Workouts & Meals for the Week

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone’s weekend was a good one.  I spent my Saturday in Chicago with two of my best girlfriends.  We took the Amtrak from Milwaukee and spent the day shopping, eating and drinking.  It was fabulous.  I even got to check out the New Eataly and can’t wait to make dinner with the pasta sauce I bought from there.  This place was pretty amazing and can’t wait to go back there with hubs.

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So this week, I’m bringing back running as my main form of exercise.  I had lots of fun going to barre as much as possible in December, but I’m running a 1/2 marathon with my mom in March and I need to build my mileage back up.  Here’s what’s on the schedule as far as eats and workouts go:

Monday: Spicy Sausage & Mushroom Soup + run 4 and strength.

Tuesday: Spaghetti & meatballs + Run 4 and abs.

Wednesday: Slow Cooker meal + strength training

Thursday: Fish & Veggies + Barre Bee

Friday: Running, Interval Barre + dinner at my mom’s.

Saturday and Sunday we have drill so workouts are to be determined BUT I saw that we are supposed to be back up into the 30s so I run outside might be in order.

It’s FREEZING here today.  Schools and businesses have closed down.  I was supposed to go to Barre Bee today but they canceled all of their morning classes so I’ll be hitting up the gym today instead, which doesn’t open until 9am (normal time 5am).  Every time I look at my phone, the temperature just keeps falling :-/

What’s the weather like where you live?  Stay warm everyone!

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Barre Bee Fit in #MKE

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Barre workouts.  I took classes at a barre studio in Chicago and when we moved up to Wisconsin, I started a collection of different DVDs…total of 6 I rotate through.

The DVDs were good, but I missed going to class and getting the best possible workout.  There’s no one there to encourage you or to push yourself harder.  And a sturdy chair with a high back doesn’t even compare to the ballet barre. Continue reading

Belly Up to the Barre

Hello friends!  How’s your week going?  I’m PUMPED to be hosting my second Thanksgiving, but our first one in our new house.  I love to cook, so this is my favorite holiday ever.  AND our new house has a double oven!! So, I was on a cleaning & shopping mission today and I was successful 🙂

But before I got down to business scrubbing counters and sweeping floors, I had a very fun and interesting morning.  So a few weeks ago I mentioned that  Milwaukee would be getting its first ever barre studio.  I learned through Lululemon’s facebook page that Barre Bee Fit would be hitting the Third Ward early December.  To say I was excited to hear this news is an understatement.  Barre is by far my absolute favorite toning workout because it gives you results that you can see just after a few weeks of going to class.  It’s amazing.

Last week the owner put out a message that she was looking for people to come to a live preview class because Fox 6 news was going to be there.  I had planned on taking off of work anyway to get some Thanksgiving day errands done so I decided to add this my day as well.  I’m so glad that I did.  The space is beautiful and it was nice to get a little sampling of what to expect in the class.  I can confidently say that this will become an addiction.  I am already a big fan and like it over the Bar Method classes that I took in Chicago because it also has cardio intervals.

This couldn’t have come at a better time-with the weather being brutally cold already in Wisconsin, this will be a good alternative to doing cardio on the treadmill.  AND barre classes are excellent cross-training workouts for runners because it targets and helps strengthen all of those injury-prone areas 😉

Check out the Fox 6 Real Milwaukee footage **here**!

As a thank you for coming, the owner gave us all a pair of grippy socks, a voucher for a free class and then I bought the white tank top.  I can’t wait for their opening day which is happening December 7th!

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