my favs this week: healthy style

Friday, June 13, 2014

To suggest I've been a model health conscious individual as of late would be nothing short of a lie; however, I'm making a more conscientious effort to be a little more healthy.

I am trying to work out more. I previously mentioned I signed up with a personal trainer. Well, unfortunately, she was on vacation for 2.5 weeks after my first two  sessions. The first full week she was away I did NOTHING. Then I realized when she comes back, the first workout is going to kick my a$$ because she'll be assuming I've been doing something in the meantime.

So I joined a gym. No, I'm not going daily. BUT I've made it a few times a week and I feel good about that.

This brings me to my fav this week. SPIN CLASS!!!

I went last night for the first time in years and I was quickly reminded why I love (and hate) it soooo much. It's a great cardio workout, it goes by pretty fast, and it's kinda fun.

Warning: if you've never been to spin before, your butt will kill for a few solid days following your first class (I think my sub-conscious blocked that memory but OW).

Why I love spin:

  • 45 min and you burn anywhere from 400-700 calories (it's a wide range because it really depends on how much effort you put in). Workout efficiency at it's best!
  • you get super sweaty. Maybe this is twisted, but there's something fulfilling about leaving a class soaking wet with sweat. It just feels like it was super good for you.
  • variety - you don't do any one pace/resistance for too long. 
  • music - if you have a good instructor, there's lots of awesome music and at varying paces.
  • it's addictive. Seriously, once you go once you'll want to go more and there can't be anything wrong with actually wanting to workout. 
I have never really liked working out. My biggest battle is actually getting to the gym but once I'm there I always feel I made the right decision.

I will leave you with a quote (I have tried to find who originally said it but to no avail)

"the only workout you'll ever regret is the one you didn't do"
until  next time...


  1. Way to go you! Working out is tough, so is getting in the routine! I'm a die hard jazzerciser. But since I'm moving I had to let my membership expire and then I found Jillian Michaels. I have avoided her since she came on the scene...but now I'm pretty much obsessed! So if you ever need to switch it up... Also:

    1. I LOVE Jillian!
      I have almost all of her dvds including her Body Revolution series. My problem is that right now I only have time to work out on my lunch so Jillian is out (until we get a workout room with some equipment at my office).
      I do love her though - quick and effective - can't ask for much more than that!

  2. Once again, I'm amazed by you. I'm trying to remember how old my boys were before I finally got around to exercising again - all I know is, it was a LONG time! I agree though - exercising is pretty addictive once you get started. I've always wanted to try a spin class, but I think I might be too old to start now :). BTW, you are my new best friend after your sweet comment on my dress/converse post. Just saying. Only 2 more days until our first Summer Challenge outfit!!!!

    1. well Lana, the Style Challenges help as motivation, I want to look cute in all these outfits! Also, it helps a lot that Mr. B has no issue taking on daddy duty while I get my spin-on!
      You are definitely NOT too old, the class I went to this morning had people ranging in age from I'd guess 18 to 70ish!

  3. I too love spin class - which reminds me, I should go more! LOL

    Alycia//Crazily Normal

    1. I'm always so happy when I go, getting there is usually my issue too!

  4. Spin...OMG. My lady parts hate that class. Too much info, probably. But hey.

    1. hahahah Deena!!! My butt was mad at me for going this morning!

  5. I totally LOVE spin class too! Unfortunately, we changed gyms and the new one doesn't have a spin class. you great legs!

    1. Now I just need to go often enough to get those legs!


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