#FitFriday: LETS GET WAISTED!

I know, I know! I haven’t done #fitfriday posts in a while but it’s never too late to jump back in. Now that Dezy is back in school and I’ve got my old schedule back it’s given me time to get my workouts in.

Ok so I don’t know if any of you have heard about that waist cincher fad that’s going around. Yes, the one Khloe and Kim K have been sporting on their IG accts. Well I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and purchased mine from Dynamic Bodies.  The one I ordered was a sport waist cincher which is perfect to work out in.

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I wore it for my morning cardio. Didn’t feel uncomfortable in it at all. I loved it!

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Here’s a side view of it. Hit up Dynamic Bodies  website or check it out on Instagram @dynamic_bodies. Today only get 15% off on your purchase if you use the code: SSBLOG15

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Coming to you live from the bedside with a beautiful view of the city. So this weekend we escaped to Austin on a little family getaway. Our hotel is lovely. Dezy invited a friend to come with us as well. Ok since I’m the only one awake let me share some pics from yesterday evening.

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Upon arriving at the hotel, the girls decided to go for a swim. That’s my love up there. Afterwards we went to grab some dinner at Pappasitos. It was delicious. So were the margaritas!

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We came back to relax in the hotels patio for a bit. Then called it a night.

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Today we’re making our way to the New Braunfels Farm-to-Market and afterwards we’ll be hitting up the shops in Gruene. Love those little towns!!! Will share more later!!

XO-
Yolie

Liebster Award

So I know this is a little late but I still couldn’t pass this up! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by The Southern Statement. How exciting! If you haven’t already checked out her blog you might as well start heading to her site! Are you hooked yet? Ok so I honestly was not expecting the nomination since I have not been blogging for so long! I’m really stoked! Thanks girl!

Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:
1. Create a post thanking the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. State 11 interesting facts about yourself.
3. Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers to answer.

11 Facts About Me
1. I can seriously live off of Starbucks and sushi

2. The closest Starbucks is about 50 min away… I still make the drive

3. It’s hard for me to find the perfect sunglasses or even glasses because my eyelashes are so long they touch the lens part and it bothers my eyes.

4. Speaking of eyelashes, for my senior prom most of my friends (and myself) wanted to wear falsies.. you couldn’t tell the difference of my fake and real lashes.. honestly I think mine were still longer and I hated it!

5. I’m a reality tv buff

6. I’ve only been out of state once! Yes, once!

7. I suck at cooking anything that isn’t considered “clean” “diet” foods

8. My first NPC Competition was so far one of the biggest highlights of my life

9. Sex and the City reruns can literally take up most of my afternoons

10. I hate being outside unless I’m working out or at a beach/pool

11. My birthday is one of my most favorite days because its between Christmas and New Years (my other 2 favorite days)!!

11 Questions from The Southern Statement
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to help motivate myself and others during my fitness journey and somehow little by little added other topics along the way.

2. Name 3 of your favorite blogs/bloggers.
Lauren Conrad (of course)
Stephanie Sterjovski
A Cup Full of Sass

3. Name 3 of your favorite online boutiques.
Sashay Boutique
Mint Julep
Modern Vintage Boutique

4. What’s the best kept secret of the blogging world?
I still consider myself a blogger newbie. I learn something new everyday.

5. What’s your favorite trend right now?
Boyfriend Jeans, Cutoff Shorts & Bright Colors

6. Who takes your blog photos?
I take them myself

7. If you had to only pick 3 materialistic items to have the rest of your life, what would they be?
1. iPhone
2. Internet
3. Starbucks

8. What do you do for a living?
I’m a real estate student & full time unofficial “step mom”– and on top of all that trying to make a name for myself in the fitness industry

9. What’s your best kept beauty secret?
Having a clean diet and being hydrated makes my skin glow and my hair full! There’s perks to training for a NPC Bikini competition– great skin and hair!

