Scarf from Stitch Fix
My fix this month was kind of a bust—I sent four of the five items back. This infinity scarf, however, rocks my world. It’s ridiculously soft and I loved the oversized look. If you want to request it, it’s the Octavia Plaid Infinity Scarf ($32).
[FROM THE BLOG] Cardio Tabata Superset Workout
I did this workout a couple times this month. It was the perfect way to work up a sweat when I was cooped up in my apartment during the blizzard Boston got. I’ve also been used the workout structure a bunch in the bootcamp class I teach.
[CLASS] Blogger Ride at Flywheel with Marshalls
Marshalls invited a bunch of Boston bloggers to a class at Flywheel the other Saturday and spoiled us with new workout outfits, post-class green juice and goodie bags. The class was taught by Christina Lodde and it Kicked. My. Ass. I honestly used to hate the Torq board at Flywheel because I found myself just staring at it the whole class and forgetting to enjoy myself, but now I really appreciate the extra push it gives me. My competitive side kicks in and I end up getting in a phenomenal workout.
Urban Remedy’s Mint Cacao Smoothie
As I blogged about in this post, I got to try three days of Urban Remedy’s raw snacks, meals, juice and smoothies. It was wall delicious, but I’m still having fantasies about the Mint Cacao Smoothie. The best.
Whole Foods was having a special on these (2 for $7) so I grabbed a couple bags at checkout–oh man. SO GOOD. My boyfriend and I ate both bags in under an hours. Oopsies. Have you tried them?
- The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All via Greatist – This is a great read about the “militarization of fitness” and this growing mindset that a workout needs to be totally brutal to be effective. I’m guilty of it myself sometimes, and it’s a good reminder that we need to find a balance between pushing our physical limits and being kind to our body. Oh hey there, yoga…
- 20 Nutrition Facts That Should Be Common Sense (But Aren’t) via Eat Local Grown – I found this article via the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Facebook page, and loved the list. Check it out!
- Is Your Workout Routine Affecting Your Chances of Getting Pregnant? via Well + Good – I’m in noooo way thinking about getting pregnant, but still thought this was interesting.
Dumb (but Funny) Entertainment
- 50 Americans Summarize Their Home State in One Perfectly Sarcastic Sentence via Distractify – If you need to kill some time and want a good chuckle, read through these. “5 million people; 15 last names.” is probably my favorite.
I had a birthday earlier this month and for the first time in a long time (probably since turning 21), I was excited to be another digit older. I feel like I’m finally not a complete idiot, sorta-almost-kind-of have my shit together, and am feeling really good about this year. The wrinkles that keep creeping into my forehead when I move my eyebrows, however…not so pumped about those. Get outta here–nobody likes you.
I celebrated by teaching first thing in the morning, hitting up a Barry’s class, drinking a couple of glasses of wine on the couch at 2PM while watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix, getting a pedicure and then going to bed at 9:30PM. I. Am. Old.
Adding Another Workout to the 100K Club
If you like the Pumps & Iron page on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the 100K Club photo album—it’s a collection of all the workouts that have been pinned to over 100,000 boards on Pinterest. It’s always exciting when another post hits that mark because I still can’t even quite wrap my head around the fact that so many people would even come across something I made. The Quick Upper Body & Core Workout joined the club this month—thank you to everyone who shared it!
And since we’re talking about this workout, I wanted to mention that I updated the post recently. Along with the workout, I reviewed the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 running shoe, and since publishing, have had to stop wearing the sneaker (you can read why in the post if you’re interested—it’s a great shoe for most runners, just apparently not me). I never want sponsored reviews or product features to feel phony or like an infomercial, and I always express my honest opinion on the blog. So when that opinion changed a couple months after putting up the review, I was like sonofaB! I just raved about the sneaker! The update has been added to the original.
Enjoy your weekend!