Coffee and Exercise

I figured there's no better day than Monday to talk about coffee.

If you love your morning coffee ritual as much as I do, this post is for you.

Let me start by saying coffee is not bad for you (hallelujah).

As long as you keep your consumption to 1-2 cups a day studies have shown that your [...]

By |April 14th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

April Abs: workout #2

Happy Friday!

Sharing two quick videos with you today... (when did I become such a video blogger?!)

The first, I filmed last week and I forgot to post...but I want you to be in the know...

And the second...your ab workout for the week! This week is all about planks. You know I love my planks.

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Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Hi Beauties,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Did you have a chance to do the first April Abs workout? If not, you should do it this week. :)

In last month's newsletter (are you on the list?) I sent out the updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen recommendations from the Environmental Working Group.

The Dirty Dozen is [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Things I Don’t Do

If you're a Shauna Niequist fan you may remember a chapter she wrote in Bittersweet called Things I Don't Do.

It's one of those chapters that has stuck in my mind for years and I come back to it again and again when I'm feeling like I just can't keep up.

Now more than ever there is [...]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

While it's nice to have a workout like Pilates that you can do from home, it's also nice to get outside from time to time. Especially as the weather warms up.

Colorado's weather is ridiculously fickle.

One day it's sunny and 65 and the next day it's snowing. So when the sun peeks through I take advantage [...]

By |March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

28 Days of Pilates: day #13 + purchasing a Pilates mat

Yesterday I received a question on Instagram about what to look for in a Pilates mat.

This is  a great question so I figured I'd answer it in a blog post in case you may be wondering the same thing.

What to look for in a Pilates mat:

While any mat will do, one thing you want to [...]

On kindness, punishment and paper bags…

On a sunny afternoon at Westmont College I strolled into my favorite class, surrounded by my best friends and slid into my seat. It was a day just like any other day...breezy, beautiful and for the most part carefree. This particular professor was known for his unique, inspiring and sometimes intimidating teaching style. On this [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|15 Comments

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Happy Monday, Beauties!
I hope you're enjoying these Baby Steps To Balanced Living as much as I am.
It's been a great reminder for me to focus on the little things I can do to improve my health each day. It's so easy to get lazy!
I'm back in the routine of warm lemon water in the morning [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Daily Exercises For A Healthy Spine

For those of you just joining in, we're taking Baby Steps to Balanced Living here on the blog this month.

We've covered baby step #1 (warm lemon water in the morning) and #2 (dry skin brushing) and now we're on to baby step #3...

Daily Exercises For a Healthy Spine
If you haven't read Return To Life Through [...]

By |January 15th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance, Pilates|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

A few weeks ago I posted a photo on Facebook & Instagram of my dry brush routine. I received a lot of questions via comments, email and even texts from friends on how to get started so I figured a post was in order.

Baby Step To Balanced Living #2: dry skin brushing.

I love dry brushing [...]

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we're connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you've already seen glimpses of an exciting program that's in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won't want to miss it :)

But in the meantime, as we embark on a new year I'm [...]

By |January 8th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|23 Comments

WTF Is Cancer?

“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I decided right away that if I was going to have to have a tumor, I was going to do something with it.”

Allison W. Gryphon has been a Pilates devotee for 5 years, but the workout became an even more important part of her life in when she was [...]

By |January 6th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments