On Fridays We Link Up & Eat Fall Fruits & Veggies to the Sound of Music

Oh my god…it’s finally Friday and I want to write nothing. I want to be home on my couch and today feels like the longest day ever. At 10am I was literally thinking about what to eat for dinner. I am that over today. Alright, enough with my crazy old lady ranting….let’s get to the good stuff.. It’s Friday, Beatches!
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Let’s link up with Amanda from Meet me at the Barre. She’s cute, fashionable, and just on top of her ish. Seriously, when can we grow up and just do all that….instead of kicking it at my slacker blog. No idea! FRIDAY FAVORITES TIME, BEATCHESSS!!!
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1) Honey Crisp apples!
These bad boys are in season and super delish! I even got my office mate hooked on this little crispy piece of Fall. So drop that Starbucks muffin and chomp down on one of the crunchy sucks. Promise, you will not be disappointed like those nasty red delicious apples…puh lease…they suck.

2) Anchor Steam Beer
I drank three of these fine beers at the Giants game with my Dad. Seriously, I love some Anchor Steam. I want to do a tour since they brew out here in SF but those bastards only offer tours on weekdays. I’m still gonna make it happen though. Yum, Anchor Steam…w/ peanuts…and baseball – Fall at it’s finest

3)Spagetti Squash
Like I said, this B-I loves Fall!!! Spaghetti squash is such a la bomba noodle substitute. I make it w/ some italian sausage meatballs, zucchini slices, fresh dry farmed tomatoes. SOOOO GOOD. Tonight I tried a new recipe which is a modified Shrimp Scampi and I also did a little side dish of yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes cut into rounds placed in my little side cast iron dish and sprinkled with fresh parmesan. Holla!

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4) FAVORITE GIF OF THE WEEK
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We’ve talked the favorites just like Ms. Julie Andrews and the Sound of Musica. Now it’s time to get focused like Jillian and share our ups and downs of the fit….ya, know what I’m saying.
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We’ve got to link up with homegirl Aubrey for her Fitness Friday!
FITNESS FRIDAY

This week (Friday – Friday) looked a little something like this:
FRIDAY – CHILLIN’
SATURDAY -6.02 miles (60 minutes)
SUNDAY – BL Weight Loss Yoga – 27 minutes
MONDAY – 3.28 Miles! Running (37 minutes)
TUESDAY- 3.29 Miles! Running, baby (31 minutes)
WEDNESDAY – BL Weight Loss Yoga – 27 minutes
THURSDAY – MAXING’
FRIDAY- (probably relaxing ;)

That’s 176 minutes of exercise, go me!!! My scale was up but I’m in a healthy range….However the plot thickens. So my scale has a body fat percentage thing and for the first time in a long time it was in the 21% body fat. So who knows maybe I gained a little muscle recently. Last weekend, I was out and about so it wasn’t the healthiest. Can’t lie. Hopefully I can keep it in check this weekend and not go cray to the mother effing zee.

I am so ready to go home, change into cozy clothes, nap, cuddle, and be in bed by 11pm. Hooray for no plans weekend!! Today is just the longest Friday ever but I’m glad I pulled it together to throw this little hot mess of a post together for the Interwebbies.

Have a kick ass weekend, beatches!!! xoxo
besos,
lbg

Making out with Danny Castellano……or Tuesday…whatever works for you

MINDY’S BACK, BEATCHES!!!
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Tonight all I have planned is the following:
1) Run…I slept in…DAMN
2) Wash clothes or towels at least one load must be completed. Our laundry pile is SCARY.
3) WATCH MINDY PROJECT!!!
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If I hadn’t of dranken ALL THE ALCOHOL this weekend…rest assured I’d be drinking.

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I mean we have been waiting and waiting to see what happens with Danny & Mindy. They are too cute!!!

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Also I can’t lie that I’m completely in LOVE with Danny Castellano. He’s super sexy and his character is HILARIOUS….just no words…except for let’s make out.
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I love this show. I’m sorry for you if you don’t….I mean there are lots of other good comedic shows fronted by women of color (ummm, I wish). Anyways, Mindy seems awesome in real life too so I am a fangirl as clearly demonstrated by this stalker-ish post.

I mean Mindy interviewed Billy Crystal….heart it and yes, you should read it!

She’s also got a great NPR interview that yes, you should also listen to!!!

I leave you with this my lovely Interwebbies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsDNzDqp4Nk

Besos,
lbg

Let’s Go Monday! Clap, clap, clap clap clap!

Monday, beatches. I started off with a very slow yawn filled run. All that matters though is that bad boy is in the can.

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This weekend was a movie I like to call “Adventures with Dad!” We hit up happy hour on the Waterfront in SF and the Exploratorium for an event. Sunday it was all about suite life at AT&T park where we watched the Dodgers beat our Giants. Don’t worry I drowned my sorrows in free beer and peanuts. I don’t even want to think about all the salty shelled delicious peanuts I consumed.

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Today is all about filling my body with actual nutrient dense food. Crazy, I know right? I mean who knew beer and peanuts aren’t a food group ;) It was a ton of fun and you have to let loose a little although the Friday margaritas could have been one fewer. Damn you tequila! Sigh, it’s like I need a little tequila running through my Mexican veins every Friday. Hashtag lil’ brown girl problemas.

I bought BL weight loss yoga with Bob Harper on xfinity demand. Dude! It kicked my ass and I had some serious sweat going on! It’s pretty instructional and I figured its a good morning alternative when I can’t run. I like that the background people are contestants. That’s pretty cool – holla real bodies, real people. I’d love to try that T25 I see a lot of peeps blogging about that ish. However at this time we are DVD player less so only bastardy Comcast buy videos for me.

This morning I have drop in advising and I’m praying no bebes show up so I can karate chop my inbox. Ya know just a little NPR and trying to reply to two weeks of crazy. It’s Week Four of the term and it’s yet to slow down. I’m hoping today is the day, Interwebbies.

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With that it’s time to get that shizz show that usually is Monday on the road. Here’s hoping for a good one!!!
Besos,
lbg

On Fridays We Link Up, get DIRRTTY, drank all the kale, and pop almonds!

FRIDAY, FRIDAY!!! This week has gone on far too long and now we just have to make it to the magic hour of 5pm. These first three weeks of school have flowed into one another with student appointment after student appointment. There’s no time to tidy my desk, finish my coffee, or even get through all the emails that are stuffed into my inbox. Poor little inbox.

Still it’s Friday and that’s something to celebrate. Let’s break out the bubbly and begin our weekend shenaningins with Amanda of Meet Me At the Barre and her FRIDAY FAVORITES!
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1)PBS
I cannot get enough of PBS. I’m so excited for Downton Abbey to return this January. Woo Woo! I’m mid way through the Robin Williams tribute and so far – lbg approved. Last Tango at Halifax was wonderful!!! Anyways, watch some PBS. They have an app for your iPad and I promise you it will be worth it. Hashtag Nerd for life.

2)ANY JUICE WITH KALE
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Green juice with kale is just part of my jam. When I drink this ish my body gets all happy. I feel like it’s saying thanks buddy, I feel refreshed. Get yourself (even just a small cup) and I promise you will be feeling fabulous just like Bey.

3)OLAY REGENERIST FACE CREAM
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Loving this face cream!!!! Sentimental note, this was my Grandma’s face cream and she had a unopened jar when my Mom was going through her stuff so I said I’d take it. It’s silly but it makes me think of her as I use this. So who knows, I do think my skin looks great but maybe some of it is just Grandma Love.

4)MY BED
I’ve been exhausted this week so I think this one is self explanatory.
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5) ALMONDS
Snacks for healthy people. Although I’m torn because almonds need a LOT of water to grow and we’re in a drought. DAMN. But I bought them at the farmers market so 100% of my funds went directly to the farmer….I dunno…eats some more almonds. Also ladies, almonds have calcium. Holla. Lord knows I need to preserve all my inches ( 5 feet nada) and osteoporosis shrinks a lady. Getting my calcium with these bad boys.

Ok, we’ve dished about our favorites. Let’s get to the dirty, like Christina Aguilera says, and talk about the fitness.
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Aubrey from ALG Uninterrupted is here to bring us back to fit with her lovely link up.

FITNESS FRIDAY

This week was not ideal but a HELLUVA lot better than last week.
*WATER – I drank more water but still am not drinking enough H20. Hydration gotta keep improving.
*WORKOUTS (Friday – Friday) – I exceeded my goal of 140 minutes of exercise per week but did not work out for 20 min a day. Saturday, I did my 7 miles (70 min). Sunday, I hit up a bar method class (60 min). Monday, I ran another 3.3 miles (40 min). The rest of the week was rough. I worked from 8:30 – 7:30pm yesterday. I was also having lady time so that pretty much makes me want to be a slug. Tonight, I’m going out but I have plans for another long run on Saturday and some kind of working out on Sunday before seeing the SF Giants play.
*EATING LESS WHEAT – I’ve been doing pretty well at this one. I’m hoping next week will be even better and I feel like my veggies and fruit intake is looking good. Holla!
*WEIGHT – Down a little over 4 lbs. Woo Woo! I was in the top of my comfortable range last Friday so feeling better about this loss. Butttttt some of that was vacay and just lady time bloat. I know super sexy, right?

Alright, my interweb homies, I’ve got to make it through the rest of Friday and kick some ass. Lunch time Mexicana style is making me feel super sleepy though. Send your fav sleepy Mexican some good energy, will ya ;)
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Besos,
LBG

HUMP, HUMP, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HUMP…

It’s all about the Hump, Hump, Hump, Hump Day, no Monday….It’s all about the Hump, Hump, Hump, Hump Day, no Monday….(sang to the tune of Megan Trainor’s all about that bass)

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Yes, it’s time for the glorious WEDNESDAY HUMPTY HUMP CONFESSIONS with Kathy from Vodka and Soda. Let’s throw back some coffee and get in the mood for ranting, loving, and confessing like the bad little Mexican non-practing Catholic that I am.

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1) TWO FACING FOR WORK SUCCESS.
I may not like you but if I have to work with you we need to be cordial. I will still occasionally smile and ask you about your weekend. Why, you may ask. It’s because that’s how civil bitches get things done. Sure…sure, I may try and leave meetings early that you’re heading or not sign up for anything that involves you but I will be discrete. We’re ambassadors of our own tiny nations and while I may think you are cray to the zee – we’ve got to keep our trade and economic dependency fluid. That is all…oh you’re running the birthday committee thats great. Sorry, I’ve got a time conflict.

2)WINNING FREE KICKS!
Skinny Chick blog has free kicks give away so if you’re a runner like me you should sign up!! Or send me good energy so I win some shoes!!! Or maybe you’ll win and I’ll be like holla I know that kid.

3)EVERY INCH OF YOU IS BEAUTIFUL OR GETTING READY JAMS.
Dude, cannot lie I love love love Megan Trainor’s jam. I need to play it once a day and get my work chair dance on. It’s so much fun. Thank you Jimmy Fallon for keeping me in the young people loop.

4)MURDER WAS THE CASE THAT THEY GAVE ME.
My lady time is out of control….I swear I should be allowed to come into work wearing sweatpants, wiping the chocolate off my face, and able to nap as needed. Ugh, yesterday was a situation, I hate having to run into the bathroom after a student meeting worried that my lady products have failed me and that there is leakage…C’mon you’re supposed to be weaved or woven to prevent this ish!!! Why, why!!! Stuff more peanut m&ms into mouth.

5)TV! BECAUSE I CAN!
AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Sooo ready for this show to come back! Also the circus freak show theme – eek! Scary! Honorable mentions: Mindy Project ( you all know about my Mindy lurve), M is for Murder (Oh, Shonda – let’s see your new bebe). Car Accidents I cannot stop: Grey’s Anatomy (it’s my own personal drug habit).
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Alright my interweb loves that’s all I got for the Hump. I’m off to write student emails, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Yah, you’re graduating! Or just kidding…no, seriously.

Besos,
lbg

It’s raining peanut M&Ms

Dearest Monday,

Send me some motivation, please. I know we have this on-going thing where you kick me in the face but I would really appreciate some support.

Love,
lbg

9:29am – I’m really not motivated….staring at piles of work at my desk

9:30am – At least I ran this morning, that’s something right.
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11:40 – I’m starving….lunch is so close.

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1:52 – I need some peanut m&ms – only 7 from the Evaluation Units little m&m machine. At least it’s peanuts – they have a low glycemic index.
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2:53 – Is it too early to be thinking about dinner because I am really hungry. Drink more water. Eekk – have hardly consumed any water. I hope this next student is on time.
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*Please note that students were advised, notes taken, emails sent and work done between my gibberish.

So far Monday and I are at a standstill….

More from the trenches, mañana. The 3pm sleepies are kicking in…Nooo! Hope my chicas are having rocking Mondays!

Besos,
lbg

Coffee, lounging around, and being a warrior princess

WEEKEND WARRIOR!
This lbg laced up her running shoes with a fierce determination to make some miles happen. Also there was some serious fear of the looming 13.1 for the San Jose Rock-N-Roll race on October 5th.
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I also have a 4:15 bar method class for today which I am purposefully blogging about so that I get my booty up and attend. Making the fitness happen, beatches! Woo woo! I hope you all are invoking your weekend warrior princesses…yes, I mean ….
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XENA! Warrior Princess. Yep, went there.

Now I’d like to take a moment to talk about the dark side of running. Deep breathe. Running is hard on the tootsies and I can with all honesty say that running has made my feet uglier than they already are. I mean let’s just be honest no one really has good looking feet. Feet are just an unsexy part of the human form. To further worsen the situation we add running (of course). This is at least my rationalization for pedicures. I need someone to really scrub my feet and just make them look suedo human again. It’s 20 -30 bucks or so that I need to incorporate into the budget every month and a half or so. Oh yeah, I make those pedis stretch. I usually try and bring in my own polish so I can do my own touch ups and what have you. Damn, you running!! Not gonna lie though completing those 7 miles mad me feel sooo epically good. Hooray for resuscitating the long run.

I’d like to get in three short runs during the week and maybe another comcast yoga workout and a bar method class. We’ll see how it shapes up. Just trying to make each week in September have a little bit more fit and healthy eating than the last.

Speaking of eating healthy, Friday was a big fat FAIL and Saturday was kinda normal weekend good/bad combo. The boy made spaghetti and garlic bread which is just something I cannot turn down. I am so weak!!! Damn my Mexican culture for equating food with love!!! However I should have said no, sir. I do not need that carby deliciousness. After really not eating any wheat during the week that bread and pasta did a number on me. I felt like I was carrying a food baby around all night…blargh….revenge of the heavy ass dinner. I need to buy/ find a good deal on one of the zucchini noodle making devices. Any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome, Interwebbies.

There’s just something magically about laying around in your sweats and drinking coffee leisurely on a Sunday. It makes waking up by 9am so worth it. My boyfriend woke up at 6:30 since he was full of a child like joy due to the start of Football season. He will be camped out on the couch every Sunday from now until Superbowl. Hash tag football widow.

I think I need to try and get a November race scheduled so I have something to keep working towards post half. Time to get on the Active site and do some searching.
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Alright chicas, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Besos,
lbg
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