Sand, Speed, and Designer Wanna-be’s!

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SAND SPEED DESIGNER WANNA-BE’S

This past weekends adventure consisted of lots of sun, sand, speed and shades!  My husbands business involves Turbo Kits on RZR’s, so lots of our vacations consist of RZR riding, for testing, AKA playing!  To get out of the smog of Salt Lake City and into the warmer weather, we headed down to Vegas and St. George.  It looks as though a move to St. George may be in our future (crossing my fingers), we had to see what we would be working with.  I must say, mid 60’s in the winter, YES PLEASE!

Had to throw in some girlie time… photoshoot!  Thanks to my girlfriend Tori for taking these lovely photos!

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Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 8.41.17 PMOutfit Details:

Beanie: Forever 21 here

Shades: Here are some like them on EBAY

Athletic Capris: Old Navy here

Top: Gordmans

THERE IS STILL A 10 PERCENT OFF SALE AT OUR ETSY SHOP RIGHT NOW:

10 percent off at our ETSY SHOP just because!

Code: 10JUSTBECAUSE!

(ends 1/30/2014)

The new workout gloves should be in this week, so excited to get them and sport them at the gym.  Stay tuned, I will for sure let you all know when you can buy the little beauties!  Who could say no to mint leopard or purple leopard? Not this girl, sucker for leopard, right here!

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SPARKLE ON ALL YOU DIVAS!

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SPIKED ZEBRA

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If you don’t like animal print, you just can’t possibly be human, or at least a fashionable female human!  I love animal print, I typically choose leopard or cheetah over zebra.  But I just could not pass up on this zebra bag.  I added some spike detail to it, so some pictures have that detail, some do not.  I have decided to sell this bag, just to see what kind of interest it gets, as I am constantly trying to update my Etsy Shop!  If I don’t sell it soon, it will likely make its way over to my closet!

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Stop by our Etsy Shop!  See if there is anything that tickles your fancy!

Thank you for visiting!

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*SPARKLE* ON ALL YOU DIVAS!

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NEW ARRIVAL – Skull Headband

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SKULL HEADBAND – GREY JERSEY KNIT
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If you are anything like me, I am a sucker for skulls, spikes, spots, and sparkle!  We have a few of these skull headbands now in the ETSY SHOP!
I rarely do my hair, it is alway in some sort of a messy bun, top knot, or pony, so adding a headband is just what I need sometimes!
Check them out in the Sparkle and Sweat Shop
I just can’t contain my excitement for the new mint and purple leopard gloves on the way!  They just can’t get here soon enough, keep your eyes out for them!
Click on the pictures below to be linked directly to the Etsy listing:
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SCREW THE DIETS. MAKE NUTRITION A LIFESTYLE.

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SCREW THE DIETS… MAKE NUTRITION A LIFESTYLE.
I have learned a lot about what works for me over the past 5 years, from eating whatever I wanted and not knowing the difference between protein and carbs, to eating only “clean”.  I found that restricting so many foods from your diet can make it so much more difficult to stick to.  So screw the diet mindset, change your lifestyle.   It is good to find balance.  I have transformed my mindset, and haven’t restricted an certain foods, so nothing is off limits.  But whether or not I want to eat “unhealthy” is the question… I always feel so much better when I eat “healthy” foods, but to say that I never crave fries or chow down almost an entire plate of brownies would be a lie.   How I feel after is a whole other story.  I always feel like CRAP.  So it is my choice to typically eat “healthy”.  I can have the doughnut if I want it, but will usually choose not to because of how I feel after I eat.
I have competed in Figure and Bikini, and know all about eating out of tupperware, carrying around a can of chicken and hot sauce in my purse, to spending way to much time at the gym, we’re talkin twice a day.  I enjoyed the whole experience, but definitely created an unhealthy relationship with food and my body.  Once you are on stage and are so lean that you can see all your muscle definition and are at a crazy low body fat, you never want your body to look any different.   So you do everything in your power to keep your stage body all the time, but it is nearly impossible, not to mention a complete disaster for your body.  There were a few months that I didn’t have a period.  I only ate clean for months, but often found myself in the corner of my kitchen chowing down an entire jar of peanut butter.   After competing several times I decided that even though I loved it, I had to stop, at least until I create a healthier relationship with food and with my body image.  Both which are still in the works and will probably be a life long process!
I found it made most sense to me to look at nutrition with a Scientific mindset.  So a Carb is a Carb, whether it be healthy or unhealthy, your body views it the same.  But of course I feel better when I eat “healthy” choices.  I have made IIFYM my lifestyle.  (IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS).  Macros are proteins, carbs, and fats.  I have used this calculator to figure out how many of each I need a day, and adjust them according to my goals.  This lifestyle allows me to eat anything I want as long as it fits within my Marcros.  If you want more information see this website www.iifym.com
Below is an example of my numbers:
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I chose this lifestyle because I can eat whatever I choose as long as it fits in my Macros!  I no longer carry around tupperware, eat chicken out of baggies, annihilate my broccoli with “I can’t believe it’s not butter” spray, or eat my boiled eggs like it’s going out of style.  However I have learned how to have balance, I eat mostly “healthy”, but do not categorize any type of food as “off limits”!
Did I mention that I can’t wait until summer so I can enjoy the outdoors, instead of freezing my buns off?!
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Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a looksee!
New items hitting the Etsy shop soon!  Keep your eye out!
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Stay or Get the Boot?

