Lately I have been obsessed with anything & EVERYTHING CAMO! Yes I love it enough to deal with everyone’s jokes about not being able to see me. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve found, CHEERS TO FALL :
Over Sized Camo Sweatshirt
Camo Button Down Blouse
Camo Lounge Pants Lounge Sweatshirt
Camo T-Shirt Dress Camo Mini Skirt
<a href=”http://At Attention Green Camo Print Tee – Lulus” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Camo Print V-Neck Tee <a href=”http://Rank and Style Green Camo Print Long Sleeve Top – Lulus” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Long Sleeved Camo Tee
Grey Camo Workout Tank Coal Camo Align Workout Pant
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Have you ever heard the saying you are the sum of the 5 people closest to you? The 5 people we spend the most time with influence and shape our lives much more than you might think. Your mindset, success, and interests are all affected by these people which is why it is so important for you to be picky about who you spend your time with.
Surround yourself with people who you would like to be like and remove those negative or toxic people from your life. It’s essential to your health, happiness and success. Find people who challenge you mentally, befriend the person who makes it to spin class every week, the family chef or the super mom/dad from down the street. Look for mentors who you can learn from and who can guide you, those who have achieved things you would like to also achieve. One quote I heard that has stuck with me is don’t take advice from someone who has not already done what you want to do. They might be between you and where you want to me but they have NOT made it.
Really when you break it down it is common sense. Muscles need to be tried and tested to grow in the gym we lift weights and break down our muscle so that it can rebuild stronger, by surrounding yourself with these people who challenge us we grow and learn and become the best version of ourself. If we live in this comfort zone and we are complacent we can never live up to our full potential.
I don’t know about you but my biggest fear is not taking advantage of my capabilities and the gifts I’ve been given. I want to become the best friend, mom, sister, wife etc. (insert your goals here!) There are books We can read and Ted Talks and YouTube videos and tons of other resources but the most influential is the people who are actually in our life on a day to day basis. Choose wisely.
For those that don’t know visualization is one of the most powerful things you can do with your mind. In a book I recently bought they talk about the law of attraction and how it is the strongest force in the universe. For some people visualizing things comes easy. From a young age I realized I was what most people call a ‘dreamer’. For a lot of others this creative side doesn’t come as easily and a more structured way to do this is a vision board.
NBA players and olympic athletes even use this visualization practice to help perfect their game. Our cheer coaches used to make us lay on the mat and play the music and have us envision hitting our routine perfectly. After 2 run throughs of visualizing we always improved dramatically or hit a perfect routine.
Why does visualization work you ask?
The neurons in our brains that transmit information see these visualizations and images and interpret them as real life. Our brain then creates new neural pathways that set us up to actually complete these tasks in real life. It also instills a confidence because we have seen what it looks like to achieve these goals.
Creating a vision board is to help you materialize your dreams and bring them to life. When you make your vision board it should not only be things that you want but it should also mirror the way you want to feel. I picked a few different goals in life and highlighted them on my vision board. I’m big on family so I included pictures of happy families that I hope to have one day. I want to travel a lot and picked a few of my tops places I want to visit someday. I want to be able to have a home office one day to be with my kids but still have a job where I can earn money and help support my family, so I included a photo of a home office. There are no rules and you can put whatever you want on your vision board!!
After you’ve completed your vision board put it somewhere you can see it EVERYDAY! Mine is above the bench where I get dressed every morning. It helps me start my day off right and on hard days it reminds me of why I do what I am doing.
Something I’ve changed up recently is my water intake! I’ve always been THE WORST when it comes to drinking water throughout the day. The only time I can remember drinking enough was at cheer camp because we were forced and it was HOT working in the sun all day.
The recommended amount depends on your weight, take your weight divided by 2 and that’s how many ounces you need to be drinking in a day. I account for my workouts and increase my water intake during vigorous workouts.
I know a lot of people say you’re “supposed” to drink a gallon a day regardless, but a lot of your water actually comes from your food. I promise your body will get used to it and you won’t be running to the bathroom every 5 seconds after a week.
The results I’ve seen just from one small simple change has made a huge impact on my energy, my skin, and strangely enough I feel like I definitely look leaner than I did before. Maybe not carrying as much water weight? Whatever the reason I’m not complaining one bit. I remember the first week I started this change I had text one of my gym friends that I felt like I could run a marathon after an 8 hour work day. I never thought I would be the person who could wake up at 5 AM and get to the gym before work but now I can sometimes make it. Lol. Better than never right?
