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Fit Lizzio Life Update

As I sit here sipping my coffee, I figured I owe you all an update!

Life has been going pretty well over the past few weeks!

I’ve recently added a job as the personal trainer at a production company to my schedule. As a perk to the employees, they not only have access to a gym, but access to a personal trainer (me) now! It’s an early morning position, so I’m up with the birds, but I’m done before the rest of my work day starts.

I’m still running around with Oscar in tow..

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I’m still working out 4-5 days per week..

My training has been excellent over the last few weeks. While I haven’t been upping the weights as much lately, I’ve been maintaining my strength, which is a win considering I’m dropping body fat. I’ve been putting a lot more focus into the tempo of my lifts and focusing on my form, so I haven’t been trying to hit any PR’s over the last few weeks. It’s hard at times to not just load up the weights as heavy as possible and muscle through, but this is also extremely helpful and essential in my training, so I’m embracing it with open arms.

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I’m still working towards my goal of leaning out/dropping body fat

I didn’t know I had it in me (yes, even I doubt myself sometimes), but I’ve been executing my diet really well and shoving any and all excuses away. I’m down about 7 pounds and several inches (will have a check-in post later this week when I check in with my coach). This was about a week and a half ago. I’m super happy with the results I’m seeing and I feel great!

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I’m still working hard at my many jobs each day!

Since adding another job to the mix, I’m definitely keeping busy! I have to be super efficient in everything I do in order to make time for it all. I know it’s not sustainable in the long run, but for now it’s working for me. I have some plans up my sleeve, but need to do a few things before I execute them fully.

The Blog

I’ll be posting more articles (all related to fitness, motivation, eating/diet, etc.) and how-to videos on the blog moving forward. I’ll still be giving a glimpse into my daily life (about once per week), but it will be peppered in with more informative posts/videos. I really want to make this a resource for people out there and as always, I will be 100% real and honest. I’d like for Fit Lizzio Fitness to be a catalyst for change. To show the world that no matter where you are, what your resources are, or how much time you have in your day, you can still achieve a healthy lifestyle that includes fitness and good food.

Question of the Day

1. What are you kicking ass at lately? (eating more vegetables? being super productive at work?) Leave your answer in the comments!

Coffee Date #1

Happy Tuesday!

I keep thinking it’s Monday, so cheers to the fact that I’m wrong and it is, in fact, Tuesday!

Let’s have a coffee date!

inmycupIn my cup: Almond Milk Continental (or an Americano with Steamed Almond Milk)

  • 2 shots of Espresso
  • Water
  • Steamed Almond Milk
  • 1 packet of Stevia

almondmilkIf we were having coffee, I’d ask you what’s new in your life?

Lately, I’ve had the travel bug. I’m seeing a lot of my Facebook friends traveling all over the world and it’s something I’ve never done. I’m 26 (almost 27), have no kids (aside from my furry one), and really want to see things in other parts of the world. I know that I’ll regret it if I don’t do it, but I also have a lot of responsibilities here. I know there’s never a *perfect* time to go travel, so I think I just need to book a ticket somewhere and just GO.

If we were having coffee, I’d also ask you what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day.

I’m not sure what we are doing. We usually keep it pretty low key. It’s just another day of the year, but a good reminder to just spend time together doing something fun.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how your workouts have been lately? (lol, I’m THAT annoying friend…)

Mine have been pretty great lately. I’ve also been better about taking care of my body. Charlie and I get our bodies worked on by Michael at AcuMassage (for the locals). He uses ancient Chinese techniques to re-align the spine and always makes my body feel better. Now I just need to get more consistent with foam rolling and soft tissue work….

At this point, I’d probably tell you I have to go because I need to get back to work….see you next time!

Questions:

1. What would you ask me if we were having coffee together?

2. Where is the best place you’ve ever traveled to?

 

Day in the Life…

I always love Day in the Life posts, so I thought it’d be fun to do one myself! Here goes….

Tuesday, October 14th

7:15am: Charlie’s alarm goes off….I open my eyes and promptly close them again.

7:30am: OK, OK, Time to actually get up.

7:45am: Brush teeth, throw on clothes and stagger out the door to get some coffee w/ CW

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8:00am : I go back home and open up my laptop. Check e-mails and consult with my to-do list. Post this Fit Lizzio Movement of the Day video on Instagram

8:15am: Start writing a blog post for work….not sure what to write about…..come up with a topic and just start typing. Words are flowing today!

8:30am: Send off blog post to get proofed

8:45am: Eat an apple and get on a phone call w/ a co-worker to talk about a project

9am: Google Hangout Meeting with the boss man…we have a bad connection and it’s super duper annoying

9:15am: Eat a Fage 2% Strawberry Greek Yogurt and a Peach

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9:20am: My brother calls me and we catch up…he updates me on my mom and we laugh about our crazy, awesome dentist

9:25am: Write a reminder that I need to go to the dentist

9:30am: See a sale on flights, start perusing flights and dates to go see family for either Thanksgiving or some other reason…

9:35am: Do 10 Squat Jumps for no reason at all other than I’m trying to decide if I want to work out before I tackle my work day

9:45am: Clearly I wasn’t ready. I start checking/responding to e-mails and doing social media work.

10:15am: OK, I’m ready to move. Even though I haven’t run in over 6 months, I decide to go for a run…and simultaneously question who I am today

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10:50am: Finished with run, come back inside and take a shower.

11:15am: Grab a 2nd coffee and head to a meeting

12pm: Stop at FedEx to ask printing questions for a job that needs to be done as soon as the file is received

12:15pm: Walk around Santa Monica with a co-worker while we wait for said file to be sent. It’s a gorgeous day!

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12:45pm: File still hasn’t arrived, so I stop into Simply Salad and get a make-your-own salad. It has Romaine Lettuce, celery, cucumbers, red bell peppers, tomatoes, granny smith apples, feta cheese, double chicken, and balsamic vinegar on the side. I don’t get to eat it right away, so I take it to go.

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1:30pm: Back at FedEx; Wait for document to print (it’s a big job)

2:30pm: Meet w/ co-workers to go over document and have one final look before sending off

3:30pm: Head to the gym to sign some documents, catch up with co-workers there, and do a bunch of admin stuff. I eat a Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter pouch because I’m STARVING

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4pm: Head home and tackle more e-mails + edit another document for work

4:15pm: Finally eat my salad!!!

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4:30pm: I’m totally full. That was a monstrous salad. I read blogs, peruse Facebook, text & catch up with CW

4:45pm: Sit down to write this blog post

I plan on heading to boxing at 6:45 tonight, doing a bit more work, and then going to SLEEP. It was nice to have a lighter day today…it doesn’t happen very often!

Hope you enjoyed my day in the life post! It was fun to document my day like that. I’ll have to do it more often. 🙂

Question of the Day: 

1. Are you a runner or a weights person?

I’m most definitely a weights person, but a good run definitely has some mind-clearing capabilities that cannot be matched with anything else!

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I’ve seen this floating around the blogosphere lately and decided to jump in on the fun!

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Reading: Eek. I’ve been reading the same book for a few months (can’t even remember the name). It seems the only time I ever pick it up is on an airplane….I read a lot of blogs and marketing articles….but really need to start setting more time aside to read for REAL.

Watching: I’m a huge crime show nerd. Homicide Hunters is my current favorite, followed by Forensic Files. I tried to get into Six Feet Under, but something about it just isn’t keeping me all that entertained. Also, The New Girl, The Goldbergs, and still need to start the new season of Parenthood! The problem with me and shows is that I only watch TV while I’m laying in bed and I fall asleep almost instantly. 1 episode can take a week for me to finish.

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Eating: Well nothing at the moment, but some of my current favorites are chicken w/ wing sauce, turkey burger patty with avocado and brown rice, and Apples. YUM.

