Chevy Fit 4 Life Tour

So, I had a pretty awesome day on Sunday.

I’m part of the local Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers group and a few weeks ago this popped up on Facebook.

Um, yes please!

The whole event was from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., which seems like a long day, but it went by pretty fast. And I was grateful that it didn’t start really early so I had time to sleep in 🙂 Cause sleep is important for a healthy life right?

Our first stop was a class at Lifestyle Family Fitness in Hyde Park. I didn’t realize that every first Sunday there’s a market in Hyde Park…I wish I had had time to walk around, it looked wonderful!

(Via Caroline)

After the group was gathered we took a quick jog around the building and were then told we’d be doing a boot camp style workout. I was thrilled to hear this because I’ve taken a group class at Lifestyles before and wasn’t thrilled with it so was hoping for a boot camp.

Our instructor was John and he was awesome. He was nice and funny, but also encouraging and he pushed each and every one of us through the workout.

(Via Caroline)

We did a few different circuits of different exercises. By the end we had done kettle swings, TRX pull ups, push ups, V sit ups, jumping lunges and a whole mess of others.

(Via Caroline)

By the time we were done I saw we had only worked out for about a half hour. I thought to myself that I’ve definitely done more intense workouts, but it was still good and sweaty. And I was definitely sore the next day, so the workout did it’s job in my book 🙂

(Via Caroline)

Oh and there was a plank contest at the end. The person who held their plank the longest got to test drive a Chevy for a week. I failed 😦 I couldn’t hold past 1:30, but the winner went up to 3:00 minutes!!

After we all got cleaned up and changed we headed outside to these babies.

Five Chevy cars were awaiting us to be driven around town. Sweet!

I really liked the blue Chevy Cruze so I hopped in the car with Christie of Baby Boot Camp and Christie of Average Moms Wear Capes.

I don’t know a lot about cars, but I really liked this one! Nice amount of space, comfy seats, smooth ride. I’m such a girl because I chose this one by its color, but I do like a higher up SUV kinda car.

Our second destination was Fit Life Foods, which I’d never heard of, but wow what a place! Basically it’s a grab and go kind of cafe where you can stop in for a meal or buy meals for the whole week. They come in recyclable containers and different sizes (S, M, L). They focus on healthy comfort food with a good balance of nutrients and no preservatives. And everything is made on site. I like it!

After much debate I went with the Chicken Meatballs. It was very good, flavorful and fresh tasting. However it didn’t fill me up like I wanted it to. I’m such a big eater!

Luckily they also let us take a freshly made bar with us to 🙂 This was great!

Washed down with some Honest Tea.

Great stop for lunch overall. So glad I learned about this place. I’m sad they don’t have a store in St. Pete (yet) but they do deliver their meals to Yogurtology if you order from them.

All the Chevy Fit 4 Life Tour girls!

Next stop, Painting with a Twist!

This was my second time doing a painting class here so I was excited. I knew what to expect and was ready to have fun with painting.

Our instructor, Tobey, was cute as a button and did a great job at leading us through the painting.

Normally, I’m very exact in these kinds of activities and feel the need to do everything exactly right. But I let that go during this class and allowed myself to be a bit more creative. We painted “The Black Dress”, which was so easy to make your own.

The progression of my painting:

Loved how everyone’s came out different!

After saying goodbye to Painting with a Twist we headed back to Lifestyles. The last part of the day was a yoga class in the park, but it was optional so this is where we broke up. I really wanted to do yoga, but was not up for hot and sweaty yoga outside in the heat so I opted out and headed back to St. Pete.

Thank you Lifestyles, Fit Life Foods, Painting with a Twist and of course, Chevy, for putting together such an awesome day!