fresh like a Baby Dinosaur

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Growing older does a lot of things to you.

Like making you “lame” – which I am totally not. So what if I have a blast staying in on Friday? I think you’re lame for having to strut around outside and spend hundreds of dollars drinking your face off and feeling like shit the next day.

Making everything that you easily spent money on before suddenly seem expensive. Leaking out accidental farts more frequently. (I’m not there yet, but I know from personal experience that it happens.) And a whole lot of other things that you’ll probably agree with if you’re like me: Best Things About Being in Your Late 20s.

As you get older, I feel like you also start realizing more than you need to take care of yourself. You can’t just eat all the junk you want – you will gain weight, and you will feel like shit. I’ve already started looking after my health, and my next thing is taking care of my skin.

We all know that as you age, your skin changes. I’m determined to learn how to take proper care of it so that I can look fresh like a pre-pubescent child. What do you mean I don’t look pre-pubescent?? Baby dinosaur? Yeah, I thought so.

So I’m trying to decide if I should get the Clarisonic skin cleansing system. It’s supposed to do an amazing job cleansing your skin and removing dirt and impurities much better so that your lotions, serums and creams are more effective.

clarisonic mia 2

The only thing is that it’s just a litttttttle bit pricy. And like I said, the older I get the more frugal I am! But I can also appreciate investing in it if it’s truly a great product. Plus, if it makes my skin smooth like a baby’s bottom, why not!

So, does anyone have this? Which one do you have? What do you think about it? How long do the brushes last? Do you use it with a cleanser? Does it feel nice? Is your skin soft? Do you look 5 years younger?

SHOULD I DO IT??

XO,

bunnie

 

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the workout diet

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OR LACK THERE OF. YOU DECIDE.

 

A few people were asking if I dieted while I was doing the Focus T25 program. Thanks for caring, few people! And the answer is: yes and no. I definitely didn’t go on a crazy, strict diet. I didn’t deprive myself of deliciousness when I wanted it.  I’m just not that kind of person. I like to eat like I need to breathe. And I have little self control.

I graduated in Cell Biology and Genetics (not that I’m using it) but before that, I was in Food, Nutrition and Health – so I have a good idea of what’s healthy and what’s not. I now try to make more conscious decisions about what I’m eating, but again, I won’t make myself suffer for the sake of eating overly healthy. After all, what’s the point of making yourself resent getting fit?

bunnie bar - fruit and kale shake

Back in fall 2013, I bought a Nutribullet – my first real attempt at getting healthier.  I’ve been having a veggie and fruit shake almost every morning. And it feels pretty good. Except the occasional diarrhea that may or may not be explosive. (Oh please, don’t ew me. Coffee does the same to you. Admit it.)

So during the T25 program, I continued to have a shake every morning.

BTW, for (almost) one week, I tried a shake diet – shakes for every meal, and nothing else. And @#$% was it HARD. I was so hungry. I couldn’t do it. And I couldn’t afford all the fruits and veggies I was supposed to eat. It’s A LOT. But the reason for it was a documentary on Netflix I watched called Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead.  A little health inspiration and the power of drinking fruits and veggies. If you’re insanely unhealthy, or need a little motivation, I would suggest watching!

bunnie bar - kale shake

THIS GREEN SHAKE:
  • Kale
  • Strawberries
  • 1/2 an orange
  • 1/2 a pear
  • Flax seeds
  • Water


I don’t have a recipe book for shakes. I just go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of stuff and throw in whatever I’m in the mood for. Some must haves: kale, lemons, apples, oranges, pears, soy or almond milk. And strawberries if they’re in season. If not, frozen berries work. BTW, none of these shakes here have any type of milk in them, but majority of the time, I put about 1:3 ratio of soy milk to water in. Makes it creamier and just so much better. Oh and a few cubes of ice makes a difference. Who wants to drink a warm shake?

Personally, I prefer more fruit in my shakes. The first time I made a veggie shake, I put in a ton of kale, cucumber, celery… and whatever else is green. It was disgusting and equivalent to drinking someone’s vomit. Tip? Add lemon and more water or coconut juice. Practice makes perfect.

bunnie bar - quinoa salad

I work from home so it’s much easier for me to have a healthy lunch (but harder to say no to snacking on chocolate, chips, cookies, ice cream…). A quinoa salad accompanied by another shake is perfect. Super easy to make and also light and fresh.

