Hi lovelies.  How was your week?

Does anyone else read Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog? It’s on my Feedly feed, but I don’t read it every week. But I happen to take a look recently, and a post really hit home for me. I’ve been feeling a bit stressed. (I wrote about it here.)  Leo wrote about his method for dealing with stress and I thought it was worth sharing.

In other news, I want to start sharing a song of the week with these weekly fitness rundowns. Interested? Great. Let’s start right now.

This week’s tune: “I’m glad I hitched my apple wagon to your star” by The Boy Least Likely To

It’s not new, but I re-found it and re-fell in love with it. It’s upbeat and has a unique yet catchy sound.

Now for our regularly scheduled recap:

Monday: I took a class called “Endurance” at Uplift Studios. It was a fabulously fun and challenging workout. Lot’s of jumping around and tons of strength work with weights. Also, great 90s music.

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Oh hello! Last week was probably one of my most fierce weeks in a while. Not so much this week. But I had fun.

Monday: Physique 57in the am. It was the first day of Rosh Hashanah and I have a personal tradition of waking up early to work out before the long sit at temple.

Tuesday: Nothing.

Wednesday: I took a pretty meh Peloton class. The music was blah and I never really hit my stride.

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It’s time for a bit of real talk. I’m all about fitness, healthy eating  and balance but let’s be real. I’m not perfect. Or remotely close.

I was a bit of a stress mess last week. A series of events collided, and I just got a bit overwhelmed, and when I am overwhelmed I plan. I take action. I’m the opposite of an avoider. I’m a crazed doer. And lucky for me, there is a big fat event coming up for me to plan: my wedding.

I’m not a super frilly lady. I don’t wear make up (mostly because I don’t know how) and the only time my hair gets blow dried is if I pay DryBar or RPZL to do it. I can’t name any flowers on sight other then roses and sunflowers. In middle school, I got a B- in a class called Mechanical Drawing because I could not draw a straight line with a ruler, so it is safe to say I’m not artistic or crafty.

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Hellooooo, March!

Save for Monday (because I got in late from Miami Sunday night) I am back in morning workout mode this week. I wouldn’t say getting out of bed in the pre-dawn hours is easy, but it’s doable, so I’m doing it.

Here’s what went down:

Monday: Back to Peloton for a post-work spin class. The instructor played “Bug a Boo” by Destiny’s Child which is now the 2nd best musical moment of my fitness career. (I once heard Jai-Ho! at Physique 57 and so far nothing can surpass how much I smiled.) I was assigned a bike in the front row and eye contact with the instructor definitely made me work harder.

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Oh hello, friends. I’m finally getting into a better workout groove. I’m so tempted by ClassPass that I end up over-committing to classes and not running enough (to prep for all of those races I haven’t written about yet). But I’ve got my head on straight now and my eyes on the prize(ish).

Last week I tried some new things and visited some of my regular fitness hangs.

Here’s what I got into:

Monday: I was in DC and finally got to take my first Barre3 class. I went to the Georgetown location with my friend Tricia (you may remember her from other fitness adventures). I arrived a bit late due to a minor Uber fiasco, so I was a bit scattered when I entered the class. It took me a while to get in the zone, but once I did liked the class. My triceps were sore the next day, which is a solid barre class accolade. I’ll definitely give the West Village Barre3 a try, too.

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