Thinking Out Loud - Barre, Belle, and Beauty Products!

Thursday, January 29, 2015


It's time for Thinking Out Loud Thursday my friends. This one is going to get a little random (in a good way) so hold on for the ride!

Whew! It's Thursday at 11:00 AM CST as I write this, and I am officially pooped. On Thursday mornings, I teach three classes back to back (6 AM Pilates, 7 AM Barre, and 9 AM Barre). I absolutely love it, and wouldn't want to change a thing about it, but boy am I pooped afterwards. It definitely reminds me I'm not in college anymore. :) I used to teach three classes in a day without even thinking twice about it. All three of my classes this morning kicked some serious cupcakes (aka booty in Lauren speak). By the time they were all finished, I was drenched in sweat (just how I like it)! How can three little pieces of equipment induce so much beautiful sweat?

I am using Pitbull's new son "Fun" right now in class for a curtsy lunge song and 1) I love the song and 2) it is making my booty live in a perpetual state of soreness. Pitbull for the win!

As always, Belle had a party at Pilates too and came home exhausted. She fell right to sleep for her nap as soon as we got home (let's all say a little prayer she doesn't wake up now since I just typed that). We have babysitting at the studio during certain classes (i.e. all of mine), and Belle absolutely loves playing with/watching the other kids! I think it has really helped her blossom into a complete social butterfly. Side note... does anyone else's kiddos bibs always swing to the side like this? Some times, I'll look down at her and she'll have managed to swing it all the way around her neck like she is wearing a cape instead of a bib. Silly girl!

So while the rest of the country is digging their way out of the snow, Austin is completely ignoring the fact that it is winter! Before anyone gets mad at me for complaining about beautiful weather, I AM NOT. I promise. LOL  It has been gorgeous here the last few days, and Belle and I have taken advantage of it with afternoon walks as much as possible (aka trying to distract her from her teething pain and fussing). However, I am a little sad that all of my super cute sweaters are just withering away in my closet collecting dust. You win some you lose some I guess. We will be enjoying the sun again today with an afternoon walk if little bit cooperates.

Since I'm still breastfeeding, I feel like there are like a million and one rules on what I can eat, drink, and put on my skin. It's a very small price to pay, and most things I don't mind avoiding, but home girl misses her anti-wrinkle eye cream!!! I am a very smiley person (just am, can't help it), and when I do so, I totally scrunch up my eyes. I know I am probably over reacting, but I feel like this extenuates the wrinkles under my eyes and makes them deeper (this is when E always interjects and tells me I'm being ridiculous). Since I had to stop using anything with retinal when I got pregnant, I've been without under eye cream for over a year (almost 17 months to be exact). I've tried a few different things, but nothing I have loved. I went to Ulta earlier this week and asked the manager what she suggested. Mario Badescu's hyaluronic eye cream was her top pick so I went with it. I've only been using it for a few days, but I definitely feel like it is a great moisturizer if nothing else. I will report back after a few weeks with what I think.  

That's about all I have for this wonderful Thinking Out Loud Thursday, but I do want to leave you with a great inspirational quote I saw yesterday. It was a great reminder for me to always try to be a doer instead of just a talker!

How did you get your sweat on today?

Fellow mommies, any skin products you swear by while you were pregnant or breastfeeding?

In health,

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6 Responses to “Thinking Out Loud - Barre, Belle, and Beauty Products! ”

  1. Love that quote at the end! Belle is too dang cute! You are one tough mama teaching three classes in a row. I would be pooped too! Pitbull has the best workout music. Today I got my sweat on by running three miles at lunch - woo!

    1. Three miles! High Five! I am definitely pooped and starving afterwards, but I love my classes so it makes it worth it! :)

  2. oh heck ya! it's been great weather! soakin it up. And thanks for the song suggestion, i need more!

    1. We have to soak up the sun while we can. I think it's suppose to be pretty again this weekend! :)

  3. Your daughter is adorable and I am seriously jealous of your is currently dropping into single digits here!

    1. Thanks Annmarie! We're pretty spoiled down here during the winter. I might take w few colder days to avoid so many triple digit days in Augusr! :)


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