I am now simultaneously lightheaded and ready for the weekend.
Anonymous asked: um DUH do share your real mixed feelings about Do Life.
Wow, I didn’t realize so many people would notice that little snippet I snuck in there.
I mean, obviously what he did and the way he lost all that weight and motivated and inspired people is great. It’s hard to do, and I know a lot of people who really got their butt kicked into high gear by reading about his journey.
And we’re all human, right? And if you’ve ever lost weight you know how easy it is to let it slip back on over time. So there’s no hate in my heart for him not keeping all the weight off, and I respect that he’s trying to lose it again.
But a lot of the things that he does while doing all this irk me. He gets a book published about his journey (yay!) but while marketing it there is almost no mention of what happened AFTER what happened in the book. If feels a little dishonest to not share in the bio of his blog immediately that he is a real human who is struggling to keep the weight off. He also seems to have dramatically reduced the amount of real blogging or even accountability check type posts that he made once he revealed how much weight he had gained back. Like maybe if he doesn’t talk about it then we won’t remember it when we see his book on Amazon or see him on the Today Show? Which, ya know, is fine. Just be honest on your step back from your lifestyle.
He also seems like he starts off on this big endeavors and is so excited about different challenges that he starts, and then he never follows through. For a while he was running freaking marathons, and then I see recently that he did his first race (a half marathon) in a year. I mean, a year off from living a lifestyle that you preached to people about being a life change is a lot of time off the wagon and it makes me feel like parts of the whole Do Life business weren’t totally authentic. Stuff like that. I get it, again, he is human and it’s easy to be excited about something when you start and then just lose interest along the way (see every time I start a diet or workout plan.) But he sells shirts for this “Do Life” movement. He sells the book. In essence, he gets benefits in the form of running magazine covers and notoriety and money for this whole movement he started but has basically been kicked to the curb for a bit. (That’s at least the feeling I get from him.)
I mean I’m sure there are plenty of people who still find him to be an inspiration. Like I said, there’s no real genuine hate coming from me. I just don’t care to read the blog anymore. Mixed feelings.
(I know, it’s incredibly ironic to follow up a post about pizza and beers with one about dieting, but that’s pretty much the definition of my life. Pizza and dieting.)
Not sure how many of you guys have done a Diet Bet before, but I signed up for this post-beers last night because it’s time to get serious about looking hawt for the wedding I’m in at the end of June. I let things really slide in April and have been using this month to get back into a groove with Pure Barre and running. The idea is that you put up your cash for the bet (this one is $25) and if you lose 4% of your body weight in the time frame you win! The pot is divided up among the number of players, so at the very least if every single person makes their bet then you get your initial bet back. Realistically, some people will fail and so you will get more than your original bet back. I already use Gympact as a monetary workout incentive, so I know these work for me. You can read more about how DietBet works on this page. Today is the first day of the bet, so it’s not too late to sign up. Join in here if you want to be a part of it!
(I didn’t necessarily choose this one because it was the Do Life one - I just saw someone on here last night who linked up to it. I have real mixed feelings on Ben and the whole Do Life situation.)
As my boss just said when this was delivered, Blake has won major brownie points by ordering pizza to be delivered to me at work. We went to trivia last night and I may have had too many beers and then slept the sleep of a dead person and did NOT want to wake up this morning. Dry shampoo + a band tee (the cool kid thing to wear in our office as part of the work we do is music management) + not a real bra + glasses instead of contacts and I was out the door. Still sleepy, but at least my pizza craving has been satiated. Just a few hours til we kick this long weekend off!
In and out in an hour - a miracle. Officially a Georgia resident and a Mundy like @brklyn and @jblakemundy!
Nothing screams fun like the DMV. Someone also sat right beside me. Why? Why?? So many other empty chairs.
Yup, that’s all.
My mom just sent us a video that a friend sent her from the news when my dad passed. Loved getting to see and hear him talk and share a little of what he was like with Blake. This screenshot is from him in the gym coaching - doing what he loved. So special.
I just read that Lululemon will have black luon pants, including Wunder Unders and Wunder Under Crops, back in stock in early June!
One of my pairs of crops are looking pretty ragged, so I have been stalking them for this info for a while.
hi!i am trying to be all chef-y and wife-y this week and make some things. Here’s what I need:
Anonymous asked: Any updates on married life after almost 2 months? Changes or high/low points to give insight to curious minds? :)
Ooh fun question! Everyone always asks us if it is any different to be married since we lived together for almost 3 years before getting hitched. And we always say no, not really, but it is a little different. (In a good way!)
First of all, it is a bit happier of a home now that there is not overbearing wedding stress like I dealt with the last few months before the wedding. (Having to embark on a job search at the same time didn’t help the stress levels.) So that helps us be happier and sweeter right off the bat. Second of all, I’ve noticed that things feel easier just in general. It’s been easier for us to understand that things are permanent and real and we have to work as a team to make everything work for as long as we both shall live. Things that may have caused the world’s biggest fight before get worked out (or one of us says hey, this is a pretty dumb fight, so let’s just calm down and chill.) Or, conversely, things that I thought weren’t worth fighting over before (how many reusable grocery bags are too many to keep in my car and why can’t they stay in the house by the table?) now get hashed out to completion to make sure we stop having the same arguments over and over.
All of this to say that we’re just two months into what is an incredibly long journey and I’m sure everything will bite us in the ass sometime soon or down the road and remind us how hard things can be sometimes. But right now it is mostly highs, and very few lows.
It’s a pretty serious night out when I break out the Velcro rollers.