Well Look Who It Is

Oh hey, this whole blog thing has kinda been skipped.  All you working, fitness fanatics, blog writers, life livers, who are also moms how do you do it?  At this point in my night I want nothing more than to either veg out in front of the television OR read OR fall asleep.  Let’s be real, I have no problem falling asleep at 8 p.m.  Which is crazy because I generally get 7 – 8 hours of sleep which is generally more than the average person.  Except for my man who always gets 8 perfect hours.  Here are some of the latest happenings around here while I try and figure out how I want this blog to go.



Valentine’s Day came and went and like any respectable, classy lady I saw this.  I really liked it and I love the soundtrack.  Say what you wish about me, but I don’t care. 


Then I went skiing for the first time as an adult in Mammoth.  I was really scared, but he managed to be a great teacher and it turned out okay.  Did I love it?  Eh, not but I didn’t hate it.  Progress not perfection. 



I’m on Day 3 of my Advocare 24 day challenge.  I’m feeling ok, I’m not sure how it will go, but as long as it can jump start some of my healthy choices and get my insides in tip top shape, I’m game. 

I also turned 28, but was sick, sick, sick and so that has no photos to share.  Overall, so far, 28 and 2015 has been great.  Let’s see if I can get myself blogging regularly again. 


As of Late

I definitely have been failing on this blogging front, I feel like there is never enough time to get the important things done in life let alone the little things. 


I’ve been on vacation, which should have been enough time for me to blog but apparently 9-10 hours of sleep a night plus a nap is necessary for my vacations.  In bed by 10 and up by 7 or 8 has been my current motto.  I do have to go back to work so I should probably be prepared. 


I was on vacation because my favorite male companion’s best friend got married last weekend and then his whole family was visiting from out of town.  It was nice to do some fun tourist things in San Diego and spend almost an entire week with him.  (And his family of course.) 

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We managed to shove ourselves and all the photo booth stuff and our wedding attire and weekend away clothes into the little truck.  It wasn’t even that uncomfortable.  Now we know we can do it when necessary. 

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The venue for the wedding was amazing.  So beautiful.  And the weather in Temecula was amazing. 

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The boys had gotten straight shaves for the wedding and he was quite the stud.  Cigar and all.  He hasn’t been clean shaven in quite some time. 

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My mom says I need to work on my cigar holding/smoking skills.  I don’t think we need to practice this or worry about it. 

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I also caught the bouquet.  The groomsmen picked Brian up and carried him around the dance floor afterwards.  Embarrassed much?  Yeah, I do not like to be the center of attention. 

Then we spent the week with his family going to the zoo. 

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Having people walk around with their little dogs in the zoo will get all the animals up and active.  This lion then went on to do his king of the jungle roar. 

We went to the Birch Aquarium, did some snorkeling, and ate lots of good food. 

It was a great week. 

Back to the grind again. 

Also, I became an AdvoCare distributor so if you’re interested, let me know! 

Have a great week!

Just Some Ramblings

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I went to Las Vegas over the weekend, to go to a SoundGarden and Nine Inch Nails concert, which is so not like me.  I did, however, enjoy Nine Inch Nails.  They are really good.  With that being said, I went to the doctor Monday and although I knew I had gained some weight and had hoped it was mostly muscle, I was really disappointed to see my actual weight.  I know that the scale is not the best measurement for wellness, health, and fitness but I just couldn’t believe it.  If anybody reads this, I will not be offended in the slightest, but looking at that photo above (no filters, no nothing, just me and my iPhone), how much do you think I weigh? 

I’m trying to get better at this eating thing, BUT I suck at it.  I hate the “bro” diet and I hate cooking.  I’m eating chicken as we speak and although it is ok right now, I’m not sure how much of it I could stomach. 

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This is my sister’s new puppy Panda.  He actually looks like a little panda getting into that box.  He’s digging around for a toy to play with.  He’s so cute, I can’t wait to meet him. 

I’ve been making protein pancakes for breakfast and I’m actually really enjoying them.  They keep me really full, so much better than the egg whites and oats.  And although I should have some veggies with my breakfast, I eat enough throughout the rest of the day so I am set. 

On the fitness front, I’m trying to get back into running.  Last week was ok, we will see how this week goes.  But, in good news I can now squat pretty low on a bosu ball and do some unassisted dips.  I’m pretty happy about both those things.  It is a hard balance to be super strong, super fit, and thin.  Not that being thin is my real goal, but it would be nice if all my clothes fit again.  Then, I wonder if it is all the junk in my trunk from squats? 


Fitness Blondie

Thoughts on Tuesday

So, I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and I hope that I can finally get it into words without it offending anyone or myself.  I find that any “lifestyle” or “way of eating” is restrictive.  There’s always a catch; always a “but.”  Let me give you some examples and why I think this way.  Mind you, I am not a nutritionist and these opinions are my own. 

