I’m not even going to talk about how fast this summer is going. Luckily I feel like I’ve been making the most of the sunshine and warm weather, with so many things going on around Richmond.
You may have seen it on Instagram, but I visited Trapezium Brewing Co. the last two weekends in a row. It just opened in Petersburg, Virginia, about 25 minutes south of Richmond.
You’ll start to see Trapezium on tap at a few places in Richmond, including Capital Ale House, Supper, Cary St. Cafe, Friday Cheers, the Diamond, and a few other local spots so keep an eye out for it!
Speaking of trying new things, On Saturday I went to a weight training class taught by my blogger-friend Gabby. Yes, weights.
I’ve worked out fairly consistently for most of my life but I’ve honestly never been big on weight training. You can usually find me holding on to some 8lb dumbbells or pedaling on the elliptical. Truthfully, I’ve always been kind of intimidated by weights. I’m never sure if I’m doing it right! This was definitely out of my comfort zone but since Gabby was teaching this class specifically for beginner women like me, I decided to go. I’m so glad I did! We covered everything from how society views strong women to what you should eat to build muscle. Oh yeah, and we lifted weights!
I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone because I learned a lot. I knew to keep my weight in my heels and my chest up, but I didn’t realize that I wasn’t squatting down far enough. I always stopped before my hips really got in line with my knees. Once I dropped it a little lower, it was actually easier to get back up. We also learned how to get into position, where to position the bar on your back, and how to spot each other. I honestly really loved it and I think Gabby is going to teach another class soon, so I’ll definitely be signing up for that! I’d really like to incorporate more weights into my routine.
If you follow Gabby on Instagram then you might have seen a peek of my baby muscles.
I might have some work to do. 😉