Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Monday!

Yes, I know I have a blog and that updates have been scarce. However, I'm back and ready to update you on my life and what's to come!

First, I've been approved to be a BurnThis ambassador! In a nutshell, BurnThis is Instagram/Pinterest for health nerds like myself. There are also challenges you can partake in to win prizes from different brands. I'm so excited to be able to share all of my healthy living pictures with the BurnThis community!

Second, I'm already up to lesson 5 in my nutrition course and am learning so much. I can't wait to be a nutritionist and help others live a healthy lifestyle. Keri Glassman and I share a lot of the same views on food, supplements and health living so it has really been great. 

Third, training has really been sucking. I'm not sure if it's my body- I haven't been sleeping or eating the best- or the cold. I've completed the miles but there is stopping and huffing and puffing and my splits are nowhere near where they need to be to get that sub-2 I was hoping for. Here's to hoping the next few weeks are better!

Fourth, I have been trying so many new recipes! I will be bringing those back to the blog shortly and will probably share on my nutrition site when it launches. I was also considered starting a YouTube channel to walk you through the yummy recipes I make that can be made after work. What are your thoughts on that?

After a fun-filled weekend home for a friends baby shower, it's time to relax and watch the Oscars!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Training Week 3

Yes, I'm a little behind. It's been a hellish week and it's only Wednesday. I am so ready for February to be over! 

I did get back on my workout game though. Snow and ice have taken over city sidewalks so the runs are scarce but the workouts have been happening. Here's a little recap from last Thursday through today and my plan through Sunday. I know I missed a week but it sucked anyway! Your regularly scheduled program should be back on Monday!

  • Thursday - Acroyoga. I had a really bad cold and was planning on only spotting but I ended up feeling better by the end of the day and am so glad because we did a series of poses I had never done before!
  • Sunday - 6 mile run. I did my run around Astoria and was fighting through ice and a cold. The cold air made breathing easier but my nose was still running like crazy. I skipped brunch so I could lay down and rest for the day. The run overall was OK. Definitely slower than usual but I anticipate once the ice is gone and I'm better, I'll be where I want to be. 
[My breakfast game was on point]
  • Monday -  Yoga at Exhale. I felt really strong and the stretch felt AMAZING!
  • Tuesday - Spin at Peloton. The consensus from yesterday was that if you worked at a PR firm you essentially wanted to kill yourself by the end of the day. I was no exception and to get rid of the day I spun my heart out and burned 500 calories. That's important because the bike tracker usually only says 400 ish. That's how you know it was a bad day.
Up for the rest of the week:
  • Thursday - Acro
  • Saturday - 7 mile run (+ coffee with some bloggers)
  • Sunday - Class at Body Space Fitness

What's on your schedule this week?


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Training Week 2 (and half of 3)

Major bust. 

I really had high hopes for last week and this week then my good friend insomnia decided to move in, Juno took a detour through Queens and I finally caught that cold that's been going around my office. 

The plan was:

  • Tuesday- B/X at Brick (bootcamp at a Crossfit gym)
  • Wednesday- Morning run
  • Thursday- Acroyoga
  • Saturday- 5 mile run
  • Monday - Mile High Run Club class
  • Tuesday - Yoga at Exhale
  • Wednesday - Morning run
What actually hapenned:

Tuesday - I did go to Brick! It was a hard class and I think I over worked my hamstrings during a ball toss. I had asked for a lighter one (I had a 30 lb. ball to throw over my shoulder) and he brought be an embarassingly large 12 lb. ball. I stuck with the 30 pounder which was probably a mistake for my legs. It was a great class overall. A big focus was played on arms and abs- my 2 weak spots. 

Wednesday - I skipped this run because I haven't been sleeping. I've really been looking forward to getting up and running in the mornings again but my health comes first and if I've got no energy, running is out of the question. 

Thursday - I went to Acroyoga and as usual, had fun. It was a challenging class but I learned some new things and got to work on some old poses I always have trouble with. 

Saturday - 5.5 mile run + SHITT class at Reebok. Run was pretty good and I only almost ate shit once or twice from the ice. I ended up running an extra half a mile because I miscalculated how much further up I needed to go after the Queenboro bridge and the distance to 5th ave from 1st. Overall it was a nice run, not very strong but that's something that I will be working on. The Reebok class was fun and I would have loved to do more and not keep going in childs pose but my body was begging me for it!

Monday - I really like Mile High Run Club right now. It's cold out and the only time I can do speed/hill work is when it's dark and I don't want to do that alone. With that being said, Monday's class was good, but not great. The instructor was a sub and she wasn't as motivating as the first girl I had taken it with. And she kept telling us the workout ahead of time. No offence, but I still hate the treadmill even thought I come here. Surprise me! Don't bum me out telling me 10 min before we do it that we have a 3 min climb at 5% at speed 7. 

Tuesday - SNOW DAY! I was supposed to be at Exhale yoga in the morning but we worked from home due to the snow. AKA I slept until about 8:45. 

Wednesday - And today I woke up a little sick and skipped any wortkout I could have done.

As you can see, training is not going well. Here is what I hope to do for the rest of this week and next:
  • Thursday - Acroyoga
  • Saturday - 6 mile run (+ brunch with some runners!)
  • Monday -  Morning class (maybe spin)
  • Tuesday - Hopefully Exhale yoga
  • Wednesday - Planning on Mile High Run Club
  • Thursday - Acro
  • Saturday - 7 mile run (+ coffee with some bloggers)
How's your training going?


Monday, January 26, 2015

Wonderful Things Happening

2014 was a great a year full of changes- a wonderful new new at a firm focused on health and wellness, a new apartment with a great roommate (after a not-so-great living sitch for 9 months) and the decision to do something in November 2016 that I've sworn up and down I would never do (can you guess what?). 

2015 is going to be a year of taking chances! I absolutely adore PR and my job so nothing changing there. However, in addition to that, this website and my new one (Nourish You Magazine coming soon!), I'm starting Keri Glassman's Nutrition School next week! I'm going to become a health coach. 

It is going to be the most wonderful early morning/evening/weekend addition to my life. Publicist by day (and all hours of course) and health coach by night. My dream.

However, being young and in NYC is no easy feat. I set up a Go Fund Me page on Friday because I do need some financial assistance. At first they we'rent offering a payment plan and $1000 was due up front by today. Fortunately, many people felt they couldn't do that and a payment plan was created, allowing me to register. 

While the payment plan is amazing, the financial burden is still going to be there for the next 4 months. I have to move again in September (helloooo broker's fee), I still have student loans, rent, MTA fare and more to pay each month on top of this. 

I'm asking all of you- if you can, please help. Anyone who donates, regardless of the amount, will receive a free month of coaching once I graduate. 

Please visit my site here:

Thanks in advance for your consideration. Can't wait to share my new journey with you!