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Hello & welcome to my fashion & lifestyle blog, Style My Mind! Here I post weekly about affordable fashion trends, but ya know, like real affordable! My favorite products, beauty routines & lifestyle experiences! I'm a girls-girl who loves the outdoors, white tee shirts & Disney World. Join me on my journey!

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Dear Jenn,

The braces will come off and you will look less awkward in high school; but life is not all about looks doll. Stop being a shallow ice queen and see people for who they really are. Because one day you will be in love with him back, and it will be too late. Save your virginity for someone who you actually give a damn about. I know you think you love that boy, but you don't. Don't get those tattoos, they are not cute at 33. You're not fat. Your parents will stop fighting at Christmas eventually and then Christmas time will make you sublimely happy. You and Brittany will be best friends, so stop being such a bitch to her she doesn't deserve it! Let yourself love. I know you're afraid of getting hurt but it's a part of life and in the storm is where God makes you fight the hardest and changes who you are for the better.

Dear Jenn,

The braces will come off and you will look less awkward in high school; but life is not all about looks doll. Stop being a shallow ice queen and see people for who they really are. Because one day you will be in love with him back, and it will be too late. Save your virginity for someone who you actually give a damn about. I know you think you love that boy, but you don't. Don't get those tattoos, they are not cute at 33. You're not fat. Your parents will stop fighting at Christmas eventually and then Christmas time will make you sublimely happy. You and Brittany will be best friends, so stop being such a bitch to her she doesn't deserve it! Let yourself love. I know you're afraid of getting hurt but it's a part of life and in the storm is where God makes you fight the hardest and changes who you are for the better.

Speaking of God, stop being embarrassed about church, I know you go to satisfy mom but God is the only way you will survive everything you will have to go through in the future. Learn to love the Bible, it's ways and teachings. And also, let go of control and let God lead the way, He has better plans than what you are even imagining.

Photos by Audra Nicole Photography

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(mine is from Disney World)

Worrying changes nothing, go through the panic attacks, breathe and then focus your attention on something else, it will pass. Every struggle is a step forward. There will be a lot of ups and a lot of downs, Dad will come to the rescue more than you want but that is what he is there for.

Don't go to school to be a teacher, it is a waste of money and time. Along with that, don't go to Cabrini College; there was no lesson that came from this, just don't go. You will find a career that earns way more money than a teacher ever would. I know you dream of writing for Vogue and it's a great dream, but be realistic. There will be a crash in 2008, don't move to Hoboken, Anna Wintour is not going to hire you. It's not that easy and it's a lot of work, and you will fulfill your dream in other ways but it will not be over night. Learn patience, it's a virtue you don't have.

Don't stress and cry over men, it's worthless. Let them go. AND STOP TRYING TO SAVE THEM! Their issues are not yours! It's their shitty marriage, not yours! Stay away from that area completely. Just know, what's meant to be will be. God has a plan and you just have to trust it. Being a wife and a mom may not be in the cards for you, but you will be ok with it and your purpose on this earth is for something else!

You're a spender, start saving now. You will always like nice things, but, you will always be independent enough to take care of yourself and get some pretty nice things too! Don't buy trends, and keep the same car for longer than 3 years unless you want to lease.

Laugh at the mess. Cry when you need to cry, but wake up choosing to be happy. Go through the lessons and learn them, don't keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Travel much. Enjoy the simple things. Hold on to great friends and toss the crappy ones. Always speak your mind (you always do a good job with that!). Don't stop writing. Don't stop being creative. Don't stop learning. Don't look for love, but let it find you. Go after all your dreams, anything and everything is possible. Let God be the leader of your whole life.


Xo, Cheers!
Love, Jenn 2018

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Day after day it gets exhausting worrying about what I am eating and drinking and if it's going to make me gain 3-5 lbs. Being in the blogger world it's very difficult not to compare yourself to the other girls who are naturally thin and tall. I am certainly not tall, and not as skinny as most of the bloggers out there. I am 5'2", 125 lbs and a size 4 and ya know what, I am A-ok with it. Dieting and hardcore working out is just not my forte. It's not something I really enjoy. I do like to run, that is a basis of workouts honestly. I hate lifting weights, super boring, not for me. And I make any excuse I can not to do it.



