July 17th 2012 archive

Me, Myself, & I {link-up #1}

Today I am linking up with Breanna, Shane,Kristen, Danielle, Jenna, & Amanda. Link up too and join the fun!


{1} What is your biggest phobia?
I HATE being in tight/small spaces. I hate riding in elevators that are packed full. This goes back to the one time I got stuck on one. I was young but I was terrified! 
{2} If you could relive any day of your life, what would it be and why?
This is tough! I had so many fun days during my childhood {dance, soccer, vacations} and even in my adult life {college, my wedding day, house buying} but I think I am going to go back ten years ago. That is when my then-crush-now-husband asked me to be his girlfriend. I absolutely loved that day! Andy really knew just how to win over a girls heart. I had to go around town with clues to collect puzzle pieces. When I built the puzzle it said “be mine?’ Talk about adorable! I think I instantly fell in love. I had never had someone do something so thoughtful for me. He never really lost that romantic charm so in someways I get to relive that day everyday I am with him :)  
{3} If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what age would it be?
Another great question! I would have to say my age now, 26. I’m not quite sure why but I love being an even number, ha! I have only been this age for about two months but so far it has been fab! I started off my 26th year by running my first marathon.  I can rent a car, or book a cruise. I am a college graduate,  owner of a beautiful home, wife to a loving husband, & friend to many.  I am happy now :)  
{4} Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
I have never been mistaken for a celebrity. I get the occasional- you look like so and so’s daughter/friend/cousin, but never anyone famous.  What do you think?
{5} What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Summertime by Kenny Chesney{who doesn’t love summer?}
Just Dance by Lady Gaga {being a dance coach I have to have this!}
Angel by Jack Johnson {our wedding song}
Thanks girls for hosting! I can’t wait to find new bloggers! 

Fitness: F.I.T.E {review}

It has been a while since I have reviewed a new workout. A trainer at my current gym has been asking people to try out a boxing sytle class with her {she goes every week} and a few weeks ago I finally was able to go {class time is at 10am}.

We went to Fighter Inspired Training for Everyone, or FITE. The gym is located in a part of town I never really go so I’ve never heard of it. It has been really hot here and the building does not have AC. I was prepared to sweat!

First thing we had to do was take our shoes off. We worked out on a mat, so shoes were not necessary. We did a ten minute warm up that included all kinds of exercises. We ran around the small mat and then someone would yell out “10 push ups” or “sprawl ” {aka burpee}, etc. They would also change the kind of running, high knees, butt kickers, reverse, etc.  It really got my heart rate up.

Next we had to get a partner to do some abs, push ups, and squats. We did each of those for a minute and did a 30 second active recovery {burpees} in between. We did this for a total of 10 minutes. Talk about a butt kicker! I was sweating like crazy at this point.

We were about halfway through the class so it was time to put the boxing gloves on. This is what I was looking forward to trying out! Different stations were set up and we stayed at each one for a minute. The hardest one was in “the cage.” It was one-on-one with the trainer. We had to do ten punches followed by a knee hit and an around the world kick. Boxing is no joke! That was some tough stuff! I was happy when class was over and was really pleased with the workout.

It also helped seeing this high calorie burn {for me} on my Polar watch:

I went back the next week and pushed myself even harder. Seeing the calorie burn that time proved that:

I love trying out new types of workouts. I will say I am a fan of FITE. I have gone 3 times and bought a pass to go more. The owner is super friendly, which is a plus. I felt welcome in this small group class. Also, any place that does a first class free is a winner in my book. I don’t think there is anything worse than paying $10-$20 for a workout class that is just terrible/not for you. I bought a pass for $25 that will cover 5 classes (6 if you include my first class), which is a great price! That should take me to the end of the summer. I will go when we have a random Friday off as well.

Have you tried a workout that was totally different than the norm?