Wake Me Up Two Hours After the Alarm Goes Off

I woke up this morning for a fitness class and I am still amazed that I went. If you have seen the movie Frozen, picture the scene when Anna is being woken up. Now just imagine her looking 10 times worse and that was me this morning. I cannot understand how some people are able to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning to exercise before work. Props to you guys!!! Do you grumble when you wake up or do you get up like Cinderella dancing around your bedroom? I think you all secretly hate it and hope your eyes will shoot off laser beams so that your alarm clock disintegrates. Right?! It took me 10 minutes to feel wide awake enough to get myself ready for my class. I just kept thinking about the nap I already had planned for later today.

Nevertheless, I am pleased that I went to class because my instructor commented that I improved a lot since my last class. Cue me doing a victory dance.

My whole body is currently on fire. I am pretty sure if someone tapped me I might just fall to the floor.

Happy Thursday! 🙂

 

 

 

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Queen of Awkward

Guys! I have my hot chocolate next to me and I am watching The Bachelor finale. Basically I am living the Monday night dream. I am so bummed the season is ending. Can’t we just start a new season next Monday? I am sure they can easily find a cute, single guy that is willing to be on television.

Anyhoo!I just left kettlebell so my abs feel like they are on fire!! Do you ever have a moment where you are in a public environment and it’s like your brain travels to another land then all of a sudden you remember where you are? In my class, the instructor was showing us a move, then all of a sudden I started thinking about something embarrassing that I did at work today. Next thing I know I look around and everyone is holding their kettlebell and I am just standing there with my kettlebell still on the ground.

I am the queen of awkward during fitness classes. Last weekend I went to grab my weight during soul cycle and my hand hit the weight into the wall. I guess I went to grab it and the front of my hand hit the weight too quickly. Now imagine me twisting my feet out of the locked pedals and the instructor asking if “I was okay back there?”

Sending out good vibes for us all to have an awesome Tuesday!

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Irish soda bread from Chelsea Market 🙂

5 Fun Things

Happy Monday!

I have been quite busy lately but was able to have some fun this past week. 🙂 Fortunately, I have been able to enjoy a lot of actvities that involve me getting a lot of exercise too. I am talking about everyday activities that do not involve a lot of money.

I thought I would make a list of ‘Five fun exercise related activities to do in NYC.’ New York is an amazing city that always has something fun to offer.

Five fun and healthy activities I enjoyed were:

  1. Ice skating. I was able to ice skate with friends at Wollman Rink. The rink is not far from The Plaza Hotel so you get to see the pretty buildings as you ice skate. iceskating.jpg
  2. Take a walk. I know we all pretty much walk at some point everyday but we tend to forget how enjoyable it can be. apt.jpgMy friend, Lauren came to visit and she wanted to go see the house that Carrie Bradshaw lives in so we took a walk through the village to find the apartment building. I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful buildings and popping in an out of shops along our journey to see the apartment.
  3. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art or National History Museum. It amazes me how tired my feet can get after walking around the museum for a few hours.
  4. Bike ride along the West Side highway. My mom and I always enjoy bike riding over there because we get a beautiful view of the Hudson River and the different parks along the route.
  5. Dancing. If you are walking by somewhere with good music, then you might as well go in and enjoy the fun. 🙂 I always get excited to walk into a bar or restaurant that is playing some fun music.

I will end this post with a picture of the tastiest fritatta I have ever eaten. I order it at Le Cheile in Washington Heights.

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4.53

4.53! I ran over 4 miles!!! Can I get a round of applause please?

I know I sound like a huge dork right now but this is pretty big for me. On Thursday the weather in NY was gorgeous so I put on my running shoes. I ran, then I ran some more. In the words of one of the best movie characters ever (aka Forrest Gump), “I just felt like running.”

My exercise schedule for February was almost nonexistent. I am going to blame that on my new job, the allure of sleep, and not wanting to exercise.

Something magical happened on Thursday that made me lace up my brand new running shoes.

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I didn’t even realize how fast I ran until I tapped on the mapmyrun app. Anyhoo! It was an awesome run and I hope it happens again. I even stopped a few times during the run, which made me like it even more because I felt like the run wasn’t controlling me but I was controlling it. I know I sound weird!

Right now I am on an exercise high so yesterday morning I went to soul cycle with my sister, which really means I am serious because I love sleep more than anything else.

To any person reading this that usually treats 3 or 4 miles as a warm up or as something to not be proud of then too bad because I am so so so happy! 🙂

Happy Sunday everybody!