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Working On: Oh just 4 million things. Always. My calendar scares me sometimes….

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Loving: Boxing! I’ve been taking classes twice a week for the last month or so and I’m really loving it. I go in and out of my boxing phases, but when I’m on, I’m ON! (here’s a sneak peak)

 

Survey and Goals

I always forget how much I love writing/blogging until I start doing it again. I decided today is as good a day as any!

It’s a lazy Sunday, and I’ve put in a tough week of workouts including, but not limited to: hiking, tabata, strength training, running, plyometrics, hip hop, and kettle bells. Now that I write that out, I really hit a rainbow of workouts this week! It’s always fun to mix things up and do different things. I actually didn’t do any steady-state cardio on a machine this week, and still feel like I kicked.my.booty.

Goals of This Blog

Healthy Eating: I’ll document some of the healthy foods I incorporate in my life. It’s taken me a long time to find my health-shui if you will and now that I’ve got it, I think it’d be nice to share it with the world. My quick outlook: Make the healthiest choices you can that still make you happy. That is, if you just want to have the fries, but don’t really care to have cheese or a bun on your burger, then by all means do it. Make the changes that you don’t notice as much, and keep the foods you enjoy in your life in moderation. And sometimes? You just go get frozen yogurt because your boyfriend wants it. 🙂

Exercise and Fitness: I’ll document my workouts, give some workout suggestions, and share my thoughts on exercise. I am a certified personal trainer and a 6 year test dummy with fitness. I’ve tried it all from bodybuilding to power lifting, to crossfit, etc. In addition, while, yes, I work at Iron Gym in Santa Monica, I’ve also really enjoyed the new group fitness program we’ve implemented called Momentum. I’m going to start highlighting the different classes we offer there because having these classes available to me have helped me to try new things that I never would have otherwise. Maybe you will find some inspiration as well!

Since it’s been a while, and my life is constantly changing, I thought a little “about me” survey would be in order. As I type this, I’m enjoying TJ’s Spicy Ranchero Egg White Salad and baby carrots dipped in TJ’s Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. Holy yum.

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Here we go….

A – Age: 25..a quarter of a century! (gulp)
B – Bed size: Queen
C – Chore you hate: i know this is weird, but dying my hair. I get gray hair because I’m 25 going on 92, and paying to get it done every 3 weeks is just insanity, so I do it myself. It sucks, but it’s cheap 🙂
D – Dog’s name: My dog in AZ is Knuckles. Here in LA, I don’t have one yet…..but I’m working on convincing the boyfriend that we NEED one now. A boxer would be just dandy 🙂
E – Essential start your day item: Workout and caffeine. In any order.
F – Favorite color: black and gray. I’m dark 🙂
G – Gold or Silver: Silver
H – Height: 5’7.5…that .5 counts ok!
I – I am: very strange, a hard worker, and somewhat frustrating. But I’m funny, so that cancels everything else out. 😀
J – Job: You mean jobS. I’m a manager at a gym, a part time office manager for a celebrity, a sound engineer, a personal assistant/office manager for an executive, and the owner of MyPartTimeManager. I work a lot 🙂
K – Kids: Just my boyfriend.
L – Living arrangements: I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate and my boyfriend.
M – Mom’s name: Caryle
N – Nicknames: Lizard, Lizzio, Gizmo, Giz, Zeedee, Lizzandra
O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Thankfully, never.
P – Pet Peeve: I have so many. People tend to annoy me in general. I definitely hate when people leave you waiting, rather than just giving you an answer. I also can’t stand stupid people and incompetence. Oddly enough though, I get along with pretty much everyone.
Q – Quote from a movie:? I have always said if you could have a career in quoting movies, I’d do that. But alas, I am asked this question with nothing coming to mind.
R – Right or left handed: Both!
S – Siblings: Sister (32), Brother (30), Brother (21)… although looking at that there is no way my baby brother is that old!!!!!! He is still 10 in my head. 😀
T – Time you wake up: 8 or 9ish usually.
U- Underwear: I wear it, yes.
V – Vegetable you dislike: I LOVE vegetables. But peas? No thank you.
W – Ways you run late: Left, right, center.
X – X-rays you’ve had: dental, elbow, shoulder, etc. I’m an athlete. While I’ve had no major injuries, I’ve definitely had minor ones.
Y – Yummy food you make: I make weird things. I get on a kick and that is what I eat for weeks straight. Right now an egg white sandwich with ezekiel bread (toasted), egg whites and TJ’s Spicy Jalapeno Sausage cooked together and topped with a little bit of colby jack cheese. Yummmmmm.
Z – Zoo favorite: I went to the San Diego Zoo last year for the first time since being a kid. It was the most depressing thing ever and I’ll never go back.

