Wellness Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

FullSizeRender (20) We’re half way through the week and I hit a bit of a road block today. Well, at first I thought it was but then I realized it was just another opportunity to practice…practice putting my ego in check. I had planned to post something else today but after this morning’s experience, I had to make this week’s Wellness Wednesday about putting your ego in check. ww6-1Soooo, I subbed a class for one of our veteran teachers who happens to be leaving at the end of the week. She has quite a loyal following and we’re all very happy for her but sad to see her go…ANYWAY: one of our students came into class this morning, looked at me, and said “you’re teaching?!?!” sighing as I confirmed what seemed to be her greatest disappointment to date. Oh course I immediately made it about myself, texting Phil and my family about how shitty it felt to have a student say that to you right before you have to teach a class. Realizing I obviously needed to get out of that mindset I took a deep breath and told myself, it’s not about you, and really, it wasn’t. This student was looking forward to saying goodbye to her teacher today and that was why she was disappointed NOT because I was teaching…we in fact had an awesome class (her words)!

My point is everyone does this!! We all have these moments where we let our ego and insecurity get the better of us AND its toxic! So love yourself, let things that aren’t about you stop affecting your ability to shine bright, YOU ARE AWESOME!


’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂


Motivation Monday

Welcome to 2016 Friends!

photo (1)I am excited to kick off the new year with a new vision for Livingleen; which starts with 16 weeks of diet & exercise regimes every Monday. Both Phil and I are committed to sticking with the posted weekly routine as best as possible…making adjustments, of course, when life calls for it.photo (2)This week we’re hitting the ground running with 2 days of lifting, 3 days of cardio, and yoga (at least a few minutes) every day. We’re partnering our workouts with a lower sugar, high protein diet to fuel our fire and have us feeling fierce in no time. We’ve definitely been indulging in holiday decadence and feeling the extra pounds, so this shift is much needed.photo (3)In an effort to stay motivated and keep things interesting, we’re taking this a step further and turning the next 16 weeks into a bit of a competition…best results gets a prize! We’re going to choose a certain amount of money and the winner gets to decide what we do with it…it should be fun! Below is the diet and exercise we’re sticking to this week…let’s get to it!

“Your body is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring!”

Week 1:

Tues/Thurs & Sat: 35 minute run

Mon & Wed: Lift 3x 15repslift

  • Bicep Curls
  • Lunges
  • Shoulder Press
  • Rev. Lunges
  • Raises
  • Squats
  • Upright Rows
  • Leg Press
  • Pull Ups


Each morning starts with 15 min of meditation/stretching and detox tea

  • Breakfast:
  1. Greens powder water & whole wheat toast w/peanut butter
  2. Greens power water & whole wheat toast w/egg whites & cheddar cheese
  • Snack:
  1. Greek yogurt w/pumpkin seeds and blueberries
  2. Apple w/peanut butter
  • Lunch:
  1. Roasted Veggie Sandwich w/goat cheese
  2. Grilled Chicken or Tuna Salad w/mixed greens
  • Snack 2:
  1. Hard boiled eggs & rosemary popcorn
  2. Hummus w/carrots & pita chips
  • Dinner:
  1. Tofu burrito bowl
  2. Salmon burger and sweet potato fries
  • Dessert: Chocolate Banana Protein Shake


’til next time, keep smiling 🙂




Great Things

Hey Strangers!!!

So I got back from my first Yoga Medicine 500hr Teacher Training Module and I am feeling the yoga buzz! Mayacamas Ranch was a phenomenal place with picture perfect views, wonderful food, and an amazing group of women to learn with and be inspired by – talk about magical!!photo-5

As soon as I got home I was offered a substitute teaching position at Moxie Yoga here in San Francisco! I am so excited for my first class this coming Tuesday and am hoping to build on this momentum and get more classes to teach. I have a few lined up for the next two weeks AND I plan to add a tab to my page with my teaching schedule and how to get in touch for private yoga sessions with yours truly!! Get ready Bay Area, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