Back to Basics – Self-Obsession

When I was younger a no makeup selfie would have been out of the question. We live in a world of selfies, self-obsession, and an ultra-connected, scrutinizing world.  And the more that we scrutinize the celebrities, we inwardly examine ourselves, trying to determine our worth. Maybe social media allows us to peek into other people’s…

Metro World

Metro World, perfect for running on cold, cloudy days like today.  No photo-shopping to make my legs thinner, or my waist smaller.  I’m not a model. I’m a work in progress.  I love the feeling that filters convey. The world is full of mystery and new discoveries.  And the world is not perfect.  Be proud…

Urban Life

Sometimes urban life is difficult. Don’t forget to dream and meditate daily.

Back Away

Do it your way. After all, life’s too short to listen to someone else. ❤️ L.

100 is a Good Number…

100 is a good number.  Why?  Because it means something.  100 represents something you’ve accomplished, you’ve reached.  It’s a target, a goal, an accomplishment.  It’s the days it took or the hours spent. Yesterday, I completed the 100 burpee challenge.  With the help of my gym rat friends, we talked about a challenge and joked…

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Some days with this cooler weather, you start thinking about hot chocolate with marshmallows.  My favorite is Abuelita’s Mexican hot chocolate. Give yourself a break, and add some marshmallows or a cinnamon stick. Get into your yummy flannel pajamas, and curl up into your favorite chair. I like to get into my writing and research mode,…

Balance please!

Ready to rule the world in blue! Remember to always bring happiness to those around you. Happy Saturday!!!! Hearts L.

Keepin’ it Clean… On Staying Fresh

Staying fresh at the gym sometimes seems difficult.  To avoid illness, infections and bacteria, here are a few tips to keep you protected. 1) Keep extra deodorant in you gym bag.  It’s always good to have two sets just in case.  You could get mini deodorants (travel size) at any drugstore to keep. 2) Use…

The Skinny Arm Workout

This photo of me was from two years ago.  At this time in my life I had skinny arms. Ladies… I had at the time a clean diet.  I practiced portion control, and did lots of resistance exercises. If you are already skinny and want to just tone, pick up those heavy weights.  You can…