Things I'm Loving Lately

Good morning and happy Thursday! I'm juggling a few things in my editorial calendar and thought it might be fun to mix things with a combo workouts lately and five things I'm loving post! Workouts Lately:

Even though I'm pretty consistent about going to the gym and working out, some weeks are slower than others. I'm happy to say this last week, I got back on track (from a slower-than-usual week before that) and got in some great workouts!

Last Friday, Valentine's Day:

After three days of telework, I had to get out of the house so, Aaron and I spent the evening of love doing what we love, and went to CrossFit! The WOD looked simple on paper, but was a total scorcher!

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  • Back Squat (115/75)
  • Front Rack Lunges (115/75)

I knew I could handle 75 lb back squats, but the lunges were going to be a challenge, and they definitely were! In fact, I tried to go right into lunges from the back squats and my legs completely gave out. I wasn't hurt or anything, just in a bit of shock - that's never happened! I reset and then tried the lunges again. They were hard, but after a few seconds of rest, my legs were ready! I completed the workout in around 8 minutes!

Saturday:

Partner WOD! One person works, while the other person holds a plate (45/25) while standing. There is a 10 burpee penalty each time the plate makes contact with the floor during the course of the workout.

50 Wall Balls (20/14, 10’) 50 Ring Rows 40 Jumping Lunges (each leg) 40 Burpees 30 Thrusters (95/65) 30 Ring Pushups 20 Push Press (95/65) 20 Squat Clean (95/65) 10 Power Snatch (95/65) 10 Overhead Squats (95/65)

For the partner WOD we ended up having a three-person group because a new gal at our box didn't have a partner. It threw us off at first, because we had looked up the workout the night before and divided up the work, but in the end, I think it worked out for the best! We each did about half of everything listed and I felt totally whooped in the end! I also felt good we made a new friend at our box! Way to go Bonnie!

Sunday - Off

Monday - I did a quick at-home stability ball workout, which was both fun and challenging!

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Tuesday - I worked out at lunch during work with my trainer and it was another scorcher! (But I secretly loved it!) Here's what the sequence looked like:

  • Bike for 1 min
  • Jump rope for 1 min
  • 10 goblet sqauts
  • 10 burpees
  • 15 push-ups
  • 10 elbow to hand planks

Then repeat from the top, adding 10 froggers and, one last time from the top, adding moutain climbers! Talk about tired! I was exhausted!

Wednesday - We went to CrossFit. The first portion was Thoracic Spine Mobility, which involved some stretching and foam rolling. Part B was two rounds with a 5 minute rest between rounds: 7 Overhead Squats (135/95), 7 Burpees, and a 200 m Row.

I ended up squating 75 lbs but during the rest period realized I probably could have gone a bit heavier. The workout was all-out so I gave it my everything and was definitely tired in the end! Rowing was tough!

I'm headed back to my work gym today and plan to go to CrossFit Saturday morning!

Five Things I'm Loving Lately:

Do you ever rediscover something in your closet like an accessory or top and become completely obesssed with it? That's what happened with this pink and blue scarf from Target. I wore it Saturday for the first time in awhile and then again on Tuesday to work. I love the pop of bright pink, and the blue and pink color combination! I think it's just adorable and don't know why I haven't worn it more!

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Schick Intuition Razor - I. love. this. razor. It's amazing! I found one on sale at CVS for $8 and instantly loved the soft, effortless shave I got from it. When I went to get more cartridges (two came with the razor), I was a little taken back that 3 were $13. However, now that I'm using them and seeing how long they last, I think it's totally worth it! I also got the pomegranate extract and it smells so good!

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Protein shakes - Another rediscovery: my love for banana, almond milk and almond butter protein shakes. OMG. So good!

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My new logo - Joy is a genius! If you have any website, branding, or lettering needs, you should definitely contact her! I'm actually really sad our project is coming to a close and I'm debating whether to extend things with a full-blown web redesign... (that I know I'll love)! Regardless, I'm just glad to have such talented friends to help me along my way!

Networking - This one might sound odd, but I'm loving meeting new people lately, especially those enthusastic about weddings and fitness! I recently got to meet Lisa from Sweet Tea Photography in person, and she's so adorable you guys! She's super sweet and I'm so excited to get to work with her on a few projects! I'm also partnering with Yvonne Rock on a project, I met this fabulous photographer over the blogsphere, and in a few months, I'll be co-hosting an event with Pure Barre! All of this makes me so, so happy, and more confident in my little FFAB publication!

What are you loving lately? Have you tried the schick intuition razor?

Do you enjoy networking?