Thursday, April 26, 2012

Post-LiveFit Overhaul & 3 on Thursday

FIRST! There's me, in the bottom left corner at the Blogilates L.A. Meetup.

I just got home from BodyPump. I was rather nervous because I have not gone in months. I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical before class. BodyPump was great for me back in the day, but now it hurts the wrong parts of my body. Not sure BodyPump will be coming back into my rotation yet.

*I'll discuss more on the LiveFit Trainer I did soon!

I continue to experiment with what's best for my body at any given time. The conclusion after today's workout: hike and use my body weight or lighter weights.

With the LiveFit Trainer, I started to gain muscle. Woo! Now it's time to get back into some at home videos that offer more of what I want than classes. However, I'll continue to go to TurboKick, add in some Zumba (for dancing & relaxing),  run more (now that I like it better), definitely include yoga, and once in awhile, use some LiveFit Trainer workouts as my guide.

My body needs gentler activities after the brunt of weights. With recover, I'll begin to lift again. I just need to change it up so I don't get bored or hurt.

Onto something fun!

3 on Thursday

Sometimes it's fun to envision packing up and moving to a new city/state. Where are three places that you'd consider living?

Quick recap of my living situation: I grew up in Huntington Beach, California then went to college in Asheville, North Carolina for 6 years. I never visited. My other college options were Eugene, Oregon; Seattle; and Philadelphia. How did I end up in a small Southern town? Beats me, but it was a good 6 years.

Now I'm back home. I squeezed out all Asheville had to offer and thought I'd give home another try.

It hasn't been too bad despite my what-I-consider rocky childhood. I've come back as a different person.

My top SIX places may be places I've never visited but envision as a wonderful place to live.

Austin, Texas. I'm visiting in June! It's a bigger Asheville, according to many. I'm concerned though because I have such high hopes for it.

Portland, Oregon. A hipster place to move to and why I almost went to college in Oregon. I imagine this as a middle ground between San Francisco and Denver.

Atlanta, Georgia. Hands down my favorite city I've visited thus far. More industrialized, but the people are so nice.

Oakland, California. It's the sister of San Francisco. I've only been to San Fran once and it was with my mother and a tour group of old Asian people. My image of it isn't very good. I need to give it another try. I don't expect to live here though.

Denver, Colorado. Three of my college friends moved there and my co-worker ended up moving back after working with me at the "worst job ever" at the preschool. It became the new hip place to move to... after Portland. I'd be intimidated by all the outdoorsy peoplpe since I only hike and I'm not great with nature.

Montreal, Canada. I have family in Calgary so we went several times growing up. I went after high school and a couple of years ago. The pace of life is so nice and all the spreads I see of Montreal are amazing.

Your turn!
Answer the 3 onThursday question.
Also, do you overhaul your workouts? I do every few months. There are staples like TurboKick, but otherwise, I want to... conquer it all?


  1. Love you SIX choices! lol

    Here are my measely three:


    1. But your 3 are totally different from mine!

  2. I wouldn't mind Portland! seems like such an interesting city!

    1. Have you been there? Any places that you loved?

  3. I'd actually been dreaming of places to live not too long ago.

    1. Boston--I went for a choir trip a couple years ago and just fell in love with the city
    2. Somewhere in Virginia
    3. Somewhere in Ireland

    1. I haven't been to Boston, but my friend who lives there loves it.

      I went to the Virginia Beach and was not in love. East Coast beaches just aren't the same as West Coast beaches.

      Someone else said Ireland too. If I picked a place abroad, I would choose London. I think it's from watching "What A Girl Wants" and studying British history. :)

  4. Great, diverse list!! I'm so happy you linked up with Andrea and I! I loved Austin, I hope you do too. :-)