Fitness Friday: 16 push-ups

Happy Friday, guys!  I’m happy to report I’ve survived the week, despite it being a bit stressful at times.  Now I’m just counting down the hours until the weekend!

I can’t even tell you what I did last Friday; I simply don’t remember… but it wasn’t hitting the gym, oops!

Saturday, it was the triumphant return of the love of my life favorite Body Pump instructor!  Before he left on his business trip, he challenged us to double the number of push-ups we can do on our toes, double it again, and double it one last time.  I did exactly 1 push-up on my toes that week, so he was expecting 8 out of me upon his return.  I did 8… twice.  That’s right, 16 push-ups on my toes!  I think I’m getting the hang of this.


Sunday is always a day of rest.

Monday, Body Pump again!

Tuesday, CX Work!  I can’t believe I’ve added this to my routine, but it’s so quick that by the time you hate you, you’re almost done!

Wednesday, I did a quick 1 mile run then went to Body Pump again!  And yes, I repeated the 16 push-ups for the instructor again since he did the same track as Saturday.

Yesterday, I went to a different kind of gym… a rock climbing gym!  Full disclosure: I wrote this post pre-climbing, so hopefully I can report that my new muscles did me right.  We’ll see, though.

Hope you guys have some fun Friday plans!  Mine do involve leaving the house and not to go to the gym.  What are you all up to?!

Fitness Friday: 3 Miles


It’s not the greatest photo, and it wasn’t the greatest week of fitness either– I had a lot of plans this week!  I only made it to two Body Pump classes (Saturday and Monday) and skipped Wednesday so I could have the opportunity to run.

The most I’d ever run in my life is 2 miles; 3 miles is a whole new milestone for me.  Next time, I’ll have to add on that .1 to make it a 5K.  Also, can you check out my pace, please?  For a girl who “can’t run,” I think this is pretty good!  This is certainly a lot faster than I’ve run in the past… notice you’ve never seen a time from me before.

I’m proud, and I can’t wait to do more next week!  How’d you all do heading into the weekend?

Fitness Friday (2.19.16)


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


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.

C9 for Target


To the people that go to the gym with me, it’s no secret that my Champion C9 at Target tank tops are my favorite for spin class.  What’s news to me is how much I love my new sports bra from this brand.

I received my C9 for Target sports bra in the mail c/o Influenster last week.  Since I go to the gym 4-5 times per week and cannot possibly keep up with all of that laundry, I absolutely always need more workout gear.  After a quick unboxing, I cut away the price tag, pulled it on, and promptly braved Winter Storm Mars for back-to-back CX Work and Body Combat Classes.

Body Combat is high impact.  You are constantly moving, jumping, and sweating.  I’m happy to say, my new sports bra did the job!

The best thing is the price tag.  At $16.99, C9 makes great quality affordable.  I’m literally always looking for their tank tops in my size!  Next time I need a sports bra, I’ll be looking to them as well.


[Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.]


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:


[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?


Weekend vlog #27 for my 27th birthday:

Did you guys take advantage of this killer Victoria’s Secret deal.  It’s going on until tomorrow!  Buy a sports bra, get yoga pants for free!

Also, my birthday present pearl bracelet is from Kiel James Patrick – go check it out!

And yes, I’m on an anime kick!  Any suggestion like Yamada-Kun and the 7 Witches would be much appreciated, plus– where can I watch more Pretty Cure?!