Non-Scale Victories Linkup

Good morning! Today I’m participating in KTJ’s non-scale victory linkup.


I realized that the entire four months I was in Mexico, I didn’t eat a single Oreo. Not a one! I even passed up Oreo-themed desserts at the hotel happy hour.
no oreosThis is a huge victory, because Oreos tend to be my comfort food. I tend to eat those bad boys when I’m away from home (no idea why). I ate tons of Oreos when I lived in Japan and when I was travelling in SE Asia (although to be fair, that was because there were lots of different varieties).

In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I’ve eaten an entire box of Oreos. Yay me!



Friday Favorites

Good morning all! It should come to no surprise to anyone that I have been less than motivated to blog lately – I’m just out of ideas! So I fall back on the old blogger standby, a link-up!

Friday Favorites

Here is some of my favorites on my phone from the last week or so:

selfie, san juan, puerto rico, beachThis selfie I took in Puerto Rico last weekend

mojito, carli's fine bistro, old san juanThat was the most delicious mojito I’d ever had – it was from Carli’s Fine Bistro in Old San Juan

The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling, British murder mysteryNothing like a good old-fashioned British murder mystery, and from JKR…you know it’s fantastic

beachbody, emerald coach, I’m an Emerald Coach with Beachbody!

Have a great weekend!


Five Reasons to RUN

Happy Friday! Today I’m linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed up for What?!! for their Friday Five. Today’s theme is Five Reasons to Run ___. But I thought, I’ll just make it Five Reasons to Run, FULL STOP.

Five Reasons to Run

5. Carb Loading.
No further explanation needed.

mac & Cheese

4. Race atmospheres are so exciting!
When else in your life can you run down Hollywood Blvd and have all traffic stop for you (without having LAPD wrestle you to the ground)?

Hollywood Half Marathon

3. I can catch up with my soaps when I run on the treadmill!
Sometimes I’m so engrossed in the drama that I don’t even realize when I’m done.


2. Races are fun family events!
Here I am with my sister at the Hollywood Half Marathon in April.
Hollywood Half Marathon
1. Because I can.
Who knows what will happen to my body as I age?  For now, I’m making the most of it and feeling like a bad ass in the meantime.
Wonder Woman

Do you run? What’s up for the weekend?


Humpday Confessions – The Gym Edition

Vodka and Soda

I’ve got a lot to say about this category, so no dithering around – we’re going to get right to it.

  • People who comment on my food choices, be they healthy or indulgent. Please also see my earlier rant about assigning moral value to food here.


  • Butt sweat on the bench. Clean that nasty mess up!
  • People who workout RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE WEIGHT RACK. Yes, I know there’s a mirror there and you like to see yourself curl and flex your biceps, but other people need access to the dumbbells, too!
    people who work out in front of the weight rack
  • I’m not the gym truancy officer! I like to work out, maybe you hate it. None of my business, so no need to offer up excuses why you don’t exercise.
  • Workout partners who bail.
  • I’m annoyed with myself for getting on the scale this week.
  • Gym selfies – are you there to work out or to model?! Oh wait, that’s me.  But I only took it to show the dude working his biceps in front of the weight rack. Yes, that’s the reason.
    gym selfie
  • How cool is this?! Tony Horton and Dreya Weber from the original P90X workout. My little heart raced with excitement! Or maybe it was racing from the workout.
    Tony Horton, P90X, Workout Wednesday, Dreya Weber, Westfield

 What bothers you about the gym? Lay it on us!

Shakeology Vegan Tropical Strawberry, Chocolate Shakeology, taking Shakeology to the airport


Sunday Social – This or That

Good morning and I hope you’ve all had a great weekend! I’m headed off to the gym (and by off to the gym I mean I’m getting in the hotel elevator and riding down a few floors – can’t make any excuses!) but first, it’s time for another Sunday Social.

Social Sunday, A Complete Waste of Makeup

 1. Gum or mints?
Mints! Smaller chance of hearing/seeing/smelling what’s in someone’s mouth with a Tic Tac.
Tic Tacs

2. Tea or Coffee?
Coffee AND Tea!
coffee and tea
3. Fruits or Veggies?
My usual work snack
veggies as a work snack
What I eat at the hotel breakfast buffet
fruit from the breakfast buffet
4. TV or Movies?
TV, I guess? I like to watch my soaps while on the treadmill and a movie is too long for that.

5. Candles or Diffusers?
Neither, really. At home I use incense after my cat does her business.cute cat hanging out

How has your weekend been? Can you believe it’s August already?!


August’s Challenge Pack Special is Shaun T’s T25-the program and Shakeology for $180. I reviewed T25 here.