Jasmania

Wednesday's Workout: AM: Spin

I had an early morning meeting that required me to be in the office by 7:30 am. And I couldn't workout after work because it was also little Jasmine's 5th birthday (cousin's kid) and we had a family dinner planned.

So, I found myself at the gym when the doors opened at 5 am. I am usually there around 6 am which isn't much later, but that one hour made a huge difference. I was actually a little surprised to see as many people there as there was!

I walked into the Spin studio and had to hammer out a 45-minute workout before the 6 am class began. There isn't much detail to share about Spin workouts, especially when you spin on your own, sans a class. However, I will admit to belting out some tunes from my Burn play list -- I mean after all, I did have the whole studio all to myself!

And I must say, there is something to be said about having your workout done for the day before 6 am!

That evening, we all convened at my cousin Shari's house to celebate Jas' birthday. Five years ago she was born very premature, weighing only 3 lbs. She spent the first couple of months of her life in the neo-natal ICU unit. But as you can see, she is now a vivacious 5-year old who will be having a Justin Bieber-themed birthday party on Saturday with 24 other 5-year olds. (Now you understand why I wanted to attend the small, intimate family celebration...LOL).

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I wanted to get her something special, so I ordered this necklace from Erica Sara Designs and had it engraved with "Jasmine" on one side and, "Love 'Omi" on the other (that's what she calls me).

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I have a growing obsession with Erica Sara Jewelry, recently ordering this necklace and this one for myself. You can't see it in this photo, but we are both wearing our necklaces.

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The tutu is another gift she got. She has the best tutu collection that I am insanely jealous of.

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And this is how a 5-year old celebrates her birthday :)

Oh to be so young and carefree again!