Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Friend & Fitness Partner

Blogging truly blows my mind- it's such a great way to meet new people from all over. I was reading Kristine's latest post on her blog The Best is Yet to Come and wanted to throw her some encouragement. She was bold enough to post "before" photos to track her progress during her current 30-day fitness challenge... She has guts! I hate to be caught in a swimsuit, and I don't think I'd ever be able to post photos of myself online for all to see [and criticize] - more power to you, Kristine!

Anyway, the day continued and I noticed I had an email stating Kristine commented on one of my past posts, in which I talked making new health and fitness goals. I also explained that I'd post updates about my progress... major fail! I haven't done so at all. Luckily, Kristine's comment said that I should email her if I was interested in holding one another accountable. I jumped to respond and now have a new friend to encourage me along the way! Oh the wonder of the blog world!

Today marks my third Pure Barre class! I am in LOVE with this workout. If you haven't tried it, I totally suggest looking to see if there a studio in your area. I've never felt things burn this intensely before, in places that I didn't know could burn. Ha! Let's just say I'm introducing myself to muscles I never knew I had! In addition, I'm also trying my best to refrain from drinking alcohol and eating sweets. This, of course, is a bit difficult because I'm a sucker for a good glass of wine at the end of the night or a cold beer at happy hour with friends. And if you've read my blog for a while, you know I have the biggest sweet tooth. But, I'm bearing down and saying no to some of my favorite things.

I'm so glad that Kristine is going to help keep me on track. Sometimes it takes someone asking about your progress and daily routine to keep you motivated! So cheers (with water instead of champagne) to a new friend and fresh encouragement! If anyone else wants to join our team we'd be happy to include you! :)

This is exactly what I have to tell myself in Pure Barre during our leg series....


  1. Ha, I love that poster! I will remember that next time I take a PB class- they are so intense!

  2. Hey buddy! Honestly, I would have never put pictures up before, even if they weren't that bad. But I've tried so many times to do challenges on my blog and I would just let them go. But there is something about the pictures that made me want to finish. I guess i figured if people saw a before and I don't put an after...well that sucks. Lol. So it's extra motivation!

    I'm glad we are in this together, I think it will be a fun way to get to our goals! I will get something up on my blog as well introducing our "team". And way to go on your 3rd class and saying no to your faves!

    and btw...I noticed you live in do I! haha, I think we are meant to be! lol

  3. thats a great saying! you should put photos up! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!