Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Work Out Must Haves

Today was a glorious 77 degrees in Houston, Texas. Believe me, I'm not trying to rub it in, for all those who are stuck up north in the freezing temps. No, I'm just saying we had a nice day (and those are far and few around these parts). This is the only place I've ever lived where I had to question if the humidity index could pass 100%. My favorite is when you try to cool off in the pool and you don't feel any different from when you were standing beside it. It's so bad that I have literally seen my shins sweat. My shins, y'all!!! Now that's just down right miserable if you ask me. So when the weather is 77 degrees I'm taking full advantage.

Today I ran some errands and stopped by the gym. I suppose it's a good time to shed those extra pounds that I managed to gain during hibernation (Christmas). This mama bear has to get fit if she dares to slip into a pair of shorts this summer. I've noticed that dropping those extra pounds hasn't been as easy as it use to be. I use to eat whatever I wanted, Snicker bars, ice cream, Gummy Bears, etc... and not gain a thing. Now if I so as much look at sweets I blow up like blow fish. Awww...I sure miss my youthful metabolism. However, it's no use to cry over it now. I just have to adapt to a healthy lifestyle.

Here are my 6 Work Out Must-Haves .....
Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm. I try to keep my lips from becoming chapped. I like how Burt's Lip Balm conditions my lips.
My Mercedes hat. I don't leave the house without it if I'm going to work out. I like to hide my crazy work out hair under it. Does anyone else have a favorite work out hat? My Apple Nano. It doesn't hold as much memory as the original but it's functional and fun. I like the mini size and it has some really cool features like the pedometer and clock. It's pretty practical if you are just taking it to the gym.
ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 Road-Running Shoe. This is a great shoe if you are a runner. I really like how they fit snug and the gel makes it feel like I'm walking/running on pillows. L-O-V-E them!!!

Nike dry fit pants. I have several pairs of these. They are by far my favorite work out pants.

I like to work out to Classic Rock. And no, the 80's are NOT considered Classic Rock. That's Hair Metal Rock. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Rollings Stones. Funny story.... I sort of met Mick 13 years ago in Hawaii. He was sitting next to me at the pool and said hello. I remember thinking to myself, Ewww...this old European guy is gross. It wasn't until I turned in my towel that the pool attendant told me who he was. It also burst my bubble because I thought the two good looking guys across from me were checking me out in my new bikini. Come to find out that they weren't looking at me at all but at Mick Jagger sitting next to me.

What are some of your favorite work out items?


Bella Michelle said... is where we differ...I hate exercise...really, I do. I need to exercise now that my dear daughter is no longer living at home and can be my diet partner. These 3 males that I reside with apparently have the love language of FOOD and plenty of it which doesn't compute to positive results on MY scale (what is THAT about???).

Oh, and I wanted to share with you the blog address of one of my dear friends (in real life LOL) that lives in your neck of the woods: She is a sweet heart!

AND thanks for commenting on my Wordless Wednesday post...that is a photo of my Mother as a baby! LOL

(((hugs and Happy Thursday)))

southerninspiration said...

Hi there!! Friend of Michelle's here........see, you didn't even have to come looking for ME! =)
I've never read your blog, but now I must go read that of which we have in common!
Maybe meeting IRL is in the stars for the future! Take care,

GamecockQueen said...

Haha!! That is SO funny about Mick Jagger! I'm a big Stones fan too.

I'm so glad you are loving The Help! I can't wait to see what kind of house yall end up getting.

For working out, I HAVE to have a Victorias Secret sports bra. I just love theirs the best. I need some new shoes for the gym so I'll check out the ones you posted :-)

southerninspiration said...

so where is your hubby going to law school? Just catching up with you.....thanks for coming by my blog! Would love to have tea or coffee sometime!


Jo said...

Thanks for the tip on the pants ~ need new ones badly.

I've been getting Clean Eating for the past couple of years. I LOVE IT! The recipes are good and you don't have to go out and purchase odd ingred. I'm making two recipes this week. I'll let you know how they turn out.


Ruth said...

To funny about Mick. I don't have anything specific that I listen to while working out but I couldn't go without my Ipod.