Every day, as we all are, I am doing my very best and sometimes that in and of itself can feel quite overwhelming. From moment to moment the choices my husband and I have made range from having heated debates with strangers and friends, to spending quiet, quality time at home completely unplugged, to just … Continue reading Discovering Joy through Zoom
When I arrive at the top of my mat I am granted a moment of self-reflection. It is here that I can quiet the outside world and begin to focus on what I am bringing to my practice--my body, my breath, and my mind just as they are. It is also here that one can … Continue reading This is My Body
As I continue to work on living my best life into my forties, I must face the debilitating beliefs that plagued my childhood, teen years, and younger adulthood. I am grateful for ever coming across The Four Agreements more than 10 years ago to help me start to reset my way of thinking. I realize … Continue reading Healing from Diet Culture
Join V on the mat at the following locations and times! Tuesdays and Thursdays – All FMCU Employees at Gold Canyon – 530pm to 630pm *Saturdays – 5 Points Local for Progressive Flow – 830am to 930am *Every Sunday in February – The Vidorra Residents & Guests – 630pm to 730pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Check websites regularly … Continue reading HLbV Update – Yoga with V!
As 2014 comes to a close let's ease our way back from the excess. Explore a simple, new twist to your lifestyle for 30 days or less and be easy on yourself. All too often we push too hard too fast and then become easily discouraged when we're not able to maintain it. Choose some … Continue reading Final Tip for the Holidays: Swing into the new year with short-term commitments!
There's enough to think about during this time of year so don't overcomplicate your healthy living choices. Start one new physical activity, sport or workout and make it something you've always been curious about but never thought you'd try. With everything from Crossfit to Pilates to Water Aerobics...there's something out there for EVERYONE and probably … Continue reading Holiday Tip#6 – Try ONE new strategy at a time and get creative!
...or your veggies into "fat transports," for that matter! Taking nice, clean, whole veggies and adding a bunch of dressing, candied nuts or dried fruit just bumped up your calorie and sugar intake without any effort. Same goes for veggies that are battered and fried or happen to be drowning in butter, cream or cheese...that's … Continue reading Holiday Tip#5 – Don’t turn your salads into desserts…
The holidays are the BEST time of year to begin or increase our cardio/fitness/exercise routines. Use holiday shopping and running errands to get some extra walking in by wearing comfortable shoes and parking in a safe but good distance away. Maintain a brisk pace and encourage your heart rate to match the energy of the … Continue reading Holiday Tip#4 – ‘Tis the Season to Get Moving!
Before you hit the dessert table or even the main course, don't ignore that fruit and vegetable tray! Filling up on clean, whole, raw fruits and veggies will help you fill up quickly with the nutrient-dense good stuff and with minimal calories and unnecessary additives. Keep the dressing, oils, creams and extra sugars to a … Continue reading Holiday Tip#3 – Fill Up and Always Feel Satisfied!
This is one of the best times of year to try out a new activity, gym/studio or even a new instructor. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can use something new to break up the stress (or monotony) of your typical routine this time of year. Don't let yourself fall into a rut as … Continue reading Holiday Tip#2 – Try Something New!