Will Sweatpants kill your relationship?

She has her hair fixed, make up on, a shirt that shows her stomach just a bit. She is at least trying to make the sweatpants look cute and I think she pulled it off!   http://www.thisnext.com- image

OK so I a while back now Eva Mendes made a statement about sweatpants being the cause of divorce. I have been wanting to blog about it but just keep forgetting! Well not tonight baby! People all over the country flipped out on Eva and she apologized. Ryan Gosling came to her side and said it was a joke and for everyone to lighten up.

Why did she have to apologize? I 100% get what she was saying! She isn’t saying that wearing them once a week or wearing them with make up is going to destroy your marriage. What she is saying is that when a man comes home everyday to find his significant other in sweatpants, hair or teeth not brushed and just pure sloppy it is unattractive. It is okay to do this every blue moon but a lot of women get stuck in a rut and they stop trying. I wear sweatpants or yoga pants…um actually as I am typing this I have my husbands grey sweatpants on and a black spaghetti strap shirt sans the bra I DO have make up on and my hair is in a low side ponytail so I still look a little cute! I don’t do this all the time so it is no big deal but there are people out there that just stop trying. If you are going to wear the sweat pants everyday even after I told you not too then AT LEAST do the hair and makeup thing and put some really sexy underwear on!

Men and women both stop taking care of themselves. They let themselves go. Everyone stops eating healthy, stops working out, stops dressing nicely and just become slobs. When you met that man or woman of your dreams they weren’t slobs! All the sudden we stop caring for ourselves and then the other person stops being attracted to us and then they start looking elsewhere…..ding ding ding YOU GUESSED IT…DIVORCE. Sweat pants are okay! BUT do not wear them EVERYDAY! Wear a tight shirt, put on make up, fix your hair, and for goodness sakes please brush your teeth. This is a pretty reasonable request! I mean really! 

I am always one for dressing up but I always dress differently! Some days I am dressed super professional, others I may be a little hippie, or country. I swap it up a lot! Why not have fun and dress so differently, you only live once! I like dressing differently because it also gives me different “rivers”. I feel different when I dress different! There are a lot of different sides to me and so I feel that I can express them all through my clothes!

I understand the love of the sweat pants but I also understand that not taking care of yourself and making yourself look attractive can definitely help kill your relationship. So tonight when you get home from work don’t reach for those sweat pants grab some cute comfy short shorts and a tank top…while you’re at it spritz some perfume on, brush your teeth, throw on some lip gloss, and your mood will change as well as your husbands looks towards you!

I have said it a billion times on here!

Trust me and Eva ditch the sweat pants tonight! Tell you significant other for me…..your welcome!

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This is my Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Thanks to the hubby for getting me my own pink boxing gloves a number of years ago!

Yeah I fight with pink boxing gloves in real life and the boxing gloves are pink in my mental fight too! Doesn’t matter the color – it’s the fight that counts!

We are all fighting. Fighting for different reasons for sure but we are all still fighting something. People are fighting cancer, different diseases, depression, drugs, addiction, alcohol, abuse, relationship issues, weight issues, emotional problems…the list goes on. It may be big or small. Somebody can be fighting for their life from cancer and somebody else can be fighting for their life from depression. We feel small sometimes and want to give up…..and some of us do. We give in and we are defeated. Then there are some of us that keep fighting. We may have a moment of defeat but then we get right back up and keep fighting. We keep going and we don’t stop. We are fighters! We keep going even when something is trying to stop us or pull us down.

Keep fighting!

Dig deep when you start to doubt or give up……..YOU STILL HAVE A LOT OF FIGHT LEFT IN YOU! 

Below is the link to the youtube video if you haven’t heard it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc

 

Lyrics Below:

“Fight Song”

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I canmake an explosionAnd all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this timeThis is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
And I still believe
Yeah I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Now I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

30- Day Leg Challenge

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Anybody wanting to score a nice set of legs and buns may want to try this 30 day challenge!! Thought it looked good and can be done anywhere! No excuses!! Anybody can do this! Come on!

Ok if this doesn’t make your mouth water – I don’t know what will!

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Look at all of these fruit infused waters! I am drooling!! They look so delicious! Stop drinking the cokes and unhealthy stuff and start putting good things in your body! Crap drinks lead to a crap feeling and crap body! Drink something that will make you feel better! Try some fruit infused water!! The water is free and when you make a big pitcher you don’t need that much fruit! So it is a cheap and healthy drink!

thanks berry for the image!

