On Fridays We Link Up…..condition our hair and talk about Dean & Denny

WOOOOOO HOOOOO WOOOOOOO! It’s Friday, Interwebbies!!! Let’s start the oficina dance party!

Yes. I went there. It’s Friday. On my Fridays we dance to 90’s musica. Deal with it ;) All I want…All I need…now I know….(in my off key singing voice). Let’s pour ourselves a cocktail and give each other abrazos because we made it through another work week.

Of course, it’s Friday and that means we link up like the Mean Girls we all are.
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Let’s start with Amanda because as always she’s lovely. Her engagement photos are so adorbs. Of course, being a College Adviser, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they took a whole set back at their alma mater. Time for some FRIDAY FAVORITES & MEET ME @ THE BARRE.
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This was my first week with no Orientation and honestly I just needed to recover. Hopefully next week I will bring the fire and attack all my work like a crazy person. However a few significant things did get checked off which is a solid feeling although I’m still not at maximum productivity. As I said goodbye to anxious overachieving freshman bebes, I fell madly in love with the following:

HUMPDAY CONFESSIONS WITH KATHY FROM VODKA & SODA.
On Wednesday, I didn’t get a chance to post but I didn’t realize how much I look forward to reading the awesome blogs that participate in Kathy’s Link Up. She’s the Regina George of Wednesdays and I cannot get enough of her and all of your confessions. Some are quite sweet, or ranty, and of course hilarious. It’s the little things people and Wednesday Confessions is the cherry on my humpty hump Wednesday.

SUPERNATURAL
My sister got me into this show a while back and I was only able to watch until season seven when I cancelled my Netflix. As we all know I had to get back together with Netflix for Orange Is The New Black. Yes, Netflix I’m just using you. I might as well take advantage of that $7.99 for this month before I cancel and low and behold – Supernatural Season 8! I’m on it like Dean Winchester and a cheeseburger. There’s brothers, mythical creatures, demons, adventure, and tons of sheer hilariousness. I mean if Supernatural doesn’t make you crack a smile you’re effing dead inside. Sorry. That’s just the simple truth. Plus for all you ladies that LOVED GILMORE GIRLS (me, me, me) Dean (Rory’s first boyfriend) is on this show! Now disclaimer I initially drove my sister cray to mother effing zee when I first started watching because Dean’s name is Sam and his brother on Supernatural is named Dean!!! I was like NOOOO! Didn’t you watch Gilmore, just switch the brothers’ name and call it a wrap. Ohhhh and for my Grey’s Crew, one word, DENNY! Yes, Denny is on the show. Anyways, watch it and laugh.
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MIRACLE 10 LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
This product is the shizzz….straight up. The ombre definitely is hard on my ends. I mean it’s just bleaching your hair but this leave in conditioner not only offers great fly away control, protects your hair, it heals! My ends look so much better. I put some of this ish on at nighttime before bed and a little more before any heat and yo, my hair has been looking FIIIIINNNNNE. I’m always real with you all and a 4oz bottle is like $17.00. Ouch! It’s worth it though. I wanted to take a little extra care of this Lion’s mane before Mexico with all the sun, salt, and chlorine (our hotel has a pool or two). This baby boy has the LBG’S HIGHEST LEVEL OF APPROVAL!!!!
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THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! FRIDAY LURVE!!!
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HEYYYYY!!! We still have to chop it up about our fitness. It’s Friday and that means the sweet Aubrey from ALG Uninterrupted reminds us all we need to get our sexy rexy on! Share the good, the bad, and the margaritas.

You know…so holla at some Fitness Fridays!
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Today was a rest day for me since my legs were feeling hella tired. I managed to get a lot of working out in this week. Holla!!! It looked a little something like this! Plus a 3.0 mile walk with my homegirl on Wednesday.
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I’m still doing arm workouts and some ab/core work before bed on most nights. I don’t usually track that since it’s like in between commercials or 3 sets of 15 of three exercises. I will say that my tummy and arms are taking on a nice little shape with that kinda toning. Heart it!
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This morning I met up with my worst nightmare  friend, the scale, and we did our thing. BAM!!!! 2.5 lbs down!!!!

I was like for real???
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This week I’m gonna have to thank MFP and the tracking. Even though I indulged in some unhealthy (but DELICIOUS) meals – I tracked almost all of that!!! As a result I did moderate my ish a bit. Damn, 2.5 down feels good! The tummy was looking flatter this week so I had a hunch.

Alright homies, it’s time to make Friday happen so we can head out like champions! Hope you have a kick ass weekend planned and can squeeze in a little fit too.
Besos,
lbg

TARDY SLIP TO THE HUMP AND OTHER FANTASTIC VOYAGES

LATE TO THE MOTHER ‘EFING HUMP!
It’s Thursday but seriously did not have a minute to spare for the Hump. I was covered in work yesterday. I also opted to do a three mile walk with my homegirl post-work and watch a little Supernatural.
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However I love me some Kathy & her HUMPTASTIC CONFESSIONS so even if I’m a day late and a dollar short we’re making it happen. That’s just the way I roll, beatches.

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1. I HAVE BEEN EATING BADLY THIS WEEK. However I love me some Mexican, Margaritas, and Chocolate Ice Cream. No regrets, beatches. Or as the young bebes say YOLO! They may actually no longer be saying this because all us old ladies are but whateves.

I always think of M.I.A. and this jam when I say YOLO! It’s on several of the running mixes. I once saw M.I.A. at the Concourse in SF and she was hella drunk. She did three songs and was practically carried off stage. I was hella pissed since the tickets were like $40 or $50 bucks. After that we kinda broke up. I did hear that she was amazing when she was a Coachella several years back but I hold my grudge and will not pay money to see her drunk ass again. TRUE STORY
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2. I just saw the San Jose Rock N Roll medals and am nerdily excited to sport that obnoxious beast of a medal. Woot woot! Half Baby!!!
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3. Even though Mexico is not gonna be the vacay we planned, I am so ready to get out of my office and just chill for a week. I’m like you cannot get here soon enough…..well maybe not too soon since I still have MAD WORK to accomplish but you dig.

4. I confess that I wanted to smack our IT dude since he is worthless. I’m like this is NOT A PROJECTION! This is shizz we need our new system to do!!! Also FYI the staff that was like we don’t want to touch our computers ALL RETIRED! I want to be able to run my own reports and not come knocking at your door for access. If you want job security just do this ish!!!
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5. I have plans all weekend long and I really just wish I could stay in bed and DO NOTHING!!! Friends visiting, soccer game with my old man, and baby shower. It’s like EEK!!! Where did all these plans come from and will I be able to get enough sleep and still run 6 miles???? Why must I be social??? Hashtag Old Lady Problems.
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6. I confess that I’m feeling more normal after all the funeral stuff. I still have mini crying moments but much better. I also had a MAJOR cry-fest as I watched Anderson Cooper cover the Netherlands bringing home the bodies of those lost in the Malaysian flight crash. The did profiles of many of the passengers and there were so many kids. It just made my little heart break. People are so amazing and our ability to preserve after tragedies like that is nothing short of astonishing. Ok, enough of my sad bastardness but it’s confessions…I’m keeping it real.

7. Finally, I confess that I ate a breakfast burrito this morning and it was HELLA delish….I need to pull it together for GET SEXY MEXICO because I am carrying around a burrito bebe.
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Alright, kids. Hope you are doing your thing this week, spending time with the people you love, and not being chained to the man. PS Me and my office mate just rocked out to Fantastic Voyage by Coolio….out of control.

Besitos,
lbg

Big Girl Mondays

It’s Monday night and I’m just being a grown up. You know, a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher, and a little PBS.

I slept all of three or four hours last night but still managed my morning run. I reasoned that another hour of sleep wouldn’t make a difference in terms of exhaustion. Hopefully tonight I will hit those sheets hard and snooze like a morher effing bebe. At least that’s the dream ;)

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Last Tango in Halifax is my PBS jam. I’m getting all caught up as I take out the recycling and wash the workout clothes. I desperately did not want to launder tonight but it needed to happen. Big girl pants on… Well at least for tonight.

I tried on my Victoria secret swim separates, quickly determined the tops worked but the bottoms were clearly obscene. That’s just too much body – eek! Very little material and they felt poorly constructed like they’d wash away with a single wave. I like my ass to be a bit more covered thank you very much Ms. Vicky’s. Those will be going back as soon as I can head into the city.

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Anyways, my lovies. I hope you had successful, kick ass, big girl Mondays.
Besos,
lbg

On Fridays We Link Up and wear flip flops and drink margaritas….DEAL!

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Beaattches, it’s Friday! You know what that means right???

It’s Friday and we show all our link up lurve and drink margaritas at 4:30pm. Yep, it’s definitely one of those effing weeks. My mind is officially on the weekend even if my body is sitting at my desk at work.

First, is the lovely Amanda of Meet Me at the Barre. If you haven’t got a chance check out all her gorgeous engagement photos. She let’s us all in on her Friday Favorites and keeps us old ladies in the know.
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1) AVOCADO!!!! It’s my favorite for the week in the fruit/veggie category. We had an Iron Chef Avocado challenge in the oficina yesterday. My little Avocado soft serve came out pretty good. It needed more freeze to really hit up soft serve but was way thicker than a smoothie so go me! Plus hella people in the office LURVED IT!!! Honorable Mention but no win..still awesome.

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MY ALOHA AVOCADO ALMOST SOFT SERVE
– 2 very ripe bananas (cut up and frozen)
– 1 bag of TJ’s frozen mango (make sure the mangos look more orange than yellow for ultimate ripeness)
– 3 Avocados
– Two splashes (about 1/2 can of light coconut milk). I did one splash in the beginning and another later on as I added more avocado to keep my ninja blending.
– Bust out your ninja/bullet/vitamix and blend with lurve!!!

2) Flip Flops!!! I’ve been living in my flip flops this week because I’m lazy. They’re quick easy and my toes are the cutest turquoise with Essie Trophy Wife :) Holla flip flops!
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3) ORIENTATION IS OVER!!! I love these little frosh bebes but I cannot keep up with 7 weeks of their excitement, heart break, and anxiety over coming to college. They have been leaving me looking like this:
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But don’t trip, later today I will be all smiles looking this!!!
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4) MARGARITAS!!!! This is because it’s Friday and I am really looking forward to drinking five one and kicking back with co-workers. Love, love, love!!!
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Those were your Friday Favorites, chicas!!! Brought to you by the letter F!!

HOLD UP! Don’t just peace out yet. We have my other Friday homegirl, Aubrey, from ALG Uninterrupted to chop it up with. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LINK-UPS BABIES!

She hosts her Friday Fitness where we can talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of our fit.
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It’s Friday so I go find my frenemy, the scale, and pull her sad ass out of the bathroom cupboard. Just the usual Friday – check one, check two…… AND BAM DOWN -.4 lbs!!!
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My eating wasn’t as clean (ie there was some junk and quite a bit of processed-ish) as it should have been but I did track, track, and more track. I also was a little loose with my calories but hey when you’re riding the lady time wave you’re lucky I didn’t eat an entire bag of oreos….ya hear me?

I did pretty good bringing my little evol lunches and the BF and I cooked all our dinners. I also picked fruit 9/10 for my snack instead of cookies. My office almost always has a baked good in the kitchen and I have been pretty much “Just say no to baked goods” unless it’s like REALLY DELICIOUS.

My running and abs have been on track. I wish I could of run yesterday too but I was tired and my body needed the rest. Take a quick look at the week in review since our last little Friday check in. Yeah me!!
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All and all I am pretty happy with the get fit this week. Hopefully you all kicked some ass and had some good fit too! I have four more weeks until Mexico so trying to really make it count!!

