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My Current Goals

With all of the cycling and running and volleyball and general running around I've been doing, I have started feeling little aches and pains that I know are the result of not being strong enough, and still being much heavier than I prefer. And so, I have set two goals for myself: increase my strength and flexibility - particularly in my hip flexors, and lose some weight. I have a desk job and sit for nearly eight hours straight, so I really have to be more deliberate with my workouts.

Twerkout Workout

I finally got to try 305 Fitness, y'all! A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a special DC-area influencer event hosted by 305 Fitness. (Hat tip to Fitt for the flagging this event for me!) My friend Tikima (the other half of DMV Fitness Fam) joined me while we got our twerk on!

What is 305 Fitness? It's a cardio dance workout with a little bit of weight training. (That last part was a welcome surprise! More on that below.) 305 Fitness says, "this is an addictive cardio party." They're right; you feel like you're in a night club, and the vibe is sweaty, judgment-free, twerk-filled fun!

February 4K by 4PM Challenge

It's here!!!! What's here, you ask? Why, only February, the BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR! Yeah, my birthday is coming up in just under two weeks, and I am excited about that, but I'm also excited to share some amazing news with you guys:

The February 4K by 4PM Challenge is starting! Woohoo!

Everything Burns: 30-Minute Strength and Core Circuit Workout

*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.*

This is a 30-minute strength and core circuit. This circuit targets your posterior chain, biceps, triceps, and core. You want to begin the workout with a 3-minute warmup (included below), and make sure you end with a cool down and stretch.

10 Things I'm Bringing With Me to 2019

La Jolla Cove with sea lions

So I told you what I'm leaving behind in 2018, so let me tell you what I'm taking with me into the new year! This list comprises different mindsets, actions, and items I want to bring with me into 2019 so that I can have as productive and successful a year as possible.

10 Things I'm Leaving Behind in 2018

I know we've all seen a bunch of posts on social media with folks reflecting on their year, posting their favorite members, and talking about their resolutions for 2019. At the end of each year, I like to reflect on the year and recalibrate for the upcoming year. I don't necessarily do "resolutions" in the traditional sense, but I'm all about setting goals throughout the year anyway, so why not set some more at the dawn of a new year?

So this year, I'm trying something new: I'm choosing 10 specific things I'm leaving behind in 2018, for real for real. Throughout the year, I told myself to stop doing these things, but I'm stubborn and hard headed so I didn't even listen to myself. Now that I'm throwing it out there in the universe (otherwise known as the internet), I have to do them, right?

How I Stayed Active While Eating Cheesecake All Week

hiking along a park trail

I've eaten a lot of stuff I normally wouldn't eat - and in very large quantities - while I've been visiting my future in-laws this week. Pies and cake and cookies OH MY! I don't even have a sweet tooth, but I have been going HAM on pastries. Which brings me to the next problem - ham. And pork.

I don't eat these things, but I've sucked it up and eaten a fair amount so as not to put anyone out or be difficult. I don't avoid eating "the other white meat" because of religious reasons or anything. It's really just a personal choice. But man. I had these sausages at a family friend's house that nearly had me break dancing in the kitchen, they were so good!

And so, after eating and eating and eating just a couple of days in, my pants started getting tighter and tighter, and I realized I needed to get my butt up and moving a lot more than what I was doing after getting in my 10 burpees upon arrival in Ohio. (We drove, so I just needed to move!) Hat tip, once again, to Jamie King for introducing me to the #BurpeesorBust Challenge!

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