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Fitness Friday: A Walk in the Park

The weather improved just enough to not completely freeze my ass off outside so James has been enjoying more walks. I’ve been trying to work out even more in preparation for the holiday season,  which is when I lose what little self control I have. Ever since Halloween hit, I’ve been indulging in a lot of candy and junk food. The increased access to miniature candies from Halloween opened up a blackhole of shit eating for me and I can’t escape it. Every day I tell myself “TODAY is the day you eat better and track your calories again” and with each passing day, I eat a cookie after breakfast and say “TOMORROW I will track my calories.” I signed up for a fitness challenge with FlexCity Fitness to maintain my weight through the holiday season though, so I’ll be using the challenge as motivation.
[Cold Shoulder Zip Up Hoodie and So Bootyful Capris c/o Zumba Wear, sports bra by Lululemon, Rayban aviators c/o Sunglasses Shop, Nike shoes]
Photos by Kyle Keberlein
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Toothbrushin’ with Sonicare


I’ve always enjoyed the finer meals in life like a Snickers
bar, eating frosting out of the can and slowly sipping on cokes, all of which,
paired with my predisposed redneckness of terrible teeth, made me a poster
child for what not to do to ensure a mouth of cavities. 

While I still drink pop, I’ve cut back on the sweets significantly and have gotten so much better with flossing and was pumped to take my oral health up a notch with trying the Philips Sonicare PowerUp. It also has a self-timer of two minutes..which made me realize I need that timer to ensure I’m brushing for long enough. 

Philips Sonicare sent me two brushes, one with a soft brush and one with a medium brush. So naturally, I enlisted Kyle to take part in the challenge to try the PowerUp with the medium brush and to take awkward photos of myself with toothbrush. It took me a day to get used to an electronic toothbrush, but I really like how clean my teeth and mouth feel. Kyle says “it’s good.” A man of few words.
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James, the Indoor Dog

This pup just loves this stool. It’s his second favorite spot, after my lap of course. It’s already snowy and freezing out so we’ve been enjoying many cozy days and evenings indoors together watching HGTV.
I replaced my white shaggy rug with a more practical version. With a dog and a dude, I needed something a little easier to clean stains and vacuum at least twice a week. I’m on the hunt for a reclaimed wood version instead of this $20 IKEA crap table which was missing some parts so I couldn’t even have the lower shelf piece.

Fitness Friday: Sweater Weather

I’ve been working butt on (not off, I’m trying to build this booty up, not lose what little I have) this fall and cooler temperatures and overeating this week led me to wear this Cozy Orange sweater for Pure Barre and a day of indulging in corned beef hash and pancakes and movie theater popcorn. Something about this time of year has me craving pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts, cider, cream-based soups, mac and cheese and chips..chips for some reason. I love how motivated I’ve been the last three months with my workout routine and schedule. I’ve been dedicated and excited, but I’m trying to find that self control and motivation with my food choices. 
New goals this fall/winter: maintain workout schedule of 6 days a week, get back to tracking my food on MyFitnessPal and developing a stronger buddy system to hold me accountable. I competed in a challenge in September with a friend and it was incredibly motivating. I need to do that again and my goal is to make more friends in these classes so I have a stronger network of people who have similar interests and goals. What are your fitness goals this time of year?
Photos by Kyle Keberlein
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