1.  Diets.  They are usually a “you can eat this, not that.”  That’s restrictive.  There’s guilt and shame.  No, I can’t have bread and butter with dinner because I’m “dieting,” but “yes I will have a salad with nothing on it because I’m dieting.”  This is one of the most restrictive ways of eating and I feel that society has really tried to get out of this mentality, but I think our new “eating lifestyles” are basically the same just with some additions/subtractions.

2.  No, you aren’t on a diet, it is a lifestyle to eat healthy.  It’s also a lifestyle to eat cake and ice cream, which isn’t healthy and I will probably gain weight amongst other major health issues.  What if my lifestyle calls for birthday parties, picnics, and tail gates?   Still, seems to me, that it is just like a diet. 

3.  Clean eating.  Yes, I get it, foods that are clean tend to be healthier, vegetables, but fruits are somewhat cut out, only eating lean meats and egg whites and minimal carbs.  Our bodies need carbs to function, maybe not in whole loaves of bread, but we do need them.  And have you tried eating this way?  By day 5, I want to save all the chickens and eggs because I am so tired of eating them.  PETA here I come. 

4.  IIFYM/Flexible Dieting.  This one is all the rage these days.  If it fits into your allotment for your macros then you’re golden; if not, better luck next time.  Sounds to me like it is a glorified and restricted way of counting calories.  Oh hey, pal, don’t mind me, just weighing my tuna and blueberries.  Seriously?  I get that it doesn’t take that much time, but neither does counting calories, but that is so 2003.  You plan around what you want to eat and if you’re lucky enough maybe you get dessert.  Yes, it is “flexible” and you can not feel as much guilt for eating some foods, BUT, if you’re hungry and you’re over your macros, you’re stuck.  What if I really, really just want a freaking scoop of ice cream but I have no carbs left?  Too bad, so sad.  That’s restriction, not flexibility. 

5.  Moderation.  What’s moderation?  For me it might be 4 scoops of ice cream, for my boyfriend it may be one, and for you it may be 10.  That doesn’t make much sense. 

I get it.  Our society relies on quick, unhealthy food, with minimal nutrients.  But we also constantly talk about and think about food and being fit and healthy and skinny.  I’m kind of over it, because none of it works for me anymore.  I could elaborate so much more and I’m sure some would find this offensive.  If any of these plans work for you, awesome, but I just find that all our ways are too restricting.  And if these ideas work for you and you don’t feel restricted, that’s great and I hope it stays that way.  However, if they don’t or you do feel confused and restricted know that you aren’t alone. 

Life Lately

I’m blogging again.  It is a miracle.  Let’s update you on what’s been going on in this crazy life of mine. 

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This wonderful guy moved in with me back in May.  It has been awesome and amazing.  He’s the best. 

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My fur sister had to be put to sleep, but it ended her suffering and she is playing in dog heaven with our other dog and her brother. 

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She’s resting under there in my parents’ backyard. 


My little sister got her Maters of Arts in Teaching. 

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And she added that middle dog to her family.  His name is Panda and he is super cute. 


I cut off all my hair and totally love it. 


My family visited and my sister did her first spin class. 


We went to some baseball games and the zoo. 


And now I’m trying to enjoy the rest of my vacation before I have to o back to work on Monday. 

You Better Work…

Since I spend most of my free time cleaning and working out I thought I’d share some of my favorite work out songs.  My sister asked me for a list so I sent her screenshots of all 80 songs on my current workout playlist.  Don’t worry I won’t list all 80 (unless you want them) but I will link to some of my favorites. 

“Country Grammer” – Nelly


“Work Bitch” – Britney Spears


“Looks Like Sex” – Mike Posner


“Down With the Sickness” – Disturbed


“Brick House” – The Commodores


What are some of your favorites? 

It’s My Life

I’m on vacation this week, but I will describe a typical day for me during my work week. 

Linking up for Confessional Friday for A Day in the Life. 


Confessional Friday

6:00 a.m.:  My alarm goes off and I get out of bed.  I don’t like the whole snooze thing and I really need my full hour to get ready. 

6:15 a.m.:  Start my breakfast, drink coffee, do hair and put on make up while it is cooking. 

6:30 a.m.: Eat, eat, eat.  Nine times out of ten it is this: 

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Egg whites scrambled with spinach, mushrooms and green onions plus oatmeal with berries.  Coffee with flavored stevia. 

6:45 a.m.: Finish getting dressed and crawl back into bed for ten minutes to cuddle with my main squeeze.  My favorite time of day, although I wish I could just stay here. 

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7:00 a.m.:  Out the door to catch public transportation to work. 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Work, work, work.  Type, stare at a computer screen, check emails, make copies, etc.  Some days I’m more busy than others. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Lunch.  Running, eating, shopping, etc.  It just depends on the day and my mood. 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:  More work, usually things pick up in the afternoon, if they are going to. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:  Commute home. 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:  Gym time.  It depends on the day how long I am there and if I stop at home first.  (I work out 6 days a week.)

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8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.:  Dinner, TV, and spend time with that guy of mine. 

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.:  Bed time so I can get up the next day to do it all over again.