I can’t believe my good luck! Nothing says “good karma” like free stuff coming your way, right? I must’ve been awfully nice lately to make up for all my naughty because check this out:
Free Pilates Reformer Class
Have you ever seen those crazy-strappy-slidey contraptions in your gym? I have and I’ve been dying to try the Reformer for some time now but the triple-digit price tag for a lesson or three really put me off. But today my gym buddy Allison and I were heading over to the Pilates room after a very sweaty Turbokick class with the intention of using the empty studio to practice our handstands (wheeee!). Once there, we found out that the room was empty because the scheduled mat Pilates class only had two people show up so they were moving to… The Reformers!! So Allison and I quickly scrapped handstands and ran to the machines.
It was… good. Not triple-digit-pricetag good. But definitely a good workout. Much harder than it looks, actually. I didn’t feel it in my core so much (you know how Pilates is all about the core) but more my glutes and shoulders, which is probably all good as my post-four-children “core” will never again see the light of day or beach while my shoulders make regular appearances. My glutes, because I know you are wondering, do not see the light of day either. The policeman told me that not only is that considered indecent exposure but up here in reindeer country, I could also get frostbite 😉
Mark Link-Loves Me
Mark, the superhero over at Mark’s Daily Apple
, linked to my post on pregnancy weight
. Secretly I’m really really excited about this. It’s like a crush (but strictly academic). He knows who I am! He likes me!! Swoon!!! But, shhhh, don’t tell him, okay?
Bliss Body Cream
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever won a contest in my life but this week I won a “Bliss” package over at The Weighting Game
. I was bummed I didn’t get the butt bra
, but hey, if I can swing some more free Reformer classes then maybe I won’t need one! Or, maybe I don’t actually need one. Maybe nobody
needs a butt bra and this is just tricky marketing to create a “need” and then conveniently be able to fill it. Hmmm.
Spicy Ethiopian Spice
Yeah, that was redundant but that’s what my Ethiopian friend Eden kept calling it. I had dinner at her house the other night and completely fell in love with the kicky vegetarian goodness. I was so enamored, in fact, that she gifted me with a large bag of her “spicy Ethiopian spice” and I’ve been using it on everything from my breakfast oatmeal to my garbanzo-bean chili to fruit. Like I always say, it’s not a meal if your lips aren’t burning!
Now I’d better go find some wood to knock on. But I gotta say, it’s been fun:) I hope you, all my wonderful readers, have an equally wonderful Christmas (on the appointed day, of course). And I’m interested – what did you guys ask the big bearded guy for this year?