FITNESS BLOG: WEEK SIX & SEVEN

Sorry guys for not posting last week!!  I’ve had so much stuff going on that it’s been pretty tough to keep up.  Like I’ve said before, sometimes life gets in the way! I had premiere’s for HOLLISTON and HATCHET 3, which are both projects that I’m in, then last week was E3.  In case you aren’t familiar, E3 is a huge electronics and gaming convention. It was really great to get to see and demo all the new games that are coming out.  Hopefully, I actually have time to play a couple of them in the future:)  With the Team Unicorn Adult Swim show going to pilot, I have a feeling my spare time is going to be cut down quite a bit.  I’m a gamer, who doesn’t have time to game…go figure, lol.  However, it will be good to be back to being busy with the show, I constantly need to have an creative outlet or I start to feel crazy!

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Clare and I ran into Alicia Marie and Adrianne Curry at E3…I feel so little compared to those beautiful amazons!  Plus, I think this is probably the most gorgeous picture of Adrianne I’ve ever seen;)

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Pic from Hatchet 3 premiere.

So over the past two weeks, I have to be honest, I haven’t really been able to stay on track as far as working out consistently is concerned.  Last week, I only had time to work out three times opposed to my goal of six.  It sucks, but I just have to accept the fact that sometimes there are other things that are going to take priority over working out.  Still, I’m really happy that I managed to make it as much as I did  considering how busy I was.  Admittedly, a lot of me being “busy” was me hanging out with friends.  Baseball games, birthday parties, premieres, camping, etc.  If you know me personally, and you’re reading this, you know that I don’t usually make having fun a priority.  I’m the type of person to reply NO to most Facebook invites, usually make it a rule to “Irish exit” from a party forty minutes in, and would rather spend my Friday nights watching old sci-fi shows or cartoons on Netflix while cuddling with my kitties and pup than going to the club with my girlfriends.  Basically, I’m a boring cat lady…glamorous, I know.  Sorry, If I shattered the illusion of an exciting Hollywood life for you guys!  I’m starting to think that maybe the fitness regimen I’m on has something to do with it…that and of course the company of amazing friends;)  I just have so much more energy than I usually do that going out doesn’t feel like such a chore like it used to.  Same with my sleep schedule.  Usually, I have to have eight hours of sleep to feel functional the next day.  I’ve always been so jealous of those people that are totally fine with six hours of sleep, because for me six hours of sleep (or less) will basically ruin my day.  It actually physically makes me sick.  Imagine morning sickness without an alien baby growing in your stomach…not fun!…not that having an alien baby baking in your oven would be fun either, but you get my meaning.  Strangely, I’m finding that recently my body doesn’t want eight hours of sleep anymore, it wants less, but I wake up feeling amazing…SO WEIRD!  Of course, my first instinct was to fight it.  “Noooo body, you NEED eight hours of sleep!  Why aren’t you sleeping?!?  Why you so kray???”  However, now I’m finally starting to accept the fact that I just don’t need as much sleep anymore.  SO AWESOME!  What a great side effect of getting into shape:)

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This weeks meal prep!  Throwing everything on the grill is a really great way to cook super fast!

Over the past couple weeks, I ran into a few of you who have been reading this blog.  Really blessed to have your support, guys!  I  started out writing this to keep myself on track with my goals and to share the process, but I’m super excited that some of you have been inspired to start your own fitness routines!  Yay you!  Love hearing your guy’s stories and what you have been doing in order to get in shape.  It’s hard but keep at it, the results are totally worth it!

Hugs everyone!  I’ll leave you with a sampling of my gym playlist that helps to keep me motivated!

ACDC: (Shoot to Thrill, Thunderstruck) If you don’t have at least one ACDC song in your mix, you’re doing it wrong my friend.
Britney Spears: (Gimme More, Till the World Ends) 
Ke$ha: (Blow) Have any of you seen this video?  Unicorns and James Van Der Beek…how can you go wrong??
Foo Fighters: (Walk)  This song is super motivational, and I have no idea why, haha!  Always feel like I can push harder when this song comes on.
will.i.am: (Scream & Shout) LOVE.
AFI: (Miss Murder)
Baptized by Fire: (Juggernaut) This is a friend of mine’s band and one of his original songs!
Buckcherry: (Lit Up)
The Cult: (Fire Woman)
Disturbed: (Inside the Fire)
Europe: (The Final Countdown) I mean, how can you not?
Fall Out Boy: (I Don’t Care)
Goldfrapp: (Ooh La La) This song is so sexy and has such a great beat.  I just want to roll around on the floor and do dirty things when this comes on;)
Guns N’ Roses: (Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City) I have an affinity for 80s hair rock so of course I’d have some GnR in my mix:)
Imagine Dragons: (Radioactive) Some days I have to pretend that I’m getting in shape to fight zombies…this song helps with that.
Marilyn Manson: (Personal Jesus, Desposable Teens) I LOVE working out to Manson…Maybe I have a dark side, lol!  Must be my Scorpio rising sign…
Muse: (Supermassive Blackhole)
The Prodigy: (Firestarter)
Scorpions: (Rock You Like A Hurricane) Classic.
Rob Zombie: (Living Dead Girl)
Shiny Toy Guns: (Le Disko)
Velvet Revolver: (Slither) Scott Weiland and Slash?  Yes.
Survivor: (Eye of the Tiger) Good enough for Rocky…
The Cure: (Just like Heaven)
AWOLNATION: (Sail)
Daft Punk: (Get Lucky)
Bon Jovi: (Living on a Prayer)
Def Leppard: (Let’s Get Rocked, Pour Some Sugar on Me)
The Outfield: (Our Love)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FITNESS BLOG: WEEK FIVE

