Ok so let's talk about the workouts this past week. I've continued doing the New Rules of Lifting for Women workouts, and am still on stage 7. It's still a serious butt kicking stage, but it's amazing how fast the body gets used to it. I got quite sore last week after the first workout of this stage, but this week I recovered much faster. Today I had some fun discovering a bit of new muscle definition in my arms - I don't even really know what it's called, but it's a part of the triceps. I feel like I'm getting a decent muscular base and now if I begin to shed some body fat then the muscles can show through. But I'm not sure if I've got enough. I don't want to begin shedding just to discover there's nothing underneath. I've been noticing that my arms have definitely gotten tighter, and my waist and legs look smaller too. I guess it makes sense since you can't really spot reduce, when it goes, it just goes from all over. But the reduction has been kind of a byproduct of heavy weight lifting, not that I've been purposefully trying to lose weight. I think I will give it a few more weeks of lifting and see where I'm at. I heard someone say that muscle is the new sexy, so bring it on!
As usual, I took Monday off as rest day, so my workouts start on Tuesday.
What I did: Workout 3 of stage 7.
What I wore: Lululemon No Limit tank in flash - I seriously love this one. Paired with my CW-X Pro Tights and New Balance Minimus Road shoes.
It's been a few weeks since we've seen Whiskey! He's been sleeping... and sleeping.... and sleeping..... but he actually bothered to get up and follow me around this time, then lied down next to me as I took this picture. I guess when dogs grow older, they stop following you like they used to when they were puppies. And they grow so fast! Whiskey will be a year old next week. =)
Wednesday 5/23: Rest
What I did: Workout 4 of stage 7.
What I wore: Lululemon cool racerback in bubbulicious, with very violet 50 Rep bra under. For the bottom, I wore my Astro Wunder Under crop in heathered black/ dewberry and NB shoes again.
Friday 5/25 - Rest
What I did: Went on a 3 mile hike with Whiskey. For some reason my butt cheeks got extremely sore from it. I mean there are some steep uphills on that trail, but I didn't think it would be enough to get my butt so sore! Especially for someone who runs at steep incline on the treadmill all the time. I guess walking uses different muscles than running...? Lol.
What I wore: It was actually a little bit cool out yesterday, so initially I had on my white cool racerback with silver manifesto / fruity tootie Run: Ultra shorts. But then I added on the matching fruity tootie swiftly LS and it was perfect. I wore my Adidas adizero adios 2 shoes which were apparently awesome for hiking as well. So sad that they are now dirty though.
Whiskey was so happy to be out and about and meeting new doggy friends. He loves big dogs and ignores small dogs, and he got a little bit of play time with a cute gray pittbull puppy. Kind of like his half brother since he is a pitt/lab mix.
What I did: Circuit class with lots and lots of running and lifting. The uphill runs did not help my sore butt.
What I wore: I dug out my NUX Serenity Heather tank that I completely forgot about and wore it with my Lululemon Power Vinyasa crop. I actually really like this tank. It's got the seamless technology which fits well and does not ride up at all. I only wish it came with a better built in bra with cup inserts like Lululemon tanks.
As to/from, I wore my Lift Your Spirits jacket for kind of a ninja look that is so rarely seen here in Southern California. My husband said he liked it though. He actually asked me if this jacket was new. When I told him no, I've had it for like 6 months already, he gave me a very skeptical look. Well, he can refer to my blog post of this jacket which I posted in December 2011. Ha!
It quickly got hot today after my workout, so we actually went and laid out by the pool. I can study poolside, though not as productive. But I am in desperate need of a tan. My hubby has been working on his and surpassing me, which bothers me since I am competitive in everything... LOL! My Maui Babe Browning lotion seems to have done wonders again today, so I'm winning.
I wore my polkadot bandeau suit from Victoria's Secret. I really like this set, I think I need to get another bandeau style swimsuit top from VS. It's cool that the halter strap is removable so when you are tanning you can remove it and won't get a tan line on your chest.
Alright, time for me to hit the books again! Super lame to be stuck inside while everyone is out and about. My husband went out with his friends to some "hot people bar" yesterday and got hit on by different girls. Whatever, I high five'd him. So wish I could be out there too! Oh well... soon enough! Enjoy your long holiday weekend everyone, and have an extra drink for me!