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Why Was My Spin Class So Lit?



I took a spin class on Saturday that was quite possibly the most lit spin class I have ever taken. I didn't know it when I arrived, but it was just what I needed to sweat out the week's exhaustion, aggravation, negativity, and full-moon-induced craziness.

I had taken Gina's class before, but never on a Saturday. Her Wednesday class gets packed, so you have to sign up the night before if you don't want to get waitlisted! Of all the indoor cycling instructors at my gym, her playlist is most like my own musical preferences: It's eclectic, with pop songs from the 80s to now, EDM, salsa, and even a song from Bollywood! On this day in particular, she had connected her laptop to the monitor that projects behind her, and it was playing the music videos for each song we heard, which just added some extra fun to the class. I had never seen that before!

Let me back up. You guys know I'm always getting ahead of myself in my storytelling!

48 Hours of Chaos




When was the last time you were so busy, you forgot to eat? You just go about your day, hustlin' and bustlin', and when it comes time to just sit down and put your feet up, you ask yourself, did I eat today?

This happens to me ALL. THE. TIME.

Sometimes, it's work related. I have back-to-back meetings, followed by catching up on emails, followed by returning phone calls, and the next thing I know, it' 6 p.m. and I haven't eaten, and I have a volleyball game coming up! Today, I had a lot of phone calls and emails, and had to run from work to a volleyball game, followed by another volleyball game on the other side of town! You don't even want to know how sweaty I got this evening. So foul...

Because my days can sometimes be pretty unpredictable, I've been stocking up my office fridge (plus one drawer in my desk) with some pick-me-ups that can deliver a punch of nutrition and energy when I only have a minute to fuel the old bod.

Don't You Wanna Prana Fall Outfit?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by prAna. I received an outfit in exchange for a review of their Fall line. 

A lot has changed since my last post about prAna! I graduated from just barely being able to hit the Chaturanga pose, to being able to hit it with ease, to my minor setback of being banned from doing it at all right now (lame!); I have had minimal wardrobe malfunctions in fitness classes (can't win 'em all, folks); I love being a Sweat Pink Ambassador even more - especially as I've met more of my SPA sistahs IRL over the last year and a half - and the opportunity to check out prAna's fall line makes me love it even more!

I Am Banned from Yoga Right Now, And You Better Believe I'm Salty


Okay, banned is probably not the right word, but that's how it feels! I've been having issues with my rotator cuff, and the doctor I saw yesterday prescribed me physical therapy, only underhand serving in volleyball (like I'm a 9-year old or a 90-year old), and NO YOGA. #firstworldproblems

I'm not actually sure how I injured my rotator cuff, to be honest. It's possible that I hurt it during volleyball, but it's also possible that I hurt it during this one yoga class where the instructor pressed down on my shoulder a little bit too hard. Needless to say, there wasn't a particular incident where I can say, "yeah, I definitely hurt it then!"

Gerolsteiner Instagram Takeover

My Instagram takeover was sponsored by Gerolsteiner USA, but not this blog post.

Good morning, lovelies!

Just poppin' in to tell you guys that I'm taking over the Gerolsteiner USA Instagram page today! I'll be sharing photos and tidbits throughout the day today, and I didn't want you guys to miss out! I encourage you to hop on over to learn all about this awesome sparkling water, and be sure to enter their Sparkling Detox Challenge while you're over there! (More info here.)

I hope everyone enjoys their hump day!

RXBAR Review + GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I received RXBARs and a Vitamin Shoppe gift card in exchange for a review and giveaway, but all thoughts shared in this post are my own. Seriously. Some of the sentences you're about to read are so corny, you couldn't pay anyone to write them. 

When I was going through my first Whole 30, I kept hearing about these things called RXBARs. I thought they were some type of herbal remedy or something (can you blame me?), but soon learned that I was wayyyyy wrong. I had never seen them, and every time I came across the name in my reading on the Whole 30, I grew more intrigued. One day, about halfway through my first Whole 30, I spotted them in a local organic market, and knew I had to see what all the fuss was about.

Oh. My. Lanta.

Fit Review: Go Dash Dot


First things first: The bag I purchased last month and has become my new everything bag is called the Infinity Bag and It. Is. Amazing. This bag is eye catching and is so different from every other bag I own. I've been rocking it everywhere!

So... the brand name is Dash Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash, but they go by Go Dash Dot on social media. What's up with that name? It actually made me stop at their booth at the IDEA World Expo because I had to know what the heck that meant! According to the founder, it means "go" in Morse code. Once I learned that, I was totally interested in learning more about the company! #nerdalert
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