The New Rules of Fitness for 2013

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We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new. The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: My 2013 Resolutions

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Whether you keep writing 2012 on everything for the next few weeks, 2013 is really upon us. That means the gyms will be crowding with people and everyone jumps on the New Years resolution bandwagon. I’m no different! Here are my continuing goals from 2012… 1. Work out 5-6 days a week! Some weeks my […]

Joyful January: Your Yoga Practice is the Ultimate in Resolutions

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Happy New Year to our beloved friends and yogis! As I was perusing the prior years’ newsletters for inspiration this day, Dec 31st, 2012, I felt that last year’s message is definitely worth repeating. The message remains the same, our gratitude for your support expands! As we enter this wonderful new year with happy anticipation of […]

My Resolutions for the New Year

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I don’t typically come up with New Year’s Resolutions but yesterday as I undecorated our Christmas team, I had a dose of nostalgia followed by a wave of excitement for 2013. So what the heck, I’m throwing caution to the wind and here is my list of resolutions for 2013! 1. To talk more about […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Who Do You Wish To Be?

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We all have role models or people that we wish we could be more like. There are always people that I wish I could be like or ongoing goals that I never quite keep. In my head, I wish I was a dedicated yogi, who ate very healthy and only indulged in treats occasionally, exercised […]

Why We Overplan: Letting Go Of Overplanning in Real Life

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‘A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’ ~Lao Tzu There is something about my mind, and many people’s minds, that is overly optimistic. We think we can do so much each day, and so we overplan. We fill our plans with so much, confident we can do it all, […]

My Go To Workout: Running

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“Oops… I almost forgot. I won’t be able to make it fellas. Veronica and I trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it’s jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I’m not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It’s supposed to be wild.” -Anchorman: The […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: On Change

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I will start off with one of my favorite quotes of all time from the show “Everwood”. Does anyone remember that show? I used to be obsessed with it! It is a bit long, but great to think about… “The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m not sure who the first […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Don’t Give Up On Your Resolutions!

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As January rolls on, I am proud to be sticking with some of my resolutions so far. I have been doing yoga at least once a week and started at a new studio last week (love those Groupons!), am halfway through my cake decorating class, been working out more than usual and working on my […]

Life as a Conscious Practice

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˜Everything is practice. ~Pele When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer  we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we are often less conscious of the practice. Each day, we repeat movements, […]