Working out with a Buddy!

Working out with a Buddy, Yes Please!

Do you like working out alone, in a group or with a buddy/ significant other? I grew up playing individual sports so was used to “doing my own thing” when it came to the gym ( aka I didn’t do anything but cardio there) and running ( I ran in a straight line for a long time). But in the past few years I have been working out in a group setting ( Beantown Bootcamp ) and running my runs and especially long runs with awesome running buddies, and it’s amazing the results! This morning I went with my friend onto the track and we did a track work out. I can 110% guarantee neither of us would have pushed it anywhere near as hard if we were not together. I get my speed work form this book and love their plans because they give me target times.

Track Tuesday

Track Tuesday

I was reading this blog post today and was super excitied to find this fitness studio ( It’s in Brooklyn NY, I live in Boston, so if you live in NY go for me please! How cool are these guys, twins, and fitness guru’s that do partner style workouts. Now if i can just convince my sister to do this with me!

Workout created by twinsย Ace and Marc

High-Five Sit-ups

High-Five Sit-ups

Around the World

Around the World

Assisted Pistol Squats

Assisted Pistol Squats

Spider Walk With Buddy Clap

Spider Walk With Buddy Clap

Partner Planks/Push-ups

Partner Planks/Push-ups

What do you guys think of these buddy drills? Will you be trying them? I 110% will be trying them. I will also make my family and friends try them, they love when I have them do fun things like this, ha.

Also I might need to start back up with some 2-a-day’s because I have the best dad in the world. My parents had a wedding in Italy this weekend and since I am the fantastic daughter that I am ( ha they may beg to differ but roll with it) my dad brought me home this block of Asiago cheese. Yup you guess it the wedding was in Asiago, so basically you can’t get any better then this. True love right there, thanks dad.

Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

The time my life was changed by spinkles

Thank you again Monique for having me over yesterday on your blog! If you missed the post check it out here.

My weekend was spent in a classroom. I am talking 8 hour full day’s classroom lecture style. Studying has never been my strong suit, but this is of course a topic I love, so I knew it would be much more enjoyable! But by Sunday my brain was FRIED! I learned a ton of great information, and we did a few hands on assessments which I think helped. We also got to make a few workout plans, which I think was great if someone had never made one before. Anyone who goes back to school as an adult I give you credit, your awesome!

My weekend was spent doing this...

My weekend was spent doing this…

I am not a math person at all but did find when its fitness related I can do it. Ha I guess I can do it all along, but you know it’s more interesting when you actually like the stuff you are learning. Some formulas:
BMI ( Body Mass Index) weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
Example Time:
115 lbs 5’4

115/ 642 x703
= 19.7% Body Fat

Resting Heart Rate
Take it before your feet hit the ground in the morning, average it over 3 day’s. How many beats per min?

Max Heart Rate
220-age
Example: 220-29 = 191

Target Heart Rate
(Max HR – Resting HR) X % Intensity + Resting HR
Example: 25 year old, RHR= 65, Inensity is 60-70%
1. Calculate MHR ( 220-25 = 195)
2. (195-65) X.6 + 65 = 143 Beats Per Min
3. (195-65) X.7 + 65 = 156 Beats Per Min
Heart Rate should be between 143-156 BPM

Heart Rate Reserve
HRR= HR Max- Resting HR
Use example above for MHR ( 191)
HRR = 191 – Resting HR

Rewarding myself!

Rewarding myself!

Please take note of the soft serve, this place layered the sprinkles in while swirling the soft serve. So yes ever bite had sprinkles in it. It was life altering and amazing! Seriously life altering! There is a fine balance between too much topping and not enough, this was perfection.

Also here is a super simple fun Corepower recipe for you! It’s really easy, filling, and a “treat”! Yes I made this in the morning, no shame in eating healthy ice cream for breakfast ha. No shame at all!
The “healthy” banana split shake!
Ice
Banana Corepower
Frozen Strawberries
Chocolate Sauce

Summer Sundae

Summer Sundae

Also everyone and their mom’s rave about this coffee place so I knew I had to try it. It was good, but not my Muffin Shop style good. It sort of reminded me of like Honey Dew flavors, yes they had a million flavors but some of them really sounded awful ha. Not saying I didn’t go here at least 3 times this weekend, but not sure about some of the flavors. Are you a Marylou’s Fan? The store was adorable so they get extra points for the all pink!

Marylou's

Marylou’s

And like any good person when Cape traffic gets crazy you just stop and go shopping. Right? Just me? I went to the Derby St shops and loved the lay out of the stores. It was like an outlet mall and you could enjoy being outside and not in a mall, but they had the great mall like stores. Do you like outlet stores, malls, or single stores best? I mean I am not going to lie I like shopping anywhere especially TARGET that’s my happy place ha.

Derby St

Derby St

Happy Tuesday! Make it a great week!