Happy Wednesday! Some exciting things to share today.
First off, a new look and feel. For me, this has been a long time coming. As time goes on, people change and naturally, so do blogs. For me, this blog is a labor of love, hard work and dedication. So, for a few years – the format of the site was pretty stagnant. Looking to switch things up, I worked with the amazing women (Chelcie and Anastasia) of Featherstone and Company to totally redesign my blog and give it a major facelift.
Seriously, these women are AMAZING. No joke. I've counted on them for not only the design, but for help on tech questions, formatting, and everything in between. I'm so excited that I had the opportunity to work with this company and want to know something that makes this even sweeter? They are from Ohio. Now if that's not destiny, I don't know what is. :)
And if we're on a roll talking about change, well...I'm sharing something super near and dear to my heart as of late – health. I've been working at my current job for around a year and for the first time in my career, I didn't have to worry about bringing breakfast, lunch OR dinner. First off, this is amazing and I'm so insanely grateful to be treated so well by my employer. Second, this led to a lot of temptation. I've always loved eating (obviously) so getting seconds for lunch or grabbing a cup too many peanut butter pretzels felt natural. The thing was – I wasn't that hungry. I ate because it was in front of me.
So, after a year...I felt a little sluggish. A little heavier. And well, not so great. I've been a member at a lot of gyms, but nothing really stuck. So, eventually I tried ClassPass and my world changed. I took classes (a lot of classes) and figured out what I loved, what I didn't, and what was out of my comfort zone.
Introducing uforia. I always loved cycling, but I found my groove (quite literally) at uforia's Revolutions, a 45-minute spin class that combines badass music and amazing bikes. I go around twice a week and can't get enough!
If cycling isn't your bag, don't fret – uforia features two additional classes that offer a little something for everyone.
GRIT is high-intensity cardio that features weights, reps (a lot of 'em!) and stepping. It's great for the person who wants to move, work every part of your body and build long and lean muscles.
The next is hip-hop and to be honest, this one was WAY out of my comfort zone. I don't have a lot of rhythm, but if you're willing to step out of your normal routine, this one is AWESOME. Made for every level, you get as full body workout all in an hour.
And you know what? I was a little hesitant to take these photos, but this is real guys. I actually worked out and took photos after. I may not look like the prettiest girl in the world, but I felt like a badass in the moment – blame the endorphins. Also, who looks amazing after working out? If you know the secret, let me know.
So, have I piqued your interest in taking a class yet? Enter the promo code TOT for a free class (up to $25 value!) at uforia. AMAZING!
Photography via Tory Putnam