Saturday, May 8, 2010

Self Workout In The Park!!!!

Today was the Annual Self Workout in the Park


And it was AMAZING!!!!! Not only because they had fabulous workouts but because I got to enjoy the event with some great bloggies!!!! My usual girls were there Mo, Missy, Jess, and Julie…and I got to meet Kristine,who I have been following for bit and two (new to me) bloggers, Angela and Layla

038 Left to right; Julie, Layla, Angela, Mo, Me, Missy and Kristine at the bottom (Jess met us later on)

Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long on the line…it was a VERY organized event…


I have so many pictures to share with you so please bare with me lol…

036Mo couldn't stop “clowning” around  

041 Julie, Missy, Me, and Mo getting ready to get our Groove On…

We Started off with the Sexy Stretch Class040

I think I stole Mo’s Smile! because I am CHEEEEEESING! lol

AND Then my girl came out! You guys know I used to be VERY overweight and lost most of my weight working out at home and one of the first workouts that I used to do (and still do) is Masala Bhangra. Masala Bhangra is an Indian Dance fitness class and it is soooo much fun, you hardly feel like you are working out because you are having such a good time while you are doing it…

I turned into a Giddy School Girl when Sarina Jain hit the stage…


AND it only got better when I got to meet her!!!!! (she was so nice…)


Mo and Missy loved the workout too!


BUT WAIT! Things still got better! Sarina interviewed us for her documentary!


Meeting Sarina was the highlight of my afternoon day WEEK!!!!!!

After the interview we did Cardio Tai Box which totally kicked our butts! lol…and then I got to break out my dancing skills during Retro Robics! They even played Maniac from Flash Dance and ya’ll know HOW MUCH I LOVE THAT SONG!

We were exhausted after all those workouts and decided to take a break…

 044 BTW do you notice how I am rocking the Flash Dance “look” hahahaha

I sneaked over to the Rebounding Zone and snapped some of pics of Jess…

DSCN6775 DSCN6768Do you notice that she is the only one really going HARD during this move?! That is why she is Fit Chick in the City! ha


Before leaving, the “Queens Girls” decided to take pictures with the Self sign lol…we are bloggies and this is what we do! haha

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Now after a hard HARD day of working out….how do you think we refueled??? I’ll give you a minute to think about it

(((((Insert Jeopardy Music Here))))))

Did you figure it out yet??? and the answer is “What is our favorite Mexican Restaurant


I ordered the Shrimp Fajita Dish…delish as always!


The Blender was broken so I couldn’t get a Piña Colada…Sad panda… so instead I had a Diet Coke.


These girls were happy because they got to enjoy their Margaritas lol


I was sad…


But since I couldn’t enjoy a Piña Colada at 5 Burros…I did the next best thing…a Piña Colada Soft Serve from TLC! yuuuuuuums!


I will leave you with some more pictures from the Event!

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Just incase I am not back mañana…Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Including my mom who is so amazing! I LOVE YOU MOMMY! Thank you for always being there for me…

”Te quiero mucho bruja”

(bruja is my nickname for her…which is witch in Spanish; inside joke lol)




  1. You are hilarious!!! So glad we all had so much fun today! Can't wait to see you again next Saturday!

  2. UUhhhh just another reason I want to live in NYC. So many cool things to do!! And then Mexican on top of it? What a great day!

  3. What a fun day!!! I looooved the pics and looks like you ladies had a fabulous time. After seeing these pics, I can't wait to go to NYC this summer!

    And I adore the flashdance look, you're rockin it girl. I don't know what I love more--that, your shrimp dish or Mo's drink!

  4. UGHHHH I wish I could have gone! First of all, I woke up today feeling SERIOUSLY ILL. Second of all I have a HUGE test on Monday. Seriously. Why am I in medical school!

    I'm so glad you guys had fun though! You'll have to tell me all about it when I see you all IN PERSON for some Indian food in the near future!

  5. i love your recap. I will be referring to it when its time to write my recap LOL.

    i cracked up several times. it really was a great day! I shoulda went in on the documentary! might have been awesome to hear a first timer LOVE it

  6. What a fun time! I am moving to NYC so I can hang with all you crazy girls!

    I love your outfit too! So cute.

    Happy Mother's Day to Mari's Mom!

  7. What a fun day! You DID rock that outfit, btw... You look pretty! :)

  8. What a fun event! And to be able to do it with friends is even better! You all look like you were having a blast :)

    Thank you, Mari, for writing such a sweet comment on my blog. You helped me feel better :)

  9. Love your recap! You are so funny. I had a great time!! I am stealing half your pictures tomorrow since they are prettier! Guess we need to go back to 5 Burro ASAP for a real pina colada!!

  10. Wow, what a great event Mari!! Looks like you had a great time - and yes, you rocked the Flashdance look! :D

  11. Um, hello? Retro dance workout? How awesome?!!!!!! Ah, looks amazing and so cool that so many bloggers were there!!!!!! I can't wait to meet you!!!!!

  12. Looks like so much fun! I'm a NYC food blogger also...I need to get in on this action : )



  13. Looks like an AWESOME afternoon/event!! I'm jealous, I wanted to come, but I couldn't make it. haha, I wish. You guys all look so gorgeous in all of these photos, and just so HAPPY!! I'm glad you had a nice time, and a great workout :)

  14. you look so cute in all of these pictures! It looks like you had a blast too.

    hahaha Maniac from Flashdance is on my playlist and always makes me think of you.

  15. SO FUN! i wish i could have been there dancing with you all!! suich a fun event! and obv you went to 5 burros! hahaa

    happy mothers day to your beautiful mother too!!


  16. It looks like such a fun event. I'm glad you had such a great time!

  17. Looks like you all had a fun day! I'd love it if Self did something like that here in Philly!

  18. That looks like a really great time. Good weather too. Also, I can't believe how many bloggers were there with you. Very cool.

  19. OMG that looks like so much fun!! I'm glad you got to meet Sirena and was interviewed by her... too cool!

  20. You girls are too cute! How fun to get to meet up for a fun, awesome the park! I love the pictures! Officially wishing I was an east coaster!

  21. That looks like a lot fun!

    Why am I not surprised that you refueled with Mexican food? Too bad the blender was broken, but the icecream looked good.

  22. Wow, it sounds like a great event! NYC is the coolest place, full stop. And haha, I spot you...pretty girl!

    Oh, and YES! I'll be in NYC this summer for BlogHer...aren't you attending it, too? :-)

  23. Looks like you guys had so much fun ... so jealous!! Miss chatting with you all!!

  24. What a great time! How awesome that you got to meet your workout lady too ;-)

    Every time I hear that song "If you like Pina Coladas..." I think of you, lol.


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