Happy Saturday, friends!
This past week I devoted just as much time to health and fitness as I did styling and organizing. I didn’t plan to have this as my focus for the week it just kind of happened. And I’m glad it did!
I believe fitness and fashion go hand in hand. Looking your best not only means finding your best fit, cut, and color. It also means taking care of your body with the right nutrition and exercise.
I began my week with a 5-day Sugar Detox led by my friend, Kelsey, from Strawberry Mint blog. Yesterday was my last day of the detox. What do I have to say about it? HOLY COW!!! I knew I loved dark chocolate and red wine, but I had no idea I was truly addicted to sugar. I had some serious headaches the first 48 hrs. Once I pushed past Day 2 my body felt AMAZING. Thank goodness Kelsey was such an incredible leader. She constantly encouraged us to do our personal best. She even gave us a ton of sample recipes that were detox approved.
Veggie egg scramble with black coffee & cinnamon
Chicken & Zucchini Poppers (recipe here) with spinach, feta, tomatoes, and dijon mustard
Veggie omelet. Good thing I love cherry tomatoes and spinach 😉
Along with detoxing, I also joined Raleigh Blog Society for a girl’s night hosted by Flybarre and Brixx. I definitely got my butt kicked in the Flybarre class. As a newbie, I felt like the instructor did a great job explaining proper positions during the exercises. If I continued attending these classes regularly, I know my body would be incredibly toned.
My OCD self LOVED walking into the studio with everything already perfectly set out. Flybarre provided individual mats, balls, bands, weights, and towels for each attendee.
All the bloggers after class with our Flybarre instructor.
Natalie: Hashtag FAB Life
Meghan: Champagne and Suburbs
Caroline: The Barbee Housewife
Kristina: Medicine & Manicures
Kate: Sara Kate Styling
Of course we had to refuel after exercising. Thanks to Brixx of Cameron Village for a yummy dinner to finish our girl’s night. This was my Sugar Detox “cheat night” with carbs. I mean really though, who could resist this bruschetta?!