Core Strengthening

Thanks everyone for your lovely, supportive comments on my last post about acting and perseverance. I had no idea so many people loved 80’s hair bands as much as me :)

[Now if everyone could take a second and sign this petition to remove birthdates from IMDB, maybe my next job will come quicker!]

Today has been a lot better. Slept in, took a walk to Chevalier’s


…Julius got his usual treat, then sat at our feet while we ate ours at Peet’s next door



Since I’ll be consuming (literally) dozens of cupcakes with Jenny soon, I opted for a sugar-free breakfast.


As I mentioned in my last post, these are really filling! Abe and I split the Raw Walnut Banana


Still not sweet enough for my palate, but he LOVED it. And I’m sure one of you will too – as promised, here’s a little giveaway from Core Foods


One U.S. Reader will win either a Defender or Warrior Meal sample pack. All you have to do is “like” their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter saying which one you’d prefer, then leave a comment on this blog post saying which one you did. Double entries, of course, for doing both (and extras for any other ways you can think of). Good luck!

  • thehungryartist

    I liked them on FB!

  • Sara P.

    I follow them on Twitter!

  • Emily

    I liked them on FB! I’d love to try the defender!

  • ezzie

    I liked them on facebook! Those bars look DELISH!

  • Cindy

    FB like. I would like to give the Strength bars a try. Nice little change up from some other bars.

  • Emily

    I liked them on Facbeook! The vegan bars that they offer sound amazing. <3

  • hippierunner

    I follow them on Twitter. Nice to see a fairly local company. I’d love the cashew bars!

  • Natalie

    i followed them on twitter!

  • Brandi

    I liked them on Facebook. I think the defender bars look great for my busy life.

  • Angela

    I liked them on Facebook. I’d like to try the Defender Meal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • AnAppleADay

    i like them on facebook! i’d love the raw line!

  • caronae

    I’m following them on twittter now. I think I’d rather have the defender. Raw cacao sounds more interesting….

  • Kristen

    I liked them on twitter and I’d like to try the defender.

  • Diane Beebe

    I liked on Facebook & followed on Twitter….

  • Anne

    Not to sound rude, but I doubt it age is to blame for the lack of acting. Maybe it is not your calling, you are obviously doing good blogging. Maybe you should consider getting a career that is more stable and you do not set yourself up for rejection. Being that you are vulnerable and have had issues with self confidence, acting does not seem like it would be a good thing ing the long run. Not to mention the pay is terrible. This could be a good time to reflect and try something else career wise that will make you a lot more money and stable for the long run! You can do it!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      no worries, anne – you definitely don’t sound rude! i don’t blame age for my lack of opportunities, in fact i firmly believe only better things will happen as i get older, just that i LOOK a lot younger than i actually am, so waiting for my outside to catch up with my insides. :) i’ve been doing this forever (since i was 5!!!) and have already tried many other avenues – after many times quitting/self analyzing i’ve realized this is it for me! it’s not about the $$$ or the fame, it’s definitely about the journey. i wouldn’t trade this job for any other, and during the bad days at work i have to remind myself that it’s all worth it. because ultimately, it is – 100% thanks for reminding me i love it!

  • emily (a nutritionist eats)

    I followed them on twitter! The almond raisin and walnut banana both sound great!

  • Redd H from Salted Spoon

    I liked them on Facebook and I’d love to try the Cashew and Cacao! Sounds really really great!

  • Sarah

    I liked them on FB!

  • squigglefloey

    Following them on twitter! @Squigglemefloey. The almond raisin sounds lovely.

  • Tiffany

    I already liked them and tweeted them.. thanks

  • yinnie

    aw U.S readers?! I think you should do a worldwide giveaway :)

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      yeah, i wish i could! unfortunately they have to stay cold!!!

  • Sarah

    Liked on facebook! I think I like the idea of the warrior meal…plus it sounds hard core. :)

  • Gina

    I liked them on Facebook! Would love to try the defender bars.

  • Tina B.

    Defend me, please! :)

  • Tina B.

    I forgot to mention, I liked them on facebook!

  • Lauren

    I follow them on Twitter. Defender sounds good!

  • Amelia

    I liked them on Facebook, and defender sounds amazing, but ultimately, I am a WARRIOR.

  • Madeline

    I liked them on FB!

  • Madeline

    I also follow them on Twitter. I’d like to try both the Defender and Warrior, it’d probably make me more balanced that way πŸ˜‰

  • Joy

    I liked them on fb and I’d prefer the warrior meal

  • Amanda K.

    I liked CORE on their Facebook page. I think the Defender bar sounds tasty!

  • Becca

    I like them on facebook!

  • Becca

    I follow them on Twitter.

  • Bethany I.

    I liked them on Facebook!

  • Bethany I.

    I follow them on Twitter!

  • Lindsey

    I ‘liked’ their Facebook page!

  • ashley p q

    I liked on facebook and followed on twitter. The vegan bars look cool.

  • Stefanie L.

    I like them on Facebook.

  • Iris Lee

    I liked CORE on fb! :)

  • fortherecord25

    I liked them on facebook. Thanks I’ve really loved reading your blog for the past 2 years!

  • vanillasugarblog

    oh I would love to win this.
    I prefer whey protein over soy.
    Would love to try these!

  • Erryn

    Followed them on Facebook… Warrior sounds perfect.

    And good on you Lynn for following you’re dreams, from one LA artist to another. You’re a WARRIOR at HEART! :) All the best!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thanks, erryn! let me know if you’d ever like to do a guest post!