THIS QUINOA SALAD:
  • Quinoa
  • Can of corn
  • Mango 
  • Avocado
  • Tofu
  • Tomato
  • Basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dressing: lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard

 

This works for dinner too - just toss in some protein – chicken, fish or sliced medium rare steak….. Mmmm.

bunnie bar - quinoa salad and shake

THIS OTHER GREEN SHAKE:
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Half apple
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cucumber
  • Water


For dinner and on the weekends, I eat whatever I want. If eating healthy’s not your thing, it may be because:

  1. You’re not eating the right kind of healthy food (trust me, it’s not all gross)
  2. You’re putting yourself on an unreasonable diet that’s made you resentful
  3. You’re just starting out and you haven’t gotten the hang of it yet


Once you start exercising regularly – you start to enjoy it a bit more. Probably not because exercise is fun – T25 is torturous, even after 14 weeks – but because you feel better about yourself and you start to see results. It’s the same with your diet. When you start eating healthier, you have more energy. You don’t get food comas and you feel better overall. When you’re at the point where feeling great > eating a cheeseburger which feels great for 2 mins but then you feel like shit for the rest of the day, it becomes easier to choose. 

And plus, when you’re exercising regularly and eating well, you can afford some guilty indulgences. Like this breakfast I had on Friday:

bunnie bar - breakfast at bons

3 eggs, lots of bacon, more potatoes, and a grill cheese sandwich with tomato. YES.

They say that diet is an important part of being healthy and fit – and it’s true. But it doesn’t mean you have to kill yourself over it. Eating is enjoyable, and we should keep it that way.

XO,

bunnie

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i focused and it gave me abs

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3 PHASES. 5 DAYS. 14 WEEKS. 84 WORKOUTS. 2100 MINUTES.

 

bunnie bar - t25 focus workout results

Okay, so this is a little unconventional of me. To be posting half nakie photos and showing it off. Let’s be honest, I feel a lot bit exposed, but I feel like I’ve just climbed Mount Everest or ate a bag of raw carrots (I f*king hate raw carrots), so let me be. 

Over the last 3 or more years, I’ve been struggling with getting (any) regular exercise into my routine. Oh I tried. Many times. I went to the gym once in a blue moon. Did Insanity once. Ran outside a couple times. And then, never again. Working at an office 9-5, I also ate – ate cookies, candy, chocolate, fries, ice cream, chips, you name it. Everything in front of my face, ended up in my face. 

And you’re probably thinking, okay sure, but you’re still skinny. Well, what the hell does skinny mean? Let’s start with this photo from 2013. 

Here I am standing beside my BFF in Vegas. I am clearly bigger than her, but I am still not large. And according to North American standards, I’m probably not fat either. (Take me to Asia and that’s a whole different story.) Some people might think otherwise (like that lovely girl that commented about my thunder thighs and ugly knees – I wish her happiness). But generally, I am petite.

bunnie bar - las vegas

And I am trying to angle myself and suck in my tummy as hard as I can in this photo.

HOWEVER, I am NOT fit. I have gained about 10 pounds within a year or so, I have lost muscle, I have bad eating habits and I feel gross. I am unhealthy. Is it still okay to be “skinny,” if that’s what it means? I was very active before by the way. Working out 3-5 times a week.

And working out, takes up so much time. Who has time to drive to the gym, working out for 1.5 hours, drive home, shower, and blow dry your hair? Seems like such a long processes. So there – I never worked out. EVER.

AND THEN I FOUND AN AMAZING PROGRAM.  

Have you guys heard of Insanity and Hip Hop Abs by Shaun T? T25 FOCUS is one of his new workout programs. Each workout is 25 minutes long, and you do it 5 days a week (except for Fridays when you have to do 2 workouts).  And it’s only 25 freakin’ minutes which is what got me. I can afford to spend 25 minutes working out. Can’t you?? You probably sit on instagram and creep for 25 minutes.

The best part is, in 25 minutes you sweat like a dinosaur and you get results. The program has 3 phases, and 14 weeks…

AND I JUST FINISHED MY 14TH WEEK AND 84TH WORKOUT. I WORKED OUT FOR 14 WEEKS STRAIGHT. AND I AM ECSTATIC.

That’s all I really wanted to brag about say. Thanks for reading my long rant.

Lessons from this post:

1. What you see on the outside is deceiving
2. T25 Focus is awesome
3. I hate raw carrots

XO,

bunnie

PS – I’m not being blackmailed to endorse this. I just actually really like it and am thankful I was introduced to it.

 

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You can’t have my sweater

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brandy melville - zara - olive and piper

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olive and piper fringe necklace

olive and piper jewelry

rebecca minkoff - aldo shoes

bunnie bar - zara - olive and piper

Bandy Melville cardigan| Zara trousers, sweater | Aldo Shoes | olive + piper necklaces, bracelets | Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C 

BECAUSE:

  1. It’s a one of a kind piece in my closet
  2. I use it when I want to be Bat Bunnie (video proof somewhere….)
  3. It makes me feel fashionable and cool
  4. I’ve dropped food on it
  5. I haven’t washed it

 

XO,

bunnie

Photos: Bubby

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