Your turn!

5 Things I Will Probably Regret Admitting

Today has been the most boring Monday in history. Not boring in the sense that there was nothing to do, but boring in the sense that it was very routine and blah. I don’t like routine. I like unroutine. I also like making up new words.

I got up feeling like I could stay in bed for another 2 hours, but I decided not to be a loser and to get my butt to work. I worked for about 3 hours and called it quits. I debated on going home and coming back to workout, but had a feeling if I went home I’d never come back. To the treadmill I went…..

WORKOUT

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Today’s workout was just cardio. I put my legs through the ringer the past few days and my upper body is sore from yesterday’s workout as well. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill (8.0-12.0 incline, 3.3-3.5mph) and finished with 15 minutes on the “moon machine”. I call it that because when I’m on it I feel like I’m walking on the moon. Since I know what that would feel like.

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Since today was so mundane, I figured I’d spice it up with 5 things you may not know about me. There are no rules to this game except that if I don’t think twice before typing it, it’s not good enough to make the list. Here goes..

1 I once lied about having a dog. No, I wasn’t 5 years old, I was 19. It was an accident, but by the time I realized what was going on, I couldn’t turn back. Let me explain….

My dog had died about 3 months prior to this conversation. This person we shall call “John” had been talking to me about his dog quite a bit. I may or may not have had a crush on John and started talking about funny things that my previous dog did. (At this point, it could have been a current or former dog, I hadn’t clarified either direction.) He then told me that we should take our dogs to the dog park together and for some reason I just blurted out “Yeah that would be fun!” I think I was just nervous and I said it before I had a chance to think. I felt like an idiot, and it was too late to say “Oh wait, I mean my dog is dead!” So, for the next week, I had to pretend that I had a dog whenever I was asked about it. Finally, I came in one day and told him that my dog had gotten hit by a car a few days before. It was a lie, it had happened about 3-4 months prior, but I didn’t know what else to do. 

2In kindergarten I peed my pants on the playground and tried to blame it on the water fountain exploding on me. The water fountain DID explode on me….internally…

3 When I was a little kid (2nd grade maybe?) our cousin was staying with us for the summer while he interned at a company in Phoenix.  I would literally bug him day and night and go in his room when he wasn’t home messing with his stuff. He had a scanner, so obviously I needed to scan every part of my body and every object in the entire house. I think I was just excited to have someone new around, but at 19 years old, I don’t think he was all that amused with me. Or at least not 24/7. I can’t remember if he got mad at me or just started ignoring me, but one day I got mad that he wasn’t paying attention to me and I took the keys to his rental car and threw them in the dumpster. I denied ever seeing them and eventually, he had to get a locksmith out to make new keys. I never admitted this to anyone until I was in college. Mike, if you’re reading this, SORRY!! 🙂

4 Continuing with my angelic childhood, my sister used to babysit a lot and actually made pretty decent money for someone her age. She kept it in a piggy bank in her bedroom. It was weird, because every few weeks a few hundred dollars would go missing and that exact amount would end up in my wallet. It was a strange phenomenon that never quite got explained…..;-)


5-2 Banana peels don’t get you high. Don’t ask me how I know that, or why I learned that at age 14. 

