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Ouch.
Monday, November 14, 2016

inflatable tube people gif

We had a sub in cardio hip hop yesterday, and now I’m wondering whether to apply ice or heat (@ Culture Shock Dance Center)

Cardio Barre.
Monday, March 9, 2015

cardio barre redondo beach

This isn’t the kind of bar I’m used to (@ Cardio Barre)

I almost cried at the end of class, partly because I was so exhausted, but mostly because they were playing Bon Iver during savasana.

Bon Iver – Re: Stacks

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Beignets.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

cardio barre text

Even my phone is trying to tell me that I need cardio in my life.

When in LA.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

hollywood sign hike

kitchen mouse LA moros cakes

I woke up before the sun on a Saturday to go hiking and eat vegetarian food with Deane, Ledi and Isadora (@ Kitchen Mouse).

I don’t even know who I am right now.

When your coworker doesn’t even recognize you…
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

new girl - nick miller gif - i mean i'm not doing squats or anything. i'm just trying to eat less donuts.

Runyon Canyon.
Sunday, March 30, 2014

runyon canyon padlock fence dtla los angeles

Got this Runyon thing on lock! (@ Runyon Canyon)

Hello, Hollywood.
Sunday, March 23, 2014

hollywood sign @ hollyridge trail

Hiked the Hollywood sign in my Dodgers hat. Am I LA yet???

Above the Clouds.
Monday, February 24, 2014

baldwin hills scenic overlook - dtla

I love being on top of you.

Stairway to Hell.
Monday, February 24, 2014

culver city stairs

Because donuts. And dat ass.

Serious.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer
Nike Training Club Summer Throwdown.
Monday, July 29, 2013

nike training club summer throwdown hermosa beach

Or… my worst nightmare!

Jessie was chosen to compete at the Nike Training Club Summer Throwdown in my ‘hood this past weekend, so I had to come support! The girl who won MVP warmed up for that brutal 2-hour workout by running from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach (14 miles!). My exercise for the day was parking three blocks away and walking to the event at the pier. And I warmed up with half a breakfast burrito, so… I think she has me beat there.

I’ve missed this girl as much as I’ve missed helping her carbo-load for her marathons! Ha. So proud of you, b ♥

Culver City Stairs.
Sunday, June 9, 2013

culver city stairs - baldwin hills scenic overlook - los angeles

When I told my coworker I’d hang out with her yesterday, this is not what I had in mind…

Chantry Flats.
Saturday, April 13, 2013

chantry flats

Hiking Chantry Flats was like being in a goddamn fairy tale. It’s pretty much my favorite hike that I’ve done thus far. Unlike the Potato Chip Rock hike that tested my friendship with Pammie and Shi, not once did I think, “Fuck this bitch, I can go on without her!” Ha. Ask me again after we hike the Hollywood Sign…

Wrong Answer.
Friday, April 12, 2013

donutman

I REGRET NOTHING.

Missed Connections.
Friday, February 22, 2013

craigslist missed connections love map

24 Hour Fitness??? I’m screwed.

Going to the Chapel.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

planet hollywood las vegas wedding chapel

I took a shotgun trip to Vegas this past weekend with my sister and her fiance to finalize plans for their wedding this November. I’m going to be the best maid of honor ever! Or at least the sexiest one… I’ll work that angle ;) Ha.

Let the wedding workout regimen commence!

Balance.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

exercise jar

If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.

I stole this idea from Pinterest to put a dollar in a jar every time you go to the gym as an incentive to work out more. I picked one up from Ikea a week and a half ago, and it’s still empty! Although now that I think about it, I should really put $5 in it for every hour I was hiking that god awful mountain last Sunday.

I feel like I’m always losing the same ten pounds, because I do really well for a good chunk of time (usually around 8 weeks and when $407 is at stake—I’m just throwing random numbers out there). But soon after I remember how much I love food and hate exercising. I have yet to find a balance between the two.

