First things first.

Birthday Shoutout

Happy birthday to my fabulous friend and fellow instructor, Liz! I hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve it!

Me & Liz

Next up.

Weekend Recap

Friday = pizza date + couch + caught up on New Girl


Saturday = spin class, party prep, then hosted the gym girls over my apartment. We turned our “fall fest” into a surprise little baby shower for B-Liz (Blonde Liz). How cute is this onesie?

Bliz Onesie

Sunday = held signs for my Uncle’s city councilor election + helped with parts of my sister’s move + party cleanup + my weekly Sunday activities (food prep, blogging, Homeland, etc).

Moving along.

Monday Motivation

Can you believe that it’s November already? With November usually comes colder weather, leftover Halloween candy, and starting to plan for the holiday season. As a fitness professional, I often see several people give up on their healthy living goals because New Year’s is “right around the corner.” Tis’ the season to become lax about eating nutritiously, making time for workouts, and appropriately managing stress levels. Well, my advice to you is to not give up. Use November as a way to go into that holiday season strong and feeling great about yourselves. Why not hit it hard this month? Think about it. What will you do differently to keep yourself motivated and on track?

And finally.

Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

Long walk/hike in Portsmouth

Portsmouth 2013: Hike

Took Ashley’s Cardio Cutz class

Two A Day Tuesday, Halloween style! I did 1 hour of Liz’s Kickboxing class, followed by my Interval class. This was when I had everyone go trick or treating for their exercises and the class consisted of 60 second moves based on what people chose.

Halloween: Trick or Treat Workout

Rest day

Taught my Halloween Spooky Sets workout

Halloween Spooky Sets

I really wanted to work out on Friday. But I didn’t. I didn’t wake up before work because I was tired after hosting Halloween dinner on Thursday night. I didn’t work out at lunch because I procrastinated doing something that was due by the end of the day. I really was planning on going after work, but I hit a ton of traffic after picking up my bridesmaid dress at David’s Bridal, and I just completely lost motivation. It was just one of those days I had to give myself a pep talk that one missed day wouldn’t be that big of a deal. I was bummed though because last week I only did four workouts and this week I only did four workouts, and I really am the happiest and feel at my best when I do five (six on a really good week).

I went back to FitHouse to take a cycle class! Just like I loved my first experience there, I loved the cycle class as well. The cycle room was fun with a lot of bikes, the music was great, and the instructor taught to the beat (my favorite way to take/teach spin).

Cycle at FitHouse

By the end of class, I was drenched. If you guys haven’t already entered my giveaway for FitHouse, you have until Wednesday to enter. There aren’t a ton of entries yet, so you have a pretty good chance at winning… just saying.

This Week’s Workouts
Here’s my plan for this week:

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: Total body strength and cardio day
  • Tuesday: Two A Day. I’m taking kickboxing and then teaching my class. I will likely teach more than I do based on my Monday/Wednesday workouts this week.
  • Wednesday: Trying a class at Barry’s Bootcamp at 6:30pm, thank you New Balance!
  • Thursday: Teaching my 6am class. Whether I do the workout with everyone is TBD based on how badly Barry’s Bootcamp kicks my butt on Wednesday.
  • Friday: Maybe Studio Empower?
  • Saturday: I want to get an awesome workout in on Saturday morning since I actually have a free weekend. Any suggestions? Any workout friends want to try a class somewhere?

That’s it for today. Hope your week is off to a great start!