Barre…again.

As you know, I am just slightly barre obsessed..

Well, if not, you now know!

My barre instructor has completely uped her game in her classes!!! I am holy shit!

I am sore for days. In a good way.

She has totally added different moves, which is always good to shake it up. I am so addicted, and am now doing barre 3 days a week. I would totally do it more often if I could.

Oh, did I mention, I am going tonight 🙂 YAY for barre.

If you have never been to a class, I believe you should check it out! Find one in your area 🙂

Pulse and Tuck,

~J

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American Hustle

OKAY! I FINALLY, finally, finally got to see American Hustle!

Thank god.

I was so excited, but really had no idea what it was about! Honestly, it was a phenomenal movie! I laughed, was anxious, and ready to see what was going to happen next!

Thanks to IMDB…..click it if you need a recap!

I think Jennifer Lawrence was amazing, and definitely deserved the Golden Globe, same with… Amy Adams… I think this was her best movie so far! Congrats to these amazing women!

Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale did amazing too. I think this was also one of CB best movies!

I didn’t expect the end…did you? 🙂

Have you seen American Hustle? What do you think?

I rate it as a 9/10!

~J

New Job!

I’m back! Sorry about that…. I have been super busy because I got a new teaching job! I am super excited to be starting. I am starting to teach 3rd grade 🙂

That being said…. I was busy setting up my classroom, trying to learn names, trying to learn where they are academically, organizing, cleaning, teaching, keeping my head on straight and breathing!

It has been crazy to say the least, but I am so blessed!

Here is to a lazy MLK Jr. Day! I have the day off…which means…. lesson planning! HA.

~J

Gym Etiquette

Happy Thursday! So I think this needs to be put out there for everyone to read…. There is a time and a place for many things, and the gym is not the place for something that people are doing. It has been driving me CRAZY! I have been going to the same gym since 7th grade, and I really love it. I also go to another place for my PT and barre classes.

I am going to list some ‘rules’ / ways to be polite at the gym. I am not trying to be rude in any way but there are some things that just boggle my mind, and drive me bananas.

1. During a class (like barre, yoga, pilates, etc.) it is so not appropriate to talk to your friends. Now, you can say something quick like, “Holy Sh*t, that move was crazy!” That is okay, but to have a FULL CONVERSATION is so rude. Not only to the instructor but to the rest of the class. Go get coffee after or something!

2. Put things back where you found them… self explanatory I hope. It really makes my head spin when weights are not put back, yoga mats are left out, etc.

3. If someone just got on a machine like the treadmill, do not stand behind them, and wait for them to get off. If they have been on for 45 minutes, I am sure they are getting off soon, go do something while waiting! *This happened to me today, and it really made me 1. uncomfortable and 2. mad! This is my time to workout as well.

4. DO NOT TALK ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Just don’t, go somewhere else and talk! If you are talking to an actual person on a machine THAT IS TOTALLY FINE! Just put your cell phone down.

5. Clean your machine after using it! It helps to not spread germs, and helps the staff out a little! It is your sweat after all 😉

I hope this rant wasn’t too much, but I believe it will help someone who is starting out at the gym to not be rude. Also, for people who think they own the gym (i.e. me haha)…. Okay! I am now finished…. haha thanks for reading!

Off to the gym I go!

🙂 J

Scary movies….

I love, love, love horror/suspense/thriller/ and the occasional gory movie!

There is something about being scared (in the comfort of your house) that is fun (?! yes, no?) I have seen close to all of the classics and new scary movies that have come out recently!

So here are the list of movies I love. Some are cheesy (come on, 80’s horror movies….) but still awesome in their own way!

1. Scream (2,3, and 4)

2. Halloween (the original)

3. Nightmare on Elm St.

4. The Conjuring

5. I Know What You Did Last Summer

6. Carrie

7. Black Christmas

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

9.  The Exorcist

10. American Psycho

Are there any huge names I forgot that are awesome? Probably, but this list is pretty good in my opinion!

~J

Favorite Teas

First off, I LOVE tea!

There are so many options. Green, Black, White, etc.

Second, happy Friday! Studies show, you are supposed to drink green tea at least 15 minutes before each of your main meals. I don’t know if this is true, but green tea along with all of the other teas are lovely and delicious!

Here are my top 5 teas that I love!

1. Zen from Starbucks

2. Refresh from Starbucks

3. Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Teavana

4. Green Tea with Ginger from Medicinal Teas

5. Lady Grey Tea from Twinings

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Have your tea now, and that Cosmo later!

~J

*I did not review these products, this is just my opinion.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels…. She is one of the biggest fitness inspirations for me! She started out being over weight, and was bullied because fo it. She rose from it and now, she is described as America’s toughest trainers, and I really believe it is true! She is just amazing. Plus, she is on the Biggest Loser… amazing show! Look at the video below of her! It is just a snippet from youtube.com (Thanks Youtube.)

 

All of her videos can be viewed online! I have done most of them, and I can tell you….they are tough as hell! And they REALLY work! Give them a try, and let me know what you think! OR have you already tried them?

Cheers, J!