Monday, April 30, 2012

Ladies night.



my day on Saturday was jammed packed with fun activities.  I spent the majority of the day on a boat with friends (this deserves a post of it own) and went out for sushi & dancing with my girls later that night.  I danced so hard that I woke up Sunday and could not move my neck (true story).  My injury brings new meaning to i whip my hair back and forth.  I definitely whipped my hair way too hard. Dancing in a circle with my girls and lip syncing to Travis Porter, Whitney Houston throwbacks or  "return of the mack" was so much fun....I can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hump Day.

Hi Guys!  I hope that everyone is having a fantastic week.  The weekend is almost here (praise Jesus) and I could not be happier. 
I just wanted to let you all know that I will be back to posting fitness and healthy eating posts May 1st.  I will still talk about fashion, travel, my weekend, home decor, etc. BUT my main goal is to post more fitness stuff. 






{sunglasses: Ivy&Leo, Tee: Forever21, Blazer: Lauren Conrad, Necklace: Body Central, Jeans: Levi's Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet:NY&Company, Shoes: Marshall's
.....so I'm sure that y'all know how much I like positive mantras and affirmations.
this is the affirmation that I plan on using today......
Today's Mantra:
I am strong, intelligent and beautiful.

I can accomplish anything.

I trust in the process of life.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Life.

{I look so mean in this picture, lol}


I straightened my hair last night.  It's amazing how much it has grown.  I really love how versatile natural hair is.  Today I decided to wear my hair in a top knot. I will post pictures later! 
 I permantly "borrowed" this t-shirt from my little sister (sorry Mia).  It seems like I always forget my pjs when I travel so I end up having to borrow from family and
friends. 

A super sweet friend passed away Sunday and it made me realize that our time here on earth is way too short.  My heart hurts for his family, his wife, and all of his "baker friends".  He has touched so many lives and will truly be missed.

  His passing makes me want to work hard to be the best person that I can be.
I wonder what people will say about me when I pass?

and let go of what you can't change. Kiss slowly, play hard,
forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life's too short to be anything but happy.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

awkward Thursday.


Who's idea was it to put this pubescent human being on the cover?  How do you go from sexy pictures like this or this to Justin Bieber?  I think that it's fake but what a cruel joke to play.  I'm sure there would be a huge drop in magazine sells if this issue was ever published but it's pretty darn funny to look at.

 

working my thighs at work...I found this thigh master under my co-workers desk.  I'm not really sure why she has it here at work but I decided to give it a try any way.

Suzanne Somers called, she wants her thigh blaster back!!!

Have a Great Day Folks!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

And it was called yellow....




{Headband:F21, Sunglasses:Vintage, Necklace:Body Central, T-Shirt:WetSeal, Skirt: Goodwill, Shoes:Target, Watch: Michael Kors}

I love Coldplay's song "Yellow".......for some reason when I think of the color yellow
that song comes to mind.
Here is what I wore to work yesterday...comfortable and casual.
I'm still trying to figure out this whole tripod thing so please bare with me.
For some reason I'm having issues with picture clarity....Any advice on using a tripod?

Yesterday, I told you guys that I was going to try to turn every negative into
a positive.  It was actually pretty easy. It's amazing what  you can do
when you are aware of your actions.


I worked my lower body at the gym last night and now
I feel like someone beat me with a steel rod.  I think that I went
 a little crazy with the squats and leg lifts.
My quest for a cutie booty is more painful than I thought it
would be.


Enjoy Your Day!!




Monday, April 16, 2012

Fresh Air

Source: etsy.com via Jin on Pinterest


I painted this picture a while ago......I love to paint but I never
 have time to anymore.  Lately, I feel like I'm always running out of time.  I have way too many things that
I want to do during the day
but I never have time to do them all. 
My current schedule looks
 like this during the week:
 work 8am-5pm, gym, walk my dog, cook dinner, blog, reading, and then sleeping.
If I'm lucky I can fit all of these things in but
most times I can't.
Sometimes the dog doesn't get walked or I'm ordering takeout for dinner.
Is it me or does everyone have a hard time managing their time?
Do you have any tips for me?


