Gym Bods and Cinnabons

When I get in a rut, I’m deep in that rut. Saturday I ate an entire cinnamon pecan bon from Cinnabon and had no regrets. Literally sat in my bed, ate the whole thing, washed it down with a venti iced chai with coconut milk and then split a pizza with a friend and washed that down with a beer later that night. I’ve gone from meal-prepping badass to drive-thru junkie real quick.

I have run the entire spectrum in the past year and a half when it comes to fitness. Just earlier this year I was ready to sign up and prep for a fitness competition. Now I look back and say to myself, why would you ever do that, Dani Hunt? There are days when I just want to sit on the couch and eat chips, and then there are days when I’m ready to hit do a double. I really do have a love-hate relationship with the gym. When I’m focused, I’m super in tune with my gym schedule. People are always so quick to offer up the programs they use and swear by. I know what I need to do, finding what works for me isn’t the issue. It’s my own head. So here I am at the start of a new school year, ready to grab my fitness life by the horns, even though, I know I have a super busy few months ahead of me. Between grad school, being a teacher, coaching swimming, and maintaining my sanity, finding the balance of it all – let’s just hope I don’t completely lose all of my marbles.

At the start of each school year, I like to set a goal for myself. This year, I want to focus on my well being and not give in to the stresses of work. Whenever I stress I comfort myself with food and relaxation, and this often times can dip into a slump. So to balance that out I want to think the opposite. I want to put out all of my stress in the gym. I realize that I am saying the complete opposite of what I was putting out in February. I was in a different place mentally. I was motivated and ready to push myself to a new level. Now I’m having to refocus and get myself together. Tomorrow is a new day.

Anyone else out there on the struggle bus when it comes to fitness? Let me know how you deal below!

 

Yankee Stadium – Jim Beam Club

Last week I had planned back to back trips to Yankee Stadium (read about the first trip here), and the second day stretched into a third thanks to a rain delay. The unexpected day three at the ballpark led to a quick trip to H&M to find something for the Saturday. ANYWAY! Friday/Saturday vs. the Royals and it was CC Sabathia bobblehead giveaway day.

Gates Open

Friday night: 5:00; although I think they actually opened at 4:00. I got there around 6:15. The first 18,000 guests received the CC Sabathia bobblehead and I’m so glad my mom and I both got one – considering we arrived later than I usually like to. However, the rain may have kept people away for a little bit.

Saturday night the gates opened at 5:00. No giveaway for this game as it was the make from Friday.

Section

320C  Row 5  Seats 9-12

This section gave access to the Jim Beam Club which has a full bar, a patio area by the seats with another small bar. Inside the lounge there was free popcorn, peanuts, and unlimited drink refills (fountain drinks only). These seats are

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Beautiful. Case in point…

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Concessions

My mom and I went with the value bucket and ate ALL the popcorn. We are popcorn people. **Reminder: popcorn are peanuts arecomplimentary and unlimited in the Jim Beam Club** By the time we made through Saturday’s make up game, we have probably gone through two bags each. I may have also ate some of a third bag, but who’s actually keeping track? Plus the bags are kind of small.

Overall game two of Saturday’s double header was a beautiful night for baseball, although a little warmer than the night before.

Game Day Style

Here’s a recap of what I wore to each game. You don’t always have to wear a team tee or jersey to a game. Remember your favorite teams colors and incorporate that in what you wardrobe. Obviously you want to be functional when you’re at a ballpark. I love wearing a jumpsuit and found these two at Lily Rain Rice Village. The first jumpsuit I paired with this Free People bralette in white. I usually like to pair my jumpsuits with a wedge or a heel, but not at an outdoor ball park where people are good at spilling beer and whatnot. So I opted for a Tory Burch Miller sandal. I’ve had multiple pairs of Millers over the years, but here are the pair I am wearing now.

Thanks to Friday’s game being a rain out, and we would be returning the next day, I had to make an emergency stop at H&M in Times Square for something to wear. Leave to H&M to come in clutch. I couldn’t find the exact tank that I wore, but I did find the v-neck  version here. It’s super cute as well, and will probably be ordering it to wear for work. These are the white jeans I basically wore all summer long.

Coming up in the Major League game day adventures, I’m heading to Wrigley Field for the first time as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in August. I’m excited to be checking off one of my must-sees on my stadium bucket list.

Until next time,

Danielle

My Skincare Love Story

Okay so I’m pretty plain Jane when it comes to skin care – face wash and that’s it. A few weeks back I introduced you to a skincare line, Saranghae, and how much I have been enjoying using it (if you haven’t I suggest you check out this post here). Well, it’s been over a month since I started using the system and I absolutely love it! For someone who is not used to a system, and previously only used facewash, this system showed me – and my skin – what we have been missing out on. To refresh your memory, Saranghae is a Korean beauty skincare line, Okay, let me give you the play-by-play of how it actually works.

