Reward of the Month: Prohibition Bakery

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This place called to me from the street and it was a match made in heaven. My friend Kristina had run on the East River path and then stumbled off the path to find a place for brunch in the Lower East Side. As we were searching for a destination, I saw this sign outside saying they had “the most creative cupcakes" and I knew I had to go in and try one. The ladies doing the baking were excited to tell us about their signature flavors and they made some recommendations.

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So what sets this bakery apart from your normal cupcake joint? Almost every single cupcake is infused with alcohol! (Now does the name Prohibition Bakery make sense?) From the Margarita flavor infused with tequila to the Sangria flavor infused with wine but what was recommended to us was their famous “Pretzels & Beer” pictured above. It was small enough to not feel too guilty, delicious enough to be worth the calories and hidden enough to feel like a diamond in the rough. You should check it out if you are in town!

Five Favorite Workouts of the Week

This past week was filled with some fun workout events and this one has even more! I love how the summer brings out the creative outdoor workouts and everyone flocks to them. It is a great way to meet new people, try something new, get a little tan and enjoy the fresh air all while burning some serious calories. Here is a quick recap of my favorites from last week (and one coming up this week!):

1. GLADIATOR @ Under Armour Performance Center

I created a new class called Gladiator that is 15 minutes of spin, 15 minutes of rowing and 15 minutes of weight training. I love the girls that come every Thursday morning at the Under Armour Performance Center to work it out with me so I decided to end their strength training with a little partner exercise…here is 2 of the girls killing it in the wheelbarrow race - such a hard exercise if you do it right!

2. Flash WOD with Brick New York

In the teeming rain and lightning, my friends Jameson, Justine and I joined Brick NY for their “Flash WOD” aka a free outdoor workout that happens every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. You meet at the gym and run down to the West Side Highway where we hid under an awning and completed a crazy workout of sprints, lots of squats and then more sprinting and squatting. We were soaked but at least we got ripped too..

3. BLITZ 30/30 @ FIT RX/N in Hoboken

I am so excited to be teaching 2 back-to-back classes in Hoboken now at FIT RX/N. One is a 45 minute spin class at 6:30am followed by the BLITZ class at 7:15 where I teach the first 30 minutes of Spin and JD teaches the 30 minutes of TRX (then we swap). My first class this week was dynamite..everyone pushed themselves so hard both on the bike at on the TRX (and kettle bells and sand bells)..I can’t wait to go back.

4. Run Club @ Lululemon Meatpacking

Every Wednesday evening at 7pm, we host a run club/outdoor bootcamp at lululemon in the meatpacking district (14th btwn 9th & 10th). You meet at the store, drop off your stuff and head out with one of our awesome trainers to the West Side Highway. Every week alternates between either just a run workout or a run/bootcamp combo workout and all levels are welcome! 2 weeks ago we even did the bootcamp in-store with some of our favorite CrossFit men #gosohard.

5. FREE Bootcamp with ME this Thursday!!!

I am so excited to be teaching this free outdoor bootcamp for lululemon NYC and MPIA. The class will start at 7pm and is 40 minutes of a bodyweight bootcamp from squats to burpees to pushups and everything in between. It will be 40 minutes of complimentary fun for all who attend right outside the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District. While online reservations are all SOLD OUT, you can still come and claim a spot that day! Hope to see you there :)

Now on to my WORKOUT PLAN for this week

Come take a NY/NJ FITNESS CLASS with ME!

Fast Food for the Fitness Lover: fresh&co
My fellow trainer and healthy food enthusiast Kat introduced me to fresh&co this weekend when we were on our way from a tough workout with Under Armour to Long Beach for the day. We are both running around the city all week long and struggling to make good choices on-the-go. She told me that after discovering this place and all of it’s locations around the city that it is one of the best healthy fast food places around. So I was pretty excited to try it this weekend…and I’d have to agree!
I followed her recommendation and got a quinoa, portobello mushroom, kale, egg and feta bowl for breakfast and it was the perfect filling and protein-packed meal after a tough morning workout! They also had regular egg sandwiches, a salad bar, a yogurt bar and a skillet area. It was huge! I loved how many healthy options were on the menu and how creative and delicious they were (usually these kinds of places are hit or miss). It is nice to know that there are so many places popping up to support the on-the-go individual to eat right throughout the day.
These restaurants are not just in the city either..you can visit the website to find the location closest to you! Not sure if they have any options that would fit your dietary needs? Check out the menu here. Some of my other favorite on-the-go healthy eating spots in NYC are:
Dig Inn
Sweetgreen
Liquiteria
Juice Generation
Organic Avenue
Bareburger
Hale & Hearty

