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Xtend Barre Newbury

One of my goals this year is to spend more time taking care of myself. 2018 was a bit crazy between graduation, working on a congressional race, blogging, and working several side jobs. I definitely did not prioritize my health. By the end of campaign season I kept getting really sick, my body was literally rejecting the way I had been treating it. I was eating like crap, not working out, getting just a couple hours of sleep every night, drinking way too much, and the stress was crippling.

The last few months I have been focused on getting healthy, body and mind. I did barre classes my junior year of college and they were always a great workout. I have been going to Xtend Barre for about a month now and I absolutely love it! I go to the Newbury St location, the instructors and staff are all so friendly, upbeat, and positive. Which is exactly what I need and want in a fitness studio! I love walking into a bright positive environment every time I work out.

I am so excited to be Xtend Barre Newbury’s new ambassador! Everyone should have a workout that they love, it makes it so much easier to pull yourself out of bed on Sunday morning and go workout when you love where you go. There are a lot of options for barre in Boston but I love Xtend, each class is different so you don’t feel like you’re doing the same thing every time. And I have definitely noticed a difference in my body after a month, I’m more toned and my clothes are fitting a little better!

The studio is bright, beautiful, and clean. It’s conveniently on the green line, right by June’s convention stop. The studio has plenty of lockers, changing rooms, and water available. If you’re new to Xtend you can get one week unlimited for just $35! I’m there 2-3 times a week and I hope to see everyone at the barre!

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No Shop February

One of the things I love most about blogging is all of the amazing people I meet! My blogger friends are hustlers, they’re talented, they’re artists, they inspire me everyday. My friend Natalie of Wear You Are Now invited me to join the No Shop February Challenge. I was super intrigued when I heard about this, despite my best efforts I always impulse buy. I have enough clothes in my closet that I could go TWO months without doing laundry and still have things to wear. This month I pledge to not buy any new clothes, shoes, or accessories. I will be doing some traveling this spring and I want to put some money away for my trip.

Rather than continuing to fill my space with clutter I am going to take account of the things I have but never wear and donate them. I will also be trying to make all my coffee and tea at home. My main goal is to be more mindful of how I spend my money. I am still budgeting some money for going out but I am cutting myself off of take out. If I am eating at home I can make it at home!

Thank you to all the fabulous ladies doing this challenge with me. We will all be posting updates on our progress, be sure to check them out on Instagram to see how they’re doing during No Shop February! You can follow along with #noshopfeb

@achicvoyage, @afashionfix, @alexmjdotcom, @amodestlife, @asequinedlife, @ashleyvbeine, @bluebootsgo, @champagne_thursday, @cmcinthecity, @d_mobley, @elizabethev, @emilyshell, @gretski126, @iceicebergha, @jenfirshe, @jqlouise, @klassicallykaytee, @kristinbassett, @kristylyons, @lyssmmm, @mystyletales, @natmazz, @nishatnguyen, @primandpropah, @sassyysaraa, @shaunagallagher, @sixfeetinheels, @speedy2ac, @thechroniclesofsheel, @Aline_aesthetic, @alexbyersays

Thanks to Danielle of A Sequined Life for organizing the challenge!

What goals are you setting for yourself this month?