Hey there! Sorry I went missing for a couple of days but my schedule has been absolutely bananas. I’ve been up and out the door by 6am and haven’t gotten home until 7:30-8pm three days in a row.
A client of mine hosts a conference in Miami Beach every year and Monday and Tuesday I had to be onsite. The days were long but I’ve been super involved in marketing the conference all year so it was nice to see it all come together with a nice big crowd of who’s-who in the tech world. And pop culture world too.
I got to see everyone from Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) to Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide) all the way to Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund (so inspiring). Each lended such unique insight into what drives them, makes them successful and motivates them.
Shiza Shahid is possibly the most incredible women I’ve had the chance to share a room with. If you don’t know her story, go look it up. Wow.
My absolute favorite session was a keynote between Pitbull and Suze Orman. You wouldn’t think to put these two together but they not only had great on-stage chemistry and were HILARIOUS, but have very similar stories. Both grew up dirt poor and were super driven to get to the top of their fields.
They were honestly great together.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, I DID come home and make chicken and veggies both nights instead of popping in a frozen pizza!!! Having those pre-made bags of fresh veggies definitely made the decision a lot easier because I came home absolutely exhausted both nights of the conference.
It may not look pretty but it tasted great. Almost as great as my bed felt when I finally crawled under the sheets :). Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, there’s nothing like that feeling of getting into bed after a long day. I love it.
Yesterday I had to play catch up at work since I was out Monday and Tuesday which is why I got home super late again. Since I’m not able to run right now I ate the best tasting cantaloup and then got in a strength training workout.
(Nothing makes me feel better like super ripe cantaloup. It’s possibly my favorite food in the world.)
I’m on Week 5 of Carly Rowena’s Get Gorgeous Guide.
Similar to how Sam always says she doesn’t like that Kayla Itsines workout is called the Bikini Body Guide, I don’t love that this is called the Get Gorgeous Guide.
The Get Fit Guide or Get Super Sore From Doing All the Squats and Lunges Guide or something like that would be better but whatever. The name isn’t enough to make me stop using it.
Cecil always comes around when I workout but he doesn’t really participate. He’s mostly there for moral support I guess.
When I was at PT last week they gave me a piece of resistance band to take home. I’ve never had the kind before where you can tie it to fit your needs. I have the tube kind with handles which doesn’t really work for workouts like this.
I never thought these flimsy little sheets of rubber could add much resistance so I didn’t worry about not using it… but I was wrong! It totally does add pretty good resistance and makes the workout that much more challenging.
I’m not sure I look like Carly, but my toenails are painted and that’s something to be proud of. They’re the same color as my fingernails (Sally Hansen Peppy Le Fuschia) which is a bold pink for summer!
Anyway, I gotta run. It’s 9pm and my bed is already calling to me. I’ll talk to you again tomorrow!
Does your pet always watch when you workout at home?
Favorite summer fruit?
Ever watched Suze Orman’s show?
(If you’re interested in taking her online finance course LMK I have a free code)