Search Here

Monday, October 7, 2013

I'll be back

I really want to turn this blog into what I originally wanted, which is a way of me to keep track of my progress with pole and my nutrition. 

With that said, I just wanted to post real quick letting everyone know that I am taking a break and will be back once I have my pole installed. GET EXCITED.

XO Lauren

Thursday, October 3, 2013

86,400 Seconds In a Day - The Plank Challenge

After realizing just how many seconds are in a day, I have no excuse whatsoever not to do this challenge.
86,400 seconds is a lot of time.
I can seriously squeeze in a few seconds a day to work my core.

I saw this challenge on Laura's Blog, Live.Run.Sparkle today and had to share.
She originally found it on her friend's blog,  Be Silly Be Strong.
Yay for blogger friends :)

I'll update you occasionally on how I'm doing.
 I know this will really help me with posture, pole, and just about everything else.

You have no excuse; we all have 86,400 seconds in a day!
XO Lauren

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pole On The Way and Progress vs Perfection

OMG guess what!!!!
I ordered my pole yesterday.
I am so beyond excited to play on it...I'm about to burst!
Remember this? I miss it so much!

I have been thinking a lot lately about the difference between progress and perfection.
When I started working out, I really just wanted the most beautiful body in the world.  I was going to look like a model after every workout.  I would come home after an hour at the gym and lift up my shirt and be so disappointed.  The love handles and pooch hadn't been replaced with rock hard abs.

If progress was perfection I would have been so happy.

I think this is the reason people have such roller coaster diets and fitness routines. 
If you expect perfection, the amazing progress you have made will be blurred by disappointment.  If you expect perfection, you won't be happy.  If you expect perfection, you will never get there.

Let's be happy about the little accomplishments.  Soon, they will add up to your biggest dreams.
You will no longer want to be perfect; no one's perfect. You'll be happy being you.

Moral of the story: Work for progress, there is no such thing as perfection.
Now go sweat, make progress, and feel sexy.

XO Lauren

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Cut My Hair and Saving Time and Money

So last night I got really fed up with how dry, and basically dead the ends of my hair were.
I ended up cutting off like three inches, maybe four.  I was too afraid to measure.
I don't know if you noticed, but I'm going blonde.
It is killing my hair.
I'm dealing with it.

Sassy duck face
So I haven't decided yet, but I really feel like I could save a lot of money by getting rid of my gym membership.
I pay $40 a month ($480 a year!) to go lift weights when I could buy a set for a fraction.  Like this cute set on amazon for only $26:
Super cute colors
I waste gas to get there.
Sometimes I don't even go.
To me it just seems like it is a waste of time and money.
I have been attempting to work out at home, focusing more on body weight since I don't have weights to play around with yet.
Do you think I will lose all motivation to work out if I don't have to go somewhere to do it?
Will I even pick up the weights if I have them at home?
Maybe I will leave them in front of the TV.
Maybe boyfriend will come up with a way to rig them to the TV so it will only turn on when I use them :p

XO Lauren

About Lauren

My photo
Wisconsin, United States
I created this blog to track my life. After graduating college with a B.S. in Food Science, I moved half way across the country for a job. Life has really changed since college, I'd say for the better. I have taken up some new hobbies and I'd like to bring you along on my journey as I learn and struggle through it all. Please feel free to contact me [] with comments, jokes, pictures, really whatever you want to share with me. Enjoy!