DAY 2: Foods+Fashion+Exercise

Hey all!
It’s day 2 of the Body Flush, and I’m feeling like a champ! The difference has been outrages. My digestive system is very happy with me:) it’s a rainy day today in LA., so we’ll see if I am able to go running tonight. I am definitely not missing ZUMBA though. I’m off from work a bit early today! Yipppeeeeeeee

Today’s morning start:

2 cleanse pills on an empty stomach.
1 shot espresso with frothed almond milk.
1 scoop fiber blend with 8 oz water
8 oz green protein smoothie:

Kale
Chard
Spinach
Bee pollen
Water
Flax milk
1 scoop protein
1/2 tsp vanilla bean
1 tbsp hemp seeds

Life changed when I found hemp seeds!

Here are some helpful facts that you may not have known about hemp seeds.
I love sharing nutritional info! Lol

* All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce.
* A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.

* Eating hemp seeds in any form could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seed has been used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away.

* Nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil.

* A perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.

* A superior vegetarian source of protein considered easily digestible.

* A rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria.

* The richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.

(Source:thenourishinggourmet)

A I read my daily dose of morning bloglovin, I came across this little hot cake from purelytwins. I immediately grabbed a ramekin and whipped one up in 3 minutes.
When you cleanse, you crave stuff like this. This was PERFECT this morning. I can totally have these in the a.m. during my cleanse.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp coconut flour

2 tbsp carob powder or unsweetened cacao powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 1/2 tbsp water

15 drops stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract

Mix all dry ingredients in ramekin, add water, stevia, and vanilla bean. Mix very well, It’ll be quite thick. You could also dab a bit of coconut oil on top. Microwave for 60 seconds, and you’ve got your very own HEALTHY morning dose of cake without additives, sugar, or high carbs.

Before leaving for work , I roasted some brussel sprouts with a bit of coconut oil, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. I may or may not have completely over cooked these bad boys, but whatever. I little crunch won’t hurt nobooooooody!

Snack 1:

A handful of cherries:)
Agua Fresca:

Water
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 small orange
Shaved ginger

Today’s LUNCH:

Roasted Brussel sprouts

Baby kale with chia seed oil and liquid aminos.

Kabocha sqaush

Radish kimchi

1/2 avocado

Adding the squash in there helped to plump up the lunch, otherwise this wouldn’t of filled me up at all. I would’ve been hungry in 2 seconds. Pretty much the ultimate snacky plate:) the flavore all went really well together. I made enough brussel sprouts to take some to work mañana as well. I am leftover queen.

Snack 2:

RAW trail mix.

Pepitas

Flax seeds

Cacao nibs

Sunflower seeds.

Best snack ever! I usually munch on a string cheese or an apple, remember….NO dairy, NO sugar for 7 days, so this really was a treat. I love cacao nibs. Super high in antioxidants and dietary fiber. They kinda remind me of espresso beans. Simiiiiiilllarrrrrrrr.

I’ve got ZUMBA at 8 tonight, so I made a quick, easy, and delicious dinner an hour and 1/2 before.
I was craving some protein!

Salmon is on the plate tonight ladies.

Super easy!
First…. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Make boats out of aluminum

Place a handful of spinach leaves at the bottom

Place the salmon on top.

Rub with crushed garlic

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

3 thin lemon slices on top

Close the boats, leaving room for salmon to steam inside, but make sure the seams are shut.
Cook for 20 minutes and 350*

I love , absolutely love cilantro, so this part is optional. Chopped cilantro makes everything better to me. Oh, and a bit of siracha is always lovely too;)
I ended up only eating 1/2 of this, which was a actually one serving. About 5 oz. ( the size of your palm). Along with a a handful of homemade curry, turmeric pumpkin seeds. That last thing I wanted was to feel full during class. Not a good idea. Ever. My stomach is in high digestion mode. Everything is going right through me. Really, It’s a blessing and a curse, if ya know what I mean.

Tonight’s class was booked. A solid hour of “shakin what yo mama gave ya!”
Sooo fun tonight, we learned a new dance! Woo-hooooo. My happiness continued when I realized I had burned 580 calories. I love seeing new faces in the crowd. Makin it happen ladies.

Oh bye…. Sandy Campy Fitness is offering new students a “CAN’T PASS UP” deal!
For new clients, she is offering 10 zumba classes for $55 dollars, and $75 for 10 buddy sculpting.
Even if you are already a Zumba student, you are still eligible for the new client rate to body sculpting, and vice versa.

580 calories thinner, me and my homie J fit decided to take a 3 mile run. We were dripping sweat I class, so we tried to bundle up as much as we could.

Feeling accomplished and whole. My insides feel fantastic!

