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Miss ya, March

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If the infrequency with which I’ve posted this month isn’t a clue, I’ll tell you now: March was awesome!  Usually, this is a tough, long, cold month.  Instead, it was awesome.

[1] We made cinnamon bun waffles. [2] But mostly Matt just cooked for me. [3] I dyed my hair PURPLE. [4] My best friend became a certified Body Pump instructor. [5] We went to Myers & Chang on a special date night. [6] We went to CHICAGO. [7] Where we ate the best meal ever at Girl & the Goat. [8] And the best breakfasts ever at The Bongo Room. [9] And saw some beautiful places, like Garfield Park Conservatory!

Many more Chicago pictures to come, and hopefully just as much awesome in April!  Follow me on instagram to see what I’m up to this month!

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Fitness Friday (2.19.16)

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the gang from Saturday!

Last week I went pretty hard.  Since this post is a Friday thing, we’ll start with the previous Friday’s work– as promised, I got myself to RPM even though I was in full-blown panic mode.  I must admit, 45 minutes on the bike calmed me down a bit.

Saturday was insanity.  It started out with my normal Body Pump class followed by several more hours at the gym for 25 minutes of spinning, 25 minutes of rowing, and 25 minutes of strength training.  See weekend vlog for details.

Sunday and Monday I took easy.

Tuesday I did CX Work, a 30-minute core class.

Wednesday was back to Body Pump.  My regular instructed is away for work and it was a challenge with someone else at the helm for 55 minutes.  It’s not that the sub was bad, she just didn’t motivate me the way my regular instructor does.  Bestie/Fitness-Inspiration says you make your own workout; girl tells the truth.

Thursday, I was left to my own devices for the first time in weeks. And I decided to go to the gym? I ran 2 miles! How long has it been since I last ran?! I’m proud of me.

So, actually another good week?  Feeling fit heading into the weekend– how about you guys?!

Fitness Friday

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just a couple of #fitnessenthusiasts

I started weekend vlogging not long before I started running, and I chronicled my weekly fitness progress in the same post as said vlog, seemingly to keep myself accountable.  I stopped doing that, rather without explanation, and I kind of stopped running too… for now.  But I have been super accountable to fitness, and anyone who watches my weekend vlogs has seen that.  Plus, this has become someone I’m super passionate about.  So, let’s try this again, shall we?

I have had a GREAT week at the gym.

Monday: There was a blizzard and my normal class got cancelled.  Instead, I trekked it over in the snow for an extra special CX Work class followed by a suspiciously long, but incredible Body Combat class.  I woke up the next day with abs.

Tuesday: My normal spin class is gone, gone away.  I celebrated National Pizza Day with my friend instead, oops.

Wednesday: Body Pump, love of my life.

Thursday: Body Attack followed by another CX Work.

So far, that’s a total of 5 classes and 4 hours spent working out.

Tonight, I’m headed to a new instructor’s RPM (spin) class and tomorrow, to Body Pump again.  This weekend, my cousin is hosting her birthday party at her trainer’s new gym, which means more spinning!  Stay tuned for the weekend vlog to see how it all went.

Januarygrams

Okay, we’re three days into February.  I haven’t exactly been disciplined or scheduled with the blog or YouTube this year.  Winter is tough and motivation is hard to find.  I have, however, had such a great start to 2016 on a personal note.  Though I’m not really up on my instagram game either, (I’ll get there!) I’ll share with you some of these January memories:

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[1] starting the year by cutting 3 inches off my hair! [2] gym twinning with my bestie [3] new glasses! [4] sunrise from Kendall [5] body pump 96 launch! [6] my 27th birthday! [7] so much gym progress [8] a smile on my face for a good reason [9] birthday gifts to myself!

How’s everyone feeling a full month into 2016?