I have had an interesting few months, starting a new job, vacationing with 15 other people in Hawaii, and transitioning from Winter to Summer, and honestly, I kept thinking about my blog, but wasn’t really interested in sitting down and writing any posts. But I feel back in the grove
The Founder of Yoga Gangsters
So I took this amazing training this weekend to be a Yoga Gangster! You heard me right Yoga + Gangster. The founder Terri Cooper has an amazing life story and is one of the most badass chicks I have ever met in real life. Their website would describe the program way better than I can, but to sum it up, it is a non-profit started by Terri to help at risk youth use yoga to help them cope with everyday life. Very Awesome! I am hoping to work with the newly trained Colorado Yoga Gangsters to start some local volunteer programing in schools, rehab centers, juvenile detention centers, ect to help Colorado youth. If you work in one of these organizations and believe it would benefit from Yoga please contact me!
Helpful Tip from Terri: when life is stressful, sucks, seems out of control…take 3 DEEP BREATHS…in most cases 3 DEEP BREATHS will help you center yourself enough to cope with LIFE! I’ve been trying it and IT REALLY HELPS!
Peace, Love, and Squats
Tags: Fun and fit weekend, Healthy, Pumping, Wed Workout, Yoga, Yoga Gangsters
I am a procrastinator, admitting it is the first step right?
I have this awesome TO DO list at home that I look at on a daily basis, smile, and then go about whatever activity I would rather be doing. Honestly this habit gives me a lot of freedom, but has bitten me in the a$$ on a couple of occasions. And procrastinating often creates a lot of stress when things SHOULD have been taken care of. So I figured this month I would tackle procrastination! There are some big ticket items on there, like finishing my credits to keep my personal training certification up to date and finishing my application and essays for my Masters. There are also little things on there like giving Miss G a hair cut…I might have to post pictures of that one
What goals do you have this month to help you live a healthier and happier life?
Tags: 12 months 12 Challenges, First Friday Goals, Miss Gizmo
I am excited to be lifting again! And I leave for Hawaii at the end of April so I have kicked training and eating healthy into full gear!
Great start to April, loving my cardio day!
Obviously there have only been a couple of days in April so my workout list is not that impressive yet. However I have also included the grocery list I made to keep myself on track with eating healthy. I would say I stick to this list of foods %90 of the time. I also use A LOT of garlic, onions, peppers and spices in a lot of my recipes, AND Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and vinegar as needed.
For those of you who are trying to switch to a more Primal / Paleo based lifestyle this would be a good starting point…but it does include a few non-primal foods that I enjoy that I still FEEL HEALTHY when I eat them, which is what is MOST important to me.
P.S. this REALLY is MY list I made for myself, so please excuse the spelling errors and confusing abbreviations
Tags: Healthy, Healthy Munching, Pumping, Wed Workout
Let me explain why I have been a bit flaky with the posts lately. I just started a new job this week! Which is exciting, but when I quit my old job they took my phone, which felt like they took my life. So I basically put my life on hold for the last couple of weeks. But now I am back and should be making post 3-4 times a week again.
Anyways here is my Workout Wed post on Friday and also my thoughts on my month of Yoga.
What I liked:
- I am much more flexible, especially in my legs!
- Some of my injuries are no longer bothering me (my shoulder and hip)
- I am beginning to learn to relax, even outside of Yoga I have learned to breath and think in a way that calms me down, I LOVE THIS!
- I found a new challenge in some of the advanced poses that I would like to master
- The hot classes (and chugging extra water) seem to really detox my body, my skin looks better than it ever has!
What I didn’t like:
- I don’t know if it was the yoga or turning 30 or the lack of weight lifting, but I feel like my body has a greater % of fat and less muscle – I think this is mostly due to not lifting for the last month and maybe some water retention from all the hot classes
- I missed lifting! (i actually snuck a couple days in)
Overall - Yoga will now be a part of my weekly / daily ritual. I have learned enough that I can put together a flow on my own at home as a daily practice and will continue to go to weekly classes to grow my understanding of RELAXING and continue to master the poses.
Tags: 12 months 12 Challenges, Fitness Friday, Wed Workout, Yoga