Travel, Tempo, and Fun

Hello Wednesday….
I am traveling this week, and one of the perks is I got to see Miss J while enroute…Isn’t that just the best when travel plans, and friends can be mixed and you get to see someone while traveling. I LOVE it, and J is/ was the best host. We both had some work to get done once I arrived, so we worked, and then enjoyed a fantastic lunch here.
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It was so so yummy! I went with the enchilada’s a cheese one and a chicken one- we started of course with chip, and they had 3 different dips for them, we also got my favorite- queso and guac!!! So good! After lunch we took this lovey for a walk, I loved how we are downtown but it still has lots of green areas and parks.
June 17 1After our walk we headed to a gym my friend loves to try a Curved Treadmill class. If you have never run on a Curve treadmill- there is no motor so to speed up you run further forward on the belt, to slow down you run further back, it takes a little getting used to, but it really helps you focus on balance, form, and speed you yourself can generate, I love it. The class ran in 4 cycles, tread’s, floor, tread’s, floor ( or vice versa) and each cycle was 9 min’s, with 2 mins break. It flew by and I love the teachers style, he focused on a lot of independent leg – which as a runner I LOVE!!! If your ever in Dallas, check out this class. I loved it! This photo makes the teacher look like it’s an 80s workout video- I swear he was not ha, and his music was super good and made you want to sweat.
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Then it was off to another meal- I seriously could get used to eating all this yummy food. Everything I have had was amazing! Our next stop was dinner here. It was Epic. We got a flat bread, a tempura broccoli, asparagus, and the worlds best Mac and Cheese.
June 17 2They “theme” of the menu was small plates but we 110% did not leave hungry it was so good. The flat bread was fig and goat chesse and just amazing! I need to make it at home ASAP! Of course the company was the best part of the day/ night.
June 17 3  Tonight I am over the moon excited to try this place. It is a little road side “shack” that serves an amazing menu of taco’s. Look how adorable this place looks!
Velvet TacoAnyone been to Dallas before?
When you travel do you try and visit friends?
Do you go to the gym, explore outside, or take classes to stay healthy when you travel?
Favorite kind of taco?

Back to reality!

Holy snow, and more snow, and more snow! It was a real “welcome back to reality” to shovel and shovel and more shoveling after being on the beach all weekend!

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At least the city does look beautiful!
We were in Florida this past weekend for a dear friends Bachelorette and oh boy oh boy was it fun! Luckily the W hotel we stayed at offered some really amazing complimentary beach glasses, so we got to be a little “healthy” while having fun in the sun!

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I took yoga one day, went on a long run one day and did beach bootcamp anger morning. Bootcamp on the beach was so hard, you really needed to work on your balance, and running in the sand is not joke! We spend most of the days with a cocktail in hand by the pool. Life is good!

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The group of girls was such fun, the sun came out, and the cocktails were beyond yummy! Maybe too yummy as I felt like I had a 2 day hangover come Monday, but we only live once, and need to enjoy every once in awhile right. Monday was spend at the gym getting back on track, green smoothie drinking, and shoveling!

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Reality and routine are nice but I am over shoveling! If your stuck inside today here are a few fun plank moves you can do to get a full body workout!
1. Plank hold
2. Plank mountian climbers
3. Plank pulses
4. Plank grasshoppers
5. Side plank hold right side
6. Plank supermans
7. Side plank hold left side
8. Plank with shoulder taps ( hold plank tap opposite hand to opposite shoulder).
9. Plank alternating leg lifts
10. Plank hold.
Do each for 25 seconds take as much needed rest between, repeat the cycle as many times as you want.
Bonus finish with 10 push ups…but! Lower down on the push up to the count of 3 and push up to the count of 4! It’s a killer! I love refueling wit CorePower, and in all this snow I always have a cold one on hand!

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I know I post on my recovery and the importance of it but so is diet and protein! I am not a huge eggs fan but I am trying in 2015! I have made a compromise with egg whites, and using a thick veggie like broccoli! Perfect little recovery start to my Tuesday, new magazine, healthy breakfast and a coffee…always need my coffee! Today was a work from home day as the MBTA is closed, but I was out shoveling at 5 in the gym by 5:30 and teaching at 6:30….busy day and I need to fuel it right!

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How was your weekend?
Are you over shoveling?
Do you do ab work?
Any future fun trips planned?
How are you eating healthier in 2015?