The Whole 30 Intro… Welcome to your new and improved bod…

Sooo, I’m not typically the, “New Year, New Me” kind of person. However, I stumbled upon this incredible program three days ago. The Whole 30 challenge is not a diet, but a body reset. Over the last 6-7 months I have gone to the gym 3-5 times a week. I have seen great physical changes, but I still feel that my body isn’t running as optimally as it should.

While continued weight loss is my goal, my ultimate desire to complete the Whole 30 program is to get healthy from the inside out. This will be my first time doing the Whole 30, so I do not know the in’s and out’s of the program just yet. I will continue to read the book and start tomorrow, January 1, 2018. 



 

If you would like to join me, I welcome you! The book can be purchased online or in bookstores. Over the next 30 days I will be vlogging my experience. Get ready for raw and honest feedback. Good days, hard days, opinions and etc. I can’t wait to have a healthier and happier year! As mentioned, I will be posting a new video about every week. Keep checking back in to see my progress and thoughts along the way! Love ya’ll and hope you and yours enjoy this new year and every one that follows 

Trainer and meal prep chef:

Jalen Holmes

IG: JalenHolmes6_

Website: www.JalenHolmes.com

Purchased book here

 

The Blogery x FiyaBomb Holiday Giveaway …

Hey Guys! This Christmas I am hosting an amazeeeeballs giveaway with my girl, Fiyabomb. YES, the one and only! I am super duper pumped for this giveaway and I know ya’ll will be too!!! This giveaway is only being hosted on the Instagram platform, so all participants must have an active, public Instagram account. Please look below for the instructions on how to enter this giveaway!



 

🚨 Giveaway Time 🚨

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1 lucky winner will receive a custom work of art, created by the amaze; Fiyabomb!| Watch our video and learn more about why Fiyabomb and I teamed up to do this Giveaway! ✨

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All you have to do is follow the simple steps below! 📝

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1.Like this vid!

2.Follow myself (@TheBlogery) and @Fiyabomb

3.Tag a friend in the comment section below

4.Page must be public

5.Bonus entry if you repost this vid and tag both @Fiyabomb and myself, @TheBlogery

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Again, please remember that this post is meant for Instagram. Please go to my IG account, TheBlogery, and follow the instructions on the post on my account regarding this giveaway! The winner will be selected one week from today (December 18th)! You are going to LOVE ❤️ the beautiful work of art you are going to receive! Good luck and can’t wait to name the winner next week!

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…


 

So here it is… I’m a girl. I’m a girl who works a 9-6, Monday – Friday. I travel a couple/few times a year, when I can. I am not loaded with money, not even close {yet}. I’m a blogger, but not a super famous one {yet}. I hate the job that I work and find it excruciatingly hard to wake up 5 out of 7 mornings a week. I snooze my alarm for at least 45 minutes before I drag ass out of bed and stumble into the bathroom. BOOM, I just debunked the social media myth that I live this super cool amazing life. Right? Because that is pretty much what everyone on social media does. They make their lives look 10 times cooler than it actually is. Well, today; I am not going to be that person.

 

Today, I am going to be the person who admits that I want my life to be different. I am going to be the person who lets you into my thoughts for a minute, so stick with me. I promise to try to make this clear and cohesive.

99% of the time, I stare at myself in the mirror for about 10 minutes. I don’t really know why. I am not really admiring anything, because I am not Beyonce and I don’t wake up like this…

I think it’s more of a, “What the F are you doing, Taccara?!” You were meant for so much better than this. You’re not meant to sit behind a desk, unless it’s the really cool one in your room that you blog from. You’re not meant to be typing all day, unless you’re finishing the book you started almost 1.5 years ago. You’re not supposed to be depositing thousands of dollars a week for a company that doesn’t even pay you a quarter of that deposit. You’re supposed to be doing what you love, what makes you happy.

Like, all a girl wants is to travel more than I am home. All a girl wants is to make bank and do whatever the hell she wants. All a girl wants is to not have to clock in anywhere other than her next dinner reservation, preferably at a spot that has the best tacos or pizza. But, ya know.

