virtual coffee talk with Lori

by purelytwins

Howdy luvs,

It’s Lori.  As you all know Michelle is busy working with raw threads down at Disney. Miss ya sis!! I stayed here to keep purely fit life club running and the blog 🙂  I’ve been working hard here keeping everything working and growing.

And today I am so excited to be a part of Whole Foods Charlotte  Health Starts here panel this afternoon. So if you are in the Charlotte area please stop by!!  I will be there with these amazing women Diana, Brittany and Lauren.  And I believe Vani (foodbabe!) might be there too. Super excited and honored to be asked to join!

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So for today’s coffee talk I wanted to share a few things.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I am already dreaming of warmer, sunny weather. I do love the cold where I can wear jackets, boots and scarves, but I am a Florida girl at heart. And I love the sun!!

I would tell you that this dog cracks me up.

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classic vizsla moment (oh and please excuse the mess… we are in the middle of painting doors)

I would tell you that I’ve been doing daily stretches every night before bed. I am super proud of myself. Trying to make it a daily habit.

I would tell you that I’ve been taking it easy on my personal workouts this week. Mostly doing lots of planking. I wanted to take some time to slow down a little and refocus myself before the new year really gets started. When Michelle gets back in town I know we both will be ready to kill it in our workouts 😉

I would tell you that I’ve been eating this granola all week. Tomorrow I will share what I did to the original recipe.

I would tell you that I miss my coffee talks with Michelle!!!  Just not the same without her. Love my twinnie.


(me this past Wednesday night going out to dinner with a few friends last minute to get bbq…with Jax my bodyguard)

I would tell you how proud of myself I am (I know Gary is too) that I did something at the last minute. I know you might be thinking oh that is no big deal. But it is. For me. I like to plan things. Know things in advance.

Gary is amazing at doing anything at the last minute. Never really saying no to doing something. For me on the other hand… I always tend to say no to doing something.

One part of me usually saying no is because I didn’t have much self-confidence. Mainly from my acne and a little of not loving my body (but over the years I’ve worked really hard in my fitness goals and now truly love my body). And for the past 5 years I’ve been on and off again fighting my battle with acne.

And now I am at a place where I am comfortable in my own skin. I am working on controlling my hormones which is helping control my hormonal acne.

A few days ago I got my first 2 pimples in a few months.! They were small (good thing). And the best part was – I did not let them control my thoughts like they did in the past. Huge improvement! I just continued with my typical face routine and went about my day, not giving them much thought! (go me)

Each day I am getting stronger mentally and physically. I am learning to just love myself completely. Even if I still get a pimple from time to time. I am learning to handle that and still live life. I know I might still have some ‘bad’ days but overall I am choosing to be happy 🙂


Other news:

 Inside the club updates: Purely Fitters new posts this week of our personal eats from 1/6 and 1/9. And shared a new book that I read and I am very excited to start using the techniques in our purely fit workouts.  More tips and advice coming soon! Plus more workouts coming soon, we are so excited to share some of them!! 

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Keep those check-ins coming with our community.  We created a private Facebook page for our purely fit club members. Some of you already joined! We are excited to have a community place for us to connect and motivate each other!

Want to join our online fitness club? Click here to see how

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Well thanks for letting me have a virtual coffee date with you guys. Thanks for listening. xo

If you were having coffee with me what would you say…



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Alex Godfrey January 12, 2014 - 1:42 am

Lori~ I usually never comment but I couldn’t help but notice how clear your skin looks in the picture. You have worked so hard to get where you are with your skin and I think it’s gorgeous. I just got engaged and I too have felt very stressed about my skin, but especially now that there will be pictures taken and lots of people looking at me. yikes! Oh and I think you’re super sexy. I don’t mean to be so blunt. Just letting you know that its okay to love your body.

purelytwins January 12, 2014 - 8:10 am

thank you so much Alex!! hearing this brings a big smile to my face as it has been a long road for me 🙂 my skin is doing so much better, still not 100% clear and scar free, but getting there! And just remember you are beautiful too! And try not to stress over your skin, just take good care of it, drink water and smile 🙂 if you ever need anything let me know. xoxo thanks sweetie!

Megan (The Lyons' Share) January 12, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Lori, I am also not great at doing things at the last minute. I’m such a planner that last-minute changes kind of stress me out! But like you, I’m working on it. Congratulations to you!

purelytwins January 12, 2014 - 1:41 pm

thanks Megan, I am not perfect at it, but like you I’m working on it 🙂

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast January 12, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Aww, so fun having “coffee” with you, Lori! I can relate to the love of warm weather- I’m so ready for winter to be over and it’s really hardly half way. I also am the same way about being spontaneous- I like to have plans and not feel surprised by something at the last minute. Enjoy your time at Whole Foods, sounds fun!!

purelytwins January 12, 2014 - 5:44 pm

glad I am not the only one dreaming of warmer weather 🙂


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