A while ago I ordered four cute and very inexpensive dresses from a Chinese clothing website. Work was slow and work boredom often equals online shopping. Bad habit I need to break, I know. Well finally, after nearly four weeks… Read More ›
Me, Me, Me
Me, observing, exploring, dating, getting in shape and thinking.
I have a whole new respect for cooks and fast food workers. This past weekend I had not one but two BBQs and decided to make cheesy arepas, which are basically cornmeal stuffed with cheese then fried. I think… Read More ›
The Universe is Large and Vast
Ever since I heard about these: I knew I had to try them. Greasy cheese wedges covered in greasy Doritos? It sounded amazing. So yesterday was the big day; I guiltily pulled into 7-Eleven and decided to make a breakfast of… Read More ›
Bao, Part IV: I’ve Grown a Muscle.
I know I said I wouldn’t talk about Bao for a while, but I have some exciting Bao-related news to report: I have a muscle! I’ve never had one before and I just found it yesterday, so I’m probably more… Read More ›
A Graphic Timeline of the Last 1.5 Days
YESTERDAY… 11am: I suddenly feel I absolutely must make Colombian food for the Colombia-Brazil game. I head over to a little Latin Grocery store in Chirilagua and stock up on materials. I attempt to make empanadas and they look like… Read More ›
BAO, Part III
I’m not usually a liar. As a kid, I sometimes took the fall for things I didn’t even do, mostly because it was usually my fault and when it wasn’t it very easily could have been. I suffered – and… Read More ›
I Know my Trainer is Trying to Kill me
I’ve been with BAO for about two weeks now. It’s been painful but I’ve been trying to “power through” (his words, not mine) and impress him to make him think I’m in far better shape than I actually am. This is one… Read More ›
I Think my Trainer is Trying to Kill me — But it’s Probably a Good Thing.
If you read my blog with any frequency you probably already know I go on a lot of fitness kicks, which usually last about 1.5 days until I remember how horrible exercise is and how great food is. So this… Read More ›
Can you Guess my Ethnicity?
First of all, this is me: A few weeks ago on a boring, lonesome Friday night, I decided to order one of those test-at-home mail-in DNA tests. Well, this morning I got the results. Any guesses on what I might… Read More ›
Alfie is Having a Tough Day
It happens to the best of us.
As some of you may know, I have serious geographic commitment issues. One of my favorite hobbies is to daydream about/research different places I could live, usually when I should be focusing on something else. Except for a four year… Read More ›
Unexpected Day off
Monday was a snow day for me and, as it turns out, so is today. Not because my work was closed, but because I couldn’t get my car out of the parking lot. When I was living at home I… Read More ›
Down to the Last Few Days
One of those fitness posts. Countdown to Colombia: 5 days Days since Pre-Colombian boot camp started: 13 Pounds lost: 5. I guess those extra 2 pounds really were water weight. So really, more like 2 pounds gained. Number of times I’ve done Zumba… Read More ›
There are no Fat People in DC
I originally posted this last spring, but since I’ve actually moved into the inner suburbs of D.C (City of Alexandria) now and I’m on a new (hopefully permanent) fitness kick (see here, here, and here) I thought it would be appropriate to… Read More ›
I’m Pretty Much in Love with this Guy
He has tons of beginner workouts you can do for free AND he requires minimal equipment –just dumb bells so you don’t have to make much of an investment. Also, he’s doesn’t yell at you the whole time like some… Read More ›
I Have Become One Of Those People Who Take Too Many Pictures Of Their Food
Again, a warning this post is all about food/exercise and therefore probably very boring. Countdown to Colombia: 10 days Days since Pre-Colombian boot camp started: 8 Pounds lost: 7 (?!?!) I know it’s probably all water weight, but I’m feeling pretty… Read More ›
Don’t Read This Boring Post
Instead of doing all the things I was supposed to do yesterday, I spent a lot of my day revamping my blog and sleeping. I’m still working on it, but I hope it’s a little more reader friendly now. I… Read More ›
Goodbye, Couch Potatory (I think)
If, like me, you strongly dislike food and fitness blogs, I advise you to stop reading this blog for the next two weeks because that’s pretty much all I’m going to be writing about. I’m on a mission and I take… Read More ›
As you may know, I just started my pre-Colombian boot camp yesterday. A friend suggested the Insanity workout program for weight loss, and, as it turns out, another friend of mine bought the DVDs a while ago and told me I could borrow… Read More ›