Fast Food for the Fitness Lover: fresh&co

My fellow trainer and healthy food enthusiast Kat introduced me to fresh&co this weekend when we were on our way from a tough workout with Under Armour to Long Beach for the day. We are both running around the city all week long and struggling to make good choices on-the-go. She told me that after discovering this place and all of it’s locations around the city that it is one of the best healthy fast food places around. So I was pretty excited to try it this weekend…and I’d have to agree!

I followed her recommendation and got a quinoa, portobello mushroom, kale, egg and feta bowl for breakfast and it was the perfect filling and protein-packed meal after a tough morning workout! They also had regular egg sandwiches, a salad bar, a yogurt bar and a skillet area. It was huge! I loved how many healthy options were on the menu and how creative and delicious they were (usually these kinds of places are hit or miss). It is nice to know that there are so many places popping up to support the on-the-go individual to eat right throughout the day.

These restaurants are not just in the city either..you can visit the website to find the location closest to you! Not sure if they have any options that would fit your dietary needs? Check out the menu here. Some of my other favorite on-the-go healthy eating spots in NYC are:

  • Dig Inn
  • Sweetgreen
  • Liquiteria
  • Juice Generation
  • Organic Avenue
  • Bareburger
  • Hale & Hearty
Double Workout Vacation

Most people go on vacation to relax, eat, drink and repeat. Now while I do love to do all of those things as well, it is hard for me to justify any of those activities if I don’t fit in a few workouts while I am away. Additionally, I like to use my workouts as an excuse to explore the area that I am vacationing as well as an opportunity to feel better in my bathing suit later on. Luckily, I get this trait from my parents so vacationing with them last week was the perfect couple of days!

After a 5 hour drive up to Lake George, I met up with my parents at the cabin they rent every year. We had a good night’s sleep it was up early on Monday for a 40 minute run/bootcamp along the lake and through some trails as I stopped every 10 minutes to do some squats, sit-ups, rock jumps and dips. Right after, my parents and I did a 30 minute swim in the lake with our caps and goggles and I realized I haven’t lost that competitive swim spirit yet ;) The rest of the day we relaxed in the sun, read books and went out to dinner.

On Tuesday, the run was replaced by a 30-minute kayak trip out to the islands in the lake where we tied up the boats and swam 30 minutes throughout the islands and along the shore. We then got back in our kayaks to paddle the 30 minutes back in some seriously choppy water and against the wind…what a workout! My arms were absolutely dead which was perfect because the rest of the day consisted of shopping in the little lake shops, eating ben & jerrys fresh from the shop and another delicious dinner and drinks at the Sagamore. I actually think it was one of the first times I may have lost weight on a vacation.

Wednesday morning, my Mom and I did a solid 45 minute speed walk with some stairs work before meeting up with my Dad for a 30 minute swim in the lake. After a delicious breakfast I was back on the road for 5 hours to get back to the city but it felt amazing to get some great workouts in (especially some swims), spend some quality time with my parents, relax, read, sleep and reset my brain to get back into the flow of the work week. I am so lucky to have such an active family to do things like this with and I can’t wait for many more :)

Let The 4th Be With You

My favorite holiday, the 4th of July, started out in the best way possible - with a 5 mile race! Unfortunately, I went with my white-based American flag pants and the torrential downpour started as soon as we got to the starting line so it was an interesting debacle but it also encouraged me to run a lot faster than I ever expected.

I have been trying to push myself hard in my training runs to get my mile time up so I was excited to see what I could do during the run and I ended up getting a PR! 38.30 was my finishing time and a great way to get the day started. My friend Kvehl came up to visit just as I was finishing the race and after some shopping for American flag swag, we met up with my younger brother and his friends at their beach house in Manasquan for some World Cup watching, Kan Jam playing and cover band dancing for the rest of the evening..it was a blast!

