Weekly Round Up – August 29th 

Hello Weekend!! As I round up what I read and what caught my eye this week, I’d like to THANK YOU for stopping by and checking out my blog! If you should ever have any questions, suggestions or just words of encouragement leave a comment or email me at marilena@apunchofleopard.com! Have a GREAT weekend and don’t forget to SMILE 🙂


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My Best Practices for a Successful Morning Workout

I am a definite Rose

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Weekly Round Up – August 22nd

Hey everyone!! Hope you had a great week! I wanted to write a quick post to rounding up somethings that caught my eye this week. Have a great weekend!!

a well timed fortune cookie message
a well timed fortune cookie message

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Pride and Joy

Last week was one of the more stressful and intense weeks at work and I missed every one of my workouts. So to reward myself and get back on track I hit it hard this past weekend!

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My Everyday – Lemon Water

Welcome back everyone! I wanted to start a series that highlighted different routines/rituals that I have picked up over the years that have positively impacted my day-to-day living. The first post in this series is centered around that little yellow fruit – Lemons!!!

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Last minute purchase…

There are only a few hours left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I couldn’t resist. I saw these capris a few weeks ago and just haven’t forgotten them!!

Nike Legend Capris here

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Let the fun begin!

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Marilena and I am a 32-year-old office manager by day/fitness enthusiast by night. I have thought about starting a blog for some time now so here it goes! I went to The Ohio State University and majored in Fashion Merchandising. After 8 years in the retail world I made the transition to a more traditional schedule and position and was ecstatic to have two days off, in a row, EVERY week!! Who knew the weekends were so wonderful! Through out my career changes, I had a constant, my gym membership. I have always been active, from ballet when I was itty bitty through my college days, to step classes, weight training and kickboxing. This love of a good sweat sesh finally motivated me to pursue my group fitness instructor certification. After an 8 week-long course through The Lifetime Academy, I sat for my ACE exam and passed! I am officially certified to teach group fitness classes. Next mission: find a job! With this experience and all the experiences I have accumulated through the years, my passion and desire to motivate others has grown.

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