If you’re like me Sunday music is what makes the entire day. It sets the whole mood and makes everything that much dreamier. It’s the icing on the cake of my favorite day of the week. Don’t ask me to play Drake on Sunday either because you’ll never see it.
Here’s a link to my Sunday playlist for Apple Music :
The link for Spotify is here :
Yes I’m high maintenance okay don’t judge.
As you all know I love to travel, but one thing I think that holds a lot of people back from traveling is the cost. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t always have to be as expensive as you think it is. I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks from doing a little bit of research to get the least expensive flights, now if only I could find the time to travel. Lol.
I started out by just following a few local accounts that post flight deals. I was fascinated that there was cheaper prices out there because I had just thought they are what they are. One of these accounts was @flightsfromhome. Mostly all their flights are from SLC Airport.
One resource I use a lot when looking for a flight is GOOGLE FLIGHTS! It’s super simple just type in google flights in your search bar or click here and it will bring up this page.
Next you pick the dates for your flight.
Then pick your destination & it will bring up a list of flights for you to choose from.
Its THAT EASY.
A few other websites I use are:
Skiplagged – sometimes it just has cheap flights, others it skips a leg of a flight to get you the cheapest price. A few things to remember about this app is if the FINAL destination is international whether you get off before you leave the country or not you have to have your passport. When you pick a flight with a skipped leg you cannot check your baggage you have to carry-on otherwise it will end up at the final destination & you will not have clothes.
Hopper – you can put a search out for a specific destination & it will alert you when the prices drop. It also lets you know if they think the price is the cheapest it will get or if you should wait to purchase.
I posted something on my instastory a few weeks ago about accomplishing another goal of mine. My goal was to get my credit score above 800. I had a few people reach out to me after my post asking how I did it and how to build theirs. Let me just say I was hesitant to make this post because I thought people would think I was bragging, but a good friend of mine gave me the push that I needed and if you don’t like it, leave.
When I first started trying to build my credit I was so confused on how to build it or why I had to put myself into debt to build it. Not everyone has parents who help teach them & we all know the school systems failed us in real world skills so hopefully this helps & let me remind you I’m not an expert. I started by getting a small car loan. If you are paying your parents and the loan is in their name, GET IT IN YOUR NAME! Get on your own insurance. Get on your own phone plan. Start making your own monthly payments. Taking on debt and slowly making your monthly payments proves that you are capable of paying someone back. We start small and next time you will qualify for more. Opening my first credit cards was the next step.
BEFORE YOU DO THIS :
- Research to find the best card(s) for you. Ones that you can keep long term because closing accounts is not a good thing.
- For me I found a card that has really good cash back benefits but a higher interest rate because I never carry a balance on this card which means that I buy all my regular stuff that I would use my debit card for but I just pay it off each month so I get the cash back rewards but never interest.
- I also have a really low interest not really any benefits card that I use for emergencies or larger things I might not be able to pay right away.
- Another card that works great for me is the best buy card, I love it because they have deals where you have no interest for 2 years or 1 year different things like that. I purchased my camera on it and re-calculated what my payments needed to be to pay it off before I started getting interest charged.
- Set boundaries for yourself. Do not let yourself go past the limits you set for yourself & keep a level head because it’s not free money you have to pay it back. Trust me when I say I learned from watching other people’s mistakes & its not fun to dig yourself out of a financial mess.
- Always make your payments on time. Set up bill pay. Set phone reminders. Automatic payments are amazing. Whatever you need to do.
- There is an ebb and flow when it comes to building credit which means your credit score will go down when you open a new credit card or when you get a new car loan but on the back end of things when you’re paying it back it will grow your credit far beyond where it was prior.
My last and final tip….
DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT KARMA APP
It will assess your situation and give you tons of stats based off of your current situation it looks at your total number of accounts, credit history, credit card utilization, payment history etc. If you’re not sure where to start with looking at cards, it will have suggestions for you & other things you can do to improve your credit. They make everything super easy to understand & color coordinate from Red on the bad end to orange, yellow, light green to dark green which is good. Shout out to credit karma for helping me reach my goals!!
*I decided to add one section explaining why building your credit is important especially when you’re young. INTEREST RATES. Being 21 I think a lot of people are surprised by the car I drive but for me it’s a super easy payment to make and one of the things that plays into it is that I qualified for the lowest interest rate they even make for car loans. Another benefit is being financially set up for those of you who want to get married or start a family one day. I have a high enough credit score I could buy a house when that time comes. I promise it will pay off and save you money by building your credit!!