Me, Currently (& Other Day in the Life Musings).

It has been quite a minute since we have actually TRULY caught up….am I right?! Life and such does seem to get in the way lately. I found this awesomely wonderful survey which I believe I copied and did a while ago. However with the ebb and flow of life my responses have definitely changed. So, grab a cup of coffee (or vino…hey depending on what time it is) and – let’s catch up.

What did you eat for breakfast? Grande Americano with a splash of white mocha and a banana. Breakfast of champions.
How much water do you drink a day? I carry around this baby and tend to fill it up a few times a day at the office. It forces me to actually GET UP and move around so I’m not sitting still for long. Also…hey free advertisement for Life Time. I tend to try and promote my side hustle as much as I can.

What is your favorite workout? Well you know I have a few. Some of them include running, cycling, and yoga. YOGA has been my love as of late. Gotta stretch those hamstrings and old lady runners joints.

What are your favorite healthy snacks? LATELY…edamame has been rocking my world! I also just love easy access things that I can grab right before I teach a class at the gym…string cheese, a handful of almonds, fruit.
What is a typical lunch? Some sort of protein source (chicken/tuna) rice and veggies. I also love quinoa. Or just a combo of fresh eats in a skillet or bowl will do. Put some quinoa on a juicy salad and add olives and feta and I am a happy gal.

Favorite body part to strength train? My arms and quads.
Least favorite part? Calves. I think because I already have CRAZY STRONG calves they get sore easily (and I need them for spin cycle class)
What are your “bad” food cravings?
Chocolate. Especially during that time of the month…I can absolutely eat mounds of it. Especially milk chocolate. ALSO. Queso blanco. Extreme weakness for sure.
Do you take vitamins or supplements?
My two absolute GO TOs as of late- D3 and B12. Keeps me going throughout the day especially when I have to teach a spin class in the morning.

How often do you eat out? Lately more than I would care to admit. I do however have a few “clean” go to spots and I love browsing places like Sprouts (local farmers market) and Whole Foods.
Do you have a gym membership? Yes…as instructors we get a free all access VIP pass to all clubs across the globe. Which is pretty freaking dope if you think about it considering how amazing LT is. What can I say? Hashtag blessed.
How many hours of sleep do you get at night? Lately….it has been 6-8. Well…I will say I slept close to TEN last night. Mondays with the early 4 am wake up call to teach spin class is a 14 hour day. Gotta love the bachelorette / working 2 jobs life. The good thing is with being an early riser is I do get tired and unlike most of my friends – I LOVE MY SLEEP and grandma life.
Do you have a “cheat day”? Not one where I go ‘all out’ –I’m not obsessive as some when it comes to food. I’d say my appetite is pretty balanced. Eat when I’m hangry….stop when full. Life goes on.
Do you drink alcohol? Yes. Wine is my vice of choice for sure.
Do you have workout buddies?! Yes…I surely do. I see them quite often when I teach classes and when I also do group type workouts.

What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle? I would say absolutely the perks of being a fitness instructor. Especially when it comes to recovering like a boss. Hydromassage…Normatec…eucalyptus steam room…rinse and repeat.

What was the last healthy thing you did? Taught a spin class and popped a D3. Cheers to life, love and a strong immune system.

Your turn!

What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?

What do you usually eat for lunch?

Fave workout lately?! (I know my predictable runner readers will say ‘I just like to run…running is my favorite’) haha. Surprise me. 

Weds Spin Playlist(s).

It’s hump day and you know what that means – I’ve dropped not ONE but TWO power packed spin cycle playlists!! I’ve also updated my schedule so come check out a class if you are local!

Let’s go for a ride!