Yayyyy!  It’s week five, we’re almost there!!!  I’ve been so much better this week compared to the last two.  Taking a step back and re-evaluating my goals really helped a lot.  The important thing is not to give up when you get off track.  Just gotta pick yourself up and start again!  Found out that my shooting schedule for this project got pushed back another couple of weeks so it looks like I have even more time to get in shape!  That also means you guys get a couple more weeks of fitness blogs too!!!  Whoot!  I’m really happy with the results so far, and am excited to see what another couple of weeks can do:)

So, last week I told you guys that my metabolism has been on fire.  It’s amazing what a couple of constant weeks at the gym can do after spending a few years being a workaholic and not making fitness/nutrition a priority.  Even though, my main goal hasn’t been to lose weight, I’m definitely seeing a change in that department.  A couple of you have asked what my starting weight was, and I haven’t said because I felt like it was irrelevant since that wasn’t my goal.  However, for some of you out there it is a priority and the information will probably benefit you.  Five weeks ago I started out at 118 pounds…(ps: I know, that’s not fat AT ALL, but I was definitely soft)  I weighed myself on Sunday and I’m down to 111 pounds.  So I lost a good 7 pounds in five weeks.  Doesn’t seem like a lot, but on me it’s pretty noticeable.  I’m kinda hoping that it’s going to slow down since I feel like I’m wasting away to nothing!  Haha!  No more boobs:(  However, those inner and outer thighs are seeing a huge improvement. (Thank you fitness Gods!)  I cut out the cardio last week to see if that would help slow down my metabolism, but it’s still gobbling up all my fat stores so I think I’m going to have to alter my diet as well so it evens out a little bit…yay, cheat days!!  It’s important to adjust your fitness routine if you notice that you aren’t getting the results you want, or if you are getting something different than what you are trying to achieve.  That’s why there are so many different exercise programs out there.  Everyone’s body is different and won’t respond the same way.  For instance, INSANITY/P90X doesn’t work for me because my body goes into shock from the high intensity and all it wants to do is eat  it’s weight in pizza after working out and it’s impossible for me to eat clean.  That can totally sabotage  your fitness goals.

2It’s really amazing the mass to mass ratio of what five pounds of body fat looks like compared to five pounds of muscle!  Gross!

Didn’t really change much up this past week.  I’m still alternating three leg/butt days with three arm/shoulder days.  Fitting two days of abs on top of my other days as well.  Started to notice that my ab workouts didn’t feel like it was doing anything, so I decided to do all my ab exercises as a power set.  Basically, instead of taking a break in between exercises I just power through them all without stopping.  Definitely changed things!  Each set of ab exercises last about six and a half minutes so imagine constant crunching for that long before a break.  Times that by three!  Sometimes, you just need to up the intensity!  I think my abs and my arms are the most improved for sure.  The booty is going to take more time.  Your glutes are the biggest muscle group in your body so the amount of energy and time it takes to sculpt that area is longer than other parts.  Even still, I’m pretty confident that I can pass the pencil test now!  I will not stop until I have an ass comparable to Alicia Marie’s;)  I mean…her booty is insane!

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I’ve been holding back from posting booty pics on this blog, because taking booty selfies is just ridiculous, but it’s the only body part I haven’t shown so…here you go!   Definitely got more lift than five weeks ago:)

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I know I said that I was cutting out cardio…this is from the week before.  The stair machines at my gym are awesome since you can compete with your fellow gym-goers for best climb of the week!!!  Suuure, go ahead make it a game.  Gauntlet thrown.  Challenge accepted.  I.  WIN.

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Motivational words from my gym.  Get it…because you get hot working out????  Bueller?  See you guys next week!  Hopefully, on time!  Hugs!

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