B/Spoke

Happy Monday, Everyone! I just pressed submit on my final case study for my finance class I took this summer. My hope is that now that I have two months off I’ll be able to focus more on preaching what I practice through my blog. I am active on social media but not the best with this blog… so cheers to keeping up this blog!


It was a rainy day in Boston yesterday. It was the kind of day where you don’t want to get off the couch & Netflix keeps asking you if you are watching, because yes, you have been watching that long…

In an effort to stay active on such a dreary day, I hit the CrossFit box in the morning to work on my bubble butt & max out my back squat and then I took an amazing spinning class at B/Spoke Studio….

It is the kind of studio that you instantly feel at home. The bathroom is full of awesome amenities, they give you cleats to use during class (for free), they give you bottled water (for free) and they give you energy like no other. Despite the miserable weather yesterday, the second I stepped in the studio, I felt energized and ready to rock it. My friend & I have been to B/Spoke a few times and we got a feel for the different instructors. We sought out Susie’s class on purpose – she seemed like a chill, down to earth, awesome instructor.

And well, all of our assumptions were blown out of the water. This class was one of the best spinning classes I have ever been to. I walked into class tired and kind of cranky. I left class on cloud nine, ready to take on another week & more importantly, dripping sweat. I got a killer workout in without even realizing it. That’s the best part of spin (especially when it’s at such a good studio like B/Spoke) – you don’t even realize you are getting a workout in.

Oh I lied, the best part? Champagne Sundays. Yes, they are a thing. Spin your ass off, get a glass of Champagne.

Let me tell you, whatever I say in this blog will not do this studio justice. You’ll just have to go check it out yourself. Be sure to take advantage of their first time package, 4 classes for $50!!!

Thanks for a great class, B/Spoke. I think you’ve sucked me in for good…

Stay fit. xo.
P

I’m not a runner, I run … I’m not a CrossFitter, I CrossFit.

Hi! Long time no talk. I was doing so well with keeping up with my posts & then as usual, finals hit & I hid in my books and at the CF box. Then I took off to London for a few weeks! I’m trying to find a way I can move to London… PhD in London anyone?
I’m not kidding….stay tuned, maybe not to London, but still.. stay tuned.


I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole “who I am” thing & how I can strive to continue to make 2015 the year of loving myself.

I’ve been asked “are you a runner?”
I’ve been told “you’re a CrossFitter…”

Guess what.. I’m neither.

I do not define myself as a runner what so ever. It’s something I really enjoy as an escape from my little world. I find freedom when I hit the pavement. My thoughts go right to my music, the pounding of the pavement, and my breath.

I definitely do not define myself as a CrossFitter either. I have progressed in my CrossFit “skills” the past few months, but I would not say I am by any means the best I can be or where I want to be with my lifts. There is still so much room for growth in the box, both on a personal and physical level.

This may seem controversial to those “runners” and “yogis” out there – but if you feel you are truly one of those, good for you. I am just unsure if I am. I know I can grow, change, and progress SO much in every exercise routine I take on. I also enjoy all different forms of exercise from CrossFit to running to yoga to barre. I’m always up for a new challenge, a new routine, new.. well, everything.

So, who the heck am I in the exercise world then? I’m not sure & that used to really bother me, that I wasn’t awesome at just ONE thing. But, who cares. I live a healthy lifestyle, I strive to be more fit than I was yesterday. I eat REAL food. I find humor in most situations.  I am so much more than just a runner and just a crossfit athlete, I am a friend, a sister, a daughter, an employee, a beachbody coach, a student, and just so happens that I am also someone who is absolutely obsessed with sweating my ass off & then chugging a protein shake.

Do you define yourself by an exercise program? Or do you just try them all?!  There’s no wrong answer here.

xo.

P