Friday, April 25, 2014

Fit Friday: Insanity Workout

Hey guys!
So recently I started doing the Insanity Workout, and I thought it would be fun to start a "Fit Friday" series and share my progress! It's a 60 (63 to be exact) day fitness program that is true to it's name - it is, in fact, insane!! Today marked the last day of the first week, and oh my gosh did it kick my butt. I thought I was in shape since I do swim and have only recently stopped since the school season is over, but in these workouts you use completely different muscles, so I've been pretty sore haha. And I'm not used to working out on the land, as crazy as that sounds! Honestly it's so much different working out in the water rather than land - I don't know what it is. 
But since the school season of swim is over I wanted to do something physical to stay in shape and get more toned, so I thought the Insanity program would be perfect. Although it's extremely hard, I feel so great after the workouts! I love the feeling after a really good workout, and these are definitely great. Even though my body is super sore, I am so happy! I actually love being sore because it means your body is working hard and changing for the better!
The first day was a Fit Test, so I (naively) was feeling pretty good about the fact that I wasn't covered in sweat and could still walk afterwards. However, the second day was a different story! My heart was really beating, and I was sweating and breathing like crazy during the workout! Afterwards, I could barely walk up the stairs haha my legs felt like jell-o! The workouts haven't gotten easier per se, just more manageable, if that makes sense. During the day, though, I've had a lot of energy despite the fact that I'm super sore! I'm so excited to see how great I'll feel after the full 63 days.  Tomorrow is my rest day so I'm definitely looking forward to that!
The program is six days of workouts and one day of rest, so it may seem like a lot, but going through it day by day is easier than it sounds. You fall into a routine with the workouts, for example I do them when I get home from school in the afternoons, take a shower, and do my homework. The workouts fit in perfectly! 
I'm so excited to continue with this program, and I'll keep you guys updated! Haha hopefully this isn't too boring to read, but I thought it would be fun to share with you all since it's become a pretty big part of my life!

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great day! (:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer

Hey guys, sorry it's been so long!
I, yet again, have had a crazy week. April is usually pretty busy for me, and this year is no exception! Last week I went on a couple of college visits in Seattle, and the rest of the week and this weekend was insane with just random things.
But anyway, today I have a review for you guys!


I am a big fan of this line, and have the heavier ultra repair lotion that I used for the winter since my skin gets super dry. So now that it's spring, I needed something lighter and that's where this bad boy comes in! I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, and I love it! It's the perfect texture for my skin; it isn't too heavy or too light. I use it morning and night and a little bit goes a looong way haha I was so surprised at how little I actually need in order to moisturize my whole face! It makes my dry patches go away but doesn't make my skin oily - I could probably go on and on about this product! If you're unhappy with your face lotion right now, I highly recommend this one!

As always thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day! (:

Friday, April 11, 2014

OOTD: Birthday Edition

Hey guys!
Sorry it's been a couple of days since my last post, this week has been insane! I had my birthday party on Sunday and my actual birthday was on Tuesday (April 8th) and the rest of the week has been a blur haha. I haven't even gotten the chance to share some pictures from my birthday with you guys!
First though, I'll show you guys what I wore out to eat on my birthday.
Necklace: Forever 21
Jacket: American Eagle
Crop Top: Nordstrom
Skirt: Nordstrom
Shoes (even though you can't see them haha): Birkenstocks
Bracelet: Forever 21

I got a gift card to Nordstrom for my birthday, so I went and got this skirt and shirt! I really love it and it was the perfect thing to wear to dinner because it was dressy-ish, but still casual enough. And it's super comfortable! The skirt is a bit too long, but nothing too drastic so it was fine for the night. I'll probably be getting a pair of wedges soon, so I'll be able to wear those with this. This is also the perfect outfit to wear for the coming warmer months! I'll probably be wearing this a lot in the summertime!

Okay, so real quick, I just had to share my birthday cake with you guys! I was going to take more pictures from my party, but unfortunately, right after I took a couple pictures of my cake, my camera died! I was so sad. But anyway, here's my cake!
  The toe of the sock fell off from one of the little kids, but oh my gosh this cake!!! I was so stoked when I first saw it since I'm a huge Harry Potter fan haha. I just about died! Since I turned 18, I'm now "free" so I got this cake (I'm really hoping you all get this reference! It's from the second Harry Potter book/film)! My parents own a bakery so I'm very lucky to get awesome cakes! It was so yummy, and gluten-free as well since I am allergic to wheat. I couldn't be more thankful!

I had such a wonderful birthday this year (my friends even threw me a surprise birthday party!) and I cannot  believe I'm now 18 and legally an adult. It doesn't feel real! Pretty soon I'll be graduated from high school and off to college. My life is definitely changing, but I can't wait to see where it will take me!

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! (:


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Party-spiration

Hey guys!
So my birthday is officially in less than a week. What. I honestly cannot believe it! I'll be turning 18 and I seriously feel like I'm still 12 - time is flying by! 
Since my birthday falls on a Tuesday this year (April 8th) I'm having a party at my house for my family and our close family friends this Sunday. I'm super excited! I love decorating, so I've been on Pinterest looking up ideas, and I thought I would share with you guys what I'm thinking of doing!

I'm going to stay with a pastel color scheme with gold accents because it's so pretty and elegant! I really love this picture because it's basically how I want everything to look haha. I don't actually know what my cake will look like though, because my parents own a bakery and they are surprising me!

 I really love the little pom-pom things made out of tissue paper. We got some to hang around everywhere and I think they'll look really cute!

We are also going to have these picture balloons floating around! I think it's such a great way to have tons of photos from my life displayed, but in a different way from the traditional framed ones. And my family loves looking at photos so I'll have to throw in some funny and embarrassing ones haha.

 I think for entry ways these would be cute, possibly a combination of the two? But I think I might have too many animals for this to actually stay for the whole day...

We're going to be using both of these ideas; I think they are both so pretty and will look really great! We got gold floating candles since I want to have gold accents everywhere, and I absolutely love flowers so it'll be the best of both worlds since I'm obsessed with candles as well!

 I think we might do this to our french doors that go out to our porch (of course with an 18 hehe) since we have so many pictures. I think it'll look really cute! Although, as my dad pointed out, it'll look like an 81 when you're outside haha!

 I don't know if we'll actually do this, but it's such a cute way to add even more gold accents! The sparkles might get a bit messy so we may skip this, especially since it'll be a lot of effort for something that we'll just throw away. And my little boy cousins probably won't appreciate having gold hands. Something like this would be so cute for a wedding, though!

Well that's what I have so far! My mom and I went and got some decorations yesterday, which makes me even more excited! I can't wait to put everything up and see how it all turns out (: I am definitely going to do a post all about it once everything is ready!

How do you like to decorate for parties?

Thank you so much for reading, and also thank you so much to everyone who follows! I just reached 50 followers and I could not be more grateful! Thank you thank you thank you!! (: