Violet’s Birthday Story

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Please note I use Hypnobabies-friendly language for this story.

Around week 37 I started feeling my body gearing up to prepare for birthing Violet, my first babe. I know most first time Mom’s go late, but I still helped my body get ready through natural means like walking, squatting, yoga, my daily Hypnobabies Tracks, visualization/meditation and at 39 weeks I began acupuncture.

I know it’s a little hokey to say this, but when I spoke to Violet about her birth I ...

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Want To Reach Your New Year’s Fitness Goals? Eat Real Food.

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It’s that time of year again! The time when we realize just how much damage we did to ourselves over the holidays and recommit to getting in shape. It’s also the time of year when companies try to push every fat flush, detox and transformation cleanses down your throat. Well, I’m getting on my soapbox today to tell you some real “secrets” to loose fat fast, and you can put away your credit cards, this won’t cost you a thing.

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Food and Fitness

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On a whim I created a new recipe last night that I’m excited to share with you, but first, a story about getting strong. I’ve been upping my strength training and cardio lately as I continue to work towards improving myself as a climber. I was told by a trainer a few months ago that I would benefit by working on my upper back more, so I’ve been focusing on rhomboids, lats and traps but neglected to really focus on ...

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Planting Your Seed of Fitness

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I’ve taken a long road to “fit”. Honestly, I was that kid who faked illnesses to get out of gym class and would gladly tell you the only time I ran was if something was chasing me. Now I’m on a regular schedule of working out for at least 45 minutes every day before work, alternating between high intensity interval training (HiiT), yoga and pilates. I hit the rock gym 2-3 times per week and attend yoga classes 2-3 times ...

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Fat, Flush and Fit

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It’s no surprise that January is the high income time for gyms, spas and nutritionists. Many of us spend the holidays expanding our waistlines and focusing on friends and family. Once that clock strikes midnight on January first (or, umm, after you sleep off your hangover), we turn that focus back to ourselves and flood to find the fastest way to “fit”.

While I’m no stranger to this cycle, I feel like the idea of making a 10, 30 or 90 ...

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My (Paleo) Meatloaf Brings All The Boys To The Yard

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When I was a child I thought that meatloaf was a a gross hunk of meat loaded with fat, carbs and cholesterol and covered in ketchup; gross. As an adult, I’ve learned that meatloaf is one of the easiest dishes to make and be creative with. It can also be an excellent source of protein AND veggies. Oh, and did I mention it’s comforting and delicious?

In all the meatloaves I’ve made, I’ve somehow managed to never make the same one twice. ...

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No Longer Barefoot in Vermont!

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This is just a quick post to say I’m not dead, I haven’t stopped working out, I’m not eating crap, I’ve just….moved! In November my partner and I moved to Carlisle, MA. My massage and yoga practice reopened in December and business has been BOOMING!! You can now find me above Mountain Strength Crossfit in Winchester, MA (see my site for more details).

While I miss my beloved Green Mountain State, one of the really nice things ...

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Yoga, Workouts and Injury

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If you’re reading fitness blogs, or even just Facebook, you’ve probably come across the controversy of “Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret“.  It was very disconcerting to me to read about a woman who ended up with Rhabdomyolysis due to pushing herself too far in her Crossfit workouts.  The thing that really upset me though is that this is NOT a Crossfit thing, injury, of all types, during exercise is not at all new but it’s also not being handled with the ...

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Quickie Coconut Milk

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This labor day weekend has found me in the kitchen cooking up a storm and in the yoga studio getting my @$$ kicked while completing the pre-req hours for a yoga teacher training that I’m hoping to begin in January.  So I’ve been sore and well-fed. 🙂

I recently placed an order from Amazon for a Nut Milk Bag and it arrived on Saturday!  This morning, after a brutal ZGYM workout, I made coconut milk from scratch and it came ...

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