Day after day it gets exhausting worrying about what I am eating and drinking and if it's going to make me gain 3-5 lbs. Being in the blogger world it's very difficult not to compare yourself to the other girls who are naturally thin and tall. I am certainly not tall, and not as skinny as most of the bloggers out there. I am 5'2", 125 lbs and a size 4 and ya know what, I am A-ok with it. Dieting and hardcore working out is just not my forte. It's not something I really enjoy. I do like to run, that is a basis of workouts honestly. I hate lifting weights, super boring, not for me. And I make any excuse I can not to do it.

Don't get me wrong, naturally I like to eat healthy. Generally I eat the same thing, chicken, turkey, veggies, brown rice etc. However, I love sweets and I love wine and I do not and will not give them up. I do consume them in moderation but here's the deal. We are only here for a short period of time, I am not going to say no to that once in a blue hot chocolate or a handful of peanut M&M's if they are going to make me happy.

I do not believe in the keto diet, because to keep that figure is a lifelong choice. As soon as you eat one carb or an ounce of sugar it will go right back on. It's not a healthy way of living. I am however, a firm believer in eating healthy, portion control and most importantly SELF-CONTROL. I am a control freak so I will never sit at home and consume a whole bag of chocolate. I used to down a bottle a wine but I have learned to control that as well for the most part, unless it's a night out.

I am stressed out enough with work, blogging and life in general I don't want to stress out about the tire around my stomach, or the fat patch under my non-so-much-there booty. I take care of myself for the most part, I probably could step it up a notch and I will but my point in this is that everyone has imperfections. I used to hate my cellulite, and I don't really have that much just a little on my thighs but then I saw a picture of Serena Williams who's rear and thighs are covered in cellulite and she is one of the best athletes to ever walk the planet. It's a natural thing, either you have it or you don't.

If you are one of the lucky ones to have a bod like Jennifer Aniston or the lifestyle like JLo (No caffeine, sugar or alcohol - no thanks) good for you, but it's not my choice. I like wine and I like sugar and I like indulging once in a while and if that means being an extra 5-10 lbs heavier so be it.

I know a lot of people who are solely focused on their weight and the struggle to lose it. I can tell you this, my sister was 140 lbs and 5'2". She did crossfit and worked out like a mad woman. She was toned but lost 0 weight. She did not build a butt or get skinny arms, how she lost the weight was by eating right. Not cutting carbs or sugars or any of the good stuff, by macros balanced eating. It's not so hard to do honestly. You just have to stay under a certain amount of carbs, fat and protein. She is now 105 lbs (she needs to gain some weight now lol); but she just does some yoga, and cardio and the occasional spinning class. She busted her butt, no pun intended, and it didn't pay off. Everyone's body type is different but the bottom line is, if you are confident with what you have screw it. I have flaws but I also have parts of me that I love, my eyes, my chest, and the front of my thighs so those are the parts of my I show off. I'm not ashamed of the other parts like my chubby arms, my stomach that is not flat at all, or my butt that is non-existent; it is what it is. I am not Kim Kardashian and frankly I don't want to be. We are always going to find things that we don't like, so my new goal is to focus on things I do like and embrace the parts of me I don't. I am lucky to have strong arms and I am lucky to be healthy enough to have weight on me.

Ladies, stop stressing out about your weight, it's a waste of time and energy that you could be focusing elsewhere like on your beautiful family, experiences and the simple things in life. Eat the cake. Drink the wine.  Have the M&M's it's not going to kill you or add a dimple to your butt! Embrace and love who you are!

CHILL OUT!!! IT'S THE HOLIDAYS ENJOY THEM!!!

Photos by Audra Nicole Photography

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XO, Cheers
Jenn

 

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I have really learned my worth and what makes me feel good and what does not. And if it does not feel right, or feed my soul it has to go. They have to go. So if there is someone lingering around your heart decide if they are giving any positive purpose to your life or just taking up space like those clothes in your closet. They fit at one point, but now they just don't feel right anymore and are totally out of style. TOSS!!!!

