What’s new? How ya been?
I’ve spent the last few days in the big city and I can’t wait to go home tonight! I miss the mountains, trail running and my Blendtec.
The upside to spending so much time in Calgary lately is that I’ve been able to see my family AND take Bodypump classes at Goodlife Fitness.
Next stop on our fitness destination list: the new Stephen Ave location. I haven’t experienced it yet, but the girls have been raving about how gorgeous it is. New life goal: visit every Goodlife in Calgary until I find a favourite.
I’m OBSESSED with Bodypump and confident I’m it’s #1 fan. I never used to get overly excited about strength training until I started attending Pump classes in the fall of 2013. I was instantly hooked on the music, uncomplicated choreography and moves I was already familiar with: squats, lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips, push ups, etc. Not to mention how great (and hungry!) I felt afterwards. There was a time in my life when I attended at least three classes a week and began growing lady muscles and definition I didn’t even know I had. Thank you, Les Mills for the sculpted shoulders and strong back.
Since then, I find myself incorporating a lot of ‘Bodypump moves’ in my own workouts and focus on synching my reps with the rhythm of the music instead of counting.
Post workout, I brunched at Blue Star Diner. I ordered the Vegan Scramble: maple coconut curry tofu, sautéed veggies, corn tortillas and berries. I loved every bite and when my plate was finished, went to town on my friends hash browns.
Tale of heartbreak: I’m not vegan, just intolerant/probably allergic to eggs. Big sigh.
Hey, what do you typically eat before a workout? Justin’s PB cups?
….. just me?
I love Justin’s.
Justin, If you are reading this, can we be married or become life partners? I just googled you and I’ve determined you look like Justin Trudeau. But I prefer your last name: Gold.
Joanna Gold has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
I have a boyfriend but he’s already accepted that he probably doesn’t stand a chance against a man who owns a nut butter company. (Hi, boyfriend! You mad, bro?) I think the three of us could be really happy together, though. THINK ABOUT IT.
Okay…. this is getting bizarre. I’m probably single now. I’ll be sure to report back on THE TALK we have later. To be completely honest, the BF is likely lol’ing a little bit while reading this and thinking, “I am not going to give her the satisfaction of even acknowledging I read this garbage.” Then, later, after a change of heart, he’s going to say, “So I read your blog post. And you’re right. I’m not going to comment on what I read.” Yes.
Have you seen 50 Shades? Are you going to? Fun game: using this line on your significant other. Mine laughed like I was kidding.
Ha!!! No truer words have ever been written.
Where is your favourite brunch spot?
Of all the Justin’s in the land, which one would you choose? MAPLE ALMOND BUTTER. <3
Do you work out with your girlfriends? What do you usually do?
Disclosure: Written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program.