The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #6

Good morning and hello to a new month!  So here we are again, the first Saturday of the month and we are meeting for coffee.  I am so happy to be joining my co-hosts Deborah and Coco and I am so looking forward to catching up.  Let’s go with this first … I have taken a very much too long break from blogging as I have been taking time just living each day being “un-plugged” from the keyboard.  I have had many ideas in my mind about what I have wanted to write about and share with all you, however I just needed to get myself into the right frame of mind.  Blogging is not easy {I am no professional} when I do write, I want to be as authentic as possible and hopefully have you connect with me and really feel what I am sharing.  Okay, lets chat and…  Read More…

Putting Me Back Together Again

I knew I had to get back to my routine, I new it would be difficult, but the only way to get through the days ahead, was to get back on track.  I was doing so well attending my Pure Barre classes, I was feeling amazing and my body had kicked into fit mode.  Then one day {weeks ago} everything changed and honestly, I was terrified.  I was actually nervous to walk back into the place that I visited just about every day of the week.  The quaint studio down the street from my own home {where I pretty much knew everyone} suddenly became one of the scariest places for me.  The last time I had entered through the doors, I had broken down and found myself sobbing over the fact that we had just said goodbye to our son as he shipped of to the Army Rangers program.  I…  Read More…

It’s A Pure Barre Giveaway

If you have ever taken time to read me or follow along, you know I am a huge fan of Pure Barre. Since the studio opened here in our small town of Sonoma, I have been attending and loving it.  Pure Barre has been a great addition to my running routine, my body is core strong, my legs feel great and the “tush” … well let’s just say I am 48 and think I look pretty darn great!  Pure Barre can be intimidating.  I can tell you that it takes time to get the feel for it.  The moves must be exact and kept very small.  I always tell anyone who asks, they need to give it more than a week to figure it out. It’s a #PureBarre #giveaway on the blog @fitnessmom1 Click To Tweet That little red ball, the barre and those double tubes are something else.  Add…  Read More…

Pure Barre and Running

By now most of us {I assume} has heard of Pure Barre.  The workout using the ballet bar, that cute little red ball, that looks similar to the red bounce ball we played with on the school yard {only smaller} and the stretching bands.  Yep, that’s the one.  Well I am a HUGE fan of Pure Barre and I have been incorporating the workout with my running for over a year now.  Wow, what a difference. Benefits of Pure Barre for running … {my version} Stamina Stronger core Arm strength while using when running Killer calf muscles Ankles {finally} Lean legs Toned Strong hamstrings, glutes and quads Toned inner thighs Great buttocks {that Pure Barre ledge} Running is not a new thing for me, I have actually been running for years.   I was running in my 20’s often and then again in my 30’s.  It wasn’t until the last almost…  Read More…

#whatslovely WORKING OUT

It’s day three of #whatslovely is upon us and this brings us to WORKING OUT.  It is suppose to be about stepping out of our comfort zones and trying something different.  I however will be totally honest with you … I am just back to my Pure Barre classes after being sick for about four weeks and I have no desire to try something new or different.  I am just happy to be back at class.  So with that said … I enjoy staying fit with Pure Barre classes. I love to run and enjoy training for half marathons. I am not obsessed with being “skinny” {I can’t stand that word}. I know that being active at my age and years to come will help me keep up with my kids. I know that exercise {along with good eating and lot’s of water} is great for our complexion. I know…  Read More…

Fit Approach and #Noexcuses 2015 Challenge

I am so super excited to be joining my Fit Approach family and SPA {Sweat Pink Ambassadors} this month for the #noexcuses #sweatpink 2015 challenge.  This is super easy, and very motivating.  No rules, no difficult guidelines to follow.  Just challenge yourself every day in January to move.  Anyone can join in and share the workout of the day {each week there are new prompts} via social media and using the hashtags #sweatpink #noexcuses.  That’s it, easy peasy lemon squeezy. Now it’s time to kick this off with a fun mad lib… Do you want to join in? Copy the questions below Fill in the blanks with your own answers Tag 3 friends to share how they’ll make 2015 the year of #NoExcuses! Hey 2015, it’s me Lynda {super fab mom} (nickname, spirit animal, real name, blog name) This year I would like to Run More, Tone up my Bat…  Read More…

Let’s Talk Pure Barre

Hello everyone, if you have been {kind enough} to be reading and following along my posts, then you know that I have embarked on my Pure Barre journey around holiday season.  I had completed my first month and loved it so much, that I decided to take on the 60 Day Challenge.  I am now in week three of this challenge and want to chat about “small movements“. So classes are going fabulous.  I am excited to show up every day {sometimes twice in one day}.  I notice that we {the clients} are getting more comfortable with one another.  Whether we are smiling at one another or having chit chat, there does not seem to be any  judgement going on here,  just many women working on the same goal. Am I still looking around the room while doing our movements?  Sure I am, however, it is finally clicking.  You know…  Read More…

Move, Nourish, Believe with Lorna Jane

Okay question…How are you doing with that New Years Goal or Resolution?  We are at the end of January and it is not time to get tired or want to give up.  Just the opposite, as it is time to get ready for the Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge with Lorna Jane, Fit Approach and myself along with a handful of other fabulous fitness bloggers and fellow Sweat Pink sisters. This challenge will run for the entire month of February and is open to anyone.  This is how it works… Head over the the #MoveNourishBelieve facebook event page and RSVP.  Then each day post a picture via twitter or instagram to @lornajaneactive and @fitapproach #MNBchallenge #lornajane #sweatpink.   At the end of each weeks’ challenge, make sure to post OR update your progress using your facebook page or blog.  Are you ready for the good news?  IF you participate in the…  Read More…

Pure Barre and The Shake

Another week has passed and another Pure Barre  update on my “journey”.  If you have seen or read anything about Pure Barre, you know that the “Shake” is a very common {and important}  word used amongst Barre goers.  No, I am not talking about stepping up to the front desk and ordering some sort of smoothie/shake.  I am talking about the uncontrollable, vibrating motion of our legs as we are at standing at the Barre.  No need to panic or be embarrassed of the Shake, in fact you are supposed to be shaking.  I look around the room all the time and see women doing the same thing {yes you can see each other shake, because it is such an intense tremble}.  Thighs, calves and even the booty depending on the position we are in. Okay, I am deep into it at this point and my head is usually all…  Read More…

Let’s Do Eight Weeks Of Pure Barre

In case you did not know, I am a Pure Barre fan and have completed my first month of this workout a few weeks ago.  Which brings me to the next stage…the next 8 weeks.  I am sharing my journey and there will tears, sweat, burning legs, fired up thighs and heavy tucking going on.  So with that said and out of the way, let me start… PURE BARRE is It is my bodies new fave workout It is trendy and hip It is warm inside the studio {I have spent the last year and half outdoors, so this is a nice change} I don’t need to carry any equipment with me I get to wear flip flops to class {because we slip right into socks} I don’t have to bundle myself in hats, gloves, scarves, thermals I don’t have a long drive {seriously, I could actually jog or walk…  Read More…

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