I’ve been getting quite a few questions lately on how I do my at-home workouts. In all honesty, it’s been quite the adjustment, but it’s also been super convenient to be able to just go into my garage and get a solid workout in. In fact, I’m finding that I’m working out harder now than I did in any gym setting.
I personally don’t follow any fitness videos or virtual classes. I do think they are great, especially if you were previously going to classes at a fitness club or gym. I do workouts/circuits that I learned from my personal training sessions. They work for me, and I love getting creative and switching them up to make it more challenging.
I find that what has also been motivating me to get up and workout is putting on some cute workout clothes. Some of my favorites are from Yvette Sports. Their leggings are so soft, it feels as though you are putting on a pair of comfy pjs. I usually don’t workout in makeup, but lately I have been putting on some mascara before I go to exercise. Since being at home, I haven’t been wearing much makeup, so even just a tiny bit of mascara before working out has made me feel not only more like myself, but has brought a bit of familiarity back into my life.
I hope this helps you create your own at-home workout routine! Stay healthy and safe!
I started out 2020 promising myself I would blog more and create content that I am passionate about. Fast forward a few weeks into the New Year, and I found myself in a ball of stress for many reasons. I kept thinking to myself, I thought 2019 was the bad year, when is 2020 going to give me a break?? And to be honest, it hasn’t. I’ve definitely been dealing with a lot of personal stress, hence the reason I have been absent from my blog and not fulfilling one of my goals for 2020. There have been times that I just wasn’t in the mood to sit down and write or even come up with a fun post for Instagram (I know that’s a shocker). But as I have taken some time to reflect and cope with the stresses I have going on, I’ve realized that I need to find balance.
Balance is important with everything. Whether it’s focusing on your health or a relationship, everything goes back to making sure you have balance. For example, eating healthy is important, but I’m obviously going to eat that chocolate cake once in a while because I love sweets. In my opinion, I have lacked balance for a while, but I am finally taking a step back and realizing that I need to make a change. I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself and leave other thoughts to last.
I’ve come to terms with my need for balance because at the end of the day, it’s my hobbies, health and more that will make me happy, so why not make sure they take priority?
Make sure that you take the time to reflect and focus on the things that are going to make you happy and healthy.
Fitness has become a huge part of my life in the past few years. I remember in high school, I would dread going to the gym, but once I got to college, I found it to be one of the best parts of my day. It is so extremely therapeutic and always lifts my spirits no matter what kind of day I have had. But no gym day is complete without a cute and comfortable outfit. With those fitness New Year resolutions happening, it’s the perfect time to step up your gym style and feel amazing working out! Below are a few pieces that I love!
I love buying and wearing workout clothes in neutral tones. I find they are the most flattering on the body, but also make it easy to mix and match. One of my favorite trends is also anything with an open back, sides, or cool scrappy design. I think it’s fun to show off part of the torso and back while exercising. It adds a trendy and stylish look to a workout outfit, while also being practical and keeping you cool. My biggest tip would also be wearing sports bras and workout tanks WITHOUT padding! The padding can get so uncomfortable and be difficult to wash. Buy apparel without it and sports bras without it! If you need a bit of extra support, invest in a sports bra that is both shapely and has a bit of form to it. That way it’ll keep the girls in place, without adding any extra cleavage.
Have fun with your workout fashion! It’s a time to be comfortable, but also stylish!
No one is perfect! Those who say they are cannot accept the fact that imperfections exist in the world! Love yourself and who you are! Never let someone bring you down and ruin your day! Stay positive! Life isn’t about achieving perfection; it’s about discovering a path that you want to lead! So many people try to achieve something that in our realities are unattainable. Don’t try to imitate their life because it is not one that we would want to live! Find your own path and love every minute of it! Realize that what you want to achieve is perfect for you, and only you! Relax and think about what is really important in life: family, health, beauty, love and positivity! Those are my philosophies… What are yours?
Stay beautiful and happy no matter what the situation may be. Tomorrow will always bring something new and bright!
Long hair don’t care? Why not?! With fashion constantly changing, your hair certainly doesn’t! Long hair is extremely versatile and probably one of the reasons why I love it so much! It allows you to play around with different looks, without committing to just one! Besides, who wouldn’t want long luxurious locks?You have the ability to wear it up in a ponytail or bun, down straight, or even wavy. You can even pin your long locks into a short bob with the right technique! Whatever the look may be, long hair will help you achieve it!
My favorite look is obviously the classic Kim Kardashian waves (before baby). It not only looks good on everyone, but can actually make you appear slimmer. Achieving the look is simple! All you need is an inch to 2 inch curling iron or wand and a good hairspray to achieve the look! I use Elnett, which I recommend 100%! It doesn’t leave your hair crunchy or sticky, but lasts all day! It’s super simple and not time consuming! It also won’t leave a dent in your wallet! I was able to purchase one of my curling wands in Target for $17!!!!! It’s so cheap, and good quality! You can’t go wrong!
One thing I’ve been dying to try out is clip-in hair extensions. Bellami has reputable and quality real remi-hair extensions in a number of colors. They vary in price based on the number of grams you buy! The company has been supplying celebrities and beauty gurus with their long locks for years! Recently, the company launched a line of hair extensions by reality star and beauty guru Lilly Ghalichi! She is beautiful and has great, big hair too! Her sets come with (I believe) 220 grams of hair, but you can always check out her line, as well as the rest of Bellami’s hair extensions at http://www.bellamihair.com/.
I can’t wait to have my own set, but for now I will style my long locks just the way they are!
Beauty isn’t only external; it’s internal too. The more beautiful you are on the inside, the more it’ll show on the outside! Stay positive and love yourself and those around you! Show your beauty and strength and kill them with kindness! Love your life and live everyday to its fullest. Lots of love!
Some may say beauty is only skin deep, but they do not understand the half of it. Think about it, the first thing people notice when looking at you is your skin. So why can’t we all have perfection? Biologically, everyone’s skin is different. Some are blessed with the beautifully, flawless skin seen on models. Others, struggle with acne and other blemishes. Being a struggler of acne myself, I know how hard it is to have clear skin one day and be pimple-faced the next. It’s difficult, especially since makeup becomes my savior. However, it shouldn’t be! I’ve finally learned that clean, healthy skin is more important than perfection. Taking extra steps, such as moisturizing or cleansing daily, can do wonders. I always say happy skin means a happy person. But if it’s not that easy for you, and you need a little more attention for the problem areas, have no fear and see a dermatologist! They are the experts, not you! Do not spend money on products that you have no idea if they will work or not! Take action and make it happen! There is always a solution, and you will feel happier and more confident knowing that you are taking steps to healthier skin.
Over the years, I have collected acne and skin products regularly. I have a regimen that works for me and that I’d love to share with you! I wash my face about 3 or 4 times a day, probably not the best thing for my skin, but it’s my routine. I am a huge advocate for Neutrogena products, considering they actually work and are reputable. I use their oil-free grapefruit face wash, along with the scrub. I also use their oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin, along with and eye creme, since my skin is really dry! I also use Proactive on a daily basis and recommend it for people with cystic acne. Finally, at night, I use my ointments prescribed by my dermatologist, which help with major problem areas.
Healthy skin is happy skin! Taking extra steps to help unwanted blemishes or acne could pay off in the long run and make you feel happier! Always feel confident in your own skin, and don’t be afraid to wear no makeup! You are beautiful either way!