Meet the Miller Family (they are really pets to Sophie).
Sometime back in late 2007, I was having a conversation with Puna. I learned that she was a yoga instructor. I then said something that changed my life, I said, "Maybe one day I'll take your class." (Note to all who read this, don't say these words to a fitness instructor). Puna replied, "You should, you would really like it." Fast forward to January 1, 2008 -- New Years resolution time -- a new gym opened up around the corner and I joined. Puna was teaching yoga classes there and I decided to "give it a try" and I have never looked back.
Over the last 11 months, I have yoga-ed, run, push-uped, spun, and weight-lifted 40 pounds off of my old body and gotten myself into better shape (round is a shape you know!). Puna and my wife Leanne (who pushes me out of bed in the mornings) have been the "gentle" forces in my change in lifestyle. Puna is now documenting my successes (and failures) on her new fitness blog for the whole world to see. For her patients, encouragement, and friendship I say "thanks". And to Puna's husband TJ for allowing me to be tortured, er, I mean, worked out by your wife, thank you too. And lastly, thank you Sophie for letting me photograph your family. I hope they will put their photo in your dog house.