Step 1: Nourishing and Moisturizing Oil and Foam Cleanser

This is the sparkliest part of my morning! This face wash is made with truffle extract and gold! Yep. Gold flecks are all in that face wash and it works like a champ! I wear a lot of makeup and this cleanser cleans it all off. I am out in the sun and pretty active so I need a good cleanser to get my skin clean. I can’t see myself really using a different cleanser – and it has a nice clean scent as well!

Step 2: Deep Radiance Essence and Serum

Right after cleansing in the morning comes the serum equipped with plant-based placenta (I know, right!?), collagen, elastin, Mushroom extract and hyaluronic acid. It’s meant to heal and regenerate your skin.

Step 3: Regeneration Cream

Antioxidants, amino acids, and regenerative peptides help eliminate age spots, decrease redness and reduce signs of aging. Considering, I’m almost 32, and attempting to try to stay looking 22, give me all the regeneration cream. Let me dive into it and swim in it bit. Appreciate it!

Step 4: Renewal Eye Cream

I never thought I’d ever use an eye cream, but I do now! Let’s be honest I’m not very savvy when it comes to what my face needs and apparently I’ve needed an eye cream. Saranghae’s Focus Renewal Eye Cream contains collagen, elastin, vitamin B3 and Phellinus Linteus Mushroom Extract – which has really helped the dark circles that have formed around my eyes thanks to grad school and essay grading.

Step 5: Essence Mask

Here’s a little something I don’t talk much about, but I’m a huge fan of sheet masks. I have probably used all of the Sephora brand masks at least ten times each. So when I saw that the system included a sheet mask, I was immediately excited. The Elemental Essence Mask is so moisturizing it’s insane. I love a cool mask, and it literally feels so good after. Once I take the mask off I rub in the extra and head to bed. My skin looks bright and soft. This mask is made with CoQ10 and hyaluronic acid. I only do the mask once a week right after I cleanse!

Over time my skin has gone from a little out of whack, to increasingly becoming clearer and brighter. Not to mention my makeup has been going on so much smoother. Who knew a regular skin care routine would lead to so many benefits. And before anyone says “duh”, shut it okay, I was low maintenance when it came to my skin. Just not my makeup. Now I am. See? Growth. I wouldn’t throw a product at you that I didn’t believe in and this one I most definitely do. Each item can be purchased separately or you can subscribe to a bundle that will auto ship to you at your preferred frequency. Shop the system here!

You won’t regret it!

Danielle

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Yankee Stadium – Right Field

“Some people go to Disney World, I go to Yankee Stadium. Multiple parks give you different attractions. Multiple sections give me different experiences.” – Me.

When you step off the train at 161st Street in the Bronx on game day, there’s a buzz. An electricity. And it’s different. People are throwing names around on who might have a good game. Judge. Stanton. “Didi should heat up”, “Sonny is pitching tonight. Could get interesting”. I had all sorts of responses in my head since I was walking solo up to the massive palace that is Yankee Stadium. My friend Kyndal was meeting me up there for the game, but I arrived a little early just to walk around and catch the end of batting practice. *Yankees ended up taking BP before the gates opened (or so I was told) and caught the tail end of the Royals BP*. I was already slightly annoyed but not really at the fact that I had specifically purchased right field seats so I could first and foremost sit in the outfield (which I hadn’t done at Yankee Stadium) and, duh, we all know who’s in right field. BUT, I had received the lineup when it came out and was disappointed that Aaron Judge was DHing and I had to settle for Stanton. I say “settle” very sarcastically. Who doesn’t wanna stare at this every inning?

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Giancarlo Stanton 7/26

Anywho, here’s the breakdown.

Seats

Sec. 104  Row 5  Seats 16-17

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I don’t think there is really a bad seat in Yankee Stadium. There’s a great view no matter where you sit. With the Judge’s Chambers directly behind us and the eye candy in front (you’re welcome ladies) right field is definitely a good place to sit for nine innings.

Concessions

Please keep in mind that concession stands vary from level to level. My friend Kyndal and I spent a total of $41 dollars and were highly satisfied. We both had souvenir cup sodas, one bottle of water and the value bucket. The value bucket is approximately $19.50 and comes with fries and eight tenders. We decided to upgrade to garlic fries – $3.00 extra – but worth it.

Game Highlights

Judge got hit by a pitch which resulted in a fractured wrist – this was painful to watch cause it looked painful. But then Aaron stayed in, and then came out; cue the cellphone light vigil; Gregorius hit a home run; Sonny pitched really well; The Yankees won 7-2. Overall, Kyndal enjoyed her first trip to Yankee Stadium. Who doesn’t? If there is anyone out that hated their overall experience at that beautiful place, please message me and let me know why. No judgment.

This was the first of what would be three days straight at Yankee Stadium. Stay tuned for Yankee Stadium – Jim Beam Club, early next week.

Danielle