Friday, March 20, 2015

Making Moves

Making moves, making moves. Getting this little home of mine transformed and I'm pretty excited to get back into the swing of things. Life has changed SO much lately, I can't wait to share it all with you.

Stay tuned :)

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Monday, February 16, 2015

#MotivationMonday

Happy Monday/President's Day everyone!

It is a gorgeous day here in California, it makes me want to be outside frolicking. How's your week starting out?


I'm pretty excited to share with y'all what I have started on my own fitness journey. I'm sure a lot of you have heard about Kayla Itsines and her awesome Bikini Body Guide. Well, thanks to a friend of mine, I have begun the work out regimen, am on week 2 and am already seeing the difference (I'll post a progress picture on week 4). These last 6 months have really taken its toll on my mental, physical, and emotional state. I am deep in a transitioning phase but am on my way to where I want to be, including my healthy lifestyle. I am so excited to be following this guide, because it's exactly what I'm studying and training to do myself. To inspire, motivate, and come up with a plan for women of all kinds to have a healthy lifestyle and be confident in their own skin.  If you haven't checked her out already, you should!

On another note, here are some tips for making an awesome smoothie!


Now get off your behinds and get moving!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Positive Vibes


Life has been nothing but struggles lately and it's definitely taken its toll on my mental state. Trying my best to stay positive and radiate good vibes. Going to look/apply for a studio today.. fingers crossed.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

#MotivationMonday

It's another Monday and the first one of February! How's your 2015 shaping up so far? I'm inching closer and closer to reaching my goal of becoming a personal trainer and I'm so anxious to get it all finished so I can finally be working in the field that I want to.

I'm joining Kylan Fischer, a So-Cal yoga instructor for the #howdoyoushine February yoga challenge on Instagram.


I have yet to even step foot in a yoga studio since moving to California and I'm itching to get my sweat on again. Will you join me?


Since I basically cook for myself on a daily basis, I'm trying to venture out into different, healthy recipes big enough for one person. I'm not a huge fan of leftovers and often forget I have them until they've already gone bad. Smaller portions will also help me get full use out of the groceries I buy (as well as not make my broke ass have to buy as much). This pin has a lot of easy, healthy recipes designed for one!

I came thissss close to buying a new pair of running shoes last week and am so glad I talked to the sales associate in the Sports Authority I was in at the time. She gave me great insight on the Nike shoes for long distance running. I almost wasted a good amount of money for absolutely nothing. Instead, she helped me choose new inserts for the Brooks shoes I have already to give me several more miles in them.


I am going to go on a run today so I will let you know how they feel and how they affect my ankle. I'm currently looking for a short race to prepare for. It always helps when I have a goal in sight to keep me accountable for my daily workouts.

Now that the holidays and Super Bowl are over it's time to focus on Spring and getting rid of all the junk you consumed these last few months, don't you think?

I'll leave you with this fun song I have stuck in my head for some reason, but it's a great song to run or work out to!


How is your week starting out?
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Style: Super Bowl 2015: New England Patriots VS Seattle Seahawks

College football is long and gone but today is the big show, Super Bowl 2015. As you probably know (if you've been around these parts), I love putting together outfits for game day. Coming from the South, game day is a fashion show and the football field is the runway. I put together two different styles that I would rock in Arizona for both teams. What do you think?

Super Bowl 2015 New England Patriots

I loved putting together outfits with the red, white, and blue colors. What America doesn't love this color scheme?


The skirt and shirt combo I came up with is one of my faves, I would totally rock these two styles if I were cheering for the Seahawks.

I actually don't have to work this Super Bowl Sunday (hell has frozen over!) so I will be making yummy snacks and drinking hella beer. Hopefully this game will be more entertaining than last year!

What are you doing for the Super Bowl?
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Friday, January 9, 2015

10 Reasons You Are A Crazy Cat Lady

Since moving to California and living completely on my own, my friends and family have hit me full force with the joke of me becoming the "Crazy Cat Lady" that apparently I was always destined to be. Hey, I'm actually kind of ok with it.

This is the first time I've been completely on my own, no roommates, hardly any friends (besides those I work with), and a lot, A LOT of alone time. Naturally, I needed a companion.

After several months of being a fur-mommy to Luna Lovegood, I decided I needed to get her a playmate for those late nights I'm gone at work. In comes Neville Longbottom and home girl is one cat away from literally donning the name.. Crazy Cat Lady.

Here are 10 reasons I've come to realize about my life that prove my friends and family might know what they're talking about..


1. You refer to them as your babies.
They are literally like your children.


2. You talk to them, and they talk back.
Seriously, they totally understand what you're saying.


3. Your selfies are not just of you anymore.
Kitty and me just hanging out today.

Luna Lovegood and me

4. People have stopped watching your SnapChat stories.
Oh look, another video of the cat cleaning herself.


5. No need for a drink with friends after work, you have wine at home.
No thanks, I have a date with my furchild.


6. Your parents start asking when you will give them grand-babies.
Mom, you already have two. They are sweet, cuddly, and just a little furrier than most.


7. "Poop-scooping" is part of your daily routine.
No explanation needed.


8. You don't understand "dog people" and how they don't like cats.
Seriously, dogs are SO high maintenance.


9. There is no "me" time anymore. Wherever you go, they go.
Oh hey, just sitting on the toilet. Thanks for staring at me to make sure everything is going alright.


10. Everyone already refers to you as the crazy cat lady.
What?


One thing is for certain, I absolutely love my babies!

Are you a cat lover?
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Monday, January 5, 2015

#MotivationMonday

It's 2015! I could not be more ready for this new year, so many possibilities ahead.

If you've been around here at all, you know I am working towards my personal training and sports nutrition certification. Fitness has become my passion within the last several years and I want nothing more than to help others attain healthy lifestyles and feel their best.

Monday is the beginning of a new week, when a lot of people like to start their "change". It's easy to dedicate Monday as the first day for a new habit, and that is what changing your lifestyle is about, developing new, but good habits. Naturally, I've decided to dedicate my Mondays to bringing motivation and inspiration. Whether it be recipes, work out tips, gear, you name it. If there is anything you'd like me to include please don't hesitate to contact me!

The problem with a lot of people wanting to change things about themselves, is they tend to look for the easiest, fastest route. Making a lifestyle change takes time and dedication. Results don't happen over night, and that is with several aspects of life. Obesity has become a major health issue in our country and it only makes our lives shorter, so why not make a change if not for you, for your loved ones, so they can keep you around that much longer.

Soon I will be able to deliver knowledgeable information on diet and work out plans for any woman. You know what they say, a healthy lifestyle is 30% fitness, 70% diet.


The definition of Winter is not to "put on your winter coat" by indulging in the traditional, heavy dishes usually served throughout the holidays. There are plenty of foods available year round that suffice in nutrition to satisfy your cold insides. The pin above is simply a list of specific foods and what they're good for, check it out!


Now, I have yet to receive an outfit from Fabletics, but I've heard nothing but good things about this brand. Kate Hudson started it for one, and I mean, just look at her. Basically it's very similar to BirchBox, Julep, ShoeDazzle, etc. You take a style quiz to determine which products are the best for your specific style and the goodies get shipped to you once a month for a small fee. I'll be starting it out this month, so I'll keep you updated on how I like the products.

It's a brand new year, which means it's the perfect time to transition into a brand new you by changing your lifestyle for the better. Join me every Monday for #MotivationMonday!

How do you stay fit and healthy?
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