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Christmas in Cambodia – Where to stay, what to see, how to celebrate

By Dasha Anderson / December 24, 2018 /

This is the second Christmas in almost a decade that my husband and I are staying put. Of-course I have the best reason not to jet-set anywhere and to let the explorer in me settle for a moment – I am 32 weeks, or 7 months pregnant. Considering the way my husband and I love…

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Abs – Build Them, Sculpt Them, Strengthen Them & Keep Them

By Dasha Anderson / December 11, 2018 /

Fact is fact, so called ‘cardio’ workouts will not be enough to burn belly fat. Strength training increases muscle mass, and because muscle needs more energy to live, you will in turn burn more fat (belly fat included). This is not myth or fiction, this is fact. This is also the exact reason that there…

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12 Hour Hong Kong Layover – Best Day (Ever)

By Dasha Anderson / December 9, 2018 /

Scroll down and read about turning your 6-12 hour Hong Kong Layover into an adventure with the Tian Tan Buddha Make the most our of your layover #BestDayEver Dan and I had flown through Hong Kong airport many times. In fact, it is my favorite airport in the world and i truly enjoy the idea…

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Calories – Everything You Need To Know

By Dasha Anderson / December 9, 2018 /

Calories, If I had a penny for every time someone said that word, I would be rich! “How many calories will I burn?” / “How many calories in that salad?” / “How many calories do I need to have a day?” / “How many calories are in this drink?” Question after question until our heads…

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My TOP Three Travel Places, Plus – Why Travel?

By Dasha Anderson / December 7, 2018 /

Unbelievable Iceland; a trip I did with my husband and two really great friends, one a native to the country (full post on driving across Iceland here) Say little, but say it well is the mantra for me, although if you know me at all, saying little isn’t really in my vocabulary. I tend to…

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What Is Exercise? (If you want results in your workouts – you need to know this)

By Dasha Anderson / December 6, 2018 /

If you understand how to use (develop) it… There is widespread confusion about what constitutes recreation and what constitutes exercise. I have fallen into this same confusion myself, as we all have, so be certain that many of your students and clients get stuck here. This inhibits them from reaching their best potential, getting the…

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Nutrition ‘Trade-In’s’ That Make A BIG Difference

By Dasha Anderson / November 25, 2018 /

Simple trade-ins that can make a TON of difference (on your health and on your mid-section)  As people we know that not all things are created equal Well, nutrition is not much different. In fact, trading in a cup of white rice  for a cup of brown rice will give you the difference between getting…

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No Snacking

By Dasha Anderson / November 24, 2018 /

Yes, I said it, NO SNACKING For regular individuals that aren’t in any special case scenario like sickness, pregnancy, diabetes or under a specific training protocol prescribed by a professional snacking is not only over emphasized and over rated, but actually dangerous. We become addicted to the very habit of snacking, feeling like we cannot…

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My Strength Training & Lifting Modifications In Pregnancy

By Dasha Anderson / November 24, 2018 /

If,  we are the sum of we repeatedly do – which is a fact that has been proven and proven over and over again… it is a hard pill to swallow to stop practicing, perfecting, drilling, enjoying exploring and building strength for 9 (plus- recovery & doc clearance) months during pregnancy.  And so, of course…

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Pregnancy: Train or Abstain?

By Dasha Anderson / November 23, 2018 /

Training & Teaching Martial Arts in #pregnancy👆 post; ART of discussion: #BRAZILIANJIUJITSU hey I’m not even close to the first woman to be passionate about it, and I’m not the first to be growing a little kicker inside of me while still actively persuing my craft; But, with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it has become increasingly difficult…

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My Brooklyn – If you Had One Day To Explore, Do This

By Dasha Anderson / November 19, 2018 /

Brooklyn, I wasn’t born here, but I went to school here and I grew up here. First time I had to pay rent on my own was in this borough, and even now, living with my husband and planning for a baby we live in Brooklyn. And, while the borough has gone and continues to…

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ThnxGiving! My All Natural, Nutrient Dense Cranberry Sauce Recipe

By Dasha Anderson / November 2, 2018 /

Organic, Authentic, healthy cranberry sauce Ingredients * 24 oz fresh cranberries ( a bag) * ½ cup no sugar added applesauce * ½ cup water * juice and zest of one orange * 3-4 TBSP honey / agave/ stevia – you decide! or to taste optional Instructions Put cranberries, applesauce and water in a sauce…

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