Good afternoon! How are you guys doing today? Things started off on a high note over here because I completed my Pure Barre studio’s October 20-class challenge this morning!
Anyone who completes the challenge gets more than 60 percent off the following month’s membership which was all the motivation I needed to participate. I was worried I would feel totally burnt out on barre workouts by the end of the month, but that truly isn’t the case at all. My love for Pure Barre continues. I can’t get enough of the burning and shaking!
My new job at the gym is coming at a great time, though, as I’ll now have access to a gym again after more than four months without a gym membership. I’ve tried my best to use the dumbbells I have at home and complete some strength training workouts but I have missed the gym atmosphere a bit. I’m still planning to take Pure Barre classes regularly, but it will be nice to incorporate some variety in my workouts again.
Just in case you’re looking for some at-home strength workouts, here are a few I love that only require dumbbells:
- Fast-Paced + Sweaty Leg Workout
- Back to Basics Arm Workout
- Living Room Total Body Workout
- Upper Body Superset Workout
After Pure Barre and breakfast, I worked through the morning. (I am about halfway through writing a blog post that will include a tour of my home office, so stay tuned!) I also spent some time reaching out to various companies looking for donations for the Girls On The Run 5K that will take place in December. I met up with our program coordinator yesterday for a late afternoon meeting and I’m hoping to do my best to help out with our local race.
Before I knew it, lunchtime rolled around and I assembled what I’ll call a lazy girl’s lunch because it took me all of three minutes to pull together.
My afternoon meal included a big salad topped with a black bean burger, leftover corn, feta cheese and ranch dressing served with a banana and yogurt on the side.
I actually bought that yogurt after one of my fellow coaches brought it to a Girls On The Run practice and we all ate it as an afternoon snack. It was pretty darn good and I froze a box to have on hand as a creamy frozen snack!
Now it’s time for me to grab a quick shower before popping into my gym to drop off some paperwork and heading out to coach Girls On The Run. Have a great afternoon!