Kathleen Lorey is on a year-long mission to dramatically improve her health. If you missed the first three installments of her column, catch up with her explanation of why she’s doing this, her mental tricks for staying motivated (gold stars!), and her fight with Chick-fil-A cravings. Two months into her journey, Kathleen is laser focused on goals. Here’s her update: “Has anyone else tried to jump into exercise like they were going to save the world in 24 hours? I have. Multiple times, including this one… but I knew that if I wanted to be successful, I had to slow down. Learning to set realistic expectations has been a great part of this process. So when I sat down to set goals in January, instead of just saying, “I want to move like Beyonce” (which is absolutely true), I thought about what it was going to take to get there.
Feel that warmth in the air? That means it’s almost time for seasonal farmers markets to return. This Saturday at 9 a.m., the Freedom Farmers’ Market opens its doors at the Carter Center for its season opener featuring a restaurant pop-up tent with Terry Koval from The Wrecking Bar and a community table featuring Goodwill of North Georgia. The opening celebration, which lasts until 1 p.m. will also feature kids yoga, live music from Diego Bruno, oh, and lots of fresh produce from local farmers. All season long, FFM will be doubling foodstamp dollars and offering SNAP enrollment assistance on selected days.
Barre workouts are all the rage, and of all the studios in the city, Pink Barre was voted the best of 2014 by Atlanta magazine. Now, we’re giving you a chance to win a 10 pack of classes at their Emory Point or Buckhead location. Not sure what barre classes are all about? Let them explain: “Pink Barre is a barre-based total body workout that is a foundational exercise program combining core elements of pilates, isometric strengthening, ballet, and yoga while using the ballet barre for support.” Ready to get long, lean, and fit?