BUT FIRST, 90s RAP

Fearlessness is overrated. Let me explain. Since I was 4-feet-something with ringlets in my hair and velvet platform shoes on my feet, I have been plagued by bouts of anxiety. Sometimes it is so extreme that I just want to curl up in bed and hide under the covers – yes, this still happens in your 30s so if you were born after 1990, you have that to look forward to! Other times, it lingers in the background like a bad habit and you do everything you can to get through the day without it hovering over you like a dark cloud. That might sound like a melodramatic depiction, but I promise you, the sentiment is accurate!

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WORKOUT TWERKOUT: PART II

PITBULL. IS. COMING.  I know – stop what you are doing right now and check his tour dates to see when he is coming to a city near you.  I swear, seeing him perform live is a game changer.  GAME. CHANGER.  If you have been a dedicated reader of this blog since inception, you know that my unabashed love for Pitbull is long-standing and widely known.  Ain’t no shame in my game.

As I mentioned here, one must mentally and physically prepare for the epic dance party that is a Pitbull concert.  This means building up your endurance.  It really isn’t as scary as it sounds, I swear.  And, BONUS, you can rock some Pitbull swag while doing it – as evident below.

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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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