3 Throwback Tracks for your Ojos

April 24, 2014

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'Sup Sons?

I'd like to say a few things before I give you good selfie. All very important things, obviously, sooooo...

Pay the fuck attention.

1). New York City weather is (almost) phenomenal. The sun is shining and we're in the 50's. I am happy. 

2). I smell delicious right now. Like a beach. I AM A VACATION right now. I owe it to the following products I currently want to marry...

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Lotion

LaVanila Vanilla Coconut Body Spray

Tigi Session Series Salt Spray

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K. Let's hit the selfies...

Here's me "beaching" my hair. Gotta train that shit.

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Before we smoke on the throwback tracks of the week, I'd like to give a shoutout to my CPNYC October 2013 newly certified BADA$$ BITCHES (+Brad)!!! 

It was such a privilege training each and every one of you. You've all grown so much in such a short period of time. You've made ME a better teacher. I am thrilled for you all to go out there and KILL. IT. in the Pilates world. Muah! XO, Dubie.

P.S.: Whoever took this photo gets and F. <sigh>

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Ready...Set...Now throw THIS back, Ninjas...

OLD TRACKS 

1). Jump In Line, Harry Belafonte, as heard in BEETLEJUICE. Fuck Yeah.

2). The Lion Sleeps Tonight, The Tokens, as heard in Troop Beverly Hills. Fucking YES.

3). Then He Kissed Me, The Crystals, as heard in Adventures in Babysitting. Fuck Yeah, Bro.

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I not only recommend DOWNLOADING these songs (duh), I also HIGHLY recommend WATCHING the exceptional movies they were all featured in. SUCH GOLD.

A'ight Party People. I'm out.

heartPeace. I love you.kiss

 XOXO

A Bomb of Knowledge

April 22, 2014

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Buenos Dias Muñecas Bonitas!

What's Doin'?

In preparation for la playa (aka: Turks) in ONE week, Bob is playing...

"Bob" as in Marley - duh. 

~ Such happiness ~

Now, <pause> before I blow this pop stand, I have a BOMB of knowledge to drop. Take a rip...

The take away? ...

MAKE MISTAKES!!!

TRY NEW SHIT!!!

DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES YOU EVERY DAY!!!

TAKE RISKS!!!

ACT!!!

Here is WHY you should fucking care HARD about this...

If you stay in your safe little square, out of fear that you'll make mistakes, lose, or fail, you will NEVER get to WHERE you want to be, or become WHO you want to be. Plain and simple, you just won't be a badass. You won't be a baller. You won't be a boss. You won't be the unstoppable ninja that's inside you. You will never reach your full potential...In fact, I'd like to point out that that is actually an oxymoron in and of itself, because we never really reach our "full potential." In ALL of us, there is ALWAYS room for change. We can ALWAYS do better.

Ya hear?!?

....And guess what else?...

It's all in YOUR HANDS, baby!

Only you have the power to make shit happen. So make shit happen, godammit. 

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Boom. Done. Over.

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kisskisskissMuchos Besoskisskisskiss

 XOXO

 

 

What’s Up This Week

April 21, 2014

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Yo Bros,

'Sup?

Mental Mozart is on in THIS bidness. Don't hate.

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I'll start with A selfie, as in SINGULAR. As in ONE...just ONE. (I'm keeping things conservative today).

Here she is! Haaaaayyyyyyy.

...And now, some announcements, a.k.a.. an overview of my weekend...

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FRIDAY

HB going in for the kill, and me turning my cheek - like a boss - because his chores were still not done. No chores, no ass. It's pretty simple. <wink wink>.

I am a woman of my word...but, for the record, he pulled through and finally changed that microscopic light bulb. <SIGH>

We also went to see Noah, which was a total snoozefest. I do NOT recommend it. I fell asleep for the first 20 minutes, and wish I had just taken the entire 2 hours to rest my eyeballs. DELETE.

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SATURDAY

Weather was AMAZE-ING. Wore a tee shirt, Ninjas! HB and I walked a lot, had lunch, and he showed me his new digs on the West Siiiiiiiide. Among many things, the Gos Sauce was spotted.

HOT.

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SUNDAY

In the name of Easter, I selfied with a bunny and lent out a few pieces of advice on how you might spend your day. It went a little something like THIS.

HB and I also hit up the Brooklyn Museum to check out the new Ai Weiwei exhibit...but first we admired the tree blossoms! 

There's HB. Looking nowhere but UP.

Some Bikes...

Snake made of children's backpacks, remembering the children who died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. 

Water. Guess which one is mine...

You're right, it's the pricey Panna. I am a water snob. So what.

...and now, finally, this is one of my favorite moments of the weekend. In an attempt to be romantic, I decided to mute Family Guy and turn up some Kenny G. Honey Buns loved it. See below.

