Friday, April 11, 2014

Prom Weekend and Your Questions Answered!

TGIF!

I get my cheat meal today and that is what I'm most excited for, that and well I guess spending time with the hub. We are up to our normal no good, groceries, movie and dinner. I have to get my hands nimble for all the prom hair tomorrow. I have a love hate relationship with prom updo's. There are the people that don't understand that when they bring me a picture of like Taylor Swift long curly hair and they have hair to their chin...its just not possible- unless they want to look like a muppet character.


 BUT I love dramatic hair and makeup, like prom or for photo shoots ect.  When I was in school I placed second in the state for Updo/Makeup.



If you can't tell we did a peacock theme :P

I really like to do out of the box things also like this:


This was for a sugar skull/day of the dead photo shoot that I got to do hair and makeup on. So doing some prom hair tomorrow, is actually exciting for me.

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I also had posted on Instagram that I wanted to hear some of your questions! And now here they are, answered and all!!


What amount of advice/tips/Communication do you get being on team Mshell?

I have Michelle's cell number and I can text or call her anytime I need her. She's really awesome about being there for her girls and keeping contact with her. She also has a blog and super awesome instagram account!

I wanna know your arms/back/chest/shoulder workouts!

I can't say my actual workouts because they are Michelle's and they're protected. BUT I will say that when I work any of them, I always start with cardio for a warm up and my favorite moves are:
Supinated Curls
Dumbbell Rows
Lateral Pull Downs
Cable Rows
Delt Fly's
90 Degree Chest
Front Raises
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Overhead Extensions/ French Curls
Hyperextensions
Those are all good for those muscle groups! I usually do 4 sets of 10 of each move or 3 sets of 15!

Best advice for busting a plateau?

This can be tough, but I always start with changing the amount of calories I'm intaking,  the foods I'm eating and my workouts. Your body gets complacent doing the same thing over and over again, so if you throw it a curve ball and confuse it, it will have to start working harder to figure out what's going on. Also this is why its okay to have a cheat meal occasionally, it will spike your metabolism.

What water bottle do you use for powders?

I use Cyclone Cup. I hands down think it is the absolute best shaker cup. In fact if you come back Monday, I'm doing a giveaway for Easter involving Cyclone Cups. If you've never heard of them be sure to check them out!

You stay so positive, how do you deal with/get up from one of "those days" where you feel discouraged?

Thats tough. I do try to stay positive in general. I naturally have a pretty optimistic view on the world and try to find the positive in any and all situations. When I get really down thats when I surf pinterest for motivation, take a "me" day- get a pedicure, nails done, massage or whatever. I also go back and look at my progress and think "huh, I've done this already, I need to keep on keepin' on". It also never hurts to have a best friend and a husband that you can text. And quite frankly there are some problems that only chocolate can solve!

What do you eat when you go out? On Holidays? Cravings?

If we go out to eat, I look for the healthier options on the menu, steak and veggies, chicken and rice, chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries, and enormous taco salads. If I'm having a cheat meal, I'll go a little further and get something less healthy. But I watch the portions. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a good meal every now and then. You want to watch your portions not starve yourself.
Holidays- I luck out on that one. My mom is vegan and my dad is diabetic, so meals at their house is healthy as is. Now with my hubs side of the family, I pick and choose or bring my own and allow myself treats by fitting it into my macros. Just because the food is there doesn't mean you have to eat it. I'll make a healthier dish and bring it along, no one ever objects to food! 
Cravings- Arctic Zero Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Quest Cravings PB Cups, Fiber One Cereal with PB2 and milk. I just find options that aren't to bad for me but still allow me the yummy points. FroYo is my absolute favorite one. The hubs knows flowers won't make my heart melt like a bowl of fro yo will!

Would you ever host a meet up?

Who would want to meet me anyways?
No but really, I'm always up for meeting people, If I'm in your area, or you're in mine or if you see me randomly, stop and talk to me and we can go get coffee or something!! As for a formal meet up, I'd love to take place in one and just meet a bunch of people with common interests and goals! Anyone know of any meetups happening this year?!

If you have any more questions never hesitate to ask!

What are your weekend plans??
-J









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