A recurring post to discuss healthy or unhealthy choices we made this week, talk about why we feel rundown, remember the 2003 sleeper hit The Rundown with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sean “Not An Inanimate Object” William Scott, and anything else we’re thinking, eating, or doing right now.
Chelsea: HAPPY FRIDAY!
Whitters: BABE! Happy Friday. This Friday I’m thankful you’re coming to LA for work and we get to hang out!!! (Sorry for the excessive exclamations but can’t stop won’t stop.)
Same same same! Also today I am thankful that I started following DJ Khaled (djkhaled305) on Snapchat because he is a gem. Please follow if you don’t already.
W: It’s like we’re connected across the miles…because I FOLLOWED HIM TOO. Precious stone, 24 karat excellence.
C: Oh shit. We are one. I’m mostly in it for the shirtless selfies tbh.
How was your week?
W: All in all a pretty good week. Work was busy, but definitely not as busy as it has been. I’m tryna coast right into a long holiday break ifyaknowwhatimean. Health-wise, I didn’t work out one day but I did try on some jeans that used to be tight and they are less tight now. Win.
What about you babe? Tell me all.
C: Ooh – nice work. Still alcohol free?
I haven’t worked out since vacation, ate ice cream and pasta this week, and watched the entire first season of Master of None in a day. So – things are looking up.
W: The holidays are a dark time for diets. Very dark.
I had a little wine last night at our company Christmas party, but I’m being pretty chill about how much I drink lately. When I woke up this morning without a hangover I rejoiced out loud.
C: I am seriously so proud of you! It’s one thing to stop drinking. It’s another thing to go to a work event with free alcohol and not get drunk. Is this adulthood?
W: I can’t tell if it’s a phase or if it’s adulthood, but I’m coo with it! We have our real Christmas party next week, so we’ll see how that goes…I think it’s at the Tasting Kitchen and is open bar so I don’t know how strong I’ll be.
C: Oh man. I would kill a man for a baby bird right now. (To clarify – that’s a drink there. I don’t have a weird obsession with small birds.)
I actually had a pretty big realization this week. So I had a REALLY bad Tinder date last week that involved a balding man eating muscles with his fingers and telling me about his job rehydrating old cats. Then I had a really REALLY good date this week that I can’t go into too much detail about because a) he ghosted and I’m bummed, b) my parents remind me every day that they read this and I don’t want a call.
Um. I’m actually have a hard time articulating this situation in a way that I want the 15 or so people that occasionally read this blog to know about, haha. Basically my realization is that I need to officially delete Tinder and Bumble and focus on becoming a healthier, happier version of myself. I realized that I was making dating my priority when I really want health to be my priority. If I had spent as much time working out, preparing meals, and writing about how I was feeling as I did left and right swiping this week – I probably would have six pack abs. Or like one really good ab.
W: That’s huge, and I’m very proud.
I think you just articulated why I quit online dating, too. Mine was also a confidence issue, I felt myself getting so worked up meeting people that I didn’t actually care about because I wasn’t happy with how I felt about myself, so deleting Tinder was my way of saying that I would focus on ME. When I’m happy with myself, someone else can’t say or do something and make me feel bad about anything I do.
C: That’s a great point. Isn’t that feeling of anxiety the worst? Why do we do that to ourselves? I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent worrying about someone’s first reaction when they see me. I constantly swap out my pictures to make sure they look accurate but let’s be serious – I’m not posting a picture taken from a low angle or a bikini shot. I’m not a monster. And I’ve never owned a bikini.
Also can I just use this as a moment to talk about ghosting? LITERALLY WTF? I would prefer a “1 out of 10, would not kiss again, sry bye” text over ghosting any day.
W: SAME. I’m an adult I promise I can handle it.
C: And that in itself is what’s wrong with online dating. With the exception of one friend who magically found a unicorn on Tinder, I don’t think we’re going to find the GENTLEMAN SUITORS we deserve from a right swipe at 11 pm on a Tuesday.
Remember Scumbag (not his real name) that I briefly hung out with in San Francisco? Briefly being the key word. As much as I hated him, when I asked him what he was looking for from Tinder he stopped the car, turned to me, yelled out “SEX!” then laughed maniacally for 10 minutes. So, yeah that was terrifying but I feel like that pretty much encapsulates the general wants and needs of the “men” on Tinder I’ve encountered. Well, that and rehydrating cats.
W: Ahahahaha your Tinder stories are the absolute best. All my Tinder stories can be summed up with the same exact story:
I arrived at the bar. He was cute and really nice. We had a great conversation and laughed a lot. He talked about all the things we would do when we hung out next time. When the date was over he said he can’t wait to see me again. I texted him the next day thanking him for the date and for buying me drinks/food. I never saw him again.
C: Haha we are #BLESSED! What’s the point, bros? What’s the point?
W: I will say it taught me to stay on my toes. No matter how well something is going I should probably be waiting for the bad part to happen.
C: How about we rephrase that? Instead of always expect the worst, let’s say we learned something from each shitty or sub-par date. I am a full supporter in the idea that the world’s shittiest date is sometimes better than an ok date because at least you get a good story out of it. Last week I got free dinner and all I had to do was watch a grown man eat thai food like a boy raised by wolves. Thanks for the pad thai bro!
Also I have an idea for a new challenge. I think we should do a 30 day water challenge. I am so bad at drinking water even though it’s the easiest healthy thing you can do for yourself. Views?
W: Yes! Positivity. I definitely learned something each date…or at least I learned the same thing a few times!
Water challenge YES. I get made fun of for how many times I pee in a day already, so this should be hilarious.
W: How much do we have to drink? 8 glasses?
C: My #goals body inspiration, Jillian Michaels, recommends drinking 88 ounces of water a day and modifying it slightly depending on activity. I think I’m going to try to drink 100 because I like a challenge, I love an even number, and I really enjoy spending time in the bathroom at work. (Click for info about water consumption from a non-Doctor who yells at fat people on TV).
W: 100 it is. We start tomorrow?
Well babe. Let’s get this weekend started. (Well at least you…I’ve still got at least a half day of work ahead of me.)
C: Have a good weekend babe! Good luck with the water challenge and see you next week 🙂