Making Vegetable Soup, the Shredded Chicken Edition

Hello there! Something awesome happened yesterday, in the form of someone actually telling me that my brief disappearance from the blogging community was noticed, possibly even missed! Anonymous day-maker, you know who you are 🙂 Something so minuscule like a passing, “Hey, you didn’t post on your blog this week and I missed it,” had […]

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Teaching Moments

Good morning, readers! I’m really excited that I have some teaching experience under my belt now. What’s even greater is that I’m starting to pinpoint the things I need to focus on to make myself a better instructor. My mom is a yoga instructor, so when I have teaching concerns I usually shoot her a […]

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Teaching a High school Football Team and the importance of Stretching

Good morning everyone!   No, I am not a High school Football coach. Football does not fall in my areas of expertise, far from it. What I do is teach them a weekly Pilates class that focuses on stretching, relaxation, and building core strength. Hooray! These things I know about! The general importance of stretching […]

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How to push past a weight loss plateau

Good morning all!   I got little carried away yesterday with my discussion on the benefits of diet vs. exercise for weight loss, and found myself heading down a different road: What happens when your progress grinds to a frustrating halt? What do we do to spark our metabolism into a calorie-burning mega-machine, without limiting […]

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Diets, Foods, Numbers Pt. II.V: Paleo

The Caveman Diet Imagine yourself living before the phenomenon (hmm) of modern-day society. You spend a great deal of time napping in the sun, but far more time running away from bobcats and angry hippos. You get hungry from all of this napping and running and additionally spend a great deal of time (wow, these […]

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Diets, Foods, and Numbers Pt. II: Low Carb

The second installment in my fitness-blogging hiatus takes us to a land rich in leafy greens, abundant in lean proteins, cruciferous vegetables, and clear water with a squeeze of lemon. Not a grain or potato in sight. Welcome to the Land of Low Carb :). If you read my last post, you might start to […]

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