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Kickboxing Class

I went to a kickboxing class last night and let me tell you, I hate burpees. I like kicking and punching the bag, but there aren't words to describe how much I hate burpees. The class started out with a little jog, then some burpees, pushups, squats, and a little more before we started working on the bags. One of the employees made sure to show me all of the moves and I really enjoyed it.

We did jabs, hooks, roundhouse kicks, side kicks, and front kicks. I focused more on the form than the power behind the moves but it was fun.

Sadly membership is expensive and not worth it to me so I'm probably not going back, but it was a fun workout (except for the burpees) and I'm definitely feeling it today. I was even feeling it last night.

Have you ever tried out kickboxing? What did you think?

Working Out Motivation

I've been trying to stay motivated to keep on running this winter. I bought a treadmill so that’s nice and I can run inside. But even that can be hard when all I want to do is curl up in bed and watch TV. But yesterday’s workout was, dare I say it? Fun! I enjoyed running! Sometimes I hate it, and for the first ten minutes or so I did, but I completely enjoyed it from then on.

I find that I do my best when I’m distracted by some sort of actiony show or movie in front of me. That’s not motivation, but if I’m entertained, I can go for a lot longer. But even if I'm entertained, I may not always enjoy it. That's why I was pleasantly surprised by my run yesterday.

Another motivator is getting healthy and in shape. I'm hoping to become a faster runner so that's a pretty big motivator for me.

Do you have any tips for staying motivated to work out?

Skincare

I've struggled with acne for about seven or eight years. It's finally almost gone, but it's taken a while. Doctors and dermatologists have prescribed me all kinds of acne medications, I've been using oil-free makeup for years, and still my face is oily and I still have acne into my 20s (thanks family genes.) At least I'll have less wrinkles when I'm older! But, I do work to make my skin as nice as it can be.

I use my Clarisonic Pro (available only at certain locations) once a day. I used to use it twice, but I've gotten lazy. With it I use SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser.

Skincare Routine

Then, in the morning, I put on CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion.

Following that, I use Colorescience skin mattifying face primer to help with the appearance of oil.

Afterwards,  I use bareMinerals READY Foundation, which provides full coverage. Then I use bareMinerals READY Blush and bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil, which really helps minimize the look of my pores.

Throughout the day though, I have to blot the oil on my skin, otherwise my face is covered in oil. Maybe one day I'll find the magic product that makes all the oil go away! If I find it, I'll let you know.

It's important to keep your skin healthy. What do you do?