Tuesday, August 30

As August Winds Down...and FIT TIP (#141)

Took a spontaneous tripto the San Diego area.
**Carlsbad, Coronado Island, Del Mar, etc.**

Ate some yummy meals...
best calamari ever at one restaurant in Carlsbad
and best garlic bread **shhh, don't tell my new workout partner**
the next night, right around the corner.
**and those were just the appetizers!**

Went on some fun bike rides...
including one around Coronado Island
on a double bike. **I only feared for my life once ;)**

Relaxed on the beach, shopped, and
visited the Mormon Battalion Memorial in
Old Town San Diego.
So impressive...if you've never been...go!

All in all, it was such a fun escape
from **record-breaking** temperatures here in
the Valley of the Sun!

Words for the Week

FIT TIP (#141): Think Beyond the Dumbbell
To de-jiggle your arms faster, trade tricep kickbacks (which I love, by the way) for the body-weight-only Crab Crawl.

~~Sit on ground with knees bent, feet flat, and place palms on ground by sides and slightly behind you.

~~Lift hips to form a tabletop from knees to shoulders.

~~Crawl forward 10 steps, then crawl back 10 steps.

~~Rest 20 seconds; crawl left 10 steps and right 10 steps.

Words for the Week

Friday, August 19

Summer Showers...and FIT TIP (#140)

Couldn't resist taking a picture **thank you iPhone** of this creative water feature in front of a darling cafe **on one of my summer getaways**.

Speaking of getaways...this summer has been so fun
and gone so fast!
School has begun in the Valley of the Sun.

Besides a few fun trips
I've been working on a few projects
and not blogging.

Maybe I'll share soon!?!

Since I mentioned **on one of my last posts**
that I'd been "treadmill-ing" it lately
I've been asked what I watch and/or listen to
while exercising.

I actually put together an up-tempo
playlist specifically for my indoor endeavors.

Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida
Firework - Katy Perry
Yeah 3x - Chris Brown
Please Don't Go - Club Mix
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Green Light - John Legend & Andre 3000
Raise Your Glass - Pink

I trade off between my "treadmill playlist"
and a few other fitness playlists I have.
I love iTunes!

FIT TIP (#140): Work With Your Strengths
Instead of focusing on what you aren't good at ("I'm not a runner" or "I've got bad knees"), concentrate on what you excel at ("I walk really fast" or "I have great core strength"). Building on the positives by choosing activities that play to them will help you find your inner athlete.

Words for the Week
"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." --Ralph Waldo Emerson