So recently I decided to start working out. I have gone to the gym sporadically since my freshman year in college and I did sports through out high school but I recently decided to try to go routinely. Plus it gives me a good excuse to but cute workout clothes! So this was my outfit for my workout yesterday. I started a program with one of my sorority sisters called Kayla Itsines BBG (Bikini Body Guide). Its supposed to cost about $50 on her website but I worked a little magic on google and found the PDF of it for FREE!! (lol) I mean if you got the money by all means buy it form here because I am sure she has worked very hard on her program but ya girl is broke at the moment and I am trying to look in a swimsuit or you know just in general. It is a 12 week program and if we stick to it, we will have 9 whole weeks in before spring break so hopefully I will be bikini ready. 😉
I did learn, however, that I am insanely out of shape and had to waddle through campus today like a duck because my legs and butt were so sore . So that is at the very least proof that this excursive routine will work! My sister (sorority sister, I am an only child fun fact) and I have also decided to get up on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 7 a.m. and run around her neighborhood (it happens to be exactly a mile). We will see how that works out because I am not really a morning person and generally need coffee to function that early. I am also trying to drink more water and I stopped drinking soda almost two years ago. I will occasionally have a sprite here and there but not everyday! I have always been really skinny so my weight has never really been an issue but I still don’t like the I look as far as wanting to look more toned. I’ll keep y’all updated on how all that is going and I really hope that it will motivate y’all if your looking to start a work out routine.
I know I got a lot of my motivation to start living healthier in general from Khloe Kardashian’s book “Strong Looks Better Naked.” ( I have a slight obsession with Khloe Kardashian, just add that to my list) I didn’t start following her diet to a “T” just because I don’t live the life of the rich and famous and have enough time or money to throw into eating like that all the time. However, it did make me pay more attention to what I put in my body. Overall, it wad definitely a great read and I would highly suggest it!
In other news I have signed up for the intramural soccer team for my sorority and were are usually really good at sports so that should be fun this semester. As far as classes go, I am doing really well in the class I was slightly worried about. So overall I am really motivated right now to do well in everything. Hopefully I can keep that up this semester. Generally, for me, if one thing falls apart everything does but hopefully I can keep that from happening. I am planning on being way more involved with AOII because it could be such a wonderful experience and I feel like I am not getting the full effect of it sometimes, which is probably my own fault. I tend to get a little anxiety about trying new things so that’s why I was so proud about signing up for the soccer team. When I signed up last night I didn’t immediately feel like I wanted to vomit (haha) so I feel like thats progress. I hope everyone is having a good week so far and my next post is gone give you guys a glimpse into my high school life, which trust mean is going to be a good read! (lol)
Y’all should comment how y’all eat healthier, go to snacks, good work out idea and all that jazz because I would love to here it! 🙂 ❤
I’ll begin by explaining my title incase some of you don’t really understand it right away. It’s the name of the lipstick Lorelai Gilmore uses. Yes, that sounds crazy I know but I thought it was clever and anyway the name might not even stick. 😉 I have a slight obsession with Gilmore Girls (currently) as well as all things Disney (always). Actually I have quite a few obsessions, okay obsession is not a great word but maybe a great fondness would be a better way to put it.Ill give y’all some brief rambling facts about myself to give y’all some idea of who I am. I love books. I love Netflix (who doesn’t?). Through College I have discovered coffee is a good friend that will never let me down. I am living proof that shopping can be very therapeutic when done right. I believe in love at first sight and that if things are meant to be they will happen. I have had an amazing boyfriend for 4 years and counting. He and I have a dog named Chapman, he’s a mutt but looks like what in the south is known as an expensive bird dog. He’s really sweet and very goofy but smarter than he looks. He is one year old and quite possibly my best friend. Also yes, I am a crazy dog mom and he does have his very own Instagram (@chapman_brown) incase y’all want to follow him. He likes to take pictures (see below) so it was only natural he should be on social media.
I decided to start this blog mainly because I have always wanted to but was never really sure what to write about. I don’t live a lavishly glamorous life or anything like that. However, at times, I do think my life is interesting and at least one person might get a chuckle out of something I have to say. In general I am socially awkward; not so much that I cant function but enough to where I can make situations uncomfortable (LOL). Its fine though I have learned to roll with it and sometimes it makes for a good story. I sat down one day getting my nails done with a friend and we had a conversation about the stories from our hometown (it has one red light in the whole town, just to give some perspective). Those alone would be enough to write a fairly unbelievable novel, could be a hit like Lucas’novel in One Tree Hill ( yes, another Netflix Obsession). So I decided at least if I run out of cute clothes and outfits to post I will at least have a good story sans real names of course. Honestly, if I sit and think about it long enough my whole life has just been one unbelievably complicated story, but then again, isn’t everyone’s?
I have had an interesting past even though I am pretty young. Middle School was a horrible time. Even more than what is normal for most kids. I was bullied and it has caused problems even now in my adult life but I am working to change that. Its one of the things that I dint like about myself that I have the power to control. The girl that caused the majority of this pain now goes to UGA I think. She lives her life and I live mine and our paths have not crossed again. However, I have forgiven her, not for her benefit but for mine. Now I can move on from it and tell my story so that maybe some one out there going through something similar might read this and realize it will be okay even when it doesn’t feel like it. Becoming a member of Alpha Omicron Pi has greatly boosted my confidence and I have become more open and willing to venture out of my comfort zone. I know that some people view Sororities as something negative and only a way to buy friends. Maybe for some girls its also just a party outlet but its not to me. It means mush more and it also means that I am held to higher standard because I am associated with those letters for life, and that makes me proud. As a result of my life so far I understand now that people will always let you down because they are human but those that really matter will stick around or at the very least come back into your life. I’ll share my whole story at some point but its sad and serious and I’m not feelin’ it right now. I am thankful now for the things that hurt me because it has made me stronger and I am thankful for the people in my life that know what I have been through and still love me. I want to be relatable to my readers not just in the way I dress or how I do my make up but in how I live my life. This whole blog thing is very new to me so bare with me until I get the swing of it. I don’t have a schedule of when I will post but it will be frequent but sporadic and hopefully entertaining.
I hope you enjoy and please comment, share your opinions and stories! This is going to be fun! Happy New Year!