UPDATE!!!!!!! SHAKE IT UP!

 shakeology health shake with superfood ingredients

image from shakeology.com

UPDATE: Okay so I tried Shakeology a few weeks back and I was not impressed! I did it for an entire week and I also had my husband try it. For some reason it gave me heartburn and I didn’t like the chocolate flavor. Russell thought the flavor was good. I didn’t see or feel a difference from it. It was like any other protein powders I have used and Russell agreed. I called and had them refund my money. The guy I was talking to said he loved it and saw a difference but that his brother didn’t. I think if you are an unhealthy eater or new to the protein shakes you will see and feel a difference. I however eat healthy and have used protein powders for quite some time. I will not be buying this again but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it if you are interested! HEY, anything that gets you going and feeling good that is great! It just wasn’t worth the money for me! As for the decrease in sweet cravings I saw maybe a 10% decrease so a slight decrease but not much of one!

Hope this helps those of you on the fence about it!

Shakeology – What is it? Basically its a protein shake packed with superfoods. It boasts it has more than 70 nutritious ingredients. It has been around for 6 years now.

Let me say this first I am not one to buy shakes for meal replacements or go on their fad shake diet! I have always made smoothies and protein shakes at home for a quick breakfast or snack! 

I have looked into Shakeology before but never did it because of the price! Holy Cow is it expensive, $130 plus $15 dollar shipping for 30 shakes – a 1 months supply! This makes each shake a little less than $5 dollars. I know that eating healthy is expensive but DANG! I have always just made my own smoothie/protein shakes! BUT the more and more I thought about it I decided to plunge in and try 1 month of Shakeology after the baby! So I decided why not? They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee! I am so exhausted with all the feedings, lack of sleep, my body repairing itself, all the other boys, and work still needs me here and there that finding quick nutrition that is healthy is hard in the beginning. I also thought look at all the vitamins and nutrients that are in it unlike my normal protein powder – that would definitely help my recovering body and lack of sleep self. I thought what is it going to hurt?  AND let me say this ….WHY I want to try it ? Strictly the VITAMINS and other nutrients in it! THAT is the only reason!!

NOW, let’s get this straight! FIRST off I am not a beach body coach – I don’t plan to be one because I believe exercise comes from everywhere and I won’t JUST promote beachbody – I promote all healthy things! SO I am not trying to sell Shakeology by any means!!! NEXT, I am trying this simply because I need a quick healthy shake that I literally just mix water or almond milk and the powder and go! My smoothies take a couple of minutes longer and sometimes those few minutes are precious in the beginning! THIRD, I thought the nutrients in it would help me out the first few weeks of recovery – much better than throwing whatever I can find down my mouth! PLUS, The carbs and sugars aren’t terrible so I can have this while watching my sugars get back to normal and not have to think about it quiet as much!

So I was going to get Vanilla so I could mix the powder with some recipes I have for my protein shakes BUT I decided to go with Chocolate because I really need quick and simple right now!

Okay so am I working out with this? Not right now. I just had the baby and won’t be cleared until 6 weeks to exercise and usually I have to wait 2 to 3 months before I can start doing any jumping because my body for some reason acts up when I do too much jumping. So once I am cleared at 6 weeks I will take it slow, elliptical type workout, bike riding, light weights, swimming, etc… Around 8 weeks (that is usually my magic number on healing) I will pick it up a good bit and throw in some high calories burners a couple of times a week!

I will update you all on how the shakes taste, do I feel any difference than drinking a normal smoothie or protein shake, etc.. in the coming weeks!

Click the link below to take you to the nutrition facts:

http://images.beachbody.com/tbb/shakeology/PDFs/Chocolate/shakeology_supplement_facts_chocolate.pdf

Quick Look = Calories from one scoop 160, Total Fat 2, Sodium 150, Fiber 6, Sugars 6, Carbs 17 – LOTS of vitamins

I compared the nutrition labels to quiet a few out there organic – cheaper etc.. and right now nothing has beat shakeology. NOW that is not to say I haven’t missed something out there. 

Click the link below to learn about shakeology: 

http://www.shakeology.com/en_US/?SHAKEOLOGY_CART_ID=0