Another year of blogging in the books! It's always fun to look back at your favorite posts & pages of the year. Some are new this year, but some are older posts that have stayed popular. It's an interesting mix! I spent some time this week optimizing these posts -- new images, better SEO, a few minor edits (mostly taking out stuff about giveaways that isn't relevant anymore.) They're all updated and fresh for the new year. I have to take a moment to thank you all for reading. I've . . .
I'm sharing these meditation resources today for two purposes: For you all of course! Maybe you have wanted to get into meditation, or it's a New Year's Resolution, and you didn't know how or what or where. This is a pretty good guide of free resources, some apps, and some books you may love. For my classmates and me as we approach our boards studying period. We have had the importance of mindfulness during this stressful time drilled into us, but without a quick place to go to find . . .
It was a very low key Christmas in the Brady house this year. My younger brother spends Christmas with his fiancé, and my older brother spent most of Christmas day with his girlfriend, so there were just a few of us at the house. That's okay though - time spent with family and friends is always a treat! Friday Night I taught my regular 5:30pm yoga class and then quickly changed to meet all my high school friends for an engagement party. I don't see them enough, so it was so fun to catch up. We . . .
I just made a quick trip to Indianapolis and Louisville! My uncle had surgery in Indianapolis this past Monday (he is doing well), so my mom and aunt planned to drive over to spend some time with him. I decided to join them, with the added bonus of seeing my best friend, Laura! Once the Indianapolis portion was planned, I decided I should swing by Louisville on the way home too and see Brittany. Tuesday Tuesday afternoon I went straight to the hospital to see my uncle, then over to The Hot . . .
Hi from Indianapolis! My uncle recently had some major surgery (he's doing well), so my aunt, mom and I are up here to spend some time with him, but I get the bonus of seeing my best friend too! She's having a little meeting/Christmas gift exchange with the owners of the yoga studio she manages (If you're in Indy you MUST go to The Hot Room) so I'm sipping on a green juice and popping in for a quick block post. Outfits for holiday parties are so fun. I always wish I had more fancy . . .
I had quite the full weekend of celebrations! It started to ice pretty badly after my final on Friday, so despite braving it to the studio to teach class, no one showed up. I was slipping and sliding all over the roads and there were accidents everywhere, so I don't blame anyone for staying home! Instead I went over to my parents house where my little brother and his fiancé had just arrived from Minneapolis. We had Imo's pizza for dinner and then went down to the Anheuser Busch Brewery to . . .
It's Friday, I'm finished with classes for the semester, and have a weekend full of celebrations to look forward to -- life is good! Our GI final was today, so I'm now off until January 2nd. My little brother and his fiancé come in town tonight and this weekend we have an engagement party for them, my mom's birthday, and a little early gift exchange since they will be with her family on Christmas. Roomie Christmas picture I'm making a quick trip to Indianapolis and Louisville next week . . .
I just got back from the gym, so let's talk about workouts! Back when I started this blog I was training for half and full marathons, and shared my workout every day. Now I'm much more of a yogi / gym type than a distance runner. To be honest, I don't think my knees could handle the distance running anymore. How sad. //A list of all the workouts I've shared on the blog over the years!// I've really just been doing whatever workouts sound good to me for the past year or two. I obviously . . .
Another Day In The Life today! The last one I posted was an atypical day, so this one is a little more normal. This was actually two Thursdays ago during our first week back after Thanksgiving break. While most students have been cramming for finals, we've actually been in a pretty easy period! We were used to having a test every week in our previous modules, and just two tests in this five week GI class means we have gotten lots of room to breath. I've been able to have way too much fun . . .
I can 100% say I would be thrilled to receive anything off of today's gift guide. If you got a yogi in your life, or perhaps someone wanting to get into yoga, these are the things they need to be all set for their flow. From a good mat and towel, to fancy props, to a fabulous outfit (I am so into all the green this year if you couldn't tell), you can't go wrong! The best gifts to give are the ones they want but would never ask for, right? Here's my Gift Guide for Yoga Lovers: If they're . . .