Comfort guide for the sick girl

Good evening my loves –

So I know it’s been FAR TOO LONG since I’ve blogged – and I really have no real unique excuse. Just excessive amounts of work, bopping around Europe (which I can’t wait to sprinkle all over my blog posts in the next few weeks so stay tuned 😀 ), and day-to-day obligations.

But all that business came to a standstill last Friday — when I had to get my dreaded tonsils out. Let me tell you, this recovery process has been the most PAINFUL, HORRENDOUS experience of my life. You think, “oh, three year olds get this procedure done, no big deal.” Well, FALSE. It’s been a nightmare. You can’t even sip on a glass on ice water.

So I’d like to think I’ve mastered the art of getting comfy – or at least the most you can get in this situation. These have been my essentials the last few days and should be for every sick girl (knock on wood!)

Sick girl's guide
I’m not so sure what I do without every single one of these gems during my recovery.

 

Hope you are all having a healthy, happy day!

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Unwinding at the ballet barre

Pointe shoes, tutus and leotards. Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Don Quixote.

Oh, ballet. I spent countless hours in rehearsals and performing in full-length ballets starting at the age of 4. And I absolutely loved it – but couldn’t make the time commitment anymore towards the end of college. But low and behold, I have finally found a PERFECT compromise – barre fitness classes.

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Photo via Pinterest

Ballet, pilates and yoga enthusiasts – this is your calling. Barre classes combine small, concise movements to create an amazing workout for those looking for the long, lean muscles of a dancer. Tone up, not bulk up! You’ll find pilates mats for floor work, light dumbbells for arm toning and the sturdy wooden ballet barre – of course!

I took a look at Barre3 in Georgetown – I was blown away. First of all – THIS STUDIO is some serious eye candy. The instructor told me the building is one of DC’s oldest and that it served as one of George Washington’s tobacco warehouses back in the day. I could not get over the exposed brick and stone as I walked through the door.

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Photo via Instagram @mckenna

Now down to the important stuff – THE WORKOUT. Who would have thought the smallest, tiniest leg lifts and planks would work up such a sweat. I’m already feeling it the soreness start to creep in. Should feel lovely tomorrow.

Barre is my new fitness obsession. What’s yours?
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