 
L-to-the-O-L. I love it. I am such a pest.
 
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Okay. Time to check out the tentative agenda this week.
 
I say tentative, because let's face it, I've been dropping the ball lately on the posting. If I'm gonna keep it real, it's a combination of me really not having the time to do it, AND me experiencing, what you would call "writer's block." I am fully aware that my content hasn't been up to snuff. Beyond amazing selfies and superficial chit chat, I don't feel I've delivered as I SHOULD to your eyeballs, HOWEVER, I've delivered what I CAN. I take YOU with me through thick and thin, Homies. Know that.
 
As I settle into all of the change happening, I hope to ramp things up and take your dubie up to BLUNT standards. Fuck yeah. 
 
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So, instead of giving you an "AGENDA" of the week, I simply want to say this...
 

Thank YOU for being patient, and always appreciating what the Dubes has to offer.

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Here's a quote to smoke on...
 
 
heartI love you. Namaste. Peace. Word.heart
 XOXO
 
 
 
 

 

Happy Friday Motherfuckers

April 18, 2014

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What's up Motherfuckers!?!?

It's FRIDAY! It's FRIDAY! It's FRIDAY! 

Hell <pause> YES.

Smoke on these #prettyselfies #neverugly

Wuddup Homies!

NAILS! I'm extremely satisfied with these. BLUE = BALLER!

I'd also like to announce that the Dubes is wearing JEANS!!!!!!!!!! Meet my boyfriend jeans, folks. <gasp!> 

They're stupidly soft and ridiculously comfortable. For someone who pretty much thinks jeans are the absolute WORST, this says a lot. They're sexual too. They're not trying too hard, and they leave a little to the imagination. I would wear them with a form-fitted top ...and maybe, mayyyybe a little midriff showing (but like an inch, no Britney Speaks circa 1998 bullshit). Something chic and tasteful. Obvs.

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Okay. <SIGH> Now that we're past the super important, life-changing shit you all HAD to know about, let's dig into the MEAT, baby...The JUICE, baby. THE STUFF.

LIGHT. IT. UP.

Naturally, I have a few comments before I give it to you good and reveal my TOP 3 THROWBACK TRACKS of the week. 

Number One: I've been KILL-ING it at the gym this week, and by gym I mean Crossfit, not your snoozefest, pussy-ass, run-of-the-mill Equinox or Crunch. (#hateralert). I went four times! FOUR TIMESGetting strong as shit AND bikini body ready = Boss. I love every moment. Today I did something I've never done before - I climbed a rope <insert: emoji with big eyeballs and no mouth>. My first attempt was a WHOPPING FAIL / DELETE, but I made it all the way to the TOP on my last two attempts! I was so proud. I also walked away with this amazing rope burn on my ankle. Check it:

The initial thought of doing this made me cower, but I showed up and fucking did it, which reinforced the fact that you have to start somewhere. When you're a novice, the only place you can go is UP. It really is a special moment to be a beginner. Who cares if you look stupid or fail, the fact that matters is that you're TRYING. You're making an earnest attempt to get better, get stronger, and get smarter at whatever it is you're trying to do. I'm the first to admit that a lot of times I feel extremely uncomfortable and probably look like an idiot doing all these weird movements and lifts that I've never done before, but I still do it. I still TRY. If I want to look hot doing this shit (and trust me, I WILL), I might need to look a little stupid first. I'm okay with that. I have some words, homies:

Don't let uncomfortable stand in your way. 

GET AFTER IT!

Booyah.

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Number Two: Honey Buns has not done his "chores," therefore, his ass gets put on BLAST! Take a look at the failure here...

Exhibit A: Failed to change the mini light bulb in the kitchen.

Exhibit B: Failed to add lighter fluid to this bad boy.

...Now, because I am such an amazing wife, I will not continue to hassle him, however, I will make his ongoing neglect very public. <smirk>.  So, Honey Bunches Delight, I highly recommend you do what's right. If you want to make it to first base with your wife this weekend, you'll take care of this IMMEDIATELY. 'Nuff said.

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Now, get after these THROWBACKS...

Top 3 Throwbacks of The Week:

This list was inspired by one of the most FANTASTIC movies of my adolescent past...

Can't Hardly Wait

Fuck. Yes. 

It happened to be on when I was flying to California last weekend. Ugh. SO GOOD.

PRESS PLAY on ALL OF THIS, Homies! ALL OF THIS!

1). Dammit Blink 182.

2). Swing My Way - Remix. KP & Envyi

3). Only You - Alison Moyet *not on soundtrack.

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kissI'm out. Peace Party People. I love you.cool

 XOXO

5 More Things You’d Be Surprised to Know about me. Part Siete

April 15, 2014

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Homies de Mi Vida!!!

Buenos FUCKIN' Dias! ...

