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Gotham noir. #chitecture  (at The J. Parker)

Gotham noir. #chitecture (at The J. Parker)

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Out of focus (at Green Street Smoked Meats)

Out of focus (at Green Street Smoked Meats)

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There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light ☁️

There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light ☁️

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Moonrise kingdom. 


Sunday’s sunset & full moon in the park was such a great time. It was inspiring to be surrounded by some amazingly talented people in such a beautiful spot on a gorgeous night. Even though I was too intimidated to really speak to anyone, save for the two people I already knew, I had fun exploring and expanding my creativity. 

I’m not that skilled at this photography stuff, but I want to improve and what better way than to put myself out there and go for it? I’m so grateful for the invite to be included on an adventure like this!  (at Humboldt Park)

Moonrise kingdom.


Sunday’s sunset & full moon in the park was such a great time. It was inspiring to be surrounded by some amazingly talented people in such a beautiful spot on a gorgeous night. Even though I was too intimidated to really speak to anyone, save for the two people I already knew, I had fun exploring and expanding my creativity.

I’m not that skilled at this photography stuff, but I want to improve and what better way than to put myself out there and go for it? I’m so grateful for the invite to be included on an adventure like this! (at Humboldt Park)

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"Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started." 
—Haruki Murakami (1Q84) (at Humboldt Park)

"Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started."
—Haruki Murakami (1Q84) (at Humboldt Park)

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Kind of blue reflections

Kind of blue reflections

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I wish I could keep this feeling in a plastic jar…  (at Humboldt Park)

I wish I could keep this feeling in a plastic jar… (at Humboldt Park)

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Seems like I should be getting somewhere 

#WHPheretothere

Seems like I should be getting somewhere

#WHPheretothere

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REAL WOMEN LIFT HEAVY

We had our last progress check for the fitness challenge. Last one until the challenge is over. Here is my progress… looks crazy to see it on paper like this!

Down 30 lbs, 6.3% body fat, and 4 pts on my BMI! YEAHHH!

4 more weeks until the final weigh-in. FOUR WEEKS. I know that’s not a lot of time to see a HUGE change from now until then, but I am going to continue to work hard and make an improved effort on my eating habits in order to maximize my results in these last weeks. One or two cheat meals a week, limit alcohol consumption to ONLY once a week, focus on minimally processed eating (chicken, fish, eggs, lots of veg, fresh fruit, yogurt, very little quinoa/brown rice), just to boost any more progress I can achieve. 

One thing I will say is the HUGE jump you see from mid-June until now is that I started to focus less on constant cardio and more on HEAVY lifting. I’m increasing the weight that I lift weekly, I’m focusing on strengthening weak areas, homework homework homework. Give me some deadlifts (155 max currently), leg presses (450 max), and box jumps in lieu of the treadmill or bike. I still do zumba a couple/few times a week, but I lift almost every day that I work out.

Ladies, I can tell you from experience… lifting will burn more fat and increase your metabolism more effectively than spending hours on the treadmill or elliptical all week. Start lifting! You will see your body transform and strength build, which will only provide you with the motivation to work for more!

Wish me luck in these last several weeks. I still have a long road after this challenge is over, which is ideal because I see this as a lifestyle change. I want to continue working towards a constant goal of a healthier, stronger me. :)

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Fun in the desert sun with some of my favorite people. Rooftop pool parties, baseball, all of the bottles of wine… last weekend rocked. 🌵 #tbt

Fun in the desert sun with some of my favorite people. Rooftop pool parties, baseball, all of the bottles of wine… last weekend rocked. 🌵 #tbt

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