Sunday, January 17, 2010

400th Post!!!!!! Q&A Time…

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to bring you a special Q&A post, in honor of my 400th post!!!!!!!!!

Mansana (One Healthy Apple): question would be:
What's your best advice for not getting bored of workouts and sticking through them? I would recommend trying new things…if you get stuck in a rut, try a new cardio machine, sign up for a new class, or go out and buy a new workout DVD. Working out should be fun, this way you stick to your program. I personally need to switch it up every so often because if not I will most likely skip my workout.

eatmovelove: Hmmm...questions - lots!! Haha
-What's your fave food?/TV show?/movie? My fave food  would be fried Calamari and Shimp with marinara sauce with pasta on the side! My fave tv show is SEX AND THE CITY!!!! that’s my bible lol. And my favorite movie is Adventures in Babysitting which I have seen over 500 times! Seriously, I HAVE lol

-What got you into Yoga? I started to do Yoga when I began my weight loss journey. I was going through a very bad time in my life and I found calmness when I did Yoga. Something about sitting there and being one with my body made me feel so tranquil. Every time I mastered a new position, it was like notch on my belt lol

-What's your fave childhood memory? When I was about 8 years old, I went to Dominican Republic for the first time with my family. My fondest memory would be sitting on my grandparents porch and sipping cafe con leche in the morning and just smelling the fresh air and feeling the warm breeze. That would definitely be my “Happy Place”

-Which Hollywood actress would play you in a movie??
I would have to say Mya, only because people say that I look like her AND Michelle Rodriguez because she is a kick ass Dominicana like me!!!!!!!



Luigi said...
(1) Can you name at least 10 Dominican recipes? And which is your favorite?
Quipe (Deep Fried Bulgar)

Pasteles en Hoja (Ground Root Pockets)

Pastelitos (Savory Pastries)

Asopao de Camorones (Shrimp Gumbo)

Pastelon De Arroz (Rice Casserole)

Arepitas De Maiz (Corn Flour Fritters)

Pastelon de Berenjenas (Eggplant Casserole)

Bacalaitos (Codfish Fritters)

Fritos Maduro (Fried Ripe Plantains)

Morir Soñando (Milk and Orange Juice)

And my favorite would have to be Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding) BUT it has to be my mom’s arroz con leche.

You can find all the recipes at Dominican Cooking

(2) Which US celebrity male or female, would you most like to be, and why? HAHA is this for real? do I even have to answer this? JIL JIL!The reason I pick her is because I admire her dedication and passion…she is living my dream. She is getting to do what she loves and she is helping people achieve their dreams at the same time

(3) If you had one wish, what would you wish for? To spend one more day with my grandfather and grandmother…most of my favorite childhood memories was when I was with them.

Jen: How do you stay so positive and when you are down, what do you do? I surround myself with positive people and I try to focus on the good things in my life instead of worrying about the bad things. “fake it until you make it”,  it can be as easy as blasting your favorite song and dancing around the living room! I also think that working out makes me feel better, it stimulates the release of endorphins.

Jess Fit Chick in the City: Don't be scared, Mari! If you can run outside for your 5k I'd recommend running outside. Its so different than running indoors. When is this 5k? I am yet to find a local 5k in the Spring but I did find a 4 mile race in May in Forest Park which is right near my house.

Ashley: I have to agree with Julie, those Jillian workouts do seem pretty hard-core! I also actually have a question too... how do you calculate the number of calories you've burned? Just curious :-)

Melissa: I was wondering what kind of heart rate monitor you use. I want to know how many calories I burn during my workouts like you do. I want to copy you ;)

My favorite workout buddy has to be my Polar f6 HR Watch! It is very accurate and it pushes me to go harder when I see that I am slacking.

Thank you for reading my blog and also thank you for all the wonderful comments on my previous post. I know I will make it though this because I have such a fabulous support system (you!)



  1. What a fun Q&A. So sweet about your grandpa : ) Love the yoga answers, too. I think I'm going to check out Exercise TV for some free yoga.

    Congrats on your 400th post!

  2. Congrats on 400!

    I love Adventures In Babysitting! I have a special edition dvd that came with a Thor viking hat. haha!

    Wow, you do look like Mya.

    Did you know that your Jil Jil is filming a new show where she moves in with people? Can't wait for that show. I just watched her talk about it on The Joy Behar Show.

    Thanks for answering my question. I'm going to find one on ebay :) Enjoy the rest of your day girl!

  3. Congrats on your 400th! I don't look like any celebs. But apparently I look like someone in town, I always get stopped by strangers!

  4. Congrats on 400 and how fun to do a Q&A session.

  5. Fun post Mari!

    Adventures in Babysitting is on of my favorite movies. I even still have the book. (Yes there is a book :)

  6. Dear Miss Mari,

    I loved this post for many reasons, one of which was that I got first dibs on the questions!

    I am sooooo proud of you and think you are such an inspiration! I also loved the answers, especially the childhood memory of sipping cafe con leche in the morning with grandparents because it sparked one of my memories!

    Have a wonderful day, and happy 400!

  7. Yay happy 400!! I love Jillian too, can't wait for the new show :-)

  8. Yeah for 400 posts!

    I have a Polar f6 too. I use that indoors and my Garmin outdoors. I have seen my calories burned go down as I have gotten more fit. It takes a lot more to get my heart rate up now... that's validation (although I'd like to see my previous calorie burns!)!

  9. Congrats! 400?! Wowzers! I think you may deserve a medal or something! ;)

    I love hearing about your "workout buddy". I think I need one! And Jil is just the woMAN! :D

  10. Congrats for the 400th post, that's a lot! I have not a clue how many I've posted....

    I love Sex in the City too. I can't wait for the second movie to come out!

    Also, I agree that it's important to surround yourself with positive people. It really is the key to your own happiness.

    As for the mocha ice cream on my blog, that was from a restaurant. However, if I were to make my own, I would simply make the base vanilla ice cream, but add chocolate and instant coffee (probably mix it in my Magic Bullet)! IT's a good idea actually, and I may just have to do it soon!

  11. Congrats on 400!!

    Mya and you are beautiful :)

    Just had fried plantains last good

  12. awww i'm soooo proud of set your mind to it and you actually did it...congrats on your 400th post!!!!

  13. Love this!! Such a great Q&A!
    <3 jess

  14. Oh my Gosh I love this post - so great to get to know more about YOU!! Love it all...and you know, your going to kill me - but I never watched SATC when it was on...:(...i know i know...but I seen the movie last summer - and oh my Gosh - LOVED IT!!! So I have the DVD series of the first season here and intend to start getting caught up before movie #2 this spring haha!!

  15. Love this! Okay so you should run one of the NYRR races. I'll come cheer you on!

    dominican food is tres magnafique! I went to Punta Cana last year :) Such a beautiful place. <3

    congrats on your 400th post!! crazy! xoxoxo

  17. Congrats on your 400th post!! And thanks for the Q&A.

  18. LOVE the Q&A!! Congrats on your 400th post-I love, love, love your blog!

  19. I'm all behind haha. Great Q&A and congrats on 400! Yes Sex and the city is a bible!

  20. What a great post!! I really want to get into yoga but I guess I haven't had my calling yet!

  21. I had no idea you were going to REALLY answer them. Wow a nice list of Dominican food.

    Never heard of Jil Jil. lol.

    Nice one wish answer..

  22. this was really well done!
    I loved the answers toO! and you SOOO could pass for Mya!


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