I did it!
I survived 13.1 miles– something I could have never imagined doing just a few years ago.
It wasn’t pretty or easy (thinking of you, side cramp at mile 12), but I pulled through and couldn’t be more proud of myself! Now that it’s all over and I’ve had a few days to recover, I’ve come away with four key lessons.
I love the idea of acupuncture.
As someone that carries a lot of tension in my shoulders and upper back, the idea of being able to release that tension while also experiencing other physical and emotional benefits sounds incredible in theory.
But there’s a big problem… I don’t like needles.
That’s why I’ve been intrigued by the idea of acupressure mats for some time as the mats feature plastic massage nodes instead of needles. So, a few weeks ago, I finally made the plunge and bought one.
After last year’s complete disappointment of a summer (#thanks2020), I’m looking forward to this summer and the potential for travel!
So, when Cassey Ho of Blogilates launched a Hot Girl Summer Sculpt workout plan, I immediately signed up! (I’m completely obsessed with FREE workout content on YouTube… so it didn’t take much convincing.)
In this post, I’ll share my experience with the program and whether it’s worth the 14-day commitment.
If you follow anyone in the fitness world on Instagram, odds are you’ve seen Bala Bangles. The weights, which can be used on either your wrists or ankles, are cute, colorful, and super photographable.
But at $49 for the 1 lb set, Bala Bangles are on the pricier side of ankle and wrist weights. So.. that leads to the question..
Are Bala Bangles worth it?
While gyms have largely reopened, I’ll be sticking with my at-home workouts for now– with the help of YouTube. I’ve really focused in on cardio in the past, but lately I’ve made it a personal goal of mine to get into a routine of working out my arms.
With gyms and amenity centers still closed amid everything happening in the world, my Youtube fitness obsession has really kicked up a notch. So, when I came across a Chloe Ting ab workout video titled ‘Get Abs in 2 WEEKS’ that had some 90 million views, I knew I had to give it a shot.
In the span of a 10-minute video, I went from being able to hold my breath for only 20 seconds to being able to hold it a full minute. It’s why I’m now completely obsessed with the idea of breathwork meditation.
I hit a big personal milestone this past weekend. To me, it’s so surreal. I was never a runner and still struggle to identify myself as a ‘runner.’ But a little over five years ago, I made a New Year’s Resolution to start running and it actually worked.
I like to work out at home. I don’t like paying for a gym membership. This is where YouTube really saves the day. With many people making fitness-related New Year’s resolutions (myself included), I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite at home, no-equipment workout videos.