Welp, yep, it rained on us the whole run home. Just lovely. Thank god I was warmed up.
We ran for Charity Miles ( Stand up to Cancer). Just under 3 miles. I started getting a cramp so when it was over, I wanted to pass the efffff out.

Andddddd for my favorite part of the week….

Outfit inspirations:

Relaxed slouchy, black on black.
Mixing textures of fabric within the same color

Top: Laundry: by Shelli Segal

Skirt: urban outfitters black slip skirt

Tights: maroon fishnets by Betsy Johnson

Cuff: by: Club Monaco

Boots: black shiny rain boots with rubber heel. By: Aerosoles.

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What are your fitness goals for the week? Are you on the right track?

I’ll check in mañana!
Goodnight guys!
Xo, P

Get the Look…& a COOKIE too hard to pass up…

Ahhhh, good ol’ Wednesday just flew by, didn’t it!? I’m writing this wed night, but you probably won’t see it posted till tomorrow. I gotta check my settings, cuz I think it’s only notifying every 20 hrs or so, not sure. So, sorry on the “late” status:/

Anyway…. Yesterday was a really intense workout day, I gotta say. I know I’ve got some energy to burn, but shit. I did an hour on the elliptical in the a.m., then, ZUMBA at 8:00 p.m THEN, a 3 mile run! I know, I’m weird. I felt great, until I got a cramp in the arch of my foot! Ughhh. Before the run, I had to really stretch it out.

I got home, and realized I had not opened my package that I had received the day before. LOOKIE HERE! My Nespresso pods for my perfect Pixie Espresso machine! I can’t survive without it. A bit dramatic, but only to those who don’t drink coffee, and we all know, they can’t be trusted I couldn’t wait to fall asleep so that I could wake up and have my cup of joe!

Well, my adrenaline  kept me up later than I was hoping (cons to late night workouts),so I definitely was not working out this morning. I got some work done, and relaxed with willy instead. I recently got approached by About Time protein to do a review on their product, so this morning, I played around with different ways to utilize the protein. I received a few different favors, and I really think that it’s gonna be the new BIG thing! My review and recipe ideas will be up next week, so be sure to keep an eye out, especially for those looking for a protein powder that is on the leaner side!

This was taken this morning (wed), at work. Enjoying my morning ritual green drink with About Time protein. The BOMB!
I also enjoyed a delicious cookie this a.m made from the same protein, but different flavor. Also amazing, and can’t wait to share. ivew always been a Collagen Sport kinda gal, but, I was eager to try this new brand, cuz it screams PERFECT FIT FOR P!

Snack was a handful of raw walnuts, and a handful of grapes, oh…and a small guava.

Lunch was a random. Spaghetti squash I had baked in the oven last night, and some cold Asian style “miracle noodles” with cabbage, sesame, and other yumminess. (you can find these under tools/devices for the kitchen, just scroll over to specialty foods)

For dessert, I hade a huge Asian pear, that was as sweet as a mother trucker. I’ve been having lots of fruit cravings lately….

This evening was supposed to be a Zumba class, or body sculpt class, but I got home from work, and realized…yeah, I ain’t goin noooowhere.

Tonight’s dinner was a fiasco of me trying out a new recipe of spaghetti squash latkes, which tuned into a this. I don’t know what kept happening, they wouldn’t crisp up, so it ended up more like a scramble. lol. Whatever, topped it with a little parsley and viola! Still super yummy. I enjoyed with a glass of Pinot, and a protein cookie for dessert;) I always have to have something a bit sweet in the mix, you know me.

I wanted to share today’s look with y’all!
Bargain shopper lady is at it again;)
Check out the digs!

GET THE LOOK:

Jeans by Ditto
A great 70’s inspired high waisted jean that I found at a buy,trade, sell shop for $20 bucks. ( lucky girl, you gotta search) otherwise check their site for the latest look.

Jacket by: Wilster apparel on sale of course.

Shirt by: Rebel yells. Online find:)

Purse: $ 34.99 from TJ MAXX

Sunglasses: Ray Ban aviators. ( the online glasses that look good on me, I swear, I’ve tried others, ew)

Belt: from Nicaragua… $10 best find ever.
Leather, and colored stiching.

Jewelry: a collection of silver from all over!

Welp, there you have it friends.
From Fries to Fit, is gettin alllll fashion on y’all.
No matter what the budge, you can make it happen!

Let’s end this post on a sweet note, yeah?

Check out the latest completely guilt free skinny girl cookie:)
Get into it…

GOALS THIS MONTH:

Book all my vacations:)
San Fransisco this month. BOOKED
Canada in June. BOOKED
Napa Valley in July. BOOKED
FoR the kicker…..
Tying to plan a trip to Montego Bay,Jamaica in April…ahhhhh, hell yesss! I have never been, any recommendations folks?

