Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Weight Loss Goal Rewards

6. 30lbs - A tattoo!!

I stepped on the scale the other day to find that I've lost an even five pounds so far. Yay! In honor of this great achievement, I thought it'd be a good time to share my list of rewards for each 5lbs lost. I'm super exciting to work my way through this list!

My last, and biggest reward is to get a set of two tattoos. One word on either side of my ribcage. They'll be my first (probably of many) tattoo ever. I'm hoping to get it in July or August of this year, so I've got a lot of work ahead of me! 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy (Belated) Valentines Day

{dress//Pitaya :: scarf//gift :: cardigan// Lace Affair :: belt//thrifted :: shoes//Dansko :: hair bow//Hot Topic}
These are some very late Valentine's Day pictures, but none-the-less, I hope you all had a great Valentines Day! Mine was fantastic. My friend Rachel and I hung out for most of the day, and had a great singles-celebration day! We went out for tea + lunch, and then went back to her house for ghost shows, Asian food and chick flicks with her roommate, Tessa. It was the best Valentines Day I've ever had.

I'm a total sucker for friend-love. I love hanging out with people I love, giving hugs, gifts, ect. My best birthday was my 15th, and it was completely due to my friends and family's thoughtfulness. So having my two best friends plan and spend the whole day with me was amazing. I've been so blessed with a bunch of really great friends in the past few months.

Hope your 2014 Valentines Day was amazing too!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Running Playlist

A few weeks ago I started working out regularly, and I've really started to enjoy running. In my experience, music really makes all the difference between a great workout, and a so-so workout. Here are some of my favorite songs to help really dig deep and make it a great workout. (Can you tell I love dub-step music? Lol!)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Simple DIY Exercise Headband

I've been regularly working out for the past two weeks, and even though I've found some decent work out clothes, and bought a decent pair of running shoes, the one thing I was still seriously in need of was some good headbands! I mean, if I have to work out with my bangs in my face one more time - and bobby pins just aren't as stylish/comfortable. I tried googling "diy work out headband," and found some really pretty ones made of fabric and elastic, but I wasn't up for the challange right now. All I needed was something simple to keep my bangs back. Then I remembered this DIY bandeau top from old leggings that Kate of Skunkboy Creatures posted last spring, and I decided to try something similar.

It's definitely not the most adorable thing, but it's simple and easy and cheap - all you need is an old pair of tights, a pair of scissors and ten minutes and you can make a dozen of them! So far it works great, and I'm really pleased with the result.

Here's what I did:

1. Gather up an old pair of tights (colored ones work great!) and a pair of scissors.

2. Cut off the bottom toe part of your tights.

3. Cut a strip 2 1/2 - 3 inches wide.

4. Repeat until both legs are gone.

5. Stretch out the strips.

6. They'll be wider, and the edges will curl in.

You're finished! You can let the edges curl up, if you want, but I like the look of them nice and wide.

I wore this for my workout yesterday and didn't have to fiddle with my bangs at all. It held everything back perfectly without slipping or letting anything escape. I'm completely in love with it!