Anna In LA

Exercise and Food Diary

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Apologies


I know that I haven't been updating in a while. There are a few reasons for this:

1. I want to lock down a venue and date for the wedding by the end of March, so all my spare time online is being spent researching that.

2. I've become really bored with the format of this blog, and I can't believe I had a few regular readers. It got to a point that I was bored even thinking about what to write. I need to revamp the blog format and come back with something better.

In the meantime, just know that I am still doing these things to get fitter:

1. 60 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting 6 days a week, with an average of 650-750 calories being burned each time.

2. Switching from sugary soy milk, yogurt, and other bad snacks to unsweetened soy milk, plain yogurt, and fruit.

I love you all! This isn't the last time you will be hearing from me.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday's post that i missed

Exercise: 60 minutes on one elliptical. 2 sets 20 reps each lat pulls, back and shoulders, triceps, biceps.

Miles: 1.5 mi.

Polar: 710 calories

Breakfast: oatmeal, raisins, silk, boiled egg, clementines.

Snack: trail mix

Lunch: Versailles leftovers again! chicken, rice, black beans, plantains. 2 oreos and a kudos bar.

Snack: I don't remember, probably some bad shit.

Dinner: Chipotle with Simon! We both always get carnitas soft tacos with salsa fresca and corn salsa, and some chips and guac. We're thinking about branching out to other salsas in the future.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just Another Regular Tuesday

Exercise: 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes each other elliptical, stationary bike, and treadmill. 2 sets 20 reps each leg press squats, and dead lifts.

Polar: 680 cals.

Miles Biked: 3 miles.

Pre-workout snack: half an apple.

Breakfast: 1 hardboiled egg, oatmeal, silk, raisins

Snack: wheat thins and hummus, trail mix, and yellow vanilla pudding cake slice (sadface!)

Lunch: Chicken Itza leftovers! Por, black beans, rice, steamed vegetables.

Snack: strawberries and vanilla yogurt

Dinner: Matzo ball soup with deli meat and a hardboiled egg. Then the rest of the Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today I am rendered childish and impulsive by the cookies in my office.

Exercise: 30 mins elliptical, 30 mins other kind of elliptical. 2 sets of 20 reps inclined bench press, chest curl, shoulder press, shoulder lifts (front and side)

Polar: 640 cals.

Miles: 0 (drove today because i thought it might rain).

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Silk, trail mix.

Snack: big-ass chocolate chip cookie from Costco, more Silk

Lunch: Versailles Cuban food leftovers: black beans, rice, plantains, roast chicken, half an avo.

Snack: 4 Oreos.

Dinner: sliced strawberries and vanilla yogurt. Ben and Jerry's fish food ice cream. Salami slices.

I am in a serious "fuck it" mood today. I had 4 different sweet treats, and then when I got home from work I started doing this messed up thing I used to do when I was in high school: eat something incredibly sweet, and then to get the taste out of my mouth eat something incredibly salty. Rinse and repeat.

This morning when I woke up I drove to work instead of biking. I justified it by saying to myself that the sky looked gray, but really I was lazy about it and I would have driven whether or not it was raining.

Then I was tired at the gym and just constantly eating bad shit the rest of the day. Then when I got home, I ate Ben and Jerry's ice cream out of the carton and alternated bites with salami slices. Sick! Fucked up!

It's getting way too hard to recover from my gluttonous, debauched weekends. Maybe I need to shape up on Saturdays and Sundays as well.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Exercise: watching TV intently.

Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, oatmeal and milk, 1 applesauce packet.

Lunch: KOREAN BBQ! Went with Simon and my future brother and sister in law to a delicious Korean BBQ restaurant in Van Nuys. I got bibim neng myun (naturally), and since there were three other people, they chose to grill meat at the table! There was beef, bulgogi, pork belly, squid, and pork. So yummy! And now my hair smells like smoke and bacon.

I want to go to there.


Snack: Apple "crisps"

Dinner: Pinkberry! If my sister lived in LA, she would probably call this place "PinkBo." Large pomegranate and original swirl, yogurt chips, raspberries, strawberries. If any of you ever visit me in LA, this is where I'm taking you.

Did you notice that a lot of stars were wearing white gowns at the Oscars tonight? Holler if you hear me!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Exercise: 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes treadmill, 3 sets of 20 reps each hip abductions (both in and out)

Miles: 3

Polar: 740 cals.

Breakfast: Oatmeal, silk

Snack: Trader Joe's brownie bite, trail mix, diet coke

Lunch: Steamed brussels sprouts and veggies, mixed into a Campbell's chunky canned soup. Surprisingly good, and definitely filling! I should start cooking more veggies and things to mix into the canned soups available in the office kitchen.

Dinner: boiled egg, spam, bibim neng myun noodles.Phish food: lite. Yuck!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A sick window into my relationship awaits you!

Exercise: a crazy ass aerobics class at Bally's called "Hi-Lo." Picture the most hyperactive kid in class kicking, jumping, bucking, flailing, and screaming. That was my aerobics instructor, and the dance studio was packed. It got so hot and sweaty in there I started smelling salt, like "ooh! Someone's cooking Ramen noodles!" kind of salt.

3 sets each lat pulls, back pulls, chair dips, and 2 sets bicep curls.

Polar: 700 calories.

Breakfast: oatmeal, soy milk, apricot yogurt.

Snack: Trader Joe's brownie bites

Lunch: Mastro's leftovers, one more time. Brussels sprouts, asparagus, mashed potatoes (found a lobster chunk in it!), creamed spinach, the last bit of the rib eye steak.

Man, if you were watching me trying to cut the last, last piece of meat off that rib eye bone, you would have thought I was really pathetic.

But I love me my steak.

Snack:cookies, half apple, strawberries, whatever I could find. I am always starving at around 4 or 5pm...

Dinner: soy milk, panettone!

It's no surprise that Simon's family is way more wealthy than my family. We've just started talking about a budget for a wedding, and even though we haven't really laid any groundwork, I am starting to feel like it might be harder than I thought to get a straight answer out of anyone. Just take this conversation we had last night about it:

Anna: You're hella rich.

Simon: Yeah? So?

Anna: Do you want to sign a pre-nup before we get married?

Simon: Nah, that's just silly. We're going to love each other forever! [hugs, kisses, eyes twinkle with happy tears]

[a pause]

Anna: If we get divorced, I'm suing you for 50% of your net worth.

[Simon leans in close, clutches my waist, and starts shaking me. Whispers...]

Simon: No you won't, because I'll KILL YOU before it gets that far.

[Simon and Anna burst into laughter on the bed]

Simon: Hmm. Why am I aroused now?