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So now that I’ve admitted that I was the devil’s child and also quite gullible, what is one thing you will probably regret admitting? Leave a comment! 

Is This Seat Taken?

Well hello there. I started this blog because I wanted to. I figured that was a good enough reason, but I’ll probably write about things that I like, things that annoy me, musical thingys since that is my life, and maybe some other things. How’s that for a description? You’re probably stoked!

In all honesty, I am a random person (Ya don’t say….) and I will likely write about a lot of different aspects of my life. There will be plenty of humor, plenty of seriousness, and plenty of all of the other senses that us humans think we feel. (But do we really?!) Told you I’m not weird. Maybe if you get an idea about who I am, you will become more interested in reading, but don’t get your hopes up. You will probably run away and never come back. That’s okay, I’ll keep writing and pretending I have an audience of 1 million. In my head, I totally do. Did I mention I’m modest?

My name is Lizzy and I’m a transplant to Los Angeles. I moved here in May of 2011 after graduating from ASU. I’m 24 going on 75. I was a business management major, but my career here has nothing to do with business, unless you consider the music business a real business. Sure, there is money floating around (although I haven’t yet been able to find out where), but it doesn’t operate quite like any business I learned about in school.

I’m a recording/mixing engineer in this crazy town. This crazy town is for crazy people and I fit the bill quite well. For those of you that don’t know what a recording/mixing engineer is, basically it is a nerd that makes the music you stole on your computer sound good. Or more often, bad. There is lots of bad music out there. Some people shouldn’t write music, some people shouldn’t record music. Either way, sometimes people should. I try to be one of those people.

In addition to my music life, I love health and fitness. You can’t really pick two interests that are further apart from each other. Music life: Late nights, junk food, cigarettes, alcohol. Fit Life: Early mornings, healthy food, vitamins and exercise. I choose to blend them. I don’t sleep, I work out, eat healthy most of the time but still make room for candy. Always. And I stay away from drugs, cigarettes and alcohol because they’re unnecessary in my life.

Want to know more about me? Probably not, but I’m going to tell you anyways because I’m bossy like that (just ask my boyfriend.) I took this ridiculously long survey that nobody will ever read, but that I filled out because I like filling out surveys. It’s pretty funny if you’re into that unfunny kind of humor. Any other questions you have can be directed to me at lizzy (at) lizziointhestudio (dot) com.

