Monthly Archives: September 2016

She ROCKS Weekend Workout

Hey there weekend…You snuck up on me very very fast! Time is flying out here on Nantucket. I am jumping from one job to the next; staying busy; soaking up the warm September days, but also enjoying the cooler nights; and making the most of the outdoor time as I can, because winter is going to be here before we know it. In the meantime I am all about eating outside…working outside…walking on the beaches…and soaking it all up.

PS: Have you made these Overnight Oats yet? They are kind of amazing and I am having them again…So good and so easy!

So, I am still waking up early these days, but no longer at 4:30 AM…I have pushed it up until 5:30/5:45 AM…Baby steps, but that hour difference is a big one and it feels delightful. I like waking up early. I like sipping on coffee; doing some work; and getting in my workout. I am craving a change though…I want to sleep a little more; still have time to do my social media work; but also not feel rushed about working out. I am planning on joining one of the gyms up here and afternoon workouts is the new schedule.

In the meantime though, my workouts are consisting of long walks with Lucy…runs no longer than 5 miles…and workouts that I do right on the porch with a jump rope and a pair of 10 pound dumbbells. Another reason for joining the gym, besides the fact that I will not be able to workout outside anymore, is that I want to do some classes, and have more access to more equipment. I am getting a little bored. And lets face it, it can get boring training by yourself. I am over it! HA! I am excited about my new gym membership, because it is a beautiful facility and it has a STEAM ROOMHIGH-FIVES! I absolutely love the steam room.

Before I loose you, here is one of the workouts that I did this week before work. It took me 60 minutes and all I needed was a pair of dumbbells (which were 10 pounds); a jump rope; and a chair. I put the music on and just got right into it, before I started my day.

Look it over and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. If you decide to give the workout a go this weekend, make sure to let me know how it went.

Enjoy the weekend friends and see y’all on Monday! XOXO

What are your weekend plans?

Are you still doing a lot of your workouts outside?

New Balance Fall Catalog Is HERE

Fall is definitely in the air! The mornings are cooler…The days are getting shorter…I have seen just a few leaves that have started changing color…The pumpkin craze has fully taken over Pinterest…and the NEW styles for fitness apparel are OUT with the latest trends and colors, which is perfect as we transition into cooler running temperatures.

I was recently asked to review about New Balance’s Fall Collection. I was sent so many pieces to try out and I am always grateful for companies that do this. I was sent 7 pieces, but the ones that I am talking about today are my favorite and the ones that I will use the most frequently as they just fit me the best and fit my training style these days.

  • Mesh Panel Tank: So light it feels like I am not wearing anything, which I like when I am training, especially on long runs. It is completely breathable. It is a loose fit, which is fine sometimes depending on my workout and long enough, which for tops I am liking a little more these days.
  • Print Tenderly Obsessive Bra: I am picky when it comes to sports bras. I need a lot of support. I want “the ladies” to not bounce at all. The tag says high impact, but I could definitely not wear this for running. It is perfect for strength training and yoga and made “the ladies” look nice, especially with the tank over the top. There are adjustable straps, but definitely not made for women my size who are used to full suction. HA!
  • NB Heat En Route Jacket: Swoon…I love the color…the feel…the style of this jacket, which is perfect for me to wear on my way to a yoga class; on a long walk with Lucy; and even wear out for a quick and casual bite to eat. It is not too snug. The curved zipper at the top gives the jacket a little more shape and makes it more fun!
  • Premium Performance Short: HOT! I used to be so anti short shorts, but I am more confident in them and they just feel good. They show my strong legs and butt and yes they show my cellulite, but seriously we all have it and as long as I feel good when I am working out and these legs can get me through whatever I am training for…I JUST DO NOT CARE!

The New Balance Fall Catalog is AWESOME and there are so many great pieces, colors, and styles to choose from to help you train in whatever fitness activity you are training for this Fall. I am still figuring out what I want to tackle this fall/winter. Right now what feels right is long walks with Lucy…slowly building up my running mileage again…and at-home strength training workouts. I am still adjusting to island life. I am still definitely tired from this transition, but I am definitely learning to slow down and savor the moments; to nourish my body; to REST; so that this winter, I can be ready to commit to something a little more aggressive!

WE THE WOMEN of New Balance have created this collection of fitness apparel and footwear inspired by our shared LOVE OF SPORT, drive to discover what’s next, and passion for WHAT’S POSSIBLE. Welcome to NB WOMEN where every tight fits right, every layer works hard, and every shoe lets you move with perfect freedom. Take a look and find WHAT YOU LOVE.