weekly workout recap: jul 20-jul 26

Guess what? …My love affair with yoga is alive and well! Yay! For now I’m sticking with Melissa West’s Namaste Yoga (why mess with what’s working, right?). I took on a 3-part Kriya Yoga series, details below, and then started another new series, called Hanuman Yoga. In addition to my yoga practice, I have also stepped up…

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finding calm in the chaos

It’s not all fun and games at the House of Tex. Sure we get to swing hammers and mallets to tear down ho-hum tiles, but we also have to sort through 14 years worth of stuff. The stuff that a family of four accumulates over time. The stuff to which we attach sentimental value, even though we probably…

weekly workout recap: jul 13-jul 19

Long time readers know that I’ve had a challenging relationship with yoga. I desperately wanted to like it. No, scratch that. I desperately wanted to connect to it. Despite trying various yoga classes in a variety of studios, and umpteen at-home versions, I never felt that thing I was longing to. i.e. the ‘so what?’.…

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and so it begins

This guy makes it look so easy. The tiles just fall away like feathers, don’t they? He barely makes any mess at all. Break a sweat? Not this guy. Cool as a cucumber. In retrospect, I probably should have watched this video before attacking my own bathroom remodel Monday. Then I would have been in a position…

weekly workout recap: jul 6-jul 12

As it turns out, you can manually adjust your actual stride length on your FitBit account. If you don’t do this the system will just default to a standard measure based on your height and gender, which may or may not be reflective of your actual stride. I was skeptical about how my FitBit had been…

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get out of your head and onto that mountain – encore

Today is Thursday, so it’s time for another walk down memory lane.  For this installment of Throwback Thursday [#TBT] we’re going back to May 2013 and a hike through Calico Basin. A rock climber in the distance brought me clarity about the impact my lack of confidence has on my performance. That day I fully understood the adage, “the body…

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it’s not about the exercise

Two weeks ago, the lovely Vilma of Free But Fun sent me an email, asking if I would join in on a giant chain letter blog hop focused on writing process. My initial response was, hell to the n-o, primarily because I wasn’t sure I even had a writing process. Then I asked myself, really, how bad could…