So, in order to catch up with everything that happened within the past month, I will have a recap post.
The same weekend I went on the brunch with The Boston Brunchers, was my birthday weekend. I had exams on my actual birthday (Thursday, February 21), and so I spent the entire weekend making up for it. 😀
I received a beautiful bouquet from my daddy!
I also went to Gaslight in the South End with a bunch of friends to celebrate. The restaurant was awesome and they treated my group so well! (Although the service was a little slow at times). They were so sweet about everything though and comped a chocolate beignets for my birthday!
My duck confit. Delicious!
The same day after the brunch at The Blue Room, I met up with some friends at Casa Romero merely 3-4 hours later for yet another feast. They have an awesome early dinner prix fixe meal, and their margaritas were fantastic!
So needless to say, I stuffed myself that weekend, and what better way to detox from all that delicious food than with a juice cleanse! I decided on e.t.c. juicery because it kept popping up on several fitness twitter handles and all throughout the Boston fitness scene, and so I knew it was a legit, local, great quality juicery. I picked the 2-day cleanse and coordinated a super easy pick-up time and location. Although you are supposed to prep your body for a juice cleanse for days leading up to it, I did a terrible job at that. But I fortunately did not experience the common “juicing hangover”.
I’m not going to lie, the first day was hard. Harder than I expected it to be. It required a lot of planning and dedication especially due to my hectic school schedule. I had to make sure I could duck out of class in order to get my juice and drink it. I took thorough notes on when I drank the juices, what I thought of the flavors, and how I felt. So there will be another more in-depth blog post on my juicing experience. Overall, it was a great, positive experience and I would definitely recommend it (and do one again!)
What’s funny is that earlier today, I took a Ryde (spin) class at BTone Fitness with Melina, the co-founder of e.t.c. juicery and she had remembered me from my juice purchase! I was feeling quite ill yesterday, and this morning woke up with a fever, but I took some DayQuil, put on my big girl shoes, and still headed out for the class (since I could only Late Cancel and the only thing worse than being sick for me, is wasting money). Throughout the ride, I made sure not to push myself too hard, but I was surprised that I still managed to keep up with everyone. My throat felt like it was on fire for some points, but other than that, my body was feeling great. I hadn’t had a really good cardio session like that in a while. I would love to take a spin class on a regular basis. I am dying to check out a class at Recycle Studio at their new Boston Common location, so stay tuned for when that happens! Other attendees at this Ryde class included Jess from Little Miss Runshine and Sarah from Sarah Fit herself, both sitting right in front of me! This is why I love Boston, it’s a small enough city that it brings all the local fitness people together. I recognize so many fitness instructors walking down the street or the mall all the time!
One last random tidbit (I promise). My roommates got me awesome gifts for a very belated Christmas and for my birthday!
A yoga mat bag (I’ve wanted one for a while!), toe grip socks from Gaiam (which I used at Pure Barre – more on that later as well), a Bento tupperware box (they know I love to cook my own meals), a GIANT wine glass (they know me so well), and last but not least:
I am so excited that people associate fitness and being healthy with me now. These gifts truly reflect that and I am grateful for it!
Okay, I am done for today. I am lying in bed and I will be crawling under the covers momentarily for some shut-eye so that I can hopefully recover from this illness in one day. Here’s to sweating, savoring, and smiling!
A neat “fortune” from my new Yogi Ginger tea!