I have been blogging for 1 year! Obviously there has been some fluctuation, but the fact that I’m still going is astounding. In that time I’ve realized a few things about my hobby habits, that without this record I might not have noticed. 1: When I focus on fitness, it’s hard for me to focus on other things. Even though I don’t work out every day or for longer than two hours, I’m often mentally drained. Even my blog has been neglected as a result…Continue Reading “One Year of Say Yes to New”

It has been months since my last blog post. I’m sorry for that. Mostly sorry to myself, but if you enjoy reading about new things in my life then I’m sorry for the delay. Finished up my first week of powerlifting and couldn’t be happier to be paired up with such an awesome group of people. 14 weeks to go! A post shared by Say Yes To New (@sayyestonew) on Jan 28, 2017 at 5:39am PST In January I began a Powerlifting for Women program….Continue Reading “Something New: Powerlifting”

It’s been a few weeks from my last Things I Love Thursday post. Here are the things that are currently making me happy! Crispy Green 100% All Natural Freeze-Dried Fruits, Mango, 0.36 Ounce (12 Count) Need a snack to brighten your day? Crispy Fruit from Crispy Green is currently what I’m reaching for. Their freeze drying process removes moisture from fresh, sweet fruit and results in a light, crispy treat that snacks like a chip! Also is free of sugar AND preservatives! Win, win, win!…Continue Reading “Things I Love Thursday”

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I asked my husband to join me in a partner yoga class. Luckily for me, he has already gone to yoga a few times so I didn’t have to do much begging. Just before a massive Nor’easter came through, we made it to our favorite yoga studio, North Adams Yoga. I found that working with a partner is very different from having a practice alone. For me, it made me feel vulnerable. This may seem like a weird thing to…Continue Reading “Partner Yoga!”

I don’t normally write posts about my art. That was one of the main reasons I started this alternative blog. However, I recently took on a big project and I thought I would share it with you. Yesterday, February 1, was #HourlyComicDay. On January 31, I was reminded that this was happening (this is the third year I have participated). I decided to write down participating as my goal for the day on my to-do list. Behold the power of lists! Since I’ve been failing to…Continue Reading “Hourly Comic Day 2017”

Quite some time ago my husband informed me that he had preordered Joule. Joule is a sous vide. Quite some time ago, I didn’t even know what the words “Joule” or “sous vide” meant. All I knew quite some time ago was that my husband had spent money on a piece of kitchen hardware and with him being a culinary school grad I couldn’t find a reason to argue against it. Now, after much time has past, I am quite familiar with Joule. While I…Continue Reading “My New Best Friend (In The Kitchen)”

Meal planning sounds super boring, but if you have fitness/weight goals it’s almost impossible to avoid. I’m sure there are people that can just wing it, but I am not one of them. As it’s said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” With this in mind, I would like to give you some steps to help you get started planning your meals based on your personal goals. Your goals will be individual to you so I will not be discussing that topic,…Continue Reading “Say Yes to Meal Prep: First Steps in Meal Planning”

I was recently introduced to the phenomenon known as #ThingsILoveThursday and I have to say it’s pretty fab. I can’t wait to share with you all the products I’m currently in love with. As always, lists will be curated with fitness, food, and travel in mind. So…what’s NEW in my house you wonder? Zuccini Spiralizer (green) A few months back while perusing a Home Goods, I spotted a hand held spiralizer in the neighborhood of $5. I figured that was the perfect price point for…Continue Reading “Things I Love Thursday”

A few months ago I realized I had fallen off the wagon completely when it came to meal tracking. Honestly, I wasn’t even prepping. Of course, this led to a downward spiral that then ended with me feeling shameful about my behavior. So I decided to shake things up. Being a loyal My Fitness Pal user, I realized that it just wasn’t *shiny* enough for me. As a designer, I appreciate aesthetic and I thought that if I used an app that was more visually…Continue Reading “Food Tracker App Review: Lifesum”

This year was pretty awful for infinite reasons and I’m not here to give anymore of it my attention. However, I do want to spend time on is looking back on how I progressed, regressed, or changed. Below is a summarized list of the outcome: Ups: I taught my first Boot Camp class I started using TRX for the first time I took my first BollyX class I rode a paddle board for the first time I did yoga on a paddle board for the…Continue Reading “2016…I Will Not Miss You”