Don’t give up

Hey Everyone! So, it’s been a while, but I wanted to wait a bit before giving you all an update on the Laser hair removal. I went in for my last appointment on june 25th, and I have not had to shave since! There are of course, a few stragglers, But I do have the ability to make at least two more appointments. I have to give it a totally of 10 weeks before I am able to call to make another appointment, which now that would be 4 more weeks. Right now, I am just extremely happy! It really is a weight off my shoulders…. I honestly thought that I would be stuck with a beard for forever. The thing is, I like beards on men….. just not on me.

On top of all of this awesomeness, I have been trying my best to stick with the Venus factor. I did have a bit of a rough patch when I restarted the workout. I was having a hard time motivating myself, I just got into this funk that I couldn’t get out of. But, I told myself that if I truly want to change, that I need to get back exercising and I made myself power through. Now I have two reasons to keep up on it, I have my younger brothers wedding in April, that his fiancé has asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. The second one, is that I will be joining them in the Warrior Dash next year. I went with them last weekend and watched the race, they decided that they want to get a big group together for next year. None of their group members this year, worked out…. at all hahaha, so they were all in pain, but said that since they were able to get through it, that I would be able to as well. I found a cool belt that I will be able to put my inhaler in, that is waterproof so I’m thinking I can do this! We are going to dress up as characters from Super Smash Bros! 🙂 

Of course, I’m not just working out for those two reasons…. but they are keeping me motivated. It’s just really hard to stay motivated when you aren’t really seeing progress. I have learned though, that Feeling it is just as good as seeing it. So, if you ever have a moment where you ask yourself why you are doing this when you see nothing different, ask yourself if you feel better…. If that answer is yes, then keep doing what you are doing and don’t give up.

This is all I have for you today, Have an awesome day and Blessed Be!

DSC_0019

Venus Factor Update and more

Okay Kids! As of this past Sunday, I have completed the 12 weeks of the Venus Factor. Unfortunately, I do not look like most of the women that have done the Venus Factor, But on the other hand, I have PCOS so I knew it would be a lot harder for me. I have started back on Week 1 and plan to just go through the whole thing all over again. Even though I don’t look amazing like those other women, I can see a difference…. I am more toned than I was before, and I feel a lot better about myself. I have less issues with breathing… I have asthma, so oddly enough it actually makes me feel better. My legs and butt look great! It’s really just my stomach and arms that I really need to focus more on. I still think that if you are looking for a good workout, this is really great! I don’t want you guys to read this and think, I great, there is another crappy workout. It really isn’t, and I honestly love this program. I also did not stay with the calorie count that they wanted….. There is only so much that I can personally eat without having a reaction, so I just opted for making sure I watch how much I eat rather eating what they suggested. I’m sorry, but I don’t do fish……. nope… not happening. I can only hope, that you give this program a try…. if you don’t like it, no big deal.

Now, on to something else that I want to talk about…. So my cousins wedding is this saturday and I had been putting off breaking my flats in. This morning, I decided to give this thing a try. Now if you spend as much time on Pinterest as I do, I’m sure you’ve seen this. Basically, you put two layers of socks on, thicker socks, then put your flats on. From there you stand in them and point your hair dryer at them, heating up your shoe. I couldn’t remember how long I was suppose to do it for, so I just guesstimated. I shit you not, when I took the socks off and just had my bare foot in the shoes, there was so much room!!! They were no longer tight, and felt great!! My toes went from being a little crushed, to completely comfortable.

It seems that everything is falling place for this wedding! 🙂 I had to take my dress to a different tailor because none of the asian ladies wanted to put in a new zipper…. I HATE hidden zippers with a passion, and yet when I took my dress to two different places to have it replaced, they each said there was nothing wrong with the zipper and wouldn’t change it. This zipper would get caught right at the belt part of the dress and had been like that since the day I got it from the bridal store. I was given the number of an awesome lady that understood my hate fro hidden zippers and agreed to change it out…. it now zips up smoothly like butter! So needless to say, I have been very happy! 🙂

I know this is short, and kind of all over the place, but I really felt that you guys needed the update and If I can help someone else out…. that is always a plus. I love being able to help others, especially those that have the same issues that I have. I hope you all have an amazing day! Blessed Be!

DSC_0103

This Generation Sucks (Realization)

 

Alright, this one is not only a realization, but also kind of a rant. So let’s get this thing started!

 

I was sitting at work the other day, you know.. doing my job and overheard the dumbest conversation(well, I felt it was). Now, you have to understand how my work is set up, we have these little tiny cubicles that are all in a row…. really, they are small desks with little dividers, so you can see others as well as hear them. Anyway, back to the story…. This girl was telling one of the guys what her friends mom did to her friend. Basically, her friend is moving out of her parents house and her parents told her that since she is moving out, then she can start paying for her phone, car, car insurance…ect… and I shit you not, she thought that it was unfair!!!! Now she is worried that her parents are going to make her do the same thing, because she is planning to move in with her boyfriend……

 

I can’t for the life of me understand how someone could think that it is unfair! I’m sorry, but if you can live on your own, then you can pay for your own things! You should NEVER expect your parents to keep paying for your crap when you don’t even live with them! How can you be mad at your parents when they tell you that you need to be paying for your own things?!!! Why is it that this generation believes that their parents owe them? Their parents have taken care of them and made sure they had everything they ever needed and yet they expect more. I would never expect my mom or my dad to pay for my things. What is wrong with this generation?! The amount of people in this generation that feel that their parents owe them, is too damn high!

