Why Even Bother Starting Over (AGAIN)?

Why Even Bother Starting Over (AGAIN)?

I’ve spent an exorbitant amount of time with my head up my butt.  It’s just so easy to get there and to stay there.  And the pity parties I’ve thrown for myself there are off the hook.  I usually overstay my own welcome at them.  It’s just so...
How to deal with setbacks

How to deal with setbacks

It seems to happen every time I get back into a healthy routine – SICKNESS. TRAVEL.  And in this case, it was both. I was on the tail end of a highly successful sugar detox (more on that soon).  I was working out regularly – crossfit and yoga, and feeling...
Take your shirt off!  Spin it around like a helicopter!

Take your shirt off! Spin it around like a helicopter!

It was a hot, sticky day in Los Angeles, and I found myself profusely sweating through a yoga class.  I was wearing 3/4 length yoga pants, a sports bra, and a tank top.  The slender woman on the mat in front of me yanked her tank top off mid-vinyasa, threw it on the...
SUGAR, WE’RE GOING DOWN

SUGAR, WE’RE GOING DOWN

I’m in the throes of a sugar detox (Day 5 of 21).  Eating only veggies, meats, nuts, and some whole dairy and a little quinoa, my body is experiencing major withdrawals. Lightheadedness, dizziness, the feeling of being empty and hungry even though I just ate....
The casual casualty of the drink.

The casual casualty of the drink.

I enjoy drinking.  From scotch to a microbrew, a libation always brings the clamor of life down to a dull roar, and allows me to relax in the moment, doing nothing more than the act of having a drink – most of the time with great company, and once in a while...
The 75%

The 75%

After my great ab workout with Alysia last week, we were walking along the lake, talking about the fitness journey.  I told her about the things I was doing right: developing a workout regimen, moving my body every day, eating clean…most of the time…not...
It takes a Village

It takes a Village

One of the reasons that crossfit worked for me on the first go-around was the community vibe.  I am a social person, and having a space to work out that also lends itself to developing friendships with people was the key to reaching my fitness goal.  I knew that if I...
Death to the Past

Death to the Past

Shavasana is one of my favorite positions in yoga.  It’s the one where, at the very end of practice, you get to lie down on the floor and do nothing.  At least that’s what I used to think when I first started practicing yoga.  Turns out, your body and mind...
FatNoMoSho 2.0!!

FatNoMoSho 2.0!!

It has been exactly one year to the day since my last FatNoMoSho post.  In it, I admitted that when I went make the finale of the Sho, I realized there would never be an ending – that the journey would always continue as we ebb and flow through this...