Goal redirection: Bigness has been shoved overboard.

My sails are up, a new course is charted, and Bigness had to walk the plank. Today I made a pretty tough decision. It involved “canceling” one of my biggest current goals. And it sucked. I had to shelf The Bigness Project. It had nothing to do with time. It didn’t have to do with […]

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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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Step Outside of Comfort.

“Growth doesn’t happen until you step outside of your comfort zone.” Even before I had my son, I typically went to the beach in the early morning hours. I preferred to get that sun in before it reached its “harshest” time (hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). I would be set up by 8:30 […]

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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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Bikini Rebellion.

I couldn’t fit everything I wanted to say about the first day of Neghar Fonooni’s Bikini Rebellion challenge in a post on Instagram (where the photo referenced can be found). So it’s become a blog post. I have never posted my bare stomach to the world before. It’s not because I was self-conscious of it. […]

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Postpartum workouts: Moving on to splits.

I gave myself six full weeks after the baby came to rest and recover. The sole amount of activity I did was walks after two weeks, very light tempo runs after 3 weeks, and yoga around the same time. It was decision I had made long before he came. I was going to enjoy my […]

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Workout Wednesday: Getting back in the game.

It’s not “This is what your brain is like on drugs”… It’s more like: This is what MY brain is like in anticipation of the first workout after WEEKS of not being able. First, the brain does a line of sheer ecstaticicity (yes, I’m going to go ahead and make up a few words today). […]

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