A guy that CrossFits instantly gives him 145.5 extra bacon points than the average fella.
I’d like to introduce you all to my new boyfriend, Michael Fassbender. I just had the need to squeeze silly putty through the entirety of watching him in action onscreen, he works so hard.
Magneto in X-Men: First Class
Hello Globo Gym
Saturday after CrossFit and running some errands, I decided to go to 24 Hour Fitness (yes, I still have my membership just in case…I have a cheap rate) for some strength work that I haven’t been able to work on in a while at CF310.
Mind you, I’m wearing my typical CF attire: striped knee high socks, short shorts and my deadlift girl tee.
I do a quick warm up, stretching, then head straight to the weights - not machines, and lucky girl I am, there’s an empty barbell not being used. I decide to work on front squats.
Start with 65lbs, then 75lbs, then 85lbs, then 95lbs - starting to get pretty heavy at this point, so I’m making faces, slightly grunting. Get up from that and notice the looks from the guys around me (because as usual there are no women in that area). Surprise? Awe? Creeped out? Haha, who knows. I just giggle to myself and proceed to add weights to the bar. I move onto 110lbs (my PR) and balls, that was a toughie, but I made it my bitch.
When I finished three reps of those, a guy who had been watching me, approaches me and says, “That is one awesome shirt by the way, I love it, have a good workout.”
I felt weird, bit uncomfortable, yet proud to be in there, showing that girls can be strong, too, and that no, it’s not weird.
GPOYW: The He Is Giving Stank Face For My Floozie Pose Edition
Happy Hump Day!
….and here he is!
The boy who has stolen my little cold heart and ran with it. Here we are at the 2010 X-Games at Staples Center to watch the Moto-X Speed & Style Finals!
Dinner Date Courtesy of Moi
Cooked dinner for the first time for the boyfriend and thankfully it was a hit! He loved it! When it was first decided I’d make dinner I couldn’t decide and figured I should go with what I had on hand. So spinach and feta cheese stuffed chicken breast it was! I have made this dish once before and it was a hit back then as well, so I had high hopes. This time I wanted to do a full course meal, so I started with an appetizer. Without further ado, here are the pictures (sorry for the crappy phone quality pictures!):
Here we have an artichoke bruschetta with cucumbers to dip it in! It was sooooo good!
Spinach and feta cheese stuffed baked chicken breast with a tomato & cucumber salad that was drizzled with garlic red wine vinegar, ground pepper and sea salt.
And he was in charge of dessert so he brought over fresh strawberries and dark chocolate (he already knows me so well - knowing I don’t like milk chocolate really). Lucky for him I have made this poor man’s fondue before so I knew what to do (because he sure didn’t lol)! DELICIOUS!
And that folks was my homemade dinner date that he was very impressed with!!! Yay!
The Weightloss Talk
I’ve been dating this same guy for almost a month now and we’re….going steady? Hahaha….let’s just say neither of us are seeing anyone else. Well I hadn’t discussed my weightloss history until today. I was scared to tell him. I kept thinking, “Today I’ll tell him,” and then I wouldn’t. I think I was worried about what he would think considering how recent it was.
He first confessed to me that he was heavier 3-4 years ago and has maintained since then…and let me tell you, he has an amazing body now! Broad shoulders, very nice arms, that V-shape body. So I decided, now’s the time, he confessed to me, so it’s only fair.
I tell him. And he says:
Wow!!! Baby that is amazing!!! I’m so proud of you!!! Can’t wait to keep working out with you!!!
I mean, wow! Don’t know why I was so fearful to tell him, he has been great about everything else and always so supportive! Huge relief that he was also supportive about this! No, I did not mention my blog, because I try to keep it close to me so I can talk about anything without worry of who may see it.
I went on to explain that that is the reason why I’m as careful with my eating as I am, because I don’t plan to go back to how I was eating before. And he totally understood! Relief all around! He’s so great!
My 4th Long Weekend
I had a great weekend! Friday night, it being the first Friday of the month, we went to the Food Truck Fest on Abbot Kinney in Venice! This time, I unintentionally misbehaved, kind of. I went to the Greek food truck and saw chicken kabobs and thought yum! Expecting a skewer with chicken and veggies, instead what I got was chicken kabob pieces in a burrito! I was with a handsome boy who at the time I didn’t want to show me devouring the insides of a burrito and making a mess sigh
Redemption? Went on a 3hr hike at Solstice Canyon in Malibu that definitely worked me! I was climbing like a monkey up the side of the waterfall! This is the kind of scenario where I know my training is paying off! I had to use the strength in my arms and legs like no other!
