I also did a few things this week out of my comfort zone!! It was so nerve wracking and I was obsessing about them the whole time, but I still did them! More on that below! :)
So here is my weekly recap:
Sunday I woke up early and headed to the gym for the 9:45 zumba class. I went a little early so I could do a treadmill warm up before class! Sometimes I get paranoid about reaching my 500 calorie goal so I do a little extra before class. It's so much easier to do it before than have to stay after to get to 500...sometimes after class you just want to go home! So after about 10 minutes on the treadmill I went into zumba. Love this class! It's usually a fast paced zumba class and my heart rate is usually in the 150-160s! Andddd have a lot of fun in the process! It's a win win, and I LOVE it!
|Sunday morning workout!|
Great way to set the pace for the week!
When I work out I always wear a million bras because I have huge...you know, a tight tank top and a regular tshirt. I changed this up a bit on Sunday. I was out and about shopping last week and came across a cool workout T at Old Navy and decided to try it only because of what it said, as you can see above. "K[NO]W SWEAT, K[NO]W FUN". This shirt isn't a regular tshirt it's like a fitted v neck tshirt. Yikes. The sleeves were short and the actual shirt was kinda short. I was so uncomfortable the whole time I was working out! It's just not what I'm used to. I may wear it again just to practice doing things that make me uncomfortable so I can get over it. But...yeah...I wanted to share that with you.
|Yikes. "The Shirt"|
Monday is another zumba day. Nothing exciting about that workout day so here we go...
Happy I reached 500!
As everyone knows, Tuesday's are one of my fav workout days because of the class I take! It is my hardest one and I love taking it because of the challenge. This Tuesday was extra special because the whole time I just felt like I was doing a better job in the class than ever before! I was able to do more pushups, crunches and I EVEN DID REAL BURPEES! This is huge for me! I was always so
|Tuesday's Body Works & Abs class|
SO much fun and a GREAT burn!
So like I said before, I did a few things out of my comfort zone. Here is another one...
Soooo back story: I have ALWAYS loooooved JCrew. I love it. It's nautical and preppy and a dream. Ugh. Amazing. Unfortunately they only go up to a 14 and I'm not quite there yet (hopefully soon). Well long story short a few months ago I was browsing the JCrew website and just came across a skirt that had Julie written alllll over it. It was a navy and white mini skirt with anchors on it. I mean...come on. Is that me or what?! I wrote a post about when I first got the skirt here in case you missed it. I bought it in XL and when it delivered to my house I ripped it open and tried it on. It "fit" and I was happy. I never wore it because I was insecure about how it fit. It just didin't seem like it fit right so it just sat in my closet for MONTHS. Then this week...with summer almost over (ugh)...I decided to give it a try. I tried it on again and I looooved how it fit! It looked really cute! So I must have lost inches since March because it fit so much better than before and I felt cute and confident in it. YAY! I still felt weird about leaving the house in it since it's a short skirt and different from what I usually wear...aka out of my comfort zone. I was so paranoid someone would be like "I have that skirt too but it doesn't look like that on me." (omg the stupid shit we worry about...seriously? I am calling myself out on that one...) I decided to just go with it so I wore it to work that day and I received SO many compliments! Hearing people say how cute I looked that day helped me get over my insecurities. I know it's so annoying that I only get comfortable in an outfit after someone tells me it's cute...but it's true. I now love this outfit.
|My FIRST JCrew Outfit!|
YAY YAY YAY
So that was my week so far! It's Friday and I'm happy! This was a really good week and I have no regrets! I'm looking forward to a great weekend!
P.S.- I tried a new "ice cream" this week and I actually really liked it! It's called Artic Zero and there are mixed reviews about it everywhere, however, I'm a fan! You can have the whole pint of ice cream for 150 calories! Now...don't get too excited...it's far from real ice cream but it's really good if you doctor it up a bit! I added some natural peanut butter and bananas. I also didn't eat the whole pint in one sitting so adding the peanut butter didn't make my dessert a calorie monstrosity. I thought I would share my thoughts about a new product I tried! If you end up trying it, let me know how you like it and what flavor you tried! And if you hate it...don't get mad at me! haha :)