I follow a lot of people on Instagram.  I love the social interaction, and you do truly form friendships on there believe it or not.

Marlena is one woman I follow (20 years younger than me) but she makes me laugh – she always starts her stories pouring a proffee (protein coffee) and saying “what’s up bitches.”  

But as with life, sometimes I don’t catch up with as many people as I would like, and by chance I thought, “I haven’t stopped by to see what Marlena is up to for a while.” 

So by chance, last Saturday I was watching her stories, and she’s SO CLOSE to goal – like already lost 55 pounds and within 7 pounds to go which seems so close and far away at the same time. 

She’s been on a plateau even though she’s killing it in the food and workout game, and she made an offhand comment that basically said the last time she was on a plateau she did 500 flights of stairs in 7 days.  She then said “none of you bitches would want to do that with me, would you?”

I immediately said “I WILL!”

Mind you, I had only been to the gym once since May 23.  (but who’s counting!).  But I knew I had to commit to someone other than myself because I can always talk myself out of doing something, but when another person is counting on me, I will always, always step up to the plate.

So I began my first 100 flights last Saturday, with no idea how long it would take me to even do that – 15 minutes, an hour?  Turns out 37:22 is how long it took me the first time.  Then I did it in 37:16, then 33:13, then 36:30 (I didn’t get to the gym until 9:30 that night, so I was a bit tired!), so last night I had to PR since it was my last 100 flights.  Less than 33:13 was my goal.

I did it!  I was so close to getting under 30 minutes – so that will be my next goal.

When I was done I did the ropes for 4 minutes, then 10 minutes of abs and 5 minutes of stretching to finish my hour working.

Pretty sure I have abs of steel now!  I look pretty “fit-ish” in that pic!

Ha!  Camera angles are everything.  

The point of those two pictures though, is to tell you that what you see on social media isn’t always what is reality.  I can take a picture of myself that instantly makes me look 20 pounds lighter – angle the photo in a mirror that’s tilted a bit – just do you – don’t compare yourself with others.  


I made the best quick dinner last night.  It doesn’t really even need a recipe card because it was literally just leftovers thrown into a Tumaro wrap – I forgot to take a picture of it, but these are all one point each.  I used the basic white though for this crunch wrap – well, without the inside crunch.

  • 1 Tumaro wrap
  • 2 ounces cooked lean beef
  • 1/3 cup black beans, canned, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Frontera Grill chipotle salsa (use any salsa you like)
  • 1/2 ounce low fat cheddar
  • 1/4 cup chopped romaine
  • Mix all together and stuff into the wrap.  Fold into a burrito.  Heat skillet over medium heat with avocado spray, cook seam side down for 2 minutes, flip and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • THAT’S IT!  

It was delicious.  There was a bit of crunch in the wrap because it was pan “fried” but still chewy which is what I love about those wraps, and if you can find that Frontera Grill Chipotle salsa, buy it – it’s so fucking good!

Happy Friday!  I have a busy weekend.  Three recipes to put together, doing another YouTube video (you’re welcome!) (if you missed the last one, here is the link).  I have a cheese event on Sunday at Pacific Standard Club on Sunday and I’ll be staying at my beloved Hotel Monaco on Sunday.  #love

Make it a great day – check on Instagram to see how I did on my first week back after I hit the reset button.  Hugs!  And don’t eat like an asshole.