Sunday Social – 5×5

Happy Easter! I hope you’re all having a nice weekend.
Sunday Social with A Complete Waste of Makeup BlogHere’s this week’s Sunday Social –

  1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life:
  2. 5 things on your bucket list:
    1. Visit Iceland
    2. Run a marathon
    3. Move to Mexico
    4. Do an unassisted pull-up
    5. Retire young!
  3. 5 celebs you’d love to hang out with for a day:
    brazil butt lift, P90X, Insanity, Body Beast, Body Beast for women, Shaun T, Leandro Carvalho, Tony HortonWell, who did you think I would say?!
    Let’s make it 5 people by adding
    Suze Orman
  4. 5 things you always carry in your purse:
    1. Lip balm
    2. Kleenex
    3. Kindle
    4. Rosary
    5. The usual stuff like ID, keys, phone
  5. 5 books on your reading list:pic monkey

What’s on your list?


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Friday Five: Favorite Fitness Activities

Linking up with Eat Pray Run DC for today’s post – my favorite fitness activities!

Friday Five - Favorite Fitness Activities

This was kind of difficult for me – I have a lot of stuff I like to do and narrowing it down was tough. #FitGirlProblems But here we go:

1. Hiking.  But I haven’t gone hiking in ages – it’s been pretty hot here the last few months and I just can’t take the heat. It’s cooled down the last couple of weeks so I’m about to get back out there!
hiking, verdugos, hiking in los angeles

2. Running. I love running in races! They’re so exciting. I like running on the treadmill, too, because it’s a good opportunity to catch up on my soaps.

3. Just walking. According to my Fitbit, I walk around 5 miles a day even when I’m not really going anywhere in particular. I guess I just wander around a lot.

4. Body Beast. I had no idea I’d love weightlifting so much. I particularly love that I’m supposed to eat a lot with this program.
Body Beast, Body Beast for Women, weight lifting for women

5. Insanity Pure Cardio (I talked about it here). There was a discussion in my Beachbody coaches’ Facebook group about Pure Cardio this week – it seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it workout. I am firmly in the love-it camp, but then I’ve never blacked out during this workout!
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What’s your favorite fitness activity?


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The Week in Workouts

Let’s just lay it out there – my workout week sucked.

Monday – Overslept.
Tuesday – Body Beast Bulk:Chest. After work I went to Bikram yoga.
Wednesday – Body Beast Bulk:Legs
Thursday – Overslept. After work I went to Bikram yoga.
Friday – Overslept.
Saturday – Slept in until 10:30am. I haven’t slept that late in ages, so I must have needed it. 유씨 and I did Body Beast Bulk: Arms, then Insanity Pure Cardio. I needed the endorphins, not going to lie about that.
Sunday – Body Beast Bulk:Back and a 60-minute run.

Where I did well:
Yoga. I think Bikram is the most challenging exercise I have ever done, but I still went twice, and I’ll keep it up until my pass expires.
Eating. I decided to stop counting calories and macros for the Bulk phase of Body Beast and just wing it. My only rule was that I had to get in 5-7 servings of veggies every day. But! I have not gone overboard at all. This is very unusual for me – the minute I go off-plan, I tend to eat a lot of cr@p (especially when I’ve got a stressful work situation). But this week, I’ve eaten only when I was hungry. Who am I anymore?

Where I need to improve:
Walking. My Fitbit only buzzed once this week to tell me that I’ve reached my 15,000 step count goal.
Abs. I had some notion of doing abs every day, alternating between regular abs and obliques, but I didn’t even do any abs once this week.
Running. The half marathon is a mere 20 days away. To say that I’m unprepared is kind of an understatement.
Waking up! I know daylight savings time is a pain, but I need to get over it and get my rear in gear.

How were your workouts for the week?

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2014 – Starting as I mean to carry on

Happy New Year!

Today I slept in a bit, and was woken up by the stealth bomber flying over my neighborhood en route to the Rose Parade. Last year , we saw it while hiking. So exciting!

The Workout of the Day was Insanity Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs.
Insanity, Shaun T
Pure Cardio is probably my favorite workout DVD of all time. I reviewed it here. My sister did it with me last week – I think she’s a fan now too.

I also washed all of my makeup brushes, gave myself a chemical peel, laid out my work clothes, and packed tomorrow’s lunch (PB&J and raw veggies for snacking). I am starting the new year as I mean to carry on, with good habits and organization.
Now if only I could off the internet and get to bed for a 5am wakeup.

What’s your plan for the new year?


Ugly Sweater 5K

Yesterday I ran the Ugly Sweater 5K. Usually I don’t think a 5K is good value for money, but this was on Groupon for $20, so I thought, what the heck.Ugly Sweater 5K Los Angeles, Samuel Adams

Let me tell you something, Interwebs. Trying to run after the first week of Insanity is perhaps not a great idea. Especially when you gasp in pain when you walk downstairs.

Still, I didn’t do too terribly bad. I secretly wanted to do a 10-minute mile, but I’m not quite there yet.

This was a fun race, even if it was just around the park a few times. The park was decorated, a lot of runners were in costume, and there was a DJ with electronic Christmas music.
Ugly Sweater 5K Los Angeles, Samuel Adams

Plus, it was sponsored by Samuel Adams.
Ugly Sweater 5K Los Angeles, Samuel Adams

Beer is a surprisingly good recovery drink.
Ugly Sweater 5K Los Angeles, Samuel Adams

How was your weekend?