January 26, 2015
I was inspired by my dear friend Kimberly to participate in The Nectar Collectives weekly link up called “Weekly Wishes,“ where we share our goals for the week ahead and share updates on previous goals we set for ourselves. I love all measures of accountability and sharing my goals always motivates me even more to work towards making my goals a reality. Also, I like the idea of working towards mini goals that chip away at larger goals. It makes the larger goal seem less daunting.
My weekend was beyond crazy. I had a bridal shower, wedding, daughter’s dance class, grocery shopping and so much more to take care of that by the time I actually had a few minutes to myself it was 10PM Sunday night. Needless to say, my first wish for this week is SLEEP and here are the rest of my wishes.
- Sleep after the weekend that I had, my first goal is definitely to catch up on some zzz’s and with the snow storm coming to NYC, I think I have a snow day in my future that will make getting some sleep a reality.
- Finish a full week of Insanity Max 30. I just started Insanity Max 30 but haven’t been able to do a full 5-days because of work, but this week I am committed to doing all 5-days.
- Bring lunch and breakfast to work at least 3-4 days this week. The past few weeks I have been spending far too much money on lunch and breakfast. I was better about this but haven’t been staying on track.
- Launch new food feature. I have been working on a new food feature that I want to launch on the site but every week I keep making tweaks and haven’t finished it but this week I will launch it on Friday.
What are some of your wishes for the week?
I am participating in the Weekly Wishes link up hosted by Melyssa of The Nectar Collective.
January 23, 2015
One of my fitness goals for myself in 2015 was to try new workouts. I was doing T25 for a while and have fully completed it yaaaay!! I reached a point where T25 was becoming too easy for me (who would of thought it would become easy, you never know what your body is capable of doing) and I knew it was time to step it up.
When I met Shaun T (shameless plug LOL) last year he spoke about a new workout he was launching called, Insanity Max 30, which is essentially a shorter version of the full-length Insanity. I have always heard such insane things about Insanity that I was completely #TeamImNeverDoingInsanity. Every time I would watch a teaser of Insanity it just scared me, but I’m always up for a challenge.
A friend of mine started Insanity Max 30 this year and mentioned how much she loved it, so I decided to give it a try and I must say I really like it. It’s HARD but very challenging and pushes me mentally and physically which I needed. I love the variety of Insanity Max 30; the types of workouts include cardio, tabata (which I’ve never done), and so much more. More importantly, I love that it’s only 30 minutes. I do it in the morning before I go to work and then I’m DONE!! Doing it in the morning allows me to fit in other fun workouts in the evening like yoga and spin class.
I can’t wait to see the results that come with doing Insanity Max 30.
Have you tried Insanity or Insanity Max 30? Have you started working on your fitness goals for 2015?
January 12, 2015
January 12 is a day that will forever be a HUGE part of my life and my heart for both good and bad memories. January 12 is the day my beautiful baby girl was born and today I celebrate her 4th birthday.
January is also the day 5 years ago that my beloved country Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake that destroyed an already fragile country.
The day the earthquake happened in Haiti is so vivid in my mind. I remember waiting to hear from my family that’s in Haiti and not knowing whether they were dead or alive. It was truly the saddest and most awful feeling. Watching the images of lives lost and homes destroyed on television was just sad. Thankfully my immediately family was alive though they lost everything and so many family friends suffered major losses.
Haiti still has a long way to go. Between continuous government challenges and slow progress as it relates to rebounding from the earthquake, Haiti continues to suffer setback after setback. However, I am encouraged my some of the positive and small things that are happening in Haiti. Tourism has increased significantly in Haiti and many US businesses are opening in Haiti from new hotels to retailers like Kenneth Cole. I am especially proud a health movement that’s starting in Haiti to bring yoga and overall healthy living to the Haitian community (a few to checkout Green Kitchen Haiti and Project Zen Studio) to name a few. Haiti even had it’s first “color run” not the official color run, but a similar run called Prism Run.
I continue to pray for peace and progress in Haiti and for all countries. As we are living in a world where the travesties and horrible things that are happening worldwide are truly heart wrenching.
Have a great week everyone!!