Let Me Love You- Baauer: Warm up
Erase- The Chainsmokers: Accelerations
Her- Meg Thee Stallion: Rolling hills
More Than You Know- Axwell Ingrosso: Tapbacks
Obsessed- Tiesto Remix: Rolling hills
I Wanna Know- RL Grime: Climb
Tell Me (Drop It Remix)- Groove Theory: Jumps
Don’t Stop the Party- Pitbull: Sprints
My My My- Throttle Remix: Climb
Workin’ Day and Night- Michael Jackson: Sprints
Acapulco- Jason Derulo: Active recovery
Power- Kanye West: Climb
Dance Like a Freak- DJ Class: Seated/standing run
Dose- Ciara: Accelerations
Taki Taki- Selena Gomez: Rolling hills
Trouble- Jumps on a hill
Bourbon- Gallant: Cool down

Like Gold- Loud Luxury: Warm up
ENERGY- Beyonce, Beam: Standing run
Follow The Leader- Wisin & Yandel: Sprints
Goddess- Krewella: Rolling hills
JUMP- Ciara, Coast Contra: Jumps
World Hold On- Bob Sinclair: Rolling hills
On To the Next One- Jay-Z: Accelerations
Gecko- Oliver Heldens, Becky Hill: Climb
Move Your Body- Ownboss: Accelerations
Billie Ellish- Armani White: Active recovery
Keep Up the Pace- Stonebank: Standing run
Sock It To Me- LAYA: Tapbacks
Tounge Tied- Mahalo: Climb
Oohla Oohla- Tiesto, Lucas & Steve: Seated/standing run
Damaged- Danity Kane, Global Factory Radio: Climb
Drag Me Out- Kah Lo: Jumps on a hill
Follow Me- Wiwek: Climb
Problem- Ariana Remix: Sprints
Cruisin- D’Angelo: Cool down

Feel free to share what you’re moving and grooving to this week!

Weds Spin Playlist(s).

Hey there and happiest of hump days to you! Hope you have some fun plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend!! It has been a while so I have not ONE but TWO spin cycle playlists for my fellow instructors today. Hope you enjoy!

And if you are local come check out a class! I’ll be teaching during the holiday and you can check out my updated schedule HERE .

Let’s go for a ride!

Run it Up- King Flexx: Warm up
Melanin- Michael Brun, Kah-Lo: Accelerations
Hit the Lights- Jay Sean, Lil Wayne: Tapbacks
Revolution- Diplo: Jumps
Starstruck- Lady Gaga: Rolling hills
Don’t – Ed Sheeran, Don Diablo: Seated/standing run
I Cry- Flo Rida: Climb
Satisfaction- Benny Benassi, David Guetta: Tapbacks
In Common- Alicia Keys, Kaskade: Rolling hills
Chained to the Starboy- Shakespeare: Sprints
The City is Mine- Jay-Z: Active recovery
Off Of My Mind- Icona Pop: Sprints
As Your Friend- Chris Brown, Afrojack: Climb
Louder- Henry Fong: Jumps on a hill
You- Janet Jackson: Climb
Tambourine- Eve: Standing run
Pressure- Retrovision: Accelerations
Wisdom- Silo: Cool down

Good Morning Gorgeous- Mastiksoul, Mary J Blige: Warm up
Now and Later- Sage the Gemini: Standing run
Poke it Out- Wale: Rolling hills
Don’t Leave Me Alone- David Guetta: Tapbacks
Ferrari- James Hype, Oliver Heldens: Sprints
Janet- Meanz of Operation: Rolling hills
Grapevine- Tujamo: Tpabacks
Green Light- Beyonce: Climb
Boo’d Up- Jersey Mix: Accelerations
Get it Shawty- Lloyd: Climb
How Deep is Your Love- David Guetta: Tapbacks/Jumps
Levels Nick Jonas, Jump Smokers: Climb
Lisztomania- Alex Metric: Rolling hills
Drop It- Trevor Jackson: Seated/standing run
Nice for What- DJ Lilman, Drake: Sprints
Simmer- Mahalia: Cool down

Feel free to share what workout/running/spin cycling jams you are loving lately!

TGIFriday Faves.

It is finally Friday around these parts! I don’t know about you but this hustla is ready for some down time this weekend! Actually I do have to teach a class this weekend, and hopefully squeeze some running in. But it will without a doubt be a great weekend enjoying some good people and some sunshine.

Let’s get straight to my faves from this week!

