How my Eating Habits Changed

With all the different forms of nutrition, eating habits, what you should and shouldn’t put into your body when trying to lose weight it’s hard to figure out what’s accurate and what’s just trying to sell you on the newest fad. So, skipping whatever the latest trend is with consumption, let me tell you what has worked for me. One of the things I’ve read all over the place was eating consistently. Your body can’t maintain itself without food, especially glucose. I upped my daily meal count from 3-4 to 5-7. Now you might ask, “How the heck is eating more supposed to make you lose weight/ put on muscle mass?” Easy, notice I said I increased my meal count, not my calorie count. I was consuming 2200-2400 calories a day with 3-4 meals, and I still maintain that calorie count with 5-7 meals. The difference is my portions naturally got smaller during the major food times (breakfast, lunch, dinner). It also matters what you eat naturally. Just because you’re eating consistently throughout the day, if those meals are snickers, Reese’s, fried chicken, or a greasy hamburger, then you’re not going to get the results you’re looking for. Snacking on nutritional food such as apples before lunch will curb your appetite where you don’t gorge yourself. Eating peanuts or peanut butter with celery or carrots is a great snack before dinner for similar reasons. Now not eating those “comfort” foods, like my favorite: chicken fried steak isn’t something I’m willing to give up completely. I want to live a healthy life, not a boring one. So, having a meal a few times a week that is something you really want is something I’d recommend doing. It will make the monotony of eating “healthy” bearable and rewarding.

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Female by Keith Urban

Female by Keith Urban

I was not sure how I would feel about the song Female by Keith Urban. I catch myself not liking a lot of songs now a day and find myself skeptical when it comes to listening to new songs so when I was kind of surprised when I discovered I absolutely loved this song! This song is so inspirational, it shows that men and females are equal which makes it a perfect song for our present-day culture. There is not enough respect for women in this world today, it is believed females should be in the kitchen cooking or doing household work. If you are a female and want to do that I am taking nothing from you, but if you are a female and do not want to do that this song show we are much more than that.

The chorus goes

“Healer, broken halo

Mother nature

Fire, suit of armor

Soul survivor, Holy Water

Secret Keeper, fortune teller

Virgin Mary, scarlet letter

Technicolor river wild

Baby girl, Woman, Child

Female”

Which is so fitting because it shows we are so much more than the believed “stereotype”. Not only does this song have an amazing verse I also like the beat of the song. Keith Urban is an amazing artist and I love how he can bring anything to life. I highly recommend you listen to this song and let me know what thoughts you have! I know you will love it!

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Consistency of Working Out

The hardest part of working out is the consistency of just going to the gym. Let’s face it, getting off the couch and out the door takes more willpower than not eating the ice cream sitting in your fridge. That ice cream you’ll forget about until that craving hits, but working out, it’s something you’ll think about throughout the day all the way up to that critical moment in which you either go or you find the excuse that outweighs your reasoning for going. In my recent struggle to find both the time and consistency with going, I have found that constancy and sacrifice in the daily life can lead to the necessary habits that make the gym not a “want to” but a “have to.” The sacrifices I’m talking about comes in the form of self-control. Examples could be: not eating that last piece of pizza even though you’re full, or giving up drinking for a specified time, or getting up and going to work when you’re feeling under the weather and it’d be much easier to just not go. Life is full of inconveniences that will make you want to sacrifice something for nothing. In most cases for those trying to go the gym, it’s the workout. “I didn’t sleep much last night so I’ll just sacrifice the morning workout to get an extra hour of sleep.” “I worked really hard today so I’m just going to sit and watch TV and relax instead of going to the gym.” Everyone has an excuse, it’s working past them that will lead to real gains, both in the gym and life.

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The Best Tweezers Set!

The Best Tweezers Set!

 

The Best Tweezer Set is a great money saving investment. It could be a gift that keeps on giving, three for the price of one!! Three for the price of one might be a little scary to buy however the tweezers are not cheaply made. They are very sturdy and hold their own in weight and size. This set includes three pairs of professional tweezers, a metallic purple case that has a mirror on it, and has three little pouches for the tweezers so it does not poke anyone while you are traveling.

The first tweezer is a pointed tweezer, which are ideal for any tasks that requires extra find head. They are perfect for removing ticks, splinters, ingrown hair or any pesky hair that does not want to be pulled out.

The second tweezer is a purple stainless-steel slant. It has a great slant which makes it a precision tweezer. It has an exact and refine measurement so when used as eyebrow tweezers these beautiful purple tweezers can get the job done.

The third are silver perforated slanted silver which are great for nose, and ear hairs. What I love about these tweezers is they are easy to grip with the holes in the arms of the tweezers.
I was super excited to try these tweezers because I have always tried to find a great tweezer to work with. Not only did I get three for the price of one but I also got a case to carry them in. I love the face that they are nonmagnetic, and they are built to last. I never have to worry about purchasing another set. These tweezers are going for $15.44 so do not miss out the opportunity to buy some!

This is an ad however the thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Wedding Check List.

Wedding Check list!!

Here is a little checklist to help plan for your big day!

0-12 months before the wedding!

• Choose a date
• Figure out your budget
• Find out what flowers you are wanting
• Find the perfect dress and veil!
• Choose your wedding party, maid of honors and grooms men
• Create your invitations and registry
• Plan engagement pictures
• Explore venues and receptions to get married
• Figure out who the DJ, catering, or photographer for the wedding
• Guest list to invite to the wedding
• Into fitness? Plan a fitness route before your wedding so you will be in top shape
• Make sure to schedule your makeup artist and hair stylist for your big day
• Mail out your Save the Dates
• Find the theme for your wedding! What colors do you want??
• Honeymoon!! Start getting ideas for a honeymoon.
• Start planning on who is going to marry you, JP, or preacher??
• Reserve rentals like chairs, tables, chair, and table covers, etc.
• Figure out what cake and other desserts will be at the wedding and what flavors
• Purchase the wedding bands
• Order thank you cards to pass out after the wedding
• Book honeymoon and room for the wedding night!!
• Plan where out of state guest are going to stay
• Assemble rehearsal dinner
• Something old, something new, something blue and something borrowed
• Order wedding favors
• Write vows
• Review ceremony details
• Flower girls and ringer barriers should have their outfits
• Get a marriage licenses 2-3 week in advance
• Be sure to get medi/pedi
• Get a goodnights rest before the wedding!
These are just some of the things to do starting a year before the wedding. Planning a wedding can be a long process but if you have a little help and guidance you will be able to plan your perfect day! Did you plan your wedding enough in advance?

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