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New Music Sunday + Weekly Workouts

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. It’s 34 degrees and raining here but it makes for a cozy, productive day. It was especially nice for teaching hot yoga this morning.

I made a new playlist for class.

And here is the Spotify link to follow. I am really trying to embrace Spotify to post playlists for you guys but they usually don’t have a few of the songs or remixes on my playlists. I downloaded some really great new stuff from This Song Is Sick this week and a few of the tracks weren’t on Spotify…and I have to share them with you. Here are the YouTube videos…

The Knocks – Dancing with Myself

Dance Cult – Anything Tonight

Vance Joy – Riptide (Kasbo Remix)

MS MR – Hurricane (Adventure Club Remix) – I LOVE THIS REMIX!

Okay, that was a lot of music talk! I know some of you probably aren’t as into music as I am but putting together new playlists regularly is pretty important when you teach 10 classes a week. I’m fanatical about making sure my students don’t hear the same thing over and over again. And it’s not one and done when I make the playlists…I have an old school iPod full of yoga playlists that I cycle through regularly. I have playlists going back three or four years…there are hundreds of them!

A quick look at the workouts…this week’s workouts were heavy on yoga and running since I was on a yoga retreat and traveling. I always default to running as a travel workout because it’s so easy to do anywhere.



AM and PM Power Yoga Practices + 3 mile run



PM Power Yoga Practice (I taught the AM) + 3 mile run + 200 air squats

Running in Mexico was INTENSE! The humidity was 75 percent or more and I could never make it out to run until around 11 a.m. so the sun was high. It’s crazy how much harder this three mile run felt than my normal three miler. I was heavily sweating and couldn’t keep a conversational pace. On this particular day I took a break at the halfway mark to do 100 air squats and did 100 more at the end. Despite the heat and humidity, I was grateful that I could leave the hotel and run around the island instead of being stuck in a small gym on the treadmill.



AM Yoga Practice + 45 minute beach walk

Last practice of the retreat…and I wish I could walk on this beach at sunset every night. So beautiful.


Back in the gym…

15 x 2

Deadlifts (95#)
Double Unders

Back Squats (95#)

Push Press (20# dumbbells)
Kettlebell Swings

*I did these super sets all the way through, two times through. On the first round I did 15 GHD sit ups between every set of exercises. On the second round I did supine toes to bar taps. I felt like JELLO after this workout after not lifting for a week while I was gone.




Hot Yoga

This was the hottest class I have taken in…years???…and it was amazing.


I haven’t really decided yet but probably some combination of a treadmill run (given the weather) and strength or bodyweight circuit stuff. I’ll come back and update the post after I workout.


Something to think about to end the post…had to share this quote posted by Om Yoga (I teach there twice a week) this morning.

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  • elizabeth March 1, 2015, 12:24 pm

    Hi! Is that sports bra Lululemon? I don’t recognize the type?
    Glad you’re having a productive Sunday, I’m starting taxes.

    • Jen March 3, 2015, 10:06 am

      yes but it’s old. it has a really fun back.

  • She Rocks Fitness March 1, 2015, 12:35 pm

    It’s rainy ere in Houston, but definitely not as cold, so it’s time to be productive. I tackled 8 miles on the treadmill; meal prep is in order; and going to attempt to do my taxes…HAHAHA! Stay warm and are you going to share that recipe for the bread you posted on IG? XOXO

    • Jen March 3, 2015, 10:07 am

      omg…i can’t believe you did 8 on the treadmill. good job lady! and good luck on the taxes. it’s a nightmare for us! i plan on dumping all my w-2s on my accountants desk and letting him make sense of it all!

  • Cassie March 1, 2015, 12:48 pm

    I love that quote at the end! So inspirational!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H March 1, 2015, 12:52 pm

    34 and raining really is the perfect weather for hot yoga.

  • Sarah March 1, 2015, 2:49 pm

    Saw you from a distance at Superflow on Saturday – I was loving that heat, too!

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life March 1, 2015, 8:28 pm

    I teach spinning at my campus gym and I’m crazy about changing up my music. I don’t want people (or me) getting bored of songs, so I rotate playlists frequently.

    • Jen March 3, 2015, 10:08 am

      you are a better teacher for it! keeping it fresh keeps them coming back!

  • Lyndsay March 1, 2015, 10:35 pm

    I LOVE music and therefore love the music you’ve shared. Especially the MSMR remix. It was one of my favorites when it came out last year on AltNation.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Jen March 3, 2015, 10:08 am

      yay! thanks for the feedback! glad you’re digging it!

  • Taca @ A Side Of Dessert March 1, 2015, 11:16 pm

    Its cold and snowy in Canada but I did manage to get out and get some fresh air. Love the quote at the end, thanks for sharing!

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