Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekly Goals and Weekend in Review

I feel like I start every week with an empty agenda, but then by mid-day Monday, there's something to do before and after work every day! Not that I'm complaining at all. I have two modes: 110% and dead. And productivity breeds productivity, so I'm glad to have a full week ahead! Here's what my workouts look like for the week:

  • Monday - Sproing @ Sproing Sport
  • Tuesday - FlyBarre60 @ FlyBarre
  • Wednesday - GoRow @ Go Row Studio
  • Thursday - Core Fusion Barre @ Exhale
  • Friday - Brawl @ Barre Code
  • Saturday - Soul Survivor @ Soul Cycle
  • Sunday - Die.
Admittedly I'm a cardio-holic, but I'm noticing definite changes in my body since I re-committed to my workout schedule back in mid-January. However, I'm still looking to really push my game (and my body) to the next level! Many barre studios recommend barre class at least 3-4 times a week, but up until this point I've only been going about once a week. Starting this week, I think my plan will be barre twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday), with cardio Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and then Saturday or Sunday will usually be a yoga day. 

Next weekend I'm trying to coordinate a Soul Cycle outing with a bunch of girlfriends to check out the studio they just opened in Chicago. While spin still isn't my favorite, I think I've gotten past the point of TOTALLY hating it. Plus, I'm curious to see what all they hype is about (and you can get a promo code for a free class on their Facebook page and my favorite price for anything is free). Even if I like it though, there's a 0% chance it'll become a regular thing considering Soul Cycle isn't on ClassPass and they're classes are $30 a pop which LOLOLOLOLno.

Do not be deceived by the blue skies. It's still only in the 40s here.
Speaking of free classes, this past Sunday included a fun outing with friends to celebrate the launch of Barre Code's in-room videos at Hyatt Hotels! To celebrate the launch, Barre Code hosted an event at the Hyatt Regency downtown, featuring free workouts, free blowouts/dry styles, free manis and massages, build-your-own trail mix, and more! Some girlfriends and I took full advantage of all of the above. Needless to say, I wish every Sunday was as fun! Also I don't know what kind of wizardry was involved in making my hair look like this, but it is my life's goal to try to replicate this look.

On to the goals! Riding the productivity high from this past weekend, I'm bringing back the weekly goals I used to do much more regularly. Here's is what I'm working on this week:
  • 10,000 steps a day. I had a pretty bad lull where I was almost never hitting 10K a day, but I've been better about getting back into the swing of things. Here's hoping I can nail this goal all week.
  • 100oz of water a day. When I talked last week about reeling in my eating, I've also been working on upping my water. It's easy to eat out of boredom, but staying well-hydrated goes a long way to keeping mindless eating at bay, hence why I'll be focusing on making 100oz a day my norm again.
  • Track everything. So far (this week), so good. I know I won't lose weight if I keep cheating myself on being accountable with the tracking, so tracking I must do.
  • Divvy at least two times. Last August I bought a year membership to Divvy, Chicago's bike-share system. This gives me access to rent bikes all over the city. Now that it's starting (slowly but surely) to get nicer, I want to start Divvy-ing around again for additional exercise!
What are your goals this week?


  1. Great goals! And I absolutely love your hair in the pic! I wish I was better at doing hair. I even have trouble when just trying to french braid a small piece in front. I mean I can do it but it takes me a minute. :)

  2. Hi, I nominated you for the Liebster Awards! The rules and questions are on my blog.

  3. Love your hair!! Looks like the perfect (and cute!) way to do your hair for a workout or even just for a day at work or running errands. Basically it looks perfect for anything haha. My water intake has been slipping a lot lately. I'm going to need to join you with that 100oz of water a day goal!