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Month: August 2011

Breaking the routine

I am a creature of habit. Most days I have a routine that I stick to, and for the most part it’s good. It keeps me productive, and I find something comforting about having a schedule to occupy my time. My routine makes me feel normal. (My boyfriend says I’m a control freak. Whatever…I’m an […] Read more…

The word “toned.”

Tone is the four letter word of the fitness world. Do you say it? Here’s something to think about the next time you do. The word “toned” is a huge pet peeve for bodybuilders and people who take working out seriously. Just go to any bodybuilding forum or workout community and you will get flamed […] Read more…

The right to bare arms.

Ah, arms. They have so many uses! You can wrap them around people, you can carry stuff with them. You can cover them with tattoos. They lift you up, they push you off the ground. Just don’t flex them if you’re a girl and you have anything more than an ounce of muscle. You wouldn’t […] Read more…

My Birthday Workout

It’s my birthday! Well, it was my birthday…two days ago. Sorry for the delay, but I’ve been lost in a post-birthday-party haze (aka I’ve been recovering from being drunk.) But anyway, let’s rewind back to the 17th, the 27th anniversary of the day I escaped from my mother’s womb. I don’t know about you, but […] Read more…

No Cheese Fun

Last week I was on a mission to not spend money on anything extra (i.e. things I didn’t REALLY need.) However, during my Saturday grocery excursion I forgot two key items: eggs and cheese. So by Thursday morning I was down to one egg and NO cheese. Instead of heading to Publix to re-stock, I […] Read more…

Get Your Veggie Frittata On

I’m not lazy. I’m busy. There’s a difference! So if there’s a way I can make ANYTHING more efficient, I do it. Especially cooking. If it’s quick, easy and healthy, it’s probably on my roster of things I eat on a regular basis. So I don’t know why I never thought to make a veggie […] Read more…

Healthy Eating Miami: Las Totoritas

Saturday evening I had an interesting night at Peruvian restaurant, Las Totoritas (7365 NW 36 St, Miami, FL,  33166). I’ve been to this place a number of times before on my lunch break, and their ceviche has always been my favorite out of all the places I’ve tried in Miami. I’m half Peruvian, and I […] Read more…

How to do a glute-ham raise part 2

So, in part 1 I discussed how you can do a glute-ham raise at home with a partner. David is now a member of my gym so he was able to get some footage of me doing a glute-ham raise on an ab bench. (Very crappy phone footage, but whatever.) We had to be kind […] Read more…

How do your partner’s eating habits affect you?

The first order of business: photo re-cap of the weekend. Had another boot camp this weekend. Two new recruits came. Sweat was sweated. Groans were groaned. Puke was puked. All in all, good times. Then after the boot camp we gathered at my parents’ house for a pool party. Unfortunately I cannot divulge the details […] Read more…