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And I'm Feeling Good

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Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a great week- this was one of the better ones for me. I feel like I got a lot done at work and at home, and also had some great variety in my workouts! Here's a look at what I did- Monday 10 min Yoga with Dustin (Apple Fitness +) Trying to get back on track with my morning yoga after being so-so last week. This was a nice and easy practice to kick off with. 30 min Latin Run with Chase (Peloton) I was so excited to see a Latin run added last week and couldn't wait to take it. The playlist was amazing with some songs I've never heard of and also some Shakira! I barely missed a big storm that was coming in so this run was a win all around. 5 min Core with Gregg (AF+) When I got back I did this quick class. It was two sets of sit-up and plank variations and was short and sweet. Tuesday 10 min Remix Yoga Flow with Denis (P) This was a more upbeat class to start off with and was really fun! I took this when it first came out and it w

Up and Down

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Happy Monday everyone! This week was all over the place for me- I was pretty sick at the start of the week, but then felt great at the end and took advantage of a perfect weekend. It was really fun and I'm hoping this week to get in more consistency again!  Here's what the week looked like -  Monday Sick Day :( Woke up with an awful stomach bug so I maybe walked 100 feet all day. Definitely no exercise happened! Tuesday 10 min Yoga with Dustin (Apple Fitness +) Woke up feeling much better but super weak, so I took a slow and easy yoga class to get my body ready for work. Time to Walk with Min Jin Lee (AF+) It was an absolutely gorgeous day out so I took Selma for a walk at lunchtime. We went really slowly but it felt great to be outside! Min Jin Lee is an author and I loved hearing her stories about growing up, coming to America and not being able to speak any English but becoming a huge success. 30 min Pop Ride with Cody (Peloton) Ended the day with an easy ride. Didn't pu

Feeling Springy

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Hi everyone! Last week felt like the first real week of spring to me. We still had a few chilly days, but I got to do some outdoor projects, neighbors were planting flowers, and we put the first of our spring veggies in our raised garden beds. It was also a fantastic week for workouts! Here's how my week went- Monday Yoga with Adriene Easy, slow yoga to kick off the week. 30 min Bike Bootcamp with Cody (Peloton) I usually take bike bootcamps with Jess on Mondays, but since she's been on a break for the past few weeks I was happy to see a live class with Cody in that same time slot. It's definitely a different feel than Jess's classes, but it was fun! Today's focus was on the core and it was a good class. 10 min Core with Betina (Apple Fitness +) Wanted a little more core work so I added on this short class afterwards and then ended with a nice stretch. I really liked Betina's personality and will definitely have to take more of her classes. Tuesday 10 min Yoga F

April Goals

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Happy April everyone! Not going to lie- March was a pretty bad month for me (and for the entire country). There were so many awful things happening in terms of violence and killings, so it's been hard for me to be cheery. I hope that better days are ahead as we turn the page to a new month. Here's a look at how I did with my annual goals this month- 2021 Combined Miles January -  44 running miles and 218 bike miles for a total of 262 miles February - 32 running miles and 206 bike miles for a total of 238 miles.  March - 36 running miles and 113 bike miles for a total of 149 miles. I expected a dip since I took a week off, so I'm pleasantly surprised I had more running miles than in February. Let's get those numbers back up next month! So far, I've done a total of 649 miles, and have 1,372 to go. Get Ready to Sell! Another pretty good month in terms of progress- we booked some contractors to do finishing projects on the house, and have a few things that we'll be

When Your Body Needs Rest...

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Happy Monday everyone! I'm back today with a week in workouts recap. I took the week off last week- the first time I've taken rest days in a WHILE and it felt really good. I kept up my daily walk but otherwise didn't do any workouts at all. I don't know the last time I did that but my body needed the rest!  It was definitely a challenge getting back to it this week, but I made it through. Here's a look at how my week went- Monday Rest Day! Tuesday 10 min Yoga Flow with Chelsea (Peloton) Had my first day back at work after my week off and had to start off on a good note with some morning yoga. This was a little more active and tough..not really a way to ease in to the week! Thankfully it was short so I made it through. Time to Walk with Kesha (Apple Fitness +) Had a great walk at lunchtime and got to listen to the latest guided walk. It was interesting to hear from Kesha and how she's grown as an artist from her first album to her latest one, as well as some of h

