What You’ve All Been Wondering …

It’s been about 2 months since I stopped teaching fitness on a consistent, full-time basis.

May 26th to be exact.

That date doesn’t really matter except if you’ve been following me on social media … in that case you’ve probably been thinking, “Mmm … Does she work? Like at all?” for quite some time.

My plethora of beach day pics and wedding selfies validates this question.

Well friends, I’m SUPER excited to share that starting August 15th I will be the Fitness Director for a private school in the Boston-area. While I’ve been coaching lacrosse here for 3 years, the wellness/fitness building is finally finished and I’m proud to announce I’ve signed on as a faculty member!

And now my Snap story makes sense …

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So what will I be doing exactly?

Coaching young minds about staying healthy, promoting positive body image, creating strength and conditioning programs for some of the high school athletes and teams as well as teaching TRX, small group training and cycling classes to the students.

Something I learned from coaching lacrosse over the past few years was that these 14-18 year olds are like sponges. With social pressures to look/act/dress/speak/eat/think a certain way at an all time high, it’s more important than ever to show these young ladies (yes, it’s an all-girls school) the power of health and treating your body with respect.

I graduated from a similar private high school in 2005 … except 11 years ago some major components were missing: Facebook was only for college students (remember that pesky .edu requirement?), selfies did not exist and Snapchat, Instagram, retweets, favorites, likes and emojis were not a thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love social media. But I do believe it’s imprinted some unhealthy habits on the younger generation.

Bottom line: When a 15-year old freshman tells me she’s on a 3-day juice cleanse and we have 3 games and 2 practices that week — well — I know I have a job to do.

And let me tell you, I can’t wait to get started.

-TTT

Dining Out, Newton-Style

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With owner, Bill, (from left to right), Becki, Jenna, Steph, Cara, Monique, Athena and Lauren

One thing you may not know about me, I don’t dine out very often.

My idea of a fancy-esque evening includes ordering sushi, picking it up and watching a mind-numbing reality show on TV. Or, much more likely, stopping at Whole Paycheck on my way home from work to grab something from the Hot Bar.

Buh-bye money I just made …

So when I got asked to a fun blogging dinner in Newton, Mass., I definitely didn’t turn it down! Not to mention the evening was to be spent with some incredible Boston bloggers — double win!!

Social Restaurant and Bar, located on Washington Street, has hands-down some of the best food I’ve eaten in a while. Aside from the incredible eats, the service was outstanding.

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Yellow fin tuna, sticky rice, spicy green beans, pickled daikon, avocado, sweet soy ginger sauce

My girl Monique, who blogs at Burpees to Bubbly, organized this amazing event with 8 area health and fitness bloggers. Some ladies I am friends with from Boston fitness events (Hi Athena, Steph and Becki!!), others it was my first time meeting — Cara, Jenna and Lauren!!

When we weren’t laughing and sharing stories, Social kept brining us platter after platter of delicious salads, entrees and desserts to try! Here are a few I would highly recommend:

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Rosemary-lemon roast chicken

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Maple roasted squash farro

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Heirloom beet salad

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Chocolate lava cake

Did I mention they validate free parking at the hotel next door AND street parking is free after 6 p.m.?

Go, seriously.

With amazing food and an awesome atmosphere, you really can’t go wrong.

See you in Newton 🙂
-TTT