In life, we all go through seasons; emotionally and physically. There are times where the storms are more than we think we can handle and we have no clue how we will get out alive. Seasons where the sun shines bright everyday and we are able to stand back and appreciate all we have. And for just one moment everything is perfect. And there are seasons when it is time to declutter! Cleaning and gutting out excess can help us in our homes and our lives.

As I mentioned previously, I have been shifting to a more quality vs quantity way of thinking in more ways than one. I cleaned out my closet by giving two trash bags of clothing and shoes to my younger cousin, Hanna. I took items that I know I would not wear because I haven't in over a year and didn't think twice about tossing it. Somedays I think oh no how can I part with this and others I am cut-throat and decisive. That day I was relentless in trying to clear out my closet. And ya know what, I still feel like there are lingering items that probably need to go. I will get there.

Like my closet, I am trying to declutter my mind by focusing on my plans and goals for the future in a more precise and planned manner. We are all know we can make plans and then we hear God laugh (thank you Thomas Rhett for that lyric). But we try to create goals to help lead us to where we want to be. One thing I am certain is that we should never stop growing or learning. The best way to do this, is to stop and evaluate your why. Why you are doing what you are doing and what purpose do you want it to bring to your life and the life of others? For me, my why, is to share my life experiences with others to motivate them to feel beautiful and powerful inside and out. We are all in this together.

As for this heart, well that's a big old hot mess but I am working on it. Like the lingering items in my closet I still have those who linger in my heart but need to go, for good. I do believe this year, and what I have gone through with heartache and my anxiety I have really learned my worth and what makes me feel good and what does not. And if it does not feel right, or feed my soul it has to go. They have to go. So if there is someone lingering around your heart decide if they are giving any positive purpose to your life or just taking up space like those clothes in your closet. They fit at one point, but now they just don't fit right and are totally out of style. TOSS!!!!

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

Photos Audra Nicole Photography

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The best advice I can give a new blogger is to invest in your photos. I always had friends taking mine but I realized the more interest I was recieving from companies to help promote their brands, the better quality my photos needed to be. Branding and consistency  are some of the most important aspects of a persons business. People like a clean look on a website and photos. So, this year I decided to hire a professional ongoing photographer.

The best advice I can give a new blogger is to invest in your photos. I always had friends taking mine but I realized the more interest I was recieving from companies to help promote their brands, the better quality my photos needed to be. Branding and consistency  are some of the most important aspects of a persons business. People like a clean look on a website and photos. So, this year I decided to hire a professional ongoing photographer.

Why I love social media.

I went onto Instagram and looked up the hashtag #tampaphotograhers. I spent a few hours looking through and researching the diffrent photographers work, websites and about them. It is very imporant to mesh well with the people you work with, so having things in common and the same values and views are important. 

I found Audra Nicole on IG and I was immediately attracted to her photos. I am a big lover of natural light in my photos and my life in general. Her photos were clean, light, bright and full of personality. I went to her website which was also the same. I read about her and we had some things in common; 

1. We both love Jesus

2. We both love Disney World

3. We both love fashion

I think these three things are some of the most important qualities a person can have haha. So, I took a chance and direct messaged her. I told her what I was looking for and even though she had not been doing bloggers I knew she would do a great job; she said LET'S DO IT! She was looking to change away from families and do more branding so it was perfect timing. 

My first shoot was really fun and I liked working with her. Although I had been blogging for about two years now, she gave me so many great pointers to make my photos look better. She always listens to my opinions and takes into consideration my ideas and plans for each look. She knows my pain points on my body (arms cough cough) so she always makes sure those little areas are what I would be ok with. She shows me photos she does not like I would like so I can adjust and fix my body or clothing imperfections to retake it. I never have to re-edit my photos, she does a great job and gets them back to me within 1 week of the shoot. She is always up for props and trying different locations and is ALWAYS on time! She is a busy mom of 3 with a full-time job and a photography business... the term "superwoman" is an understatement. Check out her website and book a session; tell her Jenn sent you!

