Vitamins and Supplements

I bought this pill box at Rite Aid for my nightly vitamins. Sometimes I’m far too disorganized to get them all out of the jars when all I really want to do is get to bed, so I thought of parceling them out once a week. Even a lazybones like me can manage that!
Monday through Friday pill box

Here’s what I take:

Gloucosamine – Tony Horton said everyone doing P90X or over 40 should take this. Okay then! Gloucosamine is good for joints and helps keep arthritis at bay. The pills are pretty big but easy to swallow. I buy them at CostCo.
Kirkland Signature Glucosamine, Tony Horton

Calcium – I don’t drink milk so I worry that  I don’t get enough calcium (never mind how much cheese I eat). I do not like these pills – they’re huge and hard to swallow. When I’m done with this jar I’m switching to those chocolatey chew things.
Calcium and Vitamin D supplements

Allergy pill – I stopped taking this for a while because Shakeology seems to have controlled my allergies (superfoods baby!), but this dry weather makes my eyes puffy and deep breaths difficult, so it goes back into the nightly routine.
Kaiser Permanente Loratadine Tablets, Shakeology

Vitamin D – My doctor says I have a vitamin D deficiency. I was flabbergasted with this news since I live in Los Angeles and I walk everywhere. I do like to pile on sunscreen, though.
Kirkland Signature Vitamin D, Vitamin D deficiency

Multivitamin – I don’t know if  I really need it a multivitamin since I drink Shakeology and I eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. However,  I once read that you’d have to eat THREE apples today to get the same nutrition you got from ONE apple 40 years ago. I do love apples, but three is a bit excessive so multivitamin it is.
Kirkland Signature Daily Multi

CoQ10 – co-enzyme is supposed to support aging and I’m vain so there it is. Helping in exercise recovery is a bonus!
Coenzyme Q-10

Here they all are – easy peasy.
Monday through Friday pill box

Do you take vitamins and supplements or do you think they’re hooey?

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Sunday Social – The Number Four

It’s time for another Sunday Social, hosted by Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup.

Sunday Social, A Complete Waste of Makeup Link up

1. 4 Favorite bands you loved in high school

  • Los Prisioneros

  • Duran Duran #TeamSimon
  • Luis Miguel

  • I’m drawing a blank on any others. I remember these because I still listen to them!

2. 4 go to meals you’d love to learn to cook or can cook really well
I cook well:

  • quiche
  • lasagna
  • enchiladas
  • arroz con pollo, but I don’t eat chicken anymore and I kind of miss that dish

3. 4 necessities to your daily life

and that’s my morning routine! I need it to get the day started right.

4. 4 makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on

  • foundation
  • mascara
  • lipgloss
  • finishing powder

5. 4 favorite apps on your phone or iPad

  • Words with Friends
  • Twitter
  • FitBit

 Have a great Sunday! I won’t even ask what y’all are doing today…


Sunday Social – The Power of Three

It’s time for another Sunday Social!

1. Top 3 favorite kinds of food:
Mexican, Japanese (eating soba as I write this), Cuban.Mexican enchiladas, plantanos, cuban food, sushi, japanese food

2. First 3 things you do in the morning:
Drink coffee, work out, drink Shakeology.
Shakeology, Strawberry Shakeology, Vanilla Shakeology, Greenberry Shakeology, Chocolate Shakeology
3. Last 3 things you do at night:
Wash up, get into bed, pray.

4. 3 TV shows you NEVER miss:
EastEnders is really the only one I have to watch regularly, although I’ve been making sure to watch Casualty too since my TV boyfriend is in it now.
Alex Walkingshaw, Casualty

5. 3 places you want to visit:
Iceland, Peru, Ireland
6. 3 people you can always count on:
My sister, The Virgin, 유씨Virgen de Guadalupe, Caridad de Cobre

What is your favorite food? Have a great week!


2014 Blogger Challenge – New Year’s Inspiration

Today felt like a Monday, didn’t it? But tomorrow’s Friday so it all works out very well.

2014.000-2Today’s post is the first in a series for the 2014 Blogger Challenge hosted by Gaby at Another Girly Blog. Thanks, Gaby!

Topic 1: “New Year’s Inspiration” – Instead of writing new year’s resolutions on my blog, I am sharing some pictures that inspire me.

Beachbody Coach, Team Beachbody, P90X, P90X3, T25, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Brazil Butt Lift, Shakeology

I drank the Kool Aid Shakeology and am pretty much convinced that Beachbody will change my life even more than it already has.

7 Cardinal Rules for Life

#4 is especially true

You can't out-exercise a bad diet.

Yes, I know.

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

At the age of 41, I became a runner! Crazy but true.

What inspires you for the new year?


It’s Finally Here! P90X3

P90X3 was released today! I had a sneak peek of P90X3 in September – you can read about it here.

P90X3, Tony Horton, Beachbody, Shakeology

Here’s some info about P90X3:

  • All P90X3 workouts are 30 minutes long. This is perfect for people who want an intense exercise program but don’t have the time for regular P90X.
  • P90X3 is a 90-day program, split into 3 Blocks. Blocks 1 & 2 each consist of 4 weeks, while Block 3 lasts 5 weeks.
  • All orders of P90X3, purchased on, through a Coach or through a Challenge Pack, from 12/10/13 through 12/31/13 will include a free P90X3 hat. Imma rock that hat.
  • The meal plan includes a vegan option!
  • I’m giving away a Shakeology shaker cup for anyone that buys the challenge pack through my store.

Here are details of the workouts:

P90X3 DVDs Tony Horton, Beachbody, Shakeology

Prices depend on which P90X3 kit you buy, but the base kit is $120.  The best deal is really the Challenge Pack that is on sale for $180 until December 31. The challenge pack includes the base kit and a month of Shakeology (you all know how I feel about Shakeology).

Let me know if you want more information – you can email me at or leave your question in the comments.

Thanks for reading this and sharing in my excitement!