Hope you had a beautiful weekend. New vlog on how I schedule my YOLO meal every week! Please watch above.
I think it is very important to indulge once in a while, because you only live once right? I like to eat clean 6 days out of the week and go crazy on one YOLO meal on Friday or Saturday. I usually do my bulk of groceries of Sunday and refresh for the rest of the week.
Notice that I said “I like.” :) As you know, I’ve been kinda bad the past couple months with the traveling so I was a little more indulgent than usual, but it’s ok! It was a conscious decision and it makes me feel good. Food is more than just calories, it’s a cultural experience. Taste is a magnificent sense to have and I like to use it!
Being healthy is more than just looking fit and eating clean…it’s also about having a healthy relationship with food! Please don’t feel guilty about eating! You need to look at food differently. It is not the enemy. Not only does it nourish your body, but it also nourishes your soul! In addition, you need to eat YOLO style once in a while to keep your metabolism guessing. If you go too long eating the same thing over and over again, your body will not know how to react when it gets something different. In fact, I have personal experience with this. After the bikini comp, and after eating spotlessly for nearly 8 weeks, I had a huge burger with a slice of cheesecake as my celebratory meal. After dinner, my stomach hurt so bad and I immediately bloated up and went into a food coma. It was not fun.
So…eat a variety of food and stay as seasonal as possible! This will naturally save you $ (seasonal fruits and veggies are always on sale) and the foods will be fresher too because they won’t be imported from afar.
Now onto other news…
My butt hurts soooooooooo much. I mean soooooooo much from filming The Great Gatsby workout all day yesterday. I seriously charlestoned all over Los Angeles County. I did the routine a bajillion times. I am so excited for the movie to come out…have you watched the trailer yet? No!? Here, watch it:
The last time I saw the old movie and read the book was sophomore year of high school in English class. I remember East Egg, West Egg, Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, Gatsby’s big parties and his hydroplane car. The trailer looks so fantastic, colorful, and sparkly. I really can’t wait to watch it! Plus, all the billboards in LA are all Gatsby’d up. I can’t go a block without seeing one! I wonder how many millions they spent on marketing…
Anyway, all the Gatsby talk inspired me to do a Gatsby workout. Remember the last time I did a movie workout? It was the Hunger Games one that sadly got taken down because Lionsgate was like “ummm this is illegal.” I was like “SERIOUSLY!!???” There were so many beauty gurus and musicians on YouTube doing things related too! Lionsgate’s legal department kept saying that because my video wasn’t a “parody” I couldn’t have it up! But like, is doing a Katniss Everdeen makeup tutorial a parody? Yea. Didn’t think so.
I tried to fight back but ultimately they won and forced me to take it down. I hope Warner Bros. won’t do the same. I’ll make sure to take all the precautions necessary to make sure you all will be able to view it on Wednesday May 8th! (Oh and for anyone wondering where the new video is…this is it but it’s been delayed because it’s a big editing project for me. So do Gangnam Style Cardio Dance today.)
Here are some behind the scenes shots:
Taking a moment to pose at the Mulholland Fountain.
Later that day, I was alerted by my friend Ana Caban to go to Cicada in downtown. It’s a 20′s nightclub where everyone dresses up. EVEN THE MEN.
I was excited to amortize my costume!
Ana told me about this place as she was interviewing me on her radio show “The Shift with Ana and Skip” when she found out that I was at the Griffith Observatory in a flapper dress on a cell phone. LOL. You can listen to the radio interview below! Their show is all about transforming yourself and my topic was about blogging: