Hey there, beautiful people! I hope your Wednesday is going swimmingly
This morning I woke up and headed to the gym for a strength workout with free weights. I adapted this workout from a class I took in college, so here’s what the circuit looked like
- Lunges (30 x 2)
- Squats (30 x 2)
- Shoulder squeeze (15 lbs, 15 reps x 2)
- Lawn mower (12.5 lbs, 15 reps x 2)
- Bicep curl into shoulder press (10 lbs, 15 reps x 2)
- In and out bicep curls (10 lbs, 16 reps x 2)
- Lat and side raises (5 lbs, 15 reps x 2)
- Tricep dips (body weight, 15 reps x 2)
- “Bench press” (two 15 lbs, 15 reps x 2)
It left me sweating and my arms feeling like jell-o. I’ll chalk that up to a strength success
I came home and made myself a fabulous cereal combo that I downed in about 2 minutes
Topic of Discussion – Summer Sun
Okay, so it’s that time of year when all of my favorite health magazines start printing articles about how being in the sun will 100%, without fail or doubt, give you sun cancer.
(Which is why it confuses me that many of their models are sun-bathing)
They print articles about a happy, successful 20-somethings who had the world at her finger tips, but oops – she didn’t wear sunscreen… and she died of melanoma.
Upon reading said articles, my heart races and I enter full-fledged hypochondriac mode. I scour my body in the mirror searching for misshaped and/or discolored moles. Cory tells me I’m not allowed to read these things anymore
But it worked once. I did in fact find a discolored, misshaped mole and it turned out to be pre-cancerous. Due to that, I hid from the sun last summer, but it was miserable.
Clearly, that effect has worn off this summer.
Due to my little scare, I now protect myself from the sun. I wear sunblock when I decide to lay out – a concept I did not implement the first 21 years of my life. I also limit my sun time now. If I’m going to lay by the pool, I smear on the sun screen and give myself 1 hour.
I know that’s more than the recommended 20 minutes, but hey. Sista’s got a wedding in two months. I will not be pasty.
I also invested in some Jergen’s Natural Glow lotion.
Because I already have some color, I apply it every other day and it helps me maintain a “glow”
Being scared from the sun is not fun. I love the feeling of laying by the pool or on the beach and soaking up the hot sun. Does the “everything in moderation” idea count towards sun as well?
Let’s chat –
Do you wear sunscreen when you lay out?
Do you go to tanning beds?
Or is this not even something you ever think about? It wasn’t something I ever thought about until I went to the dermatologist!