...Love,  la cama de Mr. & Mrs. Honey Buns...and our pet bunny, "Hip Hop."

<Sigh>

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I've got X's and O's on my ears for you today. Check it.

That's wussup.

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Get ready to GET AFTER the fun IMMEDIATELY. As in NOW! (I've got to teach in less than an hour, so I'm making it snappy).

TAKE A HIT...

5 More Things You'd Be Surprised to Know About Me, Part 7

1). Some would say I snap incorrectly. I use my thumb and ring finger, instead of my middle. But it's a nice, sharp snap. I thoroughly enjoy snapping - to music, at people - I snap.

2). I think fake meat of any kind is a joke. If you crave meat, eat mother fucking meat. Your body is telling you something. Listen to it. 

3). I wouldn't trust anyone with the name Jazz. I have nothing to add to this.

4). I love to sweat. HARD baby. I love nothing more than feeling juicy sweat beads dripping off of my body when I workout. In fact it motivates me even more to keep moving/keep going! Sweat = I've done a sufficient job of breaking down muscle fibers, building strength and toning my shit up...and it feels AHHH-MAZEEEE-IIIIINNNG.

5). I hate self-checkouts at grocery stores. The shit never works, then you have to wait 75309759037503705370 hours for an incompetent employee to remedy the situation - which usually involves them checking you out the standard way - it's  waste of time. I have no patience. DELETE.

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That's all I got.

WE'RE DONE.

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 XOXO 

What’s Up This Week

April 14, 2014

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'Sup Bitches?!?

THA DUBES IS BACK!

I'll let the selfies unfold...

Sun's out, guns out, baby! 

...That's the stuff.

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My bout in Californ-i-a was short, sweet and filled the most beautiful eyeballs I've ever seen, a.k.a., my nieces and nephew. 

Get a load of the fun, Homies...

At the park with Sis, Buddy (Max) and Gracie

Powdered donuts...obviously...

Snuggles before show time at Ella's dance competition.

The Itsy Bitsy Spiders

At My Kath's baby shower! #bakingbabyball 

...They have no idea how to pose for a picture. NO idea. 

...and this....I cannot handle...

Or this!!! #stunners

<Sigh> ...I cannot get enough. I just can't...But I had to get back to New York City to be with my Boo and boss my beloved clients around in the Pilates studio. Obvs. <wink wink>

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Before I cut to the chase and talk the agenda of the week, I have two small, but very important and noteworthy announcements...

 

SOME FUNNY...

Bahhhhhhhhhh! I LOL'd for real when I saw this at the airport. I almost bought it. Makes me smile. 

SOME FOOD...

The return of my "cookie cereal," which is really just an excuse for me to eat dessert for breakfast, let's be real.

In my defense, this cookie is loaded with a shit ton of healthy - almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, banana, cinnamon, egg whites, dark chocolate, etc. Lots of fiber, protein, antioxidants...you know, all that jazz that helps make us look and feel hot as fuck.

The best thing about this situation is that (if cookies are baked in advance) the only preparation involved here is to

1). Drop the cookie in a bowl

2). Add some almond milk

3). Swag it up with some peanut butter and chia seeds like a bawwwwssssss.

Boom. Done. Eat.

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K...HERE...WE...GO!!!

Hit it like you mean it.

AGENDA THIS WEEK

Tuesday: Oh it's time again. Find out 5 more things you'd be surprised to know about me for a good time, and maybe a good LOL. So much fun, folks. Do not miss the special here. Do NOT.

Wednesday: This might blow your mind, but I talk why I write for ME and not for YOU. <gasp!> I know. I sound like a selfish little ho, but tune-in to hear me out, and understand my process! 

Thursday: I've decided to designate Thursdays as an opportunity to give y'all some exceptional OG jams! Every week I'll post my Top 3 Throwback Tracks of the week. SO. MUCH. FUN. Get excited.

Friday: I'm over the whole "treat of the week" business. DELETE! I'm ready to TALK BODY. Every Friday I'll feature a Muscle of the Week, tell you where it is, what it does, and give you some suggested ways to stretch and strengthen the guy(s). Note: VIDEO might happen here. Oh yes. Good video. Here are my accompanying hashtags for this situation: #bangingbod #bikiniseason #toneitupyo. USE THEM - the muscles and the hashtags! - DUH.

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'Aight. I'm done. Party's over. 

kissMuahkiss

 XOXO

SIMPLE WINS

April 8, 2014

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Hey Yo Homies.

Wudduuuuuup.

Shit. I am so happy right now. SO VERY HAPPY...and not only because I am wearing rainbow fucking sprinkle leggings (!!!!!!)...

