Hello!  I am currently en route to Minnesota for another work trip.  I wasn’t originally supposed to be on this trip but agreed to take it on to help out another one of my co-workers.  I think it’s a blessing in disguise because I could really use a break from the office this week, I can start building my Marriott points back up, and somehow being on the road forces me to slow down.  I say this every time I have to travel for work… there’s nothing to clean, no classes to plan, etc.  Plus, I have plans to meet up with my friend Sarah from college this week!  Sarah moved out to MN last year and just happens to be about twenty minutes from where I am going to be.  So that gives me something to look forward to mid-week.

This past weekend was pretty low-key.  I had things to do, but it wasn’t too busy and the weather was just perfect.  On Friday night I went to dinner with some of my co-workers at the new Seasons 52 in Burlington before seeing our other co-worker in her community theater show.  Saturday I took Monique’s kickboxing class in the morning, got a bunch of blogging done, and then went to Monique‘s apartment-warming party in East Boston with Ashley.  Monique’s new place is super cute and she had fun fall themes and festive food set out.  Plus we got to meet all her friends and mom, and everyone is exactly how I pictured them to be.

Monique's Housewarming

Finally, yesterday I went with some more gym friends to the Ultimate Bootcamp event that I shared with you guys over the weekend.  It was fun to switch things up from my usual routine and exercise outdoors.  Plus, City Sports was kind enough to provide bagels and bananas after the class.  They gave out some swag (free t-shirt!) and discounts as well – can’t say no to that!

Ultimate Bootcamp

The rest of my Sunday was spent in super duper productive mode – laundry, dishes, closet swap, finances, bills, work, and packing for the week ahead.  Sounds boring, I know, but I feel so much better that I got a lot of that done.  Plus, now my apartment is decorated for fall.  My fave.

And now we’re into another week!

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts


90 minute yoga class at Fenway Park! Recap of the FenwaYoga event coming soon.

FenwaYoga Event

I skipped Two A Day because Liz wasn’t teaching and a fellow instructor of mine, Kim, asked me to sub an outdoor bootcamp class that she teaches down the street from the Y in Brighton.  So I taught that over by Rogers Park (and made a pretty good chunk of change in cash!) before teaching my class at the Y.  In my classes this week I taught pull and push timed strength circuits with cardio and ab tabata work in between.  Tuesday we focused on pull moves!  Fellow instructors feel free to steal the following format – it works perfectly for a 60 minute class:  Warmup > 12 minute timed strength circuit > 4 minute cardio Tabata > 4 minute core Tabata > 12 minute timed strength circuit > 4 minute cardio AND core Tabata > cooldown and stretch.

Went for a run outside after work, then did this 20 minute ab workout.  A little blast from the past.


I taught using the same format as Tuesday, but did push strength instead.

Another run outside after work

Monique’s kickboxing class!

This Week’s Workouts

This week’s workouts will mainly be on the road.  When traveling it’s hard to plan exactly what I’m going to do for a workout because it depends on how the day goes, but sometimes it’s nice to just head into the gym at the hotel and see what happens.  That being said, a lot of this week’s plan is going to be TBD, but if anyone has any workout ideas or suggestions – I’m all ears!

  • Sunday:  Ultimate Bootcamp workout
  • Monday:  The plan is to do something at the hotel before dinner.  If there’s no time, today will be a rest day
  • Tuesday:  Hotel workout
  • Wednesday:  Hotel workout
  • Thursday:  Hotel workout
  • Friday:  Rest day
  • Saturday:  Something at home!

Real specific, huh?

Tomorrow is also the start of my Fall Into Fitness Challenge, so you can also count on me doing each move of the day throughout the week.  I’m excited!

Questions for you – do you travel for work?  Did you have a low-key or busy weekend?  What’s on the workout agenda this week?

Catch you later!