Moonchild is still tapping into my inner bliss. And yes it is played during just about every spin cycle class cooldown lately. UPDATED PLAYLISTS here if you have been missing ‘em. I know my cycle instructor followers call me out if I do not post (publicly and privately ha)



FALL TEA IS BACK, Y’ALL. And I am simply obsessed with the Spiced Chai from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t know then now you know.

How to score free or discounted coffee from your favorite shops. The CUPS app is sounding pretty neat.

5 ways reducing inflammation can make you a better athlete. I can dig it.

Then finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a great day! And weekend too.

Feel free to share what your faves were from this week!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Happy Thursday to ya. I do not know about you but I am more than ready for some sunshine this weekend. It has been quite gloomy around these parts and now the sun is bright and coming out. Plus it has cooled down just an EENSY bit. Hey…temps in the 70s and 80s in the early mornings in August. Cannot complain one bit.

Your girl is still loving and embracing this season of expanding my fitness career and teaching all of the classes at the gym. I just love me some EARLY MORNING GYM ENERGY and seeing all of those hot bods happily get after it so early in the A.M. What can I say…I do like me some hot gym people. Gym bodies > marathon runner bodies. Let’s be real…ha. Actually you know what I am a hybrid so I do like both.

Speaking of races…I do have this for fun one on my calendar. THANK YOU ASH WALSH for the free entry, my race goddess angel friend. And I’ve decided I may do a few longer runs now that it is FINALLY freaking cooling off. I’ve been doing more speed work and sprints on the spin bike and less posting on Strava so it should be great time.

Definitely looking forward to adding to my trail and ultra race list. Love that I still have that LIL TROPHY next to my name. Hashtag still got it and I know it.

Has anyone been getting into any pumpkin flavored foods lately? Or flavored coffees?! Tell me about all of your finds if you have them…yes we are talking the fall talk in August…just because we can.

Feel free to share any randomness from your week! Rants…happy things…I love ‘em all.

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have some fun in the sun planned for the weekend! I am so very ready to just have some much needed free time to let my hair down and such. Gotta love working two jobs and wearing yourself out! In the best way possible.

Let’s get straight to my faves from this week!

The tennis ball effect!! I’m definitely trying this one on my next run.

Add this threshold workout to any training plan. OH YES.

I’ve been thinking about this ramen cabbage salad ever since I saw it. Needs to happen STAT.

Reminiscing on the Habanero Hundred for all of my trails buds rocking it this weekend. Have a good one and STAY HYDRATED MY FRIENDS down in South Texas!

And there you have it!

Feel free to share some of your faves from this week!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hey there and happy Thursday to ya! I was up pretty early getting my yoga on this morning and also a quick run!! Gotta love when you can get it all in before the busy workday. These views always make my heart smile.

I actually have been feeling a TAD under the weather but thankfully my body has been good at fighting off sickness! And yay for negative COVID tests. Thankful for vitamins and sunshine and all of those things that make the world go ‘round.

While I’ve been recovering and working from home I was able to check out some shows on my Roku…I honestly do not watch much TV (since I’m never sitting still). So it was kind of nice to rest for once and watch TV like a normal human being.

Any documentary fans out there? You guys have to watch this one if so. It was a 5 part series and I was literally glued to my TV trying to finish.

Now that fall is right around the corner (but it is still BLAZING HOT in Texas) I am looking forward to some fall festivals. Wine tastings…State Fair of Texas…pumpkin patches, oh my. Bring it.

And yes my pumpkin candle collection HAS BEGUN. I am also a fan of all things apple cider. Fun fall finds are kind of my favorite thing.

Feel free to share what is going on in your world lately! Anyone already have their fall décor up?

Weds Spin Playlist(s).

Hi, hey hello and happiest of hump days to ya! Hope your week is going great. I’ve got not one but TWO spin cycle playlists for your eardrums today!! It has been a busy summer thus far but your girl is hustling hard, racking miles and making that money honey! So very thankful for that.

I’m also just getting around to updating my schedule! So check it out if you are local and contact me if you’re interested in checking out a class.

Let’s get straight to the jams!

