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Setting Annual Goals

Setting Annual Goals versus New Year’s Resolutions

Why Resolutions Don’t Work, and Why Setting Annual Goals, If Done Right, Have a Great Chance of Working I was out and about earlier this week and ran into an acquaintance. We had a short chat about sports, the weather, and life. She asked me if I had any New Year’s resolutions. Whenever I get this question, I have to ask myself, “Should I really …

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How to Have a Guilt Free Thanksgiving by Entering the Del Mar Family Fun Run

View Larger Map Race Around the One-Mile Track with Your Family at the Del Mar Family Fun Run Before Enjoying Thanksgiving Festivities Enter the Del Mar Family Fun Run online. There is an easy sign-up page where you can order your T-shirt and register for the 1 mile run that happens every Thanksgiving morning at the Del Mar Racetrack. Friends and family (along with some …

Paige Hathaway

How I Survived the Paige Hathaway Fit in 5 Challenge

View Larger Map Paige Hathaway Has a Five Week Fitness Challenge That Will Kick Your Butt “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” -Fred Devito Fitness is definitely not something I know much about. Before I met my fiancé Patrick two years ago, I literally ate mostly bread, sugar and chocolate. I loved desserts, ice cream, brownies, anything that could satisfy my sweet …

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Hiking Iron Mountain in Poway

View Larger Map One of Most Intense and Beautiful Hiking Trails in San Diego “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” -John Muir This morning my fiancé Patrick, my friend Sam Guillen, and I hiked to the summit of Iron Mountain in Poway. This hike is deemed “moderate” …

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Rock Climbing in San Diego at Vertical Hold

View Larger Map Rock Climbing in San Diego is Easy and Fun for Any Skill Level at Vertical Hold “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam I started rock climbing my freshman year of college, when I needed only a few gym credits, and the …

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Best Drinks in Town? Nekter Juice Bar

View Larger Map Looking For a Delicious Healthy Drink? Nekter Juice Bar Has It “If life give you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.” -Conan O’Brien When I first walked up to Nekter Juice Bar in Encinitas, I was instantly perplexed. A juice bar? What could that mean? I was very interested, so I went inside to find out more. Once I walked in, …

Living in San Diego

What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me

View Larger Map Celebrating My 26th Birthday Today and Focusing on What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me “It takes a long time to become young.” -Pablo Picasso Even though I’ve only been alive for 26 years today, now that I’m officially in my “late twenties” I’m feeling pretty thoughtful about life, and I believe that living in San Diego can teach me a …

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Why I Love Vitality Tap

View Larger Map Smoothies, Juices and More at Vitality Tap in Carmel Valley “If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.”  -Hippocrates We all try to live a healthy lifestyle, but as we all know, it is not an easy lifestyle to live. I always try to look for new places that are delicious, healthy, and nutrient-filled to help fulfill the healthy …

Yoga Mat

Finding the Right Yoga Mat

“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub When you’re just beginning to cultivate a yoga practice, any yoga mat will work. But once you start to step on your mat daily, it is beneficial to invest in a yoga mat that will make your practice more comfortable and help you to perform better. …