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Real Talk – Ally Maki

Category: Real Talk

Feeling Inspired <3

A little somethin’ for your Sunday evening. I miss my grandma…hope she’s looking down on me from some star in the highest galaxy with that fabulousness in her step. xx
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Nothin’ To Sweat About ✌

giphy (8)There is a woman in my workout class who told everyone today that she doesn’t sweat. Not a bit. Like ever. She did a triathlon and didn’t have one bead of sweat. She birthed 4 children without even shedding a drop.

This was halfway through the class mind you and I’m literally dripping buckets. My feet are sweating, my eyelids are wet, my hair is sticking to the back of my neck in a nasty spiderweb type of configuration. It’s the worst. I look over to my left and this hot mama is doing her burpee sets without one drop of perspiration. The girl ISN’T EVEN balmy.  The rest of us ordinary girls just look like melting popsicles on a hot day with stretchy clothes on. In between exercises we keep looking over to see if she’s lying. I thought I saw a slight glisten but maybe I’m mistaken. Why do I have to sweat????? And if I must, then why create people who don’t that make the rest of us look bad?

And then I thought about it. And I asked Trav about it. My favorite thing about Trav is he makes everything I stress about seem really insignificant and not stressful. He’s the best. He said back to me, “Honestly, if you never sweat ever then you would be really unhealthy…”

He’s right. And it made me think about when the times are that I do sweat.

When I workout. Which means I am living an active lifestyle and burning mad calories.

When I get nervous or excited about something. Which means I’m still getting FUCKING NERVOUS OR EXCITED ABOUT SHIT. This is good. It means I’m not completely jaded.

When it’s hot out. Which means I live in Los Angeles: one of the best places in the world that stays sunny all year round.

When you’re doin’ the nasty. NUTHIN TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT PEOPLE. I’d rather be sweatin’ my way through a good sex life then being all cold and dry in my bed alone.

So now thinking about it. I’m glad I sweat. It shows I’ve accomplished something, it is my body telling me, Bitch! you are uncomfortable right now, you’re in a new situation that is challenging you and making you stronger. You got this.

So remember:

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Plus, people that sweat are known to have good metabolism.

Stay sweaty kids,

Ally

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Trendy Tuesday ☮

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Hi bootyfulssssss!!!!

Thought I’d share with you a few things I’m feelin’ on this lovely Tuesday afternoon.

HATS!!!!!!

I love wearing hats. It’s my excuse to not wear makeup or shower and still feel like I’m not disgusting. It also can be that last addition to an outfit to make it feel complete. I seriously think hats are an underrated accessory…I love the shit out of them.

MY PICK TO WORKOUT IN:

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When I workout in a baseball cap it keeps me more focused and thinking about myself and my own body rather than staring at the girl in the room with the best bod. Basically, it’s like blinders for me. Stay in your lane girl! Brandy Melville has a bunch of great baseball caps that I use to work out in that have fun slogans on them. They’re lightweight and floppy which makes it easy to throw them in the wash. Click here for the Uh Huh Honey hat I’m wearing!

MY PICK TO GO SHOPPING IN: GENTS Baseball Cap

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GENTS makes the best hats! They’ve really mastered the perfect shape of a baseball style cap without making it look too boxy or floppy. It’s literally right in between! I ordered a few in a couple different colors to pop on my head when I need to run into the mall or meet up for a quick lunch with friends.

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Pics courtesy of gentsco.com

♬ NEW MUSIC

Alessia Cara

This girl has really captured my attention as of late with her song “Here” which describes how I feel at every party I ever go to.

I’m sorry if I seem uninterested
Oh I’m not listenin’, oh I’m indifferent
Truly I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here, I just came to kick it
But really I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well being

Yay for all the homebody antisocials out there!!! She just posted this awesome cover of Nick Jonas’ song “Levels” and she slaysssss it.

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Also, this song I found on a Spotify playlist and it’s so good. Makes me think about past relationships or people in my life that I don’t see anymore….

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Finally, if you haven’t heard Trav’s cover of “What Do You Mean” you besta check it out. Although I’m a little biased, I honestly think Trav is seriously so talented. He has a way of bringing so much emotion to any song that really makes me hear the heart and story of the song. I always listen to his playlists when I’m on the plane, studying, or going through something stressful. Subscribe to his channel if you haven’t already!

That’s it! Love you bootyfuls. 🙂

xo Ally

My Moody Monday Story ❤

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I just want to present this little GIF for you guys just in case you needed that little extra umph of INNER STRONG WOMAN SHIT today. Cause I sure do.

Soooo….I basically got bullied today in CVS for no apparent reason by this older man who felt the need to cut a bitch in line. I repeat CUT A BITCH IN LINE. Who would do that to a tiny little Asian girl who is literally buying one tube of Crest breathstrips toothpaste. It’s not like I was buying 80 boxes of Maybelline people. The cashier kindly told him that I was in line waiting and he straight up pretended like he didn’t hear her and continued to insert himself in between me and the register. Part of me thinks this dude thought to himself oh! this….small…woman… won’t say anything to me…strong…man (grumphhhdi caveman noise!) !

The cashier proceeded to remind him again that “sir, she’s waiting in line.” He pretended to not hear again. After a few moments of utter silence, the man faked a big old fake sigh and a big old fake eyeroll. What’s with the DRAMA DUDE? He kind of waffled back and forth on both feet trying to decide whether he was going to continue this injustice and then out of nowhere pulled this little random nugget out…”Well, she was doodling on her phone.” and mocked me “doodling on my phone” tapping imaginary air buttons. Say what now? When is scrolling through Insta in the CVS line a crime people? Is it bad? Is it a social no no? If it is, then I will seek this man out and apologize and it will absolutely go something like this…”Dir sir, Sorry that I want to look at pics of funny animals while I buy my tooth products. I will never inconvenience you like that again. From, Lowly sorrowful woman

Well my girls were on my side. The cashier was like oh hell no, he didn’t. The woman in front of me with her newborn baby (who was probably but most likely a girl) were both like Oh HELL no he didn’t.  The baby even woke up from a nap and was like “Sista please.”

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In that moment, I decided I had to stick up for myself and say something to shut this shit down. And I did guys. Oh did I. It came out a little awkward and certainly wasn’t speech of the year but I felt like a strong woman on the inside and out and that’s all that counts. Plus the woman with the overly involved baby gave me her scroll of coupons for $2 off my toothpaste so karma does count people. It can get you inner strength and discounts on fresh breath products.

xo, Ally

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