2018: Looking Forward

It’s the first Friday of 2018, and as I’m staring down below freezing temps, I figured it would be the perfect time to chat about what I’m excited about in this new year.

Wait – no reflection on 2017?

2017 was one of the most action packed years I’ve had – I got married, I started working at Sweat Fixx,  I was reposted by SELF magazine, and rebranded my blog (just to name a few of the things). I don’t think I have enough time or space to accurately give a reflection on the year.

If I were to sum up 2017 in a couple words, it would be “Hell Yes.”

Looking forward to 2018 – I would say that the words that will drive this year are going to be “Let’s Do This.”

Let’s throw away that fear, those excuses, and self doubt.

“Let’s Do This”.

I have some big plans for this year, personally & professionally. I took some time this weekend to sit with my husband and we wrote out what we want to accomplish this year on little slips of paper, folded them up, and placed them in a covered mason jar next to our coffee maker. Where we can see them every single day.

To remind ourselves of what we want to accomplish.

What we are working towards.

To start every day with a cup of coffee and a healthy does of “Let’s Do This.”

I’m looking forward to the challenges that will help me grow, learn and become stronger.

I’m looking forward to getting out of my comfort zone and being more active in the community – leading more workouts, hosting more yoga workshops and moderating more talks.

Taking that leap.

Going for it.

So, 2018: Let’s. Do. This.



I’m so sorry guys – it’s been awhile! Reason why it’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve updated you is:

a) I got a new job

b) I’m in the middle of a move

Also, the embarrassing c) is that I haven’t really been running or doing anything much. My token of that? A nice little layer of blubber and a good 10 lbs that seems to have weaseled its way back on my body.


This week, I started my new job, along with starting back on my running and exercising routine. Monday and Weds I put in three miles on the good ‘ol hills of Somerville. I’m scheduling a 4 mile run tomorrow morning (trying to get back into my ½ training).

On my non-running days, I will be doing Blogilates. I’ve seen a lot of other fitness bloggers talk about her and how ridiculous her workouts were – but it wasn’t until a friend of mine told me that she actually worked up a sweat that I decided to try it today.

Holy. Shit.

I did three of her videos today – focusing on abs & legs today. My goal is to strengthen my legs, especially my glutes in order to avoid ANY MORE IT band issues. And man… My legs are still shaking. She’s the real deal and I’m really excited to be adding her workouts to my routine.

This Saturday, my boyfriend rented a Budget truck, and we will be hauling all of our stuff to our new apartment. We officially move in on the 15th, but it might be a couple days before we actually stay there. We both have our previous apartments until the 31st, so there might be some bouncing around for awhile.

Best part of where we are moving to? The lake. The running trail around the lake is 3 miles, and we are about 3/4th of a mile away from it. Who knows, maybe my boyfriend will join me for a couple runs a week? I’m just so excited to have a green area by a lake to enjoy virtually whenever.  This city girl is excited to get out of the city and into the suburbs – and I can’t believe those words are actually coming out of my mouth.

But anyways, that is why it’s been a little quiet here. I’ll make sure to update more once the move is done – and I’ll post some pictures of this gorgeous lake!

“She is travelling between worlds right now. You can see her holding the tension of not knowing. She is simply breathing into her unanswered questions. Sometimes she drinks her coffee with quaking hands, not knowing where her relationship or her bank account is going.

But this time, she is holding on to the tension of not knowing, and is not willing to hit the panic button. She is unlearning thousands of years of conditioning. She is not being split between the opposing forces of fight and flight. 

She is neither naïve nor ignorant. She is a frontier woman, paving new roads & making new choices. 

She is willing to making a new transcendent possibility emerge. You may see her now – standing at thresholds, or at crossroads – breathing into her body, intently listening for inner signals. She’s learning new navigation skills as she arrives at a most magical moment of her life.”

Sukhvinder Sircar