 

Of course, you can’t fully blame them… it’s their parents too. Their parents just hand them everything they want when they want it. So obviously, they are going to expect them to continue to do so. My parents always told me ” spit in one hand, want in the other and tell me which one fills up faster”…. needless to say, there were a lot of things that I wanted that I never got. I was paying my own phone bill once I got my first job, which was part time in retail…. where I was getting crap hours and making crap pay. If I can can do that, I’m pretty sure all these dumb kids that have full time jobs, can pay for their own things as well…. ya know, since they are working full time and all……

So I guess my realization is that, this generation is full of brats who think everything should be handed to them on a silver plater. If you have a friend that is like this, and they complain about their parents doing something like this…. please for the love of all that is holy, tell them the have no right!!! Knock some sense into them! That is all.

 

 Image

 

 

A whole lot of awesome!

So, last time I had said that I might be talking about Hogwarts and I will be… But I completely forgot that I haven’t done an update on the Hair!! How could I?! So, I’m going to start off with the hair removal, then go in to my whole Hogwarts thing.

Alright!!! So, after round 4, I saw a huge reduction! To be honest, I only have a few hairs left… that will hopefully leave since I just did round 5. I have one more round to go and then we will see from there, if they need to give me two more for free. It is a huge relief! Seriously!! I honestly believe that if you have the same problem as me, this is a great choice for you. it is a lot of money, but in the end it is worth it. Of course they will ask if you want to get more done, which I always say no… it gets kinda annoying after a while, but I’ve learned to deal with it. I can’t stress enough, that this is worth it… The confidence you get from no longer having to worry about facial hair, is worth it. I feel so much better about myself and I feel less stressed.

 

Okay… time to talk Hogwarts! I’m sure you are all confused…. why Hogwarts? Well, I am now attending HOGWARTS!! That’s right! I said Attending!! For those that don’t know, there is a site that recently started up called hogwartsishere.com and it is AMAZING!!! It is basically an online school, and you actually take classes. You have to do essays and exams…. it’s great! Just about everything you learn, is what you would learn if you actually went to Hogwarts! You pick the house you’re in, and you can be in a dorm with your friends…. as long as you’re in the same house that is. You can be friends with people in other houses, you can chat with people in your house as well as those in other houses. It’s really enjoyable… well to me it is! So if you are a Harry Potter fan, you will love this! it is absolutely free, though you can donate if you would like. This site is a fan made site, and those that are teachers are also fans like you and me. They take time out of their normal lives to actually grade your work and everything…. Give it a try! you’ll love it!

That is all I have for today… Have a wonderful day!

DIY Clutch Purse

So, as you all probably already know by now, my cousins wedding is next month. I have been trying to find a little purse, but finding a nice bright red purse is really hard! That’s when it hit me, I should just make my own!! Now of course, I’ve never made a purse or anything like that, but I just had to try. I found this amazing Tutorial on Pinterest and would like to share it with you all. This is the website where the tutorial can be found http://prudentbaby.com/2012/04/hot-mess/accessories-hot-mess/zipper-bow-clutch/ 

Some advice, make sure you have a ruler or something that can help you make straight lines. If you want the purse to turn out right, I strongly suggest that you make sure the lines are straight and that each piece is the right measurements. This will really help, because if they are correct, then when you are sewing you will be able to make the stitch closer to the edge. Here are the photo’s of my purse.

Image

Image

Now, if you’ve looked at the site, you will notice that my purse is opposite of what her purse is…. I kinda fudged up that part, but on the plus side… it really can go either way. Now I know you are thinking, Um this is not red….. you’re right! I decided to use left over fabric from my tinkerbell costume, so that I could figure out if I could even make this. I did not want to go out and buy the fabric and then have it not work out. Her steps are really easy to follow, for real!!! if you at least have a basic knowledge of sewing, this will be really good project for you… I think I was able to get this done in 3 hours.. Just to pre-warn you, you will need to iron a lot! so just keep that baby plugged in until you see that it is no longer needed. Also, don’t worry if your lines are not straight… it’s really not a big deal, as long as they aren’t like going in a wave. hahaha….. I can tell you that my lines are not perfect at all, and it wasn’t from lack of trying….

Now I want to talk about my sewing machine!! Before, I was borrowing from people I know…. now I have my own!! My mom got it for me as a gift and I LOVE IT!!!! After searching the internet and reading a crap ton of reviews, I decided on a Brother instead of a singer. My reasoning behind this is that a lot of the singers, even the expensive ones, were getting pretty bad reviews. Brother, on the other hand, was getting pretty good reviews… especially the one I got. This Brother only cost about 85 with Taxes from Walmart…. It was cheapest there…… It is called Brother JX2517….. I cannot tell you how excited I was to have it not jam!! My best friend had gotten a 300 dollar singer and it jammed when we were just doing a test piece! So when my Brother was so smooth, I was soooooo Happy!! It’s very user friendly and I think, so far, that it is a great sewing machine for a first timer. The plus side to it, is that it’s not as expensive as most and it works great…. Oh it is also light weight, which makes it really easy to move.