The craziest part is, that it can all be a reality. I just seriously have to figure out how. I’m 27 going on 28, but hey… apparently better late than never. So anyways, getting back to ogling myself in the mirror. One morning, two weeks ago, I thought to myself… Until I figure out what I am going to do to break free from slavery, I have to find something that wakes me up; that motivates me. Then I thought about how happy I get when I walk into a dressing room with cool sayings written on the mirrors. Like, “Hey there gorgeous”, “You look fab”, “Show Stopper”, and  “Cutie with the good Booty” {my favorite}.

I immediately grabbed my phone, went to my trusty Amazon app and ordered cool mirror markers. Thanks to my Prime membership, the markers arrived in two days and I created a little spark of Morning Magic for myself…

{Shared bathroom with my brother}

It might seem silly, but let me tell you, I already feel a little bit more of a pep in my step. It’s like that little boost of motivation. Feel all the feels! Reading those words aloud, make me say more words aloud. It’s been said that there are power in your words. Some of the most successful people will attest to that. I believe that words have power and can manifest in the natural realm. Sometimes, it’s just hard to muster those words. It’s something small, that can lead to something big. I believe that starting my mornings off with powerful, meaningful words, will help to change my situation. Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed in lots of ways and do find joy in my life; I just want to make it better.

Here’s to everyone on their life’s journey. Here’s to being happier. Living more, living freely. Here’s to breaking the mundane, ordinary life. You have to start somewhere, no matter how small or silly it may seem. Take a look in the mirror, speak powerful words into your life, let’s all watch how our lives change.

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Watch My Beauty Counter Review!!!

Hey guys! I was asked to do a review for a few products from the Beauty Counter cosmetics line! This is an AMAZE line, as they are natural products. Putting the truth back in to beauty one product at a time. Below, please find the link to my Beauty Counter representative to purchase all products featured in the video and many more!



Lauren Rae- Beauty Counter Consultant:
http://www.beautycounter.com/laurenfi…

As always, thank you for watching, subscribing and sharing the goodness <3

Self Love is the Best Love…

Self love. What is self love, really? We hear about it, we see campaigns about it; but do we really grasp it? In a world where so much of the population is fake and becoming more fake by the day, we stray further and further away from who we really are as people. We are so “selfie” obsessed (myself included), but do we really LOVE ourselves?

Today’s post isn’t all that long, it’s really thoughts that were going through my mind and I hoped that someone, anyone, could benefit from them. I am not the beauty standard. I am not 5″11′. I am not a size 00-2. I do not have a chiseled face of the gods. I do not have the perfect nose. For a long time, those things really bothered me.

Instead, my boobs are more than a handful. My waist is not 23″ around (far from it). I am 5″7′. My thighs would give thunder a run for it’s money. My face is round. Parts of my skin are uneven in color. I have a few tiger stripes, because who calls them stretch marks anymore!? So, it’s funny. A lot of the things that I wanted to change about myself, are now the things that I really like best. Don’t get me wrong, I believe I have improvements to make, but regardless I love myself. The love I have for myself is beyond the surface.

I am trying to get back on the road of health (gym and proper eating). I won’t lie, it is really hard for me. For the last few months I haven’t really looked in the mirror without clothing. Going straight from my showers to my room, not allowing myself to look at my body in the mirror. I am quick to judge, always over critical about myself. Today, I decided to get in front of the camera and take some pictures that showed “some skin”. It’s not a lot, but it is a start. There is one picture in particular that I was afraid to post. It shows my chunky monkey tummy, but oddly enough, it was my favorite picture of the bunch.

I encourage every girl and guy to embrace themselves. The thing that you dislike the most about yourself, start saying you love it. The power of the mind is such an incredible thing. Let’s fade away from the fake and artificial and get back to the love that we once had for ourselves that is rooted so deep, under all of the dislikes. At the end of the day, you have to be good with YOU. Give a big ol’ hair flip to anyone else who has anything negative to say. Because really, they’re haters anyway 😉