Happy humpday! We are over halfway through the week!! Woohoo! I am so excited about today’s post! So if you haven’t figured it out yet I do not enjoy working out. I just don’t get why I can’t eat what I want and be skinny. Ugh life is just not fair lol. #firstworldproblems Ok, but in all seriousness I workout so that I can eat. I’ve told y’all before I realize I’m just not going to be skinny again in my life. I am far too much of a foodie for that. One of the hobbies of both my hubby and myself is going out to try new restaurants and/or new dishes. We keep a list of places we have to try. And then there is the fact that I love to cook. And let’s be real, the healthy stuff just usually isn’t the most fun to cook. I mean I’d much rather be making chicken and waffles duh! But at the same time, I know to be healthy and treat my body right I need to workout. And I always feel so much better when I do. The endorphins and seeing the progress keep me going. And I don’t feel as guilty about eating the pomme frites!
But for me, the trouble is finding workout classes/activities that I enjoy! So I’ve already told y’all how much I love barre particularly at local studio Barre Evolution, but I know I need a bit of cardio here and there. I’m not a runner, but I’ll dabble with running here and there during the cooler months. But don’t think for a second I’m going outside to run in 90+ degree weather + humidity. Ew. So insert spin class at CHS Revolution! They just hosted the Charleston Blog Society for a class last week and I love it! It’s an incredible workout and you WILL leave super sweaty, but it’s also so much fun! You ride to the beat of the music which makes it enjoyable. The room is pretty dark while you ride so you never have to worry about anyone watching you or judging you while you work out—we’ve all been there and it’s the worst. You want to be comfortable while you work out for self-improvement—not worry about what anyone is thinking about you. And what makes their spin different is that you work out your arms and abs all while spinning. I used to do spin a couple of years ago, but always felt so disproportionate when leaving class. I still would have to go work our my arms and abs. In Rev classes you lean forward and back so you use your arms and your abs throughout class. Then there is an entire arm section where you use weights. The instructors at Rev are also what make the classes so great! They keep you motivated all class long! They have so much energy and they keep you pushing hard until the end. Rev also does theme classes which make it even more fun! I’ve seen summer hits, Drake, 90s, etc pop up on their schedule! So fun! I can’t wait to try some of those! The only suggestion I have to make this spin studio better is for them to open more studios around Charleston! Preferably Mt. Pleasant please!
Anywho, here are some of our photos from our Charleston Blog Society event last week!
All photos by Gillian Ellis Photography