AUDRA NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Some days are not easy, some days are really hard and sometimes it's not a day that is hard, it's a month, or months. For me, it was 3 months of unhappiness. I'm not ashamed in admitting it because we all get into ruts. I already toldja about my anxiety which of course played a large part in the unhappiness. What I learned though during this years' storm is sometimes we have to choose to be happy, it doesn't just happen.

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Some days are not easy, some days are really hard and sometimes it's not a day that is hard, it's a month, or months. For me, it was 3 months of unhappiness. I'm not ashamed in admitting it because we all get into ruts. I already toldja about my anxiety which of course played a large part in the unhappiness. What I learned though during this years' storm is sometimes we have to choose to be happy, it doesn't just happen.

No matter what was going on or what I was doing I just could not find pure joy in anything and I was so frustrated and mad with myself. I would go through spurts of crying and feeling really down for no reason. I have lived alone for a long time now and it never made me feel lonely but when I moved into my new place, which is very big and wide open it made me feel super alone. So I needed to play around a little bit with the "vibes" of the apartment to feel more welcome.

I am a firm believer in feng shui and how a room can literally make your mood. Since I moved in, my bedroom just felt off. I don't know why but it did and everyone that stayed over felt the same way. It just wasn't cozy, and not a place I wanted to be. So when my sister came we re-vamped the room and changed it around until we both felt more at home. And now I love the room and I love being in there.

Ok that was one thing I changed. The next, I needed to make more time for God first! I am not a morning person so waking up to read 3 pages of the Bible is not realistic for me. I do read the daily scripture on the Bible app but I know at night is my time for me when I can be quiet and read so that is what I do; no TV, no phone, just my Bible and a cup of tea and I read and underline what I want to take into the next day with me.

I have to do cardio everyday. If not, it makes me feel miserable. I don't go crazy, maybe a good 2-3 miles but I like going at night, at sunset and jog on the water around my house! It makes me feel calm. I do this and then have my cup of Aveda Tea every night!

I started to realize that even though these things made me feel better, they are mundane and repetitive and not going to make me happy… I just needed to wake up and decide to be happy everyday. I cut people out of my life who were not good for my soul. And with that it was like an anchor that had been holding me back was cut loose and I could be me again.

There are things that people are not going to like about us or things that people expect of us that we don't like. Me especially because I am a perfectionist have to remember not to let this get to me because if I do it will bring me down and drag me around. Remembering to do my best and do it with a smile is the best way to stay happy through repetitive days.

Now I am learning to find happiness in the mundane, everyday things I do! Like staying in and watching movies or TV shows for hours on a Saturday, my morning and night time cardio sessions and writing my blogs. 

Last words, don't take on the weight of the world, it's too much for you. I do this sometimes, I let the devastation of this society eat me alive but it's not me, it's not my issue and I cannot save the world, only God can do that!

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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You know you have 'em! Things you absolutely cannot live without whether it be a dog, a product or security blanket. What are some things you can't live without? Read mine here.

 

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  1. My dog. My Stella girl is 14 and I have had her for 7 years. She is still as sassy as they come. She thinks she runs things here. She likes wearing clothes, but not bows. She likes sitting with me on the couch NetFlix binging my romcom shows, and loves going for walks but only on her terms. She is my little BFF.

  1. Hot Tea. I have become infatuated with different types of hot tea. My favorites are Aveda and Traditional Medicinals. I like the hibiscus and sometimes make it into iced tea. Along with this, I am obsessed with my new Electric Tea Kettle . This baby plugs in and boils in minutes. It turns off when the hot water is ready.

  1. Amika Dry Shampoo and Texture Spray. I wash my hair ohhhh about once a week. I have blonde hair so it's quite dry (blog on this coming soon)! I love the smell, and the consistency these sprays give my hair. Yes they make it more dry but it's great for the 3-5th day on the last wash. I am linking them here. Be advised, if you like them on IG they sometimes have pop up flash sales where you can grab them for $13.

     

  2. L'Oreal Eyelash Primer and Telescopic Mascara. I have been using this dynamic duo for years. I have tried Dior Show and other high-end mascaras but this one is the best. I have a pet peeve with clumpy lashes. The primer thickens them up and the telescopic lengthens and widens the lashes. I have recommended to a few people who loved as well and are still using them.

