8Bye Bye Gut hello Butt

The week before Thanksgiving I purchased a full lenght mirror just because it was cute and I wanted one. I sat the mirror by my bathroom wall until I could get it installed. That night after my shower, I walked by the mirror naked and was super shocked to see that I had rolls for days and my shape was awful. I decided that night, changes had to be made. 

As much as I LOVE Dr.Pepper, it was the first thing on my cut list. It had to go! Along with all the other cakes, candy, brownies and donuts that I love. I also decided to give up fried food, red meat and breads. With all that I subtacted from my diet, I made the decision it was okay to keep pasta and of course seafood.

So for at least 8 hours a day, I’m at work surrounded by everything unhealthy you can think of. Soda, chips, candy, donuts you name it. I would find myself constantly making visits to the vending machine. I was eating out of boredom. I read that it was okay to eat fistful of healthy snacks every couple of hours. So I bought Skinny Girl Popcorn (sea salt), and Walmart brand Indulgence Mix. Which has dried bananas and pineapples, nuts and raisans. I eat this daily with peanut butter (protein).I also drink meal replacement shaked. I added eating boiled eggs every morning to my diet (don’t skip breakfast). Finally, I drink LOTS of water. Sometimes at night, I mix lemons with my water.

I’m not big on nor do I really endorse diet pills. However, I did a 14 day detox of Acai Berry clense and Green Tea Pills. Upon completion, I could tell difference in my belly size, my skin and my energy.i would highly recommend this clense.

Working out has always been my weak point. I am borderline lazy. But if I want Amber Rose body without laying on that surgery table…. working out is required.  Basically I dont do any elipticals. I had a trainer at one time and he told us elipticals burn calories but wont get rid of the pudge. Walking does not help with losing weight because normally people consume more calories then they burn walking. I just want to lose my belly, nothing else. You know, I’m trying to be slim thick lol.So my routine consist of  working out twice a day (5:30am, 9:30pm). Below is my normal workout:

  1. 60 second planks (3x)
  2. 75 crunches touching knees(3x) 
  3. 75 crunches with legs up (3x)
  4. Scissors 60 seconds (4x)
  5. Side plank each side 35 seconds (2x)
  6. Russian twist 50 (2x)
  7. 6 inches 60 seconds (2x)
  8. 50 squats with medicine ball  (3x)
  9. 50 jumping jacks
  10. Jump rope 3 minutes

    In addition, I wear my bellabody waist trainer when I am sitting around house and while working out. I love my waist trainer.
    So far so good. For the next 30 days, I’m going to go harder. Eating cleaner, and working out will have you feeling great.In a couple of weeks, I will update you with my progress. These are some tips that I can stand by. I have wasted money on trainers, the gym, and all of that, however working out at home has been a win for me. If you have kids let them join with you. My kids always join in. 

    Turn on your favorite music station and lose that belly right in your living room without losing money. Five and Below is where I purchased the weighted jump rope, the 8lb medicine ball and my yoga may.

    In addition I am lucky to have awesome coworkers who also decided on a healthy lifestyle in 2017 and we cheer each other on.

    No excuses, get fit in 2017.Tell that gut good by!!

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    Slay 17

    Happy New Year. It’s official, its Slay 17. This is the year I’m going to slay blogging, fashion, make up, but most of all life.

    This year I’m going after everything I want. Relationship, traveling, businesses, maybe even a little acting.  There is a beast inside of me that has been waiting to unleash. Mentally, I am prepared to slay everyday. 

    Slay 17, Im not going to be the girl you once knew. My confidence in myself and work will be on another level.I will no longer worry about what others think of me. My only concern is doing what I love, and branding myself.

    I plan to make my name known outside of NC.

    What are your plans for Slay 17? Im not a fan of these vision boards. I feel personally like people make these boards and forget about them or do them just because its popular.I learned from a successful person years ago put your goals where you can see them daily. Want to save for house or vacation? Put pictures of your plan in wallet so that everytime you reach for cash, you’re reminded of your goal. Want to lose weight? Find a picture of your goal body (Teyana Taylor) and make it your screensaver. Get a planner that you carry like a bible and write your goals. Each week record what you did to meet your goals. As you meet the goals, highlight them in bright colors so that your success is visable.

    No matter what you do, or how you do it. Make sure that you slay in 2017.  Best Wishes. Always remember we have the same 24 hours as Beyonce. Lets slay them.