Thursday, January 12, 2017

Twenty-five




Today I turn 25, let the quarter life crisis begin! I joke, I joke. Although there will be some form of breakdown at one point or another this year, I'm excited to turn 25. It's scary because adulting is annoying and hard, but responsibilities aside there are some perks to it. I like this whole gaining confidence part and not caring about what people think, it's very liberating. For a little dose of cliché: I will make mistakes, and I will learn from them. I will fall down but I'll get back up. I will cry and I will laugh. There will be ups and downs, so I will enjoy the ride. Here's to an exciting new year and to many more rides on this planet around the sun! 



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Friday, December 30, 2016

Photo Diary of 2016



With all the crap that has happened this year, to me and to people around the world, I still was not one of those who said "2016 is the worst year ever" because let's be honest, every years SUCKS... for the most part. Although this year had more than its fair share of horror and tragedy, it was also filled with some good memories. It was a year of many firsts for me, both good and bad. Which is why I wanted to share 16 (yes I know it's cliche) moments that made me smile this year. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best Beauty Products of 2016




Creating a list of my yearly beauty favorites has become a blogging traditional that I look forward to every year. During the past 12 months I've made some exciting purchases and tried out a lot of new products, some that sucked and some that were really good. Without further ado, let's get cracking on that "nice" list!


Monday, December 19, 2016

My "Healthy" Christmas Game Plan #20to25Challenge




I don't know how things changed between November and December, but suddenly the weather became freezing and chocolate began to pop up at every corner. Temptation, temptation. This time around I gave in to temptation and was not able to say no every time. I feel horrible about it honestly. I fell off the wagon last week, but it's Monday today and you know how diets start on Mondays... It's going to be very tough because literally every social activity for the next two weeks will involve food (the unhealthy kind) and alcohol. My friends from all over the world are coming to visit and I cannot wait to see their faces which I've seriously missed. I don't want to feel like I'm missing out by saying no to things while they're here, but at the same time I want to move forward and not take any steps back with my progress. They're going to end up leaving me again (those bastards) but I'll remain behind with the negative consequences of going off-track. I've decided to make a schedule of the major outings so that I can plan my workouts and cheat meals for the week. Things will probably pop up here and there, but I'd rather have some form of game plan to lean on than being an unhealthy headless chicken. I've accepted the fact that I will not meet the goal which I had set for myself back in July, although I'm very proud of my accomplishment... I'm just going to be realistic about it, I will be losing that amount but it will take a bit more time. Anyway, here's the game plan for the festive season:

Schedule cheat meals: If I know I'm going to cheat Friday night, I'll up the amp during my Friday workout, park far away to get in more steps on the fitbit and avoid naughty chocolate temptations. 

Morning workouts are back: It's getting hard to wake up to go to the gym in the mornings because it's cold, but I have no other choice. I will have things to do after work so gym in the morning it is!

Light lunches at work: I'm going to stick to the lightest lunch options at work and eat not a single bite more than my allocated portion. 

Look at menus beforehand: This is such a simple tip but it really goes a long way. Instead of picking something to eat while starving at a restaurant (everything sounds so good on the menu, especially the unhealthy stuff), I will look at menus before hand and decide on what I want before I get there. This way, once I'm there I don't need to look at the menu and be tempted. 

Dancing as much as possible: I will drag my friends to the club to dance as much as possible while they're here. Not because I'm such a party-person, but I really do like to get down and dance. Burning calories while having fun, awwwyeaahhh. 


My lovely nutritionist Mira Tueny actually wrote a guide to healthy cheating during Christmas for Mondanite.net, it's helpful and insightful. I keep reading it over and over again so that it becomes engrained in my head!



Ps. I'd really appreciate it if my secret santa would stop getting me yummy chocolates. I love chocolate but duuude :P

PPS. do we like my Christmas sweater? I picked up Rudolf from Pull & Bear.





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