Before I say anything else…I have a confession.
I have a gum problem. I have not had gum in THREE DAYS. That’s a BIG deal for me, guys! Let’s see how long I can last. Already kicked the diet soda habit (ok, ok fine…I have one like every month).
Anyways, onward. Can I just confess (another confession?) my love and absolute adoration for the beautiful weather out here? It’s awesome – I can’t say I miss the 95 degree heat back home, I’d rather it be sunny and 75, like it is for the most part here.
Apparently “summer” comes in October in North Cali? Perhaps. I’m not complaining. Although, it does make rolling out bed a little more difficult when it’s REALLY cold from the night hours. Warming up to a bowl of oats helps, though 😉
I love walking to the bus stop in the morning and passing all of the dogs on walks, it’s so cute! Although it definitely makes me miss my dog (are you sick of me mentioning how much I miss her? thought so.)
At work I got to design a postcard! I’ve gotta adjust some stuff, but this is what I have thus far:
Oh, are you also sick of me mentioning how much I love my job? Probably so. I am really, really blessed with such an opportunity though. Unfortunately I wish I could eat at the Whole Foods down the street everyday, buuuut my wallet wouldn’t like that very much. So I pack boring lunches with TJ’s Corn Tortillas and a can of salmon. Oh, also – this is the SMELLIEST LUNCH EVER!
No wonder no one sits next to me on the bus ride home until there’s absolutely no seats left 😉
By the way, all who entered the Facebook 18 Rabbits giveaway – and emailed us your address, we packed up the bars for shipping today 🙂 If you were one of the winners and got notified via Facebook, send us your address if you haven’t already, or you won’t be getting yo’ freebie 😉 (note: the contest is now closed, just fyi)
So, in my last post I mentioned talking about my workout routine. So here it goes 🙂
I focus more on strength training more than cardio. I spin once or twice a week, and walking around San Fran is more than enough cardio for this chicka. I strength train 2-3 times a week, or whenever I feel like it, really. I really love pilates as well – it’s an awesome stress reliever, and when I’m feeling pretty shitty about my body (don’t we all somedays?) pilates is such an awesome way to get it all out.
For strength training, I usually do 2-3 sets of 15 reps for my abs, arms and legs (rarely legs, though) I just can’t get excited about working out my legs…haha. My workouts range from 20-40 minutes, and I usually only sweat during spin class. Holla. Can’t garauntee I don’t still stank though 😉
Some of my favorite ab moves are:
Reverse crunches (I feel like a turtle upsidedown when I do these)
Planks (we all know what those are, right?)
and my personal favorite: I like to call it the humpty-dumpty. Expect stares if you do this in public, it’s vulgar.
My arm exercises really vary, and I just play around with the equipment for 2-3 sets of 15 reps, and I also like to use 12-15lb hand weights, or whatever I’m feelin. Nothing too special at all, and I’m definitely no pro at lifting, but I do what I can 🙂
Exercise really shows me how blessed I am to have a body that’s so capable of doing the things it does. I’ve noticed an increase in the weights I’m able to lift, and I love it! Keeps me motivated, even though I’m still tiny, I’m hoping to gain a bit of muscle + fat. Wish me luck!
What’s your favorite ab/arm/leg move?
Do you take any classes at your gym?
If you have any questions – shoot em’ out.
Alright guys, hope ya’ll are having a fantastic night, and I’ll catch ya soon 😀 BUT before I go, check out my niece, she is possibly the most adorable baby ever. Her name is Mia and she is fantastic, I cannot wait to meet her when I get back to Maryland 🙂
Peace and love!
p.s. Check out Averie’s Bora Bora bar giveaway – SO many cool ways to enter 🙂