when I was in Florida in January, I hit my pre-baby weight, the weight I was when I got weighed at my first official sonogram appointment. I weighed 144 pounds!
in mid January (about a month ago) I was being extra healthy and doing high-intensity, hour-long workouts almost everyday, in preparation for my little sister's wedding. I wanted to look my best, but most importantly, feel my best. about 3-4 weeks of that helped me shed the extra 5 pounds that I had leftover from my pregnancy.
after receiving so many questions about my spin workouts, I recently did an Instagram stories and took everyone through the bikes I use everyday to spin. there were still some follow-up questions, so I figured I'd devote a blog post to it, so that in the future, I can direct everyone here!
and to preface, this was NOT sponsored by Peloton Cycle. I genuinely love their brand, their bike, and I'm just a personal fan (I have been for almost 2 full years.)
I used to read these "how to find morning workout motivation" posts all the time. I found all the tips to be exactly the same - set your alarm away from your bed, imagine how great you'll feel afterwards, etc.
and you know what? just like the secret to getting your dream body, there are NO shortcuts. it is as hard as it sounds, but luckily, once you hit your stride (same with losing weight), it's easier to maintain, because your body becomes accustomed to the tradition.
I DID IT.
well, WE did it, I suppose.
on Saturday, October 8th, Lu and I ran a Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon in Brooklyn. we started at the Brooklyn Museum and ended up in Prospect Park. it was a well-organized race (I love the Rock 'n Roll series - I ran one of their halfs in Chicago in 2012), plenty of course support, and a pretty enjoyable running route.
I've run a half marathon and a marathon before.
out of the total blue, I entered a "lottery" for a Nike Women's Marathon. before that, I hadn't run more than 5 miles in my entire life and normally, ran 2-3 miles at the most. to my surprise (because I never "win" anything), I got selected!
yes, I am talking about gear for big busts again! first, it was my secret to wearing backless tops, then it was my favorite strapless bra, and now, it's my most recent discovery: THE.BEST.SPORTS.BRA. (for big busts.)
I haven't found any fashion or lifestyle bloggers that do high-impact exercise and have a big bust (like, D+++). no one talks about having a big bust and being an athlete, like, ever. it's a bummer, because it makes the resources very limited for us with big busts who like to run, jump, and do other activities that stress our chests.