hey, everybody!

June 13, 2010

i just did an hour of yoga!

…ok, actually just 40 minutes, but that’s pretty good, right? i exercise at gym at school about every other day (elliptical or treadmill) and occasionally use my crap elliptical at home when i freak about about eating too much (i guess a part of me is exercise-bulimic…?) or dance when my ipod just happens to be on and playing a good song and i’m alone, but i’ve never had much of a consistent, at-home routine.

maybe it’s time to start one. maybe i’m not young enough anymore that i can get away with simply dieting to lose weight and look fabulous. (i AM of voting age now, after all…)

i found my yoga video on my netflix instant play thing and there’s dancing and pilates too, so maybe once school’s out i should do a video every other day, and for now, do one a week…

i think that’s a good plan, right?

in further news, when i get to where i want to be body-wise, i want to try acting or modeling. my dream is to take a train across the country to los angeles and stay for a few weeks to a month and just audition like crazy! i could stay in some motel or rent a crap apartment… and i don’t know who i’d go with. could i go alone? it’s kind of going against the whole buddy-system rule…

i guess my plan still needs some ironing out, but it sounds promising, right? i wish i could go this summer, but i’m going to have a lot to do to get ready for college, so i’m setting my sights on next summer.

maybe this summer, i can just start in new york. which would make sense. why go across the country when i can audition locally? i mean, i guess i view los angeles as having more opportunities, but then again i’ve never been there…

so new york. this summer. PRACTICE.

and in order to get anywhere, especially since i haven’t acted since middle school and wasn’t particularly good, i’m going to need to look awesome. have that whole star-quality thing down. good body. good hair. good clothes. good skin. (any tips for good skin, btw? it’s usually OK, but around THAT TIME… not great 😦 )

what do you think? this is crazy, right? but maybe it would be fun, and i’d know i tried when i was young…

anyway, how about some pictures?

^^^i want these thighs

^^^ sometimes i wish i were model-tall… or even just tall… or of a normal height

^^^i’m OBSESSED with nautical stripes. esp in navy.

^^^the way she walks, she looks like a much-skinnier version of me. all i need are those lovely arms and calves… but i feel like my calves are so bulky/ stumpy, and not long and lean. anyone know what i can do about that?

alright, everyone. happy sunday! and don’t forget to dream big 🙂

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4 Responses to “hey, everybody!”

  1. Katherine said

    ooh i love yoga!! it’s a great way to help your digestion, as most of the twisting poses really help move things through, so good for you!!

    have you heard of yerba mate? it’s a tea (they sell it in bags at whole foods and some grocery stores). south americans drink it all day long, and the women especially use it to stave off hunger cravings and boost energy. you’ll see it’s often an ingredient in diet pills, but i find the tea itself works much better. 🙂

    as for moving to LA, well, i live in LA and it seems like every day i see more innocent, gorgeous young things (probably just like yourself!) move here and quickly get dis-illusioned with what the city has to offer. it can be cruel. that said, it can also be amazing! i would first try to get some good modeling photos and work your way through the agencies in new york. if modeling is what you want, that’s totally the place.

    and maybe you could ask them to refer you to their LA branches for gigs if you still feel you’d like to try working/living out here?

    tho if it’s acting classes you want, there are indeed a ton. and you could probably support yourself doing gigs as a waitress + extras on movies + gym class instructor. that’s pretty much the combination for life of most women in the city.

    oh and no, i don’t have a blog yet, but i’m fairly proud of my cooking skills and i think i’ll start one for 200 calorie meals!! i meant to ask you – what are some of your favorite low-cal meals? not that i’d post them, just curious what your tips are when you’re cooking for yourself or eating at a restaurant.

    • karnii said

      hey, thank you! it’s so great to someone who lives there!

      since i’ll be in college, living there would be pretty brief (maybe a month some summer)… the being an extra sounds like fun! have you done it?

      as for food, i’m a vegan, so i’m really into vegan burgers on whole wheat buns with a dab of organic ketchup (about 225)… and hummus on pretty much anything… and soba or udon noodles in mushroom broth… i also enjoy sandwiches, like sunflower-seed butter toasted on a hamburger bun (because a bun has about 100 less calories than 2 slices of bread)…

      i feel like there are more, but i’m blanking out.

      also, thanks for the tea suggestion! i’m going to add it to my grocery list asap!!! 🙂

  2. ok, so i started a blog! with low-cal recipes and snacks. lowcalgreatness.wordpress.com

    thanks again for your inspiration. really. all the time you struggle with how you feel about yourself and how that relates to going out, guys, friends and life… i get it, and there are lots of other girls like me who are going through the same thing. so thank you!

    • karnii said

      hey, it’s no problem at all! in fact, blogging makes me feel a lot better… i hope you find that true, as well and i’ll definitely check out your blog! 🙂

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