  1. Are you young at heart, or an old soul? Old soul all the way. I like classic rock, classic TV shows, classic anything really. I also go to bed early and don’t party much. Aren’t you just dying to hang out with me?!
  2. What makes someone a best friend? They call you when they’re taking a shit and tell you how ugly you look in red lipstick. 
  3. What Christmas (or Hanukkah) present do you remember the most? I honestly don’t remember any presents I’ve ever gotten. I would rather someone take me somewhere fun than give me a present. This includes an engagement ring (not that I’m anywhere close to being engaged). I don’t care about a ring, I want an engagement vacation instead. 
  4. Tell me about a movie/song/tv show/play/book that has changed your life. Saved By The Bell taught me that there might be other boys out there that look like Zach Morris and that I should find one, One Hour Photo’s message was really cool: “Nobody takes pictures of the little things” It basically points out that we tend to brush over the small things in life and only focus on the big things. Stop and smell the roses…and the dirt, and the thorns! I like a lot of other movies and TV shows, but I also have like 95 more questions to answer…
  5. Name one physical feature that you like about yourself, and one you dislike. Just one?! I like a lot of things about myself, but dislike just as many. I have a good butt, big eyes, decent lips, a small head, a big butt, small boobs and a lot of gray hair. 
  6. Would you like to reconnect with any friends you’ve lost contact with? Hmm, I will say that I didn’t stay in touch with a lot of friends before I moved to LA. I was always so “busy” being a fitness queen and I let a lot of close relationships go. At the same time, I kept close with the ones that mattered I guess. 
  7. What’s more important in a relationship: physical attraction or emotional connection? Physical attraction comes from emotional connection in my book. My “type” is all over the map and that stems from my attraction to them beyond looks. My boyfriend is quite sexy though. 🙂
  8. Name a movie that you knew would be terrible just from reading the title. Standing on a Ledge? Or maybe it was Jumping off a Ledge? I never actually saw it, but I’m pretty sure I knew the entire plot just from the title. 
  9. What holiday do you most look forward to? I love Thanksgiving. I like my family even though they’re crazy, dysfunctional, selfish beings. 
  10. How is the relationship between you and your parents? My dad and I are best friends. We even fight like best friends, but he’s always mostly been there for me and same goes for me. My mom and I are so-so, I love her, but she’s got some personal issues that get in the way of our relationship.
  11. You’ve got the TV on, but you’re not really watching. What channel is the TV on? Since moving to LA, I’ve never had cable. It’s common here, actually. If you have time to watch a lot of TV, you’re probably living off of someone else’s money. LA people work a lot and are always too busy for everything. Even if they’re busy acting like they’re busy(which is often the case) they’re still busy.
  12. Name a song that never fails to make you happy. Simple Man
  13. You know at least one person named Michael. Tell me about him. Michael Scott and I go way back. All the way to Season 1 of the office. We just understand eachother. He’s definitely the best boss I’ve never had. 
  14. Have you ever read the “missed connections” on Craigslist? Have you ever posted one, or wanted to? I have absolutely read them. They are like the greatest invention since Nutella. I hope to one day be featured on there. I want to be the brunette girl in the coffee shop that gave the red head in the space suit a creepy look!
  15. If you could pick anywhere to live the rest of your life, where would it be?  I lived in Arizona for 23 years, but I love California. It is home to me. Will it always be home to me? Who knows! Right now I see myself here for a very long while. 
  16. Can money buy happiness? No but it can buy plane tickets and hotels, and travelling is definitely my happiness!
  17. Do you drink? Smoke? Do drugs? Why, or why not? No, No, and No. I’m quite the bundle of fun eh? I don’t drink or do drugs because it never interested me much. Possibly because I have a family of addicts and don’t want to become one, but also because I don’t want to end up in bed with Steve Erkel and have to blame it on the vodka. I am also just too much fun sober, the world couldn’t handle me on another level! I’m modest too.
  18. Is there anyone close to you that you know you can’t trust? You don’t have to give names. Yes there are quite a few. I have trust issues, but I think I have the right to given the circumstances.
  19. Where was your favorite place to go when you were a little kid? I loved visiting my grandparents in Chicago, vacations in Dana Point were amazing, and baseball games with my dad were one of my favorites!
  20. Have you ever spent a night in the hospital? Nope and I hope I never have to.
