Monday, May 27, 2013

Late Sunday Funday!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I just got back from a weekend trip to Santa Barbara so I apologize for the late Sunday Funday post!  It was a beautiful weekend there though!  And a lot hotter than I thought it would be.  I went to college there, so it always brings back memories when I go back there.  I just love the beautiful city and the nice and relaxing atmosphere!  Things slow down a lot when you get from LA to SB even though it's under 2 hours drive away, people even drive slower.  Maybe because they are old though lol.

So this was my 3rd week being on my training plan!  I had my first bi-weekly checkin with my online coach, and he increased my calories to around 1700 a day.  And I'm still losing inches (and a little bit of weight... like 0.2 lb a day) and always hungry!  It's crazy.  All my clothes are fitting much looser now.  I'm kind of afraid that I will no longer be able to wear some of my pants!  My strength is increasing fast, I was doing the hip abductor machine with 195 lbs easy!

The hardest part about going away is not being able to cook and eat exactly what you *should* be.  But I tried to order things that were as close to what I'm supposed to be having as possible.  I think I did ok, well minus half of this green tea tiramisu cake that I couldn't help having after sushi.  But it made me happy.  All I have to say it, thank god they were out of the green tea creme brulee because I am a sucker for creme brulees and anything green tea flavored.  It's a deadly combination.  I might have had to order 2... hahaha!  Well I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and find out how much damage I did.  But hey, you gotta live your life too!

Here are this week's outfits!

Monday 5/20
What I did:  Weights, upper body, followed by 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill at 15% incline.  This is so boring.  I'm really glad I started reading my book on my ipad because it's unbearable otherwise!

What I wore:  I already wrote about this the other day, but I wore my new Lija Fuse Approach tank top which I looooove!  I even got compliments on it from very unlikely sources lol.  I wore it with Lululemon Free To Be bra in pow pink and Lorna Jane Devoted tight and Brooks Pure Drift shoes.

Tuesday 5/21
What I did:  This was my rest day from weights, so I just did my MISS which was same as Monday - walk for 30 minutes at 15%.  I'm almost done with my silly book at this point (something about mind readers that Amazon was offering for free).

What I wore:  Alo Sport striped tank in granite, with Lululemon Energy bra in currant under, which you probably can't see.  And Lululemon Ebb & Flow crops in black, and Adidas adizerio adios 2 shoes.

I wore matching colored work outfit that day - DEPT luxury knit flared dress which is actually one of my favorite dresses to wear to work because it's just so comfortable!  With Sam Edelman Mallory slingbacks.

Wednesday 5/22
What I did:  Lower body weights workout.

What I wore:  Lija Compression Crossover tank top with CW-X Pro tights and Brooks Pure Drift shoes.  When I do lower body weight workouts I like to wear clothes with more compression, cuz I need it!

As to and from, I wore my Lululemon Lift Your Spirits jacket.

Thursday 5/23
What I did:  Upper body weights, followed by mat pilates class.  I think I did the class because I was supposed to do my treadmill walk again and I didn't feel like it.  Plus, my pilates instructor is a huge Lorna Jane fan/ambassador, and I was wearing all LJ!

What I wore:  Lorna Jane Erika Excel tank with Lorna Jane Marvel tight and Nike Frees.  I seriously think this tank is soooo beautiful, I just love it.  It was the first time I wore these tights, and I loved the mesh on the side.  But I had to tie the waist string real tight because they were kind of slipping a little.  They are already a size XS...

Friday 5/24 - Rest day

Saturday 5/25
What I did:  Lower body weights again, followed by 30 minutes of the gauntlet.  Equally boring in my opinion lol.

What I wore:  My oldie - Lululemon Dance Strap tank in gold, with Splits59 Nova Capri tight and Adidas shoes.  I think these tights make any outfit look super cool.

I wore my Hardtail Forever open back sweatshirt as to and from.

Sunday 5/26
What I did: Upper body weights.

What I wore:  Finally took the tag off my Lululemon cool racerback in pinkalicious, so I wore it with my Lorna Jane Pammy bra under, and the Lululemon Lab Perennial Tight, with perfectly matching Brooks Pure Drift shoes!  

As to and from, I wore Lorna Jane Sophia Excel top.  Love it.

So I'm excited to continue lifting heavy and eating loads!  This is such a good plan I don't know why I didn't just do it sooner!  Some random guy at the gym told me the other day that I was pretty strong and it's "very beautiful".  I was like... I agree!  Lol!  Ok just kidding I didn't really say that out loud, but being strong is beautiful!  I think it gives girls more self-confidence too.  I've felt a lot better inside and out ever since I started doing heavier weights on my own about a year and a half ago.  Sometimes (like the other day when I was lugging around my 110 lb barbell doing hip thrusts like it was nothing) I have to stop and think about how far I've come since such a short while ago, and that's a big motivation to keep getting my butt out there everyday and just do it!  =P


  1. How do you like the lorna jane tights? I was thinking about them but saw they didn't have gussets.

    1. The material is thicker, not as stretchy as Lululemon material. They are definitely more compressive, and not see-through at all. The no gusset thing actually doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. They look pretty flattering on the back side, but the only issue I had was the waist sled down from time to time. I think it is because the rise is lower on these...

    2. Thanks I will probably give them a shot.

  2. Just curious why your trainer has you walking for 30 minutes on an incline of 15%? Is it better than running? You do look leaner. It takes a lot of will power not to eat crap, good for you. I keep saying I will start tomorrow, perhaps today is day 1. Thanks for the motivation.

    1. Hi Kathy, my trainer doesn't want me to do a lot of cardio because we're trying to build muscle and cardio is detrimental to that. He doesn't want me to do HIIT either because that might interfere with my recovery from weight lifting. So I just do 3 days of 30 minute MISS (Moderate Intensity Steady State). It keeps my heart rate on the lower end, and he thinks its really important to build a nice bum so he wants his clients to do this high incline walk and/or stairs.

    2. Got it, thanks for the info!

  3. Super curious about what your eating is looking like on the new you think you could post a day or two of eats? Thanks!

    1. It's actually kind of boring and pretty much the same everyday lol. I have 5 meals a day. Breakfast is 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites, with oatmeal and strawberries. Morning snack is greek yogurt with blueberries/raspberries and almonds. Lunch I have a sandwich with chicken. Afternoon snack I have my green smoothie with a scoop of protein powder and almonds. Then dinner I have chicken with quinoa or sweet potato or brown rice. I do take salt supplement for 3 of the meals too and don't use salt or oil to cook otherwise (I boil chicken breasts in water with some herbs thrown in lol). And then just multi-vitamins, probiotics, etc. Drink lots of water. Nothing crazy.

  4. You look amazing in the last pic!! Good job!!


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