Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Funday!

I am happy to have been able to go back to the gym this week.  As I mentioned last week, I hurt my back pretty bad while during dead lifts with weights that were probably too heavy for me.  So I ended up resting most of last week.  I was so antsy because I had just been sick not too long ago so I took a week off then.  Just when I thought I was finally well enough to push myself, I pushed too hard lol.  But I thought it was very important to let my back heal so I sat around for another week.  Finally by Wednesday this week, I was pretty much 100% pain-free.  It feels so good to be back to normal!

I was also on call for jury duty for the week.  First time ever for me, if you can believe it.  I guess they somehow found me lol.  I knew I shouldn't have registered to vote!  =P  So I wasn't called until Thursday, and of course when I did show up there, I was put into the juror pool for a murder trial!  I had to go to a special floor where all the high profile cases take place - it has its own security gate just to get to the court room.  I still don't know if I've been selected though.  All we did on Thursday was meet the judge, lawyers, and defendant, fill out a questionnaire, and then were instructed to go back on Monday to answer more questions if necessary.  The questionnaire asked very generic questions, like what kind of job do you have, what are your hobbies, do you know anyone who was involved in a crime, do you know anyone in law enforcement, etc. etc.  So it's hard to judge what they are looking for.  I guess I'll find out tomorrow.  Or maybe it will take another day or so!  To be honest, I don't mind doing jury duty once to see how the system works.  It might be interesting.  But I'm not sure how I feel about a murder case!  Aside from the fact that it is estimated to take 10-14 court days (that's like a month!), it is also a little creepy.  I just started a new group at work, so this is not a good time to take so much time off either.  But I have a feeling I might get picked.  If not only based on the fact that I am one of like 5 people there who knew what "business casual" dress code meant - everyone else showed up in jeans and hoodies!  Or.... Maybe I'm just the dumb newbie lol.

Anyways... I got back from Tahoe very late on Monday night since my flight was delayed.  I felt good enough to go workout on Tuesday, but I decided to skip it and call it an early night.  I really suffer when I don't get enough sleep!  I do have a Tuesday work outfit though!  I wore this French Connection bambi dress out to dinner in Tahoe, so as I was unpacking, I decided I might as well wear it to work too!  But I wore the Express Studio Stretch zip back pencil skirt over it to make it more work appropriate.  Boots because apparently I forgot I was back to the warm LA weather.  :)

Wednesday 2/19
What I did:  First day back at the gym!  I did a leg workout where I really burned out my quads!  I was super sore for like 3 days afterwards.  I did my 30 minute cardio afterwards where I walk on 15% incline treadmill at varying paces.

It's hard to see the embossed paisley print in photos, in person they look more noticeable like this!

 As to and from, I wore the Lululemon swiftly LS in beach blanket blue/aquamarine:

Thursday 2/20
What I did:  Shoulder & Tri workout.  Followed by the 30 minute cardio workout again.

What I wore:  I took this pic at the gym during my workout at the Smith machine!  I hate taking selfies at the gym lol.  But I forgot to take one beforehand and was going to shower there after my workout.  I wasn't going to put my sweaty clothes back on!  Lululemon Scoop Me Up tank in caspian blue, new Lululemon Live Natural crop in medium gray/soot ombre which I love!  Nike Frees in violet.  I played with pairing different colored tanks with these crops and find that I like lighter colors with it better.  Oh, and I didn't find these crops to be too hot to workout in.  However, I only did upper body weights and 30 minutes of cardio.  If it was a more intense session, maybe it would have been hotter.

Friday 2/21
What I did:  This was the workout that started with the dead lifts that hurt my back badly last week!  But I talked to my coach about it, and he gave me some advice/pointers.  Namely, decrease weight by 20 pounds, and rest the barbell on 2 stacked 45-pound plates so I wouldn't have to go as far down.  I didn't feel any pain after this workout.  Phew!  Cardio afterwards again!

What I wore:  Lululemon swiftly racerback in heathered angel wing paisley, with Lorna Jane Duo bra in yves blue under.  Lululemon Pace Crop aka baseball pants lol, and Nike Frees in violet again.  They match the bra perfectly.  :)

Splits59 Vail Cutout pullover in marianna blue as to and from.  It matches my shoes perfectly too!

On Friday, I wore my Ann Taylor icicle tweed skirt again!  That's the 3rd time in 3 weeks!  I wore the Victoria's Secret Ruched Cotton Cowneck sweater in scarlet red, and Ella Moss Evelyn wedge pumps.

This is actually very similar to one of last week's outfits where I wore the skirt with the same top in a different color lol.  Very similar style wedge pumps too:

Saturday 2/22
What I did:  Second leg workout of the week!  Just when they were recovered enough, I beat them up again hehe.  Then I did my last cardio session as well.

What I wore:  Lululemon cool racerback in petit dot dune with Lorna Jane Portia bra in hyper lime under it.  I know this cool racerback was hated for being thin/sheer, but I kind of like that about it lol.  It's a little like wearing a burnout tank where you can see the color of the bra show through!  This tank also fits tighter than other cool racerbacks of the same size, which is nice for some workouts as well.  On the bottom, I wore the Lululemon Inspire crop in deep zinfandel, and Nike Free Bionics in purple.

Sunday 2/23
What I did:  Well, technically I had one more weight session to do for the week - upper body supersets.  But I went to pilates class instead.  Whatev.  It was pretty tough too!

What I wore:  Lorna Jane Radah tank in hot flamingo marl, with Lorna Jane Clover bra in viola marl under it.  Beyond Yoga Stripe Hyper Long leggings, and Manitobah tall mukluks on the way to class.  :)

Love how the bra/tank combo looks from the back:

I liked this outfit, because I felt totally ok wearing it to brunch after class.  The boots were perfect too, because it's starting to get a little bit chilly here again!  

Alright, I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Wish me luck at court tomorrow!

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  1. May I ask what brand of gloves you're wearing in your gym selfie pic? They look really cute and I like that there are cut outs for the knuckles. Thanks!

    1. They are g-loves lace gloves:

      I have a couple pairs of g-loves gloves, they are ok. Not really worth $45/pair IMO. You are basically paying for the cute prints and unique looks. Their grip is not that great, honestly my $10 gloves from sport chalet have better grips. My hands slip out of them constantly, and I have size XS gloves... The padding is good though.

    2. Aw ww bummer :( but thanks

  2. Nice post mate, keep up the great work, just shared this with my friendz
    leg workout


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