Sephora Spring Bonus Event 2018

I love when Sephora comes out with their Bonus Events! It is a great time to stock up on some of the necessities, PLUS treat yourself to some new items that you have your eye on. Along my weight loss journey, I used to treat myself to new makeup products A LOT. This was my go-to “reward” when I hit certain goals or milestones. Setting small goals along the way, and treating myself to new items helped me stay on track and keep going. I would often times get a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette, or even just something small like a fun new nail polish color, or face mask. Being a makeup lover can be hard, especially when a different brand every day is coming out with something new. But when Sephora has sales…it helps you feel a little less guilty about treating yourself. I wanted to give you my top picks from this sale and share with you some of my favorite go-to items that I love stocking up on, as well as some treats that I have had my eye on. I wanted to just share a fun post with you guys and again share more of me and more of my passions, and makeup is one of them. Before we get started on my top picks, I am going to leave all event details for you guys so you have all the info if you choose to shop too! If you do pick up some goodies,…

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It’s Never Too Late for Happily Ever After but It Starts with Self-Love

              Today I am heading off to watch two friends get married and I am so excited!  I love weddings and watching the celebration of love.  It is safe to say that I just love, love!  There was a time in my life where I dreaded going to weddings and I thought that no one would ever love me for me.  I know weddings can be hard for others too and they can make you feel alone, sad, and left with a feeling that you will never be able to find that kind of love. “love will never find me” I know what it feels like to feel alone and that no one loves you.  That no one can possibly love you for you.  For me, I thought that love would never find me because I was not good enough.  I was too “fat” and who would ever want to date a fat girl, let alone get married to one.  I used to think that until I lost weight, or changed my personality ( I am kinda shy believe it or not) and just completely changed who I was that I would be alone forever.  Because who could ever love me? I am not alone The sad part of this is that I know I am not alone in thinking like this.  The amount of messages and comments and emails I get from others telling me that their weight is holding them back and…

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Energy Drainers- Things to ditch NOW to be successful on your journey to lose weight, get fit or just live an overall healthy life.

      “The secret of change is not to focus all of your energy on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates The way we think and feel has the power to control our mood and how we get through the day. If we wake up in a bad, negative space, chances are we are just going to call it a bad day and we will continue to be in a negative and unhappy place all day long.  We may not always be in control of the situations around us, but we have the control and the power as to how we are going to respond. Our mood can also determine how we react to situations throughout the day.  Our actions and how we treat others, including ourselves can sometimes be affected by our mood as well. There are things in life that I feel drain me and my energy and there are definitely things that I can allow to control my mood. So I am doing my best (I am still a work in progress) to ditch these negative energy drainers so that I can take back control and be the one in charge of how I feel and the mood that I am in.  In order to live a happy and positive life, it is important to be aware of things that can be draining to our physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Sometimes the things that may be stopping us from living our…

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Extreme Weight loss; The Ugly Truths || The Things That Nobody Wants to Talk About

Extreme weight loss.  Losing weight.  Beginning a new chapter of your life, starting a new journey, deciding to become the best you that you can possibly be.  We all hear others talk about how we can be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do.  We are told to follow our dreams and that anything is possible.  Often times, especially on a weight loss journey, we are told: “just do it.”   Part of having success is having a plan.  How can you be successful if you don’t know how to get there? I know people don’t like talking about the hard stuff or the stuff that may not be so pretty along the path to success or following our dreams.  But I think these hard moments are just as important as the pep talks and the “you can do its.”  The fact of the matter is, that losing weight is so much more than just losing weight.  It can get messy, complicated, scary and lonely.  It can take you down a dark path and make you feel lost and alone.  So what are some of the ugly truths of weight loss that I feel are so important and helped me become who I am today? Excuses…everybody has them and uses them as to why they can’t lose weight Yes, I made a bunch of excuses and justified to others and to myself why I would not and did not want to lose weight. It is…

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