i just happened to look at my Sparkpage and caught a glimpse of my goals for 2013. Now that the year is almost up, let's see how I did. I will say that 2013 turned out much differently than I thought it would in January. Isn't that always the wa... Read more
Reminder for myself
I read this in a blog and it struck a chord. A big one.
* Change your vocabulary. Refuse to use excuse language. Resist the urge to “explain” to yourself or others why certain progress isn’t happening, or why you are limited. Decide that yo... Read more
The current Kaia FIT session’s theme is “Free to Be Me,” which has an emphasis on letting go of limitations and focusing on playtime for grown-ups. I love this idea, in theory.
The first week, we practiced handstands. I love this because, ... Read more
I can’t see it, but I can feel it
I’ve finally built up some momentum and I’m starting to get results.
I’m still doing Kaia FIT, a women’s-only bootcamp-type program. We recently did a 6-week Brik, which is basically a more intensive session than the 5-week sessions we nor... Read more
Conquering mountains and battling fear
I climbed a mountain last weekend. Cowles Mountain is the highest peak in San Diego, and it’s been on my radar since I moved here in 2009. I missed an opportunity to climb it a couple of years ago with some San Diego Sparkpeeps, but I kept it on... Read more
Springing Into Action challenge: Superfoods
This week's challenge was to incorporate 3 of the 9 superfoods, according to OrganicGardening.com.
I saw a big bunch of asparagus at the store, so I knew it was destined for my grill (and mah belly). I don't follow recipes too often, so I b... Read more
On the wall (photo)
This morning's workout is kind of a blur by now. We were in teams of 3, with 2 people on either end of the room doing different exercises and the third person doing a traveling exercise. Then we rotated.
It's seriously a blur of mountain c... Read more
Jumping and I do not get along
One setback should not derail me or erase all of the hard work I do during my workout. I know this. I hear the words in my head, understand them ... and then ignore them.
This morning, one of the first exercises we did in class was to jump... Read more
Double Peak hike and today's workout
Hooray! WOLFKITTY and I finally checked off an item that's been on our adventure list for more than a year. We hiked to the tiny trees on Double Peak, which is in a park near where we live.
We would always stare up at those two tiny trees ... Read more
Relaxing yoga? Um, no!
Friday is yoga/pilates day at Kaia FIT, and while that sounds like it would be relaxing, it's totally not!
Our coach wants to get our heart rates way up before moving into yoga, and each time, the routine is different. Today, we started wit... Read more
Complaints and setting goals
Last week was stressful for me. Work stuff finally picked up, but so did both of my freelance projects! I like staying busy, but that was a bit much after a long period of things trickling in. When I have too much going on, I feel like I'm not d... Read more
I've been going crazy with the beach walks lately, but I can't help it. I love the ocean and I love that I can drive 20 minutes and enjoy it!
This weekend was a little different. I decided to sleep in (til 6 am!) on Saturday, so most of the... Read more
I'm posting this workout mostly so I can remember what all I did in this morning's Kaia FIT class. But still, I know I forgot some things!
The instructor had us partner up, so almost all exercises were done with or facing another person.
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Kaia workout and beach pics
"You're not going to die, so you might as well keep going."
"Yes, it's hard, but you're doing it."
"I can't bend my arms that way, but I can do it this way. And I can keep going."
"OK, OK. I can cry later. Right now, I have to do 2 more." ... Read more
Early Sunday morning, I headed to the beach with my husband and WOLFKITTY. She and I had done a beach workout in the past and kept talking about how we should go again. While we didn't do a bootcamp like we'd done previously, we did get a nice w... Read more