New Fitness Blog!

Hey everyone, I decided to start up a brand spankin’ new blog for all my fitness related posts and needs! Check it out here: Petite Muscles

 

If you’re looking for any new workout calendars, progress photos, or anything fitness related- it’ll now be posted over there. :)

Thanks~!

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June 2013 Squats Challenege + My workout Calendar

Hey people!
What’s going on!?

I’ve gotten so interested and distracted by fitness related things, sorry for the lack of posts. I do have some in the works, I’ve just been lazy about it.

But anyway, before I post this months Squats Challenge, I just want to say I kind of don’t do them any more. Don’t get me wrong, squats are great- Buuuuuut, the workouts I’m doing now pretty much incorporate a lot of squatting exercises in them AND weights, so I’m over the challenges. If you want to stick to the Squat Challenge, good luck, I’m still rooting for you! :D And if you’d like to try out what I’m doing… Good luck! Hahahaha!!

Make sure you are eating right. I was complaining to myself about how I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted from Insanity (1 week left!! thank goodness- am debating on starting another round or going into P90x), and that reason is my fault for not eating properly the first month. I was still occasionally eating a lot of junk, basically whatever I wanted. I immediately changed that the 2nd month. I even stopped drinking alcohol. x__x
I eat lots of grilled or baked chicken/fish, hella vegetables and fruits, egg whites, oatmeal, TONS of water, and fruit/veggie smoothies. Yep, it’s all I eat/drink now. (Occasionally I’ll have a protein bar- I can’t afford protein shakes yet, and I can’t use my dad’s- it’s specially made for people with diabetes *sigh*)

And I’ve been going to bed on time now. 10 PM-ish, waking up at 5 AM-ish to run on my treadmill or neighborhood. You get so much more done when you wake up early. o_o

One more thing……. I’m not a freakin’ fitness instructor or anything like that. Consult your physician/speak to a professional fitness instructor before attempting these exercises. I’m merely sharing what *I* do and tips on what MIGHT work for you too.

Basic Squats Challenge Calendar:
JUN SQUAT Calendar

Squat:

Personal Workout Calendar:JUN Calendar

Tools Needed:

  • Dumbbells (should gradually move up to heavier dumbbells)
  • Treadmill (or jog around your neighborhood! I do this too. :))
  • Leg Extension Machine
  • Barbell + Weights (should gradually move up to heavier weights)
  • Intense workout program like Insanity, P90X, Brazilian Buttlift, etc (*cough*torrent anyone? *cough*)

Deadlift:

Hip thrust:

Leg Extension:

Dumbbell Squat:

Dumbbell Lunge:

Have fun, and don’t give up!

This shouldn’t just be a one time/month thing, it should be a lifestyle change~

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First Impressions: Iman BB Cream

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“Not worth the price.”

I’ve been wanting to try this out since I heard it was being formulated late last year. When it finally hit shelves, I couldn’t find it in any of the local stores around my neighborhood, and I didn’t want to order online. I went into Wal-Mart yesterday, and low and behold: BAM! It was there.

So I finally got a hold of some of Iman’s BB Cream!  A BB cream for women of color!? Fuck yeah!

Price: $20

Shade: Clay Medium (I almost got Clay Medium Deep)

Unfortunately… I’m  not very impressed by it so far, especially not to have spent 20 bucks on it. Eeeh..

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Before: Soo, me without makeup. Hella pale, skin imperfections, puffy under eyes

After: Brightened and more evened skintone, not much coverage, made skin shinier, made puffy under eyes even more visible -__- (and I filled in my eyebrows, I had to. Lol)

Well, these are just my first impressions. I just don’t feel like it makes much of a difference… and for it to make my skin shiny is just, urggh.. Not good. I already have oily skin, so that’s the last thing I need.

I suppose it would be fine to wear if I’m just running out to the store, doing errands. I guess it does look nice for a “Fresh face” kinda look. Granted my skin already feels smooth, this BB cream still makes it feel nice. And I can’t “feel” it sitting on my skin (where as some foundations are heavy and you know it’s there). So that is all a plus.

This is what my full face of makeup would usually consist of:

BB Cream

Concealer

Foundation

Setting Powder

Eyebrow pencil

Liquid Liner

Eye shadow

Mascara or False Lashes

Lipstick/Lipgloss

Bronzer

(Circle lenses? Does that count hahaha)

 

 

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And here I’m only wearing:

Iman’s BB cream

Concealer

Setting Powder (I just can’t with the shininess!! Dx)

Eyebrow pencil

Mascara

So, I’m going to keep it on all day/night. I’ll report back later to let you all know how this BB holds up. I’ll even workout in it haha. Maybe I’ll like it better when I use it more often. It’s suppose to improve my overall skintone over time (days, weeks, months), so I’ll be watching out for that too.

Again, these are just my first impressions.