Saturday I headed down to Philly with my friend Ashley for a day of shopping and walking through the city before attending the On The Run tour starring Beyonce & Jay Z!! The concert was absolutely UNBELIEVABLE. I could not stop dancing and didn’t even want to use the restroom and miss a second of it. Both Jay Z and Beyonce were equally amazing and entertaining and they even filmed an entire movie that played whenever they weren’t on stage and ended with home movies of their wedding and their daughter. It was such a blast and a beautiful night at the Phillies Stadium for a concert!

All in all, it is difficult to get back to reality after an amazing week of vacation but here we go!! What is your Workout Plan for the week?

I Sweat Glitter @ Laughing Lotus
The more I work with lululemon and meet amazing yoga instructors, the more I have become a believer in the power of yoga. Not only do I love the feeling of shutting out my thoughts and being in the moment, but I also love taking my hard working body through a deep stretch. I have been really trying to incorporate it into my week at least once and so far it has been a success!
Because I am not your typical serious yogi who needs to hit all the right poses and do a handstand every class, I search for classes that make me feel comfortable not being the most flexible person around and an encouraging environment while I struggle in your average warrior pose. I have recently been going to a studio in Chelsea called Laughing Lotus because it accomplishes all my yoga class needs and more.
Francesca Bove, an ambassador at lululemon meatpacking, is one of the most relaxing, engaging, encouraging and fun (you read that right) yoga instructors I have ever taken. True to the studio’s name, she makes you laugh during class, smile, relax and enjoy your practice instead of being serious and solely focused on hitting every pose. The flow is quick so you really get a sweat going while you are in the class which was something that always turned me off from yoga because I would leave without feeling like I worked hard.
Not only is the class awesome but the studio is filled with bright colors, graffiti on the walls, a super nice staff and tank tops for sale that say “I Sweat Glitter” (as you can see from the photo above..I bought one of those babies!) I highly recommend that you not only take a yoga class at this studio but that you check out Francesca’s class if you can..especially if you are someone who doesn’t fit yoga into your week and know that you should. 
Also, just a note that this picture above was taken last week for an “Ambassador Sweat Challenge” we are having at the store. The task was to: take a picture doing an inversion with Francesca after taking her class! Successful mission by myself and my co-worker Lauran. Anyway…I never used to see the importance of a relaxed workout like this one but I have realized now that finding the right studio and teacher makes all the difference. Hopefully I will see you there!

I Sweat Glitter @ Laughing Lotus

The more I work with lululemon and meet amazing yoga instructors, the more I have become a believer in the power of yoga. Not only do I love the feeling of shutting out my thoughts and being in the moment, but I also love taking my hard working body through a deep stretch. I have been really trying to incorporate it into my week at least once and so far it has been a success!

Because I am not your typical serious yogi who needs to hit all the right poses and do a handstand every class, I search for classes that make me feel comfortable not being the most flexible person around and an encouraging environment while I struggle in your average warrior pose. I have recently been going to a studio in Chelsea called Laughing Lotus because it accomplishes all my yoga class needs and more.

Francesca Bove, an ambassador at lululemon meatpacking, is one of the most relaxing, engaging, encouraging and fun (you read that right) yoga instructors I have ever taken. True to the studio’s name, she makes you laugh during class, smile, relax and enjoy your practice instead of being serious and solely focused on hitting every pose. The flow is quick so you really get a sweat going while you are in the class which was something that always turned me off from yoga because I would leave without feeling like I worked hard.

Not only is the class awesome but the studio is filled with bright colors, graffiti on the walls, a super nice staff and tank tops for sale that say “I Sweat Glitter” (as you can see from the photo above..I bought one of those babies!) I highly recommend that you not only take a yoga class at this studio but that you check out Francesca’s class if you can..especially if you are someone who doesn’t fit yoga into your week and know that you should. 

Also, just a note that this picture above was taken last week for an “Ambassador Sweat Challenge” we are having at the store. The task was to: take a picture doing an inversion with Francesca after taking her class! Successful mission by myself and my co-worker Lauran. Anyway…I never used to see the importance of a relaxed workout like this one but I have realized now that finding the right studio and teacher makes all the difference. Hopefully I will see you there!