A friend once told me, “I don’t live to eat. I eat to live.” At least I think that’s what he said… I could barely hear him over the crunching in my mouth as I polished off my carne asada chips! Ha.

Weather Advisory.
Sunday, July 8, 2012

potato chip rock san diego

Exercise in the morning before your body knows what it’s doing.

Oh, my body knew damn well what it was doing.

I said the last time was the last time, and I’d never go back… yet there I was, at an unholy hour on a Sunday, back at Mount Woodson with Shi and Pammie!

I’m pretty sure the sun tried to kill us all today. Worst five hours EVAR!

Rejection.
Saturday, June 16, 2012

happy endings - it's a farmer's v

I can barely move my arms after working out with Jesse. I have blisters on my feet from yesterday’s hike with Shi. And while I wore pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a hat to protect my skin, the small area of my chest that was exposed got sunburned.

I think my body is rejecting me.

Guess what, you guys?
Friday, June 15, 2012

new girl - guess what you guys my shoes are filled with blood

That 4-hour hike up Mount Woodson was brutal, but I somehow made it to the top and back down again with a little determination and a lot of blood in my shoes.

Potato Chip Cliff.
Thursday, June 14, 2012

potato chip cliff san diego

3:22 PM me: why am i agreeing to all kinds of craziness these days
3:23 PM shi: coz saying yes to everything liberates you!
  you’ll enjoy
  i promise
  no time like the present!
3:25 PM me: how do i turn you off? :)

Your sunshine is as blinding as ever, Shirley May.

Apparently, I’ve agreed to hike up Mount Woodson at an unholy hour on my day off tomorrow! I don’t even know who I am anymore…

Preparation.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

red room of pain christian grey fifty shades of grey someecards

When Jesse told me that I didn’t have to if I didn’t want to, but if I did, I’d be sore in the morning, this was not how I expected to spend my evening! Ha.

And so there I was at the gym with him after work today, in two sports bras and a ponytail with my glasses securely bobby-pinned to my head. Hard to resist, I know, but somehow he managed!

Thanks for working me out and not pretending you didn’t know me when I nearly broke the tricep dip machine! I meannn. I’ll try to be less embarrassing next time!

Cookie Dough Brownies.
Friday, April 27, 2012

cookie dough brownies

I baked these cookie dough brownies for my boss’ baby shower at work today. I don’t plan on eating any of them, but I’m sure I gained 3 pounds just thinking about it.

Also, I’m skipping the gym tonight. This has nothing and everything to do with brownies, but I mostly just wanted to get that off my chest.

No Excuses.
Monday, April 23, 2012

a one hour workout is 4% of your day - no excuses

Considering I just spent 100% of my weekend being a fatass, spending 4% of my day at the gym was a small price to pay! Now excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep out of hunger. I didn’t get my ass handed to me during kickboxing for nothing!

modern family cam crying gif

Wedding Season.
Sunday, April 1, 2012

idntfd edgar sarmiento tweet

Why else would I be working out on a Sunday morning?

I’m so happy that all my friends are getting married this year, I’m not even jealous. Except for at night when I’m in my closet eating ice cream alone.

emma stone crying ice cream

Hike.
Sunday, March 25, 2012

torrey pines hike - baby darien

My calves burn with the fire of a thousand suns after this beach hike with the girls, but it was worth it to hang out with this baby pancake ♥

Quote of the day:

What are you supposed to wear to this kind of thing?

Chel hasn’t worked out since before she was preggo, but she’s still skinnier than the rest of us! Boo whore.

Walker.
Monday, March 12, 2012

someecard - if i ever had to run for my life i would probably die

Some friends of mine are running this zombie infested 5K obstacle course race. I’ve done 5Ks before, but this pretty much sounds like the makings of my worst nightmare!

In related news, I’m all caught up with The Walking Dead. What am I supposed to do now?

Ma’am.
Thursday, February 16, 2012

new girl - the landlord - dancing new girl - the landlord - dancing
new girl - the landlord - dancing new girl - the landlord - dancing

This is pretty much how my first day back at the gym went down.

