Friday, April 25

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Company

My mom picked up these wonderful steel chargers a couple years back from Pottery Barn that read, "Good Friends, Good Food, Good Company" that she enjoys mixing with China and other dinnerware for the larger meals that she (and my father) make for our family. (He did the wonderful lamb above & below). I love these chargers, however, I wish they said something about Family. Over Easter weekend, my brother and I went home, and we were met with Good Friends, Good Food, Good Company, and, of course, Great Family! Easter has always been a wonderful celebration of Christ overcoming the grave and the death and resurrection for our salvation, and my family enjoy rejoicing and celebrating that very fortunate news. For those of you that celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful one, and for those of you that don't, I hope your weekend was wonderful!
 {Dress: H&M, Shoes: Ollio, Sunnies: Ray Ban, Jewelry: David Yurman, Cartier, Tivol} 

Monday, April 21

Week 9 of 10: Beach-Bound Body Workout

Week: Nine
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 104 lbs.
Goal: 105-110 lbs.
Workout Weakness: Arm Exercises
Workout Strength: Ab Exercises
One of the questions I received the most last week was: "How do you maintain your body after the ten weeks?"

I main the body by doing these three things:

1. Continue to do crunches and lunges daily

2. Manage your diet by eating whole and healthy foods and drinking half your body weight of ounces of water

3. Stretch & Swim at least twice a week

*IMPORTANT REMINDER*: Before you do any of these exercises you need to stretch! Stretch your legs, arms, abs, and behinds. Afterwards: stretch again or you will be sorry in the morning!

All the exercises you can find here and here and here.

Just as a reminder: I am not a dietician, a nutritionist, a personal trainer, a fitness guru, or anything else of that nature. I played national junior tennis from the time I was a four-year-old, and to play any sport at a high level requires the help and personal knowledge of a good nutritionist and various personal trainers-so all of the advice above has been given by a team of highly specialized professionals to me and I am sharing it with you. 

PS: Follow me on instagram @ ekblake to see what I'm eating daily.