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Motivation Wall

As summer approaches and class loads get lighter, I have decided to get serious about weight loss and living a healthier life style. Not only to hated a body that I feel more comfortable showing off, but a body that I feel good in. Throughout the school year I have had a trainer, but we only meet twice a week and that is pretty much all the working out I would do. I decided to make a motivation wall and thought that I would share it with y’all incased any of you are in the same boat as me.

To help reach my goal over the summer I am increasing my training sessions to 3 times a week, eating healthier, cutting out certain foods from my diet, doing yoga on Sunday’s, and trying to workout on the days that I don’t meet with my trainer.

Here’s a list of what I posted on my motivation wall:

  • I will NOT
    • eat out of boredom
    • emotionally eat
    • eat after 8 pm
    • add salt or sugar
    • drink calories
    • eat candy/ fried food
    • skip breakfast
    • eat more than 2 fistfuls at one sitting
  • will it be easy? nope. worth it? absolutely!
  • willpower
  • fit is the shit
  • never forget why you started
  • don’t be lazy!
  • drink more water
  • no excuses
  • 21 days NO
    • candy
    • cakes
    • chips
    • white bread
    • fast food
    • chocolate
    • ice cream
  • sweat is fat crying
  • choice: sore or sorry
  • goal: 115 lbs
  • you’re one day closer
  • sweat is pretty
  • non gym days
    • 50 jumping jacks
    • 20 push ups
    • 20 crunches
    • 20 squats
  • keep going!
  • eat better, feel better, look better
  • just do it
  • if not now… when?
  • mind over matter

I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated on my progress! And good luck on your own fitness journeys too!

God bless,

Tee xoxo

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Some Of My Favorite Quotes

I was clearing out my pinterest boards and thought I would share some of my favorite quotes. Feel free to comment some of your favorite quotes below!

  • “She is a mermaid, but approach her with caution. Her mind swims at a depth, most would drown in.” -J. Iron
  • “She is water. Powerful enough to drown you soft enough to cleanse you deep enough to save you.” -Adrian Michael
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” -Oscar Wilde
  • “Chin up, princess, or the crown slips.” -Unknown
  • “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” -Albert Einstein
  • “Wherever you are be all there.” -Jim Elliot
  • “We are our choices.” -J.P. Sartre
  • “You don’t have yo be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.” -Diana Vreeland
  • “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” -Erin Van Vuren
  • “The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.” -Alysia Harris
  • “She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failure or doubts. But because she continued on despite them.” -Beau Taplin
  • “Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.” -Coco Chanel
  • “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – E.H.
  • “The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen

God bless,

Tee xoxo

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Why I Love Dad Bods

Dad bods: a male figure that says, yes I sometimes workout, but I also never miss happy hour or half off wing Wednesday.

Dad bods have recently become most girls new favorite body type. While some girls still fantasize about a 6 foot something male model with abs that you can grate cheese on, others are rejoicing over the much more realistic dad bod.

Girls are going crazy for dad bods because they’re normal, and much less intimidating than a guy who never misses a day at the gym and could easily be on the cover of GQ. I’m not trying to say that guys with dad bods aren’t as attractive as the gym rats, because honestly I find them more attractive. The fact they don’t have a “perfect” body makes them so much more approachable, and takes the stress off of girls to all look  like Victoria’s Secret models.

I’ve always been self-conscious about my body, especially since society always said that skinny is beautiful, but now dad bods are making people realize that you don’t have to look like a model to be attractive. Talking to guys is already nerve wrecking without them looking like they belong in Paris Fashion Week.

I’m so happy that dad bods are a thing and I hope they never change. I mean not only do they make me feel okay about not looking like Miranda Kerr, but they help you know what your possible boyfriend will look like when he’s older.

God bless you and dad bods,

Tee xoxo

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Never Take Anything for Granted

I know, I know, you’ve heard it a thousands times, “Don’t take anything for granted.”, “You’re never guaranteed tomorrow.”, “Live everyday like it’s your last.” Well recently I was rudely awaken to how true those cliche sayings all are.

It started on Tuesday night when my roommate texted me that her very close friend had been in an accident while driving home. I knew he drove a motorcycle, so I was worried about what could’ve happened. She came into my room in tears because there were no details yet, but we both just figured that he hit a puddle and skidded off his bike. After texting some friends of hers that were already at the hospital she asked me if I could drive her there, she was in no condition to drive herself and this wasn’t a time for her to be alone.

Shortly after we arrived at the hospital, some friends came down to meet us at the entrance of the Emergency entrance of the hospital. After close, tight hugs we made our way up to where everyone else was waiting. As soon as we stepped into the waiting room it was evident that this was way more serious than either of us had realized. The group of normally lively college students was silent, not one person on their phones, but all consoling one another with teary eyes.

It was quickly revealed that the victim was lucky to be alive right now, and had his friend not have been driving behind him at the time and reacted as quickly as he did, he would’ve been dead. Her friend would recover, but he would never be the same, physically and emotionally, and would have to undergo countless hours of critical surgeries. We stayed there until they kicked us out because they needed the waiting room for other patients that would be coming in for scheduled surgeries, after all, there were around 50 of us there to support his brother and parents during this difficult time. We had a prayer circle before leaving and then were all on our way, many with plans to return in a few hours.

I know what you’re all probably thinking, motorcycles are dangerous, it’s no wonder that he crashed, but he’d been raised on bikes, he’d rode them his whole life. To him driving a bike was like driving a car for anyone else. It just goes tot show that these things really can happen to anyone, but no one realizes that util it happens in your community.

What I’m trying to say is, don’t hold grudges, hug everyone a little tighter, and if you have something to tell someone, say it. You never know what could happen, and you don’t want to live the rest of your live filled with “I wish I…”. So call your family, apologize for a stupid fight, smile at strangers, and count your blessings every night.

God bless,

Tee xoxo