July 2016

Yoga, Water, and Waves: Experiencing SUP Yoga

Have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding (SUP)? Ever done yoga? Can you imagine putting those both together? I couldn’t either, until I tried it. I am not a Yogi. However, I have been practicing yoga on and off since I was 16, but it’s always been at home. This summer, my yoga practice has withered down to maybe once every 2 weeks and always with P90X (my favorite is X2). I’m not super flexible and can’t do crazy insane poses, but I’ve always found yoga to be challenging…

Drowsy Driving

Ok, let’s face it. We’ve all had THAT experience driving when we wonder how we actually got to our destination, not remembering that we actually DROVE those miles. That is driving while drowsy. A few weeks ago, my family and I put in an 11 hour road trip to Oklahoma. Four days later, we were back in the car driving those 11 hours home. On the way home, I anxiously wanted to drive and allow my tired husband a chance for some shut-eye. However, minutes after getting behind the wheel, I was yawning. I was…

Tracking Fitness – An Apple Watch Review

Overall Grade: A Two months ago, I purchased an Apple watch because I was done with Fitbit products. I didn’t want to be, especially since I was so happy with them a year ago and had been a loyal customer since 2011. However, I needed to find a good quality fitness tracker – one that wouldn’t break after a few months. So I bought an Apple watch. (Read my post about Fitbit here and read about my decision to leave Fitbit here…

“You Want Me to Sleep Where??” How I Became a Camper

What kind of child do you get when you marry a country boy to a city girl? Me – a girl who takes a curling iron to her first campout. My mother, born and bred in the city, was a vain woman and never left the house without makeup. Every hair was always perfectly in place and she almost always wore high heels. Being her only daughter, I shared a lot of her opinions and characteristics. However, I was more of a tomboy as a kid and hated dressing up. I did however, share her love of nice hotels (I…