Happy mid-week, friends! I got struck with a not-so-cute little bug at the end of the weekend and have been trying to get better with lots of sleep, fluids, and meds. My coffee table/office today looked a bit like this today...
Instead of my scissors and seam ripper, it's a medley of DayQuil/NyQuil and Kleenex. So instead of seeing a remake today, you're getting something else. A little recap of my weekend which may or may not have included this...
OK, it totally included this. Yep, it's most likely going to be this year's Christmas card pic.
Richard Simmons has a class in LA at his studio called Slimmons, and one of my best gals and I have been trying to plan a workout sesh with him. We met up Saturday morning for a quick caffeine jaunt before heading over to finally sweat to the oldies.
His studio is no joke...
...and you're not allowed to bring cameras past the doors into the workout, however I snuck mine in solely to document the art on the walls of the bathroom. All amazing 80s/90s portraits of Richard.
We worked out for an hour - danced, lifted hand weights, shook hips, did crunches - and then got to listen to a bunch of RS's characters (he was pretending to be a slew of different people), songs, and nuggets of inspiration which were all incredibly entertaining, to say the least.
His tank had a rhinestoned Eiffel Tower on the front and a rhinestoned fleur de lis on the back. Next time, I'm bringing the sequins.
It's a fun class of all ages and all levels - a 91 year old gal was celebrating her birthday there which was amazing - so you can always push harder to get a better workout.
I love taking classes at the gym, however sometimes my schedule is a little too hectic to even leave the house. One of my dearest friends, Justin O'Connor (who used to be one of my cohorts when we slung pasta years ago as servers) started a workout that I've become obsessed with. The idea is quick and intense and it's a routine you can do three times a week for around 20 minutes. It's been my little lunchtime routine as of late because it goes by so quickly and I can stay in my living room.
Anyway, for anyone who might be interested, he's offering a one-week trial for a buck! (Click HERE for the link to try it out) Also, you can chat with him directly on the Facebook page if you have any questions. But, I'm so proud of what he's come up with that I had to share with you guys, my equally as busy friends!
For the next workout post, you'll see a totally Richard Simmons-worthy glamdazzled tank to get down in. Hopefully I'll be feeling better by then too!