Summer Renaissance- Beyonce: Warm up
Amazing- Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled: Rolling hills
Save the World- Swedish House Mafia: Standing run
Most Precious Love- House Gospel Choir: Sprints
Greenlights- Krewella: Jumps
I Like it Like That- Pete Rodriguez: Sprints
Desperado- Rihanna, 3LAU: Climb
My Humps- JBroadway: Tapbacks
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5: Rolling hills
Streets- Ape Drums, Doja Cat: Jumps on a hill
Jolene- Dolly Parton, Destructo: Seated/standing run
Hot in It- Tiesto, Charli XCX: Tapbacks
Human Touch- Club Mix: Armin van Buuren: Sprints
Don’t Give Up- Cezaire: Cool down

Get Through- Fox Stevenson: Warm up
Everytime the Beat Drop: Monica: Accelerations
Back to it- Floyd Wonder: Tapbacks/Pushups
False Alarm- Matoma, Becky Hill: Rolling hills
Space Jam- Audio Push, Lil Wayne: Jumps
Latch- T. Williams, Disclosure: Sprints
Dangerous- Kardinal Offishall, Akon: Standing run
Love So Soft- Kelly Clarkson, Cash Cash: Climb
Rhythm Nation- Janet Jackson: Rolling hills
My Heart Goes- Becky Hill, Topic: Climb
Make Me Feel- John Summit: Sprints
My Oh My- Camila Cabello, DaBaby: Active recovery
She Knows- Neyo, Juicy J: Accelerations
Safe- Dimitri Vegas: Climb
Breathe, Stretch, Shake- Mase: Accelerations
Guilty Pleasures- Wake the Wild: Cool down

Feel free to share what workout tracks you are grooving to this week!

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to you! I had to teach a class this morning at the Frisco country club – then I squeezed in a quick run which always feels good to wham bam thank you ma’am get it all done in one pop. Even better when there is a lady next to me that wanted to go toe to toe so I squeezed in a few speedy sprints and got it all done.

And then the Normatec compression boots – the icing on the dang early workout cake.

Let’s get to the playlist for the week, shall we?! Let’s be friends on Spotify + check out my teaching schedule here.

Time to go for a ride!

Girl- 6AM Remix: Warm up
Hear Me Say- Jonas Blue, LEON: Standing run
Glow Up- Meek Mill: Accelerations
On the Low- Wax Motif: Rolling hills
American Boy- Lost Frequencies, Kanye West: Jumps
Change My Mind- Just Kiddin’: Tapbacks/Climb
Move That Body- Nelly, Tpain, Akon: Seated/standing run
Great Spirit- Armin van Burren: Sprints
Whine Up Elephant Man, Kat Deluna: Active recovery
Love Tonight- David Guetta, Shouse: Sprints
I Feel Good- Pitbull, Anthony Watts, 71 Digits: Rolling hills
Come and Get It- Selena Gomez: Jumps on a hill
Turn Up the Music- Chris Brown: Tapbacks
This Is What You Came For- Calvin Harris, Rihanna: Accelerations
Ride It- Regard: Cool down

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! I’m knocking out work and oh so ready for some free time this weekend. I have running, teaching a spin cycle class and brunching with friends on the agenda for sure! It has been blazing hot down in Dallas but I’ve been managing to get in all of the early morning workouts and just trying to stay as hydrated as possible.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

This Life Time water bottle I simply cannot live without. I literally do not feel like myself without it. I mean and it is pretty great advertising as well for peeps to come to my classes.

Speaking of which, it does FEEL GOOD to get rave reviews and know that hard work certainly pays off.

Black Swan Yoga + Yoga Six have been making my heart smile. Thank you Class Pass for getting me in on all of the awesome DFW yoga studios.

Dinner at Drake’s last night = absolute perfection. That salmon roll was EVERYTHING. Odd side note my body always tells me when I need something so I’ve been oddly eating lots of eggs/salmon/avocado. So YUM.

All of the fruits – nature’s candy. Peep these figs off of my running friend Tiffany’s fig tree! Hey Tiff if you are reading. I need more figs please and thanks.

That’s all for this week! Hope you have a good one. Be good or be good at it! And stay cool.

What is on tap for your weekend? Do you have foods that you just crave randomly from time to time??
Right now I really want a iced cold bowl of refreshing watermelon and sweet cantaloupe.