If you’re subscribed to my list then you are already very familiar with my Friday Favorites. This is a list that I send out every Friday via email to my friends with five random favorites. Things like my favorite apps, kitchen gadgets, recipes, workout songs, you get the point. It’s totally random and is usually based off whatever I’m excited about that week!
I’ve been sending this list out for MONTHS! So I was thinking about the new subscribers and how they have already missed out on some pretty amazing finds that I sent out before they found my list! I’ve decided to spin off of my email and post a Friday Favorites blog where I will share 10 weekly favorites including five of the most current finds. I will continue to post a top 10 list each week until we are all caught up!
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This week’s top 10 list will begin with the top 10 things I am MOST excited about right now. This is pretty much an overall update of all happening things on this end.
Thanks for being here! xo
Addicted to Aerial Yoga
I put aerial yoga on my vision board a few years ago with no idea on how, if, or when it would ever come to fruition. The thought of taking and teaching aerial yoga at Fired Up Fitness sounded like a DREAM! Well, dreams come true! I manifested that shiz into reality. A local aerial training popped up on my radar back in May. I took a leap and registered for the training.
I then put it out on Facebook as a Birthday wish to bring aerial yoga to FUF. Within a few days my friends, family, and Facebook followers pitched in enough money to buy and install ALL of the hammocks! I have THE best people in my life! I am SO blessed. I recently installed one at home so that I can practice and play ANYTIME I want. I am ADDICTED!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
This is something that has been on my mind for many many years. I’ve been waiting for the right time, the right teacher, and the right training. Everything fell into place perfectly a few months ago when my good friend Joseph reached out about his upcoming training course. I am SUPER pumped to take my yoga practice to the next level by getting a proper education. I’ll be spending the next six months taking my 200-hour yoga teacher training and I am beyond excited!
Fired Up Fitness
We recently celebrated 3 years of business at Fired Up Fitness! There have been so many ups and downs as a brick and mortar business owner but I would not change a thing.
Any time I start to feel defeated I am instantly reminded of the blessings and lives that are being impacted. We opened our doors with about 30 members signed up. We’ve grown to almost 200 members in 3 short years!
Our members are the most loyal, generous, and fun loving people I could have ever wished for. Owning a fitness studio is a true labor of love and it’s comforting knowing that I’m never alone. Our staff has grown from a handful to almost two dozen! The space we have created is straight up magical.
I needed to change things up and challenge myself so I decided to do the new Beachbody program The Shift Shop. The program is three weeks and the timing was perfect because we had three weeks before leaving for the beach!
It’s been a while since I’ve finished a Beachbody program start to finish. Body Beast was the last one I completed and that’s been a few years. This was my big M-O! I did not care so much about losing weight I simply wanted to finish what I started. I stacked up layers upon layers of accountability and pushed play every damn day!
I was happy to lose inches and dropped 5lbs in the process. I felt a lot better about myself on that beach too! The workouts reminded me of athletics and definitely challenged me but not SO hard that I could’nt complete the exercises. This program is for beginners and fitness pros alike! There is a modifier to follow if you cannot keep up with the trainer or need to bring it down a notch which was totally helpful for me personally. If you need a new challenge try The Shift Shop!
A Sober September
My next personal challenge will be a sober September. I did this last year and loved the results. My challenge to you is to pick one vice and abstain for 30 days. It can be alcohol, coffee, fast food, sugar, you name it!
I’ll be giving up cocktails, coffee, and cannabis. All things that I dabble with but are not good for me. I feel like if I want to be a clear channel for all things good then I need to clean up my system and strengthen my self-control.
If you’re interested in joining me please join the Vegan Vibe Tribe group and take the challenge. It’s free!
Vegan Vibe Tribe
Over the past few weeks, I’ve crossed paths with more and more people trying to eat more of a plant based diet. This is SO exciting for me! I remember when I decided to give up meat and become a vegetarian I had no clue what to do or where to go for info. I spent hours and hours researching the internet, watching YouTube videos, and tried to find community groups for support. When I decided to take it a step further and eat more of a vegan type diet I gave up ALL animal products including eggs and dairy. I started a list of resources to share with others who were following the same path.
I recently started a private Facebook support group for anyone wanting to eat fewer animal products and more plants! The group is growing fast and has been an awesome place to share my findings. If you have any interest please feel free to join us! We are The Vegan Vibe Tribe!
My Weekly Outlet
I am still wildly passionate about dancing. I get to teach my favorite class a few times a week at Fired Up Fitness! I love seeing women come in feeling nervous and self-conscious only to walk out standing a little taller and feeling WAY more confident. It’s AWESOME to make an impact on someone’s day. I look forward to the classes every single week! I know I’m not the only one.
If you’re not local or able to attend class then you should totally subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’ll be uploading more dance workouts over the next few months!
My Carb Queens
I’ve been developing this program over the past year and am SO proud of the impact it’s having on the ladies who step up to join. My Queens are getting amazing results, liberating major poundage, and dropping dress sizes. I love to teach! I’ve been sharing the basics of macros, carb-cycling, and intermittent fasting to dozens of women helping them gain control of their schedule, workouts, and nutrition. The best part, we do it ALL online!
If you haven’t seen any of their results posted be sure to check out my girl Sidonie and my other Carb Queens who are ROCKING my Carb Queen program. Jump in the next round!
The most exciting weekends are when we are racing! Bailey and DJ are both actively racing in the TORN Offroad Series and CRUSHING! I could not be more proud of these kids. Motocross is the most intense cardio workout out there. They are full throttle for a full 60 minutes non-stop which means their heart rate is racing the entire time too! It’s pretty intense but really gives us the opportunity to teach them about proper nutrition and fueling their body.
We got into motocross a few years ago and have been able to help several other families get started too which is really cool. We have met a lot of new friends and the community is AMAZING! It’s been a lot of fun and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon.
I try to keep my composure as I watch them but it’s hard. Not gonna lie. They LOVE it just as much as I love all the crazy things that I do so I cannot say no.
Adventures in Homeschooling
We have decided to homeschool Bailey for her freshman year. Well, we’re not really homeschooling but we are doing online public school. It’s a little bit different. So far so good! We are going through K12’s Texas Virtual Academy. It’s basically an online charter school. And it’s free!
She has teachers for each subject, classes are via video, and I log her attendance daily. She “goes to school” Monday through Thursday with Fridays being a makeup day. We’re able to join clubs, extra curricular groups, and she’ll have the opportunity to graduate early if that’s what she chooses to do.
Bailey has always been a great student but started struggling a bit starting in 7th grade. After a lot of thought and discussion, we decided to give online school a shot. We might go back to public school for 10th grade and we might not. Who knows! We are taking this one week at a time.
We are currently only a week into it but I think it’s going to be great for her! I’ll definitely be sharing more on this over the next several months so stay tuned!
So, that’s what’s happening over here! I definitely lead a busy scheduled life but it’s full of FUN stuff as you can see! I love having all of the opportunities that I do and I’m excited to share the journey with you guys. I hope you’re pumped for my Friday Favorites and subscribe to the series. Don’t forget to comment below and let me know that you stopped by!