Summer In The City Isn’t So Bad…

I pretty much head out of the city (to New Jersey) most weekends to spend time at the beach with my family and friends so it is rare for me to experience a weekend in New York in the summertime. This weekend, however, I stayed for some cool events and it may have changed my mind on summer in the city..

Saturday morning I attended an outdoor workout run by two of my fellow Under Armour trainers Curtis & Kat. Being an ex-NFL athlete, Curtis runs his workouts like a football training camp and at 10am in the heat on the West Side Highway..it was quite the physical and emotional struggle! I am so lucky to have such inspiring co-workers though who push me every single day. What a great way to start the weekend!

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Right after the workout, a group of us hopped on the subway and headed to Long Beach to get some sun and swim time in! It was so much fun to experience another beach so close to the city and jump in the ocean after a tough workout! I never realized how easy a trip it was to get to the beach from the city and I will definitely be returning.

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Just when my friend Kristina and I thought the day was over..my brother and his roommate offered us two free box seats to the Yankees/Red Sox game! We sat 6 rows from the field with all-you-can-eat food (bad news bears) and even though the Yankees lost, it was so fun to be up close and personal with Derek Jeter! I did have to force myself out of bed early on Sunday though to run off that all you can eat ice cream…

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Now that this amazing weekend is over it is back to reality as we gear up our bodies for the Fourth of July..what is your workout plan for the week? Feel free to join me for a class in Hoboken or NYC!

Under Armour Corporate Challenge

One of the unique things about teaching/training at the Under Armour Performance Center in NYC is that not only do we have classes open to the 6,000 people who work in the building, but we also have different offices that setup their own corporate challenges. They put together a group of employees who want to sweat together and have fun together and we provide the workout and a timed & recorded “challenge” section at the end to ultimately find winners at the end of the 6-8 week session.

I have been working with one of these companies for the past 6 weeks and it was so sad to say goodbye to them yesterday (although we will have another one together in the fall). They were such hard workers and such a fun group to push each and every workout. Here was their final sweat session with me:

Each station was 45 seconds of work, 15 seconds of rest then repeat. We went through all 6 stations this way then repeated it all again!

Station 1: Battleropes

Station 2: Lower Ab Layout

Station 3: Dips on the Parallel Bars

Station 4: TRX Pike/Plank

Station 5: In & Out Squat Jumps

Station 6: Plank Ladder Walk & Sprint

They ended with 3 exercises for 1-minute each where their partner had to count their reps to record for the challenge. The winner walked away with an Under Armour swag bag and everyone else had a cold beer afterwards to celebrate. Such a fun way to mix things up in their office and for me to make some new fitness friends. See you all soon!

Every single day is a chance to get closer to your goals. Every small choice you make can take you where you want to go so don’t just see the big scary things that you want to accomplish - check out life’s little battles that you are fighting every single day to take you where you want to go and work from there. The more you chip away, the closer you will be! So ask yourself..what can you do today to bring you closer to your goals…and do it!!!!!!

Every single day is a chance to get closer to your goals. Every small choice you make can take you where you want to go so don’t just see the big scary things that you want to accomplish - check out life’s little battles that you are fighting every single day to take you where you want to go and work from there. The more you chip away, the closer you will be! So ask yourself..what can you do today to bring you closer to your goals…and do it!!!!!!

Five Things Friday

This week flew by and I cannot believe that it is finally the first day of summer on Saturday! It is finally starting to feel like the season is here and the sun is sticking around. With temperatures like we had this week…we can finally unpack our shorts and put away our sweaters for the season WOOHOO! Now let’s continue the celebration with some Five Things Friday…

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1. Outdoor Bootcamp

Two apartment buildings in NYC owned by the same company, Instrata, hired me to teach their first outdoor bootcamp of the season in Madison Square Park. It was my first time teaching a full bootcamp in the park and I had so much fun! We utilized the park benches, the pavement and even the little path around the water fountain for squats, dips, burpees and some sprints. Everyone worked their butts off and it was such a blast..can’t wait for the next one :)

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2. Coco Libre Protein

Coco Libre has become a friend of the lululemon store and now they have rolled out their first protein shake and I have to admit…it is one of the most delicious ones I have ever had! With only 140 calorie a carton, I enjoy this sometimes as a full dinner along with a side snack and it will fill me up for the entire evening! It is delicious with all natural ingredients and not expensive either.

