Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Funday!

Omg I'm getting so worried about Thanksgiving!  Lol.  I know that my mom will be making tons of yummy food and I am not sure how I can stay on track with my diet!  I already started feeling the effect of the holiday season when the kitchen at my work made a full on Thanksgiving meal for lunch last Thursday.  They had turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, etc. etc.  All the works for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  I have been so good lately, passing on everything and ordering sandwiches/salads instead.  But I couldn't resist that lunch!  Then all weekend, everywhere I went there was special holiday drinks and meals.  Sigh... this is such a tough time of year to be "good".  My next bi-weekly checkin with my coach is the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Lol.  As if.  Perhaps I should take my progress photos on Wednesday instead!  It's not that I don't want to indulge a little.  I really do!  But I don't want to un-do all my hard work over the past few months, and I also don't want to start down this road - it's often hard to get back on track after you've fallen off for a few days.  So, I am just dreading next week.  Gonna work on my will power the next couple days!  :P

This week I did my regular workout schedule of weights Mon-Wed, rest Thurs, then weights again Fri and Sat.  But then I realized that I'm going to be driving up north to my mom's place this coming Wednesday, and will probably be there until at least Saturday, during which time I will most likely not workout at all.  So in order to fit in my 5 weight sessions a week, I would have to start today!  Then my workout schedule will be like Sunday - Wednesday, rest Thurs - Sat, then finish off next Sunday.  I hate messing up my workout schedule like this.  But it's better than not fitting all of them in.  I'm quite OCD when it comes to completing all my workouts.  I will get very upset if I miss one.  So I gotta do what I gotta do to make it happen!  Especially since I see a lot of incoming calories this week/weekend.

Monday 11/18
What I did:  Lower body workout, where I am up to 5 sets of 6-8 squats to start it off.  Yep, I am that person that hogs the squat rack.  I did my 30-minute cardio session afterwards.

What I wore:  All Lorna Jane!  Tempo Excel tank with Portia bra under, and Kudos F/L tight tucked up a little. Nike Free Bionics in purple since the laces match the bra pretty well!

I wore the Lululemon Principle Jacket as to and from since bold blue of the collar goes pretty well with the shoes!  But maybe it was too much black.  We got cooler weather finally, so I am feeling like darker colors are in order!

Tuesday 11/19
What I did:  Shoulder & tri workout followed by cardio session.

What I wore:  Lululemon swiftly short sleeve in lavender, with Splits59 Nova capris in gray/granita.  Turns out, granita is kind of a close match to the swiftly top.  It's just a little darker.  Nike Frees in gray/crimson for a pop of color.

Of course, I have the Splits59 Olivia Run tee in granita which is a perfect match to the tights!

I was quite proud of my work outfit from Tuesday, because I improvised and put two shirts into one!  Hehe.  I wore the Express Sleeveless Lace Yoke shirt under the Express shirred v-neck long sleeve shirt to make one collared shirt!  How fun... lol.  It was business dress at work at that and I didn't feel like wearing an old fashioned collared shirt so this is why I did it.  On the bottom, I kept it simple with my Wide Waistband Editor pants in gray and Vince Camuto Dacoma pumps.

Here's a close up of the final result... not too bad huh??  :)

Since it's gotten colder, I could finally wear my Michael Kors leather jacket!  I love love love this thing!

Wednesday 11/20
What I did:  Back and bi workout... so hard!  Now this workout starts like this: 2 sets of unassisted pull-ups, 3 sets of unassisted chin-ups, then 4 sets of weighted negative chin-ups!  Ok warmed up... 5 more exercises to go lol.  Oh and cardio afterwards!

I put on the Lululemon Swiftly LS in haze as to and from:

So, something very rare happened on Wednesday.  Even the evening news was out interviewing people about it... it rained!!!  Lol!!!  That happens like.... 3 times a year here.  They really were out asking people how they felt about it on the news, I kid you not.  It only drizzled for like a few hours though.  It was so light I could barely feel it actually.  BUT, I did not give up an excuse to wear my "rain jacket" lol - Lululemon Inspire Jacket in senorita pink!  I don't wear this jacket very much, but I really love it.  I want the lolo purple one too!  

So that is what I wore to work.  This is what I wore underneath, and this is the type of outfit I wear to work most of the time.  Express bateau neck ruched sleeve sweater in aquamarine, and Express Wide Waistband Editor pant in blue which resembles denim.  I wore the Vince Camuto Dacoma pumps again.

Thursday 11/21 - Rest day

Friday 11/22
What I did:  Lower leg workout which calls for like 9 sets of squats in a row.  5 sets of regular stance, and 4 sets of close stance.  I've discovered that close stance works better for me, even though it's supposed to be the other way around.  It just feels more natural, and I can use heavier weights to do it!

Saturday 11/23
What I did:  My last weight workout!  Upper body supetsets.  Followed by the last cardio session.

What I wore:  Ok, it feels way colder now.  I decided it was time to take the Lululemon Insight Pant out for a test drive.  It was the first time I wore them and they were great!  I think it might be time to face the fact that Lululemon size 2 pants fit me better than my usual size 4.  I got these pants with a big lot purchase and they happen to be a size 2.  I do not own any other size 2 bottoms.  I found that these fit and feel better than my size 4 bottoms.  Usually with my size 4 pants, they keep slipping down a little until I start to swarm up.  Then the material kind of sticks to my skin and I don't have to keep pulling them up.  However, I never had to pull these pants at all.  They stayed perfectly in place from the start so that was pretty great - it does take a while to start sweating if you are doing weights vs. cardio.  But.... I like buying size 4!  :P

I wore my new beautiful paisley swiftly racerback in heathered angel wing that I just got the day before.  You know it's true love when you rip the tag off right away and can't wait to wear it the next day!  Lorna Jane Clover bra under it.  Black Nike Free Bionics again.

I wore the Alo Sport Cozy Collar hoodie in powder pink as to and from.  By the way, if you live in the LA area, Alo Sport is having sample sale next weekend!  I believe its black Friday - Sunday.  I'll be out of town so I probably won't be able to make it.  But out of all the sample sales I've been to, this one was by far the best one with cheapest prices and lots of selection.  I got stuff for $3-5 a piece last time I went, and they are really nice too!  Love this brand.  This hoodie was like $12 or something lol.  Click the link above to see prices from last time.

Sunday 11/24
What I did:  So it was supposed to be my rest day!  But nope, I went to the gym.  I did my lower body weight workout.  I went to the Equinox in Santa Monica, and the weather was so clear today you could see the ocean so clearly from the balcony (gym is on 2nd street, 1 block away from the ocean)!  Nice perk.  

Wore the Zobha Biker jacket as to and from:

I love this jacket.  I also wore it after I got showered and dressed at the gym.  My casual wear isn't too different from my workout clothes lol.  In fact, I am wearing the Lululemon Wunder Groove crops here.  Cheap Zenana Outfitters tank (love them), and Naughty Monkey jump start boot.  

I walked around Third Street Promenade for a little bit after working out.  Exchanged my Skinny Will pant in black pique for Wunder Under pants in herringbone.  I love them so much more!  Way thicker and softer.  Already ripped off the tag and wearing them now.  :)

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  1. Love that Michael Kors jacket on you - fab find forsure! The shape & colour are perfect for you!

    1. Thank you! I'm already wearing it tons, and it's only getting to the 60s here... lol... gotta treasure these colder months! :P

  2. I would definitely take the photos just in case :) You could always take them again after Thanksgiving but this way you won't have to worry about bloating or anything on Thanksgiving.


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