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Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in Dear Diary, Working Out, Yelp | 11 comments

Ommmmm (Nom Nom)

To all those who think that my job pretty much just means I eat all the time (and, to be fair, I do eat a LOT for this job), I want to set the record straight. Not errrrvery single event that I throw as the Yelp Northern Virginia Community Manager is totally food-centric. I mean, sure, a lot are (and I love ’em!) but yesterday I actually got to do my job AND get some fitness in at the same time, thanks to the yoga-tastic event that went down!

Yelp’s Mind + Body Bender took place at Mind Your Body Oasis in Crystal City, a wellness center and yoga studio that gave Yelp Elites the chance to try out many different kinds of massage therapies (Thai! Mysokeletal! Full-body! Chair! Reiki!) as well as participating in yoga and bellydancing classes!

It was a full event with lots to see and do, and I even got a chance to be thrown around by MYBO’s Thai massage specialist for a few minutes. I’ll, a-hem, go ahead and let those photos speak for themselves…


Being of the no pain, no gain persuasion when it comes to massage, I actually loved it, and it was over far too quickly for me! I guess I’ll just have to go back and get pretzel-fied again. 🙂

In other news, you should be happy to hear that I totally cheated on my weigh-in once a week rule and checked myself out on the scale yesterday. I can happily report that I am blessedly — amazingly! — back to my pre-San Francisco weigh-in weight. So those 2.5 gained libbies are officially gone! I’ll wait until Friday to officially report in, but I just wanted you all to know that I am most definitely working it!


  1. Yelp is seriously amazing! We just had a great Elite event!

    By the way, that last picture is fantastic!

  2. Best title ever.

  3. Pretzel-fied? LOLOLOL! Ok but that did look mildly painful. As long as you enjoyed it, then who gives a toss, right? You looked like you were having the time of your life being pulled and stretched like taffy!

  4. that massage looks awesome – especially as i currently sit at my desk chair, wishing someone would push me into a pretzel!

    glad you’re evening back out – vacation can really take it out (or i guess, put it on) of you!

    • and by vacation, i mean work trip. sorry, my b.

  5. LOVE the hair! Holy crap you gotta be kinda flexible to do that stuff. Nicely done! I hurt just looking at the pics!

  6. your face in the last picture = priceless!

  7. Hahahaha that actually looks like it feels really good! Love the facial expressions too 🙂

  8. Lol! the massage pictures look so cool…pretzel-fied indeed! 🙂

  9. Yoga is an incredibly useful exercise to do, plus That Thai massage looked incredibly painful, but so long as you were satisfied with the outcome I guess that its okay, right?

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