Meet My Friend: Marla Reyes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Lately, a few friends of mine have started a few blogs and I am so so so excited for them and wanted to share it with everyone. I'm a huge fan of Anine Bing and thought it was clever the way she introduces her friends on her blog and I wanted to do the same! 

Today, I wanted to introduce you to a very dear best friend of mine, Marla. I’ve known her for about sevens years, and what an amazing ride these seven years have brought us. She has always been the healthy, active one of our group. She loves training and has the most discipline when it comes to eating and drinking that I have ever witnessed. What’s great about that is her PASSION for a healthier lifestyle, and it’s definitely inspiring.

Marla has recently started her own blog called, Marla’s Healthy Eats, where she shares her own recipes, workout routines and more on how to transform your life into a healthier setting.  Her website is actually more than just a blog, in the next few months it will be an online destination for meal plans and coaching, the whole works! I’m so excited for her, this is truly the path that she is supposed to be on and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Marla’s Healthy Eats! I don’t like cooking too much but her Tostada Tuesday recipe seems simple enough and it’s calling my name! 

I took the liberty of asking Marla a few questions so that you all can get to know her a little better. Some questions I took directly from Anine Bing and other I took from an online tag, don't judge I suck when it comes to creating these types of things on my own. But, I hope you love her just as much as I do and I hope you too find inspiration from her blog. Follow her here, here and here!

I will definitely be doing this more often! Like I said, I have a few friends who are launching their blogs in the next few weeks and I can't wait to share them with all of y'all! I hope you have an amazing Tuesday!




How would you describe yourself in three words?

Three words that describe me: I’m caring, charming and sassy. I’m probably more sassy than anything.

What do you do for a living?

I am one of the supervisors for our gym office, Freedom Fitness.

 What is one thing you dream of?

I dream of happiness. Not just for me, for people around me. I see so many people who get caught up in their work routine or other things, and I feel like they aren’t happy. If I can be happy in anything I do and keep that happiness, there is no way I can fail.

Do you have any healthy tips you would like to share?

The easiest and most reliable tip, eat to nourish your body. If you are not active enough through out the day, don’t overload on excess calories. Control your portions and limit excess fat in your food.  

What is your go-to workout routine?

My go to work out is a full body circuit that quickly targets everything from my shoulder and biceps to my quads and hamstrings. It’s a stress relieving work out for me and usually only takes about 30 minutes.

What makes you happy?

Exercise makes me happy. Shopping makes me happy. Adventure makes me happy. Traveling. But most of all, being surrounded by the people closest to me, my friends and family.

Who is you biggest role model?

My biggest role models: my parents. Who have always taught me that with passion and dedication, anything and everything you want in life is attainable.  It just requires hard work.

What is your song of the week?

Dj Bobby Green- Changing me. This song has been my go to song this week. It pumps me up when I feel out of it. The past week was very stressful and hearing this song on my playlist when I work out, really helps me get in the zone.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is blue. Almost any shade. But I love bright colors.

What is your favorite movie?

The Breakfast Club. It never gets old.

What is your favorite cereal?

Honey Nut protein Cherrios

What do you like to do on your days off?

I sleep in, work out and relax in my backyard with a book on the hammock.

What are you hobbies?

I like to read, exercise, go biking along the bike trails. I recently began painting with canvases as well.

Do you have any pets?

I have a shih- tzhu dog named Quennee and a cat named Gordo

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?

Paris, France and Rome, Italy. Best time of my life.

If you can live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would like to live in Malibu. Or, Boston Mass. Totally opposite from one another. 

Spring or winter?

I love winter

Flowers or chocolate?

Dark chocolate

Jeans or sweats?


Heels or flats?

I like being a girl so I prefer heels.

Messy bun or ponytail?

My go to is always a messy bun

Rain or shine?

I love the sun shining.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee in the morning, tea at night.

 Nike or Adidas?

Nike all the way.