A constant work in progress


As humans, we strive to be the best version of ourselves, right? I definitely feel like I am always a work in progress. And I actually, now that I am in my 30s, I can say that I do enjoy getting older. I thought I would be scared of these days but every year that passes I’ve become a better version of myself, and in turn it makes me a better mother and wife. And it increases my self love as well. I try to always work out better than the day before, cook a healthier meals than the day before, do a new activity with my children.
It’s funny how you learn some things and you wonder how you lived before you learned them. Even small things, like finding a recipe that I don’t know how I lived without. Or an eyeliner you LOVE! Or a new workout routine. Like when I found fitnessblender on YouTube 2 years ago they totally changed my life. And because of them I have been able to consistently exercise. I used to take body pump classes a couple times a week for about six months. I am so thankful for those classes because I built muscle that I never had before. But I wasn’t able to fit it into my schedule or budget any longer so I am so glad I am able to work out at home now. I feel like working out at home is becoming kind of trendy now. Beachbody/21-day fix is super popular. Honestly, I’m sure those workouts are great but I just don’t think I would be able to do those without getting bored. And I like to be able to be in control of my diet.

So anyway, I was strolling through YouTube the other day and I found another set of videos. I feel is going to take Fitness to a whole new level for me. I found a woman who made Fitness Dance videos, not Zumba but similar I suppose. I could not wait to go to sleep after I found this one because I just wanted to wake up and work out to her videos! She picks the most amazing songs and her routines are pretty easy to follow! After only three songs I was dripping in sweat and had to jump in the shower inmediately. And the now..I am SO sore!! The level of my soreness is showing me that I really needed to mix up my routine because I was in a slump and doing the same workouts for too long and I was not challenging my body. This is just the challenge I needed! Check her videos out here!! I have always loved to dance, and when I was dancing to her videos I just felt…sexy! Like a woman should! I fell in tune with myself and my body. I can’t wait to continue these videos and check in with you guys and see how my mind/body changes. I wish you guys an amazing rest of the week, keep working on yourselves and trying to be the best you! Everyone around you will thank you for it, and it is the best feeling knowing you did something small to improve YOU. I hope my posts have inspired you guys to try something new!

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Sugar and Spice


So I am not your usual blogger..I am not trying to portray any kind of image, and I am also pretty painfully honest most of the time. I think seeming to put-together is….boring. So time to be bluntly honest. This whole blogging thing is a bit confusing for me. I see people’s Instagram pages and they mostly portray one type of image. It is either strictly about fitness, cooking, fashion, you fill in the blank. And I just don’t feel there is one thing that defines me, so I look at my Instagram compared to others and it does look a bit scatterbrained. But maybe that’s what I am! And what’s wrong with portraying what I really am, right? Maybe everybody is a little bit all over the place when they first start blogging and eventually I will figure out the things I am most passionate about and talk more about those rather than be all over the place. As for now though..one day all I want to do is talk about my favorite workout, and the next day I may want to blab about fashion! I like reaching a broad spectrum of people. I have always loved talking to all kinds of people. I am very open to all kinds of personalities . And that is what made me a great hair stylist , I feel like I can get on anybody’s level and feel their energy and what they are talking about and really connect with them. Hash-tagging my pictures on Instagram has really helped me reach other people that are interested in the same things as me! I love seeing other people’s craft pages, fashion pages, cooking pages, etc. I feel so inspired by other people. But it also makes me sad because I feel like I’m running out of time everyday to fulfill any of my passions.
I have definitely learned after being a mom for 5 years that you have to squeeze in things that you care about. I had to work out twice today to get one full workout in. But I finished it..and that felt good! It’s important to do these things for yourself! As I have said before, the eating super clean is a struggle for me because I just like to eat what I want when I want. I am sure I will find a way to adjust that as time goes by. There are so many things to work on. I have learned that whether I eat perfect or not it is still important for me to get my exercise in and that even took me a very long time to learn! I used to eat one bad meal and think what what is the point of working out. But my toning exercises do still seem to be working without counting calories or macros. So I’m definitely not one to follow when it comes to fitness! But I do have some great short workouts for people that have kids and are very busy. And they are all by Fitnessblender. I already posted a fitness post with most of my favorites so I won’t link to those again. But I will say my trusty favorites that I do multiple times a week are “Get Madonna arms with this 10-minute workout” by popsugarliving on YouTube. And I love the lower body pilates workouts by FitnessBlender, and also their 5,8, and 10 minute ab workouts. They have some great quick arm workouts with light weights that are great as well.

I just kind of went in circles (per usual aghh!!) but I guess the point of this was to say that it’s okay to be a little bit all over the place sometimes! When I first started this I thought I was going to just make a Blog about fashion, hair, and makeup. But that is not all of me. And it is just not me to hide any version of myself. I want to be able to talk about whatever is inspiring me at that moment. And I think I’m going to do that more often in the future here.

Be unapologetically YOU. Good night 🙂

Yoga Confessions


I am going to confess something hoping I am not the only one. Most days I wear yoga pants so that when the opportunity to work out comes, I am just READY for it! The beauty of yoga pants is they look super cute with a comfy top and most flat shoes. I have even rocked ballet flats with my yoga pants and didn’t feel totally unfashionable. Today I wore my favorite black Champion yoga pants. I should have bought 5 pairs of these when I found them, they are amazing. I own them in capri form as well so I can rock them year-round. The girls got to bed on time tonight so I got to get my new favorite show in(This is Us) and my work out in – yay!! All I had to do was throw on a tank and my five finger shoes.

I have been teased many times for loving my five finger shoes. I have had them for 4 years and I still love them as much as the first time I wore them!! They feel like you have no shoes on, and they don’t make my feet look huge, so I can wear them with a t-shirt dress or shorts in warm weather (whenever warm weather decides to show it’s face–arghh!!) #whereareyousummer. I checked Amazon for you guys and you can still buy them here.

In case you are wondering what exercises I do, they are 99% of the time going to be by Fitness Blender on YouTube. You guys, they have over 600 workouts for FREE on youtube. I have been obsessed with them for a couple years now. Whether you only have time for a 5 minute squat workout or you want a full body workout with weights, they are for you!! They have kept me interested in exercising for way longer than I have ever been able to go in the past. They don’t put music in the background so you can rock out to your own tunes (or watch TV) I have done that, if I want to watch TV I will just put the exercise video of choice on my phone and watch my favorite shows at the same time. I do a 1 hour lower body pilates video by Fitness Blender that requires you to be on the floor the whole time. You can totally watch your favorite show during this work out! The link to this amazing workout is here.

Tonight I chose a couple of my trusty favorites. I wanted a quick arm workout and even quicker ab workout. I started off with my favorite bicep/tricep video by popsugarliving (link here). Then I did another favorite arm exercise by Fitness Blender (link here)I ended with an 8 minute ab exercise by Fitness Blender (link here).

 

 

If any of you need a change to your exercise routine I hope you will try some of their videos out, it changed my life! I was able to quit the expensive classes I was attending and stay toned at home. I have never been one to be able to work out successfully on my own, so having easy to follow videos has been a life saver! Now if I could only stop eating so many carbs….