WORKOUT TWERKOUT

In high school, I was a badass.  I was a member of the winter conditioning team, which consisted of long runs outside, braving both snow and rocky terrain.  I know what y’all are thinking – that is absolutely not something I would voluntarily sign up for.  Did I forgot to mention that we got a free hoodie?  See, it’s all making sense now.

Since those cold blustery days in Groton, Massachusetts, I have tried countless workout plans.  Billy Blanks and I were besties, I toyed with becoming a Zumba instructor for a hot minute and I once almost died at hot yoga class.  True story.  Since I can remember, I have been on the search for a workout that I loved and could motivate myself to get up and do. Consistently. The pull of the couch, fuzzy blankets and cheese fries is STRONG y’all.  As you know, a good beat and a killer wardrobe are two of my greatest inspirations.  Enter Spotify and Nike.

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THIS IS MORE THAN A CRUSH

Hey Lover.  Yes, I am talking to you – you know that I love my readers fiercely.  Don’t let this freak you out, I use this greeting all the time – I say it to my ride-or-die besties, my bae (That’s you, Rohan) and my family, which they undoubtedly love.  I have always been unabashedly honest about my emotions and wear my heart on my sleeve – ain’t no shame in my game. I can’t, however, take credit for this phrase – that is an honor that is reserved for the one and only LL COOL J.

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SHOULDER LEAN

We all have those songs that automatically make our shoulders shimmy.  Regardless of where we are or what we are doing, there are certain songs that evoke nostalgic memories of getting down in the club- Save the Last Dance style – and cause an intense urge to do the dougie, the stanky leg or the shmoney dance  that cannot be quieted or tamed.  Believe me, I have tried.  For me, that song is Shoulder Lean, a Young Dro classic featuring T.I. – I dare you to listen to it and NOT move.  Try it.  Go on with your bad self.

Although this 2006 classic makes my shoulders shimmy, it is not the only thing that makes me want to party like it’s 1999.

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Whiteout | Romper Edition

Adorable childhood photos, that were at one time embarrassing, and now a staple item in the photo collections we proudly show. When I say I was possibly the craziest dressed child (thanks mom, or did I pick this?), the clown suit is PROOF that I am not lying in the slightest.

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hump day happiness

Wednesdays are the worst. You aren’t close enough to the weekend to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Monday and Tuesday 8-5 have officially taken their toll, Wednesday AM workouts at Bella Body could be classified as attempted murder, traffic for some reason is always at its worst, and a nap would be great.

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