Awesome and Jacked

Just a girl trying to make it in this big world

this. everything about this.

even if you don’t die for USC football (shame on you!) listen to the message. amazing.

haters gonna hate.

haters gonna hate.

GPOY cutting your cats butt hair while your boyfriend laughs and takes pictures edition. Not amused.

GPOY cutting your cats butt hair while your boyfriend laughs and takes pictures edition. Not amused.

Nothing feels better than a PR!

Last night at Crossfit I deadlifted 190 pounds six times.

one hundred and ninety pounds. SIX times.

!!!!

190 is easily the heaviest I have ever deadlifted and the fact that I did it six times just proves that I am much, much stronger than I give myself credit for.

It was exactly the motivation and validation I needed to jump head first into serious training for a powerlifting meet in February. I want to be in the 148.75 weight class for the competition which means I need to lose some poundage.

I currently have 88 days to get below 148.75 pounds and continue to increase my lifts. (let’s just pretend I didn’t also sign up for a half marathon the week after my first powerlifting meet….yeah)

Also, for the record, I ran 2.25 miles this morning. After lifting 190lbs six times, my legs were completely dead. It was a serious struggle just to get in 2.25 miles but I managed to pull myself out of bed and do something which is a win in my book.

I’m in tunnel vision mode for the next 88 days. get it.

officially registered! woot!

officially registered! woot!

Oprah’s favorite things via the internet just isn’t the same as seeing the entire audience go apeshit over every trinket she offers.
but
this bag. oh this bag i must have.
Santa, if you’re listening, I would really appreciate this. AND you even get a special Oprah discount! Saving you and the elves money one discount code at a time.

Oprah’s favorite things via the internet just isn’t the same as seeing the entire audience go apeshit over every trinket she offers.

but

this bag. oh this bag i must have.

Santa, if you’re listening, I would really appreciate this. AND you even get a special Oprah discount! Saving you and the elves money one discount code at a time.

Someone had to go to the doctor today and it wasn’t me.

I panic, freak out and melt down all at the same time just taking my cat to the vet. I probably shouldn’t be allowed to take my future children to the doctor. At all.

Someone had to go to the doctor today and it wasn’t me.

I panic, freak out and melt down all at the same time just taking my cat to the vet. I probably shouldn’t be allowed to take my future children to the doctor. At all.

These things should be simple:

1. When, as an adult, you come come across another adult raping a small child, you should a) do everything in your power to rescue that child from the rapist, b) call the police the moment it is practicable.

2. If your adult son calls you to tell you that he just saw another adult raping a small child, but then left that small child with the rapist, and then asks you what he should do, you should a) tell him to get off the phone with you and call the police immediately, b) call the police yourself and make a report, c) at the appropriate time in the future ask your adult son why the fuck he did not try to save that kid.

3. If your underling comes to you to report that he saw another man, also your underling, raping a small child, but then left that small child with the rapist, you should a) call the police immediately, b) alert your own superiors, c) immediately suspend the alleged rapist underling from his job responsibilities pending a full investigation, d) at the appropriate time in the future ask that first underling why the fuck he did not try to save that kid.

4. When, as the officials of an organization, you are approached by an underling who tells you that one of his people saw another of his people raping a small child at the organization, in organization property, you should a) call the police immediately, b) immediately suspend the alleged rapist from his job responsibilities if the immediate supervisor has not already done so, c) when called to a grand jury to testify on the matter, avoid perjuring yourself. At no time should you decide that the best way to handle the situation is to simply tell the alleged rapist not to bring small children onto organization property anymore.

John Scalzi (via lucy-vanpelt)

Amen. I can’t for the life of me wrap my head around the actions of the people in charge at Penn State. The fact that students are rioting because of JoPa’s firing further enrages me because they can’t possibly understand what the fuck they’re rioting about. If that was your brother, cousin, nephew or son victimized by Sandusky there isn’t one chance in hell you riot to show support for ANYONE who let that behavior continue on your University’s campus for 10+ years.

Please people, get a fucking clue.

(via glitterandshade)

My new motto

JUST FUCKING DO IT!!!

Just eat right. Just work out. Just finally be done with dieting and wishing I was thinner. Just fucking do it!

That’s all.

I got a fancy schmancy new DSLR and these are a few pics I took of the Golden Gate Bridge as we drove over it on our way to Napa.

This past weekend was our one year anniversary and we decided to celebrate with a wine tasting extravaganza in Napa!

The entire weekend was fabulous. It wasn’t even the amazing wine that made the weekend, it was the fact that we got to spend a weekend away from all of our responsibilities and just spend 24/7 together.

We arrived in San Francisco on Friday and made the nearly two hour trek to Napa. We ended up having dinner at a tiny french restaurant in Santa Rosa, Bistro 29. It was absolutely fantastic! Easily the best meal either of us had had in a long time.

On Saturday we had planned to visit a few different wineries and see as much as we could. We hired a driver (DUI’s are not cool) and ended up going to five different wineries:

  • Reynolds family winery (super small but our favorite BY FAR)
  • Cakebread (I jock the shit out of cakebread chardonnay so it was awesome to visit the grounds and get a tour)
  • Silveroak (hated it. too big. too impersonal)
  • Honig (we ended up eating our picnic lunch here and the winery in general didn’t wow us)
  • Chandon (too many people. did nothing for us)

Overall we learned a lot about how wine is made. Next time we’re definitely going to focus on the smaller wineries since we feel like we got a more personal experience. At Reynolds, they actually let us taste the grapes that were fermenting! It was crazy!

I’m SO glad we took this trip and I can’t wait for the years to come.

lagirlontherun:

awesomeandjacked replied to your post: First Step Towards Vineman 70.3
hold up! hold up! I’ve been toying with the idea of a 70.3 for awhile. Let me know if you need a training buddy!!

Let’s do it! Vineman goes on sale November 1. I plan to start swimming with SCAQ very soon (next week???). It is seriously time to get back in the pool.

Oh god. Is this seriously going to happen? I’m terrified and thrilled at the same time.

Weekend happenings!

Friday I was in training ALL day and our training room at work is colder than cold which was a PERFECT excuse to wear my new Lulu vinyasa scarf! omg i’m in love.

Friday night the boy and I had a fun little night out in Venice where we were hip to be square. We went to this super theme-y Italian restaurant where the table bread is garlic balls that are greasy and garlicy and just plain amazing. Then they give you a song sheet so you can sing along to that song that goes like this…”when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..that’s amore”. It was so fun and a perfect little Friday night.

Saturday we watched the Trojans DOMINATE Notre Dame. Oh boy it was fantastic.

Sunday we went to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin for carving this weekend. We got two big fat pumpkins and then 3 little pumpkins for decoration. I can’t wait to carve this weekend and celebrate Halloween!!

It’s gameday which means I must wear the appropriate gameday shirt to Crossfit. 

Fight on Trojans!! Beat the Irish!

It’s gameday which means I must wear the appropriate gameday shirt to Crossfit.

Fight on Trojans!! Beat the Irish!

Caution: faux hipsters on the loose in Venice

Caution: faux hipsters on the loose in Venice