Have you ever felt like your brain was on fire, your forehead feels like a hammer is going to town on it, and top it off with a horrible bought of nausea. Sounds like hell, does it not. Well, its my personal hell right now! I am on day 4 of a high protein/low carb diet which consists of rice, oatmeal, chicken, tilapia, greens and almonds. I am in meal prep hell! I am constantly setting the timer on my phone for every 2 1/2 hours so I consume my next oh so delicious meal.
The first 2 days were amazing! I was chalk full of energy, I didn’t have a single day where I wanted to lay down and rest. Usually I go hard in the gym, and start to feel the effects of it after I have been home for 3 or so hours. But I haven’t had that issue once I started the diet.
Que in yesterday…….. I was EXHAUSTED when my alarm went off at 6 am. When I say exhausted, it felt like I was at a rave all night and I had only had about an hour of sleep….. But NOPE, I actually had a well rounded amount of sleep but just felt like I could close my eyes standing up, and manage to fall sleep. I still mustered up the energy to head to the gym and get my cardio in and work on my arms.
But today….. Holy mother of God…… I feel like I have been hit a MAC truck! My head was pounding, my stomach was in knots, and I wanted to throw the covers back over me and die. I have barely functioned today, I have spent the mast majority of the day laying around catching up on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So, its safe to say I am not having the most productive day.
I guess I have always wonder what a zombie would feel like it, well I got my answer. I can’t say for sure its the lack of sugar and carbs in my diet, or if I am getting sick….. The jury is still out on that. Ill keep you posted……..
The countdown begins, the bright lights, champagne, and laughs are flowing. It’s New Years Eve. Hopefully, you find yourself surrounded by friends and family. This is the time of the year we can reflect on what has and hasn’t transpired. Its kind of ironic, when I was younger I felt like the years crawled at the pace of a snail, but now that I am an adult, it’s like they can’t slow down. I just want to the ability to pause my life and just relax for a minute, or better yet, jump in a time machine back to my child hood where it was so easy and carefree.
I had the best childhood, it was amazing. I grew up in a small town in Northern Idaho. A lot of people can’t even find Idaho on the map, Ha! Its sandwiched between Montana and Washington. Anyways, our town was so close to the border of Canada, so often times that is where we vacationed. It was pretty cool if I say so myself.
There I go again rambling! Anyways, back on topic. New Years Resolutions…… I am totally a cliche and make resolutions every year. In all honestly, majority of the time I don’t cross some of them off, but the ones I deem most important, I do. Last year my resolutions was rather vain, I wanted to get into better shape (pretty sure this is like, the #1 resolution) I have always been skinny which is great, but I am not as strong as I used to be. I wanted more muscle definition in my legs, and of course abs. Well, since August I have been busting my butt in the gym and I am well on my way. It’s a lifestyle change, and it’s taken a few months to see the difference, but I have been super happy about it.
This year, I sat and did some soul searching on what I want to achieve this upcoming year. I am super proud of myself for branching out of my comfort zone and began freelance writing. Writing to me is extremely cathartic, and its always been a passion of mine. It’s much easier to sit and write out my feelings than it has been to voice them. This year I want to achieve more with my writing. I am beyond blessed with the experiences I have been given, and I want to reach out and gain more.
I want to challenge all of my followers to post their resolutions in the comments. It makes you more accountable when you write them down. Mine will be listed below and I look forward to reading yours!
I can proudly say I am a freelance writer for Consumerhealthdigest.com!
Y’ALL!!! I was given the AMAZING opportunity to work freelance on 2 articles a month for Consumerhealthdigest.com. It is an extremely informative site and I am honored to work with them.
My very first article was published yesterday, it would mean A LOT to me if you would take the time to read it. I always choose to write about topics that are important to me, and I am passionate about it.
Please click the link to read my article on RELATIONSHIPS and how to sustain a healthy relationship 🙂
Angels Boutique out of Alaska has the cutest styles that I had to share with you guys! Check out their Facebook to browse all their items!
I recently was contacted by Angels Boutique on Facebook to browse their online boutique and find pieces that fit my style so I can share it with my followers. I found quite a bit of cute stuff! The lady who owns it is amazing and they are based out of Alaska. I found some really cute workout tops that I had to share with you guys! If you are a fitness buff like me and spend 90% of your time in workout gear then you know it’s hard to find cute trendy tops that are great for fitness, and don’t break the bank. I ordered my items and they were priority shipped and I received them in 3 days!
Take a look at her Facebook page and make sure to join the group to check out the latest items!
I am DYING over this black top!
I couldn’t snap a cute pic of the top, there was something funky with my flash, but I snapped a pic of it laying down. Like holy cow! I wore this to the gym today and I was stopped 3 different times asking where I got it. It has a built in bra and the back is so CUTE! This top was only $17!
My choice of clothing is always a little more edgy and I jumped all over this ripped top. It’s a more baggy fit so I knotted it to my side for a more form fitting look. The material is so soft. I wore my peek a boo Victoria Secret Sports Bra, I feel it adds a splash of sexy to it. This top was only $15.
The main reason I was so excited to share this boutique with you guys is because the prices are affordable. I live in the South and there is a boutique on every corner selling these same items for $40-$60 a piece. This boutiques doesn’t! Her prices are extremely affordable ranging from $15-$22 a top.
If you are into a more traditional style then she has you covered. Her line ranges from leggings, hats, belts, sweaters, and tops. She has something for everyone and she ships at lightening fast speeds!
Check out her Facebook page and make sure to join the group to start shopping! You won’t be disappointed!
I work out 6-7 days a week, I love a great workout and push myself to the limits. Recently I upgraded my weights on the squat machine and felt my muscles burning each lunge I took. I was sore the moment I finished my first set and knew the next day I was going to be crawling around my house! When you feel yourself push your muscles to the brink its a unique feeling. Regardless I pushed on and had a great workout!!
When I got home I was barely walking and ran straight to my soaking tub and poured the Epsom Salt with Spearmint and Menthol and soaked for about 30 minutes. It is a granual consistency and hyper green pigment. I poured into the my running bath water and it instantly smelled the entire room of spearmint! It smelled amazing. When I got into the bath it instantly cooled my burning muscles and soothed away the soreness.
When I got out I lathered my legs and knees in IcyHot ( I have bad knees so IcyHot is my go to) and I felt 100x better.
If you workout and feel soreness coming on I suggest having this product on hand as its saved my muscles!