I’m knee deep in puppy rearing, which is pretty tiring. It’s not QUITE as bad as human babies or toddlers, partially because the duration is much shorter, but there are still a lot of disruptions to sleep and interruptions. I’m lucky in that I have a really great puppy. She’s a wild bundle of energyContinue reading “Seeing the World With Fresh Eyes”
Author Archives: Geek-Yoga
Recently, I hit a couple of big milestones. It’s been over a year since I began this whole “get my health under control because life isn’t messing around” journey. This past week, I busted through a number on the scale that meant a lot to me…I now weigh less than I did when I wasContinue reading “Fear Of…Success??”
1 Year Working Out, 40 Pounds Lost, and 40ish Years Walking Wrong
It’s been a little over a year since I began working out heavily and eating healthier. I’m also now 8 weeks into my 6 month vegan bodybuilding program. I’m down 40lbs or so from where I began, probably a couple of sizes, and definitely a lot of inches. I can honestly say that my lifeContinue reading “1 Year Working Out, 40 Pounds Lost, and 40ish Years Walking Wrong”
Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!
Sometimes, no matter how well I try to plan ahead, I wind up in situations where I’m between meals, hungry, and there is nothing healthy or kosher within sight. Other times, I just need a break from protein smoothies and need something quick and easy to add to a meal that provides a big punchContinue reading “Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!”
The Answer For When You Want a Smoothie, but Can’t Make One – Chia Seed Protein Pudding!
I start almost each day with a protein smoothie. It’s a quick, efficient way to get a bunch of protein down the hatch and I can mix in creatine or anything else I want. I toss kale in there and don’t even taste it. I love it and it’s quick and easy and fits intoContinue reading “The Answer For When You Want a Smoothie, but Can’t Make One – Chia Seed Protein Pudding!”
I Don’t Do Yoga Because I’m Good At It…and You Shouldn’t Avoid It Because You Aren’t Good At It.
A few years ago, back up in Alaska, I was in a yoga class when the instructor admitted, “I teach yoga because I need it, not because I’m the best at it.” This resonated for me SO deeply and it came back into my mind again when I discovered an opportunity to get my yogaContinue reading “I Don’t Do Yoga Because I’m Good At It…and You Shouldn’t Avoid It Because You Aren’t Good At It.”
When It’s Not About Size Anymore
I just completed my first month on a bodybuilding program. There were times I was tempted to give up, like when I was on vacation in Florida surrounded by delicious food or after my poor old dog passed away and I was craving the comfort of carbs like crazy. I’ve learned a ton and evenContinue reading “When It’s Not About Size Anymore”
Lessons Learned Through Sam
Last night, I had to say goodbye to my furry shadow, my 100lb wingman, Sam the dog. He went downhill fast, his kidneys failing and he just couldn’t hold on any longer and he passed peacefully in my arms, being held and petted and told how good he was. We should all pass so peacefullyContinue reading “Lessons Learned Through Sam”
Every Spring an Awakening
What do you do when things start going well? My family is growing more and more healthy all the time and the house is full of laughter again most days. Work is chugging along and the hours are a little less awful. I have a vacation coming up. I’m down over 30lbs from this timeContinue reading “Every Spring an Awakening”
5 Reasons Why Your Plate Should Change with the Season
We had an unusual snow shower today, which means that yesterday my son helped me move my planter with our asparagus in it inside. I did my morning workout hopping around it and it got me to thinking about how my husband’s love of asparagus led to one of the first standoffs in our relationship…theContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Your Plate Should Change with the Season”