Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fit Girl's Guide: 28 Day Jumpstart!

Hello everyone! xoxo

It's been quite a while since I've updated my blog, but trust me, I'll make up for it.

For those of you who remember, I decided earlier in the year that I was going to work towards living a healthier lifestyle and lose weight (115lbs). Well, I've given up quite a few times, simply due to lack of motivation and pure laziness lol.

I've been seeing this Instagram account @fitgirlsguide all over my newsfeed, so after about 2 months, I've decided to give it a try. They have a handful of challenges, but I'm specifically trying out their "28 Day Jumpstart", which is in fact an eBook that gives you tips and guides you through the process of living a healthy lifestyle.

 In the book, it gives you all of these interesting recipes, easy/moderate workouts and you have the option to experience the program with other women around the world. They start a new "group challenge" every month. I just bought my eBook this morning, so I unfortunately missed the new group that began two days ago (August 10), so I will be starting this all on my own.

I really hope that I see SOME results from this program. I only invested $24.99, but I am still expecting a great outcome from this, especially after seeing all of the before and after photos of some of the past customers.

I will begin the challenge next week, and I will make sure to do an update for each week, so that you guys can see my progress. Yes, it is a 28 day challenge, so it will last for four weeks. WISH ME LUCK!!!!! xoxo

By the way, I turn the big 21 on August 16th(this Sunday)!!!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Who Doesn't Love a "Dad Bod"?

As women, we are so use to hearing all of these different terms to describe our bodies: bikini body, pregnant body, curvy, hourglass, pear-shaped, yoga body, bbw, and so on. Men also have terms used for their body types, but just like us, they don’t like some of those terms used to describe their physique. But after hearing on tv about the trend of the "dad bod", I'm pretty sure that lots of men have gained confidence! 
Anyone, I mean ANYONE, who knows me well, knows that I have a thing for older men, especially dads lol or any man with this body type!!! So, hearing this on my television made my day!
What is a "Dad Bod"?

I wasn't able to provide a great definition, so I went searching online, and here's a definition that perfectly describes it:
 “The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’ ” (Jennifer Swan)
Maybe it's just me, but I don't find myself to be attracted to men who have a muscular build or a slim built, or even one who is very heavy.  The fact that this became a trend will help boost lots and lots of confidence in all of the men out there who have insecurities about their bodies. It definitely shows that a guy doesn't need to be a body builder or in great shape to be considered attractive.

Do you have a preference on the body type of a male? Yes or no, I would love to hear what you have to say. xoxo

Friday, May 15, 2015

5 Fruity Breakfast To-Go Jars!

Happy Friday you guys!! 

Okay, so, I am FINALLY Finally finally going back to school! I've honestly have never been this excited, since I did take a semester off!! And no, it wasn't by choice... situations happen, but anyways lol. I am attending a community college in Louisiana starting this upcoming Tuesday and I decided to just take one class. Why? Well, because the semester lasts about 5 weeks and I think it'll be the best for me to just focus on one class and not rush like I did in the past(lesson learned). The class that I am taking is a speech communication course, which I believe is a requirement for all transfer students to compete; at least those are the requirements for schools in California.

So, the whole point of today's post is to share with you guys FIVE quick & breakfast ideas that you can take on-the-go with you to either school, work, a play date, or whatever the situation may be. I have plenty of other ideas, but i think five should be enough lol feel free to ask if you want more ideas or you can look on PINTEREST which is the answer to almost all of my questions!!! 

You guys should know from a previous post that I decided to make a lifestyle change and to lose a great amount of weight, so I'm just giving you guys breakfast ideas that have fruit in it.

Disclaimer: ( I am not a professional, I'm just simply sharing my own ideas. If  you have your own ideas, that's fine as well).

1.  Pineapple Smoothie
All you need are fresh or frozen pineapples and a milk of your choice(I use unsweetened almond milk). The next thing you do is just blend it until you get the texture you want, and you're all set!! UNLESS, you want to add chia seeds, oats or anything you'd like.

2. Fruit Salad
So, a fruit salad is pretty self explanatory. All you have to do is add a few of your favorite fruits to the jar. Sometimes, I like to use 1 tsp. of oats and/or chia seeds to give it a nice, nutty, crunch.

3. Chia Pudding w/ your choice of fruit
So, I like to use chia pudding as a replacement for yogurt because I'm not really into yogurt. I do add some vanilla extract to my pudding along with strawberries or blueberries. Here's a link for chia pudding recipes

4. Strawberry Banana & Blueberry Smoothie

3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk.)
1/4 cup quick oats
1 banana 
4-6 strawberries
10 blueberries
In the order listed, add all ingredients to your blender.When my smoothie is ready, I pour it into a glass and top off with a tablespoon of chia seeds and oats. I personally use frozen fruits that I get from one of my favorite places to buy groceries(I'm doing a post on this soon by the way), but you can use whatever you desire. 
5. Banana, Oats, & Peanut ButterJust cut two bananas into smaller pieces, and then you just make layers with the oats and peanut butter like you would do a banana pudding or trifle. I just recently began using the "Jiffy Omega-3 Creamy" peanut butter, but I'm slowly trying to work my way up to something a little healthier and just as yummy. 

Let me know if you guys would like any more ideas or if you want to share some of your favorite recipes! xoxo