Legs Routine Day 1


I got offered to do some group classes at Powerhouse Gym today.  Looks like I’m going to get re-certified and start training again!  Look forward to it!  That means I want to do the figure bikini contest @ Paradise Cup this November.  TIme to get serious about training and diet.  No more smoking.  And slowing down on the drinking!

10 mins warm up yoga stretches

45 minutes intense interval cardio

60 minutes weight lifting legs

Leg curl + extensions
30 lbs x 30
40 lbs x 20
50 lbs x 10
Burn out 30 lbs

Squat
40 lbs x20
60 lbs x20
80 lbs x15
100 lbs x10
120 lbs x10
80 lbs burnout

Leg press
140 lbs x20
180 lbs x15
200 lbs x10

Hip adduction/abduction
30 lbsx20x3 4 count + explosive

Downward facing twists (hams)
20×3

1 legged lunges
20×3

Butt lifts
25 lbs x20x3

15 minutes floor aerobics legs

10 mins yoga stretches cool down

Fashion Designer: Laura Karlin


-Name? Laura Karlin

-DOB? astrology sign? April 29th, Taurus (but I’m not really into that much…)

-Where are you from? Lincoln, NE

-Where do you live now? Lawrence, KS

-Where did you study? University of Nebraska

-What inspires you as a designer? I think beauty in general inspires me; beauty in nature, colors, shape, texture, pretty much anything. And my thoughts about what I would want to wear inspire me – I don’t design anything I wouldn’t put on and walk out of the house in.

-What is your goal as a designer? My goal as a designer is to create clothes that might help people discover what they want to wear and what their personal style is. I don’t think people should/have to wear what I design, but if they see something new they like in one of my designs and make it their own, I see that as success.

-What are your inspirations? I’m not really sure I can put my finger on any specific inspirations I have, because it could really come from anywhere.

-Favorite artists? Titian, Jan van Eyck (old guys)

-Fav photogs? Audrey Hannah

-Fav designers? Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu, Balenciaga, Armani Prive, Oscar de la Renta, ZARA (if that counts) and lots more

-If you could see your outfits on any celebrity who would it be? Anyone! But if I could choose, either Blake Lively or Racel Bilson. They’re such fashion icons and trend-setters, it would be a huge honor to have that recognition.

-If you could design for any designer or major fashion house, who would it be? Valentino

-If you could compare your designs to any designer and say that they were similar, who would it be? – Hmm, that’s tough. I do lots of feminine stuff, sort of like Valentino… so maybe that’s the closest? I also really love red clothes. But Valentino is in a WHOLE other league.

-Other hobbies? Movies, watching sports, studying language, shopping (duh!), and meeting new people

-Any upcoming gigs? Uh, continuing to blog and design?

-Website? [link]
-Blog? [link]
-facebook? [link]
-myspace? nope
-twitter? [link]
-Contact? Laureliz456@gmail.com