Anyways... aside from that whole thing and other errands that required my time, I worked out pretty hard everyday this week too! I love going to the gym at like 9 / 10 am, take my time, shower afterwards, etc. and almost no one else is around to bother me! It's almost like having a private gym, haha! Oh the luxuries of not having to go to work. I could really get used to it! I always think that if I didn't have to work, I'd be in a lot better shape!
This was also the first week of my "new" diet plan which has my daily calorie intake decreased from around 1900 to 1550. I actually did not get as hungry as I thought I would. In fact, I was way more hungry when I was eating 1900. Wtf? Body does weird things!!! Can't understand it.
I did notice that I am down about 2-3 lbs this week. But I don't really look any better. I feel like I'm starting to look a little bit wasted away instead of moving towards that cut, filled-out muscles look. I was going to talk to my trainer about this. Maybe this calorie intake is just too low for me right now. But I just had my cheat meal and I feel pretty good right now lol. I have even more cheat meal waiting for me to eat in a little bit! I went to this farmers market today, and bought some matcha green tea white chocolate scones from Sugarbird Sweets... yuuummm (they sell online too)!!! I am obsessed with anything green tea, and did not know there were green tea scones in existence...???
We are also in the middle of DineLA week, which happens about twice a year, and many LA restaurants participate for the week and offer special menus for set prices. It's a fun time to go out and experience restaurants you've always wanted to try. So dieting or not, I couldn't just stay in this whole week. I went to Taste on Melrose for lunch today because they are offering $15 for 2 courses, and I had the BEST seared ahi tuna sandwich. They put seaweed salad in it!!! OMG. Whoever thought of that is a genius. I also tried their lamb burger with hummus too. Both are so so good. That is why I feel so happy right now... haha!
Ok enough yummy food talk. Now onto the workouts! :)
Monday 7/15 #1
What I did: Lower body weights. It's always the most "horrible" day, because I do split squats, squats, and step ups back to back. It's like... death.
What I wore: Lululemon cool racerback in heathered angel blue, with my new power purple Free To Be bra under it. I also wore the Track Time crop in power purple and Nike Frees in blue glow.
You can see the matching power purple bra and crops better from the back view:
So apparently doing lower body weights in the morning is not enough torture for one day, so...
Monday 7/15 #2
What I did: I took a pilates reformer class in the afternoon. See, this is what I meant by "I'd be in a lot better shape if I didn't have to work"!
What I wore: Lululemon Cross My Heart tank in silver spoon with Beyond Yoga Gathered Legging in dusk. Worn here with my fun Zigi Kickin wedge sneakers!
What I did: Upper body weights - shoulders & Tris. Then I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes on 15% incline.
What I wore: Lululemon Power Y tank in groovy stripe multi / raspberry glo light. I bought this a while ago and just now took off the tag. I really like it though, not sure why I waited so long. I wore the Lorna Jane Devoted 7/8 tight with the tank and I think the pinks matched pretty well! New Balance Minimus Road shoes with white/pink too hehe.
As to and from, I put on the g by Guess Devin cutout tee in black:
What I did: Upper body weights, back and bis. Followed by 45 min spin class.
What I wore: I wanted to wear my Sweaty Betty Adrenaline Ombre capri, and thought they would be a perfect match to the new Lululemon Swiftly tank in spry blue with pow pink Free To Be bra under it, with Nike Frees. I thought I ended up looking a bit smurf-y after I put on the outfit, but hey, the movie is coming out soon! So I threw on a white headband too lol. Go big or go home!! :D
The pinks are much better seen from the side and back photos:
What I did: Lower body weights again, not as hard as the first time.
What I wore: Lorna Jane Inspire Excel tank with Victoria's Secret Supermodel Cami sports bra under in sweetest orange. I think this bra was made for the tank!! I wore my Splits59 Nova Capri tights which I think are so cool looking, and Brooks Pure Drift shoes. I wish the shoes had orange instead of pink, but what can I do...
What I did: Upper body supersets, then 30 minutes of the gauntlet.
What I wore: I wore my new Beyond Yoga Elastic Sweep tank in white stripe, with Lululemon Bandha Crop in soot light. The tank has gray stripes in it, and the crops have white stripes in it - perfect match!! I love it. I at first thought that I did not have a good bra to wear under the tank, but turns out my Lorna Jane Pammy bra works just fine. It's black, but the straps can be worn like a regular bra strap. And it stays hidden under the tank well enough. I loved this tank to workout in! Whatever this nylon/lycra blend is, is amazing. The Bandha crops are not bad either, but the waistband did roll down from time to time in the front. I think it's because the material is thinner than other Lulu crop waistbands, so it tends to fold onto itself. Oh well, it's not that big of a deal. I wore my Adidas adizero adios 2 shoes.
As to and from, I wore my Splits59 Olivia Run Tee in barberry/apricot... love this color!
Sunday 7/21 - Rest day
I did wear my new Beyond Yoga maxi dress from the sample sale though. It's kind of long on me and requires high heels. But I figured out that if I put a belt on it, and kind of pull up the material a bit so it gathers around the belt, then it takes a couple inches off the dress and I can wear low heels with it! So awesome! Here it is with my $16 Nordstrom BP belt which I think is magical and happens to match everything in my wardrobe lol:
It was a tiny bit chilly today, so I wore my Express Oversized Drape Neck Pullover sweater over the dress:
Ok, time for my green tea scone!! :D