Bi-Weekly Briefing | #6

I’ve been slacking a little bit — ok, a lotta bit! — on blogging lately. I had grand plans to be very productive over my Spring Break and front load a lot of writing. Well, it didn’t happen. The time change kicked me in the pants, even though I was technically on vacation and should’ve had no problem adjusting. I anticipate next week kicking me in the pants even more. 🙂

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Anyway! What’s everyone up to this weekend? I’m super excited to say that I’m headed to see Beauty & the Beast with my husband this afternoon. If you recall, that was one of my March goals. 😉 We are making a day date out of it and having lunch before the movie. I couldn’t think of a greater way to end my Spring Break!

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Brooks Juno Review (The New Style!)

I need to be honest for a quick second. I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks — WEEKS! — and just haven’t taken the time to do it. Let’s all thank the Spring Break for giving me some time to actually breathe for a few days. #teacherproblems

A few weeks ago, I talked about some of the best sports bras for chesty ladies. While I was writing that post, I discovered that one of my favorite bras, the Moving Comfort Juno, had been updated by Brooks. Was Moving Comfort purchased by Brooks? It appears that way. Anyway, I was due for a new bra, so I decided to order the Brooks version and compare it to my trusty Moving Comfort.

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Brooks Juno Review

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Home Gym Essentials

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Is a traditional gym absolutely essential to living a fit and healthy life? No — in my opinion it’s not! Let’s take a dive into some home gym essentials that can give you the same great workout offered in a traditional gym.

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Home Gym Essentials

Over the years, my fitness journey has changed and evolved as other areas of my life have also changed and evolved. In the beginning, all my time was spent in boutique studios hiding at the back so no one would notice if I didn’t know what I was doing. When I moved back home to start teaching, there were no studios, so I joined a traditional gym. About a year ago, my in-laws gifted me with their old treadmill, so I decided to cancel my gym membership in favor of saving ever-precious time. Now that we’ve moved to a new city and finally gotten settled into our new house, I’m still working out at home and only at home. It’s proven to be one of the greatest decisions I’ve made in this busy, busy season of life.

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Lower Body AMRAP Workout!

Today’s Wild Workout Wednesday is a little different than the last few I’ve linked up for! I’m giving you a Lower Body AMRAP Workout that can be done in 30 minutes. In the last few months, I’ve been so busy that I’m all about maximizing my time with my workouts. I need to be DONE in 45 minutes or less so I can move on to the other things I need to tackle during the day.

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Like I mentioned on Monday, I go through phases with my workouts. Sometimes I want to write them all myself. Other times I want a schedule to follow that allows me to mix and match. And then there are still times in which I don’t want to think at all about my workouts and just pop in a DVD so I can be bossed around by someone else for 45 minutes. This is one I created for myself a few months back. It’s sure to work up a good sweat and leave those legs a-quivering!

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Workouts to STOP Doing Immediately

Are you miserable throughout your entire workout and find yourself doing nothing more than going through motions? Or maybe you wake up in the morning and don’t feel motivated to even begin the workout you’ve planned. I’ve been there — more than once — throughout my health and fitness journey. In those moments I tell myself, “Ok, THIS is a workout to STOP doing!”

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Workouts to Stop Doing Immediately

I’m not an expert; I’m not a personal trainer. I’m not here to tell you the workout that is best for your body. What I can tell you is that you should immediately stop the workout you’re not enjoying. Ok, maybe you shouldn’t LITERALLY stop your workout immediately. Finish the workout you’re right in the middle of and then reevaluate your next steps. 🙂

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