Thoughts on a Monday – The Fitnessista

Hi friends! How are you? I hope you had an amazing weekend! I’m sorry I disappeared on ya for Friday Faves. We got our stair railing replaced (it looks amazing!) but they had to spray the clear coat as the final step. We left the house because I didn’t want everyone to breathe in the fumes. I had Maisey with me all day and we went to juice with a friend, picked up the girls at school, and spent the rest of the afternoon at madre’s house. Thankfully by dinnertime, the smell was gone, and the stair upgrade has made a huge difference in our entryway.

What were you up to this weekend? Any fun fall activities?

Thoughts on a Monday

I’m feeling a little all over the place today, so just thought I’d share some random thoughts on a Monday.

– Fall candle season is officially here!

This is one I picked up recently and it smells like a dream:

Fall candle season

– Halloween Decor

We also decorated for Halloween and have this 13-ft Jack Skellington to greet delivery drivers and eventually trick-or-treaters. 😉

13-ft Jack Skellington

– Hot Yoga Class

I took a hot yoga class the other day and was thinking about the Bikram yoga days of yore, which was my original intro to hot yoga. When we lived in Valdosta, I’d occasionally drive two hours with a friend to take Bikram classes in Jacksonville, and loved taking them when we would visit Orlando or Atlanta.

While Bikram the person has a pretty icky backstory – the Netflix documentary is wild, and unfortunately not super surprising – the Bikram yoga method also has me raising my eyebrows two decades later.

It makes me cringe to think that the rooms were CARPETED (hi mold and germ city), and during one of my first classes, I was publicly shamed for drinking water before Eagle pose. Also, an instructor once told me that if I breathed through my mouth during class, it would turn my teeth yellow. And I believed her lol.

I started this book on Audible

And it’s everything I’d been hoping it would be and more. LOVE Cody.

21 day detox is officially over

I celebrated at Ventana brunch with friends yesterday, quite a few desserts, and flute of magically-refilling mimosas.

with my girls | Thoughts on a Monday

(dress is here)

I’ll share a full post on my experience, but I’m so, so glad I did it, and proud of myself for making the commitment. I didn’t have sugar, processed foods, or alcohol for 3 solid weeks, I focused on more veggie-forward meals, my sleep improved, my skin improved, and I feel less inflamed overall. You can really see it in my cheeks/face.

One of my best friends also did the detox with me, and she’s had incredible results. <3 I’m already looking forward to the next 7-day community detox in January! If you’d like to do this before the new year, you can check it out here and use my code FITNESSISA10 for 10% off at EquiLife.

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer in my recap post, please lmk in the comments. I’ll also be sharing all of the delicious recipes we enjoyed!

– Gel polish break

-Along with my detox, I also took a break from my dip nails and gel polish on my toes. While some detox habits are staying, this one is not. I can’t wait to get my nails done this week.

– Long-term plans

The Pilot and I often talk about our long-term plans, especially now that military retirement is on the horizon. While I think we’ll definitely keep our house here in Tucson, it’s fun to scheme about where we want to end up, especially now that we’ll be able to live wherever we want.

I’d love to hear about your plans… are you staying put for the long haul? Moving eventually?

For today, I have a Fit Team call, sharing the last Vitality module, and two discovery calls with potential 1:1 clients.

I hope you have a lovely day ahead! I’ll see ya in the morning with a fall soup recipe. Thanks so much for being here and checking in on the blog today!



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