A couple of months ago Soulcycle reached out to me because one of their NY riders was an editor at Prevention Magazine who read my soulcycle blog post and wanted to feature me in their “Better Than Ever” column. I had lost 30 lbs and @soulcycle had become my gateway drug to group fitness. No more long, tedious and un-motivating hours at the gym on the elliptical for me which proved to be useless in my struggle to drop not only my weight but my triglycerides and glucose. I always stayed far away from group fitness as there was nothing more intimidating. It was high school gym class all over again. Until I discovered soul and @burnpilatessf which fosters such a positive environment where I could stop feeling so self-conscious so I could do the work I needed to do with supportive people cheering me on, not judging me. And now? Now I feel unstoppable. I’ve always secretly wanted to be a ninja-ballerina-athlete. I may never be any of those things but I can train like one and that’s just fine with me #Soulcycle #burnsf #pilates #fitspo #fitness #bodypositive #preventionmagazine #soulfam
Early morning bday ride @soulcycle
"it feels pretty amazing to get to this point in life where I can look back and say “I may have been society’s definition of prettier back in my 20s but I was also society’s definition of a hot mess.” Cheers for growing and learning!"
from an online discussion with colette and peeps on her #thisbelovedbody project on getting older.
31 push-ups for 31 days. Up to 11 on my toes before I drop to knees.
In other news, I’m still hating the wedding dress situation and it’s driving me to ice cream and garlic noodles. Unfortunately, I don’t ever think I’ll ever evolve into someone who turns to raw veggies and fruit in times of stress. Do those people even exist?
The closer it gets to wedding day the more unprepared and crazy I feel.
I don’t feel like I care as much as I should about all these details like other people do. But since there will be a lot of people looking at me on wedding day and lots of photos… I care about the dress. I care about how I look.
And I hate that.
Totally best day ever so far.
I totally look like my mom today. Heading to city hall to get our marriage license. Whee!
#thisbelovedbody @colettebennett I had breast reduction surgery last year. I wasn’t too concerned with scarring until I started healing and noticed how visible some of then were. Most of the time the ones under my armpits show during workouts. I did keloid in some areas which couldn’t be predicted or prevented. I was a bit self conscious about it until I realized how small this was in comparison to how much my life has changed since my surgery. We all have scars. Visible or not, they all have a story and are a part of who we are. #breastreduction #scars #bodypositive
yup. she still managed to put into words exactly how i feel.
Welcome to my new uniform.