“Sign yourself up to kick your own ass”

When Speedplay asked me to come try their workout, there was no way I was missing out! They use HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training), which makes you burn up to 900 calories during the class, and you keep burning them up to 48 hours later! How badass is that?!?! This is why HIIT training is probably my favorite type of workout. It’s a 60 minute fast paced workout that “alternates short, intense bursts of exercise with brief periods of rest to maximize calorie burn.”img_1769

I got to train with Anna, and she was every single bit of amazing! She made sure everyone was using the correct form, super motivational, and she had great music that kept me going!! It might sound intimidating, but in the class you go at your own pace, you’re challenging yourself, so anyone from beginners to serious athletes can do this! Just like in your everyday life, it’s all up to you and how much of a superhero you wanna be. If you are in the La area and want a serious workout that keeps burning calories long after the ass kicking is done, then this is your place!

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Love me some La Jolla

The little “perfect out of a storybook” town called La Jolla is one of my favorites in Cali. The town itself is so beautiful and quaint that you’ll feel right at home, and if the curse of “addictive boutique shopping” plagues you, this town has your remedy! I was only a few miles away from there so I absolutely had no reason not to put on a little sporty spice inspired outfit and head out.

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I love me some nature, so l set Waze to La Jolla Cove and set out for a little shopping and to sea lion watching. The view at the cove is absolutely breathtaking. There are people kayaking, snorkeling, and there’s even a cave. Once you get over to the sea lions you can literally walk around them, they’re just chill’n. They’re so loud, and the smell of them makes you want to put on a face mask because you can feel your nose hairs singeing, but you don’t care because they’re really beautiful creatures of nature and it’s tranquil to watch them so up close. img_1140There’s no guided tour, it’s just you and them. You can even go snorkeling down below in the cove with the sea lions, and they interact with you quite a bit.  So If you find yourself on your way to San Diego or passing La Jolla for some reason, STOP! The town is angelic and the interaction with nature is everything! Continue reading “Love me some La Jolla”

“But first Coffee”

I’ll admit, I have a very under control addiction to coffee. We’ve come to terms with each other, its cool. My morning breakdown usually consists of going outside, having my morning cup of coffee, making another and using about half of that (sometimes more, don’t judge) in my breakfast smoothie. When I talk to people about coffee and the effects on the body, opinions are either really bad or really good. So I did some research and it just so happens that coffee is pretty awesome! It’s crazy rich with antioxidants, vitamins, increases brain activity, boosts metabolism, ect. Authority Nutrition says “The average person who eats a typical Western diet actually gets more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables… combined.” I was sold. So cheers to you and your kickass morning cup of coffee.