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3. Jimi Hendrix Reincarnated

I had the opportunity to join my family at a Robert Randolph & The Family Band and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band concert this week and if you have not heard of either of these guys..go download them right now! They are both a vision of Jimi Hendrix with unbelievable guitar skills and magnetic energy. Robert plays the guitar standing up and Kenny plays the classic but both will give you chills..one of the best concerts I have ever been to!

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4. World Cup

The World Cup has been such a blast to watch in the city since bar after bar is playing the games out into the streets for the passers-by. Therefore, I can catch up on the score while I am walking to and from gyms or just see people celebrating in the streets with their jerseys on…go USA!!!!!!!!!

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5. Hoboken

I love running on the 4 mile river path in Hoboken after teaching my morning classes. The views of the city skyline are breathtaking and the amount of people out and about running is so motivating! I look forward to my Tuesday & Friday runs after class and highly recommend taking a jog on it if you are in the area.

Take Me Home
Summer means so many great songs to jam to in the car, on the beach, walking through the city and most importantly..burning calories to in class! I am so pumped about all my playlists lately that I have to share. And don’t forget..if you have Spotify you can follow all my workout playlists as they are updated @ Eryn Bulvanoski. These are all on my CRUNCH Spin playlistwoo!
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Take Me Home -  Cash Cash
Good Kisser - Usher
Fancy - Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX
Don’t - Ed Sheeran
Red Lights - Tiesto
Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
Amnesia - Justin Timberlake
Heart of the City (MTV Unplugged) - Jay Z f/ Jaguar Wright
Chandelier - Sia
Afrodisiac - Brandy
Do you have any good songs that I am missing in my playlists? Please share the wealth!!

Take Me Home

Summer means so many great songs to jam to in the car, on the beach, walking through the city and most importantly..burning calories to in class! I am so pumped about all my playlists lately that I have to share. And don’t forget..if you have Spotify you can follow all my workout playlists as they are updated @ Eryn Bulvanoski. These are all on my CRUNCH Spin playlistwoo!

Do you have any good songs that I am missing in my playlists? Please share the wealth!!

A Quick Workout is Better Than No Workout
I used to think I needed to set aside an hour or two to go for a long run or a class for my workout to matter. With such a busy schedule of both work and fun in the summertime, however, sometimes it is hard to carve out a huge block of time to not only workout but to shower and prepare myself for the next activity. Instead of feeling like its either a big workout or no workout, however, I have not only gotten comfortable with small workouts mixed into my week but also still feeling satisfied with them too!
We are all busy people and fitting in a workout is a CHOICE. One that we can make and fit into our schedule no matter how busy we are. If you are committed to getting exercise, then you will find a way no matter how small that amount of time.
As an example. Sunday morning I wanted to do a long run before I went to Father’s Day brunch and then to work for the rest of the day. I was so exhausted, however, that I decided I needed to give myself a little more sleep and a little shorter of a workout. So, instead I made it a cross training run!

15 minute run
25 leg lifts
25 tricep pushups
25 full situps
25 pushups
REPEAT
15 minute run


25 leg lifts


25 tricep pushups


25 full situps


25 pushups


REPEAT

I ended up getting a solid sweat in within a half hour and felt just as good as if I had done the long run that I had originally planned. The same happened on Wednesday evening! I only had a short time to workout before teaching my class (where I was more of a moderator and less of getting my own sweat in) so I gave myself a difficult ab set to complete, sweat it out, and was ready for my class when it arrived. It may have not been the hard lifting set that I had wanted but it is better to do something than nothing!
Therefore, there are NO EXCUSES no matter how short your time frame to workout….
Walk to work instead of taking the subway
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Do some sit-ups and pushups as soon as you wake up
Do some dips and squats before you go to bed
Lift some small weights while you are watching TV
What works best for you? Only you know!

A Quick Workout is Better Than No Workout

I used to think I needed to set aside an hour or two to go for a long run or a class for my workout to matter. With such a busy schedule of both work and fun in the summertime, however, sometimes it is hard to carve out a huge block of time to not only workout but to shower and prepare myself for the next activity. Instead of feeling like its either a big workout or no workout, however, I have not only gotten comfortable with small workouts mixed into my week but also still feeling satisfied with them too!

