. i think it time it will get easier for ya!

  21. Taylor on January 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    LOVED the video!

  22. Ashley @ Will Run for Food on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Just did this video twice to get a workout in! Thanks for sharing! It was great! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      so cool! glad you liked it 🙂

  23. Mary on January 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Thanks so much for this video! I’ve been doing it for a few months at home and finally decided this week to take my first beginner’s yoga class. I did so much better than I expected because you covered so many basic moves in this video!

  24. Priya on September 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    wow i LOVED this! great quick power yoga sesh <3
    haah my computer froze for a bit at 2:15 though, so i got to see your perfect chatarunga form! ;D

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      hahah well thank you!

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