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I am so sorry I have been MIA I promise it’s for a good reason. I’ve been really busy getting ready for summer classes, working out and coming up/trying new recipes! My next post will be on May 31st about my Foodie Penpal.

 

I have things worked up for my blog and I promise I will be back soon!

 

 

Stay glamorous.

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My Ambitions!

Hello everyone!

This post is super late especially since we’re in the 3rd month of the new year but I recently just made my blog and I really want to have concrete ambitions to hold myself accountable.

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Everyone has some type of goal that they want to achieve at some point in their lives; whether it be a New Years Resolution, a to-do list, a journal, or telling someone your plans. I’ve had so many journals and word documents with all my goals written but I would forget about them, lose interest and become lazy. 

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Goals are not my thing! I always feel like I’m in high school whenever someone tells me to write down my goals for this month, this year, or the future. Goals change every single second, minute and days. To me they are just another science project that in a week when I’m over with it I forget about it. 

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Ambitions: a strong desire to do something, typically requiring determination and hard work; desire and determination to achieve success.

My Ambitions

  • Run Run Run outside, inside, on a track, on a treadmill, in the park, around the neighborhood, with my boyfriend, with friends, to support a cause, because it’s a nice day, because I’m having a bad day, because I want my body to function properly, because I love my self
 
  • Drink more water, tea, fresh juices- juice my own oranges, apples, carrots, mangoes,etc
 
  • Get a good snoozzze; at least 7hrs every night 
 
  • Bootycall ; get some form of exercise when I wake up in the morning for at least 30 mins 5 days a week
 
  • Try new things to relieve stress; try yoga, go on a walk, take a new class at the gym, burn some candles and read a book, try a new recipe, talk to my friends and family
 
  • Be confident, don’t count calories
 
  • Ask for help when I think I’m over my head with challenges, especially from the TIU Community
 
  • Eat Lean, Green and Clean as much as 5 days a week
 
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself, everyone makes mistakes 
 
  • Do this for myself, because you want a healthier way of living, because you want to fit into your jeans comfortably and not try to hide your love handles, because you don’t want your arms to jiggle, because you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in a bathing suit, because you don’t want to keep pulling your shorts down, because you don’t want to feel weak, because you love yourself

 

Here’s to a healthier me. Wherever my life takes me I know that I have a strong supportive group behind me pushing me harder than ever, telling me not to quit not to give up because they’re facing the same things.

Thank you TIU for changing my life and making me want to be better.

Sour as a Grapefruit

My mom loves grapefruit and for years she has been telling me how good they are for you and all of the wonderful benefits it has for your body. And my trainers, Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson, posted on their website a great FAT BURNING SNACK! and one of the staple ingredients for their 7DSD..grapefruit!

So what’s the problem? Why am I writing a blog about grapefruits when they’re great?!

I had a wonderful experience with grapefruits..my lovely boyfriend bought me a couple of things from the grocery store that I needed to begin my 7DSD (I know I’m super lucky to have such a sweetheart who supports me in everything I do). I was so excited to finally try it that I ate 1/2 of it the night before the challenge.

How wrong was I to think that grapefruit + water = lovely combination ; I took my first bite into the grapefruit and instantly spit it out. Of course my first reaction was to chug water and as I did I almost choked on the sour after taste.  How can something that looks as sweet and delicious as an orange have such a horrible taste?

My path to having a healthy lifestyle is that of a grapefruit. At first it is ridiculously hard just to have the first bite; it is hard to make fitness/nutrition goals, where do you begin? What do you want to have accomplished? Who are you doing this for? The second time around it you’re already becoming use to the taste so it’s not a huge shock; you already started working out and you’re extremely sore sitting on the floor wanting to give up. But after a while grapefruits grow on you, working out and making better food choices becomes a little easier and manageable. You start to crave it when you thought it would be impossible to force that sour fruit back into your life; you want to workout because it makes you feel better and not because you have to.

The path to living a healthy lifestyle for me is sour as a grapefruit.