Breathe Out

Today I was absolutely exhausted when I finished work – but I had planned on going to Flywheel, where one of my favorite instructors teaches on Thursday nights. It’s a rare Thursday night that I’m in Dallas, and I love Kelly’s class, so I forced myself to go. Surely it would be fine once I was there in the class right? Sadly not. My legs were weak and wimpy and not having it, and while I had gone into the {Read More}

April Challenge: Focusing on Finances

Yesterday was officially the end of my March fashion challenge, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Last night, I had a minor meltdown while packing for the week. It sounds so silly, I know, but I could just not find anything that I thought looked okay together. One of the biggest things I’ve learned from my month of focusing on fashion is that accessories are key, and since I’m pretty much starting from scratch with my jewelry {Read More}

One year later, a whole lot stronger

Today was an extremely busy and productive day! Unfortunately, in order to accomplish everything and make my flight, I had to be up at 4:30am… yuck! I scurried through an abbreviated morning routine (no workout, shower) in order to catch my 6am flight home… but it was totally worth it in order to have a day in New York to just get things done. My project’s big launch was yesterday, so this week has been pretty intense and low on {Read More}

Breaking the Routine

When I’m on the road, it can be hard to find healthy food. I end up finding one or two dishes at various local restaurants that are at last somewhat comparable to my home cooked meals, and then getting those all the time. The predictability is key – different restaurants do different preparations that can make a seemingly healthy dish terrible for you. Take, for example, my usual breakfast spot in Charlottesville – Cafe Cubano. My first time there, I {Read More}

Adjusting and Getting a Fresh Start

This week has been flying by! I’m headed back to NYC tonight because I have a company event to attend tomorrow. While I still will be working tomorrow and Friday, my time at the client was cut super short – first because I couldn’t find a flight to get me to the office before lunchtime on Monday, and then because I have to fly out this afternoon. To further exacerbate the problem, my client was at a different location Monday {Read More}

Insanity: Complete!

Last week was my final week of a major work project, and I ended up working crazy hours and totally slacking on workouts – basically only did one the whole week! What a bummer. On Monday, I was debating whether to “make up” the last week or just take my Fit Test and be done, but I ultimately decided to just do the latter. I have a bunch of other workouts (hiking, half marathon, etc) planned this week, and I’d {Read More}

Weekend Fitventures

As you saw in yesterday’s post, this weekend I really did my best to get back on track, fitness-wise. I’ve been progressing right along with Insanity, and last week I started the brutal month #2 (seriously, it makes month #1 look like a playground game for kids). I’ll be honest – the first day, I pushed play and then heard Shaun T announce that he was going to kick my butt… and I hit pause so I could have a {Read More}

Oh what a day

Monday was crazy busy again – maybe not quite as bad as last week, but still swamped. To make things worse, on Sunday night I started coming down with a sore throat. It’s been getting progressively worse as the week goes on, until today my boss made the decision to send me home and have me work from there. I’m hoping the pace of work will be a little slower if I’m lying in bed working instead of having to {Read More}

Catching up on the week

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted! My new project is crazy busy and has barely afforded me adequate time to sleep and work out, let alone blog about it, but here’s the recap of what you missed: Monday, I had to be out of the house by 4:45am for my 6am flight to Dallas (and that was pushing it). I didn’t want to push my wakeup time to 3am, so I showered the night {Read More}

Insanity update

Yesterday was supposed to be my Insanity Fit Test #2. (You’ll remember I did Fit Test #1 back about a month ago, two weeks before I even started the real program). I woke up crazy sore after Sunday’s marathon, mostly feeling it in my left knee, so I had no idea how I was going to get back to my regular schedule. Three days off felt like a lifetime! However, a Starbucks/Trader Joe’s jaunt in the morning seemed to get {Read More}