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Fitness & Hula Hoop Superpowers

We’re talking about our current fitness routines and goals while sipping on this suprisingly refreshing combination of flavors…

Summersage

Summer Sage (adapted from A Spicy Perspective)

  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1/4 oz. limoncello
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 heaping T apricot jam
  • 8-12 fresh sage leaves
  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with ice and strain cocktail into the glass. Garnish with a fresh sage leaf.

In terms of fitness, we share what’s working for us and what’s not, where we like to work out, our favorite and most hated workouts, and what motivates us.

Erica’s giving up on the gym for now, but loving Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and Weight Loss Yoga at home, and Kelsey’s working her way back into a fitness routine with morning walks and spin classes.

We also admit to some of our strange personal quirks, like Erica’s need for a plastic spoon with her yogurt and the scalding temperature of Kelsey’s food. Erica also has a big problem with cotton dish cloths, but Kelsey has a solution with Trader Joe’s wash rags. Found this post by Design Mom, which sums it all up nicely.

Our current obsessions are the Dreyer’s Outshine Lemon Fruit Bars which will be in Erica’s fridge all summer long, and Kelsey loves stopping for coffee at ChopShop.

In Neighborhood News, we have a rogue trash can update from our last episode, and the best found pet ad ever! Erica had a rum mishap while gathering supplies for a Dark & Stormy, and Kelsey’s scavenging for succulents around the neighborhood.

Thanks so much for listening! Be sure to head over to iTunes to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review while you’re there. 

And, don’t forget about The Girl Next Door Bookclub! We’ll be reading Wild and Delancey and want you to join us. Send us your thoughts in an email or tweet us with #girlnextdoorbookclub and we’ll have one big virtual book club, cocktail provided by us!

12 responses to “Fitness & Hula Hoop Superpowers”

  1. Hi ladies! Love the podcast 🙂
    My understanding is that Hatha yoga (pronounced not with a th sound as in the or that, but with a harder t, sort of like “tuh”) encompasses all yoga that uses asanas (poses) and focus on the breath. So any style of yoga, be it hot yoga, gentle yoga, ashtanga yoga, or whatever other style, probably falls under the umbrella of Hatha yoga.
    Keep up the great chats and I’m looking forward to book club!

  2. Hi ladies! Love the podcast 🙂
    My understanding is that Hatha yoga (pronounced not with a th sound as in the or that, but with a harder t, sort of like “tuh”) encompasses all yoga that uses asanas (poses) and focus on the breath. So any style of yoga, be it hot yoga, gentle yoga, ashtanga yoga, or whatever other style, probably falls under the umbrella of Hatha yoga.
    Keep up the great chats and I’m looking forward to book club!

  3. Thanks Abby! Glad we cleared up that Hatha yoga business. Thanks for listening, and be sure to email us any questions or comments you have about Wild or Delancey by next week when we record the book club episode!

  4. Thanks Abby! Glad we cleared up that Hatha yoga business. Thanks for listening, and be sure to email us any questions or comments you have about Wild or Delancey by next week when we record the book club episode!

  5. Hi ladies! Synesthesia! I’m wondering if Erica’s gendered letters might be ordinal-linguistic personification, a type of synesthesia? There’s a summary here: http://www.synesthesiatest.org/types-of-synesthesia Turns out that I have the number-form type. It’s explained very well here. (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Have-Synesthesia/1050896) Our brains are kind of awesome, aren’t they? I’d love to hear you chat it up on the podcast – I’m curious what you guys find out. Also, I’m going to have to see what I can do about the Trader Joe’s dish cloths. There are no Trader Joe’s up here in Canada, but I may be able to orchestrate an international delivery via my sister in a few months. Thanks for the tip! I just caught up on the podcast, and I’m too slow to chime in on the Delancey book chat, but since I also haven’t finished it yet, I’ll try to before the next episode. Thanks for being the fun entertainment on my walks!

  6. Hi ladies! Synesthesia! I’m wondering if Erica’s gendered letters might be ordinal-linguistic personification, a type of synesthesia? There’s a summary here: http://www.synesthesiatest.org/types-of-synesthesia Turns out that I have the number-form type. It’s explained very well here. (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Have-Synesthesia/1050896) Our brains are kind of awesome, aren’t they? I’d love to hear you chat it up on the podcast – I’m curious what you guys find out. Also, I’m going to have to see what I can do about the Trader Joe’s dish cloths. There are no Trader Joe’s up here in Canada, but I may be able to orchestrate an international delivery via my sister in a few months. Thanks for the tip! I just caught up on the podcast, and I’m too slow to chime in on the Delancey book chat, but since I also haven’t finished it yet, I’ll try to before the next episode. Thanks for being the fun entertainment on my walks!

  7. I recently sent Erica a wikipedia entry on this, that’s what I was thinking too! How fascinating! And you have the number-type, wow! I would love to experience your brain for a day. Our brains and bodies are truly amazing. We love going on your beautiful walks with you 🙂 I’m still happy with my TJ’s towels, they don’t get funky, are super absorbent and dry quickly (at least here in the desert).

  8. I recently sent Erica a wikipedia entry on this, that’s what I was thinking too! How fascinating! And you have the number-type, wow! I would love to experience your brain for a day. Our brains and bodies are truly amazing. We love going on your beautiful walks with you 🙂 I’m still happy with my TJ’s towels, they don’t get funky, are super absorbent and dry quickly (at least here in the desert).

  9. How long do the TJ’s towels last? And what are they made of? 🙂 I don’t mind cotton (but I am fanatical about only using one per day then washing) but I’m willing to experiment. 🙂

  10. How long do the TJ’s towels last? And what are they made of? 🙂 I don’t mind cotton (but I am fanatical about only using one per day then washing) but I’m willing to experiment. 🙂

  11. I found one on Amazon!
    http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Reusable-KITCHEN-CLOTH/dp/B008ACX7IM
    And this!
    http://m.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=1053
    I use each one for a couple of days and then wash; I’ve had some that I’ve definitely washed at least ten times and they are still doing great. Maybe you could find similar cloths made from this fabric since TJ’s isn’t so close.

  12. I found one on Amazon!
    http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Reusable-KITCHEN-CLOTH/dp/B008ACX7IM
    And this!
    http://m.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=1053
    I use each one for a couple of days and then wash; I’ve had some that I’ve definitely washed at least ten times and they are still doing great. Maybe you could find similar cloths made from this fabric since TJ’s isn’t so close.

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