Fitness Friday I

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I thought I would introduce a new series to the blog, Fitness Friday! Like most of my post series, I plan to do this once a month. I will share my workouts, a little bit about food, and some activewear picks! If you have been following along for awhile, you know I was not really into fitness until I moved to Charlotte about a year and a half ago. For most of my school years, I was in ballet classes about 6 days a week. After I stopped dancing towards the end of college, I had a bit of a transition time where I wasn't really exercising. I never liked going to the gym, but I didn't really want to get back into dance classes either. So, I decided to try a barre class. And, I loved it! I now go to a group fitness class or do a workout video on my own, at least 4 days a week. I never expected to enjoy working out as much as I do now!
Now on to the post...I will be starting these posts with sharing my workouts over the last month, week by week.

Week of 1/29-2/4
Barre3 video on ClassPass
Barre at Xtend Barre
Air at AIR Aerial Fitness
C1 yoga at CorePower Yoga

Week of 2/5-2/11
Barre at Xtend Barre
FlyBarre 60 at FlyWheel Sports
Air at AIR Aerial Fitness
Barre3 video on ClassPass

Week of 2/12-2/18
Barre at Xtend Barre
Hot yoga at Vibe5
Barre at Xtend Barre
C2 yoga at CorePower Yoga

Week of 2/19-2/25
Pilates Stick at Xtend Barre
The Method at Hilliard Studio Method
FlyBarre 60 at FlyWheel Sports
Barre at Barre3 (my first class in studio instead of online, I really liked it!)

Week of 2/26-yesterday
Hot yoga at Vibe5
Interval at AIR Aerial Fitness
FlyBarre Sport at FlyWheel Sports (first time trying Sport, it was great!)
Barre Body video on ClassPass

So this month, I ended up with 20 workouts. It's not quite the 20 hours every week I used to rack up during my dance days...but I think it's pretty good for working 40 hours a week. If you have any questions about any of the classes I take, feel free to send me an email or message on Insta!

Also: If you're in the Charlotte area, have you heard about SweatNet Charlotte?
It is basically a way to make group fitness classes more accessible and build the fitness community in Charlotte. There are member-only deals to studios, free and discounted member classes at locations around the city, and even discounts to fitness boutiques! If this sounds like something you would like to be apart of, click here to join!

Although I like to exercise, I have never been the healthiest eater. My friends in college used to joke that I exclusively ate foods made of bread and cheese, but they were kinda right! My diet didn't get much better after I graduated. I like to think I eat a little better now, but carbs are still my best friend. I have honestly never been concerned with my weight, but I know I do need to be eating healthier foods. The only healthy diet habits I really follow are mostly drink related: I drink a lot of water, I don't drink any sugary sodas, and I don't put sugar or creamer in my daily coffee.
So, I am also going to use this series of posts to talk about healthier foods I am trying, or recipes I am making. Lent started on February 14th,  and my Lenten promise this year was to cook more real food. I do try to make a lot of my food instead of buying it. At least during the week, I bring my lunch to work. But for dinner, I just usually make something frozen in the oven or microwave. My boyfriend already cooks more than I do, so he has already been helping (thanks, TJ!).  My main goal is to find some healthier foods to bring into my diet, and some easy and healthy dinner recipes to regularly make on week nights. I am hoping that documenting it in these posts will hold me to it!
  1. TJ and I tried this fajita recipe that we really liked. I normally only eat them with chicken or steak and cheese, but I ate some of the peppers this time. Which is progress for me!
  2. One of my go-to smaller meals is scrambled eggs with spinach and feta. I have been making that a lot lately. It has been a good meatless option on Fridays during Lent.
  3. I made this skillet quesadilla recipe with brie cheese and spinach. I was too lazy to add the garlic...but I did add some chicken, and I loved it! I made the recipe with a flour tortilla because I already had them around, but I plan on making them with wheat tortillas next time.
  4. Last night, I planned to try this avocado pasta recipe with a pesto-like sauce made from avocado and olive oil. But, I realized as I already had the pasta boiling, that I was missing a big ingredient for the sauce....so I ended up just using some real pesto I already had in my kitchen. But I do plan on trying it again sometime soon!
This last part doesn't need much explaining. Here, I'll be sharing some of my recent activewear picks!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I LOVE AIR! I haven't been in a couple of months because I'm doing BBG but I really want to get back over there. Two of my friends teach so I always love to support them and get in a good workout. I've been interested in SweatNet - so you like it?

    1. Their instructors are all so great! And yes, I love SweatNet! They have some really good discounts on class packs at some of the studios I have already been going to with ClassPass. And an event calendar with lots of workouts going on around the city!

  2. All of those classes sound so much fun! I struggle with finding classes in my area because I find them extremely cliquey. I've tried a few classes in the past but ended up feeling uncomfortable because of this. Your foods sound incredible though - scrambled eggs with feta and spinach is a favourite of mine.

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