Days 9 and 10

What a (tiring) weekend! Friday night, my daughter work up at 3:30am, crying. We now know it’s because she is teething. She’s had 8 teeth for awhile now, so I guess it’s time for more to grow in. They are both on the bottom, and I think one of them is a molar. Poor thing. We gave her Hyland’s teething tablets Saturday night, and she slept through the night.

Day 9


I didn’t have time to cook, so I just cut up an avocado and a tomato. The tomato was from my neighbor’s container garden, a concept I love, but don’t have the patience to do myself. Hooray for friendly neighbors!

I know it’s good to have a protein shake or something substantial after working out , so instead of getting a Frappucino or “the most expensive Starbucks drink” with my star rewards, I opted for a mango smoothie with an extra scoop of protein powder (for a total of 3) and an extra banana.


Despite waking up too early, I still made my way to Baby Boot Camp Class at Helms Bakery at 9:30am. I asked my friend Maggie if she wanted to meet me there for a workout, so I definitely had to show up (ACCOUNTABILITY). I’m so glad I went, because not only did I have a good workout, but I was able to see my friend and her daughter, both who I haven’t seen in awhile. My husband didn’t make it to the class (Saturday classes are open to partners!), but it was ok. I think he just wanted some peace and quiet at home after being up at 3:30am.



We try to go hiking on the weekends. We went to Franklin Canyon a few times, and love it. This time, we went to Runyon Canyon. It was our first time there together. I’ve been there several times previously with girlfriends during the week. The trails are very popular, and there are three hiking routes of varying levels to choose from. We took Route B up, and Route A down. My husband carried our baby in the Osprey Pack baby backpack I gave him for Father’s Day. There are some really beautiful views of Los Angeles from this route, and the “big bench” of Runyon Canyon can also be found here. I was rockin’ my Runyon (#rockinrunyon) x2 that day, wearing my Runyon Canyon Apparel t-shirt and running hat on the Runyon Canyon trail. Route A connects to the top of Route B. Route A is a really good trail for strollers and for a more relaxing hike.


Aria checking out the view on Route B at Runyon Canyon from the Osprey Baby Carrier



Since we were in Hollywood and had to go to Target anyway (when do we NOT have to go to Target?), we stopped at one of our favorite places for lunch – Mendocino Farms. We ordered salads for the first time there. Usually we indulge in “The Three Little Pigs” sandwich, but since we are trying to eat healthy for 35 days, I got the “Chinese Chicken Salad” (with no wontons) and my husband got “The Sophisticated Chicken and Prosciutto Salad” (with no cheese). As you can see from the photo, I was so hungry, I forgot to snap a picture before I devoured half the salad.


I cooked up some small ribeye steaks and sauteed spinach in garlic. It’s funny how much spinach shrinks, because this was over two handfuls worth.

I was so exhausted by the end of that day, I went to sleep before 10pm!

Day 10

Today was more chill, thankfully, and the rain kind of added to the mood. Unfortunately, because it rained, it deterred my plans to jog with the baby to meet my friends for brunch at FOOD. This little cafe is packed, but for good reason. The food is delicious. I was so busy catching up with old friends, I didn’t take a picture of the tofu scramble I ordered. I completely forgot tofu isn’t Paleo, but I still felt good about eating it. I rarely cook tofu at home, and it’s probably because it doesn’t taste this good.

Then, my family and I went to Burbank for the closing of Pascal Campion’s Exhibit at Center Stage Gallery, “3000 Moments.” There, we picked up the prints we ordered from the opening event, and chatted with the artist himself. He’s been on a whirlwind tour the past few weeks, including Comicon. Check out his work on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level 7.

I haven’t uploaded it yet, but check out my Instagram feed for what I had for dinner!

Workout happened…at 8:30pm. Did a quick one using my 5 lb weights, lots of arm and ab exercises, along with dips and high knees and butt kicks. I sweat so much, but glad I still managed to do it.