We are all busy people and fitting in a workout is a CHOICE. One that we can make and fit into our schedule no matter how busy we are. If you are committed to getting exercise, then you will find a way no matter how small that amount of time.

As an example. Sunday morning I wanted to do a long run before I went to Father’s Day brunch and then to work for the rest of the day. I was so exhausted, however, that I decided I needed to give myself a little more sleep and a little shorter of a workout. So, instead I made it a cross training run!

15 minute run

  • 25 leg lifts
  • 25 tricep pushups
  • 25 full situps
  • 25 pushups
  • REPEAT

15 minute run

  • 25 leg lifts
  • 25 tricep pushups
  • 25 full situps
  • 25 pushups
  • REPEAT

I ended up getting a solid sweat in within a half hour and felt just as good as if I had done the long run that I had originally planned. The same happened on Wednesday evening! I only had a short time to workout before teaching my class (where I was more of a moderator and less of getting my own sweat in) so I gave myself a difficult ab set to complete, sweat it out, and was ready for my class when it arrived. It may have not been the hard lifting set that I had wanted but it is better to do something than nothing!

Therefore, there are NO EXCUSES no matter how short your time frame to workout….

  • Walk to work instead of taking the subway
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Do some sit-ups and pushups as soon as you wake up
  • Do some dips and squats before you go to bed
  • Lift some small weights while you are watching TV

What works best for you? Only you know!

Snacktastic

I am a snacker. There are no 2 ways around it but just having a full meal does not satisfy me…I always need a snack. After driving my Mom’s car this weekend and finding little bags of pretzels and dried fruit stashed everywhere I realize that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Anyway, a few months ago I started realizing that my snacking habits were becoming very unhealthy. I would leave work craving chocolate, swing by the nearest deli and load up on everything. Then I would proceed to convince myself these snacks would last me forever as I sat down in front of the television and devoured the whole thing.

Finally, I understood that I couldn’t leave my snacks to chance. I had to pack healthy snacks to keep in my bag at all times so if I got the urge for “a little something” I was making a smart choice and not blowing my whole day. I have now actually gotten into a snacking routine and I look forward to all the delicious things I packed. Here are four of my favorite go-to snacks right now:

1. Chia Bar

These little bars are easy to carry around and really fill you up between meals. Plus, chia seeds have so many health benefits for athletes that it makes for a great natural fuel before or after a hard workout. They now have some amazing flavors too like Dark Chocolate Cherry, Mango, Apple Cinnamon and Peanut Butter. I may be addicted…

2. Cup of Fruit

Sometimes we believe that tons of fruit is a way to cut back when we should actually be enjoying that in moderation as well. There are some natural sugars in fruit that your body needs but too much of a good thing can backfire as well. When you are having something like berries or cut up watermelon (my summer jam right now), you should measure our a cup to satisfy you. It is the same as eating an apple or banana aka one serving size.

3. Rice Cakes w/ Almond Butter

There is something about this snack that I am in love with! Maybe it’s because I usually go for the apple cinnamon rice cakes to mix with my maple almond butter tastes like a delicious dessert even though it far below that calorie intake. Either way, I love saving this snack for after lunch as my little treat for staying on track throughout the day!

4. Veggies & Hummus

Now that Sabra makes little hummus cups and the fact that I bought small tupperwares for dip, it is much easier to transport this snack around the city and into my tummy! I usually measure out about 2 tablespoons of hummus to ration out my servings and then load up on my favorite vegetables. Great way to hold yourself over until dinner.

There are tons of other healthy snacks to choose from and as long as you measure out your portions or understand the serving sizes, you can eat anything that you want in moderation and keep your metabolism moving by snacking in between. What are your favorite snacks?

Five Things Friday (one day late)

This weekend consisted of healthy food, sunny skies, bridal, birthday and father’s day celebrations..let’s recap with a day late Five Things Friday:

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1. Sweetgreen

FINALLY tried Sweetgreen in the city (there are currently 2 locations) and it is worth the hype. As you may have guessed, they specialize in salads with tons of unique ingredients it is unlike any salad spot you have been before. Additionally, there is tons of seating, fresh juice and even acoustic tunes on special nights for you to hang out and meet up with friends. I will definitely be back!

