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February 21, 2017

Happy National Margarita Day + The Best Places To Get A Margarita In Louisville

Hi friends!! Happy National Margarita Day!!

If you know me IRL (in real life) you know that I LIVE for a good margarita haha. So naturally this is a holiday that I am ready and willing to celebrate. So today I wanted to share my favorite places in Louisville to grab a margarita. Cheers!

Best Places For A Margarita In Louisville

1. Guaca-Mole: The swirl margarita's are on point and really so is everything on their food and beverage menu. Go hungry my friends. Trust me you'll need someone to carry you outta there once its all said and done haha. Monday and Tuesday's happy hour is 4-close and Wednesday through Friday is 4-6pm.

2. Havana Rumba: Girlfriend the drinks here are strong. Prep yo self. Again, the food here is amazing  so leave room for queso and their authentic Cuban food. Happy Hour on Monday and Tuesday from 5pm-close and Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7pm.

3. Senior Iguanas: I've only ever had drinks here. $2.99 lime house margaritas every Sunday through Thursday. Make it grande for $4.99. Hand made Margarita of the week $4.99.

4. Texas Roadhouse: I know you're probably looking at me like I'm nuts but y'all, for price and quality Texas Roadhouse has some pretty bomb margaritas. Even their house marg if you don't want to shell out cash on anything extra. The hurricane margarita is my favorite.

5. Chuy's: Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday through Friday. I've had their blackberry margarita several times and it's always delicious!!

Be sure to let me know your favorite places to celebrate National Margarita Day in the comments below. Have a great hump day!!

My 5 Workout Favorites

1. High Waisted Leggings are a must have for me these days. Mostly because they hide my tummy situation haha, they're just amazing for keeping everything sucked in. Plus I don't have to worry about them falling down in the back when I squat and bend over. I've linked my favorites here, here and here!

2. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD. Whenever I need a nice little butt kicking in a short amount of time I pop in this DVD. I've had it for years and it still leaves me sore haha. There are 3 different levels and each workout is just 20 minutes long. All you need to complete them are hand weights and a mat. But do not think this is an "easy way out" workout option haha because it is not. But the burn is the bomb.

3. Adidas X_PLR Shoes. I seriously haven't purchased a non Nike pair of tennis shoes in probably 8 years haha #Loyalty. But these little babies caught my eye over the weekend and I figured it was time for a change. Why I thought all white shoes would be a good idea is yet to be seen haha but they're so so cute and I can't wait to wear them.

4. Instagram Motivation. This one might sound a little weird, but one of my favorite things about the fitness industry are the influencers that I follow on Instagram. Everyday their workout clips, recipes and words of wisdom give me so much motivation haha. Some of my favorites are @getbodiedbyj, @larapro4, @flawlessfitness_, @katyhearnfit, and @raising.thebarrfitness (ran by my beautiful friend Julie and her hubby).

5. The Knockout Sports Bra. This is the best sports bra ever. I'm serious ya'll. If you need a little extra support this guy is 100% the way to go. I love it because it basically has a built in bra that clamps in the center and then a zipper that hides the first layer. This bra is run proof, jump proof, life proof. Plus they come in so many fun colors! Right now Victoria's Secret is having a sale so if you buy any sports bra you get a pair of sport leggings for just $30 no holla!! These pants are normally $70 ya'll. This ain't no game haha.

Anyways I hope ya'll enjoyed my list of 5 workout favorites. Make sure you drop me a line and let me know what your workout favorites are! Happy Tuesday.


February 20, 2017

High Neck Lace Bodysuit + Girlchat

So I'm not usually a bodysuit kinda girl. But they're a trend I keep seeing everywhere so I finally decided to slip myself into one and ya'll, pleasantly surprised. Like, borderline obsessed haha.

Bodysuit: Victoria's Secret Pink  | High Waisted Jeans: Express  | Heels: Charlotte Russe

This bodysuit is actually from Victoria's Secret and I love it because the lace, see through middle has just appeal without going overboard. Plus its so comfy and looks great on so many different body types! So don't be afraid to try it!

I decided to take this baby out on the town Saturday night so I put on my favorite high waisted jeans and these new lace up sandals! The were just $20 ya'll! Talk about a major steal! In fact, all the shoes at Charlotte Russe are $20 and today is the last day to take advantage of that amazing deal. So add in "stop by Charlotte Russe" into whatever plans you have for the day. Thank me later okay.

Oh! Let's roll back to the weekend for one second, its time for some girlchat. Have you ever gone out and instantly regretted it haha. Not because you're not with the right people or in the wrong place, but because you just weren't feeling it. That was me on Saturday. I really tried ya'll but I was just not feeling it so after a few hours of faking it, Ieventually I took my little self home. At least I looked good right haha.

Anyways I hope you guys have an amazing Monday! See you tomorrow beauties.

February 13, 2017

Getting Back On The Bike: Cycle Bar Class Review

Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend! I did haha I went out for the first time in a long time so it was great to see all my friends and let my  hair down a little.

Anyways today I wanted to share my review of a cycling class that I took at Cycle Bar Louisville. So far I've been to 2 classes so I'm finally feeling like I've got the hang of how things work! Lets get right into it!

I took my first cycling class back when I was in college. I left sore, drenched in sweat, but I LOVED it. For me, cycling became that extra push when I needed to drop those last 5lbs and I continued taking classes up until I graduated in 2014 but I haven't been back sense. That's why I jumped at the chance to try out a few classes at Cycle Bar via their groupon ad.

The studio itself is beautiful. Really clean and bright in terms of decor. When you first walk in theres a check encounter with a bunch of iPads that you use to sign into your class. Theres also tons of Cycle Bar merchandise and 2 or 3 ladies around if you have any questions or need some help. After you sign in they have riding shoes for you in cubbies, which was a first for me personally, so make sure you get the right size!

Walking back towards the studio theres a counter with snacks (usually a banana and some sort of granola bar) and water, a restroom/shower area, lockers and even a pampering station as I call it complete with blowdryers and other goodies to fix your hair.

So once I put on my shoes, locked my goodies away and fill up my water bottle I went into the studio. Everyone is assigned to a specific bike number, so I found that and then asked for some help setting up my bike since it had been so long. I'm glad I did too because this was the first class I'd ever been to where your shoes actually hook to the petals.

As class was beginning I instantly loved how motivating and encouraging the instructor Erika was! I loved that she walked us through everything and really made sure everyone was having a great time. Plus her music choices were amazing and the class was fun but definitely not a cake walk haha. My body was screaming.

They also incorporated technology, which is also really nice. On the front of each bike is device that you turn on and it tracks your speed, RPMs, intensity and even calories. At the end of each class your results are emailed to you so you can keep track of how you're doing.

I love the class because I leave dripping in sweat and I know that the instructor pushed me more than I would push myself during normal cardio. Like I said they do have a groupon offering 4 classes for $39. After those 4 classes they do have a pricing structure thats a wee bit too much for this girl at the moment but we'll see. I just loved being able to try something new! I still have 2 more classes so I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted on those as well, maybe I'll even try a new instructor :]

Well thats all I've got for ya'll. Have a great day.