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New on Breathe Magazine

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

A new “What to do before dinner strategy” that is working for us! Check it out.

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New Blog Post on Well, Then.

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

How to Maintain a Paleo Diet During the Holidays!

Editors note: Most important is to get your friends and families IN ON IT- that way everybody can bring a paleo dish to the holiday get togethers.

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I have a date with….

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments



Muscle Recovery!

To be used for any and all aches and pains in your muscles! Much firmer than the Yoga Therapy balls or a tennis ball. You can even tape two together for even more pain and excitement. These will work great on a tight Piriformis, shoulders, hips, back, shoulders, knees or calves…

The Lacrosse Balls were recommended to us by our trainers and now I can highly recommend them, although, it’s much more painful than I like!

What do you use to recover from big muscle aches?

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Never Quit

October 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Make this day happen. Be proud of every single thing you do, even if you make mistakes. You are learning.


What will you do with your day?

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Friday Fun, Family Day in Monterey

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

This is going to be a quick, “Hi, I’m here in Monterey post!”


My kids are loving the very swanky hotel room and this morning for the first time ever, they got room service! You can’t see my egg white omelet..1st meal of the day is always a zone diet one. Hoping to get to dinner on the zone diet, but, I’m **might** slip up. I’m on vacation~

Hoping to spy some whales, dolphins and seals on this trip since my kid is fascinated!

Did you know that I hate TV?! Hate it, with a passion. Love Seinfeld, but, TV for purposes of mind numbing time consuming waste of a day TV, hate. So, I’m off and running!

Off to the beach we go!!

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On Recovery from big WOD’s….

September 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

and what seems to be working for me….
Lately, we’ve done some seriously HARD {so brutal you want to cry at the end} workouts, like the Seven, Kelly and the Heavy Thrusters/Muscle Up workouts- all have been posted on CrossFit’s main site in the last 7 days. I love doing these really hard workouts because it challenges me in every way imaginable both the mental and physical aspects of working out. Nothing I have done in my past could compare to the “Seven” or “Kelly”.

So, how do I recover so well from these workouts? Yoga. Lots of yoga! I’m teaching 1-3 hours daily of yoga with my students and I’m so thankful for that opportunity to teach the yoga as well as to reap the benefits of it in my own body.

The best yoga poses for crossfitters and those of you training for marathons are twists and backbends- because that is the opposite of what we do in training. Simple backbends like Cobra pose and twists like seated pretzel and pidgeon are highly beneficial for tight bodies. I suggest spending 10-15 minutes daily on just 2-3 poses and you’ll feel the difference in your body!

Also, I am still loving the Nitrean protein powders and the meal replacement drinks. I’m on the go all day long and sometimes drinking my calories is WAY easier than eating a chicken breast and an apple! Particularly if I’m teaching yoga, food digesting in the gut while you’re in down dog can be very tricky, if you know what I mean!

Sleep, sleep, and sleep so more. Often times I am in bed by 9pm so that I can rest up for the day ahead! If I miss a post here, it’s usually cause sleep can be more important than a blog post for me!

How do you recover from big workouts?

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Fight Gone Bad Update

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments


Good news!!



Both hubby and I will be doing the fundraiser this weekend!

We are halfway to our goal!

Please help us reach our goal of $300 for the Wounded Warrior, Livestrong and CrossFit Foundation.

Here are our fund raising pages…even $5 would be beneficial!

Thank you,

Paul’s page
Rachel page

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A Wedding Dress for Runners!

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve always loved Oiselle Running company’s clothing for women. {see posts here and here} Sally Bergesen, founder and owner of Oiselle Running,  has now designed a very stylish wedding dress made out of technical materials for YOU to get married in- if you so chose.

Check it out!


What do you all think of that? Would you get married on a run?

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New Video: ‘Crossfire’ by Brandon Flowers

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

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New from Marika: Miraculous Tummy Control Capri Pants

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Marika Miracles has come out with a whole line of shapewear designed to enhance our figures! The good news, is that the price is reasonable–only $42 for yoga pants. In addition, the pants really do what they say– hold your tummy in and possibly provide a slenderizing look.

The bad news is that because of the concept, “tummy control”, I found these pants hard to get on and off. The material is a breathable material but I found them to be a bit itchy. And, either my legs are too big, or the cut of the material is very narrow, as well.

Overall, if you’re looking for a serviceable yoga pant for a good price and are interested in buying clothing for a “slenderizing” look, then these pants are for you. For me personally, as I have larger quadriceps and butt, these pants fit my body type awkwardly.

Marika Miracles Collection can be found online here.

P.S. Marika Miracles sent me these pants for purposes of review and this is my honest opinion.

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