Get over yourself
Looks like you all are powering through the #FABruary Calendar. I am so proud of you! On my end, I’ve been training super hard too! Yesterday I had a shoot with Cosmopolitan Magazine so for the past month since I heard about this, I’ve been 100% beast mode. You gotta see where I was yesterday! This was in Malibu.
This is where I got my hurr and makeup done. I can’t even believe this modern palace exists. It is just LIFE.
And there’s tiny little me planking with a beach ball! I can’t wait to show you the feature when this issue comes out!
Getting photoshoot ready meant I worked out 5-6x a week doing Pilates, dance, weights, and HIITs while eating super clean! This meant I got to fill up on whole, nutritious foods. I ate a lot of salads, homemade chili, vietnamese spring rolls, black bean spaghetti, omelettes, and no-rice cucumber sushi! I never got bored of my food. I probably had a couple YOLO meals because there were birthdays in between all this training but otherwise, my body bounced back the next day due to all the water I was drinking. I drank around 2-3 L a day religiously until my pee was nearly clear.
Also, because I’ve been dancing more than usual, my body craved a little bit more carbs. So my current meal plan consists of a lot of zucchini, squash, black bean/mung bean noodles, corn, beans, and occasionally rice paper. Of course I’m having lean proteins and veggies alongside it all.
Oh but can we talk about dancing for a sec!!?? I cannot get enough of it. I can go so hard for a full hour and I will be LOVING every second of it (as compared to burpees). I just am obsessed with how I can get into this euphoric, unstoppable state of mind and body by emitting my energy through movement and music. Dance just makes me feel so happy. It is something that I look forward to daily with a passion! I schedule my class in and I never miss it as long as I am not traveling.
The concept of POP Pilates has a lot to do with dance. It’s essentially a little mat dance done to the beat of the song and is choreographed to make your muscles toned and sore. I truly believe that Pilates and dance were made for each other. I feel like I found my harmony :) And in case you were wondering, I danced a little in high school and college recreationally. I am so happy to be picking it up again!
Ahhh now let’s get to the meat of what I want to discuss today. Did you notice my title? “Get over yourself”? Kinda sassy huh? Well I had a recent experience that really irked me and I want to talk to you about it because I hope you can learn from it too.
I was working alongside some people and noticed that everyone there was pretty quiet, looking down at their phones. That’s fine and all if you’re busy, but there was a sense of coldness in the air. And I’m not talking about temperature.
As soon as it was my turn to get ready for my shoot, I sat down in the chair and a couple people started doing my hair and makeup but no one was talking to me. Usually the makeup artist tries to get to know you and ask a few things. Because I had already felt uncomfortable with the frigidity of the situation, I just sat there to test out how long this silence could last.
Well, it lasted way too long so I broke the ice and started asking where they were from and how long they had been doing their profession. The odd thing was that no one reciprocated the question to me. They didn’t even give the slightest care. Like, have you ever had a “conversation” where you felt like you were the one doing all the work? It was definitely really weird.
Then after this had been going on for a while, one of the “higher-ups” asked me about how Blogilates was doing, the book, and 24 Hour Fitness and then the weirdest thing happened.
The other people’s stone-like emotionless faces brightened up immediately. Like the switch had been turned ON. All of a sudden, I was their best friend.
Guys, I just want to let you know that this little situation up here is just DISGUSTING.
How can you treat people a certain way based on who you think they are? You have to treat every person you meet, no matter what their education, their status, their salary, their job title, their ethnicity, or even how many followers they have – the same. You have to treat each person with kindness.
That moment when their little switch turned on made me feel ill to the gut. I knew for sure that these people were vain and egotistical. They only wanted to be associated with people who could take them somewhere higher. And if you can’t, then you’re no one to them.
Either way, I was still nice to them. (I honestly don’t know how to be any other way.) Maybe they needed some extra light in their life. It’s ok. My cup is overflowing with positivity so I have enough to spare into their half empty souls.
So that’s my little lesson for you today. Treat everyone with RESPECT. Give everyone a smile and a chance.