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Exciting Stuff Coming Up!

23 May

So, I’m new to blogging and always looking for new ways to get out there and find more great fitness-y things to write about and I have a few things coming up that I’m going to share!

Not necessarily fitness related, but heading to TX next week for some family time which is always great! More on that later of course!

Talking to someone tomorrow about getting involved in an infomercial for Zumba — TWO new things!!! And infomercial AND Zumba! Hopefully will know more about that early next week.  Stay Tuned!

Another new exciting thing?! Trying out EnergyBits for the first time. Started taking them today and not rushing to judgement – but will definitely be reporting on my experiences – I’m thinking we’re in for some more good!

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Hoping for some tasty-ness!!

And, today I got my first product to review so I hope I do a good job! Look for a Zola Coconut Water and Acai Juice review coming up!

The biggest event though, is my first attempt at a WHOLE30 -. One of my SweatPink Ambassador pals threw this out as something we can do in June. Basically I’m going to spend at least 30 days with no grains, no dairy, no soy, no sugar, no alcohol, and…well, basically nothing processed. From my research there is a metric shittonne of stuff I *can* eat but there might be some adapting on my part! Definitely putting together a biggie post on this — **N.B. This kicks off on the same day that I’m going to be at a big beach party with lots of burgers, dogs, beers and other illicit goodies…there’s humor in this somewhere!!

And training for the Dumbo Double Dare is gonna kick in in a couple of weeks so there’s gonna be a lot of Running and a lot of Bikram and a lot of SUMMER!!

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Coming Up!!! Dumbo Double Dare!!!

Happy Memorial Day Eve Peeps!! Travel safe if you’re traveling, party safe wherever you are!!

You Can Do Anything For 10 Seconds!!

20 May

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A couple of years ago I bought a 30 days for 30 dollars trial at a Bikram studio near my office (at that time). I actually enjoyed it and kept planning to go back. Fast forward (or…ya know, slowly wait out) that next couple of years when I saw a sign on Main Street in my town that there was an actual Bikram studio opening up RIGHT HERE! So I got another 30 days for 30 dollars package last summer and went quite a few times. And wanted to continue since it IS so convenient and it helps with my running – I fully credit my quick recovery from this year’s Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World with the Bikram I’ve been doing.

I think what I enjoy so much is that it *is* the same thing every time. No thinking required. It’s also a perfect place to practice “Progress Not Perfection” — and I’m good at that!! While the postures and the dialog is the same every time, no two classes are the same. And since I’m doing the same poses every time, I can see when I make progress and when maybe I have a bad day..

There’s definitely something about walking into the hot room for the first time that is overwhelming…there is a very distinct smell to the room. It’s not completely unpleasant, but it’s not roses baby!! And it’s not just a hot room. It’s a hot and humid room! Parts of you sweat that you didn’t even think HAD sweat glands!! Ears? You betcha!! Bottoms of your feet? Oh yeah! And, ladies, there is nothing “glistening” or “glowing” about what you’re doing — You are SWEATING!!! And, honestly, I love it!!

Well, the last few weeks I’ve been very haphazard about doing any kind of exercising and starting a new job has given me a little push to start up again. That, and I have a half marathon coming up in a couple of months and I’d REALLY like to work on getting my time better – it was a really slow year last year, and quite discouraging.  So tonight I headed back to the hot room and it does indeed feel good!

Over the next couple of weeks I plan to do a little revamping of things around here – back to Bikram, out running more and for super excitement, I – along with a few of my fellow Sweat Pink Ambassadors, will be doing a Whole30 Challenge.  We thought it could supply some fun posts to see how I handle starting the challenge while on vacation…yeah…we may just see how many ways I can say “Oops….that beer fell into my cup”!  But more on that later!

As for doing anything for 10 Seconds? Yeah…this happened tonight  — 

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Balancing Stick — You can do anything for 10 seconds!

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