You’re a gym whore

“You’re a gym whore!”  That’s what Jenny Chronister said to me at The Foundry last Monday after our 5 mile run with our group “Sports Bras to Sports Bars.”  Thinking about it, I guess she is right.

I get bored easily with workouts, and I am constantly trying new things when it comes to fitness and this means new gyms as well.  This is why I love group fitness!  I can try different classes, and they are always varied in some way.   Over the past 6 months I have been a member at City Gym, EnduraCamps, I tried a class at Health House(I almost threw up), and I have taken yoga at 2 different studios plus free classes at LuluLemon.  Ok I get it…I am a bit of a gym whore.

One of the yoga classes was a hot flow yoga class at Core Energy Yoga in Overland Park, KS.  We did our Saturday long run and followed it up with a class and of course brunch.  Here is a pic of the RUNch crew post run(6 miles for me) and hot yoga.  I ate dang good after all of that…and by good I mean bad…well a lot.


I have made the decision to take a bit of a break from the classes at EnduraCamps and focus more on my running and trying to get in strength and a little yoga in as well.  We are less then 2 months from Little Rock(My first 1/2 marathon, so its a big deal for me).  I still want to go there, but I am scared I am going to get hurt doing to much and having 2 gym memberships is pricey.  Training is going good so far, thanks to my running buddies Becky, Kathi, and Nicole, and the rest of the RUNch peeps.  I am so lucky to have so many motivating people in my life.

So my diet was not the greatest over the holidays, but whose was…anyways I am back on track for the most part.  I am happy with that.


Not the prettiest photo ever, but I made some yummy butternut squash soup last week.  I baked and cut up and pureed some squash, I added lite coconut milk from TJ’s, chicken broth, ginger, and sage.  It was pretty tasty!  I ate it with some gluten free all natural chicken tenders(I forgot the brand, but I bought them at Target…shhh).


Ever heard of poundfit??  This is from there demo class at City Gym.   I was just playing around before class started.  Basically its like aerobics with drum sticks that you bang around to the beat while you get your cardio on.  It was pretty fun…also loud.  I’ll try it again for sure.


This not so pretty pic is actually delicious.  It is from PaleOMG, one of my favorite food bloggers.  It is her Lemon Artichoke Chicken Pesto Pasta(spaghetti squash).  It really does taste much better than this photo.  I need to get back to taking photos with my Canon and not my iPhone.  So lazy.  Check out her recipe here and see a much prettier and more appropriate photo.



I also made this Fritatta.  Recipe is from “It Starts with Food” but basically you cook up the meat and veg and add 9 eggs.  Once it is going on the stove you put it in the oven to bake till it puffs up.  Mine has bacon, bell peppers, onion, and basil.  It came out uneven as you can see but it is tasty.


That’s me skating…duh.  I went with my friend Anne and her 3 kids a week or so ago.  I guess its like riding a bike, as I got the hang of it, but I was not about to try to do the limbo.  Was fun seeing the kids progress throughout the day, despite the meltdowns that followed.  Definitely a fun afternoon!

I need some new recipes to try, so if anyone has any paleoish recipes let me know.  I promise to take better photos, as these are rather embarrassing!

Until next time,