  21. Do you enjoy being with only one or two friends, or with a large group of people? It all depends on the people. I can have fun in both situations.
  22. Do you like the type of music your parents listen to? Do your parents like the type of music you listen to? I am an old soul remember? I love the old stuff, so yes my parents and I often have similar music tastes. Although I do not share the love for Eminem and Dr. Dre that my dad seems to have. 
  23. Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever bullied anyone else? I was not a very nice little kid. Let’s leave it at that. I’m not sure if I’m nice now, but I’m nicer? That counts for something!
  24. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Turkey sandwiches and honeycrisp or pink lady apples. Easy question. Next!
  25. If your partner wanted to wait until marriage before having sex, would you stay in that relationship? I’d say it’s a little late for that!
  26. Do you believe in a god? Not in the traditional sense. I think there are strange things that happen in this world, but I believe more in the quantum physics of those oddities. I think religion is a security blanket. A very, very profitable security blanket.
  27. Of all the social networks in the world, why use Tumblr? I don’t. 
  28. What’s your favorite Tumblr tag to track? Um, yes?
  29. Would you call yourself/your family “middle class?” Myself? Lower than lowest class. My family? Well it depends which ones. We span across the board of classes, how’s that?
  30. Name a TV series you didn’t enjoy until after it ended. Prison Break
  31. Have you ever bought a product from an infomercial? Oh geez. When I was a little kid, there were these super amazing lego-like things on TV, but they were BENDABLE!!! Do you realize how excited the 8 year old in me was? I made my mother order them for me ASAP, and as she hung up the phone, I ran to the front door to wait for them. Little did I know I’d be standing at the front door for 3 weeks. And people say I don’t have patience!
  32. If you could give up your car and never have to drive again, would you? Hell to the no. Although I’d trade in the Silverado I have now for the Silverado I once had in a heart beat. 
  33. If you go back to one point in time to give advice to yourself, when would you go and what would you say? I won’t say when, I will just say to myself: This is going to suck, but it will be the single moment in life that leads you to a really awesome place!
  34. What’s your “quirkiest” habit? What does quirky mean? I’d have to say it’s looking up words in the dictionary that I should know, but somehow don’t. 
  35. What is “normal?” Are you normal? If I am normal, then we live in one messed up world. 
  36. Someone close to you is dying. You have the choice to let this person live for 10 more years, but if you do, you cause the death of 10 strangers. You don’t have to see them die. Do you take the offer? I’m selfish. Yes.
  37. What is one thing you could never forgive? Lying, cheating, leaving out details that are important not to leave out, betrayal, eating all of my candy when I’m not looking.
  38. Would you rather be in a relationship after the honeymoon period ends, or be single? If I don’t want to be in a relationship anymore, I won’t be in it, regardless of what “stage” it is. Simple.
  39. Is it possible for guys and girls to be just friends? I sure hope so because I have lots of guy friends. In my case, yes it is. 
  40. Where do you and your friends go to hang out? Friends? Hang out?
  41. Write the first paragraph of your obituary. That’s creepy. No! (I know it’s not a whole paragraph, but it will definitely catch the reader’s attention.)
  42. What is the best TV theme song ever? “It’s alright cuz I’m Saved By the Bell deerrrneeerrnerennere neeeeeeeeer nurt.”
  43. When you were young, what would you dream you would be when you grew up? A personal trainer. I know, big dreamer eh? I tried that walk of life and it was not fun.
  44. When you’re alone in your own home, do you walk around naked? Sometimes.
  45. What gets you out of bed in the morning? Knowing if I don’t tackle my workout soon, it won’t happen.
  46. Do you want to have more friends than you have right now? I like my friends. I wouldn’t mind more if they were cool like me.
  47. What part of the past year sticks out in your mind? There are lots of things. It’s been a crazy year!
  48. You win a scratch-off lottery game that gives you $2000 a week (after taxes) for the rest of your life. Do you keep your job? Yep. I happen to love what I do for a “living”.
  49. Could you be in a long-distance relationship? If you’re in one, what makes yours work? Eek that would be tough. I’ve done it and it’s not fun. If I had any choice, I would not be in one.
  50. What’s the best route to your heart? Humor and candy.
  51. Have you ever met someone through the internet, then met them in real life? I think there have been a few music business peeps. 
  52. What is your favorite sport? To play: Baseball and Football
  53. What has been troubling you lately? The same thing that is always troubling me: work!!
