I met Laura at blend. I saw her sipping a Manhattan during cocktail hour, and knew we’d have a ton in common. Besides our love of good whisky drinks, it turns out that both of us share a love for ACV shots, creative food, and hardcore fitness.
[ Laura, me, Lauren, and Christine (from Oatmeal in my Bowl) // photo from — oatmealafterspinning.com ]
Laura is more badass than I could ever claim to be. Her roller derby alter-ego Layla Beatdown caused her to break her jaw in 2010. And apparently does things just to see if she can (boy, does that sound familiar … like running a marathon? no? okay). Now Laura’s training for a figure competition. In fact, bro-sephs around the gym know her as the heavy-lifting Tinkerbelle.
Take a look at her, and you can be sure that Laura has several more-than-rock-solid fitness routines. I’m currently working on a plank-a-day challenge, as inspired by this workout of Laura’s. Instead of doing 3x of each plank daily, as she recommends, I’m doing 1 of each daily to build up the duration of each plank. I’m up to 3 minutes (full plank) and 1:45 (side planks), and most of my full planks have been one-legged due to injury.
Did I mention she’s a foodie? Laura’s recipes are far beyond creative. I’ve been stalking her blog religiously lately because she’s been eating for figure training, meaning high protein, low fat, and low carb, which is how I try to eat anyway. Give this girl a challenge, and she delivers.
These are some of her recent creations that I’ve tried, and LOVED:
And I’m currently drooling over these creations:
Do you blog? Are there any blogs you read regularly?
And I gotta ask: Would you try peanut butter and peggs (or jeggs)?