Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July nail tutorial!

Hello heartbreakers! When it comes to the holidays...I'm all about celebrating with fierce themed nails. So I thought I would share my simple video tutorial on how to get this patriotic manicure! I actually posted the video to Youtube last year and forgot to share it on my blog...silly me. At any rate, it is here now lol. Check out the video below and don't forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and etc. so your friends can look hot for the 4th too! Also, tag me on social media if you decide to post any pics of your work. I'd love to check it out!

Video Tutorial:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Juice Fast day 26!

Well, Well, Well...today is day 26  of my fast. Yipppppy!!!! Okay, as you can see I am extremely happy that day 30 is just around the corner. This will be my last weekend on this fast...whew! I am not really craving pizza or anything today though. Probably because I know the end of this journey is near lol. This week has been okay. As discussed last week in my 3 week update video, I decided to cut back on juice. For breakfast I have my usual 32 oz. and then for lunch and dinner I do a diluted version of half juice/half water. This has made it easier for me to get all of the juice down without wanting to vomit. Plus, the scale is moving at a decent pace.

In other news, I have talked hubby into doing a mini fast over the weekend with me. This should be fun! I wanted him to see a glimpse of what this journey has been like for me. So he will be fasting tonight(Friday), Saturday, and Sunday. He is looking forward to it because the juice tastes good. However, it is harder than it looks. And hopefully he will realize how hard it has been for me. Of course three days isn't long at all. But I think it's enough for him to get a little taste of the fasting life. Ideally seven days would provide a closer glimpse of the fasting lifestyle...but there is no way he could do that. He is already very skinny, so that would be too dangerous.

I will keep you posted on how the hubby holds up lol! Happy Friday folks!

Juice fast week # 3 update

Check out the video below to see how week 3 of my juice fast went!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Juice Fast Day 20!

Hello heartbreakers,

It has been a few days since I posted a blog about my juicing process. So far, I have still managed to stay food-free. I've had a few temptations, and often think about food. However, I will say this weekend has been the easiest so far. It always seems like as soon as Friday comes...the cravings for pizza come right along with it lol. However, I have been fine this weekend. I'm not going to lie, juicing sucks. At this time I have sucked it up, and I am just waiting for the time to pass.

I am having a hard time getting down my lunch and dinner juices. I typically make a version of the popular "mean green" juice recipe. It started out okay during week one. But by the time I got to week two, it was getting old fast! It makes me feel like I am drinking pickle juice. The weird thing is....I actually like pickle juice and drink it when I am feeling queezy. But this taste like the worst possible pickle juice or something - idk. Maybe I am going delirious at this point lol! I literally gagged and almost vomited just getting down my lunch juice tonight. Sadly, I still have a 32 oz. one to drink for dinner tonight. I honestly don't know how I can get this down without throwing up.

The good news??? Well, I only have 9 more days as of tomorrow. So after tonight I will have 18 more disgusting lunches/dinners left. The breakfast ones are actually good though. Still, I can't wait to eat again. Luckily, I am mostly craving healthy foods. Luckily...

Juice Fast Update + Weigh in (weeks 1 and 2)

Hello guys! So, if you are subscribed to my Youtube channel you probably already watched my update videos for weeks 1 and 2. But for those of you who missed them, they are below!

Week #1 Update:

Week # 2 Update:

Monday, June 10, 2013

Juice Fast Day 8

Hello heartbreakers!

at 11:52 a.m.

So, the last time I posted here, things were a bit shaky. Friday was the worst day yet. However, I made it through! I was also a little miffed Saturday when I weighed in 1lb heavier than the previous day! I decided to go for a walk and increase my water intake. I had been slacking on my water intake for about three days at this point. I think I went down to just 4 glasses a day instead of 8. Never again lol!

It is now day 8 of my juice fat...but technically one week (since I stated last Monday). Today has been great so far. My husband has been able to eat around me here and there, and it hasn't made me crazy lol. For the most part, he keeps his meals out of sight though.

