Month: November 2015

  • Turkey-less Soup

    Did you overindulge on turkey this past weekend? Are you facing “turkey burn out”? Do you want a healthy, lighter meal without turkey? In only 30 minutes, you can prepare a Vegan Pumpkin Corn Chowder that is refreshingly light and will also fill up your tummy. And, it takes great the next day! Ingredients 2 1/4 cup Water 500 mL Vegetable […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is not about a huge turkey and more feast or the grand consumer discounts – although these things may make us happy… Thanksgiving is about the quality time shared with friends and family counting our blessings and being grateful for all in our lives, no matter how small. Oftentimes, the large things we can see will only make […]

  • Motivation Monday

    *Note: Considering the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s Workout Wednesday post will be substituted for Motivation Monday. You are a rockstar if you perform the Pull Up Challenge exercises today and Wednesday! However, if  holiday travel plans interfere, you will still stay on track with your goals, if you perform these exercises today and one other day […]

  • Motivation Monday

    Santosha: Contentment, the second of the 8 classic Yoga stages and the theme of yesterday’s practice. Allow Santosha to be your theme this week. Be at peace with yourself. Do not rush or overwhelm yourself.  Be present. Find happiness inside, not from something outside yourself. Do not label or judge other individuals. Despite different fitness levels, skills, abilities, and […]

  • Workout Wednesday

    Are you performing the Pull Up Challenge? Yes? It is Week 2! Drill Set #1: Weeks 1 & 2 Resistance Band Pull-Downs 15 repetitions; 3 sets; vertical loading Resistance Band Bent-Over Vertical Pulls 15 repetitions; 3 sets; vertical loading Lat Pull-Downs 15 repetitions; 3 sets; vertical loading Benchmark: Perform a Lat Pull-Down with at least 75% […]

  • How to Master the Pull-Up

    Can you perform a pull-up? The pull-up is an effective exercise to strengthen your back muscles without a gym or expensive equipment. As the name provides, this exercise is a “pulling” movement and all pulling exercises activate our back muscles (with the assistance of our biceps). This group of exercises is a beneficial way to improve posture […]