     

  3. Press-on nails. Yep, I have been doing my own nails for 7 years. I buy them on Amazon. There is a specific way to do them though and I use superglue for the glue, not the pink crap they give you. I take one night every 2 weeks and do my toes and nails. Yes, these bad boys last me two weeks. HINT: File your nail before you glue to get the oils off your nails. The glue lasts way longer. Also, carry a glue with you at all times, when you feel one lifting throw on some glue. I get SOOO many compliments on my nails. Positives of this, it's cheaper and better for your nails. I cannot grow real nails, I tried. My anxiety won't allow it!

  1. Isotonix Daily Essentials and Aloe Powder. The aloe cured my acid reflux about a year ago. It helps keep my system healthy and it's delicious. The daily essentials keeps me going each day. My iso-cocktail is a shot of multivitamin, B Complex, OPC, and Calcium. I can't take vitamins in pill form, it makes me sick so these have been a life saver. They make me feel more energetic. I have cut way, way down on caffeine due to this as well.


What are some of your can't live withouts? Try any of mine, and let me know in the comments what you think!


XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Who's busy? We're all busy, right? This is the rat race we live in anymore. Always on the go, always in meetings or traveling. While this can be fun and keeps the paychecks coming, it is not my ideal day. So it made me start thinking, what is my perfect day? What would it consist of? Let's say money wasn't an issue, ever think about it… how would you spend the day?

 

Who's busy? We're all busy, right? This is the rat race we live in anymore. Always on the go, always in meetings or traveling. While this can be fun and keeps the paychecks coming, it is not my ideal day. So it made me start thinking, what is my perfect day? What would it consist of? Let's say money wasn't an issue, ever think about it… how would you spend the day?

Mine; I would do some things the same like waking up and going for a run or walk. This is my time to get my body moving and it really helps me feel good the rest of the day. Then I could really go two ways. Most people would say beach, I am sure. For me, while I love the beach and that could definitely be a great day I would say either a day on a boat or a shopping day.

THE BOAT DAY

Me, my best friend, a boat and a hot captain or two out at sea! So Marissa and I have this weird obsession with tracking sharks. Like, we do this laying next to each other on the couch and compare the sharks who have traveled the furthest haha. FYI I am deathly afraid of sharks, like it's my number one fear. But, this shark tracker we have is so interesting and calming. I know it sounds really weird, like who thinks tracking deadly sharks is calming? But I think knowing there is something bigger than you out there swimming around freely, makes me almost envious of them. So I think taking the boat up to see if we can find our fave shark, "YETI" a female white shark hanging around out by Sarasota.

Let me set the scene, drinks, tunes, wind blowing, laughs & a YETI sighting. I think ocean/gulf life is amazing. I just want to explore our coast a little more. When it gets cooler in the evening we break out some hoodies, watch the sunset and light a fire on-shore. More tunes, invite some friends, some drinks and no phones. Not very costly and super chill.

 

THE SHOPPING DAY

Let me set the scene, me, my best pair of running shoes, a Venti Starbucks Strawberry Acai and no credit card limit (of course someone else is paying the bill) at International Plaza. I would have lunch at Bazille because I love it there, and probably some cocktails because shopping is always more fun with cocktails. Then I would go home and change into something absolutely fabulous that I bought and meet girlfriends on the water for drinks and dinner. This ends with dancing, laughs and crashing in a giant bed at Opal Sands in Clearwater Beach. Now THAT sounds like the most perfect day!

 

What's your perfect day like?

 

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Since I know you guys LOVE learning about me, here are some of my favorite things, currently including song, food, place to shop & my favorite quote!

Since I know you guys LOVE learning about me, here are some of my favorite things, currently. 

 

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Tampa, FL

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Song: Foster the People, Sit Next to Me

Food: Currently on the macro's diet my favorite thing is chicken (boring) but also loving Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Ice Cream in PB & Cookies.

Drink: Hot tea; Hibiscus & Chamomile with Lavender

Alcohol Drink: Mich Ultra or Cucumber Vodka with water, lemon, lime & basil.

Place: Bathtub with a candle and a good book followed by a cup of hot tea.

Place to Shop: Well the last place I shopped was Nordstrom #Nsale but my favorite place to shop is Fab'rik in Tampa or Scout & Molly's Hyde Park.

Place to Eat: Fresh Kitchen

Book: Joyce Meyer Battlefield of the Mind seriously everyone needs to read this book to have a more peaceful life!

Show: I always fall back on my go-to's .i.e. Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill and always, always Sex & the City. But right now watcing Vanderpump Rules and Very Cavalleri

App: ColorStory to preview and edit Instagram posts.

Appliance: yes, I have a favorite appliance! Electric Tea Kettle.

Accessory: Wired Headband Wrap (I use around my messy buns for a cute 50s vibe), along with my Vintage Heart Sunnies.

Workout: Home workouts with PeachBands - you can go on YouTube and find quick work outs. Mine are as follows:

Crab Walk

PeachBand Pull with lunge

Jumping lunge (no band)

Front to back lunge

Jump Squats (no band)

Lifted Glute Bridge with Band

Plank with band on wrists moving wrists side to side

Tricep pulls

Product: Amika Texture Spray seriously the best! Look out for flash sales for 50% off on IG and FBK.

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

Quote: "Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason." -Carrie Bradshaw

XO, Cheers!
Jenn



 

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I hope everyone had a wonderful, fun and safe 4th of July! Holidays can be exhausting. We are running around, cooking, baking, picking up party favors and putting down the booze! It's almost like we need a vacation from holiday, right? Sometimes after weeks(ends) like this I need to just stop, regroup and get back to reality. I am a true culprit of a person who let's life get overwhelming before shutting down completely and realizing I need a break. Read more here!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Sunday! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful, fun and safe 4th of July; yes I know it was like two weeks ago! Holidays can be exhausting. We are running around, cooking, baking, picking up party favors and putting down the booze! It's almost like we need a vacation from holiday, right? Sometimes after weeks(ends) like this I need to just stop, regroup and get back to reality. I am a true culprit of a person who let's life get overwhelming before shutting down completely and realizing I need a break.

Once I do, the first thing I begin is a daily devotional. I have daily schedule when I read my devotional and scripture passages. When I wake up I do my Bible App verse and meditate on that for the day. At the end of the day I do a daily devotional (one of the four below) and a bible passage from my One Year Bible. I try to take one line from the scripture to take with me the next day. I practice that one line throughout the day to keep me living Gods way. Well, I try to! Here are some of my favorite devotionals.

EMBRACED by Lysa TerKeurst 

I fell in love with Lysa's words when I read "Uninvited" and am reading her book "Unglued" now. I connect on a personal level with Lysa and her words really hit home for me. She keeps it real, doesn't sugar coat anything and it's quite honest in her struggle with Christianity. We are not perfect, no one is! And it is good to know this woman of Christ is still working on herself daily.

100 Brave Days by Annie G. Downs

Marissa gave me this one for Christmas and I love it because each one talks about a different story how Annie was brave and helps you use it in your daily life. We are all scared of things but God never intended us to live in fear. Take the nerves and turn them into power, into art, into beauty!

Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer

 

Joyce Meyer was the first preacher I ever started listening to. She is so raw, so real and the Jersey girl in my loves that about her. She is not afraid to scare you, but not in a bad way! In a God fearing kind of way. In this devotional, it gives your strength and courage each day and to remember no matter what is happening you have to just give it to God and he will take care of it. If you are overwhelmed, overworked and stressed out take a deep breath and lay it all out there. It's funny because somedays I open a devotional and it is EXACTLY what I was going through that day. That's how I know this ish isn't BS! Can you say BS in a devotional post?

The Confident Woman Devotional by Joyce Meyer

This beauty is geared toward women and the challenges we face on a daily basis. Our lifestyles are different than men so we need different counseling than they do. Our minds are different too! Joyce digs into the daily lives of a woman and talks about slowing down, talking to God and the importance for taking time for yourself. I don't have children but I do work a lot and I know how hard it is to remember to stop and take time for yourself sometimes. We need to slow down.

