Five on Friday {11.6.15}

TGIF! Seemed like you guys enjoyed last week’s “Five on Friday”, so I’m back again today with another round of it.

1. Over the past year or so, I’ve really started to enjoy painting my nails (except I’m way to impatient to sit still and wait for them to dry most of the time so I either end up with smudges immediately OR I put one coat on, let it dry, and then put the next coat on the next day.). I love shopping for new nail polish’s and it’s even more fun when my nails are all nice and long like they are now. Marshall’s and TJ Maxx are my favorite places to pick up Essie nail polishes because they are half the price they are at Walgreens! Also, my freshly shined bling just makes the whole thing even better πŸ˜‰

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2. We are going to Jackson, NH tomorrow to look at a venue that we are HOPING and PRAYING will be “the one”. Fingers crossed- think positive thoughts for us!

3. Is it me or do fresh flowers in the house just make everything better? We have two bouquets right now and I smile every time I look at them!

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4. I did something last night I haven’t done in far too long: I went to a yoga class! I have been oddly sore this week and just had zero interest in going to the gym. Rather than push/force myself into going, I opted to take a more restorative approach to my workout by taking a class at CorePower Yoga in Newton Corner, which is conveniently a short walk from my apartment. I could tell it had been too long since my last practice because my head was allll over the place. So many thoughts running through my mind the whole class, which was really frustrating 😦 New students get a free first week so I hope to get back at least 2 or 3 more times- I could really use it!

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5. I recently signed up to participate in The Resolution by PMC ride at The Club by George Foreman III on January 3rd. I joined the Just Keep Spinning team in connection with the team leader who reached out to me to promote the event. Brought to you by the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the event will offer over 2,000 people the opportunity to participate in a two-day indoor bike-a-thon with the goal of raising $1 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. You can participate in the event either by yourself or by joining a team- all you have to do is raise $250 and the cool thing is thatΒ 100% of every raised dollar will go directly to Dana-Farber to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research. If you’re interested in joining the event, you can register here and you can either create a team, ride as an individual or join Just Keep Spinning and ride with me πŸ™‚ I”ll be riding from 12-1pm on Sunday, January 3rd and I am SO excited about it! If you aren’t interested in riding, but want to donate to the cause, feel free to check out my donation page (that I’ve yet to update and personalize yet!).

Questions for you: Tell me something about you or your week! Do anything fun? Have any good workouts? Do you practice yoga? What’s going on this weekend?

Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend- chat with you next week πŸ˜‰

11 thoughts on “Five on Friday {11.6.15}

  1. deleishous says:

    Nail Polish upgrades EVERYTHING – Or at least I think so. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Essie’s metallic colors. I love the “no place like chrome” (silver) one. Thanks for posting your color, because I’ve wanted to try it but wasn’t sure how it’d look on my nails versus in the bottle. πŸ™‚

  2. Ellyn @ In Fitness and In Health says:

    Great post! I love your ring! You must get so giddy every time you look down at your hand!

    I love nail polish and admittedly I love going to get shellac manicures. They’re more expensive, sure, but last so long and with the teaching classes and time spent in the gym, they don’t chip immediately after its done! I haven’t gotten one in a really long time but you’ve inspired me!

    I don’t normally practice yoga, but ice tried a handful of classes. I’m not so sure it’s my style! Maybe I just haven’t found the right type of practice yet so I’m willing to give it a try again. This weekend will be another low key, working on the blog weekend since my boyfriend has another 2 weeks in Austria for his business trip. Maybe I’ll try some new fitness classes!

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      I totally do, Ellyn! It’s my favorite. I love getting manicures, too, but doing my own saves time and money πŸ™‚ Shellac is totally the way to go if you’ve got something going on- 2 weeks without having to worry about anything! Yoga is totally different than the types of workouts we normally do, but it’s so nice for a change.

  3. katalysthealth says:

    Ummm hello giant ring!! That rock is gorgeous lady!!
    My sister and I just decided that we are going to try to incorporate 15 to 20 minutes of yoga each night. We just sit in front of the TV watching Hallmark movies anyway, so we thought we might as well use that time better!

  4. Kristen says:

    I did one class at Core Power like a year ago, and just bought a gilt city voucher for 10 classes so I am going to try it out again soon. I have resigned to manicures because I am no good at painting my own nails.

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      I’ve been to 3 classes so far and am really liking it. I was thinking i should’ve bought that gilt voucher that I saw! I used to be terrible at painting my nails but practice really does make you better!

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