Weekly Updates: 06/02/14 – 07/06/14

Yikes, it’s been awhile huh? I feel like a broken record, but summer is just so crazy busy! We haven’t had a free weekend since Memorial Day, and really only had a few free since Easter. Blogging just falls to back burner sometimes. I am starting training for Zooma soon,so I will be posting these more frequently as I incorporate runs back into my weekly workouts. FYI if you are interested in Zooma they are almost sold out, use code CCAMB9 to get 10% off your entry!


06/02 – 06/08

Monday – Buti Xpress at Studio Poise, Buti is what I would describe as “sexy yoga”. It is yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics all in one class. I was definitely apprehensive, but I am really glad I did. It pushed me way out of my comfort zone…in a good way.

Tuesday – Poise Xpress at Studio Poise. I love Emily’s class and was happy to see progress since the last time I took this class.

Friday – Pound at Studio Poise, another favorite at SP and another great class taught by Emily. We had some new routines, which is also fun, and really brings out how uncoordinated I am, haha.

Sunday – My first DanceFIT class in Natick, I loved it so much I bought a Groupon! I loved the class, the studio, and Gina {owner and instructor} was awesome! If you are in the area make sure you check it out!


06/09 – 06/15 & 06/10 -06/22

We started potty training B the first week, and I decided that it would be easier if I could be home when he woke up so that we could get our bathroom routine down. We took lots of walks at home and I did some videos when I could squeeze them in.

06/23 – 06/29

Wednesday and Thursday I went to Pure Barre, and was super glad to be back in the swing of things, but damn I was sore.

06/30 – 06/06

Tuesday and Wednesday were Pure Barre days, then we headed to CT for Independence Day festivities, and I spent a lot of time chasing B around and swimming. I purchased a deal for unlimited July & August classes at Pure Barre, so I will be alternating that with running and training!



I had another appointment with my nutritionist. I am keeping all the same goals as last time, but I am adding two, the first is to make sure I am eating enough protein at every meal, we’ve discussed numbers, but what works for me  might not work for you, so I will keep those numbers between us. The second goal is to work out 4 times a week, it is going to be a bit of a challenge just because of all the events, travel, and hosting we will be doing, but I will work it out!

What is your summer workout plan?

Weekly Updates: 05/05/14 – 06/01/14

20140323-222747.jpgUntil I start training for the Zooma 10K, I figured that weekly workout recaps were a bit much since I was doing the same workouts 3-4 times a week. As I start adding new recipes into my repertoire, I will update more often than I currently am, this is trial and error for me.

05/05 – 05/11

Tuesday and Thursday were Pure Barre mornings. I had intended to go to Studio Poise on Friday morning but I accidentally slept through my alarm and I missed Friday’s pound class. This was the final week of my unlimited class package at Pure Barre. I have a few packages that I bought, but I am trying to use up other groupon and class packages I have before they expire!

05/12 – 05/18

Tuesday I went to Studio Poise for Poise Fusion Xpress, it had been probably two months since I have gone to this class. Most days I struggled through even the opening sequence because there was so much core work. Sticking with Pure Barre, and accomplishing the challenge were huge in helping me start to develop a strong core. I was able to get through the entire opening sequence without much thought. It was still difficult, but I honestly felt much stronger, and that was something I so desperately needed.


Friday I went to the Pure Barre Lynnfield Grand Opening Party with Jane, which was so much fun, and even though we didn’t win any raffle prizes, it was fun to see the studio in a different manner and to mingle with all the other clients and teachers.

Sunday I went to Poise Power Flow at Studio Poise, and honestly this was extremely difficult for me. Turns out the scheduled teacher was out, and Melissa, who I absolutely love, would be teaching. It washer first class back post-baby, and her due date was close to what mine should have been. A class that should have pushed and soothed me, made me frustrated and bitter.  Everyone wanted to talk about new mom hood and the baby. It isn’t her fault that I felt this way, and I know that. My grief and frustrating with the situation hit me at weird moments. Would it have been as bad if I was able to conceive and know that I am carrying a child? Maybe, but maybe not. That’s the shitty thing about grief, you never know when it’s going to hit you.

05/19 – 05/25

Tuesday and Friday were back at Studio Poise for Poise Fusion Xpress and Pound respectively. It was my first Pound class back after a while and I had definitely lost some of my knowledge about the routines. Luckily, I seemed to pick it up pretty quickly.

05/26 – 06/-01

Tuesday was Poise Fusion Xpress followed by a few hours at the Zoo with B and a friend. We walked about 2 miles at the Zoo.

Wednesday morning  I walked 3.5 miles with one of my neighbors. It is always nice to have a morning workout buddy!

Thursday I went for a 2 mile walk with my mother-in-law and B around my in-laws neighborhood.  I was in CT for the weekend so I wasn’t able to get to a gym, but it was nice to spend a ton of time outside just walking everywhere!


In my last post, I talked about my food not being so great, but I feel like I am in a great routine now, and I will post more about that soon. It definitely feels nice though to know I can travel and still be on top of what I am eating. I can also have a 20% meal and not feel like I failed myself. It’s all about progress.

Weekly Updates : 03/03/14 – 03/09/14

Weekly Workouts


Monday – 

Nick and I stayed up late watching the Academy Awards, plus B was still feeling crappy, so I took the day off. Way more important to do some sick toddler snuggling then trying to figure out when to work out.

Tuesday – 

I took my first class of the Pure Madness Challenge at Pure Barre Lynnfield with Elizabeth. I loved her energy first thing in the morning, it wasn’t so peppy I wanted to smack something, but it was the type of energy that made me excited to be in class.



