The Boat Life: Party on the Yacht

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For some mind boggling reason, not one of us took photos of the yacht. We have a ton of photos on the yacht, but non of it. Anyways, this experience was amazing. I never thought I would be on a boat of this size, let alone in Cabo. The site of it was breathtaking and we definitely lived the vacation life.

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The blue/turquoise water was even better out in the middle of the ocean and the weather was PERFECT! Not only did we have a personal chef and wait staff, but we had a jet ski, scuba gear and a water scooter. The water scooter was a motorized hand-held unit that when activated, it takes you under the water in a quicker way then you can swim. Although I’m not a fan of fish, I have to say swimming next to them was pretty amazing and I would do it again in a heart beat.

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Views like this, I could have stayed out all day. Watching whales swim only 500 feet in front of us was hands down the best part of the whole experience. From trying ceviche and coconut shrimp for the first time, to snorkeling and spending time with my Texas friends, I truly feel like I lived a dream for an entire week. I can’t stop looking at these photos. If you EVER get the chance to go to Cabo, I say don’t have a second thought. This place is a site to see and a true paradise.

Lesson Learned: Take every experience, whether it’s your first or tenth time, as if it was your first. They all go by too fast.

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The New Cardio: The Curve

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So besides all the amazingness that I experienced in Cabo, I immediately fell in love with the Curve the first morning at the gym. Not only was my view way better then the usual at Gold’s Gym, but this new type of treadmill that I didn’t even know existed changed my ways of cardio for the next week. Fifteen minutes on this bad boy and I felt like I just ran three miles. Let’s not lie…I run about a 10 minute mile comfortably so we know that really wasn’t achieved. By the way you transfer your weight, the curve functions on no electricity and creates an upward hill almost. You burn the calories quicker then on a regular treadmill, 30% more to be exact.

I LOVE THIS THING!!! Did I mention that already? If I could get this great of a cardio workout in the short amount of time that I did, I would never worry about another elliptical again. The downfall? The price is ridiculous. It uses no electricity besides the monitor at the top, which I’m sure is just battery operated. Sure they boost the price because you don’t just see it anywhere but come on. I need one of these. $6,000? You’re out of your f’ing mind. Looks like the elliptical will have to do for now!

Lesson Learned: Appreciate the new because it won’t last forever!

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InstaDiary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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For a first timer out of the country, well besides Canada which doesn’t count for a Michigander, I would have to say I’m pretty damn lucky. A true place of paradise that I was so sad to leave. Being back in LA has been a busy one. I’m not complaining at all, as I’ve been fortunate to land a new gig that I absolutely love. New posts are coming soon with all the details on my amazing first time experiences in Cabo. If only you all could have seen it with your own two eyes. For now, here is a little Instagram recap!!!

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#nofilter needed on the view

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Good hair day before parasailing

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A girl’s dream vanity

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Can’t go wrong with a healthy adult bev

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Last day at the pool with @nattieb1215 love this girl

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Goodbye Cabo you were good to us

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Outside Exercise

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The first time I took my workout to the outdoors was this photo right here. Sure I’ve been on many hikes but never did I train on grass and let me tell you…best idea EVER! It helps living in California with nice weather year round and fresh air, no matter what the temp is, will give your routine the extra kick it needs sometimes.

Why workout outside?

1. The Sun: Vitamin D is good for your bones and it helps your intestines absorb nutrients. Not to mention a sunkissed look never looked bad on anybody, right?

2. Fresh Air: Getting outside helps your body relax in a way you can’t with four walls. Give your lungs a good clean by running along the beach or in your neighborhood. With fresh air comes a sharper mind.

3. Scenery: I love a good sweat on the treadmill and a heavy lift, but nothing beats the sound of waves, people in their swimsuits, and the feel of the outdoors. Changing your view when putting your body under stress will help with recovery and ease your mind of all worries.

4. The Challenge: You can’t change nature or the way a road curves and when discovering a new route, the challenge of unexpected steps or soft sand creates a workout your body will love. Did you know running in the cold actually builds your lung capacity because the cold is harsher when breathing? The pain creates a gain in the long haul.

If you haven’t already, check out a quick little video on Instagram of my Cabo beach run I did on Monday.

Lesson Learned: A workout has no boundaries when you live in a world of land and sea.

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