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Y’all know I like my fashions on a budget!

*Gray V-Neck TShirt from Ross

*Royal Blue Pencil Skirt from Ross

*Printed Scarf: unknown

*Royal Blue Cartigan: unknown

*Tan Oxford Shoes from Jenny’s Beauty Supply Store

*Tan Crossbody Bag from the thrift store

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Where Have I Been???

Hello hunnies ! Long time no post. 

I have been super busy at work and life but I have missed blogging for sure.

I just wanted to get on here and do a quick update on random stuff.

My current favs: Almond Chia Candle from Marshalls

  Smells so good!!! I suck at describing scents; you just have to try it! I never knew what great variety of candles Marshalls have but they actually have a lot. 

I also picked up this tea from Marshalls: Saffron Tea

  It says it’s a diet tea, but I’m not using it as that. I just love the taste of it. It reminds me of cinnamon gum. I am starting to love flavored teas and this one didn’t disappoint-so comforting to end my night with this tea.

Another update is that I have started journaling. I learn so much throughout the day, hear or see some awesome quotes, or inspired by random things; I would like to write these things down and remember them. 

  

Quick Hair Update: My hair is growing nicely. It’s only been a little over 2 months since I big chopped, but I can feel and see the difference. I have been washing/co washing once every week and doing the inversion method one week out of the month. I am currently protective hairstyling with my very first DIY wig!

  

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Fitness Update: I have been working out everyday. Even if it hasn’t been more than 30 min, I still make sure I do some kind of physical activity. I will admit I have been slacking on my healthy eating, but what is a journey without ups and downs?

  

Currently Reading: One of my 2015 goals is to start reading. I love reading but never really made time for it. It is important to me to keep learning, and to keep expanding my creativity. Books help me with that. I am current,y reading Pink Lips and Empty Hearts by Heather Lindsey. This book is an inspirational book on how to really live for God. I love it. I am definitely at a time in my life where I strive to get closer to God and it is time for that extra push. 

  

On My Nails

  Not the neatest but it will do for now.

What’s been up with yall???? 

I have a fun post in mind when I hit 100 followers…I’m at 94 right now. Help me get to 100; share, comment, and follow me!

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Whole 30 | Last Week Update and Thoughts/Results

Hello lovelies ❤

It has been about 30 days since starting the Whole 30 challenge and I have learned a lot!

Although this last week was a fail, I am going to continue incorporating the things I ate and learned from this challenge. This last week was a struggle, not because I had cravings, or couldn’t stick to it, but because of the weather. Surprisingly, Texas had ice days and snow days. I work at a hotel and hotels don’t get “snow days.” We have to be at work regardless. I ended up having to spend the night at the hotel 3 nights out of the week with no food prep items or healthy snacks with me. Sad day:(

“Non-Scale Victories”

  • Bloating went down tremendously
  • Learned what to look for in restaurant menus when trying to eat healthy
  • Gained a deeper appreciation of trying new vegetables and foods
  • Learned how to cook with alternative ingredients like coconut oil for butter or sweetening things, coconut milk to add creaminess, cashews and almonds instead of peanuts
  • Definition of muscles deepened
  • Menstrual Cycle shortened; minimum to no menstrual pain
  • Clear skin

Above are some of the things I experienced during the Whole 30 challenge. I weighed myself just once during the entire 30 days because losing weight was not my goal. I will say I did experience weight loss during the challenge. Pinterest and searching for the whole30 hashtag on Instagram really helped me get through this challenge.

If you want to step up your fitness/healthy lifestyle, I recommend doing this Whole 30 challenge and incorporating all the things you learn to your everyday. Visit Whole 30 to learn more about the Whole 30 challenge. Living a healthy lifestyle is an everyday learning experience. You will have your ups and downs but overcoming the downs is what keeps me going.

Stay healthy! Your body will thank you!

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