Torn wrapping paper no longer covers our floors; visiting family members have gone to their own homes; and the kids are still home from school.
So now what??
If you're looking for ways to keep everyone entertained until and into the new year, look no further than Dulles Town Center! Whether you're looking to shop for others (or yourself, for once!), are hungry for lunch or dinner, spend quality with the family at the movies, need to entertain the kids and still keep warm, or just want to get out of the house -- DTC is the place to be!!
As if that wasn't enticing enough; don't forget, it's post-holiday sales season!!!
Enter to win a $100 gift card to DTC below and don't forget to share your finds and fun with us on our FB page and group!
"I want to lose X pounds/inches."
"I want to look good in a bathing suit."
"I want to wear that little black dress again."
We all want to look good and feel good; stay healthy and be strong. For ourselves; but also for our families - we want to be active participants in our children's, grandchildren's and pets' lives.
But... we've also made these excuses:
"I'm too busy. I have no time."
"Trainers are expensive."
"Classes aren't at convenient times for me."
We're guilty of it ourselves.
Luckily, Sheetal Shah; a 17 year Loudoun County resident, found something that blows all excuses and reasons that prevent us from achieving our goals out of the water. Those same excuses used time and time again are what drew Sheetal's interest in 9Round Fitness and are the reason she opened her own facility in Ashburn.
We had the wonderful opportunity to experience the fitness center for ourselves and it was like nothing we had ever seen before.
9Round is a cozy studio with no intimidating machines to figure out. There are no class times, or classes at all; though you're welcome to bring a friend. Each 30 minute, nine round circuit begins every three minutes; so you can walk right in at any time of day and never skip a beat. I know I often lose myself on Facebook for more than 30 minutes a day; that's certainly a reasonable amount of time to dedicate to my health instead.
A friendly and knowledgeable trainer (whose service is included in the membership!) greeted us and got us started right away in fun, yet challenging exercises. Giving no time for hesitation or more excuses! Calvin was so energetic and motivating, pushing us to the best of our abilities without drill sergeant type pressure.
The workouts change every time you walk through the door, so boredom with the same routine and workout is not an issue. You can really walk in three times a day (because you get unlimited workouts with your membership) and do something different every time!
9Round membership also includes a consultation with nutritionist; Dr. Rick Kattouff II, for guidance and to create your nutrition plans. As a member, you also get access to an online portal where you can manage your meal planner, watch helpful videos, listen to informational podcasts and have all the tools to track your progress right at the palm of your hands!
And if that wasn't enough -- I know that one of the biggest things I personally struggle with is accountability -- if you miss a week or so of workouts, you will get reminder texts and emails!!
At the end of our workout, we were EXHAUSTED, but energetic and excited to return! It felt so good to take that time for ourselves; and to have had the opportunity to share and model the importance of health with my young tween and teen daughters, who I took with me.
Now we; and YOU, are out of excuses and have every reason and resource to achieve our health and fitness goals!
We want to thank Sheetal for allowing us to experience 9Round and for her generous offer to all Loudoun Ladies!! As if you needed an additional incentive considering all they already offer!
Go "LIKE" the 9Round Ashburn Page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/9RoundAshburn) and receive not only one (1) Free Week of Unlimited Workouts; but also 40% off the enrollment fee!!
Tell me #GoalGetters ... What are some excuses (lies) you've told yourself that prevent you from achieving your health and fitness goals?
9Round Ashburn ~ Your Partner in Health
22621 Amendola Terrace, Suite 185
Ashburn, VA 20148
Take DAD out to the ballgame!
Complete the activities below to enter for a chance to win TWO tickets to the Nats vs Reds game on June 23rd, 2017!!
Entries end on Fathers Day. Winner will be announced Monday, June 19th.
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had,
and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” -Linda Wooten
In light of Mother’s Day we had decided to gather up several moms with very different stories;
not knowing what we’d find or who we’d meet.
What we discovered is something we guess we already knew…
A “Mother” is one who despite the challenges motherhood brings, uses skills and abilities they didn’t know they had; regardless of how that child came to them, to love that child with every fiber of her being, at any age.
So today; we honor all new moms and moms-to-be as this is their very first Mother’s Day and are now experiencing the immense love you can only feel for your child.
