When I was living in Connecticut and Massachusetts and freezing my butt off in the snow, I vowed that I would move to Los Angeles the moment I could. By the time I was in high school I was already completely over the magic of the first snowfall. I loved white Christmas’s, but besides that, I’d rather it be 65 and sunny. Well I’ve been living here for a few years already and I can’t remember May ever being this hot. We had a hot Fall, basically no winter and it’s been 100 degrees all week. On top of that, the air conditioner in my car needs Freon, badly. I love to exercise outdoors, but the heat is so bad, I’m doing everything I can to stay indoors.
The gym in my apartment building is pretty lame. There are maybe three machines and one of them is always broken. The only time I usually work out in the gym is if I haven’t had time to go for a run or a bike ride so I do the elliptical or the stationary bike for 20 to 30 minutes. It smells weird, there’s no TV or anything to keep me distracted while I work out and it’s about the size of a large walk in closet. In this heat I’m still staying out of the gym, but I have been taking advantage of the pool, and I try to fit in 10 -20 laps every other day. I’ve also looked into adult ballet classes, something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve tried yoga, I’ve tried zumba, I’ve tried meditation exercises, and besides running, dance is the only thing that truly calms my mind. I took ballet classes when I was a kid and I loved it. So on Sunday I’m going to try a local dance studio. I’m really excited.
In the meantime I’m in the middle of a DIY project. I found a cute little bookcase in Hollywood sometime last year and grabbed it with the intention of sprucing it up and selling it on my Etsy shop. For the past 8 or 9 months it has served as a nice home for my record player and a few of my records. It used to have a dark stain and a strange ledge on each of the shelves. So today I spent a couple hours taking off the ledges and sanding down all of the knicks and dings that have accumulated on it. I know that my arms are going to be sore tomorrow! Sanding is hard work!! My BS even went down from 176 to 90. So tonight, I will treat myself to some delicious two ingredient ice cream that I made the other night. I might even have 2 scoops!