As always, I woke up and weighed in this morning! I won't reveal how much I am down just yet...but it will be revealed in a video/vlog later today!

Oh, and here's what I juiced for breakfast...it was divine!

  • 4 oranges
  • 1/2 of a grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • about 8 carrots

Friday, June 7, 2013

Juice Fast Day 5

It's day five of my fast! It's been a pretty decent day so far. Of course I still have urges to eat "normal" food...but I am not going to do so. I don't really know if the urges will completely go away. It's a little hard today because it is Friday. My husband and I normally get a pizza and watch a movie every Friday night. And if we are not doing that, we are going out to eat...or to the drive in movies with a fatty meal in tow.

While doing this fast, I have realized just how much we (people in general) center things around eating. When we go out with a friend or coworker....it is usually to grab a bite to eat. Family outings normally include food in some capacity as well. And pretty much any date you go on will have some type of food or refreshing beverage there. I realize that I now associate doing certain things with eating. I associate watching movies with eating. I associate watching certain TV shows with eating because hubby and I like to watch them during weekend dinners. And even worse, I associate those movies and shows with eating specific foods (normally fatty ones like pizza, subs and etc.).

So now, every single time we watch one of our favorite shows I crave the things I ate pre-fast. Pizza has been the worst craving. Part of me thought about retraining my brain and body to associate healthy eating. So perhaps I should drink my juice while watching the shows, checking FB and etc. That way, I will begin to associate relaxing and happiness with eating healthy versus associating it with eating a greasy pizza during my favorite show and getting an endorphin release.

That's what this fast is about, right? Detoxing and hitting the reset button on my mind and body. One thing that has kept me strong is knowing I cannot afford to quit now. I am sooooo out of shape and something has to be done. It really helps to see  the number on the scale going down every morning.
Focusing on the end result is very helpful.

Another helpful thing was taking a "before" picture.
Sometimes it is hard to truly see how much our bodies have changed. For me, it's a true reminder or why I cannot give up on this fast. Honesty is the best policy, and sometimes we can be a bit out of touch with the reality until it smacks us right in the belly and thighs face. I encourage women to be honest with themselves. Am I ugly? Not even close. But I need to get to a place of true physical happiness. And right now...I am just not there. Hopefully I will be closer after finishing this fast, and establishing a healthier diet!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Day 3 of Juice Fast

At 9:56 a.m.

So I woke up today earlier than usual...but feeling slightly tired. I have yet to get the burst of energy that so many juice fasters mention. I've heard it takes a week or so for that to take place. I feel a little buzzed if that makes any sense, Kind of out of it.  I tried an amazing new juice recipe for breakfast. Since breakfast is supposed to be fruit heavy, I loaded that sucker up with some delicious tropical flavors.


  • Carrots(about 8 small/medium)
  • A handful of blueberries
  • One lemon
  • About half of a honeydew
  • about an inch of ginger root
  • 1/2 of a pineapple
  • 1 peach(without the pit)
  • 1 whole beet

I Started my 30 day Juice Fast!!!

So...I told you guys last week that I planned to  start a juice fast on  6/3/2013. And as promised...I did lol. As of today, I am on day three of the fast and have lost 3.6 pounds(yay)! It has been a very interesting experience so far. I didn't really realize how much of a role food played in my life.

 It was hard to sleep the night before - almost like it was Christmas Eve. The day before starting my fast I had pizza, sushi, and ice cream. I wanted to go out with a bang. Especially since once the fast is over, I will have a new/healthier diet.

On day one I woke up really happy...and terrified. I was soooo afraid of being without food. I didn't know if I would feel starved. By Mid-Day I found myself feeling verrryyyy nauseous. After drinking my lunch juice, I felt better.

On day two I found myself unable to stop thinking about food. Everything reminded me of food. It didn't help that nearly every commercial on TV was food related...ugh! There were times when I got so frustrated. I had to just focus on the journey. I can't give up!

I will update you guys on day 3 in the next post! 
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