Ballet beautiful

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Have you heard of Ballet Beautiful? No?! Well, let me introduce you to my latest discovery I accidentally stumbled upon. Ballet Beautiful is a ballet-inspired fitness. You know, I have always been envious of the girls who did ballet, and to tell you the truth still am a little. I have never been thin and long enough to do ballet, but I now can pretend while practicing bridge and arabesque on the mat in my bedroom all in the name of a good-looking derrière. Ballet Beautiful is beautifully hard; it burns in all the right places and ...

Light

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It's cold, you guys! And the colder it gets the more I think of how much I don't want to wear 456,098,987... layers. Winter took us by surprise here in Colorado, and the temperature dropped about 30 degrees overnight. I now feel like an icicle most of the time. I don't really like to look like a burrito, as tons of layers don't look good on me, but the question is how does one dress light but stays warm in the winter? A couple of years ago my mom sent me a wrap. To be exact it is a traditional Russian ...

The hair story

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The problem with growing long hair is it takes a lot of care. I used to wear my hair short for ages; it was super simple and easy. My hair is curly and can be a bit unruly, so a good blow out is the way keep it tamed, it tends to break in the winter so I cover myself in a good conditioner and a hydrating shampoo to keep it moisturized, and my hair stylist Jesse made me get oil to keep the ends healthy. Growing out hair isn't without its corks. About a year and a half ago I ...

The dog

I have a dog! Can you believe that? Well, my boyfriend does, and since we live together, I kinda have a dog too. He is a big boy, a total slobber machine, but very cute. Let me tell you a little bit about Houdini, the Great dane. He has two beds - one in a living room, one in our bedroom. No, no, no, he doesn't sleep on our bed, he is not allowed. He has his own bed - an entire love seat that's only his. He lives a life of a king, really. Whenever we aren't home he ...

Tempted

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Oh, I am tempted. Almost every day. It just I am learning how not to give in. There is a great book called The Power of Habit. It is a total game changer. Read it! It will tell you all the good things you should pay attention to when your brain is tricking you into a habit-like behavior. When I started my first Whole30 in June of this year, it helped me to stay the course although temptations were around every corner.

Food is a big part of our life; therefore, we have emotional attachment to the foods we eat and that is why it can be incredibly challenging to give up certain foods. I am sure you get that, but how does one not give in when an Almond Mascarpone Croissant is staring right at you? Life can be so tough without freshly-baked baguette. You cannot even imagine! So the book: Every habit is created through a three-step process: cue, routine and reward. Here is how it looks for me…

Moody

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With the onset of November and post-Halloween sugar funk that came over me this past weekend, my body has been wanting to be lazy. All. Weekend. Long. The temperature dropped and the winter’s cold scent is wafting through the air, which makes me want to be even lazier. Sunday morning I dragged my feet into a yoga studio at 8 a.m., and my body was just not having it. Rarely I feel moody, but Sunday was the day.

I am a big believer what we eat makes us feel more or less inclined to be active. Our mood is directly related to what we feed our minds and bodies through what we read, watch, eat, and the exercise or the lack thereof we let our bodies have…