Hi!

Hey guys! Jeesh, cannot believe it’s been 4 months almost since I posted. I really enjoyed this summer (except not enough trips to the beach) and didn’t think about writing here often, but now that it’s my favorite season (FALL!) I’m a little more motivated to write. I am teaching Spin/Cycling again and want to get back to posting playlists, workouts, etc and just generally start blogging again. I miss you guys!

I’m not going to do a big recap of the last 4 months because we would be here all night, but I will do a few highlights.

My mom got married in July! She now lives in Rochester, NY and so we spent the weekend there. It was an absolute blast. For rehearsal dinner we were at a family member’s house and ate great food, drank a lot and laughed our asses off.

My brother and I!

My brother and I!

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It was incredibly hot that day and the house we got ready at had no A/C (death) but somehow our hair still turned out great.

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The food at the wedding was amazing, and we danced all night long.

Johnny and I!

Johnny and I!

John and my mom dancing!

John and my mom dancing!

My brother and our 2 new siblings!

My brother and our 2 new siblings!

 

 

So much fun

So much fun

I’m having the time of my life being an Auntie to my best friend Brenda’s baby. Completely obsessed with Ruby.

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John and I just celebrated 1 year of being engaged this week!

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We were upstate visiting family last weekend so to celebrate we went and got pumpkin pancakes because we are basic bitches.

Yep, fully aware of how annoying this picture is. I DONT CARE.

Yep, fully aware of how annoying this picture is. I DONT CARE.

My mom and stepdad and I went crazy in Target purchasing everything and anything pumpkin flavored. My favorite? Very surprising because I hate normal peeps, but these guys were amazing.

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We finally set a wedding date (July 16 2016) so we are well into our plans now! It’s going well so far and only seems mildly stressful. We went to a bridal show while upstate and ate so many samples of cake we were all grossly sick. That’s the way to do it right? Have I mentioned I need to lose 15-20 pounds before my wedding? Help.

My matron of honor and flower girl. My favorite humans!

My matron of honor and flower girl. My favorite humans!

It felt very weird to be wearing a ‘bride’ name tag. I was gagging! 🙂

I started teaching Spin again. Like, a lot, again. I can never ease into anything in life… I took 4 months off and within 24 hours I had taught 3 classes. I am still teaching for 24 Hour Fitness (NYC clubs) but I also got hired at 2 new awesome places. I am teaching Sunday mornings at a small cycling studio called Simply Cycle Astoria (located in Astoria, Queens) and it is absolutely fabulous. I am also teaching for New York Sports Club now! This is huge. I have wanted to audition for them for so long. They have so many locations it’s crazy. I’ve been working for them for about 3 weeks now and I’ve already subbed 9 classes at almost all different locations. I am going to have 2 set classes starting next week but the subbing opportunities are plentiful.

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Remember when I used to run a lot? Ha. I miss those days. Well, Brenda and I put off half marathon training for way too long (she like, pushed a baby out of her body and all and I was suffering from horrible anxiety for many many months) and when we started it was AWFUL. We got up to about 6 very slow miles and decided that now is just not the time to try to get in shape for a half marathon that was less than a month away. So right now my goal is running once a week. Literally. It’s the best that I can do given my spin schedule and the fact that I need to factor in sleep. Sleep is absolutely critical for me to not feel like my anxiety is drowning me (which at times it still is…) so at least a few mornings a week I have to choose sleep over getting up early for a workout. And for now, that’s okay. I’m not getting any younger so sleep in general is just an important thing to make sure I’m getting!

So, that’s what I’ve been up to in a nutshell. I am hoping to write here a few times a week (I know I know, I’ve said that a million times!) but my attitude I’ve basically had to adopt since dealing with anxiety is what happens, happens. 

What have you been up?! Fill me in on your lives! ❤

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13 thoughts on “Hi!

  1. Glad to hear you’re doing well and back to teaching! We are going to NYC in April so I’m gonna have to go to one of your classes, and then we should have brunch at Clinton St Baking for THE BEST pancakes and biscuits 🙂

    • We have been talking about this Clinton St Baking date forEVER! Lets make it happen in april 🙂 🙂 And yes, you must come to my classes! xoxo

    • Thanks Jenna! And yes, put sleep first! I am envious of those who can function on little sleep but truly this is something that has effected me since I was a child. I just feel completely different and awful when I don’t get enough sleep!

  2. Congrats on NYSC!! After six years teaching there, I actually just left. My main gym closed and then there was lots of BS and I just got tired of dealing with it. That said, it’s a great gym for NYC because like you said, there are sooooo many!

    Good luck!!! And always great to hear your updates.

  3. Hi there!!! Don’t worry all that spinning will help with running when you really want to. But awesome job on teaching! wish I still went to NYSC so I could take a class.
    Glad you vouch for the pumpkin peeps. I have been on the look out but wondered if they would be awful or not.

    • If you get the pumpkin peeps let me know how deeply you fall in love 🙂 Which NYSC did you used to go to? It’s just insane how many locations there are!

  4. Hey there! Lovely update! I’ve been following your blog (& Instagram!) for a while now.

    Since relocating to NYC, I’ve become a big SoulCycler, but I’ve been meaning to try SimpleCycle b/c I only live a few blocks away. Now that you’re teaching there, I’ll have to take a class 🙂

    • Hey!! OMG, yes, please come take classes at Simply Cycle! We have just revamped our class styles so we are offering some classes that include upper body work, ab work, HIIT style, endurance, etc. It’s a great studio! Hope to see you 🙂

  5. Is it weird that I’ve missed reading your blogs so much?, I would always check at least 2-3 times a month since your last post. I’m so glad to hear and see you are feeling better. My partner has a bit of anxiety and I can’t even imagine what you (both) go through internally. I loved your update. Your mom’s wedding looked like such a fun time. Have you picked a dress yet, for your wedding?

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