This post is sponsored in part by Premier Protein. All opinions and photos are my own.
Hi y’all – Sorry for the hiatus for the last few weeks. Can you say writer’s block? This rarely happens to me. I can always find something to write about.
But I lost my mojo. I’m trying to get it back. Trying to find my voice. It’s a really crippling feeling when you are a writer and you can’t get jazzed enough to put one letter after the other. Insert sad face.
Instead of mourning over my lack of enthusiasm while sitting in front of my computer, I’ve been trying to find inspiration outside. In this beautiful (almost) fall weather. With friends, family and my little boys. I’ve been procrastinating by tidying and organizing. And I’ve been working out.
Last weekend, I was thrilled to be able to take part in a class called Sweat, Strengthen and Flow at Midwood Park in Charlotte, NC. It was a free community class hosted by Premier Protein and taught by Jen DeCurtins. As someone who runs 5 miles a day and does strength training twice a week, I went to the class feeling pretty good about myself.
And then… then? My butt got kicked. Both literally and figuratively. It was an intense hour of cardio, strength and stretching. I generally abhor group classes. I don’t like a super peppy instructor cheerleading me to “be my best self,” but Jen did a great job of motivating the group, working with us, and pushing people to their limits.
I left feeling like I need to do that more often. And the soreness in my body the next day corroborated that.
After the event, we were given some goodies by Premier Protein. I always have a protein bar in my bag for on the go hunger emergencies or those days when I just don’t have time to stop for lunch. These are my new go-to. The Yogurt Peanut Crunch bar, which is gluten free and boasts 30 grams of protein, is my fave.
Not only was I happy to experience a different workout for the week, I was honored to attend the class as it benefited RunningWorks, a non-profit running program founded to encourage individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness – one stride at a time. The ultimate goal being employment and housing. As a runner myself, I know how empowering getting fit and hitting the pavement can be, and I hope to become more involved with this great initiative.
Have you tried Premier Protein products yet? Which are your favorites?