Day 3 (Saturday) of FitBloggin’ was BY FAR my favorite day. I woke up at 7am to get up for breakfast at 7:30. I just had to hit that granola again!
After breakfast came a trampoline workout by JumpSport. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited because I love to jump on Bella’s trampoline at family events. Here are a few pics of me pre-workout having fun!
The workout was split into 2 different circuits using a partner system. One person did moves on the trampoline while the other person did some pretty intense interval training on the floor. Think burpees, high kicks, squat jumps, jumping jacks. I think my heart rate was the highest while doing the floor work. I wore my Polar heart rate monitor and my maximum heart rate was 185!
The instructor was hilarious too. He did some crazy moves including some shimmies, body rolls, and pelvic thrusts. While we sweat, we laughed. This made the workout even more fun!
This one workout I burned 565 calories! For me this is A LOT. Because I am in great shape and because I am smaller than I once was, it’s hard for me to burn this much in such a short period of time. But man my heart rate was in the 170s for most of the class!
After hydrating and meeting the Laughing Cow…
We took a few group shots and chatted!
They were all so sweet and wonderful!
Then came Crossfit! I’ve never done crossfit before and have gone back and forth with trying it. Number one, classes can be really expensive, and number two it’s team exercise and I prefer to workout alone. I was up for the challenge though!
We went through a workout of the day (WOD) which included the basics: situps, pushups, and squats. It wasn’t super challenging for me but I still got my calorie burn on
The instructor was a pretty nice guy too. Plus ripped!
After crossfit, the gals invited me to come to Kure with them, a local juice bar.
I ordered a juice with pineapple, banana, spinach, kale, OJ, ginger, agave, ice, and green superfood powder. It was absolutely delicious!
Women that have inspired me that I can now call my friends 🙂
Another recipe I will try to replicate at home so stay tuned for that one!
After juicing we went SHOPPING!
I couldn’t help myself, I bought a pair of Lululemon shorts. They were on sale though! And super cute.
We also went to the huge Saturday Market in Portland. It was so fun seeing all the STUFF. That’s the only way to describe it. Basically it was a huge Flea Market with lots of food trucks involved. Insanely crowded and hot though, so we did a lap or two and hit the road. Here’s what I saw on the way:
There was a wonderful aroma of cinnamon and fried goodness in the air and I couldn’t help but chuckle at this booth sign
Famous VooDoo Doughnuts! I didn’t have any, even if I wanted to splurge doughnuts aren’t my thing, oh and the wait was two hours!
By the time we made it out of the market we were STARVING. Bobbi suggested a great restaurant called veggie grill, vegan friendly. I ordered a Kale salad.
Then we headed back for some seminars. Quick wardrobe change again because the black pants were way too hot.
The afternoon seminars focused on blog building which were extremely helpful! I learned an enormous amount of information, all of which I had no idea before. There were breaks in between and snacks were involved, yay.
And more friends 🙂
Back to my room I went for a shower and another wardrobe change! The evening planned was a huge goodbye that I was looking forward to!
Before heading to the get together, I ran across the street into a cute little retro store called Rocket Fizz. It was a candy and soda shop and I could have stayed in there for hours! Check it out:
What I came out with:
The event started with some appetizers. Drinks were involved too but you guys know me, I skipped.
I took plenty of pics to remember the night! It was a blast. Filled with laughter, PLENTY of crazy dancing, and saying goodbye to new friends.
I went up to bed at a semi-reasonable hour to get up at 3:30am to catch my morning flight home! I was incredibly sad my trip came to an end, but I had the time of my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Tomorrow I’ll round up FitBloggin’ 13 and talk about my trip home and reuniting with my Phoebs!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,
P.S. Backflips for 4 day weekends! Love that my holiday falls on a Thursday