But that is all for now, hopefully this helps someone out there…. if not, it’s also something fun to do! Have an awesome night……. don’t be surprised if the next post is about Hogwarts……. 😉

I will always love you! ( a Realization)

So, I’m sure we’ve all had this happen, your parent tells you that you’ll grow out of it and will no longer like it in a year or so. Sometimes it’s true! Like when it comes to clothing, you get into a new trend and like it a lot, then a year or so down the road you decide that it looks stupid or just prefer a different style now. Sometimes, however, there are things that you will never grow out of. For instance, I wear miss matched socks….. at first it was not on purpose, it’s because those damn fairies would steal my socks and I just couldn’t find any matching pairs! Now it’s just my thing…. Yes, me, a 24 almost 25 year old still wears miss matched socks. Some days my sock do match though!!

Other than fashion, there are things like music, games, shows….. As you know, I am a big Anime fan! I try to watch as much as possible, but still watch my other shows like Game of Thrones as well as living an active life. My parent thought that liking Anime was just one of those things that I will grow out of, But I still love it! I am proud of the fact that I still love watching Anime, my parents however, hahaha that is another story. I think it’s great that there are people who are older than my parents who also love Anime, it shows that it is really for all ages!

Music….. oh music….Music is in my soul. While shopping at Maurice’s with my mother, Aunt, and Cousin, Bye Bye Bye By Nsync Came on. My cousin and I looked at each other from opposite sides of the store and just smiled big and began to sing a-long. That’s when it hit me, even though my taste in music has changed as I’ve gotten older, I will always love Nsync. It doesn’t just stop there, any music that I listened to as a kid, I will always love and know all the words to each song. At that moment, I thought, Take that mom!! I still like them!! It felt wonderful to know that I would never truly grow out of everything. All the years of being told ” go ahead, you wont like it very much longer anyway”, Honestly had me thinking that I would never again like any of things that I currently loved. For me, it’s AWESOME to know that no matter what, it’s gonna have a special place in my heart.

So, for those that have been told time and time again that you are going to grow out of something, don’t listen to them! If you truly enjoy it, it’s never going to completely leave you….If  someone judges you for liking something, ignore them! Don’t be embarrassed to like something, I’m a 24 year old that likes My Little Pony! Does it get me odd looks? Yes, do I care? NOPE! not one bit and I encourage you to do the same! Do what makes you happy! And that my friends is my realization, There are some things that I will always love no matter what. 🙂

I know this is pretty short, but I hope you guys can connect with this and understand exactly where I’m coming from. Have an Epic Day!!! Image

 

Week Six!

Man, I am really bad at this whole keeping you guys updated thing…. In my defense, I’ve been busy with preparing for the Bridal Shower for my cousin. That is now over, so I should be able to update more…. Should, being the key word. so onto how it’s been going with the Venus Factor!

So I am now on week six, my arms are more toned than they were before. That is a major plus since I am wearing a one shoulder dress for the wedding in May. You can really feel your body working and honestly, it feels nice. now, I don’t really think my tummy has gotten any smaller, but I do have PCOS, so it will be a lot harder for me to get rid of it. For those of you that don’t have PCOS, you may see a difference at this point, but not really sure. I am however half way through the workout plan… Now the whole Calorie thing, I’ve had some issues with. I’ve tried to stick to what they want me to do, but we will have a celebration or everyone wants to go to Famous Dave’s to eat…. I just can’t say no to Famous Dave’s, if you haven’t been there…. I suggest you go, their food is amazing!! You have to like meat though, since they are a BBQ place. So of course I’ve had some issues, even if I don’t eat a lot… I am eating out, so it’s going to be more calories than what I’m use to.

On the plus side, the snow is GONE!!!!! So I’ve gotten to go outside and take my dog for long walks since it is so nice out. When I say it’s nice out, I really mean that it is at least 40 degrees! Where I live, that is wonderful! Gah! okay, I’m off track….. so although I don’t see a big difference where I want to see it, I do see a difference in other areas and I’m not one to just give up because it’s been six weeks and no big change. To have a big change, it’s gonna take a lot more than that…. Too many people give up because they expected to have major changes quickly… it doesn’t work that way, and I don expect it to. I think people really need to take that into consideration, they need to be more realistic. Being healthy is a way of life, you can’t expect to eat crappy but just work out and lose the weight. You have to make better choices, that’s not saying that you can’t have sweets…. I have at least one square of Dove Dark Chocolate a day…. it’s all about moderation. Just remember that this is all about you, do what makes you happy! I’m personally doing this to feel better about myself. Just be you and love the person that you are, don’t do something because of other people… Do it for you.

This is all the time I have today, I promise I really will try to make more time to update and let you know a bit more about the Laser hair removal as well. 🙂

Blessed BeImage