Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Funday!

I took a week vacation from work this week, and am going back to work starting tomorrow.  Needless to say, I am not a happy camper right now!  I'm having major Sunday night blues lol.  I didn't go on any trips or anything while on vacation, but surprisingly was very very busy.  I just had so much errands to take care of that I normally don't have time for when I'm at work all day.  I also have decided to sell my condo so I met up with my realtor and I have a lot to do on that end too to clean it up, stage it, make it look nice, etc.  I bought the condo about 3 years ago for a pretty decent price.  But it's not exactly convenient distance to work.  Ok, well it's only like 10 miles from my work, but in LA traffic, that can sometimes take up to an hour or more each way.  It's a pretty cute place with 3 bedrooms and good layout, and in a good neighborhood.  There have been a couple units in the building that have sold for about 50k more than I bought mine for.  They are both 2 bedrooms only, but about the same size as mine.  So I'm thinking now is a good time to sell it while market seems to be still doing fine and rates are low.  Who knows how long that will last... a lot of people say it is another bubble right now.  I kind of just want to cash out and I'd be pretty happy if I could make a few bucks!  Who knows though.  I'm keeping my expectations low so there will be less chance of disappointment lol.  I'm actually meeting up with a stager tomorrow.  I think first impression is really important, and the longer a place is on the market, the less bargaining power you (as a seller) have.  So I want to make it look as nice as I can right from the get-go.  One of the units that sold last month was actually bid up $50k more than the listing price, and sold within 10 days!  I want that!!  I'll just rent for a while and in a few months maybe look into buying another place in a different area.  I just hope this process goes smoothly and I'll be able to sell it quick.  Fingers crossed!!

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"!

Tuesday 7/16
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:

Wednesday 7/17
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:

Thursday 7/18 - Rest day

Friday 7/19
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...

Saturday 7/20
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


  1. Hello! I'm always excited to see you post your week's workout fashion!

    I left a comment that I ordered the book New Rules of Lifting for Women. Can you imagine? It hasn't arrived yet!

    Anyhow, I made it to 2 bodypump classes last week and go really heavy with my squats. Actually not that heavy, only 17kg (37.4lbs). Hee hee...

    I decided to do a 40-30-30 for my macro nutrients diet. Its been only a couple of days and I already see some results on my tush. Since I am taking in lower carbs, I realized that by mid afternoon, my brain would drained. Lack of sugar. Then I would be grabing sugary stuff to eat to restore the energy.

    I'll like to consult you how to overcome that.

    Thanks a lot for reading!

    1. Hi Shay,

      I think that is pretty heavy squats for a class! I wouldn't do too heavy in a class setting without a squat rack. Could be dangerous.

      It sounds like maybe your overall calorie intake is too low? I think 40/30/30 is a good guideline for most people. Or maybe you are not used to it and your body just needs some time to adjust. I find that when I am eating well, all my cravings go away.

      I hope you get your book soon!

    2. Oooo...alright! I'll definitely take note of the weights for class!

      I think my body isn't used to it yet. I just started to track my macro nutrients and calories today. I did around 1,800. Still more carbs than my intended 40% of calories, but I'm more conscious about my protein intake now. Will see how it goes this week.


  2. Good luck selling your place. I live on the northside of Chicago and 7 miles from work. On a light traffic day its 25 min but on a bad day its over an hr.

    It looks like Lorna Jane is uploading more LJ Black collection items. I am very tempted to try buy some.

    1. How can you tell on their website if an item is Black or not? I can't seem to find it anywhere in the description!

    2. Items are tagged LJ Black. Its at the end if the description where they might be tagged college collection, running, or cycling.
      "Category: Core
      Stability, Cycling, Dance, Gym, LJ Black, New To Sale,Running, Tights, Yoga & Pilates."

      If you click LJ Black it will take you to the collection. I think their website could be better.

  3. Thought I was the only one with the roll down problem on the waist of the bandha crop!

    Your outfits are so cute as always and I especially loved the "smurf" one lol.

    Do just want to thank you for keeping us informed and inspired. You really do help me get to the gym and feel good about putting outfits together.

    1. Awww thank you!! That's so nice to hear. For me, having awesome workout gear is a big motivator to get to the gym! :)


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