Fitness, Life, Pain

My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

I did it. My first triathlon. It was “only” a sprint length, so 1/3 mile swim, 8 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run, but it was a HUGE hurdle for me to face mentally, considering I was and AM only comfortable in 1 of the 3 disciplines. And I only trained for 4 weeks (see… Continue reading My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

Life, People

Halloween Family Costume 2018: Finding Nemo (again), Jellyfish, and Daddy Shark Do Doo Do Do Doo

I posted our Finding Nemo Halloween family costume 5 years ago when my older daughter was Nemo, I was a sea anemone, and my husband was a scuba diver.  Well, fast forward to this year, and now my younger daughter fits the Nemo costume, so we had to revisit this aquatic theme again since the Nemo… Continue reading Halloween Family Costume 2018: Finding Nemo (again), Jellyfish, and Daddy Shark Do Doo Do Do Doo

Food, Life, People, Travel

12 Rules While Visiting Japan

Some people may think that Japan has many “rules,” but I think it creates order and a sense of calm. I love rules and I love when people respect and follow rules. I was a Kindergarten teacher after all 😛. These were some of my observations from my one week vacationing in Japan last week:… Continue reading 12 Rules While Visiting Japan

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting

10 Tips For Migraine Relief

So you suffer from migraines too? I'm sorry... I understand.  I really do.  And for the first time in probably 25 years, I've finally figured out how to find *some* relief.  Some.  And if you truly get migraines, you are like me and desperate for ANY relief.  So read on... I started getting them in… Continue reading 10 Tips For Migraine Relief

Fitness, Life, Parenting, People

Mommy and Me Yoga Poses

Our kids just want to spend time with us.  They want to come to work with us, join our date nights, and help with errands.  In my household, I am always doing yoga, so therefore my kids want to do yoga with me all the time! Teaching our kids yoga can provide them with so… Continue reading Mommy and Me Yoga Poses

Fitness, Life, Music, Parenting, People

Prenatal Yoga Dance to “How Long Will I Love You,” By Ellie Goulding

Mother's Day just passed two days ago, and at times I am still in disbelief that Mother's Day is now a celebration for me too!  How much changes in 5 years... from never sleeping in anymore, to taking 1 hour to get out of the house in the mornings versus 15 minutes, to having stuff...… Continue reading Prenatal Yoga Dance to “How Long Will I Love You,” By Ellie Goulding

Fitness, Life, Parenting, People, Quotes, Travel

4 Ways I Balance Family, Fitness, and Fun!

    I would be lying if I told you it is easy to be the primary caretaker for my two girls, 4 and 1 years old, while working full time teaching 15 fitness and yoga classes a week, and serving as the Lead 200RYT Teacher Trainer and Director of Operations and TRX at Marin… Continue reading 4 Ways I Balance Family, Fitness, and Fun!

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting, People, Quotes

Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

The truth is: my husband was disappointed when he found out we were having girls.  It sounds harsh, but the reason is because he knows all the problems and drama that girls are more-likely faced with these days, including especially body image issues that lead to anorexia or worse.  And as a father who dearly… Continue reading Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

Fitness, Food, Life, Music, Quotes

Happy Valentine’s Day Playlist

   This week I was splurging on one of my favorite bars, the Chocolate Peppermint Luna Bar, when I realized that they have quotes written on the wrapper!  Most of you know I LOVE quotes, but this quote was just perfect.  Perfect because Valentine's Day was approaching over the weekend and I was having trouble… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day Playlist