Day 1

Okay, I am officially writing my first blog post about getting into shape. I am NO professional, this is just my advice coming from what I have been Googling and my trial and error in staying fit.  I’m done Googling, and I’m going to start to actually do the work and stop sitting on my ass. So here is how I’m starting and getting my head into the game:
GOAL: Lose body fat & Tone up!

  1. Follow some Fitness inspiration Instagrams/Tumblr/Pinterest/Blogs/etc:
    1. Since I’m not a huge blogger/writer ( I use Tumblr on the daily) I have found a few Instagram pages and Tumblr Pages that I can follow so I have some inspiration to motivate myself to do the work. Here are a few that I follow: I will add more if I found good ones:) If you know any please comment below!!
      1. Inspiration / Fitness Instagram Pages to Follow:
        1. Michelle Lewin
        2. Alya Kattan
        3. Jen Setler ( I want that booty)
        4. Dannibelle
        5. Sophia Miacova
        6. Daphne Joy
  2. Research & Set a Goal!
    1. It’s always helpful to have a plan on what you need to do to get where you need to be.
    2. STAY CONSISTENT! This has been one of my biggest challenges, like forever. I can’t be consistent with anything, if you want to achieve something, you must stay consistent. Keeping yourself motivated will help you with this.
    3. MY PLAN: My plan is to work out 4 days a week and get my booty to the gym. Since I’ve already graduated, I have no excuse to not get my butt to the gym. This also requires lots of sleep! So my plan is to manage my time by spending it wisely and sleeping early. My goal is to sleep at 10PM, latest 10:30PM, as long as I get about 8hours of sleep.
  3. Watch what you eat & Drink lots of water!
    1. I currently am a huge Pepsi fan, but I have to stop this bad habbit. I need to drink only Water and gradually stop drinking juice with tons of sugar. I have set myself a goal to drink at least 8 cups a day. I bought myself Food and Exercise Journal (<- link to buy / image below) And I cross off each water cup I drink and write my daily workouts/what I eat. (Side note:It’s also a perfect journal to figure out if you have an allergies or if you are having stomach problems)
  4. DIET: I’m not necessarily “dieting” but just watching what I eat. So this means: No rice, no mayo, no extra sugars, no junk food, etc.
  5. Waist Trainers: I’ve done my research on waist trainers, I do actually have one, I bought it from a year ago, I noticed the website is no longer active, but this is the same one I have. It’s more expensive than what I paid, I suggest you do some research on the type of waist trainer you are looking for. I wanted mine mainly for my love handles so I can wear it and pull it down to cover my love handles. I want to start wearing it hourly and slowly adding a few hours each week. I have seen results on my love handles so this definitely has been helping me.

I will keep you guys updated weekly! So follow and check for my updates! If you are also doing a similar plan or any diet plan, I want to follow you! So please comment below =]


Design Sprints

Holy Crap Khloe has lost weight! 2015 [Before and After Pics]

Congrats to the only Kardashian I actually like for shaping up!

Via her Facebook:

Looking back at pictures of myself I didn’t realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don’t think I would consider myself fat back then. Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever. I started slow and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week. We all have to start somewhere and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don’t get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results. Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone. Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. dedication and tenacity.

Jawdropping views of cozy homes built in an abandoned office tower, a lagoon, a recycling heap and more


TED Blog

In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.  In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly 70 percent of the population lives in slums that appear to drape like silk over every hill of the city.

[ted_talkteaser id=1846]Iwan Baan is not as interested in what architects build as he is in the beautiful ways that people appropriate the spaces once the planners are gone. In today’s talk, Baan — whose breathtaking image of lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy hangs on at least one of our walls — shows incredible images from communities thriving in ways that seem quite opposite to the uniformity of suburbs. First, Baan takes us to Chandigarh, India, where people inhabit buildings created by modernist architects Le Corbusier in very different ways than expected. Then, Baan takes us to Caracas, Venezuela, where an abandoned 45-story building has become a miniature city. From there, Baan  takes us to a Nigerian slum built on water, to a…

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“She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cosy bed, and to love and be loved in return.”
Starra Neely Blade

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

Source for info : Here

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who takes time to consider the question at hand in a little more depth, and then offers a response.

4. Cooking a nice meal just for the sake of doing so. It really trains you to defy your need for instant gratification and of course puts you in touch with something that’s very human and can be lovely if done right.

5. Getting really dressed up for no other reason than just wanting to.

6. Books. Actual hard copy books that you can scribble notes in and mark off sections of and smell ink through and hear the sound of turning pages and bending spines while you read.

7. Making phone calls to relatives for no other reason than to just say hi, and to ask how they’re doing.

8. Disconnecting from technology frequently enough that we won’t be anxious and feeling like we’re missing something when we try to do so for an extended period of time.

9. Celebrating things with long, multiple course dinners that we hold for people as opposed to just drinking ourselves into an oblivion and being belligerent (that has it’s time and place, of course, but having thoughtful, celebratory dinners is a dying art).

10. Cleaning because it’s satisfying and doing things like painting walls or getting fresh flowers just because it’s therapeutic.

11. Spending time with kids, and doing kid things with them. They just know what’s up.

12. Answering things in a timely fashion, not putting off invitations and requests just because we can.

13. Making sure relationships are actually based on time spent with one another. People seem to be sustaining them through only digital means with increasing frequency and I can understand how that’s important if it’s temporarily long distance but in general, physically being with people is the only thing that will give you that sense of human connectedness.

14. Just sitting and listening to music. We’ve made music background noise in our everyday lives, but now and again we should just sit and enjoy it like people used to.

15. Traveling by train, or if that’s not possible, at least exploring places that you pass everyday. Especially if you live in a big city, there are always little hidden gems around that you won’t believe you lived without seeing while they were a block away from you all along.

16. Putting personal health and well-being first, as it often falls to the wayside in importance. This means, aside from the obvious, taking those personal days and using them to just relax. We’ve made such a quirky commodity out of enjoying napping and relaxing, as though doing so makes us boring and old. It doesn’t, it’s healthy.

17. Planning something, especially with someone else, as simple as dinner or as grandiose as a long vacation next year. You always need something to look forward to.

18. Stopping to talk to people throughout the day. Connecting with them genuinely, as such interaction is really important but is becoming increasingly less common. Turning our phones off when out to dinner (who even turns them off anymore?) and learning to not spend all of our time documenting whatever we’re doing for social media. It often takes away from the experience itself.


Rings galore!