Happy St. Valentine's Day everyone!
So far I was able to pet two new dogs this month and I lost weight.
This month I have decided to partake in Insanity with the hopes of losing more weight quickly. Within the first week I lost 2 pounds! I have been trying to do it every day, but today and yesterday I was unable to go to the gym due to my doctor telling me I should stay home a rest. I am not even allowed to go to work. So I just take the dogs for an hour walk and call it a day.
Last month I was outreached by a bikini company and they want me to help promote them! I will be writing a review in my March blog. Basics of the company, it's all handmade in Miami Florida. Swimsuits can be a problem for larger chested women as we have limited selection to chose from. So I am very excited that I was able to pick my design and style and have a suit custom tailored to me.
Still dislike going to the gym, but I enjoy seeing some results. The month of January I lost 3.15 inches in my waist, 2.16 inches in my bust, gained 1.57 inches in my stomach (very strange, but I did my measurements after I ate a delicious breakfast that my wonderful boyfriend made me), and lost a whopping 0.2 pounds. I was a little disheartened by the lack of weight I lost, I worked out every week and worked my butt off! I, for the most part, eat healthy. You really can't eat that much junk food when you try to adhere to a vegan diet (I am still vegetarian because cheese is my downfall. Sorry cows). I wasn't going to toss in the towel yet. I decided to buy a swimsuit for my upcoming vacation and summer adventures. I found the most gorgeous swimsuit that I ever did see at Target and I just had to buy it! Once I got home I decided to try it on and look in the mirror. I was really surprised with what I saw. Even though I am not slender, I was rocking that bikini! I decided to take a picture of myself and upload to social media, and that's when I was contacted buy the swimsuit company out in Florida.
Excited that I was going to represent a swimsuit company, I told my boyfriend that I need to lose more weight and tone up quickly. He suggested Insanity, and let me tell you, those workouts are insane. We just completed week one last week, and I lost 2 pounds! By the time we finish one workout video I feel like I can fill an Olympic size swimming pool with just my sweat alone. My goal is by the end of March to lose at least 7-10 pounds.
I have always had a passion of leggings and when I started working out weekly in January, I began to buy workout pants, which is just like leggings, but for the gym. I think I have about 20 pairs of workout pants now. This month, I decided to invest in the dry-fit shirts for my workouts. I was looking on-line and even at Dick's. I couldn't justify buying one shirt for $30+ when I can use that same $30 and buy 2 pairs of leggings. Off to TJMaxx I went! I ended up getting about 10 different workout shirts for $50, with name brands including Under Armor, Nike, and Adidas. Now that I have a nice selections of work out clothes that I can sweat into, I needed to upgrade my shoes (yes I understand I own 3 different pairs of Nike's, but I just need one more). I went to several different stores to find the best gym shoes a girl could ask for, but I just couldn't find the style that screamed GISELA. So I did what any impulsive shopper would do, go on pinterest. During my little pinning session, I remembered my Barre instructor having the cutest pairs of Nike's imaginable, the "swish" was bedazzled in glitter. So I bought myself a pair of glittery Nike's and they should be at my house within the next 3-7 weeks. Great things take time.
If it weren't for the cute gym clothes, I don't think I would have even gone inside a gym. Well that and for Rob picking me up and taking me to the gym.
I have always enjoyed the idea of reviewing companies/products. I do this on a regular basis when it comes to clothes and makeup when I talk to my friends. My one friend sells makeup and asked me, and few others, to review her line. So I did. I honestly wasn't all that impressed, but I was really happy to receive free samples and try them out. I like it so much that I was looking into affiliate websites, but decided against it because I didn't want to buy a domain when I have this blog right here. I was trying to decided what I should review next, more makeup, work out clothes, dog items, when I was blessed with another opportunity to review/promote a company. I just received my custom bikini yesterday in the mail and I am so excited to tell you all more about it next month.
Until Next Time
|Turned 26 on January 24|
|Right before my insanity workout|
|Getting our bodies ready for Mexico!|
|My custom made bikini, Colombian style|