Roughly six year ago, when I begin studying for my personal trainer certification I came across the term diastasis recti in some of my research. It seems that the term, diastasis recti, has finally become more mainstream. For reference, diastasis recti is the separation of abdominal muscles as a result of pregnancy or incorrect lifting … Continue reading MY FITNESS JOURNEY WITH DIASTASIS RECTI
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now... The first time in my adult life that I believe I became conscious of breathing was when I started taking yoga. I couldn’t for the life of me get into the poses AND inhale and exhale simultaneously - I was always holding my breath from the … Continue reading The Key to Fitness? Just Breathe – Posture, Core & Meditating More
When I find a good recipe I always share and would love it if others did the same. The recipes below fall into two categories. I have the homemade baked snacks and the healthier desserts. The home baked snacks (in lieu of packaged foods!) use fall & winter produce like squashes or carrots are quick … Continue reading Healthier Home-Made Snacks & Desserts
That is definitely the first question I asked myself. Africa is a huge and diverse continent and despite the “best of” lists out there, you have to pick the right adventure for you. It was about this time last year that our research was in full swing and our decisions were narrowing down. So … Continue reading Planning Your Own Safari Adventure Where the heck to begin????
Moving everyday can make you feel better, even when you are traveling - try my favorite 3 travel workouts.
Sometimes it takes awhile to visit those destinations that are closest to home (and for reference I mean within a two to four hour drive). Being in California, we’ve tackled a few of them including Mammoth, Temecula, Palm Springs, LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego and a few jaunts up and down the PCH. This … Continue reading Family Trip to Big Bear, CA – Active & Relaxing Weekend for Ages 5-75!
As a celebration of our 10th Anniversary, my husband and I planned a 2-week trip to Africa. After careful consideration of all the amazing places we wanted to see in Africa, we decided to plan a safari in Tanzania and add a few days of luxuriating in Zanzibar. We worked with Access 2 Tanzania … Continue reading Lifestyle Changes to Keep & Foods to Try: What I learned on this year’s African adventure
Over the last month I had the pleasure of trying out some classes at Core Power Yoga in California. The studios offer a number of classes with varying degrees of heat and humidity and rely on a formula and method of teaching. (BTW I won the month-long yoga trial at a local CrossFit 310 event). Basically, … Continue reading Core Power Yoga – Too Hot To Be Good? My Experience with a Month-Long Trial
Once in a while, everything lines up to guide you in a specific direction. No, it doesn't have to be a big deal... but this sure seemed like a big deal to me! No gym for 2-3 months? Seriously?! For nearly five (that's 5!) years, going to the gym has been the anchor to my … Continue reading Two Months Without (gasp) A Gym Membership….and I’m Surviving
What I learned from the Women's Strength Summit and my biggest ah-ha moment