Here’s a Bright IDEA

This week, I’m hanging out with some of the most inspirational and interesting fitness instructors and health experts at the IDEA World Blogfest.

Wear the White Hat

Life presents us with difficult choices and sometimes wrong/right, black/white is not so obvious. This phrase helps me and I hope it does the same for you.

Spring Clean Your Blog in Ten Steps

I’m fairly good at making sure that my site is free of extraneous crap, but I’m not immune to put-all-the-things-in-my-sidebar-itis, or the dreaded dated About Page phenomenon. So I’m taking some time to audit everything, and to get rid of any content that no longer works or fits my blog.

Proud to Be a Mamalete

I’m proud to be a Mamalete because my daughter Audrey is now old enough to mimic and learn and she’ll grow up seeing a mom who moves and sweats and honors her body.

In Through Your Nose, Out Through Your Nose

Breathe in through your nose. Breathe out through your nose. And repeat as needed. How Ujjayi breathing and pranayama can help you de-stress even when you’re not on the yoga mat (it works for me!). #yoga #meditation

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Fit Move Friday: Single Leg Lift With Alternating Window Washers

This is a fun, body weight-only exercise that you can do in just two minutes, while watching TV, waiting for dinner to cook, or right before bed (and while there are modifications, you’ll see that it’s pretty tough — I’m out of breath after just three minutes of demonstration!).

What the Heck is PiYo Strength?

I’m a newly certified PiYo Strength instructor — and I’m in love with the format. It’s strength building — lunges, push-ups, burpees — combined with postures from yoga and pilates — the warrior series, sun salutations — set to Top 40 music. It’s not like any other yoga class you’ve ever taken, but you will build flexibility, balance and sweat a heck of a lot.

Things I’m Loving: Part 2

From Disney to new shoes and fabulous FREE race photos, there are a lot of things making me happy right now. Here are a few that make the list.