Good afternoon blog readers! I just recently got back from the my first Capital District healthy living blogger meet up! It was an amazing time! There were 9 of us in total! Heather, Julie (and Julie’s husband!), Rebecca, Courtney, Lauren, Amy, Marcie and myself. 😀
It was a pot luck brunch, and we each brought something to share! Here are all of the glamorous food shots! I have never been in a room with so many other food bloggers before, and I felt so at home! I wasn’t the only one photographing my food!
Julie's delicious scones!! I ate about 3 of them!
Heather made cute tags for each dish! Love it.
Lauren's mini frittatas
Becca's strawberry spinach and feta salad
My plate: a little bit of everything. And of course I went back for seconds. 🙂
The group of us chatted in Heather’s living room for close for four hours about blogging, social media, and healthy living in general. It was awesome, and I learned so much from these lovely ladies! I’m so glad to have found such an amazing healthy living blogger community in the Capital District, even though we are small! I hope to definitely spend more time with these girls. 🙂 Thank you so much to Heather for hosting us and coming up with the idea of CDNY Eat Drink Blog! Everyone’s food was great! We’re thinking of making CDNY Eat Drink Blog a monthly gathering!
After reading numerous blogs raving about Body Pump, I’ve been kind of sad that my gym doesn’t have it. It doesn’t have classes at all, actually, since it’s pretty must just a bare bones gym. But after talking to Becca on twitter for the past couple of days, she invited me to be a guest at her gym and attend a Body Pump class with her last night!!! I was also super excited to meet her for the first time. She’s so cute and nice and I had such a good time chatting with her!
So we got to the gym and walked into the room where the classes are held, and I was pretty much clueless about what equipment I needed, so thank goodness Becca was with me! We needed a step, a mat, a body bar with weights, and hand weights. I wasn’t sure how much weight to put on for my first time, so I just went with the smallest amount to put on the bar and four pound hand weights.
The first song was mostly squats, which killed my legs!!! I probably could have increased the weight on the bar, but I didn’t want to hurt myself during the first class. I really liked the upper body workout, but I should have used more weight. I think I really need to improve my upper body strength! The hour went by really fast and was a lot of fun. The instructor was really cool too. I would totally do it again! And Becca’s gym is much nicer than mine! 🙂 I wish mine had TVs on the treadmills!
We got back to Becca’s apartment after class and took some funny post-workout pictures. This one was the best, I stole it from her blog post this morning!
Becca & I post-body pump!
Hurray for my first blogger meet-up/workout! 🙂
So, I think I may continue with weight training, since I think it will help me become a stronger runner. I bought a Jillian Micheals DVD (No More Trouble Zones) that I’ve been waiting to try until after the Boilermaker, so I think I’m going to start incorporating that into my workout regime ASAP!