Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Workout Wednesdays: I Did Yoga Today, and Now I Can't Stop Smelling Feet!

Happy Hump Day, friends!

As I lay under my heated blanket, drinking a glass of wine, I reflect on how cold today has been. It has been cold. Very. I also now realize that this is exactly how I ended my day yesterday. Note: This cannot become a trend... Or can it...?

Today is Wednesday, as previously established, which means that it is time to link up with Diatta and the gang for the WOWlinkup! You guys will be super proud of me (I hope) for deciding to actually exercise today, instead of using today as a rest day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Completed My First Large Group Run!

Happy Tuesday, y'all! I hope your day has been fantastic!

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but it is FREEZING here... literally! It was 29 degrees when I got home this evening. Yikes!

As the temperatures in our area have dropped, the dread for my 10k on Saturday has raised. (Side note: There is still time to donate a dollar - or more - for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Donations are tax deductible!) I'm actually really excited about the actual race, and I'm happy to be running for a great cause. I am terrified to be running in the cold over a bridge at 7 a.m., though. I'm such a wimp.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fit Fashion: Victoria's Secret The Incredible Sports Bra Review

As you know, I’ve been on a bit of a Victoria’s Secret Sport review kick. This is, of course, because I received a free Victoria’s Secret Sport bra and tights, as well as a handful of coupons to share with friends and family. Thanks to Influenster, I received this amazing Influenster Vox Box.

The sports bra I received was The Incredible. I liked the print because it was different from all of the other sports bras I owned of a variety of brands (I’m kind of boring when it comes to sports bra colors and prints), and it was fun. When I went to the store, I couldn’t find any others with the same print, so I also felt like a special flower (was this why it had a floral print?).

In short, I like this sports bra. It’s not my favorite from the new line, but it does a pretty decent job. I give it a B.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Workout Wednesdays: At-Home Workout Essentials for Beginners

It's that time of year where we all start eating up all of the baked goods that our coworkers bring into the office, and it's just TOO COLD to want to go outside for a run, or walk the two blocks to the gym. (Okay, that last one felt personal.) Regardless, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and this is the time of year where most of us start looking like stuffed turkeys.

So, what can we do about it? Well, we can suck it up and run outside and go to the gym. That's probably the best option. But another option is to have a Plan B that prevents you from making excuses. That Plan B, of course, is to work out at home.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Finally! Another Race!

You guys, I have been itching to run another race. (Not literally, though, because ew.) I was originally training to do the TCS Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon, but a knee injury and a shoulder/back/neck weird pinched nerve situation sidelined me from running for a few weeks, which is not a good deal when you're trying to run a half marathon. Whomp whomp.

Nevertheless, a cool opportunity came my way, which still allowed me to run in the Annapolis Running Classic, just for a shorter distance. Sweet! In two weeks, I'll be running the Annapolis Running Classic 10k. This will be the longest race I'll have ever done, and it will be in my state's capital. I'm so excited! But wait, there's more!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Newest A-List Sports Bra: The Standout by Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret The Standout
Happy Workout Wednesday, everyone!

If you've been following along, you know that I usually use my Wednesdays as rest days. I've been running myself ragged with work and general chaos, but I've been sticking pretty closely to my meal plan and have started running again. I'm proud of myself!

I bought some awesome compression socks that are surprisingly amazing. I feel like I'm able to recover a lot quicker, which has enabled me to "double dip" workouts again (e.g. run in the morning and play volleyball at night). I can't wait to write up that review for you guys! I'm super late to the game, but I know if I am, there are surely others... I hope.

Speaking of reviews, I have a new sports bra review for you today! I have been on a Victoria's Secret sports bra testing out rampage. I reviewed The Knockout sports bra last week, so this week I bring you The Standout.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Back on My #MeatlessMonday Grind

Hey y'all! Did you make it through Monday okay?

Since I decided to get my head back in the game, I figured I would start back up with Meatless Monday again. I like Meatless Monday because it makes me get creative with cooking, but I'm also more mindful of what I'm putting in my body (when I actually remember that it's Meatless Monday, that is...). One downside to Meatless Monday: I am always friggin' hungry on Mondays! My body just devours all of the nutrients loaded in the fruits, vegetables, and legumes I consume throughout Mondays, and I am just in a perpetual state of hunger all day. My stomach starts yelling at me, and it is not a good situation.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Have Been One Lazy Lima Bean

Okay, so maybe I'm being a little hard on myself, but it's kind of true. I've been slacking off with my running for weeks, and I haven't gone inside my gym in just as long. It is not a good situation, you guys.

I was training for a half marathon, and quite diligently. I think the combination of half marathon training and playing what has become 4 nights a week of volleyball was a bit hard on my legs. I started having some knee issues, and I decided I needed to cut out some activity. Of course that meant running, because I can't just not play volleyball. Let's be real. Plus, I would really let my teammates down.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Embrace Your Inner Inspector Gadget: Victoria's Secret Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra Review

So, several weeks ago, I received some free Victoria's Secret Sport products from Influenster through their VoxBox program. I was super excited, and just had to snap some shots for Instagram. Along with the Incredible Sports Bra and Knockout Tights, I received 20% off coupons to share with friends and family, or to keep for myself. The coupon could be used on any full-priced fitness product, so away I went to test out some Victoria's Secret Sport gear.

The Victoria's Secret in The Mall in Columbia had recently been remodeled and reopened, so I had to go to this location because this was my go-to VS store. The store was gorgeous, and it was so much easier to shop for specific items with the new layout. All of the Victoria's Secret Sport apparel was in one large section of the store, so I headed for that section, and proceeded to be overwhelmed.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW! Scandal Bingo: Season 4

It's Thursday, so you know what that means? SCANDAL! I hadn't created a new Scandal bingo board in a while, so I thought I would make a new version for the 4th season. I have had some practice making bingo boards, so I decided to jazz it up a bit this time.

Keep in mind that there are exercises that go along with this bingo game, but they're (of course) optional. The workout instructions can be found below.

Reminder: I am not a certified personal trainer, so exercise at your own risk!

Check it out, and let me know what you think!


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