I hope you check these out and love them as much as I do! They are a few paragraphs and really help to build you up and keep you going! 

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

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So, my full time job requires a lot of travel. I am on the road or flying somewhere about 30% of the time. I am a pretty healthy eater majority of the time and I am really good with portion control however, I do indulge a little more on weekends. While traveling, it can be very difficult to stay fit and eat right with all the happy hour cocktails, lunch and learns and dinners in different cities. I like to explore and try different foods in different cities so I don't hold myself back when I am traveling. The key is to stay on track while NOT traveling. Read more about my work outs, supplements & favorite place to order organic groceries to your door!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy summer lovelies!

 

So, my full time job requires a lot of travel. I am on the road or flying somewhere about 30% of the time. I am a pretty healthy eater majority of the time and I am really good with portion control however, I do indulge a little more on weekends. While traveling, it can be very difficult to stay fit and eat right with all the happy hour cocktails, lunch and learns and dinners in different cities. I like to explore and try different foods in different cities so I don't hold myself back when I am traveling. The key is to stay on track while NOT traveling.

 

Being that my birthday just passed (well two months ago haha) and it seemed to be a month of celebrating I am carrying a few extra LBs right now, I can totally feel it. It happens but I know it's time to buckle down and maybe detox for a few weeks. I do try to stay on a weekly workout routine and always, always take my supplements daily. You may not know this, but keeping up with your vitamins can help keep unwanted belly fat and extra insulation off. 

 

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First thing I do in the morning is put on my mixologist cap and shake up my Isotonix cocktail. I found these supplements last year when I was having horrible GI issues. I suffer(ed) from IBS and acid reflux. Since I have been on these products, I no longer have to take my reflux medicine and the IBS has subsided.

 

•           1 packet of medical grade Aloe this will help heal your entire GI system from the throat down! SAVIOR, seriously!

•           1 cap Isotonix Multivitamin

•           1 cap OPC 3 (amazing benefits. This is what helped my IBS. Also, my friend's cholesterol dropped 30 points in one month after adding the OPC 3 to her supplement regime).

•           1 cap B Complex (some days require one morning and one afternoon shot) this has lessened my coffee intake along with the MochaTonix.

•           ½ scoop powdered fiber (IBS!)

 

Shake it all up with the instructed amount of water and I take it down on my way to work. I can feel it work every day. I didn't take it until 2pm a few weeks back and I was draaaagging. As soon as I took it, it livened me up and I had way more energy for the afternoon.

 

The other two products I use are the digestive enzymes and TLS Carb & Fat Inhibitator. The enzymes are perfect if you have eaten a very filling meal or if your belly is super bloated. Take half, or a whole packet with some water and it helps digest that food sitting in the gut. The TLS product helps to curb your appetite. Take  2 before your 2 largest meals and it will help portion control. This along with cardio 4 times a week and 2-3 gym visits is how I maintain myself during my work trips. This allows me to indulge a little bit and not pack on the LBS!

 

I also found a great app to use if you cannot get to the gym or you are in a hotel and don't want to use their gym. The Nike training app or Swork It are great 15-20 warm up routines that really get the blood flowing. They have different work outs for different body parts or whatever you are looking for.

 

I also just started using Peach Bands. My sister sent me them and I love using them to workout at home or on the road. They are small so they fit in your suitcase. There are a ton of resistance band workouts on YouTube as well. I love that you can use them while watching TV or talking on the phone. All about multitasking!

 

As far as eating goes, I just started ordering from Thrive Market. They have all organic snacks and meals and are great for travel food. They have some great premade meals like quinoa and basil pesto that does not require refrigeration or to be heated. There is no MSG in this either. I take one of those and a travel oatmeal with me if I cannot get to food. For instance if I am at a 7 hour benefit fair without food, I will pack this and some organic popcorn and sweet potato tortillas.  I love Thrive because they deliver to your home, the prices are cut in half and you get $20 and free shipping off your first 3 orders!! Use the link above and check it out!

 

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XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

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