Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Push-up Power

Guys and gals, it's time to do your push-ups. It's one thing to be healthy, but one must also be fit. My problem is that I'm healthy and fat. I want to turn my fathleticism into just straight up athleticism. The easiest methods are walking/jogging and push-ups. They're awesome.

Why are push-ups so awesome, Avy?

I'm glad you asked! Well first off, they're great for your boobs! Okay, so that's not the first reason. Obviously they're awesome because they work you triceps and biceps. They also work your shoulders (teres major + minor AND deltoids), scapular + rotator-cuff muscles (supports shoulder muscles)...  and your boob muscles (a.k.a. pectoralis major). To a certain extent, push-ups are even good for your abdominal muscles. They're not going to give you a flat tummy, but the boost in metabolism will burn more fat in general.

I like push-ups because they're perfect for combinations. Sometimes I do 10 push-ups, then stay in the up position so I can do those thingies where you bring your knee to your chest, then extend your leg back so that it's straight. I'll do that exercise 10 times on each leg, then rest for 60 seconds and repeat the whole sequence.  Sometimes I alternate the leg extension kick back thingy with fire hydrants. I'm kinda obsessed with getting a bubble butt. It's never gonna happen, but I'm like The Little Engine That Could.

So all you fashionistas need to make push-ups part of your daily life. Even if you can only do the modified on-your-knees version, or even standing and pressing against a wall, get them done. If you're skinny fat and can only do 5, try to do six. Practice makes perfect. It's not just about going sleeveless in summer. Strength is something everyone should have. Everyone should at minimum - be able to push/pull their own body weight with little effort. It could even be a matter of life or death. So do your push-ups!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Smile for Stickies

Whenever I feel a little down in the dumps, I try to see how retail therapy can work. I used to work out of 3 offices for one company. I had my own office at one location, a shared office at another, and a cubicle at the administrative building. Well now I'm down to just the cubicle. I'm not sad about this. It's much closer to home (20min) and in a better neighborhood convenience-wise. It works out much better.

Unfortunately, now I can't shut my door because I don't have one. This means I hear about things like Survivor, American Idol, and Mob Wives. I care not for these things. Also, there are some people around here who will use your supplies and walk off with them. This is why I lock my drawers.Do you know how pissed I'd be if my cute supplies -- all bought with my own cash-- were to disappear? So yeah. I lock it up; and this latest beauty will never be left on my desk without me being present.
Front cover

I got these awesomely cute tokidoki sticky notes from Amazon for like $8 (free shipping with Prime). I'm a total stationery slut. I love office supplies in general. These are cute, but they suck at being sticky. Anyway, looky looky:

Inside left cover

Inside right = different sized stickies ^_^

Back cover

Friday, February 10, 2012

I have the flu. This is some BS to put it simply. I'm not okay with it. Shivering, sweating, nose ouches and dry, tight throats are all a way of life for me. Oh and the headaches. Whoa doggy. So between the doses of different cold medicines (which never really work when you have the flu), these are the things that help me deal with the fact that I can't eat, sleep, or sometimes breathe.

1. Ugly Betty on Netflix

2. Working on my family tree via

3. World of Warcraft (don't judge me!)

4. Hot, hot, hot showers.

5. Be inspired by J-mag scans

6. Practice new languages for free with BYKI 

7. Watch at least one old (or really old) movie you've never seen. I chose "Dance With Me."

8. For the love of maki, read something!

9. Text your friends and family so they'll know you're alive.

10. Wash your nasty, germ-covered laundry (especially bedding) in HOT water, with a teaspoon of bleach. Having the flu sucks, so why get it again if you can help it.


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