Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Moti Quote

This is the perfect motivational quote to kick start my week ! 

Yesterday, Monday,  I went to the gym with my best friend. We took a Zumba class !!
My best friend has been going to the gym for a while now, not so consistently but for sure waaaay more than I have. Funny story, we both joined the gym last year to lose weight for her wedding. While I gained instead of lost, she lost so much weight for her wedding, I was so proud. I always tell her to tell me when she goes in the afternoon but more often than not I bail, but not anymore !! I'm more motivated now ! Doing this for me ! Aaaaand if I'm being real, I was starting to tell someone about my plan and how hopefully my meeting with HR would motivate me to start my blog, and even before I started to tell them what I was actually going to do they said, "I doubt it will motivate you". It frustrated me so much. Here I was sharing my thoughts with someone I cared for and they immediately discouraged me without hearing me out. And then they wonder why I don't open up, b*tch I'm sensitive !
"To all the nay sayers I say nay !"
Let's get this sweat on !!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let us walk not run

I heard someone say that instead of tackling everything at once, it was best to tackle one thing at a time. So for the month of December, the first excuse I'm tackling and habit I'm working on is, drrrrrrrrrrumb roll please...........  

Losing Weight by Working out 3 Times a Week.

I've had a gym membership for a over a year now, and I'm pretty sure I've gone about 30 days in total. I'm basically throwing away my money, so I either start going to the gym or I cancel the membership and workout some other way, but since just two days ago the gym charged me for this month, I might as well start working on that habit.

First I'll start by working out Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
I will either run, use some machines at the gym or take a Zumba class.
Next I will also start eating out less times a week, I'll start by not eating out during the week.
during the week I'll start incorporating more fruits and vegetables, and healthier alternatives.
Wish me strength! 

Current Weight: 150 lbs
End of Month Goal Weight: 145 lbs

Here are my measurements

ps I took this chart from google images and inserted my own measurements.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

First step and I'm already trippin'

So as you already know, from reading The Backstory, I'm changing my life!

First things first, a list of habits I want to begin with

  • Drink more Water
  • Eat more fruits and veggies
  • Work out 3-5 times a week
  • Cook my meals the night before
  • Tidy up 15 mins a day or an area a day
  • Express my creativity once a week---> eventually everyday 
  • Document everyday, even if I don't post it
  • Wash my face every night
  • Dress up for myself once a week 
  • Document and share a post once a week
  • Spend less money on the unnecessary 
  • Save for adventure!
  • Read a book a month
  • Listen to more podcast
  • Make new friends that inspire me
  • Meet new people, network 
  • Do something by myself once a week

Ok I think thats enough for now. For the next months, I will be working on these habits, a couple at a time. I will be sharing pictures, thoughts throughout the day, and various other things, I will simply be documenting everything, the good, the bad and maybe not the ugly, (you'll thank me later lol) so that whoever is reading this can hold me accountable.

Let's do it !

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Backstory

I decided to start my blog today because I had a meeting with HR this morning. All last week I had been worried about being fired and not knowing what to do about money. But at the same time I felt a sense of relief. I've been working for little over a year in a job that was meant to be temporary. So temporary I have to renew my application every year. When I first started working it was the perfect job for me. It didn't require any form of commitment, I have weekends off, my schedule is flexible, most days I'm out by 3 and best of all I don't have to take my work home! It was perfect! It meant that once I was out, I was OUT and I could focus on starting a fashion blog and getting my foot in the door. But that didn't happen.

Soon after starting my new job, I had a major emotional setback, I lost my best friend, my partner in life and a part of myself. I had found out my boyfriend of 10 years had been cheating on me with another girl for over a year and had had other sidechicks for the past 5 years. I felt lost and was an emotional wreck, a whole decade of my life had been a lie and now it was down the drain.
The worst part about the break up wasn't realizing that love wasn't there 
but that it meant losing my best friend. 
It took me about 3 months to be at peace with the realization that the love we once had for each other wasn't and wouldn't be there again. It took me those same 3 months to finally break up the relationship and move on, but it has taken me a little while longer to replace my best friend.

We had been attached to the hip for 10 years and now I found myself alone. I had other friends and close family members, but not like him. He was the only person I shared absolutely everything with, he never judged me, and always motivated me. I could've continued being his friend, but everyone frowned upon it, and it wasn't long until I was emotionally involved with someone else that I had to cut all contact with my ex. Although I felt like I could remain friends with my ex, my new beau didn't agree (which is understandable). But I hated it. I hated the fact that people didn't understand our friendship.

Although I tried for long periods of times to avoid any form of contact with him, we somehow always  ended up venting to each other and bouncing off ideas with one another. Every time I felt guilty, not because I felt like I was cheating, but because I knew my beau would see it that way. I hated that he didn't believe me when I told him that it wasn't more than a friendship.

My new beau was close to perfect! But my inability to open up to people was getting in the way of my relationship. Sharing thoughts and feelings with my loved ones frightens me! I hate the thought of rejection, judgement, and criticism by people close to me. I don't mind criticism from strangers because they don't know me so who cares. But people that know you can hurt you more than a stranger! Slowly but surely I've opened up to my new beau, our communication has gotten better, its not perfect but its getting there.

So now fast forward to present day, here I am writing this intro, after my meeting with hr. Good news is I didn't get fired, bad news is they've cut back my hours aaaaaand my car needs a new battery. Now if you know anything about cars a new battery isn't that big of deal, but if its a hybrid battery damn! $3k+ ! And I already don't have money, just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, here I am carless and working part-time.  Anyway, that's enough background information y'all need to know on why it's time for a change, so lets begin a new post on the new habits I want and the steps I'm thinking of taking for this life changing experience.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Flowers Bloomin'

What I Wore:

Top: Thrift
Jeans: F21
Jacket: Thrift
Flats: H&M
Earrings: F21
Necklaces: Charming Charlies
Sunglasses: F21