Category Archives: Fitness

Progress 

I’ve been going hard at the gym recently. My food intake hasn’t always been the healthiest choices but I try to eat clean as much as I can. From where I was earlier in the year, I’ve seen lots more progress and I’m so happy about that. I was shirtless in Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Pool. Who would have ever thought that!? Not me, that’s for sure. I’ve still got a bit ways to go to get to where I want to be, and I’m excited that it’s closer and closer. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

 

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Workout- Update

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As you can see, I’ve really come a long way regarding my workouts and me getting in shape. I took like a 2 month break just cos I felt like I went at it way too hard. Last week, I began the workout regimen again and changed my eating habits once again. I feel great, look better and have vegan to she’d a few more pounds.

This time I’m re-doing Insanity with co workers after work. It’s a great motivation to have people there to keep you focused. I began to incorporate more ab, arm and chest workouts. I’m focused on toning my body and really getting in shape. I don’t wanna be squishy anymore.

Lets hope this sticks till the end of the year, and possibly beyond!

Oh, and I’ve had the BIGGEST craving for Chipotle. I’ve only eaten there twice in my life, but for some reason my urge to go has skyrocketed these past 2 weeks. Looks like I need a trip fairly soon!

James Dean

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James Dean. The rebel. The icon. A legend. By far one of my favorite actors to ever grace the screen. I wonder how much he would have accomplished if it were not for that fatal car accident in Cholame, California.

On a whim years ago, I went to visit the fatal car crash site where he had died. I had gone with my neighbor to buy some comics and driving home we joked about going. At that time, my interest in Jimmy had emerged again and I was having marathons of his films. We joked how we were going to just take off and go visit the site since there was a monument erected in his honor and we had always wanted to see it in person. We didn’t even go home. We just picked up his friend last minute and took off!

We drove north from Los Angeles until we finally reached our destination: Cholame. There is a small little diner next to where the monument is placed. We decided to take pictures and head inside to eat.

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The monument itself has shown the wear of time. Numbers are missing, but it’s still standing after many decades. Once we went inside the diner, we noticed how homely it was. There were many magazine articles, pictures, and a reprint of the newspaper showcasing the story of his death. We weren’t too hungry, so we bought coffee and some “homemade” pie. Upon eating the pie, we noticed that it had a very familiar taste. It took a while but Kidvic’s (my neighbor) friend finally realized it tasted like Jell-O pudding. Home-made my ass!!

We bought a few souvenirs and decided to head back home soon. Driving home I saw a road sign that had Jimmy’s name on it. I pulled over because I just HAD to take a picture.

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Content with finally going to this location, we headed back home.

I’m glad I was able to visit this monument in person. It was surreal knowing that I was near the same place that Jimmy died over 50 years ago. His legacy lives on now in film and in his iconic quotes still used to this day. He truly did live fast and died young.

Fitness

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In an attempt to get in shape and work on feeling better about myself, I began changing my eating habits and added working out to my daily routine. I started insanity and my, my, how results have shown! I honestly have to thank my co workers for keeping me motivated to continue when I just wanted to go home and eat a Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr. Or In n Out. Or Taco Bell. Mmmmmm…..

Any-who, I feel that the support system of having a few people constantly working out with you has made my experience that much more enjoyable, and easier.

You’ll all be proud of me! I’ve been keeping up with my fitness routine and attempting to keep to a regular diet. (key word: attempting)

I’m far from where I want to be, but I’m feeling good and honestly….that’s all that really matters.

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