Threat.
Sunday, February 12, 2012

yelp gym junkie reminder

I have three weddings coming up (none of which are my own, of course), and Yelp just threatened to take away my gym junkie badge due to a lack of check-ins. If that’s not a sign to start working out again, then I don’t know what is. Besides, isn’t the point of weddings to get good photos of yourself while you’re thin?

Porto’s.
Saturday, October 22, 2011

porto's cheese rolls

Whoever said that nothing tastes as good as thin feels has never had a Porto’s cheese roll, obvi. But I didn’t go to the gym at an unholy hour on a Saturday just to offset my workout by inhaling one of these delicious treats… that my aunt brought me from LA… that I probably won’t have again till Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or 2012.

Options.
Thursday, October 20, 2011

chuze keychain

9:06 AM me: i’m going to the gym after work
  Jesse: chuze or tkb at 24?
9:07 AM me: tkb at 24
  i really just got chuze for the tanning and hydromassage
  none of which i’ve used, of course
9:08 AM Jesse: i’m pretty sure you just got chuze so you could add another fitness laminate to your keychain
9:09 AM me: i meannn

Can’t a girl have options???

Party in Pink.
Thursday, September 15, 2011

zumba

I won’t be able to make it, but there’s a “Party in Pink” zumbathon this weekend that benefits Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research! Details here if you want to join the party. Dancer’s body optional.

On top.
Friday, August 26, 2011

torrey pines state beach

Oh, Torrey Pines… I may be sore today, but I was thrilled to be on top of you last night.

Handicapped.
Friday, August 5, 2011

chewy miko christine

Three of my friends injured themselves this week (yes, two of those friends are dogs):

  1. Mel accidentally stepped on Chewy
  2. Miko tore his ACL because being blind wasn’t enough of a handicap
  3. Christine broke her foot jumping tires at Undisputed (true story!)

I think I pulled an inner thigh muscle using the beaver machine at Chuze last night. Is that sort of the same thing?

Damage control.
Thursday, August 4, 2011

torrey pines beach hipstamatic

It’s hard to complain about exercising with a view like this…

Yesterday, I hiked at Torrey Pines with Shi, and I was DYING. I haven’t worked out in… what month is it now? My exercise ball has been sitting in the backseat of my car as a constant reminder that I haven’t worked out since Arlene moved to Monterey. I weighed myself yesterday to assess the damage, and I’ve only gained 6 pounds, surprisingly. I was expecting upwards of 15 or 20, but I guess it’s hard to tell if my clothes are fitting tighter when I’ve been getting all this mileage out of my leggings! Ha. I’m finally back on the grind, though. Arlene pretty much threatened my life before she left town, and I don’t doubt she would cut me if I gained back all that weight she helped me lose.

My goal is to look better at 30 than I did at 21. Considering I wore brown chola lip liner when I was 21, I’d say this goal may have already been reached. Ha.

Untouched & Unused.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

jesse jt's

Yesterday, I brought my lunch and gym clothes to work.

My untouched ground turkey is still sitting in the fridge because Mary and I had 25¢ wings at JT’s instead, and my unused gym clothes are still neatly folded in the trunk of my car because Christian wanted to go to happy hour.

My work’s proximity to the bar is clearly foiling my plans to eat better and work out.

View from the top.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

torrey pines hiking

Since Arlene is vacationing in Cabo this week, I thought I’d be able to take a vacation from working out. Apparently, I was wrong. Thanks Shi and Christine for keeping me motivated and making me run up and down this damn mountain! The view from the top was worth it.

Consequences.
Sunday, May 22, 2011

tropical shave ice

Shi posted this picture of us inhaling Tropical Shave Ice on Facebook, and as a result, Arlene has threatened us with the PINK card at tomorrow night’s circuit training session… the same pink card that made me throw up (three times!) the first day I did it.

I didn’t even put any toppings on my shave ice!!!

