We can’t believe it’s already February – where did January go?! Thank goodness, we can relive the month through our Instagram feed. Are you following us? January was full of fashion, fitness, food, and of course cocktails 🙂 And, in case … Continue reading
Hearts, flowers, and Hallmark cards – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Valentine’s Day! The big day is only 16 days away (and it’s a Saturday this year!) – do you have your reservations yet (or does your … Continue reading
The ocean has healing powers, don’t you think? Barrett and I recently escaped for a quick beach vacation earlier this month with his parents and had the BEST time! If you’ve never been to the Caribbean start planning a trip … Continue reading
It’s no secret that Meg and I are OBSESSED with Mexican food. Our Instagram feed is overrun with margarita pictures (#sorryimnotsorry). Many a blog meeting has occurred over margs and queso. And, our best ideas tend to be made under … Continue reading
This year I decided to be incredibly original and make (part of) my resolution to be more healthy and active – the bedrock being hitting the gym five times a week. This is a big departure from 2014 where I wore yoga pants five times a week, but did not actually partake in said yoga.
Getting back in a more strenuous, committed fitness routine is really tough. I started my #RoadToFitness (restart) Journey back in December, motivated by the opportunity to join in complaining about how ANNOYING Jan 1 starters are. I mean, can you BELIEVE how crowded the gym is now? 😉 It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing.
Being committed (for me) means holding the position the WHOLE time…not giving up 10 seconds before I’m supposed to. Picking up the heavier weights and maintaining the proper form, even when cheating would be a lot more comfortable. It also means sweating, having a really red face and looking like a hot ol’ mess, instead of brunch ready, after a sweat sesh. And it’s hard, because at the awesome gym I go to there are a lot of very, very in shape women who began their road to fitness in December (of 1996) and are kicking my ass without breaking a sweat. It’s easy to get wrapped up in comparisons – but I’m taking a new approach:
Get over it. Keep working hard.
If I’m sweating it means I’m pushing myself, maybe they aren’t – or maybe their botox prevents sweat glands from forming on their foreheads (lucky.) If my legs are shaking two minutes into my barre work it means I’ve stuck the position and my form is on pointe (ballet humor.) Who cares if I look like a mess in the gym – It’s not a catwalk and the work will pay off and be visible under my six layers of clothes and blanket scarf. Plus I can eat more cheese dip and drink more beer– which makes looking like a fool worth it every time!
How to you keep from getting gym envy? Or does it motivate you?
Today I’m sharing Part II of our California/Birthday Trip with you! If you missed Part I be sure to check it out here first. After spending two very full days in San Francisco, we were off to wine country for … Continue reading
Atlanta is well-known for Southern-style restaurants a-plenty. On many-a-restaurant menu you will find fried chicken, pimento cheese, grits, and deviled eggs in some form or fashion. Buckhead Atlanta’s latest eatery, The Southern Gentleman, is spicing up our typical Southern cuisine, … Continue reading
The minute I turned 29 last year, I was already planning my 30th birthday. All I wanted to do was get out of town for a few days and travel somewhere new. I wanted a place where wine would be … Continue reading
For Meg’s birthday last month, we (and the husbands) had the wonderful opportunity to dine at the newly-renovated Nikolai’s Roof atop the Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Did you know Nikolai’s has been around for 38 years?! That is an … Continue reading
New Yorkers and former New Yorkers (like me) alike are all-too-familiar with the bodegas that populate the streets of the big city. Ran out of creamer? Need to grab a banana or a bagel? Picking up a 6-pack? Craving a … Continue reading