Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sweat Round Up of the Week + Other Recent Things

Happy lazy, football Sunday! Are you guys watching any games today? I'll be cheering on the Patriots this morning/afternoon while I do some blogging and photo-editing. Also, "Go find Kanye West" is (literally) on my list of things to do this weekend, because he's performing in Vancouver tonight. I didn't get tickets to the show, but perhaps it's not too late to scoop some? That might end up on my Sunday to-do's as well.

I wanted to do another Sweat Round Up, because it's been a few weeks. After another lapse in exercise, due at least in part to me coming down with a 3-day mystery illness the week before last, I stepped things up a little bit again this week. Here's what I've been up to in the gym - and you can click on any of the exercises for a video demo of each one, if you're curious:

10/13 (lower body and core)
5 mins elliptical (1/2 mile)
  12 deadlifts, 12.5 lbs each hand
  15 lying overhead raise + double crunch, holding 5 lbs
  20 calf raises, 12.5 lbs each hand
  30 weighted crunches on exercise ball, holding 12.5 lbs
  12 squats, holding 25 lbs

10/16 (upper body and core)
10 mins biking, 2.16 miles
12 bent over rows, 12.5 lbs each hand
30 weighted v-sit twist, holding 12.5 lbs
12 overhead press, 12.5 lbs each hand
30 Russian get ups, holding 5 lbs
15 deltoid flys, 5 lbs
15 deltoid raises, 5 lbs
12 tricep kickbacks, 5 lbs each hand
30 cobras
12 lat pulldowns, 30 lbs
12 lat pulldowns, 40 lbs
12 lat pulldowns, 50 lbs

10/17 (lower body and core)
10 mins elliptical, 1 mile
- 40 bridges
- 10 single leg hip lifts on each leg
Russian get ups, 5 lbs each hand
20 deadlifts, 15 lbs each hand
1:00 plank
1:00 plank
30 side lunges + plyometric pushoff (each side)
1:00 plank
1:00 plank

I've also been doing a lot of walking around Vancouver lately, admiring the changing fall colors around my neighborhood and the city, as well as ticking things off my Fall To-Do List.

Fall colors, foliage in Vancouver
.  dem colors doe  . 
This past Friday night I went into Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood for dinner at the Cactus Club Cafe with two of my new blogging buddies, Rose and Lauren. [Technically, Lauren is a YouTuber, but it sounded weird for me to refer to them as my "new internet friends" (right?) (#catfish), so "blogging buddies" has both alliteration and non-weirdness in its favor.] It was a nice opportunity to dress up in some heels, have some girly drinks (I had the Cohiba - vodka and soda mixed with muddled blackberries, lemon, and spearmint), and get to know each other some more.

Before dinner, Rose and I had fun snapping some pictures in an alley across the street from the restaurant. Rose keeps a style blog with lots of outfit pics, so I played photographer and took a bunch of pictures of the adorably classy dress she was wearing. She had some fun directing me in a few pictures too:

Alley in Vancouver, ripped blue jeans, black jacket, black purse
.  my dad would definitely have a sassy comment to make about the big rips in these jeans  .
.  come to think of it, so would my boyfriend  .
Alley in Vancouver, ripped blue jeans, black jacket, black purse, black heels
.  love these bewties  .
What have you guys been up to this weekend? Get in any workouts or spontaneous alley-way photo shoots? TELL ME EVERYTHING!

And on a final (awesome) note, today is my sister Mallory's 30th birthday!!! It hurts my heart a bit that I can't be in Massachusetts celebrating with her for this big birthday, but I sent her something special that hopefully will help bridge the distance - if only in spirit. Happy birthday Schmal, I love yoooou!!!!

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  1. Aww yay for meeting up with new internet friends!! :) Hehe I love it. That drink you had sounds delicious too! And you're so cute!!!

    Thanks for linking up! :)


  2. Cute booties! Where are they from?

  3. I'm happy you had a good time! Yay! And you're so freaking cute in these pics!


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