Happy Monday, Soap Queen Team! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Some of the Brambleberrians and I started our weekend off right with an invigorating Pilates class. The fabulous instructors at Joy of Pilates in Bellingham hosted a Pilates party just for us on Friday (we felt so special). It was such a fun way to work off some excess energy that we had from sitting at our desks all day. We may or may not have gotten the giggles on several occasions (please also notice how nicely Courtney is posing for the photo). Ella and Jen were our wonderful coaches and they led us through an hour of intense exercises and stretching. If you’ve never done Pilates before I would definitely recommend giving it a try. It’s good for the mind, body and soul (and team bonding)!
Courtney, myself, Elizabeth, Becky, Austin and Cheyen. Here we are ready to cut loose and have some fun!
This was the “smooshy ball” exercise. You can’t see it in the picture but we were all shaking like crazy! Holy abs!
And then there were cupcakes. Sigh. My weakness. The good news is that they were mini so I didn’t do too much damage. I just can’t say no to Icing On The Cake cupcakes. I did take one home and eat it for breakfast on Saturday morning (nothing like making great choices to kick off a weekend).
Bramble Berry gives Joy of Pilates two enthusiastic thumbs up. Can you tell we’re feeling invigorated and energized (and/or goofy)? We were clearly on a pilates high!
A-M what do I see? Are you wearing two different socks? LOL
I wonder u and your energy. I’m ashamed of myself for nagging so much lately. How could you manage all those things together and, apparently so perfectly: Kid, household, business, sport and fun at weekend.
I have to learn from you
salut from cold Germany
Linda L. says
That wall behind you looks like some kind of medieval torture chamber! Do terrible things happen to you if you don’t do all your reps?!? To the rack with her!!
Becky with Bramble Berry says
That’s what I thought they looked like when I walked in, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked my core and my legs and arms. I was a little unsure about Pilates before I went, but now I’m in love! I am definitely going to have to go again! =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry
Cute! Looks like everyone had fun. You want to explain why you have 2 different socks on? LOL!
I never wear matching socks. It’s a holdover from my ‘wild’ rebel youth. =) I just got way out of the habit and now, barely notice it. I don’t match Mr. Jamisen’s socks either. Which, of course, means that he will 100% love matching his socks as he grows up.
Yes, tons of fun at the Pilates party. I really feel so lucky to have such a passionate, joyful team.
I love seeing all the fun things you do with your staff! Sounds like it’s a blast to work with you Anne Marie and your staff looks like a bunch of fun people.