GL Gets Fit {weekly update #2}

I will do this routine before every shower: 50 jumping jacks, 5 pushups, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers, and 30 second plank.Hi Loves!  Week two – I’m maintaing and only worked out two days last week.  I’m not going to lie or sugar coat it, but I have worked on having better snacks around – lately I’ve been on an apple kick so have at least one a day.  I love snacking on fresh fruit and it takes care of my “sweet” cravings.   Now I need to get back into working out on a daily basis.  Its hard with a roommate in a small apartment but I’m working on it! Continue reading

Quick Look – Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

Hi Loves!  I was getting ready the other night to go out with friends and grabbed this palette.  I started off with my Maybelline color tattoo in “inked in pink” as a base and then played in the palette!  Basically I chose a rose gold color for the lid, a milk chocolate brown for the crease, and a cranberry color for a liner.  I followed up with mascara and was done.

I like how it turned out and wanted to share it with you!

GL Gets Fit {weekly update #1}

plank challangeHi loves!  My first week of doing the Plank Challenge is over – I didn’t know if I would make it but I did!  (YAY!)  I’ll admit the first day was horrible – I could only make it 10 seconds at a time, but day 2 I could make it 20 before crashing to the floor!  I’m sure I’m quite a sight trying to do my daily planks, but either I’m figuring it out and getting a little stronger or doing it wrong! :)  I’m going to say I’m getting a tiny bit stronger each day!  I sneezed the other day (thanks allergies) and ab muscles hurt – I’m taking it as a good and hilarious sign!

Weekly update – I gained 1 pound.
No excuses, it was eating out a couple times with friends and splurging on really delicious and really unhealthy things!

I’ve realized to keep myself focused on the end goal – I need to weigh in every morning.  I’m only going to track once a week but this helps me put a number on what I’m working towards.  I gained a pound…gotta reel it in today.  Or I lost a pound…keep on keeping on!

I’ve also got to go shopping and pick up some more healthier snacks since I’m out.  Lately I’ve been on an almond kick.  Speaking of health eating –  I’m also terrible at eating my veggies.  Seriously…I hate vegetables!  Unless they are raw and with dip!  My goal through this process is to try new foods.  Slowly and try finding veggies that I like or can at least eat!

Since a couple of you asked about the plank challenge I included the graphic that inspired me to jump on the challenge.  I’d love to hear if you’ve tried it, or in the middle of it.

After the first week – my trick is to put on some good music to distract me, tv and silence makes me watch the timer too much.  Music gets my focus elsewhere.

Thanks for reading along – hopefully next week I’ll have better news on on the pounds gained/lost front!

Have a great day!

Weekend Pedi ~ Plum w/ Gold Flecks!

PicsArt_1407091266242Hi Loves!  When I did my nails over the weekend – I also shopped my stash for a new pedicure look.  I love Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear #190 in Posh Plum.  Its vivid, has a little shimmer in it, and lasts for quite a while on my nails.  I wanted to put some glitter on my toes for a change and picked up Sephora Formula X’s Out of Sight on Clearance a while back for $3 so put the two together and this is what I came up with! Continue reading

Weekend Mani ~ Purple & Turquoise!

PicsArt_1407192655659Hi Loves!  I’m back with a new weekend mani!  This past weekend, I was putting some nail products away and realized I wanted a fun and summery manicure.  I achieved this manicure using Sally Hansen Hard As Nails #770 Rock Bottom and Sephora By OPI in Not Your Average Turquoise.

I’m not a fan of the purple because its very sheer – this took 3 coats and I can still see through it.  It also flakes really easy on me, but I didn’t do this manicure for it to last, I just wanted something fun!

I would say for a day or two, this is alright but this formula from the Sally Hansen hard as nails line is not one of my go-to’s for a lasting manicure.

What do you think?  I love it, but am a little frustrated that it won’t last very long!

Thanks for dropping by Gracious Luck today!