Working out through an injury

Hi there! Just some April [snow] showers to start off our week; Spring is always such a tease in the beginning. Somehow, I have sustained yet another injury; a pulled hamstring is no joke. Sitting down, standing up, normal things are so unbelievable painful. Hamstrings are large muscles and can take months to heal. For […]

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Abdominals as a Defense Against Injury

Good morning! We’re having a lovely spring snow here this morning. A light dusting is in the forecast, so of course all the businesses and schools are closed until noon. I made the mistake of going to the grocery store yesterday. It is not the mere crowds that I find unappealing, more so just the […]

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Inner Thighs Before Breakfast (10 min Video)

Summer approacheth! Something about warmer weather always makes me feel more motivated to work out…or just move in general. As a little extra gift to myself, I am going to dedicate 10 minutes before breakfast to get my muscles going. Get into the habit of waking up a different muscle group before breakfast every day. […]

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Learning About Yourself to Better Help Others

Good morning everyone! Let’s talk about Pilates for a change. One of the amazing things about pilates is that no matter how much you know there is always more. There is always another angle to explore. You are also constantly learning more about  your own body. When you know more about how your own body […]

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My Favorite Couch-Detox Strengthening Stretches

Have you ever, say, spent most of your waking hours lying on the couch watching countless episodes of a show you don’t even remember the name of? Perhaps you mustered enough motivation to make intermittent trips to the fridge and bathroom. Maybe you even took a shower! I have these days; we all have these […]

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How to stay motivated

Hey guys, First, the image has nothing to do with this post. I just thought my breakfast was pretty. And now… A few notes today on motivation. A motivational blog post, what a novelty …*tehe* Let me begin by saying that if you’re struggling with a project, or just generally lacking motivation in aspects of your […]

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Surviving Barre Class

Goooooood Morning readers!   We just survived our annual mid-March snow extravaganza. The power promptly went out and we listened to a podcast about Pompeii by candle light. The fact that I didn’t leave the house yesterday normally would have had my eyes rolling into my head (the most common side-effect of cabin fever) but […]

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Pura Vida Pt. 1: Finding Happiness in Simplicity

Good morning readers! I’m back, and honestly pretty excited to write about well..everything. Somewhat ironically, immediately preceding my post Learning to be Positive (about my various epiphanies concerning the power of positive thinking) I took a journey to Costa Rica. Semi-unbeknownst to me, this is pretty much their anthem. Positive thinking, that is. Well not only positive […]

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