Well first of all! I got all of the nasty orange Pro Tan off of my skin! I was exfoliating and scrubbing like a madwoman all Friday night! I was in the bathtub for like 3 hours. It was so not fun, but thank goodness I can wear camis again! I’ve been hiding in long sleeved tops and pants all week long after the bikini comp.
This morning I filmed the first video in a series of Bikini Blaster workouts to come! It was so gorgeous outside in the Bay today…and I found a new location! How pretty is this platform right on top of a hill overlooking the water?
I asked you guys on facebook what moves you wanted in your first Bikini video and well of course you said burpees!!!! Thanks guys. You’re in for it. BIG TIME. This video is a crazy HIIT video to blast off our series this summer. I’m so excited for you to do it!!! It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a cardio video so I made sure to plan an extra tough one.
And you know why else I am excited? This video is gonna have such awesome videography and sound!! Because I am working with my new friend and camera guy David who was such a pleasure to team up with!
I can’t wait to show you guys the final product. You POPsters are in for a treat for sure. Toning up and melting fat in cinema-quality HD? I gotcha covered ;P
After the shoot, I fueled up with 2 whole eggs, shiitake mushrooms, jalapenos (I’m swapping my sriracha hot sauce this week because I feel like it) and a fresh strawberry parfait! Since the competition diet is over, I can have fruit again. I am so so so so so happy and satisfied. I love fruit. I missed my strawberries and mangoes. For the comp, I had to omit fruits from my regular clean diet because of the carbs and sugars they contain. I mean, it’s all healthy, don’t get me wrong and start cutting fruit from you diet, it was just what I had to do for a short period of time to slim down quick. I also started to have dairy again. (That’s my non fat plain greek yogurt from FAGE.) That was omitted because apparently it makes your skin appear thicker which in turn does not allow all of your muscle definition to show through. These are all manipulations that work short term!
After I ate, I decided to go out and lay by the pool at my gym. It felt so good just to RELAX after a crazy week. I mean, the blog totally died this week due to server changes, which gave me so much stress…I accidentally deleted like 50 products from shopblogilates.com and spent 4am-7am re-uploading pictures and descriptions that took months to accumulate…it was time to just do nothing.
Afterwards I did my own circuit training workout and tried out the whole more reps/lighter weights til failure concept which I got from Get Fit Guy today. He said that no matter if you are lifting heavy to failure or lifting light to failure…as long as you are lifting to failure, you can still build muscle. Light weights will just take more repetitions. Totally makes sense to me.
I started out heavy and then went light til I died. For example, I would do bicep curls x 15 with a 30 lb bar and then dropset and switch to a 20 lb bar for another 2-3 min nonstop. I basically was finishing up whole songs per exercise, instead of counting. I hate counting. Then I did the same for overhead shoulder presses, tricep dips with weights on my quads, and upright rows. I repeated the routine 3x over. Then I did Call Me Maybe Squats with a 50 lb bar on my back to make sure I was keeping my booty in check!
I hope you’ve done this video already!!!! If not, click play. NOW.
Next week I will be in LA again! I feel like I go there once a month. Anyway, I am super excited to be filming a collaboration with Valerie Waters! Do you guys know who she is? She a totalllllll Hollywood celeb trainer! OMG, I have been following her for years and I totally use her Valslides (gliding discs) at the gym! We will be doing a Valslides ab video together – should be fun! Here’s a taste of Val…
I talked to her for the first time on Friday and we got to coordinate outfits. Haha. She says she will most likely wear blue or purple because she doesn’t look too good in yellow or pink. I was like, girl, no probzzzz!!! I love pink!!!!! So yeah, I think I will be wearing some of the warmer tones, but I have yet to choose my outfit! I wonder what I shoud wear…I mean I have like NO ACTIVEWEAR.
Just kidding :P
So yeah, that is what’s going on for next week!!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you fabulous mommies out there making everyone’s lives brighter and happier daily! And say Happy Mother’s Day to your mom for me too. I am taking my mom to Pamper Me Fabulous in SF where I will be teaching 2 live POP Pilates classes. I will also get to meet 3 of our POPsters there who won the ticket giveaway! Really excited for pampering and oh, of course, the swag bag and the goodies inside…hahaha…who doesn’t love free stuff!!???
Alright well hope you’re not bored with my life updates! I just feel like I need to do these once in a while to keep you guys in tune with what I am doing! I do like doing article type posts too so you can learn something new, so if there are any burning questions you have put em in the comments below and it may just be the next post!
Much love and Happy Mother’s Day!
PS: Don’t forget to enter the thong giveaway! There will be 10 winners!!! I pick winners on Friday!