Just wanted to take a second and give a shameless plug for an AWESOME gym in Atlanta that let me use a 7-day free trial to check out their facilities. Urban Body Fitness, located on Amsterdam Ave in Atlanta, Georgia is home to an absolutely fantastic fitness experience.
I’m seriously in love with this place because they’re all about fitness and are willing to share their love for fitness with the community. One of my supervisors is really big into spinning, and asked last week if I’d be interested in coming to a few classes at this gym with her. I figured I’d give it a shot (you know, after living in Spain and all, I kind of need to get back on the spinning train), so I called and their 6:30am class for the next day was already full. But, I was told that if I came in before class started I’d have a good chance of grabbing a bike anyways. I popped into the center at 6:15 the next morning and was happily woke up by a gym full of awesome, active peeps. That always pumps me up. With a quick look at my driver’s license, the girl working at the desk not only signed me up for a no-strings-attached, no-questions-asked 7 day trial, but also handed me a bike seat and told me that some spots had opened up in the morning’s spinning class. I skipped on in and got my sweat on. What a great way to start my day!
Over the course of my free trial, I attended several spinning classes, including one of the most challenging and enjoyable classes of my LIFE - Sunday at 10 am, check it out. The dude’s awesome. Though I don’t have a car down here in Atlanta and my internship will be over in a few weeks, I’ve absolutely LOVED my experience at Urban Body Fitness. If you’re in ATL and in the market for a good gym, look no further. This place is boss.
Guys, I know I’m not super active on here right now, but I’m proud to say I’ve been rebalancing my life lately and I’m the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. I’m working out and lifting at least 6 days a week, I’ve got a great summer internship doing something that really matters, and I’m in love with an amazing guy.
Also, my abs are coming back. So there’s that.
Toasted day-old bread, an egg with spanish tomate, and peach yogurt with strawberries. GET AT ME, FINALS WEEK.
Went hiking yesterday, stopped at Santa María del Naranco to breathe some perfect air and do some warrior business.
Lots and lots of stares.
PS, I’m back! Sorry for that pesky hiatus. Food poisoning round 2, and 3 solid weeks of traveling kind of took it all out of me. (If you want to know more about my travels, check it all out here). But ANYWAYS your Healthy College chica is back!
T-17 days until I’m back in the states, T-27 days until I move to Atlanta for the summer. HERE I COME, USA!
My new favorite meal in Spain: tomato, onion, tuna, vinegar, and a chunk of pan integrado, whole grain bread.
This is not the typical yoga class. The students are wearing baggy jeans, not form-fitting yoga pants. The music in the background is hip-hop and pop, not new-age instrumental. There’s constant laughter and chatter…
I’m always looking for good songs to run my heart out to… And I’m having a beautiful love affair with my current playlist. Just had to share:
Healthy College Girl’s Current Running Playlist:
1. Stutter - Marianas Trench (Sidenote: the first time I heard this song on an 8tracks playlist, I thought it was the most annoying thing ever. Somehow I can’t stop listening to it now. Beware. Its addicting, and it pumps you up.)
2. Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
3. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
4. If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic
5. Si Me Pego (Ai Se Eu Te Pego) - Fuego (Nothing like a good remix of a song in Portuguese to make you run a little bit faster)
6. Industry - Jon McLaughlin
7. Get Around This - SafetySuit
8. All Night Longer - Sammy Adams
9. Take a Walk - Passion Pit
10. What Goes Around… / …Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
1. Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
2. God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise - Ray LaMontagne
3. Kylie - William Fitzsimmons
Okay, guilty pleasure has been revealed.