We honor all grandmas who have "done their time" and yet continue being concerned, not just for their own children, even through adulthood; but now, for their children's children.
We honor the moms of their 2nd... 5th... 9th+ child because every time is a new time and worthy of celebration.
We honor moms who have lost, because they too feel the overwhelming desire to love their child forever,
even when they're no longer physically present.
We honor aunts, stepmoms and adoptive moms who play such huge parts in the lives of children who aren't biologically their own; yet their hearts see no different.
We honor ALL people who love a child with all their might.
Because "Mother's Day" is not just about females who have physically birthed a child; we see it more appropriately as a celebration for an individual who raises; or helps raise,
a child with unconditional love, care and affection.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Loudoun Ladies want to extend a HUGE Thank You to those who collaborated to make this happen!
This wouldn't have been possible without your help!!
Our campaign sponsor:
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People have asked us what Loudoun Ladies is all about. Our Launch Brunch is an excellent answer to that question.
Over 100 ladies, most of which were strangers to one other, showed up and dined together. We enforced an open-table policy; telling guests that came in: "If you see a spot, take it and introduce yourself to those at the table." It worked better than we ever thought possible.
Loudoun Ladies is about community building. We connect people with others and with local businesses so that we can all support, encourage and inspire one another in the close-knit, positive way that is so typical of Loudoun County.
On that note, we'd like to thank all of the people who helped make this such a success:
Chef JD Durham, Hunter Boyd and other servers at Copperwood Tavern for putting up with our rowdy bunch! ;)
Teresa, Christie, Michelle and Devon at Scout and Molly's for styling us!
Nese and Guven at Current Salon for our beautiful hair!
Jess DeLaski with Jess Lynn Photography for capturing the fun moments!
Babar and his crew at AVS Photo and Video for getting photos of our ladies in front of our backdrop; and for the video of the event (coming soon)!
Enjoy the photos here; and follow the Jess Lynn Photography, AVS Photo and Video, and Loudoun Ladies hyperlinks above to see more!
Our first family-friendly event was such a success thanks to those involved in helping us put it together!!
Abrakadoodle of Loudoun County presented our children with a fun and creative frame craft; in which to place the wonderful Valentine themed photos taken by Jess Lynn Photography! The Zone provided the children with $5 play cards and cupcakes to decorate; while Chantel's Bakery collaborated by supplying us with delicious allergy-free cupcakes so all could feel included.
Check out these photos from our party!!!
We Welcome Loudoun County's Newest MVPs!
What an honor it was to witness two strong, intelligent, naturally entrepeneurial women open the doors to their dream boutique this past weekend! Along with their families and friends; Roxce and I were able to celebrate and welcome Loudoun County's newest MVPs at the ribbon cutting of Studio Twenty8Fifty7!!
Even though Jewell Green and Janice Harvey's studio is new to Loudoun County; this isn't the ladies' first rodeo when it comes to running lucrative and successful businesses. Janice and Jewell opened an interior design business together years ago and eventually; while continuing to raise their children, branched off on their own and created "Janice Harvey Designs" and "Posh Couture", respectively.
They've both always had a flair for what they describe as a "grand, big, over the top, eclectic, unique and different" style; and Studio Twenty8Fifty7 truly embodies all of that and more! After 23 years of knowing each other; their different, yet similar styles really complement each other and having worked in service oriented businesses before, they're able to bring their focus on personalization and exclusivity to each person that walks through their doors.
The studio itself is a marriage of color, vibrance and femininity. You walk into a warm, relaxed setting with a welcoming sitting area that makes you feel like you're joining a friend at their home for coffee (which actually ignited the idea of hosting "Coffee with J & J" soon; so keep your eyes and ears open for that invitation!). :D
They offer beautiful, affordable options for women, baby and the home! There are also adorable gift options; one of our many favorites being the 'selfie pot' -- look for our selfie with it in the slideshow!!
Oh! and we too wondered... "Where did the name come from?!" Jewell and Janice happen to be the lovely wives of our very own former Redskins players; numbers #28- Darrell Green and #57- Ken Harvey. So if you need to entice the Redskin fan in your life to go shopping with you -- this may win him/her over!! ;)
Hope to see you at Studio Twenty8Fifty7 soon!!!
Their store is located at 450 Madison Trade Plaza Se, Leesburg VA 20175