Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monthly Favourites - July 2017

So this is a little late. I've had my monthly favourites list written on my white board forever. I'm also extremely passionate about a few of these products. July was all about working. I didn't do all that much other than work. That comes with its own set of problems which are solved by a couple of these products!

1. Vida Plus Bathing Suit from AdoreMe

 First of all, if you have boobs and you have not been measured, get them measured. It will change your life. Once I got measured, I started shopping at AdoreMe. It's a great online bra/lingerie/pj/bathing suit company. I always find the most amazing deals. I'm a VIP, so they send me a showroom every month. This showed up on it. This bathing suit is adorable. I have never been more excited to receive something in the mail. The shape is really flattering on me (sorry I didn't get any pictures of it on me). The straps at the back are cute, and it really is my favourite thing this month.

2. Overnight Oats


I made so many overnight oats in July. They are all going to make another appearance on a Pinterest Challenge post. I really love overnight oats as a grab and go breakfast. I've probably even said that before. I wish I had thought of this earlier in the year when I had a 6am shift. It would have been very helpful. I don't know what else there is to say about it. Highly suggest looking into this if you're busy but also don't like to wake up early to make a good breakfast.

3. Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara


I received this product for free from Influenster. I don't get to wear makeup very often in the summer because I work at a pool, and I don't do anything else. I got this mascara, used it a few times, and I actually loved it. I am looking for reasons to put mascara on. I'm the first to admit that I don't really know what I like in a mascara. I already have long eyelashes, so I need a product that shows that off. I love the way it makes my eyelashes look. The bottle is not circular like other bottles, and that might be the best part. You can hold it so easily! I'm a huge fan of this mascara.

4. Buddy Coffee Scrub


I was given this as a gift back in April. I opened it, hated the smell, and barely touched it since. Now, I work at a pool. My skin is permanently dry. I needed a fix, and I needed one badly. Enter this coffee scrub. I love it. The smell reminds me of compost (because my family puts coffee grounds in the compost), but it has been a wonder for my skin. It's harsh, so I wouldn't suggest this for sensitive skin. Follow it up with your favourite moisturizer, and you're golden!

5. Wonder Woman

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Have you seen this movie? The correct answer is yes. I loved it. I went with my parents, and I loved it. The only bad thing about it was the woman who sat beside me and wouldn't shut up. The action was great, the woman power was great, and the acting was great. I love reading all the articles about how this film has encouraged young girls around the world to be powerful. The world needs more films like this. I can hardly wait for the next movie!

I guess this month is all summer-themed. I cannot wait for the rest of August. Some BIG changes are coming in two weeks, and that will certainly be on my next favourites list. Things are going to be amazing.

What are your July favourites?

-Daniella

Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Fitness Journey - Month Four

Once again, I thought I was doing better. I have hit my steps on my FitBit practically every day. I have actually gone to the gym or gone swimmer as an active part of my life. I’m still not getting there every day, but I’m doing better than I used to. The only place that really shows is in my calves. I felt disappointed when I stepped on the scale this morning, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far. I fully intend to keep this up.

MONTH THREE

Weight
224 lbs.
Neck
37 cm.
Left Arm
38 cm.
Right Arm
42 cm.
Waist
97 cm.
Belly
119 cm.
Hips
130 cm.
Left Thigh
73 cm.
Right Thigh
71.5 cm.
Left Calf
47 cm.
Right Calf
44.5 cm.
MONTH FOUR

Weight
222 lbs.
Neck
37.5 cm.
Left Arm
41 cm.
Right Arm
40.5 cm.
Waist
96.5 cm.
Belly
120.7 cm.
Hips
130 cm.
Left Thigh
74.5 cm.
Right Thigh
72.5 cm.
Left Calf
45.5 cm.
Right Calf
42 cm.















My fitness win is that I definitely feel like I have more muscles than I used to. The other day, I was driving and I felt my arm while I was resting at a red light. And BOOM, I felt a muscle. That’s certainly not something I ever felt before. I still need to shed some fat to get that muscle to show its face, but I’ll get there. I’ve decided that August will really be a month of movement. I’ll be moving to Cardiff soon, and I need to get into the habit of being active and going to the gym so I can make this a part of my lifestyle.

The area where I really let myself down is the food. I’ve definitely not paid much attention to what I’ve been eating. I’ve also been drinking more beverages (because summer) as well as summer treats like ice cream. I need to get over this. I’m going to get back into tracking my food and making better choices. We’ve been going to a farmer’s market and stocking up on so many amazing summer fruits. I’ve had two peaches today alone. I love that aspect of summer. I’m ready to do this for real!



I really need to get better at taking this pictures. Or maybe I should get someone else to take them. That makes more sense. The next time I'll be doing this post, I'll have roommates!

Daniella