Alright my internet lovelies, it’s Friday and I’m out!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to all your posts and seeing the shenanigans.
Besos,
lbg

Say Yes To The Hump and other old lady addictions

CAN’T HUMP THIS!

Dun na…na..nananana….yep, we’re gonna taking this Hump straight into Hammertime! Get cozy in your hammer pants ’cause it’s the Humpty Hump Wednesday!

You know that means we just let it all out with Kathy from Vodka and Soda with her very sexy Hump Day Confessions. Click that button, you know you want to. WAIT!!! I mean read me first and then click the button. Thanks!

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Ok, what have I got for you this week my pretties…

1) Let’s just confess that I’m kinda walking a fine line with my mean girl this week. Maybe it’s that the ladytime is in town or that I’m exhausted from work. But it’s like my mouth opens and mean girl just straight pours out…..I mean more in a Regina than exploding Gretchen way but you get it. I gotta check that shit. Or at least reign it into some Cristina and Mere – honest mean girl.
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2) My Vanilla Latte addiction is back but now it’s in the afternoons. I need to kick that shit out because I don’t need those foamy vanilla-y extra calories. I broke up with your Skinny Vanilla ass in the morning but now you’re back like a bad ex. Seriously, Vanilla latte we need to only kick it during the weekends. I’m sorry but you’re not the one. You can’t be creeping into the week days. I just can’t have it.
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3) I’m ready for this work week to be OVER!!! I haven’t fully given on up the week of July 14th but in some ways I have. DUNZO!!! Like can I just take a rain check and show up shiny and new on Monday? I was supposed to be all happy pants but clearly that has worn off….sigh, maybe more coffees that aren’t vanilla lattes. I’ve been using the latte to feign inspiration and rah rah…I need an intervention….I hope I get sent to Malibu or one of those fancy rehabs with tea and yoga.
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4) I am loving my morning workouts! Thanks Kathy for being so inspiring and shit. I love reading about other peoples old lady routines – bed early, wake up early and do something grown up and productive. I feel like we need solidarity in our old lady-ness. Of course, occasionally you need to rally and do something crazy like your 23. If not for any other reason that to say “DAMN! This is why I don’t do this shit anymore but that was hella fun!”
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5) I confess that I’ve been watching A LOT of Say Yes to the Dress on Netflix because it’s so fun and easy. I can turn my brain off or use it to do sit ups or dedicate 20 minutes to putting my clothes away…you know like hung up in the closet instead of on my desk. I hope it’s not scarying my boyfriend. But know what? EFF IT if it does because I had to watch like 3 consecutive days of Lebron Watch on ESPN and that made me what to shoot my face off. HASHTAG keeping it even!
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AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…..Your moment of HUMP!!!

BESOS,
LBG

I’m the downtrodden, alcohol craving, exhausted Disney Princessa

ORIENTATION IS OVER AND I AM A BURNED OUT LITTLE PIECE OF TOAST….very very burnt.
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Except for I do not have a martini…just a camelbak of water…even sadder.

I am at work though and drinking is frowned upon. Sadly.
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Thank you bebe Jesus that the frosh have all been seen and I can now catch up on work with our other gajillion students….catching up. Makes me feel just like a little like this.

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Also DON’T EAT THE EVOL CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA!!! It’s not that satisfying…decent, sure but not $5.00 worth or as delicious as the others. Thank goodness I only bought one. Yea, I just ate it. This post is all of five sentences yet has taken me several hours to write…multitasking…goddamn lie.

Last night, I managed to be in bed by 10:15pm and actually sleep!!! Hooraz! I was still a little tired this morning but my sleepy ass ran. I get to sleep in tomorrow because I have my 8:15am meeting which requires me to be on time (aka no running). I do think the ole’ legs need a rest so this is definitely a good thing. Not to dwell but I’m hella sad my evol masala was crappy. Sad face.
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Word, Bridget. Word.

