Tag Archives: Fitness

Monday glory.

29 Apr

Mondays are a blessing.

It’s the start of a new week. A new promise. A fresh start.

No matter how shitty last week was, what you did, didn’t do, said, ate, saved for later, ignored… Monday is always a new beginning.

So here’s to today.

Take the extra step, go outside, set some time to workout, be kind, eat more fruits and veggies, look at yourself and say, “Damn, I’m a sexy/kind motherfucker.”

Own your actions, forgive (but don’t forget that shit), clean your goddamn mess (you can’t get your zen on covered in dirty clothes and dishes), turn off the TV/phone/tablet and spend time with your family, listen to the people you love, and most importantly…

Live, love, laugh.


No excuses, really.

25 Apr


Get it people. You don’t have to achieve a certain level of muscle, the ass of an 18 year old bikini model, or live up to some picture you saw on your friends cousins Instagram feed. Just be healthy. For you, for your kids if you have them, but really just for you.

No gym? No equipment? Quit your whining.

25 Apr

So you have no money for a gym membership? It’s 40 degrees and you’re cozy in bed? No equipment? Oh no.

This is what you have to do.

1. Find a bebe. Not a cute, wrinkly newborn one. No, a more sturdy one.

2. Borrow the bebe and his/her carrier.

3. Dress accordingly.

4. Strap that baby in and get your ass to walking.

The bebe may not be impressed by the sights or weather but they do provide the same effect as wearing a weighted vest. You can also squat and lunge while they’re there.

Do as much as you can. These little weights tend to be moody and certain models can even be quite loud.

If there are no bebes available get your ass out and walk anyways. Clean up your backyard. Act a fool at the park. Do chores. Be active. However you can, as much as you can.

Don’t let fitness fanatics scare you or make you think your workout is insufficient. Zumba is not Crossfit’s bastard, red headed, step cousin. Whatever you’re doing as long as it’s safe is wonderful and enough. Step it up when YOU feel comfortable.

Live, love, laugh.

Wanna see pictures? Instagram: poor_vida


Probably the best picture ever.

8 Feb


This gem worth at least 1,001 words was shot by my fiancĂ© as I was running around trying to make my sick baby laugh. I know you’re thinking my face should be on magazine covers but let’s face it I’m much too shy and modest. Happy day! Live, love, laugh.

PVbody, why’d you have to go and do me like that?

3 Feb

It all happened one beautiful sunny day. I was having my morning cup of deliciousness and checking Instagram when I saw one of my friends in some really cute workout gear.

It was from PVbody.com and she loved them.

I looked them up online and read all their info, even watched a couple of their videos. I loved the idea. You pay $49.95 a month and get awesome brand name workout gear. How could I resist the idea of receiving Lululemon for crying out loud?

I did my very best to budget and saved enough to sign up. It was $39.95 and they were even going to be nice enough to throw in a free tshirt.

Free? I’m in love.

After 3 weeks my order finally arrived in an awesome bright pink bag. I screamed. Jumped up and down. Opened that bag as if my life depended on it.

Black leggings. Bleh. Gray tank top. Bleh. No. Free. Tshirt??? I called and emailed them but never got a response. I finally receive a standard we have read your email response that didn’t explain or apologize anything.

Oh well. I’ll give it another chance. February should make up for it. They were promoting all sorts of free items, Lululemon gift cards, and really fun looking clothes. I was liking and sharing everything as fast as my fingers could press.

I was really excited, believed all the hype, and gave myself a high five for supporting a new business. But it all quickly went down hill.

They charged my credit card the first week of January. So exciting! In 7-10 days I get a spanking new workout outfit!

10 days passed. I call customer service. They can’t find me. I can hear everyone else’s conversations. They’re confused. I ask them if they need my name? Address? Phone number? No luck. But they assure me my package is on its way.

Another week passes by. I call customer service, they still can’t find me. But please be patient your package is on its way.

It’s now nearing February. They finally find me. YOUR PACKAGE IS ON ITS WAY. Some guy named Justin says he will personally send it out and of course include the shirt I was missing from December.

February 1, 2012. I check Facebook. There are a lot of angry customers. PVbody or Ellie, apparently they no longer send out name brand clothes but send you some Ellie gear they design in house, refers to their customers as babes and is making excuses.

Please don’t call me babe. Please explain why you were able to charge all your customers, promote your brand non stop, make all sorts of promises, switch the layout and workings of your entire company but it’s February 3rd and I still don’t have my stuff. Why?

They respond to my post on Facebook. Please call our customer service they’ll sort this out right away. Oh, you mean the number I’ve been calling non stop for 3 weeks? Thanks.

And well, I finally received my clothes minus the shirt from December. Guess what I got? Colorful, innovative workout pieces like the ones I picked while making my style profile?


I received black Ellie capris (I DON’T WEAR CAPRIS) and a white tank top.

Who the motherfuck are you Ellie? I didn’t budget my money to sign up for seriously late, ugly, cheap, uninspiring pieces of clothing from an unknown brand.

I proudly and gladly go out of my way to support small businesses. However, I will not support a company that uses false advertising, promises of free items to reel in customers, and then not deliver.


Oh heeeey, still poor.

29 Jan

Here are some quick confessions…

1. I don’t remember the last time I shaved my legs and have now resorted to wearing boxers. I’m a sexy lady.

2. I have given up on deodorant.

3. I farted and blamed it on my baby more than once.

Cool things that have happened…

1. I learned to make some pretty tasty salsas.

2. I’ve worn and hit all my daily goals with my Fuel Band for a month! Don’t get too excited I’m still chubby but totally adorable.

3. I’ve stopped eating horrible calorie drenched meals after 8pm.

In case you were wondering…

Yes, we’re still poor and in debt but have made a lot of budget cuts and progress!!

We got rid of cable, the internet, and have made it a point to not eat out or purchase unnecessary overpriced coffee anymore. I’m making sure to buy produce that’s in season and trying my best to go through everything we have first before going to the store again.

It’s been hard but definitely worth it. Yes, I want to buy the cute boots that are on sale. It’s winter. I want the cozy sweaters, jackets, and skinny jeans. I want my girls to have new everything. I wish I could order yummy food and not have to clean up after cooking. I want I wish I want I wish.

I’m getting over it.

Live, love, laugh!


22 Jan

I’m ready.

I woke up with the worst stomachache ever and couldn’t stop thinking about all the junk I’ve been stuffing into my body for the past 2 years.

I have cellulite.

I have stretch marks.

My body flaps in places it shouldn’t.


I’m posting before pictures. It will be ugly.