Not on my first one anyway…

Canceled.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

circuit training 50x

I may or may not have thrust my fist into the air in a silent cheer when I got the text message saying that our workout was canceled tonight.

Forgiven.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
10:41 AM Jesse: you look mad skinny
  i really noticed when you came over to help out angela
  i thought it was someone else!
10:42 AM me: thanks, man :) coming from someone who sees me 40 hours a week, it’s nice that you noticed!
10:43 AM Jesse: for sure! lookin good :)

In related news, Jesse is officially forgiven for writing this love note on my car:

dirty car windshield

The Biggest Loser Winner. Again.
Sunday, May 1, 2011

blc winner

Don’t say @DearMare didn’t warn you ;)

8 weeks, 1200 calories/day, 2 workouts/day, 42 pounds lost and $407 gained, bitches!

Ladies, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice if you think that a man can ever beat you in anything. Who cares whether or not they lose weight faster than you? Work harder, and show them that there’s nothing a man can do that a woman can’t do better, backwards and in high heels. TWICE!

I will eat your babies, bitch!
Thursday, March 31, 2011

it's always sunny in philadelphia - 2x05 - hundred dollar baby - i will eat your babies bitch

I’m going to Vegas this weekend, and one of the outfits I packed was my gym clothes. What has my life come to? I’m crazy competitive, and I won’t let one weekend in Vegas ruin my #1 status in this @MindzAlike #BLC.

I will eat your babies, bitch! And I’ll lose weight doing it, too ;)

Gym Rat.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

foursquare badge - gym rat

As a result of my second workout today, not only did I unlock Foursquare’s Gym Rat badge, but I also received an eyeful of some lady’s bearded clam! Yikes.

If you’re going to unleash your cat in the ladies locker room, can you at least have the decency to groom it?

So inconsiderate.

Rue!
Saturday, March 19, 2011

grey's anatomy - season 6x02 - callie that's right i said rue

Me: they’re in for a serious rude awakening at the weigh-in tomorrow
Pammie: they’re gonna rue the day they met us bitches! rue!

Between the two of us, Pammie and I have lost over 25* pounds in this @MindzAlike #BLC so far! We don’t fuck around.

Six weeks to catch up, suckas.

*Update – 3/20/2011: 30 pounds now ;) What a difference a two-a-day can make…

Sacrifice.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

crab hut check ins foursquare yelp

Anthony: crab hut tomorrow?
Me: i can’t :( i have a weigh-in this weekend.
Anthony: let me know when this contest that appears to be ruining your life is over and we can go to crab hut. i mean, i can only go there in the company of celebs, such as those who have their pic on the wall.

The fact that I’m willing to risk my Crab Hut mayorship and dukedom alone should strike fear in the eyes of my fellow @MindzAlike #BLC participants.

Routine.
Sunday, March 13, 2011

starbucks cupcakes

Oh, Starbucks… you and your complimentary mini cupcakes can’t break me. I’ll stick to my zero calorie iced green tea with two splendas, thank you very much.

Between going to the gym at an ungodly hour, working 9-5, and circuit training with Arlene after work, I barely have enough time and energy to take a shower and do some light internet stalking before I cry myself to sleep at night out of hunger.

This pretty much sums up the next seven weeks of my life. FML.

Words of Encouragement.
Saturday, March 5, 2011

words of encouragement

I’m not gonna lie—my ass is pretty crucial.

My friend Rome once told me that I had an onion booty, and if he bit it, he would cry.

It’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

Planks.
Friday, February 25, 2011

plank exercise

Errol: our boxing coach puts a 20 pound medicine ball on your lower back so you don’t put your butt up when you’re doing planks
Me: dude i totally put my butt up when it gets hard
Errol: that’s what she said!

Deadlifts.
Friday, February 11, 2011

I don’t want to see my colon tonight, guys.

Quote of the night.

Exit Strategy.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

damn you fifteens - the one where joey loses his insurance

This was me planning my exit strategy out of bed this morning.

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