Been a crazy ass week, Been up in Anaheim since Wednesday for the Idea Fitness Conference, which is one of the biggest in the world, people from all over came together to learn and further their passion for inspiring others to pursue fitness/wellness. I learned so much new information, sitting through seminars, I attended 14 seminars ranging  from gait to functional movement screen to nutrition to choosing the right footwear to reactive training and took such detailed notes in my Wonder Woman notebook, that my right hand is a little swollen and my thumb hurts lol. 

In addition to learning through lecture, I attended two kickass workouts which taught me a lot (one was an MMA bootcamp and the other was rotational movement training). I also attended the expo and bought a lot of new training toys (I usually can’t afford full priced training equipment) AND got tons of free samples (it was like Costco on steroids). I also got a ton of Quest bars and a recipe book on how to bake healthy desserts with them so I’m stoked on that.

But most importantly I’m excited to apply the knowledge I’ve learned not only to better myself, but to aid others in instituting positive changes in their life based on the latest research/techniques :)

"Efficiency for me is an obsession. It not only helps me get stronger but makes things simpler."
Georges St-Pierre (via mountedcrucifix)

Atmosphere | Sunshine

I hear voices, I see smiles to match ‘em
Good times, and you can feel it in the fashion
Even though the heat cooks up the action
The streets still got butterflies, enough kids to catch ‘em

I hate that this guy I went on one of the worst dates with showed up at my dojo and wants to start training there. Whenever I see him at my work, I literally hide under the desk to avoid another inane conversation with him.

I gave him my number because hey he was really good looking, seemed nice and I’m trying to get out there and give people chances…..and I hardly ever accept dates or go out because I hate people. And now I remember why- he was dumb as nails, boring, had horrid taste, a basic ass bitch etc. And now he’s showing up everywhere. I should just never go out with people ever again, stay single forever and buy a lot of cats.

I hope I don’t have to grapple/spar with him. I’ve been trying to let him down easy, yet he doesn’t understand I’m not interested. I’m partially scared he’ll try to use his power to beat the shit out of me in training because I rejected him. Or he’ll just keep bothering me, thinking he has a chance with me.

Plus, the dojo is the place I go to get rid of my stress, it’s my sanctuary from this crazy ass world. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s almost like his presence there is disturbing my training/peace of mind. This isn’t the first time a guy who has liked me has showed up at my dojo either, and started training because they think I’ll finally come around and like them back. WHY MY DOJO? There are tons of martial arts schools in San Diego area.

  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness  (via baimbie)

I needed this so bad tonight

(via l-oveorlust)

This is perfect

(via champagne-and-heels)

cosmo sex tip 434


when he’s on his back, lay on his chest so that your body is slightly perpendicular to his




I hope none of y’all try to come and hangout with me. I’m really boring in real life.

I keep talking about meeting up with people but I am also dreading it for this reason

While I have met up with a lot of Tumblr people, I feel like Patrick is the only one who truly witnessed my boring life. We did a little posture fixing work, did some gnarly sandbag workout with a dude who resembled Bas Rutten, did Jiu-Jitsu, got sushi delivered to my dorm and just sat around doing nothing but eating ice cream. 

Decided to put a ring on it. Apparently, my attempts at being friendly with men are constantly being misconstrued as me being a licentious, thirsty ass ho (even with my coworkers)! In the past I’ve been labeled as the taciturn bitch, so I’m attempting to rectify that, especially since my current profession requires me to have an amiable persona.

Because you know, a single woman can’t be out looking for FRIENDS to engage in conversation with. A single woman is single because no man is interested in her…..her singleness can’t be a CHOICE. We’re all SO desperate that if we make attempts to interact with a man, it’s clearly because we are looking for him to save us from our singleness.

I’m just so fed up with the opposite sex right now on so many levels, hopefully if I’m fake “married” guys will leave me alone….or at least they won’t assume I’m implicitly soliciting dick when I’m actually attempting to converse and learn more about my field of work.

PS: I’m constantly attempting to slip in them GRE words in my posts, thus making me sound like an ostentatious douche rather than an erudite scholar. I’m done being friendly, I’m just going to go back to being a bitch…..but a bombastic bitch until I take this stupid exam.


When they say Africa is poor…


When they say Africa is poor…