Month: September 2013

Saving pennies= earning pennies

As a girl who got her senior prom dress from Ross (jewelry borrowed from a friend, might I add), and wore her sister’s homecoming dress from the previous year, I can safely classify used as a thrifty gal.
Granted, in both of these situations I was flat broke, but even when I do have a hefty amount in my savings account I like to keep it there.
I love having nice stuff, but hate spending my hard- earned money.
I’m sure about 90% of the population can agree with me on that one.
I love a good sale (“good” as in 90% off, not 20% off.. sorry, military discount ain’t quite cuttin’ it!).
I’m all about the bargains (outlet malls, Marshall’s/ TJ Maxx, definitely thrift shops!), and you know where to find me: at the back, dissecting the sales rack.
The jeans in this picture are Rag and Bone (originally close to $200), and I managed to get them for a little less than $30 thanks to an awesome back- to- school sale, and tax- free weekend, might I add! Steal of the day, say whaa?! (Not literally though! LOL)
Who’da thunk; I was actually able to buy something from Saks faith Avenue. Ayye movin up in the fashion world!;)
Excuse the shallow post, just wanted to post somethin’ fashion- related in honor of NYFW ayyyye!

**my sister writes scripture verses in expos on all the mirrors around the house, which explains the writing that covers the following pic.. I actually thought it looked pretty ballin’, TBH!



Plank Perfect

I’m SURE I’m not the only one who constantly finds myself wishing I had more time in the day so I could exercise more.
By the time you take into consideration changing into workout clothes, putting off showering/ getting ready until afterwards, not to mention the exercise itself, it often seems that a good chunk of the day has disappeared.
Which is why I’m all about these at- home, multi- tasking exercises; you don’t need a gym membership to crank out push-ups and sit-ups or to get up and run around the block.. Just a little self- discipline is all!;) {and time of course, as I was just saying..}
I’ve recently found myself “too busy” to even squeeze a run here or there, but I have been keeping up with some daily basics; bicycle crunches, leg raises, PLANKS. I’m all about the plank. You feel the burn right away (=see the results soon after), and it’s really not bad if you’re skimming through Pinterest or texting a friend mid- plank ( I use this on chair sits too- keeps your mind off the pain!).
Plus, EVERYBODY can afford 2 minutes out if their day, no matter how busy.
Which brings me to my planking challenge for this upcoming week (after then I may add on, or else continue with this simple challenge for the month).
>>60 second forearm plank
{switch directly; no rest or dropping knees}
>>60 second straight arm plank (is that the correct term? Push-up position, basically!)

Not bad at ALL, but your arms and abs will thank you!:)
Plus, it will get so much easier each day, as your muscles are strengthened.💪
So who’s with me? 2 minutes a day? I think even I can handle that;)