Saturday, June 4, 2011

The perfect June day

Today was just one of those regular days that turns out unexpectedly well. Love those days. :-)

I started it off by trying out a water aerobics class, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was younger than everyone in the class by a minimum of twenty years, but the instructor structured the class so everyone could tailor the workout to fit their skill level. We did a lot of laps, swam in 8 feet of water with flotation belts, and used weights or a ball for the entire class. It's not running, but it was different and enjoyable. I pushed myself hard on the laps, and I think I'll be feeling my arms tomorrow.

Here's me, after we got back from the beach this evening. Yes, the house bathroom shots are nearly as tragic as the work shots.

Purple dress - Express
Brown woven belt - Target
Not shown - solo Gap sandal + awesome black orthopedic boot. Hot stuff.
Pink skin, courtesy of not having any sunblock on

Food (from yesterday):
I hit my calorie goals for the day, so all was well with the world. I also got 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit, so close to my targets.
  • Breakfast - Fruit smoothie made with strawberries, blueberries, protein powder and a banana
  • Snack - cheese
  • Lunch - 1 piece of vegetarian pizza, mini luna bar, carrots, hummus + Dr Kracker
  • Snack - Frozen yogurt + mini oreos
  • Dinner - 1 glass of wine, barbecued tilapia over spinach with mango salsa
I did get in a great weight workout yesterday & stretched. Baby steps, people. I miss cardio, I will say that.

Anyway, on to today. After swimming, I made mini muffins - banana wheat germ. They were fabulous & the mini size means you can have a couple without doing too much damage. I also bought a new Speedo, so I don't have to swim laps in my bikini - hello, nip slip during water aerobics today!

I think this is the first weekend in months that we've hung around the house, & it was great. We had happy hour before dinner (margaritas + hummus/vegetables) & after we ate, we took the boys out for ice cream. It was a gorgeous summer day in Seattle, and ended up at the beach playing in the lake and getting sandy. . . A fantastic end to the day.

What did you end up doing on this lovely Saturday? Hope the weather was good in your neck of the woods!


  1. Water aerobics sounds like fun! And I love your dress!

  2. You look great in that dress, it is so cute. You have some really cute clothes though. You really put my wardrobe to shame :) We had a perfect June weather day here too. I couldn't get enough of it.

  3. I tried to comment for forever last night but blogger wouldn't let me. You look FANTASTIC! love the outfit and that's awesome about the water aerobics class :-)

  4. I've always wanted to try a water aerobics class, such a different kind of work-out!

  5. Weather was brutal, hit 100 here, but hey - I can't run anyway! We have matching fractures...
    Cute dress, BTW.