My First Day

You guys, my first day went WAY better than I could have even hoped for!  Let’s backtrack


I went to bed last night with a racing mind, naturally.  Seriously, my brain sometimes.  With that said, I did manage to fall asleep at a reasonable hour and slept really well, which is a godsend for this girl and productivity!


I started the day with my girl Jillian, and her Yoga Meltdown.  One of my favorites for a good stretch that still gets your heart rate up for a good 30 minutes or so.


{hurts so good}


Despite a mini snafu / anxious breakdown, I managed to hit the road at a good time and made it to the training about 5 minutes before 8.  Making me the first person to show up.  Woot!

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Per my Instagram — I had to take a “first day of school” picture.  Unfortunately for you guys, it turned out a little more like a jail / warning shot. . . not sure where that came from.   Either way, I made it to the training without any issue and was ready to go thanks to some super ripe cantaloupe that went undocumented on my ride in.

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The training focused on HR fun this morning {payroll, medical, dental, benefits in general} and by 11 AM, we were released for the day.  WOO HOO!  Take advantage…

Work out

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Because I’m in a taper mode for the relay in less than two weeks, I had a loose plan of 2.5 tough miles + .5 walking.  Well, I definitely nailed the 2.5 miles, but underestimated just how far I had of a walk in front of me.  Oh well, it was nice to walk it out after a busy morning.

And now, my friends, it’s time to shut down and relax for the evening with the family.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a more comprehensive “Eats” post, of course 🙂

My Favorite FREE YouTube Work Outs

You’re going to want to bookmark this one friends 🙂

This afternoon’s post is one I’ve actually been MEANING to do for awhile!

So many of my bloggy friends here ask and talk about videos to buy, workouts you can do at home, or recommendations for cheap work outs.  Welp, I’m here to share with you all my FREE work out recommendations!

While our apartment gym was closed, I found myself doing a ton of workouts from home.  This includes yoga and strength, all for free on youtube!  Doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

So, I’m here today to share with you all my favorite FREE YouTube work outs!



I can’t recommend Tara Stiles enough. . . just look her up on YouTube for more videos.  She has a TON of short, focused, routines 8-12 minutes long. 


These are just my favorites! Please feel free to leave more in the comments section!!! I am all about free, accessible exercise!