Perfectly Imperfect: Finding YOUR Balance Challenge Group

I am human. I am not perfect. I don’t eat salads 24/7/365. I don’t workout all day, everyday. I don’t judge you for your food choices. I will help you find YOUR balance in life. I will help YOU figure out what works for YOU. I will help you find your PERFECT BALACE to reach your goals. This challenge group isn’t about me, it’s about YOU and letting me help you.
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Since college, I had always struggled with my weight. It was one diet and crazy fad after another. And believe me, I tried them ALL! I was the chronic “Monday Dieter”, i.e – I was constantly telling myself I’ll start Monday. Maybe I would eat well and workout during the week but the second the weekend hit, I went crazy, think children’s birthday party. I was always telling myself it was okay because my diet would start Monday.

Well, wouldn’t you know, that perfect Monday never came and for years my weight was a rollercoaster of highs and lows. I never could get it right . . until NOW!

Over the last year, I have spent time figuring out what works. Being able to live my life but in a healthier way.

**I have learned how to travel and vacation without gaining weight ** I have learned how to eat out and not lose sight of my goals ** I have learned how to have balance ** I have learned that I don’t need to spend hours at the gym to get in shape

YOU CAN STILL LIVE YOUR LIFE AND GET FIT!

Let me teach you –
• Meal planning made easy
• Simple, easy portion controlled nutrition
• No counting calories, no counting points
• Healthy swaps
• 30 min / day workouts
• Workouts you can do from ANYWHERE with wifi
• How to eat out and travel without ruining any progress you have made
• CRUSH YOUR GOALS!

Would you believe that in ONLY 4 weeks you could make serious changes?!

My goal is to teach you how to make a lifestyle change, not a crash diet!! I want to give you tools that will last a lifetime!!

>>WARNING<<
Side effect: you may get into the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE and feel AMAZING!!

30 days with me requires you to have 100% commitment & willingness to step out of your comfort zone and get down to business!

This group requires that I AM YOUR COACH & that you commit to a fitness program that we will decide on together, replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology and actively participate in the group online.

Are you ready to do this?!?!

Are you in??? Respond that you are going to the event, invite some friends & make sure to fill out the application below!!!

Complete the application below: http://bit.ly/29yhrRQ

I will be in contact with you in the next 24 hours with details.

NOTE: You cannot already be a coach or working with another coach!

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Tall, Short, Buff or Not – It’s All Spandex

When I made fitness my full-time job over 3 years ago, I decided it was time to branch out from my usual suspects in the yoga pant department and try some new names.  As women, we are all shapes and sizes and what works well for one person may not work well for others.  And to be honest, I was actually starting to hate the way my new (enter brand name here) pants I had purchased were fitting me – they just weren’t comfortable.  And to me, if your yoga pants aren’t comfortable then it’s time to kick them to the curb and find a new pair.

So, here are my most beloved “yoga pants” you just have to try!

K-Deer

When I first heard about K-Deer and the message behind them, I just knew I had to go out and try a pair.  My love for these leggings is two-fold.  First, they have these signature stripes which are all named after strong women with a portion of the profits from the sale of them going back to non-profit organizations.  That in and of itself gets a major thumbs up from me.  Second, the leggings make me feel AMAZING!  They are high-waisted and super flattering.  The prints are one of a kind and pretty spectacular.  I always go a size up from my usual size as they tend to hug your body in all the right places.

 

Crane & Lion

These are my new, “go-to” leggings.  They are classic but with a little bit of flair.  They don’t cut in to give you an awkward silhouette or give you the dreaded muffin top.  They are super comfy yet stay put no matter what activity you’re doing.  Plus, the material is like no other yoga pant you will try on. (Side note, their wrap sweater is super stylish yet practical for breastfeeding no matter where you are.)

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Booty by Brabants

Before these bad boys, I had no idea a legging that was one size fits all would truly be comfortable and flattering!  What I love most about these leggings is that they have a nice high waist, the material is fun and crinkly and even better than that is they make you feel sassy and sexy!  Plain leggings, these are not!

 

I would love to hear what your favorites are!

Have Baby, Will Fly – Sweating It Out FlyMomma Style

 

I think it’s safe to say that I am more than a lover of SpinningÒ / indoor cycling classes.  But since having my little man and sadly closing my business, I was left to take classes after he went to bed at night or on the weekends, when my husband was home.  So, when I found out that I could take classes at Flywheel and bring my little man with me I was pretty excited!

Since becoming a mom, I have found it more and more important to take time out for yourself.  Whether it be to workout, get your hair or nails done or simply go for a walk and get some fresh air.  I know that taking time for myself helps me to be a better wife, mother, friend, sister.  It allows you to remember that above all you are a women and not simply a label.

Indoor cycling classes for me have always allowed me to get out of my own head, forget whatever has happened so far in the day and focus on become stronger.  I like to equate the way I feel cycling to that of a “runners high”, although I have never really been a runner.

Being a first-time mom and only really having had my mom or sister watch my little man before (and only a couple times at that), I was a little hesitant at first to let anyone else look after him.  So, I took to the internet and did some research on Sensible Sitters, the company that Flywheel has partnered with, and decided to sign myself up.

The way it works is that come Sunday, when signups for the week at Flywheel open up, you sign up for your classes – Flywheel classes on Tuesday / Thursday at 9:30am or 10:30am or Flybarre classes on Tuesday / Thursday at 10:30am.  Once your spot in class is confirmed, you then complete the Sensible Sitters form – found here.

Now, there are only spots for 6 babies per class time so ensure you receive a confirmation email from their Boston Manager, Amanda Ciolino, before bringing your baby with you to class. They do ask that your infant be non-mobile as the little ones are looked after in their strollers in the area just outside of the Flywheel entrance.  Be sure to pack anything he / she may need while you are sweating in the saddle – diapers, bottles, favorite toys, or a mini “boom box” as my little man loves him some Mumford and Sons when he’s on the go.

I always leave class feeling recharged and finding my Brodeman giggling.  I have to say, it’s been a win-win for us.

FitMommy Classes

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Selfishly I feel as though I have not been taking full advantage of the infant non-mobile stage of my son.  Once he starts moving and shaking there are much fewer opportunities for me to workout during the day.  So I thought I would throw this post out there for other new moms who may be looking to get some mommy time in during “normal” hours.  Without these studios and their classes, it’s at-home workouts you sneak in while the wee one is napping or trying to fit in classes after my husband gets home at night.  I don’t know about you, but heading out to sweat after 7pm is not so appealing to me.  I would much rather use that time to connect and have some time with my hubby and family.

Here is a high-level rundown:

STUDIO CLASS TYPE COST CP DAY / TIME CHILDCARE CHILDCARE COST
             
FLYWHEEL Indoor Cycling $30 Yes Tues / Thurs

9:30am

Sensible Sitters Free
FLYWHEEL Barre $28 Yes Tues / Thurs

10:30am

Sensible Sitters Free
XTend Barre $30 No Mon / Wed

11:00am

Babies on Board Class – your wee one gets to join in the class with you n/a
Vega Vitality Yoga $20 Yes Wed

11:00am

Mom & Baby Yoga n/a
Btone (North End) Megaformer $30 Yes Wed / Fri

9:30am

Btone $5
Asana Charlestown Barre Fusion $18 No Thurs

10:30am

Mom & Baby Barre Fusion n/a

If there are others out there I would love to hear about them!