well, here i am. 15 pounds over my normal weight after going through a breakup (well, two actually) drinking a little too often with friends to talk about said breakups, and then traveling 6 weeks to europe eating every carb in sight. do i regret the carbs? nope. do i wish my pants fit? yep. so when i got home, i decided to jump on a new healthy track and to document it right here to keep me accountable. joanie, who works on the business side of designlovefest, is amazing at staying in shape. she’s always bringing a healthy lunch to work and talking about her crazy aerial yoga classes. to me, working out has always been very annoying. i’m lazy! i did get in shape about two years ago by going to bar method and felt amazing, but lost steam and got bored. wine was way more fun at the time.
my body has always gone up and down in weight. let me show you. i was pretty thin as a teenager and my first two years of college. i think i used to weigh around 118-120Ibs…
then i gained 30 pounds around 22 years old! (making me 148Ibs) this is when i realized my metabolism wasn’t the same and i went on birth control which put on an extra 10 pounds or so…
so shocked by the weight gain i decided to cut out almost all carbs and drink way less. by 24 i was the thinnest i had ever been, 112 pounds and i started eating pretty unhealthy honestly…like coffee and salad. i’m not trying to get back to that weight because it was too thin for me. i think at the time i was just so happy to not feel insecure about my body that i took it way overboard. i seriously looked like a bobble head!
hey guys. i’m laying in bed dreading packing before we get on a plane to berlin. i’ve been gone over a month now, and my suitcase is starting to look like a frightening massacre. berlin is my last stop before i head home, i can’t believe the adventure is almost over. honestly, this trip has been the best thing that’s happened to me in a long time. (and more on this flower field i visited soon!)
you all are the best when it comes to helping plan my trips. what’s to see in berlin? museums, restaurants, bars…do tell! i haven’t been to berlin in about 4 years now. we are staying in the kreuzberg area and i’m not familiar with the area. thanks so much!!
i just wanted to stop by and say happy friday…what are your plans this weekend? i’m packing up again and going to italy, where i am positive i will have too much pizza, pasta and red wine. cliche, but oh so true. i’ve been feeling really great so far on this trip. before i left i was wondering if i would feel homesick or lonely, but i’ve been meeting a lot of new people and hearing their interesting stories and accents. and when i’m by myself, i just enjoy the quiet and time to think. i do miss my friends and my cats, but happy to hear they are doing great with the people staying in my apartment. last night we went to a few bars in lausanne and got a good leg workout from all of the steep hills there. and i’ve spent too long trying to pronounce the “r” sound in french, it’s a hard one to master (if you’re me.)
it may sound boring, but i always like to do things like go to the grocery stores when i’m in other countries. just to observe the people in everyday life, the foods they eat, the differences from the US. i didn’t plan anything on my trip besides my accommodations…i just take it day by day. and luckily i can still be on a somewhat normal work schedule remotely.
anyways, enough rambling. i hope your weekend if full of relaxation or fun. i have a few days by myself in tuscany if you have any recommendations i would love it! xx -bri
you may remember a few months ago, i worked on the set design for meghan trainor’s lips are movin’ video? well, a few weeks ago HP gave me the opportunity to meet back up with meghan in new york and interview her about the art direction of her very first tour! i actually listen to meghan’s album all the time on my way to work, she has such catchy songs and a great voice, so it was fun to hang out again…
we filmed a little behind the scenes video about the interview that you can watch below. we went on stage and took a look at meghan’s props and i also got to pass out a bunch of masquerade lips to all of her screaming fans in line before her show. it was so cute to see how excited they all were. (ps, make your own lips and tag #bendtherules on instagram!)
and i only covered one stop of the tour, there are tons of episodes about the costumes, dancers and more on HP’s youtube channel. here’s a look at our episode if you’d like to check it out…
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