Catching up!

TGIF! What a week this has been! I think I am finally feeling totally better now… I thought I was better yesterday, but shortly into teach kickboxing, I realized it was a false alarm! I think the high impact, constant cardio mixed with trying to yell AND breath was what really did me in. Thankfully, the class has lots of “regulars” now and I don’t need to do as much of the class if I don’t have the energy (which, last night, I just didn’t).

Let’s do some catching up, shall we? Wednesday I worked from home because I was still not feeling well.  Since I am traveling for work 2 times in March and will be missing 2 Wednesday UXF classes in a row, I had to still teach at night.  Luckily, I am not supposed to actually do any of the class (Since it is so intense, I am supposed to walk around, coach, correct form, etc)… I usually try to do about 3/4 of the class because I think members like to see me huffing and puffing too, but on Wednesday, I really didn’t do any of it.  We had record numbers at the gym on Wednesday… Look at this group!

001I had 29 members in class!!! There is nothing like the energy from teaching a big group! I was so bummed I couldn’t sweat with them, but at least I could wear one of my new lulu tops;)


(Creeper spotting in the background!)

When I got to work yesterday, I was greeted with this amazing treat box:


Ummm… YUM! I received a Winston Flowers gift when I was first hired, so as soon as I saw the ribbon, I KNEW it was going to be good! Of course, as soon as I got home I had to open everything up and try a bite of them all (thankfully my stomach welcomed these bites with big, hungry arms!).

The Effie’s Oatcakes were by far my favorite. I remember when Athena had an Effie’s Giveaway on her blog… such a good giveaway because these things are amazing! Especially dipped in the chocolate hazelnut spread!


And, who doesn’t love chocolate covered Oreos??


This hot chocolate is legit little chocolate pieces, so I am not sure how I will like that, but I’ll definitely give it a shot!


Finally… marshmallow pops!!  I tried a bite of the Honey Pecan last night and it did not disappoint!

010 009

Phew! What I am trying to say, is that gift basket was amazing!

Today I am working from home and then teaching UXF Burn in Allston tonight.  My sister and roommate are both returning home today after a week of travel, so I have pizza dough thawing in the fridge now and cannot wait for homemade pizza night! Be on the lookout for that post soon!

Questions for you: Have you ever received a Winston Flowers gift package? Were your classes busy at the gym this week? What are your Friday night plans?

Have a great Friday!

6 thoughts on “Catching up!

  1. Athena @ Fitness & Feta says:

    Thanks for the shoutout! I received one of those Marshmallow pops from my Foodie penpal last month. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think this weekend when I’m craving a sweet treat I will.

    Answers to your questions:
    1. Have you ever received a Winston Flowers gift package? Nope!
    2. Were your classes busy at the gym this week? I didn’t teach my class on Tuesday, but my Thursday 6am has been rip-roaring full lately. Totally agree on loving high energy classes!
    3. What are your Friday night plans? Making zucchini lasagna for the first time and maybe going to a movie? Or catching up on the biggest loser. Nothing crazy!

    • Ashley Pratte says:

      I have the matching headband for that lulu top thanks to your yankee swap gift! Unfortunately, I can’t wear it right now because it will just look silly with my short hair haha. I definitely will someday soon though! I want that gift package, it looks awesome! My friday night plans include drinking some margaritas because Jen told me on facebook that it’s national margarita day!!! Heading over to Sunset cantina with the fiance and his friend and I can’t wait!

  2. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    Have you ever received a Winston Flowers gift package?
    Nope! Would love to!
    Were your classes busy at the gym this week?
    Haven’t taken a single class in AGES! But the gym has been PACKED all week-regardless of the time of day.
    What are your Friday night plans?
    Well, since Friday already passed, I’ll tell you my plans for tonight- Bubbly and Paranormal Activity 4!

Share your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s