Working Out and Why I Won’t Do It with Good Hair

Just like everyone else in America, I’ve vowed to spend more time working on my fitness in 2013.  Has this been my New Year resolution for the past several years?  Yes.  Have I always kept it up?  Absolutely not, don’t be crazy, but it’s for this exact reason that I literally laughed out loud when I saw this story on Allure.com.  The piece reveals a survey of more than a hundred women, where 40 percent admitted to skipping exercise because they didn’t want to mess up their hair; they are about three times less likely to meet the recommend exercise standards than women who don’t fear being unkempt.  

Guys, I really thought that I was the only one who sometimes avoids physical exercise due to the fact that I happen to be having a good hair day and don’t want to F it up.  So, I guess I’m not alone, which is awesome.  A potential solution: Edward Tricomi, of Warren-Tricomi Salons shared a really awesome tip for maintaining your blowout after a workout. He told me to cut up a pair of black, opaque stockings and turn them into a make-shift headband and then use the remaining pieces to tie my hair into a ponytail. It is genius since the material doesn’t leave indentation marks and absorbs perspiration at the hairline.  Let’s see how this goes…cheers to a fit 2013.

Photo: My last birthday (Devon, me, Sharon). There was no way I was going to the gym with that hair.

Tuesday Web Candy (accidentally posted on Wednesday, sorry for partying)

After a ridulously fun Sunday at the beach, this photo of David Hasselhoff (Baywatch style) seriously makes me giggle – People.com

I decided to start my diet again, after gaining about 4lbs, and this Apricot Mustard Baked Chicken looks DELICIOUS, minus the apricot…cause, you know, no fruit allowed – MilkandMode.com

This article makes me feel very LA but yeah…it’s got some good tips on how to look younger. – InStyle.com

Soul Cycle…do you guys have an opinion?  I’m so not into spinning (hated it in NYC, actually) but I’m tempted to try it out again – IntoTheGloss.com

This is basically a Jamie-approved DIY project…something to do with all of my empty wine bottles, finally. – ISpyDIY.com

Degree Get Into the Move- move your body and win amazing prizes!

My obsession with Degree deodorant is no secret.  I just got home from an exhilarating Zumba session with my fellow LA-based beauty and fitness bloggers and omg, I feel amazing.  I’ve never zumba’d(?) before and I have to admit, it’s actually way more fun than I thought it would be.  What’s the connection between deodorant and Zumba?  Well, let me tell you.  Degree just launched an initiative called Get Into the Move, in honor of their MotionSENSE line.

What’s cool about it is that it’s basically a free (and fun) way to stay active and actually win fun stuff!  You can earn points for the below:

  • Checking in daily
  • Exercise- including walking your dog, swimming, gardening, yoga, etc.
  • Sharing the info with your friends on Facebook
  • Answering trivia questions on fitness and health
  • Finding codes at partner outlets like 24 Hour Fitness


Like I said, you can win prizes for playing the instant win games- prizes like iTunes and Zappos gift cards!  Make sure to also enter the weekly drawing for prizes like girls’ night out , designer shoes, and the BIG grand prize (which, I’m OBSESSED with) – a surf trip to HAWAII, a yoga retreat in Costa Rica or skiing in the Alps! HELLO.

As an added bonus, if you’re one of those do-gooders (which, clearly, I’m not) you can even donate your earned points to two different charities- Girls in the Game or The Challenged Athlete Foundation.

You have until August 23 to “get moving.”  OH and here’s how you can start and earn EASY, EASY points – use code GetMoving052 to start, courtesy of Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis 🙂


Look cute, get motivated to work out

So it’s already mid January and I’m sure that I’m not the only one that hasn’t fulfilled their New Years resolution to work out more, right?  I felt really inspired when I saw this pic of Kim and Khloe Kardashian leaving the gym in LA last week.  They’re both wearing head-to-toe PH8 and are looking comfortable enough to work out but also still super cute…what better way to multi-task and maybe, just maybe, pick up a dude? Anyway, this is my new strategy- look cute at the gym, tone up and maybe get some dates out of it.  Boom.