Wellness Wednesday Dates

It’s not uncommon for me to call, text or email with friends and while reconnecting, for one of us to say “let’s get together for some drinks!” Don’t get me wrong, I love having a good time, but I’ve grown pretty sick of the icky-ness that I feel after drinks the on a “school night.” There is basically nothing worse than being hungover at work…nothing! I guess I might be growing out of my old school “Happy Hour” ways after all!

So, what to do when you want to get together with friends and make healthy decisions vs unhealthy ones? Enter Wellness Wednesdays! My friend Katy and I started making dates to try out different yoga classes, and we realized that we kept on landing on Wednesdays. Eventually we started nicknaming these Wednesday get togethers “Wellness Wednesdays”, and sometimes when time allows, eat a healthy dinner together.

Don’t get me wrong, the party girl in me will NEVER go away…

Ultimate Party Girls rocking out at a wedding September 2010

But this party girl is trying to focus some of that intensity into accomplishing all of my workout goals of 2011!

Plus this week I have my new Lulu Lemon Scoop neck tank to make me feel pretty while sweating up a storm. SO excited. I’ve been coveting this for about a year now!

This week’s wellness Wednesday? Core Fusion Cardio Class at Exhale

Embarking on a New Frontier: Core Fusion

So tonight is the NIGHT! After listening to my coworkers sing the praises of the Exhale Spa Core Fusion class, I’m finally trying it! Ever since my coworkers started going this past fall, I’ve been dying to try it but the cost was holding me back from trying this yoga and resistence fusion class.

Core Fusion at Exhale

So, how did my coworkers manage to afford it? Luckily, they were able to take advantage of a deal on Ruelala.com, which is an invitation only designer and lifestyle closeout auction style website, and snag a 10 class pass for $130 vs the standard $255 which is the standard rate at the spa. My coworkers were able to take advantage of the deal, while I exercised great restraint and held back in favor of saving that money for my Panama vacation in January. Luckily, the day of the mid month paycheck (yay for the 15th of the month!) was also the same day as an exhale “boutique” on Gilt.com (yet another popular invitation only auction style website), so I snatched it up immediately! Since my schedule is no longer AS hectic, and I’m no longer under the shroud of the winter bla’s (hoooray!) I finally signed up for my first class, which is tonight!

I’m not exactly sure what to expect, so be sure to check back here tomorrow for a full review of my first Core Fusion class! Based off of my coworker’s comments, the bar is set pretty high! I really hope it can live up to the hype.