Awkward:
- going to the bathroom at work and realizing that my new panties are missing half of the crotch (thanks bri dog).
-my neighbors keeping me up all night dancing on their new stripper pole. apparently they aren't that good bc it sounded like they kept falling on the floor.
-getting an email from an old friend asking for money (is this a scam?)
-** I have a lot of other awkward crap but I don't know who's reading this, lol.


I decided that I am going to turn lemons into lemonade today.  I'm going to replace all negative thoughts with positive one's.  It's only 11:30am here so I'll report  back later with an update on whether I succeeded or not!

Stay tuned to "The Weekend" update!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Describe Your Style in Three Words.....

Are you curious how I define my style?  head on over to my friend Chandra's page and I'll tell you how!

Describe your style in three words.....


{shirt: Goodwill, pants: Marshall's, Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: NY&C}



You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday...

{purple jeans and leopard shoes :)....today's attire }





“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”




I've watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love a few times but I am finally getting around to reading the book.  I have to say that I absolutely love the book.  I want to quit my job and move to Indonesia and Italy.  I would leave the part about staying at an Ashram out because I truly don't think that I could do it.  Have you read this book?  did you like it?

Oh, I have a confession to make..I heard Justin Bieber's new song on the radio yesterday and I actually started bobbing my head and dancing uncontrollably...ewww, I know.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hump Day Attire

Happy hump day dolls!  It's one day closer to the weekend and I am super excited to have a break from work. This week has been chaotic and we are ONLY three days in but I'm thankful that I have a job.  This coming weekend I'm probably going to spend some time with my family for Easter....I want to dye eggs and make a basket....I've been searching Pinterest for ideas.

 



{cardigan: forever21, Dress: Marshall's, watch: Michael Kors, hair: wash n go}


I think its so much easier to dress when its warm outside. 
 I am totally diggin' the spring weather in NC.
  Listed above are
pics of what i wore to work today.


I worked my shoulders at the gym today and did a little cardio on the elliptical.

Did you workout today?
Do you have any big plans for the Easter holiday?


Monday, April 2, 2012

Race Weekend!!

This Past weekend was absolutely amazing to say the least.  First off, I got to spend the weekend in my favorite city, Charleston, SC.  I missed all of the yummy food, the smell of the ocean, the tall Palmetto trees, and the cool brisk air brushing up against my neck.  I did not want to move away after college but I had to find a "big girl" job.  Well, I guess that I didn't have to leave but I didn't want to explain to my parents that I was going to stay in Charleston and work in food&bev (restaurant industry for y'all who don't get the lingo) after they just spent tons of money sending me away to college.  So, staying was not an option for me at the time.  Now that I've had time to evaluate things, I think that the quality of life is far more important than trying to stick to social norms.  I think that I could have used a break after college before going straight to work.
 I totally forgot to mention why I was in Charleston (sorry).  I went to run the annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  Every year tons of people (40k people this year) gather in "chucktown" to run the race.  For most people like myself the race is a good excuse to party, hangout with old friends, and hang on the beach.  I got to see a couple of my college roommates that still live in Charleston.  Let's just say that I'm jealous that they get to live in such a cool town AND I'm sad that I don't get to see them as much.  I miss my old roommies so much...they are such good people with sweet hearts and I wish that I had more time to catch up with them (Murp).  I'm kicking myself for loosing touch with them over the years but I'm hoping that we can rekindle our friendship and see each other more. 
I left the hotel Sunday kicking and screaming like a toddler being pulled away from the monkey bars.
Who knows, maybe I'll move back to Charleston one day but for now I'll just have to visit more often.
{old college stomping grounds}
{cool down after the race}
{my partner in crime LC tagged along}
{I was just jin this weekend NOT jinfitness.  Let's just say that I drank most of my calories}
{cool bar}

Are you still close with your college roommate(s)?