Yoga Twists

*Yoga Twists Practice Never force yourself into any position.  Allow it to be easy and focus on your breath. 1.  Standing Prayer Twist Stand tall with feet hip width, abs in, chest lifted, and shoulders retracted and depressed and hands at your sides (a.k.a. Mountain Pose). Inhale, and take hands out to the side. Exhale, and…

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I recently read the kindle version of Wild by Cheryl Strayed and even though it’s not a book about fitness or health, it does show the power that nature has on your soul when you really let it in.  When you take away your smartphone, your camera, and just listen to the sounds and soak in…

Calf Care: Trigger Point Exercises

Trigger point therapy helps release tension in tight muscles,  which then allows freedom of movement in those muscles. If you have tight calves, then *these exercises below are for you… Soleus Roll Use a foot roller or get creative with a hard cylinder shaped object. I bought mine from Amazon here. Place foot roller in the middle of…

New Active Styles for Fall

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are turning brown, so it’s time for layers and more coverage. Here’s some new styles from some of my favorite active brands on my athletic wear board. Click through any photo for more details and to pin for yourself. Nike Shrug… Athleta Joggers… Fabletics Capris… Lucy Pants……

Kushyfoot Socks for Yoga, Running, and More

I tried a new-to-me brand of socks, Kushyfoot, this past week for my workouts.  Here’s a couple styles to consider whether you do yoga, hike, run, whatever. Kushyfoot Yoga Socks (c/o) I love yoga socks and as the mornings get cooler again, it’s nice to have that extra layer between you and the cold floor. …

Noteworthy Pinterest Recipes

I’m on Pinterest all the time looking for new things to do and new recipes to try. I really do try new recipes weekly! There have been so many fails, but when I do find a few that I can add to my recipe rotation, it’s a nice surprise. Here’s some new noteworthy recipes I found on Pinterest. …

Family Time: Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is a 31.5 mile trail that runs from Rattlesnake Lake to Duvall. We started in Carnation (parked at WA-203 & NE 60th St), and headed towards Duvall which is unpaved and flat. Quick note – there are designated parking areas a little farther north, if you don’t want to cross WA-203.…

Mist ‘N Sip Review

We went to an outdoor wedding in Chelan over the weekend, so I knew it was going to be hot.  I looked for a fan or a mister that could do the job of cooling us off, but didn’t want something loud or that would draw attention to us.  After looking on Amazon, I decided…