Today feels like it should be a Friday and I’m going home for two days of rest….I don’t know if I can salvage Tuesday, peeps. Very very unsure…maybe more coffee….it seems like a good plan B. Maybe right before I hit up my student appointments I’ll grab a hot cup of joe.
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Oh, I liked this article from XOJane on swimsuit bodies! Check it out!!!

Hmm…what else did I read that was fun on the internets this week.
I LOVE THIS TUMBLR! You have to check it out but here’s a tasty little sample.
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Ooohhh!! Alright so not something I read but an email I got. Hold up! Let’s rewind. So I did the Brooklyn Half Marathon this year and it was EPIC. I had a complete blast, kicked it in NYC, and visited with my best chica in Jersey. This was my first destination race and it was FABULOUS! Also an amazing race, water/gatorade at every mile, great energy, and ended at Coney Island. So back to today – I got an email from Disney about various races and noticed the Tinkerbell Half (Disneyland) goes on sale in August and is for May 2015. The timeline is good for work but damn home skillet the half registration is like $200! I’m also am pretty sure that doesn’t include entry into the park. Anyways, this is where you all come in. Has anyone done/participate in a Disney race? Is it fun? Is it worth it??? Damn, $195! That’s a grip. I mean my sister LOVES Disney and she would be down for a weekend adventure/destination she would probably rock the 5k though and that’s on a Friday (half being on the Sunday). I do have some time to ponder. It’s a hefty price for race entry though…Thoughts/ideas? Have you done or your homie done a Disney race?

Alright, nice. I’m back to being a fountain of positivity. Instead of this:
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Hehehe…couldn’t help but use that one.
Besos,
lbg

Photographer to the stars and other bloggy blog thoughts

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Dear Monday,
Let’s just start off the day right. Me and you are cool. I don’t have any issues with you. In the past, you’ve been kind of a jerk face and I think that’s fair to say. Let’s just try and make today different, ok? Feel me?

That beautiful view is from my Monday morning run which was lovely. However I could not for the life of me pass out. I even managed to be in bed by a decent old lady time of 9:30pm last night. Instead of sleeping, I tossed and turned and eventually cracked open my ipad at 10:30pm because laying in bed and not sleeping is BS. I didn’t hit the pavement until 5:25am which means I got into the office a little late. My bad. However my body (and yours) is a priority. The office will not make sure you are stress free or an old lady that can walk unassisted, so make some time!!! That was my Jillian tough love impression…cannot wait to catch up on her podcasts!

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This morning there was a crazy sprinkler situation near the lake and I was terrified I would get wet. I mean it was 57* and it was the beginning of my run where I am pretty much sleep running. Crisis was averted and I attempted to take a picture of the sprinklers of terror for you all but this is what happened instead. I’m a regular Ansel Adams, clearly.
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*I’m from California and anything below 65 degrees is considered chilly. Hashtag Cali Problems.

Post run I hit up my neighborhood Starbucks and grabbed a medium cup of joe. I open up the old facebook on the walk home (aka cool down) to see what’s going on while drinking my coffee. In doing so, I stumbled across these two little memes/posts and thought of the Interwebbie-sphere. Screen shot save for my homies!

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I know cheesy but hey at least I thought of you beeatches :)

Also here’s some WEEKEND UPDATES, just in case I decide to reference any of this ish later this week.
* DIM SUM ON SUNDAY! I love pork buns soooo delicious!
* SATURDAY – I actually ran 6.3 miles – BOOYAH! Bringing the long runs back….which is pretty much necessary since ya…October Half in the SJC.
* FRIDAY – PIZZA……PIZZA……so yummy.
* I sorted my small kindergartener pile of laundry and did two loads. We also cleaned 75% of the apartment. Hooray for being grown-ups!

Alright my internet loves, I need to do some work and hopefully the truce with Monday will continue. Hope you’re getting your Monday on…in a good way.
Besos,
lbg