I’m turning over a new leaf and becoming a member of the #DawnPatrol as Rachele pointed out. Why did she say this? On Monday I took a class at 7:15 am and then at 6:30 am on Wednesday at Recycle Studio with her. With the book coming down to the wire, I’m trying to get in my workouts before I normally would even wake up. It’s an amazing feeling. Today, I hit up a quick 30 minute bootycall run around the Charles River before my flight to Dallas. I took a picture of my new Sweaty Bands headband afterwards. I got it at City Sports and all proceeds go to the One Fund.
I took an Uber Black car to the airport because I was running late. I haven’t looked at the receipt yet because I know it was stupid expensive. Uber is reliable thought and they are so quick to pick you up and then you don’t have to worry about paying when you arrive at your destination or tipping since it’s included.I got to my gate as they were calling my group which means I didn’t have time to grab anything to eat on the place. I did bring a Luna Fiber Bar and bag of almonds from home. After sitting on the plane for over an hour, we finally took off. I was not impressed by the communication by American Airlines. The 5-10 minute delay was hour.
The flight of course had no WiFi or good food options so I just ate my bar and almonds for “lunch.” I worked on my book a little in flight but always fall asleep when I fly. I can’t keep my eyes open! I was not productive. When we landed, I was excited to see the rest of the Oakley Women Ambassadors. The girls are fabulous and all have their own unique star talents. I met them in Utah and was excited to reunite! At the hotel, we all were pretty hungry and grabbed a snack before dinner. We all got salads because they sounded the best. Gorgonzola, olives, avocado, sprouts and endive? Yes, please! We are going to dinner shortly so I didn’t want to spoil my Texas appetite!
If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m in Dallas for the Oakley Progression Sessions, part of the Shape Magazine Diva Dash race on Saturday. We are looking for the Next Oakley Women’s Ambassador. I’ll be managing the social media tent while Carrie and Cari teach a bootcamp, Marni gives a nutrition lecture and Lacey teaches Yoga.
I am headed back to Boston tomorrow for Memorial Day weekend before heading to the cape. What are your plans for this weekend?
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Featured in the video include my new favorite running shoes by New Balance, new favorite running shorts by Oakley Women, Mascara by Benefit, coconut oil spray, Lara ALT bar and a Necklace from Bauble Bar (that that I’m giving away and is seen below on me). Dress is by Lilly Pulitzer but I bought it off Ruelala for less than half the suggested retail value.
I saw that a bunch of bloggers were sent ALT bars in the mail. I did not receive any from Lara bar and bought this when I saw it at the store. This is what I do. I don’t wait for a PR team to send me stuff that I know I will like. I didn’t know there were other flavors when we shot the video because I’m lazy and when I didn’t see them at the store, assumed they didn’t exist. The website says there are. Good to know.
What new products did you fall in love with this past month?
This is not a sponsored post but I was sent the necklace by Grace, who has her own fabulous fashion DIY blog Stripes & Sequins and works at Bauble Bar. Grace and I grew up going to the same beach club in the summer in Cape Cod. Small world!
I can’t believe it’s only been a full month since the Marathon Bombings. It seems like forever ago. The memorial still stands and is still growing. The sights where the bombs went off still have a policeman each on detail. Forum, the restaurant behind one of the bombs is still closed for renovation. Things are starting to feel normal-ish.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you know the reason for my absence on the blog this week is because I have been shooting the pictures for my book that is coming out… in December. I wanted to have glowing skin for the week so I tried the new Spring Cleanse from The Ripe Stuff before hand. I am obsessed with the cashew milk, the 6th one. The rest were delicious as well. I did have a mini handful of almonds around 4 pm but was good other than that.
Monday morning before the first day of shooting, I went for my Tone It Up booty call which was a 30 minute 10-20-30 interval run. Working out before being on camera is a little trick I always try to do as it helps alleviate puffy eyes if I shoot in the morning and reduces water retention in my face.
We have been shooting all of Massachusetts. I was so excited I forgot to take many pictures but managed to remember a few times. I also remembered to do some stupid faces.
This afternoon, I was inspired to go for a long run after the shoot in honor of the 1-month passing of the bombing. I didn’t feel right smiling for the selfie so this “not impressed” olympic gymnast McKayla impression is what came out…
Tomorrow is the last day of shooting and then it’s time to concentrate on finishing up the text for the book. I’ve been cooking up a storm, testing recipes (one of the reasons I had so much energy for the long run, energy balls do give you energy) and working on the rest of the chapters, I’ve had zero time for the blog. I can’t believe how fast time has flown since I signed the deal. It seemed like just yesterday I had a month to finish, yet the bombings seem like they happened forever ago. Why is it that a 1 month deadline creeps up on us but tragedy 1 month ago feels like 6?
Lately, I feel really stressed out and haven’t been able to get a good night’s sleep in weeks. The book has forced me to put many things on hold and I’m not sure if how I’m dealing with it is the right thing to do. I’m having bad dreams and then wake up wondering what they mean. Do you believe our dreams tell us things we should listen to? What about your gut vs your heart? I’m a heart kinda girl but my gut I think is causing the anxiety. Why pay for a shrink when I have blog readers, you guys have the best advice and that is why I’m asking!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who read my blog. While I do not know what its like first hand, as an auntie I know the demand, love, selflessness, lack of sleep, and patience that moms give to their children. My sister gave birth last week to her first child (and my first niece!) [...]
As you know, I’m a big fan of juicing. I like to dedicate one day a month to just drinking juice and as a result, I’ve been contacted by many companies to test out their own brand. Full disclose, I did not pay for this juice cleanse but this is my honest review. Skinny Limits [...]
So I’ve begun the photoshoot prep for my book next week! Last Thursday, my friend Cate asked me and Rebecca to grab coffee after a spin class. She suggested the 6:30 am on Wednesday to which Rebecca agreed. I am not an early riser but knew I’d be able to do it with the added motivation [...]
Today, I have a rowing machine workout video for you guys! I’ve taken 5 CrossFit classes and not once has a coach ever told me how to actually row. Turns out, I’ve been doing it wrong all along! The girls next to me always beat me but I had no idea if I was doing [...]
Last week, I took a trip down to NYC for my network, Deca aka Kin Community’s UpFront. I was asked to speak on a panel that included other YouTubers to potential advertisers. I got down on Thursday night and stayed with Theodora. I let myself in and was greeted by a doggie belly that [...]
Last weekend, the Ultimate Spring Workout event I attended with PopChips raised over $2,000 combined for the One Fund Boston. The event was free for anyone in Boston to attend but in light of the recent attacks, we decided to put together a bunch of raffle prizes from all the vendors as I previously mentioned. [...]
I’ve been keeping a few secrets from you guys for the past few months. I am terrible at keeping them so it has been very difficult. Instead of having an “Oh my gosh, big announcement tomorrow” hint three different times, I’m skipping the stupid teasers and just going to come out and blurt them out [...]