THIS WEEK IN: My Fashion Inspiration

Hey all!
I’m so excited to start sharing some of the latest fashion inspirations that make me wanna say “Hellllllll YESSSSS!
Style is something created my your own sense of self, and inspirations of others, so I wanted to share a post that was dedicated to what I see myself in. I LOVE FASHION. Even though most times, you can catch me in trainers, and gym clothes, I work as a hairstylist, so I need to be on top of my game as far as the hottest looks.

If you are not on Pinterest, get into it, it is an online inspiration board that offers ideas in everything, from fashion, food, travel, and DIY projects. Most of you know that this is my shit. I love this site. So every week, I really want to start sharing with you what I’m into at the moment.
I’m all over the place so,I don’t know if you would say that I have a particular “Paula style”, but you could say that I love to mix and match, and play tomboy every once in a while.
So, that’s what I’m sharing with y’all today….

” I wore my baggy pants today” looks.
I can be girly at times, but mostly I like to functional and comfortable. I’m on my feet 9 hrs a day, so, really, you won’t be catching me in stilettos. Yeah. No.

Sexy is something that comes from within ladies. Hold your head high, and your shoulders back.
You’ll be turning heads like you wouldn’t believe;) It’s all about confidence in your body and faith in your fashion choices.

Remember…there is NO right or wrong in fashion, only insecurity.

Check out what I’m Soooooo into right now…

BASICS
Quality over quantity.
Basics that will carry you through the year.
Black, white, gray.
In every shape, baggy, tight, whatever.
Pair with a trouser, knee length skirt, or a great pair of boyfriend jeans;)

WORKING GIRL
This look, I LOVE! How chic is this?
I definitely see myself out to dinner in this, or even at work. Well, minus the gnarly heels, but, I am feeeeeling this.
The hammer pants are makin’ a comeback babes!

ARGENTINIAN GODDESS
If you don’t already know, I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and this look reminds me of the girls I see walking downtown during the fall. Tis look is effortless, intellectual, and extremely feminine.
Tis look oozes confidence to me…the hat n’ all.

THE MODERN SCHOOL TEACHER

you can re-create this look for, I bet you, $50 bucks or less.
Simple. White button up, and an elastic band skirt, really? C’mon. I could find this at gap tomorrow.
It’s all about you owning it!
Buttoned up to the top, FAVORITE part.
How bout’ that fringe too? Damn.

DENIM. GIRL NEXT DOOR

Get over it. Denim will never be out.
As a matter of fact, it is longest living trend out of alllllll of these.
You got nothin’ on denim.
This is a hot look. Try using this method. Different shades, and textures of denim together, with some great shoes, and jewelry. Head turner.

Anddddd. You knew I couldn’t help myself…..;)
These a nuts. Ahhhhh I need!!!!! Click pic to odaaaaaa!

FITNESS DEAL OF THE WEEK:

And, last but not least, for those of you wanting to start the new year off with something new….
A few days left. Get it!
Crossfit Studio City

hold the fries

UP AT 5:00 AM

WOD:

25 jumping jacks

15 minute run, conversation pace

Main Strength Set:

10 burpees

10 jumping lunges

5 pull ups10 body weight squats

Run ½ mile for time

5 box jumps

(Repeated 1-3 times)

Cool Down: Stretch for 10 minutes

And yesss…this is the outfit I wore to the gym….

lol…I’m still trying to not feel like a creep taking pics of myself at the gym working out.

I’m working on it I promise. It’s a little bit embarrasing. Who the hell am I gonna take with me

at 5 am to the gym and be all “can you just take a few good ones of

me flexing?” haha….um no.

Check out todays packed lunches at work! The chickies I work with are really health conscious so we all try to support each other to not eat the damn crap that sometimes lands in the staff room.

And then there is always someone who will order amazing looking skinny fries. I have to constantly remind myself that there is nothing skinny about them and since I couldn’t enjoy them in my mouth, I took a picture with them. This is completely normal.

Lunchtime madness with my little japanese monkey Yasuna<3

GET THIS LOOK:

TOP: Urban Outfitters on

sale $19.99

PANTS: Goodwill $7.00 (learn to love searching and hunting, you can really end up with a gem)

SHOES: Target $24.99

BELT: simple black patten leather. Marshalls $7.99

NECKLACE: Forever 21 $8

I worked out this morning because I knew I would be missing my thursday ritual of Zumba at 8:30 p.m. I work at 9:00 a.m. on thursdays so I prefer to work out in the evening after the day is done. I sleep really well after that class because it KICKS MY ASS!

