Monday, August 31, 2015

August Ab Workout

We all want abs but also want to stuff our faces with donuts and oreos, don't we? I have been pretty good about eating clean and I only target abs about 1 time a week because most exercises I do, target the core too.

This is how I currently look....


Here are a few short clips from one of my abs day. {Google changed the videos when they went to the cloud, so sorry if they look funky. :)}
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Table top crunches

Bicycle crunches.

Good old plank.

Side plank and neck veins for the win. 

Boat rows or there is like 5 other names too. 

A few of my favorite exercises are:
-planks
-side planks
-boat rows
-downward dog kicks
-bicycle crunches
-mountain climbers
-table top crunches
-toe reaches
-opposite leg crunches
-reverse crunches
-hanging leg raises
-balance ball tucks

It is really easy to just pick a few and do a circuit 3 or 4 times with short rest periods.

P.S. Abs are really made in the kitchen but this will help them show! :)



Monday, July 13, 2015

Not a Normal Day at Work.

A few months ago, it was just a normal Monday at work and these two guys walked past me. I looked at them and I was like huh, that guy looks familiar.

*Light bulb* That's Alex Karev! Noo, it couldn't be.

It was! Of course, me being one of the only few girls recognized him and all my coworkers said I was crazy. Someone even bet me $100 that it wasn't him. I could have been $100 richer! One of the guys went up and asked him if that is who he was and he shook his head yes and kinda made this "oh crap, I've been busted" face. Whoooops, sorry not sorry. :)

I honestly didn't know his real name until I looked him up. Justin Chambers, in case anyone wants to know. ;) He was super nice and took pictures with the few people who asked him. 

{Even with heels, I'm still short!}


I felt like such a fan girl, but getting a picture with a celebrity is always neat isn't it? I think so :)

P.S. He good looks are real and not just on camera. :P


Monday, May 18, 2015

My Fitness Journey..so far.



I have been going to the gym actively for about a year and a half now and I LOVE it. You can definitely see progress in the above picture! That is the exact reason I love progress pictures haha

I have only been lifting heavy for a year or so. It's the little things like the fact that I've gained 5 lbs of muscle, I am tightening up in places, and I am always increasing the weight I can lift- which is way more weight than when I started. ;)

I FEEL GREAT. I joined the gym with a goal to "tone up" and now that thought has me shaking my head. I would walk up the stairs and get out of breath, I was always tired and constantly felt lazy.

Now my goal is to eat clean and get muscles, muscles, muscles!

I am so excited for the next journey I am going to pursue in the fitness world. It's on a totally different level and I AM SO EXCITED. I can't wait to share with everyone...soon. :)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5am Wake Up Call

Yesterday morning, I woke up to a loud banging on my door. I was instantly a little nervous when I saw it was only 5 am.
I tiptoed to the door and looked out the peephole. A security guard? No, that's the police. What the heck are the police doing here? Did I do something bad recently? Hmm....can't remember anything.

I opened the door and being half asleep, I don't think I even said hello or anything. I just kept looking at them. 



They showed me this crazy lady's picture because she is a wanted person and I guess they thought the butt crack of dawn would be a good time to look for her.



She apparently lived in my apartment- now I want to scrub everything and possibly hide. I really wanted to ask why they had to come that early though. {Insert grumpy emoji} 

I went back to bed and snap chatted all my friends/family telling them that I was just questioned. Everyone thought bad things so I made up stories to go along with their crazy ideas. So gullible, I tell ya. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Two Weeks and A Raise

About 2 weeks ago , I got a new morning job. I am working in an office at a wellness cosmedical clinic. I actually really like it and I already got a raise!!!

Being excited about going to work and getting to dress up is really fun :)

That would be me..



I am struggling with creating work outfits because I have to wear a lot of black and neutral colors but that is part of the fun. I might try to blog my outfits but yeah good luck with that right.

Happy weekend!




Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last Night, I Had a Date..

....with myself.
I love selfies :) 
Last night, I decided I was going to walk around Main Street and eat out. I have been doing well about only eating out on the weekends.

I choose In-N-Out...delicious! Everyone who doesn't have one near you should be very sad, it is so good.

I walked around Main Street and found some cute little shops to look in. I have become a pro at window shopping but I found so many cute things I could wear!

I walked out on the Pier (which was so chilly) to this little restaurant called Ruby's and got a chocolate milkshake. We are talking 620 calories of yum.


It was starting to get dark so I quickly walked my little booty back to the creepy parking garage and back to the safety of my car. :P I was the only one walking alone besides this old grandpa, BUT I don't care.



It was fun and I imagine it will be even more fun if I ever go with a friend. :)


The sunset is always beautiful at the beach! Happy Saturday :)