A New Way to Stay in Shape

Another hobby of mine is working out.  Some people don’t consider it a hobby, but more like a chore. I do it in my spare time and I love it! You’re probably thinking, what in the hell could she be doing that’s so much fun?! Well for starters, I love music so I try to incorporate it as much as possible.  On my normal workouts, I blast my iPod with my favorite music. On my not so normal workouts, well that’s a little different.

So a few months ago, I went by myself to a pole fitness class. I’ve always wanted to go but no one would ever go with me. Anyway, I got up the nerve and just went. I do not regret my decision what so ever.  I learned a sexy dance and some really cool spins.

I have now been taking this class for 3 months and I couldn’t be happier.  I feel sexier, my body looks leaner, and I’m just feel good. It is completely different from my normal workouts because I’m working muscles that I didn’t know I had and sore in places that I didn’t know existed. My flexibly is getting better and better each week. I just can’t talk enough about it.


STIGMA

The main thing I was worried about was the stigma behind pole dancing. You immediately think of strippers…right? Well I know I did.  But it’s not the same. The other girls and myself are doing because it makes us feel awesome and we are getting a great workout. There’s no judgement when you’re there. You get to be free and express your sexiness!

THE LESSON

Not only has pole dancing taught me to express myself but it has also taught me not to judge others based off of their physical appearance (which I never intentionally did in the first place). You get to be sexy with yourself and just do you…  No one is looking or thinking why are they wearing that or they can’t do that move! Well, more than likely they can!  A girl twice my size was more flexible and stronger than I was and I completely judged her.  I loved her confidence! I wanted that so bad! And now I have it!!!

So with this…I think everyone should find their workout that makes them feel like what pole dancing does for me! And when you do, you will be so grateful and you will love yourself so much more!!  Happy Hunting!!

 


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‘Southern’ Style on a Dime

Being from the South, people have this certain expectation about ‘us’ southerners.  They perceive us as really sweet women who sit on the porch all day and sip sweet tea and dress extremely preppy. This is only partially true and it’s really the sweet tea part (which btw I can’t find not one single place that serves sweet tea here)!!

As for the fashion side of things, not all southerners are preppy.  I for one am not.  See…..I grew up with an older brother, who loved to think his baby sister was a little boy.  So I was MMA fighting at a young age, well not literally but I had to fend for myself.  So a pretty sun dress wouldn’t suffice in with my hardcore fighting life.  So I was wearing t-shirts, shorts, and chucks a lot. My mom would buy me dresses but I refused.

So my style has change somewhat and I wouldn’t even say I have a set “style.”  I like to wear whatever I’m feeling that day. One day I can go from edgy, the next preppy, and the next wear cowboy boots.  It really depends on my mood. I do get complimented a lot but in the same token people say “well that’s a weird outfit, but I like it.”  Ummm thanks?!

I literally wear what I want and sometimes just throw something together. And I don’t spend a lot.  My first stop is always the sale’s rack! I love a good deal!

Here’s today’s outfit!

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Sorry about the lighting and quality, next time will be better!

Top: Faded Striped blue jean top $10 (TJMaxx)

Bottoms: Lauren Conrad white jeans $10

Shoes: Booties from express $5

This outfit cost $25!!!!!  Simple, cute, and CHEAP!

My point is, style can come in any form.  Just be creative and confident….and the outfit will just fall together!  Love ya’ll!!!!


Queen B for President! You’re Welcome America!

I’m a little tipsy writing this so…You’re welcome!

So with the Presidential campaign coming up quickly, it’s about time to start discussing POLITICS! Yay. Everyone’s favorite subject!  Anyway… I don’t like to discuss politics but I had a thought hit me and I would like to share!

So I’m not really a fan of either candidate this year. I won’t go into details but neither of them appeal to me.

With that I propose, Beyonce be the next President of the United States! You can thank me later….

First off look at the her Empire…I mean what?!?!  She already runs that shit. And not to mention she is already a freaking Queen!

So instead of rambling, which I really want to do right now, I’ll break them off into sections…and how she could handle it…

  1. Foreign Affairs- A lot of other cultures do not respect women and they tend to look down at women who have power.  But not this lady.  Everyone knows Beyonce. Everyone!  And if another country started talking shit, she would drop the biggest diss album next to lemonade, in history and that shit would shut down really quick!
  2. War- So this aligns with foreign affairs but totally deserves it’s own section.  First off anyone reading this, have you ever been subject to the Beehive?? No?  Well you definitely do not want to.  The fn hive will take you down in a heartbeat. Hell, look what they did to Becky with the good hair?  Or who they thought was Becky?  I mean, I would be hiding under a rock if I was Becky (which, BTW, I am not! Relax there Beehive).
  3. Economics- Back to her Empire. She built that stuff up and she knows who to employ to make it work.  She has made Billions and keeps doing her thing and finding new ways to make money. Think about what she could do for our country??
  4. Inequality- Let’s be honest, America is nowhere near where we need to be.  Who better than a black woman to take over and get us on track!  She would be like “Okay, America, let’s get into formation!”  I would be lining right up. Boy bye!

These were just a few things that I was thinking in my tipsy state. You’re welcome America!

 

Top 5 Best Beach Reads!

I absolutely love to read! Like really love it! Give me a good book and a quite room, I’m good to go. I also dislike using things like nooks or ereaders. And it’s funny that I’m using an iPad to currently type this post. I am also currently in the midst of writing a novel, which I have always wanted to do. So I’m considering putting a few pages on here just to get some feedback! So look out

On a real note, I just like the smell and the feeling of a book in your hand. Ahhhh. So much joy! So with that being said, during the summer, I tend to read a book a week. So for this post, I’m gonna write up my top 5 summer reads!

Book 1:

Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame- It’s a book about forbidden love between a girl named Eden Munro and a boy Tyler Bruce. The kicker? The boy is her step brother! Don’t be turned off by that part. This book is both inticing and liberating. It sends you a love spiral and you will not be able to put it down!!! Be aware that the ending is a real clifhanger! Also, this is a trilogy, and the books will be coming out soon!

Book 2:

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison- If you like Gone Girl, you’ll love this book which will also soon be a major motion picture! In this book, a so-called perfect couple are dealing with very uncommon issues in their marriage, like murder. Be ready to be taken on a thrilling ride of deceit, betrayal, and complete and under chaos.

Book 3:

Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine- Of course it’s a complicated love story between Summer and Levi. They meet again after an awful parting and the sparks begin to come back. This is a quick, funny, and enticing read!

Book 4:

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam- Two childhood best friends are now living completely separate lives. One is planning a wedding and the other is trying to get her career on track. Can these two still be best friends although they are growing into completely separate people? This is a cute story on whether a friendship is strong enough to withstand anything.
Book 5:

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell- Story takes place in London where these families share a garden square. The story takes a turn, when one of the daughter’s ends up unconscious in the garden. Can the families really trust anyone? Such a great page turner and perfect beach read!!!

I know everyone enjoys different types of books but I hope you will enjoy these books like I did!

Bye, Ya’ll!