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Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + Workouts

Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsIt was so cold last week so this weekend, I was very happy to be back to the sunny California I am used to and love! I have been working out a lot latelty and this weekend was no different. I did some pop physique, a city hike, shoe shopping AND I got my Stitch Fix!Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsAfter signing up for the half marathon last month, I knew that I had to get back into pre-race training shape in order to get a better race time. I am also going to spend a significant amount of time in a bikini this spring, so two birds in one! I tried Pop Physique a few times with some of my coworkers last year and liked it so I bought a GILT deal a with 10 classes to give it a better try. Have you ever tried it? I think it’s a pretty good workout! It’s a mix of ballet strength movements, barre routines, and regular strength. They focus mostly on the smaller muscle groups in your arms and upper body and then lots and lots of thighs and glutes! I feel like in am in pretty good shape, but my thighs are shaking every single class! It’s a good 20-25 minutes walk from my house so I get the added cardio to warm up and then I can Facetime with my mom and friends on my way! :) I went both days this weekend and was pretty sore come Monday morning!

I got my Fix on Friday and got some really cute stuff! Here is a couple of my favorites.Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsLove the movement in this dress! It has a lower slit on each side so it really flows with the wind! It’s called Mystree Andria Maxi Dress. Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsThis is the Wells Grace Zedd Lace Overlay Blouse :)

On Sunday I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival with a couple of friends, but the Cherry Blossoms were nowhere to be seen! I don’t know if it’s too early or too late, but it might have something to do with the cold weather last week. We ended up walking through the Fillmore and over the hills down to Union and Chestnut Street in the Marina. Perfect Sunday stroll through the city!Weekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsWeekend Recap: Stitch Fix + WorkoutsCutest little hotel! How was your weekend?

Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!

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Motivation to Work Out with Classpass!

After finishing my first half marathon this summer, I have been struggling with motivation in the exercise department. Running a half marathon burns enough calories for the entire year right? That’s how it feels when you’re done! Since then, I have just been so tired of doing the same thing over and over so I ended up taking a pretty long break from the whole thing. Which by the way usually consists of 30 min strengths with free weights + 30 min jog/run 3 times a week and one longer run on the weekend during race training. Needless to say, after the break my muscle mass is severely decreased and I feel like I am starting all over again, from scratch. I tend to do this, get really fit in a really intense fast way, get bored, get lazy and then start all over again. Why you ask? Isn’t that how we all do it? It would be a lot easier if I just kept going, but for some reason I haven’t cracked that code yet. Maybe that should be a resolution for 2015.

motivation-to-work-out-with-30-day-classpass-reviewPicture from the classpass website.

One day, my coworker told me about Classpass. The first month is only $1 and you can pretty much try an unlimited amount of various types of classes! I was intrigued! I had been waiting wanting to try something new and this would be perfect! I signed up right away and even through it took me a week to get started, I tried a few different classes over the course of October. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and ended up trying Krav Maga 1, Krav Bag, Barry’s Bootcamp, Power Yoga, Total Body Burn, Vinyasa Yoga, and Pop Physique. I also  signed up for Surfset, Beginners Boxing, and Pilates Pro, but you know how life goes sometimes. Stuff comes up and you’re just too busy lazy and would rather not :) I’ll give you a more detailed review of each class next time!

motivation-to-work-out-with-30-day-classpass-reviewPicture from the classpass website.

The good and the bad? The good is that you get to try a variety of classes and see what you like/don’t like. I know I discovered some new talents. You can do each studio three times during the course of a month and there are tons of studios! Most fitness classes are between $ 15-30 so if you do more than 3-6 classes a month, it ends up saving you money (Regular price after your first month is $99). The bad? It’s a good idea to read the fine print because there is a whole lot of it. Most important there is a 24 hour cancellation policy and if you don’t cancel within that and don’t attend the class, you’ll be charged $20. So basically you have to go! Good and bad if you ask me. If you decide to cancel a month and sign up again, there is a $75 activation fee, every time. Or you can freeze your membership for $19 a month. Oh and if you want to cancel, remember to do it 15 days before the next billing cycle!

motivation-to-work-out-with-30-day-classpass-reviewPicture from the classpass website.

So there you have it, Classpass. It was fun to try something new! I am still not back on top, but at least I am back at it :)

How do you stay motivated? Have you ever tried Classpass? If you want to try it out, its available in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and Seattle so far. Follow their Instagram for new locations.

Until next time, Hadet på Badet!

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I signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon!

Yes you read that right! I signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon in July. I have been playing with the thought of a half marathon for quite a while now and I decided it was time not to be a chicken anymore! I was sold on the race when I saw I would be running across Golden Gate Bridge. I guess running across the bridge should be on everyones bucket list right? I admit, the awesome medal you get also helped. I am hoping for nice not to warm not to cold weather, but then again it starts at 5.32AM. Yes there is that. I did not see that until I signed up.

I have been running between 3-4 miles a few times a week for a while now so I think I will be able to train myself for this. Any good advice out there? Feel free to share!

San Francisco Half Marathon

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I hope I will have as much fun as these guys!

ImageI mean, this is cool!