Hi friends! Happy humpday. <3
How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a lovely morning! <3 New post is up on the Family page here. We leave for Tucson TOMORROW. Gimme those tamales, margaritas, late nights at madre’s house and time with the fam. I can’t wait. In typical Gina fashion, I’ve done zero packing, and today I’m taking P to music class, going paddleboarding with Lindy and getting my eyebrows done. #priorities
(pretty flowers at Whole Foods!)
I also have get Easter goodies in order since we’ll just take everything with us. I usually do a swimsuit, sandals, and towel in Liv’s Easter basket with whatever small cute goodies I can find. She requested a chocolate bunny, but that will be easy to grab in Tucson. With Miss P, I’ll probably get her a teether, book and baby doll.
Some pics from lately:
Family walk last night
(Pilot stayed home with sleeping P, so it was just me, Liv and Bell)
Monday was honey-Dijon salmon with asparagus and brown rice. For the salmon, I just seasoned the wild filets with salt and pepper, and pan-seared them before transferring to a baking dish. I whisked up a sauce (equal parts honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and seasoned well with salt, pepper and garlic powder) and poured it on top before baking.
Last night, we had chicken tortilla soup. The recipe is here! It’s SO easy, and is one of those go-to meals I know Liv will always crush.
Macaron cheers with Liv. I’ve cut way down on sugar, but I’m not made of stone. 😉
Gym-wise, I’ve hit it hard the past few days and am taking today as much “off” day, even though I teach barre later tonight. (I usually just demo the moves and do a few reps before walking around the coach and adjust.) Something I’ve fallen in love with lately? The battle ropes!
It’s funny because I’ve taught battle ropes for a while -we used them at the resort- and would use them in my clients, but I rarely used them in my own workouts. When I went to use the ropes for the first time, I was like sh*t, this is actually really hard haha. They are intense! Plus, the sculpt your arms in an entire different way, and elevate your heart rate so you burn more calories. Here’s a little arm burner I put together for ya.
Links to the exercises:
You can do this in conjunction with your arm workout, or as a burner before/after cardio. As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. This would also go well with this squat burner and this plank burner.
Let me know if you give it a try!
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya later.
PS I am loving Snapchat, even though it’s real proof that I’m a giant nerd in real life. (Username Fitnessista) Thank you to those of you who have sent me snaps, too! So much fun to see your faces.