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2. Taste of the World Cup

Since I will not be in Brazil this year for the games, I decided to get my own taste of the World Cup before the teams hopped on the flight! Ireland played Portugal in a tune-up game at MetLife Stadium in Jersey so my two friends and I got tickets last minute and headed to the madness. We even saw one of the biggest players in the World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo! Ireland got slammed but it was still a blast :)

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3. Double Workouts

My co-worker Jameson and I did double workouts together this past Thursday evening…a 6 mile run on the West Side Highway followed by a CrossFit class. I was not only dead afterwards but pretty sore the next few days as well. It felt so good to push myself outside of my regular classes..especially because Jameson is an excellent motivator!

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4. Lyndsey’s Bridal Shower

Lyndsey and I have been friends since we swam on the same club swim team, Monmouth Barracudas to high school to the same college and then living in the same city! She has been like a big sister to me and I am so happy to be her bridesmaid for her wedding this coming November!

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5. Father’s Day

My Dad is my inspiration, my friend, my role model, my therapist, my running buddy and so much more. I am so lucky to have him in my life challenging me and encouraging me every step of the way. I told him a million times already but here is one more..I love you Dad!

Now let’s get on this week!

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My Weekend Warrior Workout Schedule for the week!

Spinlister: My Ticket to a Triathlon
When I was in my freshman and sophomore year of college, I competed in a few sprint triathlons. Obviously the swim was my favorite but since that time, I have become a spin instructor AKA spending more time on the bike and running half and full marathons so I would love to give that event another go! My one big hang-up? I do not own a triathlon bike. To do my other races, I have borrowed from friends and even did one with a mountain bike so you can tell I am a serious pro…NOT.
Enter this new website: Spinlister. You can now RENT a bike from someone in the area…any bike you want! Whether you want a triathlon bike like me, a beach cruiser on vacation or just a bike to ride around with friends..you can find it on this website! Most bikes will cost you less than those “Bike & Rides” that they push by the Golden Gate Bridge, less than Citibike around NYC and way less than purchasing your own lightweight triathlon bike.
So how does it work? 
Basically, you begin your search by location then by the kind of bike you want. Heading to vacation in San Francisco and wish you had a bike to ride around the city? Rent one for the day or two days without the pressure of paying by the hour. Have a bike that you don’t get to ride as much as you want to? Rent it out! The site verifies all information on both sides before you arrange a time and date to meet for the exchange. 
Not a biker?
You can rent surfboards, snowboards, skis, and stand up paddle boards too! You can save some money, make some friends and setup your transportation before you even travel! I am so excited to use this site and to share my success story with all of you. I can’t decide if I should rent some skis, a standup paddle board, a bike or all 3!
Have you ever tried this site? Tell us more!

Spinlister: My Ticket to a Triathlon

When I was in my freshman and sophomore year of college, I competed in a few sprint triathlons. Obviously the swim was my favorite but since that time, I have become a spin instructor AKA spending more time on the bike and running half and full marathons so I would love to give that event another go! My one big hang-up? I do not own a triathlon bike. To do my other races, I have borrowed from friends and even did one with a mountain bike so you can tell I am a serious pro…NOT.

Enter this new website: Spinlister. You can now RENT a bike from someone in the area…any bike you want! Whether you want a triathlon bike like me, a beach cruiser on vacation or just a bike to ride around with friends..you can find it on this website! Most bikes will cost you less than those “Bike & Rides” that they push by the Golden Gate Bridge, less than Citibike around NYC and way less than purchasing your own lightweight triathlon bike.

So how does it work?

Basically, you begin your search by location then by the kind of bike you want. Heading to vacation in San Francisco and wish you had a bike to ride around the city? Rent one for the day or two days without the pressure of paying by the hour. Have a bike that you don’t get to ride as much as you want to? Rent it out! The site verifies all information on both sides before you arrange a time and date to meet for the exchange. 

Not a biker?

You can rent surfboards, snowboards, skis, and stand up paddle boards too! You can save some money, make some friends and setup your transportation before you even travel! I am so excited to use this site and to share my success story with all of you. I can’t decide if I should rent some skis, a standup paddle board, a bike or all 3!

Have you ever tried this site? Tell us more!