It’s all in your head: Getting upside down on the mat.

A few weeks back, I posted on Instagram my daily yoga pose for the challenge I was doing and noted how my own fear of core work as the result of what I’ve seen in my job as a postnatal trainer has hindered my progress in movements that directly involve the core and require a […]

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Self-care: Empty tanks and relationships.

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I woke up in a panic on Saturday morning after having a dream that my muscles literally deflated. Like, straight out of a cartoon. A needle pressed to them, and POP! Down they went. It was an irrational fear that came from needing to be down from any and all weight lifting for a solid […]

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Cooking with Level-1. The Why.

Why do I bake with only Level-1, and never use Phormula-1? It was a question I was asked the other day when sharing a recipe for protein brownies with a friend. They noticed a re-occurring theme with my “baked goods” recipes that I often pass along to them… on the ingredients list, I always list […]

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Why Not Wednesday: Protein Granola Bars

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I have forever been on a mission to make myself a better snack. One where I don’t have to give (re: compromise) too much, if anything at all. Remember my protein hockey pucks? Yeah, those babies steered me off the path of making my own snacks for a bit. I think I finally ended up […]

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The Stand Off.

Eleven. That’s how many times I didn’t doze, but fully and completely fell asleep at the crib’s side rail. How I didn’t fall off? I’m not quite sure. I believe how I was positioned played a role in keeping me from crashing to the floor. Five. Or maybe it was four? Could even possibly be […]

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Beach week and mementos. 

It all started with a piece of blue sea glass. Blue and purple are colors you don’t typically come across on the beach. It’s always green and brown. On several occasions, white. Then the odd, almost translucent rock that my 17-month old picked up with an excited “Rock!” It had been exactly one year since […]

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Taking the “Bad” out of Bad Yogi.

For the longest time (the span of roughly a decade), I only practiced yoga once a week. Usually Sunday mornings to stretch out all the kinks of the work weeks, the workouts I’d put my body through and just life stressors. It wasn’t until the middle of my second trimester that I began to implement […]

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