Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Funday!

Last week felt so weird, since I went to work on Monday, then took off Tuesday to go to the super fun Fitness Magazine Meet and Tweet event, then went back to work for 3 more days.  Sometimes short work weeks feel much longer than full work weeks.  It's so weird.  Although I think this was the first week I had in a while that I didn't lift weights 5 days in a row!  The last couple weeks, with traveling and whatnot, I've had to do that to fit all my workouts in and it was a bit too much.  I was so happy to go back to my 3 days on -- 1 day off -- 2 days on -- 1 day off schedule.  I am seeing slow changes from all this heavy lifting in my legs.  They are getting slightly leaner and a little more muscular, but for some reason my arms are not really changing.  I work them hard too!  They need to seriously catch up.  Some people naturally have better definitions in their arms and some in their legs, and I get that it's hard to have both.  But I'm beginning to feel like my arms will just never ever get any real definition.  So annoyed!  Grrrrrr....

Monday 10/21
What I did:  Lower body weight circuit and then cardio.  I say this every time, but I hate this workout lol.  I'm tired of these hip thrusts that I have to do.  I have to do these "rest-pause" sets, where I basically do 10 reps, rest 10 seconds, then 12 reps, rest 10 seconds, then 12 reps again.  That counts as ONE set!  I do 4 sets of these in both the Monday leg workout and the Friday leg workout.  I use 100 lbs barbell which feels easy at first but after a while it just kills my legs, then I walk away shaky... I used to do just straight sets of 12 or 15, with 145 lbs but it never felt that hard.  These rest-pauses... ugh.  I also hate this workout because people look at me funny lol.

What I wore:  Lululemon No Limit tank in flash with Empower crop in coal/passion and Adidas adizero adios 2 shoes.  I hadn't worn these shoes in a while!

Tuesday 10/22
What I did:  My shoulder/tri weights workout.  I was going to do cardio afterwards but I got up too late so I ran out of time.  I had to get my butt to Santa Monica for the Meet and Tweet!

What I wore:  Lululemon Power Y tank in three print, with Lululemon Mod Moves crop in afterglo and Brooks Pure Drift shoes.

Here's a better angle for the crops!

As to and from, since nobody wants to buy my Define jacket in pow pink, I decided to wear it lol.  Maybe I should just keep it anyway, it's cute.

Wednesday 10/23
What I did:  Back and bi weights.  I actually like this one a lot because I get to do my unassisted chin-ups and weighted negative pull-ups.  I just feel like those are really good for me and I feel strong doing them!  I did cardio after.

What I wore:  Lululemon Flow and Go tank in faded zap with Lululemon Ebb & Flow crops in black, and my new Nike Free Bionics in purple.  I decided I should keep both these shoes and the Adidas shoes!  Lol!  Buuuutttt... I just got an email from Fitness Magazine regarding my annual shoe test which I plan to do again.  That means I'll be getting 3 pairs of free shoes!  Soooo I should probably return both of the ones I just bought... I don't even have enough room to store all my shoes as it is!  Nike lets you return shoes even if you've worn them, but Adidas doesn't.  So luckily I have only worn the Nikes.  We'll see.  They do go perfectly with faded zap!  But not many other things I own...

Thursday 10/24 - Rest day... woohoo!  So it has finally cooled down here in LA, and I could wear sweater over dress shirts again without sweating my butt off.  Not that special, but one of my favorites since it's so comfy.  I wore my Express V Neck sweater in olive green over an old Express button down shirt, and Express wide waistband Editor pants in charcoal.  I wore my Donald J Pliner Pausha shoes to work everyday last week!  I love the color and how versatile they are.  They are also super comfy.

Friday 10/25
What I did:  Second leg workout of the week.  Then cardio!

What I wore:  Tried on my new tank that I got from the Meet and Tweet!  The Heidi Klum New Balance vision tank, with Lorna Jane Duo bra under it, and Yogasmoga Run Jump n' Play crops.  Adidas shoes to match the tank.  This tank was super comfy and the light and flowy material kept me cool during cardio.  I love it!  I also think it looks great with the LJ bra.

For a quick dinner bite on Friday night, I wore my other freebie from the Meet and Tweet - the Roxy Daybreak LS tee!  I think I am in love with this top.  It's soooo cute!  Totally shows off the back of your cute tanks too.  So of course I wore my floral back tank from Nordstrom that I got years ago.  It's getting colder here, but not THAT cold... like from 90 to 70 degrees!  Hehe... so I wore my Abercrombie Kirstie shorts with Naughty Monkey Jump Start boots.

Saturday 10/26
What I did:  My last weight workout of the week!  Upper body super sets.  Then last cardio session as well.

I like the stripes down the side of the tights... looks sporty.

I finally took the tag off of my Lululemon Nice Asana jacket in plum.  I just love the style and color of this jacket, so even though it was kind of pricey, I'll keep it anyways.  I haven't bought anything from Lululemon lately anyways and there's nothing I want in the near future... I think... :)

That's all for this week!  Can't wait to start over again tomorrow lol.  Have a good night everyone!

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  1. My legs always tone up before my arms. In my case, I think its because I run often and that strengthens my legs more than my arms.

    1. That makes sense. Some people I know just have nice arms without doing anything. So jealous lol.

  2. Do you get your Power Y tanks hemmed? We are about the same size and if I pull mine all the way down it covers my butt. Like where yours hits much better!

    1. I don't get them hemmed. This Three Print Power Y is way old, like 2007/2008? They were made shorter back then... my new ones are maybe an inch or so longer, but since they changed the material from luon to luon light, I think the straps have become stretchier which causes the whole tank to seem even longer. At least that's what it feels like to me... haha... they still don't really cover my butt completely (I'm 5'5) and I don't pull them all the way down anyway. I don't like it when tanks are too long either.

  3. I am the opposite of you. I can work my lower body twice as hard as my upper body and get half the results. I feel like it took yearsssss to get any kind of muscle definition, and I have to stay pretty lean or the fat covers it up in a minute. Ah, genetics! The X factor in any kind of training program!

    Looks like you got a nice fall manicure in some of these photos. Great nail color!

    1. You're very observant! :) I got this Julep charcoal gray colored nail polish from the Meet & Tweet event, and at first I wasn't sure about the color but I actually love it! I've stopped painting my nails for a while, since all the weight lifting and whatnot cause chipping way too frequently. But I'm kind of loving this new one because it hasn't chipped at all and it's been a week!

      I feel like you're luckier to have gotten better genes for arm muscles because people see arms more than legs lol. I think I'll have to get much leaner as well for my arms to look better. It seriously is the LAST place to shed. So frustrating!


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