Ever since we moved to Charlotte, I am feeling rather unmotivated when it comes to putting myself through one of my own workouts. There are just too many classes I want to try and while I’m sure the “newness” of all of this will wear off eventually, for now I’m going to ride my group exercise high!
Today’s workout took me to a new Pure Barre class located within five minutes of our apartment. (We are currently living north of the city.)
I’ve taken Pure Barre with my sister in Jacksonville before and was always so bummed that there weren’t any barre classes near our previous home in Ocala. Now I have access to a bunch (yay!) and headed out for an early morning class after breakfast.
I’m not sure what was different about this class, but it was way harder than the class I took back in Jacksonville. And I mean that in a good way. It BURNED into the core of my being. My butt and core were on FIRE and it challenged my body in a whole new way.
So naturally I bought the “new member special” package for one month of unlimited classes. Pure Barre, I will be back!
(And yes, I have a billion keys right now thanks to temporary housing.)
Breakfast + Coffee
Backing up a bit to breakfast… Before I left for Pure Barre, I ate an egg sandwich with cheese and a side of strawberries.
After Pure Barre, I used Yelp to direct me to Madalyn’s, a local coffee shop.
I ordered an almond milk cappuccino (loving all the local coffee shops with almond milk here) and ended up chatting with the owner and a couple who owns a local boxing gym for over an hour (hence my delay in posting this morning).
They were super friendly and are members of a nearby church that caught our eye last week. I made plans for us to go to a Sunday morning service with them which should be great!
As a random side note, I cannot get over how friendly people have been in Charlotte so far. I know a bunch of you said that the people here are awesome and after several 45-plus minute conversations with strangers this week, I see exactly what you mean. So amazing.
Question of the Morning
- Do you think the people where you live are particularly friendly?
- Is there a place you’ve visited in the past where you noticed that the people were extremely friendly?