Testing TikTok

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I admit it - I've fallen into the TikTok trap. Since our first lock down happened, I joined all of the millennials flocking to the app and have learned so much from it. From beauty tips and painting tutorials to drink ideas and recipes (maybe even a dance move or two) it's been a great source of entertainment for me this past year! Today I decided to start a series where I try out some of these videos that I watched from some of my favorite creators, as well as two of the viral recipes that I've seen everywhere.  Just a note- in most of the videos there aren't real "recipes" so I've tried to get the steps and ingredients as close as possible. I didn't really measure anything and just eyeballed it and everything worked fine!  Now let's get to the recipes. Coffee The Anna by AnnaxSitar Ingredients Coldbrew, Chai Tea Concentrate, Cream or Milk, Heavy Cream, Vanilla Syrup, Cinnamon Directions In a glass filled with ice, add cold brew, chai tea concentr

A Little Mix of Everything

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Hello and happy Monday everyone! This was such a great week for me in terms of workouts- we finally had a full week of nice weather and I definitely took advantage of it. Lots of outdoor runs, some hikes- it was all around great! Here's a look at what I did- Monday 20 min Dance with Lashawn (Apple Fitness +) Woke up super sore, so I took an easy day today. Still had to get some kind of movement so a dance class was perfect! This one was really high energy and got me sweating. Lashawn is definitely my favorite dance instructor- her classes are so fun and easy to follow. Since it was so nice and sunny outside, I actually did the class outdoors. Tuesday 10 min Yoga with Anna (Peloton) I'm trying to start a new habit of doing a quick workout before work- either yoga or some kind of stretch- to get started on the right foot. Today's class was super easy and geared towards beginners so it was the perfect start to the day. 20 min Treadmill with Sam (AF+) Tried my first running cla

January + February Reads and Reviews

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Good morning everyone! Today I'll be sharing my recent reads- both from January and February. You'll notice a ton of holiday books- I finally got to check them out from the library and it's helped to keep me in the holiday spirit. Most of these books are in the romance / young adult genre, so next month I'm looking forward to getting back to more substantial, thought-provoking reads. But sometimes it's nice to have something fluffy and easy to read! Here's a look at my reads along with thoughts and ratings- 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston Sophie wants one thing for Christmas—a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation. Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her gra

Hello Sun

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Happy Monday and International Women's Day everyone! It's going to be a fantastic week- temperatures are going up and the sun has been around for the past few days. I had a great week of workouts- here's what I did! Monday 45 min BHM Movie Buff Ride with Kendall (Peloton) This ride was a bit different than the previous Movie Buff classes that I've taken. Instead of making the class feel like we were in a movie with a soundtrack playing in the background, Kendall gave some insights into the movies that she was featuring. It was a really insightful class and I learned a lot- hope more of these classes will take that format! 30 min Evening Yoga Flow with Chelsea (P) I needed this class today! It was so relaxing and felt amazing to stretch out at the end of a long day of work. Besides restorative classes, these are probably my favorite to take. Tuesday 20 min Dance with JHon (Apple Fitness+) I was super excited to try another dance class, and this was Latin music. Instead o

28 Days to Make Your Life

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Good morning everyone! I have a fun post to share today- for the past month, I've been working my way through a schedule that's supposed to boost my mood. I was flipping through Good Housekeeping's January/February issue (FYI- I borrowed this from my library's online system!) and saw an article about little ways to feel calmer, kinder, stronger, and more joyful just by taking a few minutes each day to focus on these activities. I figured it was worth a shot and would be fun to try out a challenge, so let's go! Week One Take 5-Minute Brain Breaks : As soon as I logged into work for the day, I added 5x5 minute blocks to block off time for my brain breaks! Luckily today wasn't a meeting-heavy day, so I got to squeeze them in between a few which worked perfectly. I did a guided meditation, some breath work (both from the Peloton app), a short walk, and then just zoned out for the others. It was a nice way to reset throughout the day, but might be better when I have