Wednesday -

I took Pure Barre another great class, I really like that every day is different, it keeps your body working and keeps it from becoming boring.  (2/20)

Thursday – 

Pure Barre again, I know you are very surprised. (3/20)

Friday – 

I was planning on going to class, but I woke up with cramps so bad I was crying in my sleep. I took some Advil and went back to bed. Most of the time working out helps me work through the cramps and inevitably feel better. This time, I could barely make the walk to the bathroom, so my decision was made for me.

Saturday – 

I took an early Pure Barre class with Kelly. I really appreciate that she took the time after class to talk to me about how to get the most out of a class and how to know that I am working the right muscles. (4/20)

Sunday -

I had plans to go to Studio Empower in Newton to take a class and share the information with you, but I needed to reschedule for some personal reasons, but I will get there soon and share it with you all!


I made a lot of veggies and fish for me this week for lunches, changing it up really helped my boredom. I will share more about this week in Wednesday’s post!


How was your week in workouts?

Weekly Updates: 02/10/14 – 02/16/14

Weekly Workouts


My plan this week was: Monday at home workout, Tuesday – Thursday at Achieve, and Friday & Saturday at Studio Poise.

Monday – 

My good friend that is a trainer came over and trained me for a little bit on Tuesday afternoon. Lots of kettlebells, weights, core, etc… I do a fair number of at home workouts on my own, but it is always nice to have someone push you extra hard.

Tuesday -

I made it to Achieve for kettlebells class, this one was a doozy. It was a lot of short sets but the exercises were intense, and I loved it.

Wednesday – 

I was planning on hitting Achieve, but B ended up in our bed and was waking me every 10 minutes. I ended up turning off my alarm and taking a rest day.

Thursday – 

We live at the top of a pretty steep hill that has a tight curve and no barriers, and it is always last to get salted, plowed, etc… I don’t feel safe leaving my house early in the morning unless I know it has been sanded or salted and I won’t go flying down it. That being said, I stayed home and did another home workout, this time with the TRX.

Friday – 

Because of the snow and ice prediction for the overnight, my Studio Poise class was cancelled. This winter is getting ridiculous. I ended up doing a bit of a yoga dvd that Caitlin let me borrow. I need another shot at the dvd, since B decided he also wanted to participate and it wasn’t the yoga I was expecting ;)

Saturday & Sunday – 

Nick and I had some family things to deal with so I ended up canceling my classes to deal with it.


I was much better with food this week, I had prepped a ton of breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Breakfast was always a pre-made baked oatmeal heated up and topped with half a serving of peanut butter. Of course with a side of coffee.

Lunch was salad with spinach, greens, edamame, quinoa, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, goat cheese, avocado and grilled chicken sausage. If we had leftover veggies from the night before those got tossed in as well.

Snacks: apples, oranges, and almonds

Dinners: Turkey Meatloaf, Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowls, Breakfast for Dinner (aka eggs)


How was your week? Are you still getting snow?

Weekly Updates 02/03/14 – 02/09/14

Weekly Workouts

My plan this past week was Tuesday & Thursday at Achieve, Wednesday at Home, Friday & Saturday at Studio Poise.

None of that happened, none. This week was extremely rough, on all of us.

Saturday B threw up after having one bite of a bread, we made an appointment with his pediatrician for Sunday morning. We went in and they had said the bug that had been going around (which had started a week ago) had bouts of vommiting. The doctor said he was on the mend and he should feel better by the next day. Sunday he ate normal food and slept through the night.

Monday was a planned rest day, considering we would have been up late with the SuperBowl etc… and B seemed to have gotten over his bug. Then all of sudden he started throwing up again. Long story short we ended up in the ER on Tuesday because we were all concerned about dehydration. After spending a good amount of time there, and a few more calls to the doctor it seems like we are on the mend.

However B didn’t start feeling normal until Saturday. He wanted to be held constantly, including during nap times. He was up every few hours at night needing water and coughing. Nick ended up sleeping in B’s bed, and B and I slept in our bed. It was exhausting. I was doing nothing, but I felt so ragged. I didn’t end up at the gym at all this week, I needed to focus on B, especially since for a few days we were worried that something more serious was going on.

As for my eating, it suffered, B threw up in the car at the grocery store. Nick stayed with him so I was able to grab some essentials, eggs, milk, bread. But I had zero time to grocery shop because I wasn’t venturing in the grocery store with B and Nick had to work on a big project. I ended up eating a lot of pb & j, because I could make that while B was napping on my shoulder.

The not so great eating and lack of workouts have left me feeling pretty blah, so I am already prepped for 80% of this coming week and I have plans for my workouts. Monday at home, Tuesday and Thursday at Achieve and Wednesday and Friday at Studio Poise, Saturday is still up in the air.

How was your week in workouts?

Healthy Living Summit 2012: What I am looking forward too!

Healthy Living Summit starts in less than 72 hours! Oh my goodness it seems like it was a few days ago when I bought my ticket!

Since this is my first conference I thought I would share with you all the top five things I am looking forward too. I have to say there are more then five things that I am looking forward too, but I don’t think you want to read a 4 page post!

In no particular order here are the TOP FIVE:

1. Wild Harvest Breakfast Showdown

To say that I was shocked that I made the Top 5 for the breakfast showdown would be an understatement. Regardless of the outcome I am very happy of my success thus far and I want to say good luck to Kristin, Alicia, Heather and Amy. I am very proud of my recipe, and I know whatever they choose, the breakfast spread at HLS will be AMAZING.

2. Meeting other bloggers

While this is probably the scariest thing for me, I am very shy around new people, this is also very exciting. Very few of my real life friends are as into blogging as I am and have made it a part of their life. I am very excited to meet such like minded people. If you see me being quiet, I am just shy not rude