My Work Out: Workout 1:2 Back and Shoulders


This is similar to my other work out, workout 1.  Except I cut out the push ups and pull ups and added Russian Dead Lifts.  I forget to do pull ups at the beginning and I really think it’s ineffective if you do it at the end. 

I started with 30 mins of intense level 10 cardio

She has a perfect back. 

Row/Lat Pull Down Circuit Style

40 lbs -20
50 lbs -15
60 lbs – 10
30 lbs burn out (about 20)

total weight: 2,750 previous total weight: 3,360

I did 5 sets my first time because I was flirting with how much I was capable of lifting.  this time  I only did 3 sets, so next time I will aim to lift higher thant 2,750

Shoulder Warm Ups: Side Raises, Front Raises, Butterflies, Shoulder Press, Circles (20)
5 lbs Free Weight
3 sets of 10

Total Weight: 660  Total Previous Weight: 300

Shoulder Press Machine

20 reps at 20 lbs
15 reps at 30 lbs
10 reps at 40 lbs
burn out at 10 lbs (about 15)

Total Weight: 1400 Previous Total Weight: 1,460

again my previous weight was more, that’s because I did more sets.
Refer to my first routine.

Standing Rows, clean, double press

15 at 20 lbs
10 at 30 lbs
3 at 40 lbs (40 lbs got a little heavy)

Total Weight:  720 Previous Total Weight:  720

Hopefully I will build up to 40 lbs sets.

Fly Rear Delt Machine

20 reps at 20 lbs
12 reps at 30 lbs
8 reps at 40 lbs
burn out at 10 (appx. 20)

Total Weight: 1280 Previous Total Weight: 1240

Wide Grip Pull Downs

20 reps at 30 lbs
15 reps at 40 lbs
12 reps at 50 lbs
10 reps at 60 lbs
burn out at 30 lbs (appx 20)

total weight: 3000 previous total weight: 2710

Russian Dead Lifts

12 reps with the bar (about 40) 
10 reps with 10 lbs
8 reps with 25 lbs
Burn out with bar  (10)

total weight:  1900

Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach.


 

Cool ass fireplace at Beechwood.

 

Me and Sis @ Beechwood. 

I had dinner at Beachwood in Santa Monica with my sister and her boyfriend.  It was delish!  I had a baked mac and cheese and shared some indian spiced lamb sliders with my sister.  After dinner, we decided to have ladies night.  Her boyfriend was busy with a bid on a contract for the Harry Potter movie, so he couldn’t party with us.  She took me to the Other Room at Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach, a trendy strip known for shopping and partying.

 

Other Room gave me a loungy New York feel, with brick walls, deli-like chalk board beer menu and dark decor with candelight.  I particularly enjoyed being surrounded by beautiful people.  I grabbed me a “Chimmay” because someone had told me to recently try it.  When I got my goblet of beer, I was surprised to see it say “Chimmay.”  It was a great full flavored beer, similar to a Blue Moon.

As we walked towards the corner of the room, at a table sat one of my sister’s friends.  We immediately joined them.  It was interesting to talk to his friend who I thought was feeding me bullshit.  He was so refined and intelligent and accomplished at such a young age.  But all Hollywood peoples are like that.  “Fake it till you make it.”  Or maybe he was telling the truth.  I pointed out that I like that artwork, and he began to boast and brag that he was the inspiration for the artist. But oh well.  I wasn’t trying to hook up.  I tried a sip of his beer with a lemon in it, and it is refreshingly light and delicious.  One of my favorite beers to this day.  Similar to Blanche de Bruxelles.  His glass said “Allagash.”  Was I to understand that they had a special glass for every single beer that they had on the menu?

It was about Midnight.  I drove from Vegas to Cali that day on no sleep and I was exhausted.  My sister suggested the Brig, but I went home and got some sleep.

http://www.theotheroom.com/

xoxo

Kristie

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