Time for another week recap. Mostly because this past week has been a pretty crazy-busy one as well. The purpose of these recaps is to give you guys a closer look inside what I do on a weekly basis with my blog – what events I attend, photo shoots I’m a part of, and various projects I’m working on. It also serves as a way to get my past week down in writing, so I can reflect back on what I’ve accomplished/still need to work on in the coming weeks. So, here we go:
Monday was pretty uneventful, except for my new workout routine and all of the shenanigans of that night on The Bachelorette. I mean, the last time I fell out of a bunk bed, I think I was 5, and even then, all I probably had was a minor bruise on my arm. Come on David, get it together. Wasting your energy fighting with the male model, who’s obviously only on the show to land the next Hydroxycut Insta sponsorship, and now falling out of a bunk bed?? Yea… my prediction is you’re gone next episode.
In other news, I’ve recently switched up my fitness routine. For the past couple of years, I’ve mostly focused on yoga and sculpt classes at CorePower, and this past year, I’ve also incorporated some Orangetheory Fitness classes in to the mix. But as of late, I switched it up by canceling my class memberships, and have started going to the gym on my own. It’s definitely easier on the wallet for me, and I can find very similar work outs on Pinterest. I usually start by warming up on the treadmill/elliptical/rowing machine for 15 or so minutes. Then, I spend the rest of my time focusing on mat work. I’ll pick an area of focus each day (either arms, abs or legs), and I’ll do a circuit work out. My faves at the moment are the workout posters from Popsugar. They have a circuit for any muscle or body part you’re looking to tone.
I was able to work with Brandon Hill, a widely popular photographer here in Austin, for his photography class series. Me and a couple other bloggers helped him film/model for his online photography class. We also shot for Meer, a local bra company. Their bras are designed like sports bras, but can be worn with any type of look. These bras come in lots of fun colors and patterns, so they look great, even when worn alone. Any time I get to work with other local influencers, photographers and brands, I consider it a successful day in the blogging world.
Wednesday, I got a chance to attend one of the most informative events to date. The staff at SaxonMD, a plastic surgeon’s office, invited me, along with a small group of other bloggers to attend their Beauty Evolution event at their offices. First, I just have to say, it is THE most stylish doctor’s office I’ve ever been in. The building itself has that retro, but super on trend look, and the interiors were to die. At the event, we were able to drink, eat and mingle, while the staff and Dr. Saxon herself introduced us to all the different types of treatments they offer. We were able to ask questions on anything we wanted to know when it came to plastic surgery/facial procedures. We then were able to watch demonstrations on two of their staff. I was able to watch these two ladies get lip fillers and botox. I was super in to it, as I had never actually seen how those procedures work. Spoiler – it’s way less scary than I imagined, and totally not a big deal. Each procedure took about 5 minutes! Stay tuned at the end of this week for more information on various procedures SaxonMD offers, along with a surprise on Friday you won’t want to miss! (hint: I’ll be conducting my first Instagram Live story – stay tuned)!
The rest of the week was pretty uneventful, which was great for me, because I was able to focus on getting some back-logged work done. I thrive during weeks where there’s no photoshoots and no events to attend. It means I can be so much more productive when it comes to various projects I’m working on.
I was able to experience a true Texas activity on Saturday by going on my first float trip. For those of you not familiar with this Texas tradition, a float trip is when you hang out in tubes and literally float down a river. I had heard about these float trips before, but didn’t realize how big of a deal they were until I arrived on the river. There are only a few rivers in south Texas where you can float, so, as you can imagine, every weekend they’re full with floaters. The river my friends and I floated on took about 3 hours to from start to finish. We ended up floating a second time, so yea, it was a pretty long day. But still, such a genius idea. All you have to do is lay in an inner tube, drinking your drink and playing your music, while you slowly float down a river. It doesn’t get more Texas than that.
Photos by Courtney Pittman