This is my good friend Jules, and tonight we’d made plans to have a girls night of dinner and drinks at her fabulous Sherman Oaks house. I hadn’t seen her in weeks and it was definitely time to catch up. This chick is a rockstar and yes…I did give her that amazing spock haircut. She rocks it.

I took a few pics of her fab house, but unfortunately my pics don’t do it justice. She’s got such a great sense of design.

Did I mention she’s an outstanding cook. Our dinner was quite simple but Honestly It was the best salmon I have EVER had!

Roasted asparagus over baby arugula and Salmon drizzled with a little of this blood orange oil that is only found in oakland. (Every time she goes out there to visit a friend, she comes back with a whole case of them.) I got lucky. She sent me home with a bottle:) yessssssssssssss!!! I cherish this;)

Then, THIS HAPPENED:

yes, you are not mistaken…right outta the jar into the next jar…and then into the next. cow status.

After a couple spoonfulls we looked at each other with that look of ” omg, this is sooo EFFING good right now” (you know the look). And then, it was over.

She took the jar away.:)

I was exhausted by 9p.m. The day felt productive, busy and was so happy to laugh ,eat , and drink the night away. Willy was at home waiting as usual listening to any sound at the door. So anxious..Checked the mail..and yeay, my new fave magazines came in the mail! What are some of your favorites?

Lovely day in LA.

Good morning fit friends:)
Up at 5 and got a lot done! I work at 9:45. Hit the gym with some positive energy this A.M., because I knew I was coming home after to enjoy a yummy breakfast. This race coming up is getting me really amped to get up and train. Every morning I recieved an email from the Spartan Race trainer who sends out what the WOD will be for that particular day. I actually look foward to them now because since starting this training I am feeling much stronger and seeing some results!F YEAYYYYYYhhhh! If you tend to be the type of person that lacks self motivation, I swear, sign up for a race, challenge…anything that will set off that spark to prove to yourself that you can handle business! It really does help to set goals for yourself. Start small, and more often than not, you will astonish yourself with your drive towards these accomplishments. Tell people what you are planning to do so that it helps to keep you accountable. I don’t know about you but, I don’t like being the girl who says “oh yeah, I never ended up doing that…It was jussssst…ummm.busssssy? .” Yeah whatever with the excuses.


Todays WOD:
– Jog 1/2 Mile (4-6Min Time)
Lower Body Agility Exercise x 12
50 Sec Rest-
Jog 1/2 Mile
Alternating Split Squats w/ Jump x 15
1 Min Rest-
Jog 1/2 Mile (4-6Min Time)
2 Pushups + Burpees to Tuck Jumps x 15
50 Sec Rest
Jog 1/4 Mile
Full-Body Agility Square x 10
1 Min Rest
After this whole set…I was feelin pumped!! so…I added 3 sets of 25 crunches on stability ball.
Then home. Breakfast was served. I made ridiculous protein pancakes. Recipe to come….I promise. So worth the wait!


At home Willy was waiting for me. Freaking out knowing I would take him for his morning treck. He was so damn happy to hit the trail tis morning, he could hardly contain himself…
It’s been a bit harder lately to get outta bed, and I think it has to do with the fact that the weather has been getting rrrrreeeeaaaallllll cozy and nothing sounds better than being in bed snuggly. So, I’ve been making sure pack my lunch for work the night before so that I have extra time in the morning to get stuff done!
My luch today was nothing short of fabulous. Really clean but tasted really great! Especially knowing that everything was fresh and that you’re not just putting shit in your body.
TODAYS LUNCH:
Leftover ground turkey meatloaf
heirloom tomatoes
hard boiled egg
raw chia oil
fresh lemon
salt and pepper


OUTFIT INSPO:
That seventies show:)
Shirt: Gap (on sale) $14.99
Pants: Juicy couture/ T.J Maxx $25.00
Belt: Gap (on sale) $9.99
Purse: T.J.Maxx $49.99
So cute today I recieved this in the mail at work….A lovely thank you card from a very sweet client. AWEEEE totally made my day
Of course, like everyday of my freakin life, traffic was a nightmare, and as I inched my way through coldwater canyon, I kept getting more and more tense thinking that I wasn’t gonna make it to my dinner date with lovies and friends . Ughhh I was craving sushi like in a VERY bad way. I have the best kept secret spot around! Maybe one day I’ll share:)
Seared tuna sushi..and no… I didn’t eat the rice
A beautiful array of 3 different types of fish wrapped in cucumber loaded with veggies. no rece;)
An order of the amberjack, Yellowtail belly and sea bream. AMAZING trio!
Happy as a clam..