  54. Did you enjoy your high school prom? If you haven’t gotten there yet, do you look forward to it? If you didn’t go, why not? It was okay. I went with a friend who happened to have a crush on me. I don’t think we even hung out the entire night. 
  55. What do you use more often: your intuition or logical reasoning? What is logic? Let me grab my dictionary….
  56. Do you know what makes you happy? Good people and good experiences. I’m simple.
  57. Tell me about the last book you read. There was lots of sex and random hookups. I try to read only about things that will make me a more intelligent and sophisticated person.
  58. What is the nicest compliment you’ve ever been given? One of the trainers at my old gym told me I had the best attitude of anyone he’s ever met. It honestly made my day,week,month, life.
  59. Who was your first crush? I had a lot of crushes.
  60. Do you believe that there is life on other planets? Totally!!
  61. Predict what your life will look like a year from now. I have no idea. My life is ever evolving and constantly throwing me for a loop.
  62. Often, people will ask how your last relationship ended. I want to know how it began. It was a dark and stormy night….
  63. Where is your favorite place to go out and eat? Anywhere that has turkey sandwiches.
  64. What is something you want to change about your current situation? I’d love to be doing more recording/mixing/production work with bands.
  65. Early bird or night owl? I already told you, both. I have no choice.
  66. Are there any childhood possessions you still hold on to? I move my CD cases with me everywhere I go. I think that’s about it.
  67. Give me an unpopular opinion you have. I don’t have the time and you don’t have the money. I’ll give you one: It’s not a stereotype if it’s true.
  68. What was the last song that was stuck in your head? When you work in the music business, you spend most of your time trying to forget the last song that was stuck in your head. 
  69. Where do you live? Be as general or specific as you want. I live in Santa Monica.
  70. Do you believe in giving kids medals and trophies for participation? No! If you suck, you suck and shouldn’t be rewarded for it. 
  71. What was the longest car ride you’ve ever taken? I don’t know. I use to drive around for hours for fun. That was clearly back when my dad paid for gas.
  72. Have you ever taken part in a protest? No, I’m too lazy.
  73. Would you ever use an online dating service? No. No. No. Real human interaction!!!
  74. What is your ethnic heritage? Although most people think I’m Persian, I’m Polish, Czech and Ukrainian.
  75. Describe a person that inspires you. There are several and all for different reasons. I am inspired by most of the people around me. 
  76. If you earn minimum wage doing what you love, would you? Hahaha, I’m doing it now aren’t I? That’s a joke, but kind of not….
  77. Do you believe in luck? No. I believe in hard work. I also believe in quantum physics though.
  78. Describe the last time you were very angry at someone. I’d rather not.
  79. Do you want to live until you’re 100? If I’m still healthy and happy, yes. If not, no.
  80. Do people change? If so, how do you keep a relationship together when both of you start to change? Life is about change. If you say you don’t change, you’re ignorant. 
  81. Have you ever risked a friendship by telling someone you liked them? Not really. 
  82. Would you rather be alone doing something you enjoy, or doing something you don’t like with your best friends? I don’t mind being alone and doing what I want to do. I’m selfish, remember?
  83. Do you practice what you preach? Most of the time. 
  84. If you take precautions to stay safe, do you ultimately act more recklessly? Not really.
  85. What do you value more in a significant other: Attractiveness or intelligence? Intelligence, but luckily my man has both!
  86. Are you hard-headed? I can be, but if you drill me hard enough I’ll soften up. (God, that sounded wrong.)
  87. Have you ever laughed uncontrollably when it was socially inappropriate? Story of my life. 
  88. When have you felt most alive? Since moving to LA.
  89. Would you prefer to live? A city? The suburbs? The countryside? The mountains? All of the above. I like them all. 
  90. Do you often skip breakfast? Not usually. I’m too much of a food whore for that.
  91. How do you know what true love is? You just know.
  92. Would you want to know the exact date and time you were going to die? Hell no!!
  93. Where is “home” for you? Los Angeles. My family is in Phoenix, though.
  94. What song best describes your life right now? Crazy Train.
  95. Do you want to be perfect? I thought I already was?
  96. What have you never tried, but would really like to someday? What’s holding you back? I have a bucket list. I will check everything off slowly, but surely.
  97. How do you express your creativity? My job is creative. I also color in coloring books because I’m 5.
  98. Describe your neighborhood. My neighbors are annoying.
  99. Name something you only liked because it was popular. Insert hipster answer here.
  100. Give me the story of your life in six words. Hit Me Baby One More Time