All posts tagged: stephanie viloria

Cold Weather Activities for Kids!

When cold weather hits my first thought is to stay inside and hibernate. Unfortunately, children don’t have that tendency. The more they are cooped up, the crazier they act. The only way to fight the winter crazies is to burn off all of that energy! We are really lucky to live where there are plenty of outdoor activities in the winter time. My daughter loves to stay busy and I love to watch her experience new things, so I signed her up for a few lessons this winter. I’m a teacher, so my first instinct is to sign up for a class whenever possible. But, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t teach your own child these activities. Also, if you have an older child who already knows how to ski or skate, lessons might not fit your needs. A family outing to the rink, park, or mountain could be your answer to the winter blues. We started off the winter with ice skating lessons. It was a huge success. My daughter is four and had …

Your Holiday Fitness Routine

I’m a firm believer of keeping exercise in your daily routine during the holiday season. I know it seems like just one more thing to do, but it is a great stress release. I especially like to sweat it out early in the morning. This way, I start my day feeling accomplished and ready to take on anything else on my to-do list! My exercise of choice is running. I typically run in the morning and ride out the runner’s high for the rest of the day. But, recently, I went to a hot yoga class with my sister (my first). I know I’m late to the party on this, but it was awesome! It was the closest I’ve felt to a runner’s high, without the actual running. Bonus: I was able to spend some time with my sister! I highly recommend making a date, during the holiday season, for a hot yoga class with someone you need to catch up with. You’ll get in some bonding time and a good sweat! Also, a gift …

Hot Air I Don’t Care: Keeping Fit in the Heat!

You’re looking out the window, and the hot summer air is so heavy you can practically see it.  You’re thinking: “It’s too hot to exercise. Obviously, I need to wait until fall.”  Then, going on with your day, you reach into the freezer for your favorite summertime snack: full fat ice cream.  “Hmmph.” Sound familiar?  It turns out the summer is not a time for us to give up exercise, since we love to spend our days filling up on bbq and delicious summer treats (all while sporting our unforgiving, skin-tight swimsuit)!  But, have no fear!  I’ve got a new round of tips from our resident marathoner and athletic wizard, Stephanie!  She even gives us advice on how to keep our little ones active and healthy!!!  Here’s our latest interview: Andrea: Do you find it’s possible to still train hard outdoors in the summer?  If so, how do you make that work?  Are there health concerns to be aware of? Stephanie: It is definitely still possible to train hard outdoors in the summer. In fact, …

Run Like a Marathoner (or at Least Look Like One)

I’ve become an athlete!  Yay!  This is a whole new world for me and I am totes loving it.  There’s so much involved…not only are there millions of ways of actually exercising to discover, there is the equally important component of considering my athletic wardrobe!  Do you think true athletes refer to their workout gear as a wardrobe?  I’m fairly certain nothing I do resembles the way others do it, so I have asked my BFF aka Marathon SuperStar, Stephanie, to be our athletic consultant.  Today, we’ll be asking her what we should wear to become the inner superstar athlete we were created to be! Andrea:  Is it important to wear different types of workout clothing depending on the activity you’re doing? Stephanie: Absolutely! …(With) running, there are different outfits for different workouts. I like to wear something tight for speed work and something with lots of pockets for long runs :).   Andrea: What are your perfect “I can set a Personal Record in this outfit” items? Stephanie:  If it is a marathon, I …