It’s finally Spring Break! I’ve been counting down for a while and to start off my Spring Bring, I took a last minute mini road trip to Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.
When we went one of the trails was closed off and that seemed like it lead to where most of the poppies were blooming. For parking you have to pay $10 for the day and I would advise to get there early as the parking lot fills up pretty fast. A field of flowers gives me the excuse to do a bunch of yoga poses! Above my cousin and I are in Dancer’s pose. This is one of my favorite poses and I can’t wait to get my leg higher and go into the full expression of Dancer’s Pose. Maybe I need to get a strap.
Some parts of the reserve are a little barren and have very few poppies as you can see in this picture while I’m in three legged dog. It was super windy the day I went so I wasn’t able to finish all the trails which was a little disappointing. The wind increased the chill factor! Wind is pretty common here so I would recommend dressing according. A lot of people didn’t stay that long due to the wind.
The trails range from easy, moderate, to difficult. One trail was a little step, but there is one paved path that is wheelchair accessible. The paved path is about 4 feet wide and there is one turn around point.
Tip: There are more poppies and less people outside of the reserve. In the photo above I was trying my best to smile in the wind.
We stopped for lunch in Lancaster and took a moment to try out the Musical Road. The road has sets of grooves on it so when you drive over the groove at 55 mph it sounds like William Tell Overture. It’s a cute little hidden gem and worth checking out while looking at poppies.
Today is Day 5 of PIIT 28 1.0! PIIT stands for Pilates Intense Interval Training and is a workout program developed by Cassey Ho from Blogilates. I watched Cassey’s Youtube videos for about 4 years and was interested in buying and trying PIIT 28.
PIIT 28 is composed of 28 workouts with each workout lasting 28 minutes and 40 seconds long. If you include the warm up and the cool down stretches it should take about 45 minutes. Personally, I was trying to find something that was less than 1 hr so that I could incorporate it into my everyday routine. The only time that I can work out is before workThis requires me to wake up at 5 AM and originally I was dreading to wake up so early. The first couple of days were difficult, but now my body has adjusted to waking up that early.
I would highly recommend finding a workout partner or at least someone to hold you accountable. My cousin and I call each other in the morning to make sure we are working out instead of laying in bed.
At Day 5, I already feel more energized, flexible, and stronger. I noticed during yoga today that I completed more poses with less modifications. For me this fitness journey is less about losing weight and more about toning and getting stronger. I wanted to be consistent and more active. I can’t wait to see my results at the end of the month and will continue to post updates.
Personally, I picked 1.0 over her package because I already eat pretty clean but if you want to combine working out with eating clean Cassey also has a 28 Day Reset. This guide comes with a meal plan, grocery lists, and 150+ recipes.
I like to extend the wear of my dresses into the fall by pairing them with booties. Once it gets a little chillier, I’ll add a layer of textured tights. The second day in Southern California was spent in Joshua Tree National Park. After taking some cute photos, I changed into my workout clothes and got ready to hike. This was my first desert hike and I can’t wait to go back. There are multiple rock formations to climb and some easy to moderate trails.
Free People Dress (old), BP Tandem Booties (old) 5