Career Moves

Career Moves

Who said you had to compromise your style while at the office?

A great handbag and some great shoes and you are good to go!

HIIT and Abs Workout

In my journey to build a stronger and healthier boby I have made a playlist of my workout videos on YouTube that I wanted to try. I have a mix of dance, yoga, kick boxing, abs, arms, and new to my playlist is The Body Coach TV beginners HIIT workout! Let me just tell you this 20 minute and 22 second video kicked my butt! Just the warm up alone had me sweating.

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How the HIIT workout works is you perform an exercise at a high intensity rate for 30 seconds and then rest of 30 second then move on to your next exercise. In The Body Coach HIIT workout the exercises are high knees, burpees, mountain climbers, and power squats. By the 2nd set I was ready to kill over lol! I can feel it in my shoulders and thighs for sure today.

I also did Buffie the Body Bodynomics Standing Ab Workout 2015. Let me start by saying her body is my dream body so whatever she is doing I need to be on it!

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She is the definition of a BRICK HOUSE!

She’s mighty mighty just letting it all hangout!

Although her workout focus was on abs I feel like I worked out my back and legs as well. Buffie incorporates high knees, side bends, leg kicks and so much more into this ab workout. She also uses a dumbbell for some exercises that are perform but honestly I don’t have one right now and I still got a good workout from these exercises.

I plan on sticking with these two workouts at least 3 times a week every other day for the next month. Tonight I plan on doing a fun but intense dance workout so I can let me shoulders recover a bit :)

**side not we had to postpone the Santa Barbara trip due to the rain :( and they say it never rains in southern California (I beg to differ lol)

Shopping is my Cardio

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TGIF you guys! I did a little shopping for this weekend’s “daycation” to Santa Barbara the other day at Old Navy and I got a cute dress and shoes all under $15! Talk about a steal!

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So I didn’t get the denim shirt dress after all :( but I did find these cute quilted slide on sneakers for only $1.99 on clearance!! Yes only $1.99 honey and in my size. The dress was only $11.95. I love a steal! I plan to be comfy and cute this weekend!

What are some of your plans

Stylish Support

Stylish Support

When I workout the main area of support I need is in my bust area. A great sports bra makes all the difference when it comes to getting your beast mode one! These two styles from Nike and Victoria are appealing to the eye because we all want to look cute while getting our sweat on!


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A Jouney to Weight Loss and Happiness

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About two years ago I lost 55lbs. I worked out about 5 to 6 times a week and did not eat after 6pm on most days. I was looking good and also feeling good about myself because I never thought in a million years I would be able to lose the weight I did. At that time I hadn’t reached my goal but I was well on my way.

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As time went along the stresses of life started to take over in my life and totally through me off my focus and I began picking up the weight again. Now here I am almost back where I started and unhappy with myself. I know I should love myself at any size but I have to be honest I’m disappointed for gaining the weight back. I will get back on track with my exercising and healthy eating habits then I fall off. My consistency sucks and I procrastinate why too much.

At this point I’m tried of being unhappy with myself & my weight

I want to look in the mirror and love who is staring back at me!

My husband is totally into fitness and health. He is so dedicated to good health and sometimes I feel bad that I’m not like that. He is always there encouraging me and pushing me to workout but sometimes I feel like his fitness level is way above mine and I get discouraged.

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See!!!

I know I have to have a plan of action and I have to do what works for me. When I lost the weight the first time my main workout was 35 minutes of Tae Bo Monday through Friday and on the weekends we would go to a park or one of the local high schools and run at least one to two miles. But the thing was I got TIRED of Tae Bo! So now I have to find a workout that I will enjoy. I recently started practicing yoga. Some believe that you don’t get a good workout from doing yoga but let me tell you that is a myth! I sweat so much and you have to have some major strength to hold those poses! Yoga challenges me but I’m loving it!

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I’m also going to start back going to the gym. I like the gym because when I’m there the environment puts my mind set in to workout mode. When I’m at home and I need to workout I sometimes get lazy and lay down and don’t do my workout or I procrastinate and workout super late and don’t give it my all.

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I am going to also change what I eat. My hubby can eat anything and not gain a pound. Unfortunately for me if I look at food I gain 10 lol! So knowing this I have to get in my mind that I can’t eat what he eats. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing because when we go out to eat he will get something that looks soooo good and in my mind I’m like “I want that too!” then after I order it and eat it I’m like “I should’ve got a salad lol!” I plan on cooking more and meal prepping for the week. I see so many people who have successfully lost weight just off of better eating habits.

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But most importantly I have to change my mind set! I know getting my mind right is the beginning to my success and reaching my weight loss and fitness goals! Once the battle in my mind is won everything else will fall into place.

Is there anyone else on a weight loss and fitness journey that has any pointers and tips they would like to share? I will be keeping you guys updated on my progress and journey.

The Office in the Corner

I’m in need of a small but functional office space in my apartment. A space where I can blog, manage our household budget, watch YouTube videos. Ya know that kind of stuff! My place isn’t that big so I’m going to have to pick a room that I can put a small desk and some shelves in. I was thinking a can do this in a corner of my living room. I took to Pinterest for some small office space ideas and inspiration and wanted to share with you guys a few of my favorites!

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do you guys have an office space in your home? Have any ideas let me know!

Daycation

Daycation: A mini vacation you take for one day; A quick getaway for the day.

Ok so I made that term up! However, I think it’s fitting because I have been planning a daycation to Santa Barbara and we are finally going this weekend!

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I can’t hardly wait! Me and the hubs need this little getaway and the change of scenery is going to be nice.  Living in Southern California has its benefits because the weather is always nice even during the winter months. We get a little rain and some snow in the mountain regions but those days are sometimes few and far between.

I’ve been doing a little online window shopping for our day trip and I’m thinking of wearing something comfy and simple for walking purposes but cute!

Here is what I have my eyes on!

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I have been really feeling the denim shirt dresses lately

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with a super cute slip on tennis shoe

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topped off with some mirrored aviator sunnies!

I will be sure to share photos from our “daycation” and what I wore!

**Oh and I have reached 100 readers!!! Yay!!! I will be doing my first blog giveaway very soon so look out for those details!