So you may remember my post from last month about a barter I’m doing with Amanda from Raw Fitness L.A. Well a month has past and there has been some serious progress on both fronts–both her apartment design, and my health/fitness regimen!
I have been working out three days a week with Amanda, and it’s hard. Very hard. I get up at the ass-crack of dawn when it’s still dark and everyone in my household (even the cat) are all still asleep and do excruciating exercises like “plank-ups,” “lunge-jumps” and all kinds of other two-word odd forms of torture. Amanda pushes me to the perfect point–to make me hate her only a tiny bit, and to make sure I see results and am a bit sore–but not SO sore that I don’t wanna come back two days later. She also is a great nutrition coach and my eating habits have changed pretty drastically. I don’t miss dairy as much as I thought I would–there are so many great alternatives to milk these days. I asked what kind of milks they had for my latte at a cafe yesterday and the barista nonchalantly rattled off Soy, Almond, Hemp, Coconut, Rice…It’s pretty amazing.
I have lost eight pounds so far—but even more than the weight-loss, I just feel SO MUCH BETTER. My clothes hang on me in a way I like so much more, I feel a bit more toned and less flabby, my energy-level is up, even my posture has changed, and best of all, the healthier I get–the more motivated I become to get even more healthy–which is what I really needed because I have had SO little motivation lately. As for Amanda’s apartment–we started on the bedroom and her space is coming alive!!
The headboard, side-tables and bed-side lamps are all on their way next week–and I’m excited to see what this room looks like all Jungalow-ed out!
The Teal Mosaic rug, the rattan rug, the blue velvet pillows and drum table are all from World Market. The ikat pillow and suzani bedspread are from Ebay, the hanging textile lantern piece, and the brass swans are from the Rose Bowl Flea. The kokedama is from Individual Medley. The navy linen chair is from Euro Style Lighting–and with that, I wish you all a very happy, colorful and healthy weekend!
*Photos by J. Blakeney
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