...but also because today was my first day not having to wake up at 5:45am and teach an 11 hour day. <Sigh> 

As much as I LIVE, BREATHE AND SLEEP to teach, the Dubes was BEYOND BURNT TOAST...really I was BURNT TOAST CRUMBS. Being that my job demands ALL OF ME ALL THE TIME, when you run on empty as a teacher, it's terrible...and you don't teach your best = DELETE.

So now that I have a more balanced schedule, I am able to take the time to...wait for it, wait for it...

Exercise!

Make breakfast!

Study!...because ninjas never stop learning! Duh.

...and really bring it to all of your beautiful eyeballs. For real. I want to ALWAYS give you GRADE A, quality posts that hopefully inspire, motivate, or if anything at all, just make you LOL, 'cause  I love nothing more than making people happy. #fact

Booyah. 

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Mmm k. You ready to get super serious? ...

Fuck that. You know we never take ourselves too seriously here on the Dubes, let's be honest...We do DIG DEEP, though.

HIT IT, HOMIES

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SIMPLE WINS

I'll start with this quote:

“That’s been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” - Steve Jobs

It is the tendency of a novice to over-complicate; say too much; do too much and skim over the basics. Sure, it's exciting to jump to what's sexier, but if you dismiss the foundation, then the core of what you do or say is no good. You'll find yourself in a pickle more often than not, because you've failed to take the time to master simple. Once you master simple, you can do anything. 

Simple = power. 

Having only been a Pilates teacher for one year, I can already say that the more experience I get, the less fussy and the less fancy my teaching becomes. The more clear and concise you can be, the better. Less is always more. 

...Now <pause> that's all I have to say about that, but I leave you with one more, genius quote that I read over, and over, and over again. It never gets old. 

LEARN IT. LIKE IT. DO IT.

“There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art, whether learning to play the violin, write poetry, or compete in gymnastics, to quickly move past the fundamentals and on to more elaborate, more sophisticated movements, skills, or techniques. This compulsion is the novice’s curse—the rush to originality and risk. The novice’s curse is manifested as excessive adornment, silly creativity, weak fundamentals and, ultimately, a marked lack of virtuosity and delayed mastery. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be taught by the very best in any field you’ve likely been surprised at how simple, how fundamental, how basic the instruction was. The novice’s curse afflicts learner and teacher alike. Physical training is no different. What will inevitably doom a physical training program and dilute a coach’s efficacy is a lack of commitment to fundamentals. I understand how this occurs. It is natural to want to teach people advanced and fancy movements. The urge to quickly move away from the basics and toward more advanced movements arises out of the natural desire to entertain your client and impress him with your skills and knowledge. But make no mistake: it is a sucker’s move. Teaching a snatch where there is not yet an overhead squat, teaching an overhead squat where there is not yet an air squat is a colossal mistake. This rush to advancement increases the chance of injury, delays advancement and progress, and blunts the client’s rate of return on his efforts. In short, it retards his fitness. If you insist on basics, really insist on them, your clients will immediately recognize that you are a master trainer. They will not be bored: they will be awed. I promise this. They will quickly come to recognize the potency of fundamentals. They will also advance in every measurable way past those not blessed to have a teacher so grounded and committed to basics.” -Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit

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That's all I got. 

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 XOXO

Agenda

April 7, 2014

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Hayyyaaaa Ojos!

It's the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL all up in yo face. Like it. 

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I am currently listening to Mozart, Requiem Mass in D Minor. So bossy. I heart classical music. #donthate

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I have a GIFt for you (pun intended). 

LIGHT. IT. UP.

 
...and while you're at it. LISTEN TO THIS.
 
 
Fucking amazing way to kick off your Mondays. Amaze. Ing.
 
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This week's agenda will be a little baby nugget becauuuuusssee....
 
The Dubes is blowing this popstand and heading out to tha West Siiiiiiiiide to visit with her fam, and see these three. <SIGH>
 
 
I'm going to eat their faces off. I cannot wait. <swoon> heart
 
I'm also THRILLED...because it's going to be SCORCHING. HOT (with an emphasis on the t).
 
Are you ready for this?!?!? ...Check it.
 
 

BOOYAH! 

Your head just exploded didn't it? NINETY mother fucking degrees...and then we "cool down," but let's be real, it's still warm as shit.
 
I'm wearing nothing but a bikini. The ENTIRE time. Gotta get bronzed, folks (with sunscreen, duh.) 
 
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Okay. Time for action. Puff on this:
 

AGENDA OF THE WEEK

Tuesday: Shit gets serious. I talk the importance (and challenge) of SIMPLICITY in ALL ways. If we can do simple, we can do anything. Mark my words.

Wednesday: Mami's leaving Bunnies. Check INSTA and FB all day erryday for some sugar. 

Thursday: DELETE

Friday: DELETE

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Before I say peace, smoke on this BOMB...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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I'm done.

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 XOXO