Happy September & Lucy Activewear Giveaway Winner Announcement

Image: Wishing you a happy September – HELLO FALL!

Happy September to you!  First and foremost, I want to announce the winner of my Lucy Activewear Giveaway.  I asked you guys to share your favorite leg workout, and boy, did you!  My legs were on fire just reading all of your leg exercise ideas and personal favorites.  It was tough to pick to a winner, but after giving it much thought, I’m happy to announce that Mari is our winner! Here’s her favorite leg workout: My fave leg exercises are jump squats, box jumps and split squats because you feel them right away and they are super effective. With the right amount of reps and sets, I am definitely feeling them the day after  Congrats Mari.  Your Lucy Activewear is on its way to you!

I hope you guys had a wonderful Labor Day weekend – I did!  I kicked things off by teaching my beloved PiYo class at the W Dallas Hotel on Saturday Morning.  I’ve been so humbled and amazed by the huge turn out we have week after week.  For those of you who live in Dallas, I highly encourage to come check out a class.  I’ll be teaching FREE PiYo classes every Saturday morning through September 27th.

Teaching my PiYo class on Saturday morning (that’s me on the left, facing the class)

I actually got a double dose of sweat on Saturday.  After my PiYo class I scurried over to 24 Hour Fitness for Turbo Kick class with my Dallas gym buddies.  I’ve been working out with this crew for 3 years now.  Rain or shine, we meet at the gym for Turbo Kick every single Saturday morning at 10am.  Working out together pushes us to go extra hard and have fun!  It’s so great to have “fit friends.”  Do you have gym buddies who you regularly workout with?

Me and my Saturday morning workout crew! Post-workout sweaty smiles 🙂

I also enjoyed lots of non-working out activities.  On Saturday afternoon my neighbor/buddy, Emilio, and I got some rest and relaxation by our pool.  We shared a bottle of white wine and read the September issues SELF, O, and Fitness magazines.  Yesterday, I went to a yummy Tex-Mex brunch with two of best friends in Dallas, Crystal and Neka (pictured below).  After enjoying my spinach enchiladas, chips and guacamole and girl talk, I went on a shopping spree at the new Lorna Jane that opened in Dallas North Park Mall.  (Remember I won a $500 Lorna Jane gift card at the Idea Blogfest – yeah buddy!) I got a ton of bright, fresh new workout clothes – eek!  I’ll be posting lots of Lorna Jane photos and product reviews in the next few weeks.

Me, Crystal and Neka at Mi Cocina in West Village, Uptown Dallas for Labor Day Lunch

Today I’m back to work in full on “grind-mode.”  Fortunately it’s yoga week in Dallas so I’ll be teaching some extra PiYo classes which I’m really excited about.  In addition to working out and working at my corporate job, I’m also planning some special Fall workouts and recipes so be on the lookout!  Lots of luv, Brit

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