Sunday my brother had a BBQ at his place (where i did have a burger with the bun and few pita chips and beer grrrr- but behaved otherwise) and then we headed to a friends boat in the marina to watch the fireworks show! Cuddled up next to a handsome man made it all that much better!
And no work today (which explains my lack of posting)!! Went back on track with eating and had a 3 egg omelet of turkey, onions, tomato, and avocado with a side of fruit and some coffee. It was more like brunch because it was like 11am. Then walked it off on the pier by walking around, followed by babysitting my friends kids while she was at the hospital with her dad.
Then I went to training! Yes, on my day off I still went to training! And I’m so glad I did, I got worked!
Happy Friday Fellow Tumblrs!
Things are starting to look up!
On the health & fitness front? Things are going well, I am on track with eating and fitness, but sadly the scale is still fairly stagnant BUT I have been talking in depth with Maria, my trainer Kris, and Liz about some tweaks in my eating. They have all said I am already way ahead of the game in what I know and understand about nutrition but what’s keeping me stagnant on the scale could be the ratio in my fat to protein to carb. I am excited about trying out what they all suggest, and am so glad I have that support!
On the work front? *sigh* I have been trying and trying, applying often, barely hear back. Couple prospects right now that I want to pursue. It’s still hard out there. Also considering taking some courses at the university to get certifications in some design programs to put me at least a few steps ahead.
On the boy front? Swoon! This very cute guy and I are…..going steady? LOL…..I don’t know how else to put it, neither of us are seeing anyone else. I have a great time with him. And guess what? He doesn’t mind my slightly calloused hands (from CrossFit) because he too works out a lot and has them also! And I confessed about how I suck at running and it tops my “Suck List”, and low and behold, he is great at running and said he’ll help me out! So far so good…
Confession: Okay, so as I’ve mentioned before in a confession; I am now a Gleek. And ever since Jesse St. James came onto the show I have liked him quite a bit. Although wasn’t entirely sure why. I mean, cute? Yes. But there was something else. Then watching last nights Glee episode it clicked. He looks a whole lot like my ex.
And onto date #4…
Why is it that people in relationships have a tendency to feel bad for their friends who don’t have a significant other? And they are always saying they think they know someone you may like? As if being single is a curse or automatically means you’re lonely.
You know what time it is right now for me?
It’s time for me to be selfish.
It’s for me to do things only thinking about myself.
If I want to watch a girlie flick, I can do so without the worry of a guy trying to dissuade me.
If I want to spend a Saturday night giving myself a mani/pedi, I can do so without complaint from anyone.
If I want to roll around my entire bed throughout the night, I can do so without worrying about bumping anyone off of it.
If I want to spend a night just reading, i can do so without worrying that I’m ignoring someone.
If I want to just date without worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings, I can do so.
If I want to have a set workout schedule throughout the week, i can do so without someone complaining that I don’t have time for them.
If I want to go on a weekend getaway with just the girls, I can do so.
If I don’t feel like shaving my legs for a week or two, I can do so (more than that it just gets uncomfortable).
I can make myself whatever I’M craving without having to consider what someone else might be craving.
If I want to flirt shamelessly with the guy at the store, I can do so without guilt.
Clearly, many if these things can and are done by women in relationships, but not all. This is ME time and I am totally okay with that.
EDIT: After reading a couple replies I feel I need to add to this. I am in no way knocking being in a relationship. I’ve been in a few good ones where it’s great and you don’t feel you need all the things I listed, I am fully aware. I am only referring to the people in relationships that pity those who are not. The people who automatically think you’re incomplete because you don’t have a significant other. Or think you want to be set up all the time. THAT is who I am referring to.
So I have a “hang out” tonight - I don’t like calling it a date because it’s really not that formal - and we’re going to a Mediterranean grill where they specialize in tapas. I’ve never had tapas! Do you guys have any favorites?
…..and what to wear arghhhhh…..