Hello to you guys and the hello weekend. I’m very happy to “see” you both. Oh, and a special shout out to my parents who are celebrating their anniversary today! Love you x100.
Your comments on my last post blew me away. I have more to say on the topic, even from the opposite side, so stay tuned. But in the mean time, give yourself a break. You deserve it.
In typical Friday fashion I have a few things to tell you before I peace out for the weekend. I wish I really was “peacing out-of-town,” but I have work. Oh, and that homework thing to attend to.
Barre Motion Miami
I’ve only taken one barre class before and it was at least three years ago at The Bar Method in Tampa. I wasn’t sold after that class so I haven’t given it much thought since. However, because of my foot I’ve been more inclined to try new things. Last weekend I took a class on South Beach and came away with a few thoughts…
The good: My legs were shaking during the class AND sore the next day; the studio was the epitome of “Miami” chic (hello, outdoor patio and lounge chairs); good for all levels of fitness
The bad: The arms portion was kind of pointless; the constant pointing of and standing on my toes hurt my foot (extra extra bad); I didn’t sweat (I love sweating)
The conclusion: Minus my foot, the leg portion of the workout was good. More squats, pulses, extensions and holds than I can count. It could have been just my class but we barely did any arms, so that was a bummer. I see why people like it but I still don’t think it’s for me, at least consistently. Once in a while it would be a nice change, though!
Two new-to-me food products that are so good you need to try them ASAP.
–Purely Elizabeth Granola. I’ve seen it all over the Instagram world and finally bought a bag last week. Now I understand. I understand. I bought the Blueberry Hemp Granola want to get the Pumpkin Fig one next.
–NaturAlmond Nut Butters. If you’re looking for a new, natural, almond butter, this is it. A little pricey but it’s worth it for me. They didn’t have many (read: any) flavor options at my Whole Foods but I’d like the maple or honey one next.
A few of my favorite reads from this week:
How to Transform Your Blog Using Instagram– written by my friend and THE Instagram queen, Georgie of In it for the Long Run
It’s All Good– Runner’s World
Is There Gluten In That?– Buzzfeed. I’m not sure what to think of this device. I sure won’t be testing it out!
Have the best weekend! xo
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