Working Out

Week of Workouts: 10/13- 10/19

by agirlandhermutt on October 20, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! I had one of those weeks where I thought Tuesday was Wednesday, Wednesday was Thursday, etc. By the time Friday rolled around, I was pooped and ready for the weekend. Despite my lack of knowing what day it was, I had a pretty great workout week! I finally felt back in the game and managed to get all my scheduled sweat sessions in.


Week of Workouts 10/13- 10/19

Pure Barre & YTP Bootcamp. A great start to the week.

Cardio Kickboxing! The BF made it home in time to go with me. We haven’t been to the gym together in a few weeks so it was nice to have my gym buddy back.

Pure Barre & YTP Bootcamp. My favorite instructor, Elise, has been subbing in the afternoon Pure Barre class so I’ve been taking advantage of those classes.

Pure Barre. I wanted to get my YTP Bootcamp session in after work, but I ran out of time before book club. Our book for the month was Orphan Train by . I didn’t finish it. Whomp Whomp. However, I did remember to make a dish to bring with me! I used a SkinnyTaste recipe, Fiesta Lime Rice, with a few tweaks.

I used white beans, added some leftover orange peppers, and cilantro microgreens. Delish!

Jeanne, our host, made the Skinny Taste Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili. I’ve been eating the same chili since she first published it back on the blog in 2011. This recipe is fantastic and never fails to please a crowd. The rice went perfectly with it!

Boom. Finally I managed to bring something to the party other than Skinny Pop!

Pure Barre. But a little different! I went to the Newton location for a Black Light Beyonce class. Bey Day on Friday!

It was so fantastic! The class was also at 7:30p and ended up being one my best classes yet. Working out at night is one of my favorites. Too bad I can’t do that the rest of the week!

I decided to wear a blue & white striped Lulu top. Can you spot me?!

Total Body Melt. A last minute decision by the BF to join me at the gym meant a fun class. It was all about shoulders and arms at class and it was brutal!

I finally bought new batteries for my HRM. I’ve already managed to misplace the stupid chest strap though. Ugh.

That night we took a little trip down to Providence for a Jimmy Eat World concert.

It was so much fun! My decision to wear flannel to the concert was a good one. I blended right in.

On the way home I convinced the BF to listen to the Serial podcast so I could have someone to talk about the story with. Do any of you listen to this podcast? YOU MUST! It is a truly sad, but fascinating story.

Unfortunately, I finished the night with the start of a migraine. I haven’t had a migraine in months so it was terrifying. I took my meds and went straight to bed.

Rest Day. I woke up with no migraine, but also not a lick of energy. I normally go to Zumba on Sunday mornings but I skipped it to just lay in bed. The rest of the day was spent just running a few errands (Dog grooming…FINALLY!) and laying around the house. I didn’t have Sunday scheduled as a rest day, but I also hadn’t really planned on anything specific. It was nice to just rest, recover and prepare for a great week!


I hope you guys have a good week! I realized yesterday that my Fall Tag post never went live on the blog (ugh.) so I’m going to try again on Wednesday. Fingers crossed!


Week of Workouts: 10/6- 10/12

by agirlandhermutt on October 13, 2014

Hi folks! After last weekend’s Showerette shenanigans, when I started to get back into the week the last thing I wanted to do was workout. However, it was the last week of Phase 2 for Your Trainer Paige Bootcamp, Week 5 of the Tone It Up Frisky Fall challenge and I’m getting married in less than a month. There is no time for me to be laying around!

Well…apparently there was plenty of time to lay around, which you will see below. Ugh.


Week of Workouts 10/6- 10-12

Nothing. My friend, Lina, left town early Monday morning so I missed my regular Pure Barre class. I had ever intention of working out when I got home. But then I didn’t. I napped and moped about not being with my friends. Monday is the BF’s late night for work/school so it was just me and Kork. Neither of us were in the mood to do much.

YTP Workout. Kind of. I did a crappy version of the workout. I was just having a really hard time getting motivated. And honestly? You need to have your crap together to do Paige’s workouts. They are hard (in a good way!) and you need to put your energy into them.

Pure Barre & YTP Workout. Finally back to the Barre. 4 days off was rough! I was starting to get my mojo back.

Pure Barre. In the morning! Phew. It was nice to get up early and go. I missed it! It was also a YTP workout day. Boom.

Ugh. I signed up for a special Pure Barre class that I was convinced was on Friday night. I skipped my morning PB class. Skipped my usual Zumba class. Then I realized that the class was actually this upcoming Friday. I was so bummed I just didn’t really do anything. I started a TIU workout and then decided that “nope”. I wasn’t into it. The BF could tell that this past week was a bit rough for me so he rallied the troops (well, just us) and we headed out to get some BBQ and see Gone Girl. It was perfect.

Nada. At this point I could tell that I just needed some rest. I deliberately did not workout on Saturday. I did get my eyelashes refilled though! I also had a really fun night with the BF just being out and about in Cambridge.


We rode down to Harvard Sq and then spent the entire gorgeous day in Harvard Sq at the 36th Annual Oktoberfest. There was TONS of vendors, music acts and people just enjoying a lovely day.

It has been so long since I was on the bike. I can tell that my primary workout lately has been Pure Barre because my cardio endurance is poor. At best. This 3 month unlimited PB package has taught me a lot about my future approach to fitness. Thank goodness for YTP or I might have died on the 3 mile ride to Harvard Sq. ;) However, I LOOK like I fell over at some point. Helmet hair FTW!

Insane lady!

The rest of the night was spent snuggling with the Mutt. He was super lovey and cuddly. My favorite Korky personality!

Can you spot the Korky?!


I’ve mentioned before that I go through small bouts of depression after vacations and holidays. I try my best to battle through them and I’ve definitely improved over the years. What would normally take me several weeks to recover is now boiled down to just a few days. I was super upset about workouts, or lack thereof, around Wednesday but then realized this is just what I have to deal with. So I missed a few workouts? Life isn’t going to end.

So that is that. This week will be better. I feel better. I’m ready to do better.

See you on later this week with a fun Fall Favorites tag. All of my favorites in beauty, fashion and fun for the Fall season!


Week of Workouts: 9/22- 9/28

September 30, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! This weekend was too short and too quick. I need a do-over! This is so cliché, but I am quickly approaching my wedding time so the days are just flying by. I find myself doing the countdown now. My excitement is at level 10 and I can’t help but show it. […]

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