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Sparkle & Sweat Sparkle Sport Watch
Stay or Get the Boot?
There are a few more Sparkle Sport Watches left in my Etsy Shop. I am trying to decide if this is a product I will continue to carry in my Etsy Shop, as well as carry over to my website I am creating. I would love some input. I would like to think that everyone has the same taste as me, because that would mean everyone has amazing taste (just kidding)… turns out, not everyone likes the same things as me!

Let me know if the Sparkle Sport Watches are something you think should stay in my Collection, or get the boot! Btw… they are Jelly Sport watches; the watches are hand sparkled by me with Swarovski Rhinestones.

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Figured I would sneak a few photos in of me and the kidos! 😉

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Princess Gizmo – Persian Kitty Meow

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Chewy – Pomeranian

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Tank – English Bulldog

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Should the Sparkle Sport Watches Stay or Get the Boot from my Collection?

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My Journey and Fitness Tips!

I am no expert, but I have learned a few things over the years.  When I first started getting into fitness, which was in my teens, I had no idea.  The only thing I knew was running, my moms pilates videos, and not eating.  I honestly remember writing myself a sticky note that I placed on my mirror, which looked like this…

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Anyone who knows anything about health and fitness, could tell me, that this was a recipe for disaster.  And it was.  Over the course of one summer, I exercised a ton, and would hardly eat.  Yet, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight, or getting skinnier.  I would run almost everyday, then do pilates, sometimes 2 full videos, with additional push ups, sit ups, and jumping jacks before bed, all while not nearly eating enough.  This eventually sprouted into an eating disorder, I turned to bingeing and then throwing my food if I ever felt I ate too much. Thankfully my mother caught me throwing up after a few weeks, and put a stop to that nonsense! Boy do I wish I could go back in time and slap myself in the face!

Luckily I grew out of that terrible phase.  I began cheerleading in highschool, which didn’t leave me with a lot of time to sit and worry, which I think was the reason for my reckless summer, too much time to think.  I cheered all through highschool and college, then began coaching.  After I stopped coaching cheerleading, I felt lost.  I had always had an interest in fitness, and cheerleading was my fitness, but without cheerleading… what was there?!  That folks, is when I discovered the GYM!

I started at the Gym as any newcomer does… alittle bit lost.  I have come along way and as I look back at my journey I am happy for all the trial and error, the endless hours spent surfing the web for answers, and let’s not mention all the awkward people watching at the gym.  But if I can make it easier for someone on their fitness journey I am happy to help!  Now remember, I don’t claim to be an “expert”, but I am an open book!  Here is a list of some fitness tips I have compiled over the course of my fitness journey!

Check out the list of tips below!

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Hopefully these tips have helped you in some way!  Just remember that the only competition you should have is yourself.  Comparing yourself to others is not healthy, if you look at yourself negatively because of it.  You can’t compare yourself to someone you will never be… you will only be you.  Now focus on making the best you!

Recap:

  1. If you are new to the gym, check out the classes that are offered.
  2. Less Cardio – More Resistance Training.
  3. Consistency is key!
  4. Learning to love yourself as you are, right now,  is more important that being a size XS.
  5. Everyone is different, find what motivates you, and USE IT!

Please excuse any spelling or grammar errors…

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Sparkle and Sweat Workout Glove Giveaway!

I know it is a little late, but I will be doing a glove giveaway on my blog soon as well!  This contest ends at 5pm today, so it less than an hour away, but if you haven’t already..

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   Winner will be announced on the blog and Instagram tonight!

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