10. What’s your favorite item in your make-up bag?
My EOS lip balm & facial sunscreen

11. What’s in your purse right now?
Currently on hand is my MK clutch. Nothing really fits other than the shopping essentials (credit cards, id, cash) and my iphone!

 

My 11 Nominees
1. Beyond The Khaki Pants
2. Love Miss Alyssa
3. Pretty In Her Pearls
4. Sweet Carolina Belle
5. Cheesecake and Cardio
6. Tutus and Pineapple
7. Made in the Shade Blog
8. The Houston Girl
9. Perfectly Scrubbed
10. Rebel Spot
11. Short and Sweet Chic

11 Questions for my Nominees

1. What’s your morning routine like?
2. What’s your favorite food?
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. What motivated you to start blogging?
5. What is one thing you cannot leave your house without?
6. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Don’t lie!!
7. What are your top 5 beauty products?
8. If you can travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
9. Who is your celebrity crush?
10. What’s your fashion style?
11. What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Thanks for reading!!

Thursday Three: Coconut Oil

I’ve recently jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon. I use it for almost anything from body moisturizer to teeth whitener! I absolutely love it!

Today I’m sharing three of my most recent uses for coconut oil!!

Sunburn
I wish I could say the sunburn I had a couple days ago was from laying at the beach too long but I’d be lying! These last few weeks I’ve been spending my Fridays at Dezy’s (my boyfriend’s MANfriend’s daughter) summer track meets. My definite go-to sunburn remedy is coconut oil. I just lathered it on the burned areas and immediately my skin felt cool. The itching and burning was gone. I kept on applying it for about a day. Redness was still there but the burning was gone. Within two days, my sunburn turned into a tan! What a relief!

Hair Treatment
In my About page I mentioned my recent move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. I still haven’t really met many people and I don’t have any clue of where to get my hair styled at. The hair salon I’ve been going to is now almost 2 hrs away. The next big city close by is about 50 min away. Yikes! What do I do if I need a quick wake up for my hair? I use coconut oil as a hair treatment! It works wonders! So what I do is heat up a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave. Once that’s done I stir it around to heat evenly. Flip my head over and start lathering it into my hair. Sometimes I use a comb to make sure I spread it all completely. Then I twist my hair up in a bun and clip it. Once clipped in place I put a shower cap over my hair and leave it in for about 30 min. Afterwards, I wash my hair twice to make sure I get all the coconut oil out. Ta-da! That’s my easy peasy coconut oil hair mask!

Eye make up removal
I recently ran out of my usual eye make up remover and I hate using water and soap for that. I remembered a friend mentioned once about using coconut oil for that. So I tried it out. I got a small amount of coconut oil on my fingers. I gently rubbed it in circles on my eyes. I did it for a while until I felt the make up was ready to come off. I wiped it off with a cotton pad. The plus to this was my eyes and lashes were moisturized!!

Share what you use coconut oil for below!

Latest Crush: Fat Fader Slimming Lotion

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There’s no substitute for dieting and exercise, but the job has to get done! We have all done our research on what products and supplements to use to make our weight loss journey faster… and easier! Admit it, we all want overnight results! I know I do!

Recently, I started to notice all the hype with a certain topical fat reduction lotion.

FAT FADER.

Inch loss, cellulite reduction, tightens skin… MAGIC IN A BOTTLE!!

Apply to troubled areas like, butt, hips, legs, arms and abs. (I also apply this to my back.) Gently massage the lotion for 60-90 seconds in the morning or after you shower. Then again in the evening. You can also apply it before and after your workout.

Are you feeling it yet? I felt it working all day long! What I loved most about it was the results! Fast results! I saw a big difference in cellulite appearance on my legs and stomach.

FAT FADER is without a doubt the best toning lotion you will find!

*Excellent fat loss aid when combined with diet and exercise.

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Weekend Escape: Sun & Sand

As the summer days get hotter I’m thinking of ways to cool off. Ive decided I want to cool off at the beach! So I’ve gathered up some of my beach necessities!

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What are some of your beach essentials?