Hey there! So I have a few fitness pics to share with you from my recent shoot.
Like this one:
Isn’t my friend amazing?? She captured some really cool angles with the sunlight—I was so pleasantly surprised when I saw them!
We found a really nice spot with beautiful trees, fall leaves, and an insane view of the lake (with the downtown skyline in the background, which you unfortunately can’t really make out in any of the pictures). The day was perfect—crisp and cool, sunny, breezy. (A little too breezy by the water—I have the outtakes to prove it—but not bad, considering.)
I have a few more shots I’ll share with ya (she took 60+ total, in less than an hour!), but first, I wanted to talk about my new obsession.
I’ve never been a huge fan of reality talent shows, a la American Idol or America’s Got Talent. I just never got into either of them—and it wasn’t for lack of trying.
The Voice is different. I. Love. It.
The only problem is that, in order to be a true Voice fan, you have to sacrifice a solid 4 hours of your week to watch it. Two 2-hour episodes = lots of precious evening free time wasted. Which means that I often end up either multitasking (for example, “studying” NASM while watching) or sacrificing something (so long, workout).
During tonight’s show, I’m hoping to combine watching and working out. I figured that if I had a solid plan going into it, I’d be much more likely to follow through, so here goes.
The plan: I’m going to start out with 10-20 minutes on the treadmill (thank goodness for our TV/treadmill set-up in the basement—I still feel so spoiled by it!), followed by this workout (created specifically for the occasion! haha):
(Plank Calf-Taps: Plank –> down dog –> reach back to tap your calf –> plank –> push-up. Repeat, tapping the other calf.)
I wonder how many cycles I’ll have to do to make it through a 2-hour prime time show?? I think I’ll probably tap out after 2.
Ok, now for some more of those pics. Seriously–my friend is such an incredibly talented photographer! (Anyone local in search of a photographer: I’d love to hook you up with her info!)
Gotta love those wide lenses! My legs look way longer than they actually are, haha.
What I learned: it is not actually natural for me to stretch with my back this straight. I felt so rigid and weird, but I’m sure it looks much better than my usual slumpy version.
MAN those 15’s were hard to hold up there! Ha! I wanted to use lighter weights, but I liked the classic look of the original metal dumbbells. (Vs. my cute pink rubbery ones!)
I was wobbling and laughing like crazy during the balance shots. Definitely hard to focus on command! I was also standing right on the edge of a little cliff, which was a tiny bit unnerving.
Oh, and it was cooooold.
Hair was totally shot by this point, with all the wind it endured, combined with me fiddling with it constantly. Story of my life.
This blog is obviously in desperate need of a fresh photo on the home page (among other places).
Which one do you recommend??