5 Ways To Wake Up & Instantly Feel Like A Boss…

If you’re anything like myself and can’t stomach the thought of waking up any earlier than 12 pm (joking, at least 11 am) then it is probably one of hardest things to wake up for work or anything else really. Most people wake up looking like Patrick from Spongebob (a big blob-like character,shame on you for not knowing.) You may feel groggy, disinterested in going to work, and rather be doing ANYTHING else on the planet besides getting ready for work. Have no fear, The Blogery is here! Here are some helpful hints to put a pep in your step… enjoy!

::Step One::

Get out of bed. I know this sounds simple, but as I just mentioned this is actually very hard for some people! Work with us here, we really are trying. Once your feet have touched the floor move on to step two

::Step Two::

While brushing your teeth, (or hopefully brushing your teeth) start thinking positive thoughts. Pending on how much you like your job, mmmm this can be kind of tricky at times. Try to envision a great day! See yourself getting alot accomplished, completing those files that have accumulated on your desk, be the top salesperson, deliver an amazing pitch to your boss and other important higher-ups, throw that newspaper directly on someone’s yard, hand someone their coffee with a smile, etc. I think you get what I’m saying, once you start to do this it will become habit. Much easier said than done, but you got this!

::Step Three::

Incorporate morning meditation, stretching, exercise… something to get your blood going and some energy into those bones! We’ll call it morning movement, as anything is progress right? So put on some soothing music, roll out the yoga mat, or dust off those old running shoes. This is a must according to people who are very successful. They swear by waking up at least an hour earlier than you should and doing the above mentioned. Let’s all try this to be a little bit more “boss-y” 😉

Click here for 10 quick morning exercises

::Step Four::

Make a healthy breakfast! If you’re also like me when it comes to cooking, then you know this just probably ain’t happenin’ and you’ll probably want to pay attention in just a few sentences. For those of you who cook and/or have the time to, make something yummy! Your body will thank you and it will be the fuel you need to wake up! Just downing some coffee won’t cut it and it’s not the healthiest thing to skip out on breakfy. All you non cookers, now you can tune back in. Make a delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothie! They taste great and believe it or not, keep you full. Add some protien powder to really step it up a notch! Get creative and make a different smoothie for every day of the week.

Click here for super yummy, quick, healthy, creative smoothie ideas

::Step Five:

Remember, that while Jesus (or whomever you believe in) loves you dearly and doesn’t care what you look like… the world DOES! Please remember this… and I’m not just saying this because I carry the “vein gene”, but because your physical appearance does mean alot! They say first impressions are everything and it’s true. Like it or not, we live in a society where looks mean just about everything and you will be judged accordingly. So please, take the extra time to get it together and look in the mirror before you head out. I mean really, who is most likely going to be taken into consideration for a very high position/high paying job…

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This is not only for your professional life, but in your personal life. When you look good and put together, trust me… you will feel like a boss. Because hey, not even Queen Beyonce woke up like this…


::No shade Bey, just sayin’::

So while this may not be as instant as coffee, with practice you too can make yourself feel like a boss and eventually become one! Think it, believe it, and make it come true in the physical realm. If you are happy being someone else’s employee, then be the best damn employee you can be! If you hate it (like me) then get a game plan together and make it happen (as my dad always says.) Dream big and never let anyone tell you NO. No one gets to tell a boss no 😉

Got Waist? …

Well QUICK…get rid of it! Having a waist is sooooo 1990! Only insanely gross people who don’t care about what they look like have those! *gag*

So, unless you have been living under a rock for the last year… you probably know what a “waist trainer” is. You may possibly own one, know someone who does, know someone who is thinking about purchasing one, or has been sent to the hospital from wearing one. Either way, you know what it is.

Waist trainers have actually been around since the early 16’th century, it’s true… everything in fashion always comes back around!  Anyway, this is what women tortured themselves with back then to cinch their waists.


Charming, isn’t it? A few months ago I decided to purchase one of these said waist trainers and see what all the hype was about. After suffering daily for 8-10 hours (the reccommended dosage) I felt like I could not breathe and I was left with insanely deep marks all over my tum. That was just day one…they say to wear it for a minimum of 30 days to see at least “2 inches fall off your waist.” While I love the idea of dropping 2 inches from my waist, I quickly decided (after about a week or so of consistent use) that this shit was not for me. I was also left with bad bruising that took over one month to fade away.

We get so caught up in celeb endorsements, quick fixes and crazy weight loss gimmicks *myself included*…that we don’t even stop to think about how realistic what we’re doing may be. Had I of stopped and really thought *hmm,will wearing this chinese torture device daily really shrink my waist permanently?* I would be $150 richer, yes I just said $150…shoot me, I know. Let’s also keep in mind that the Kim K’s of the world shovel out massive loot and under go multiple surgeries to look the way they look. While they may wear these crazy ass things, that’s not how they achieve or maintain their shape.

At the end of the day most experts and doctors will tell you that it is dangerous for your ribs and with extreme usage, the internal organs of your body. Welp, looks like the only real solution is dedication in the gym and the kitchen. *Duh, Taccara*

::If you still don’t believe me:: click here to read this article posted by friends over at Women’s Health Mag.

Don’t be like me in the picture below…all sad, miserable,hurting and hungry *cue feed the children music*. Ditch the stupid waist trainers and have a pizza! Welllll, I guess not the pizza part if you’re trying to lose weight, but seriously don’t “waist” your money on these things! Say it loud, say it proud…





Your Daily Dose of Morning Joe…

So this morning I will be bestowing upon you more knowledge of the magical powers that are…..TA-DA, coconut oil. *Ooooo, Ahhhhhh* oil-pulling

I am lucky enough to have a brother who has fully immersed himself in all things health and fitness related. He is a certified personal fitness trainer and health consultant. About a year or so ago he passed along this little nugget of gold that has changed my life for the better. That little nugget of gold is none other than Oil Pulling. I have been oil pulling for at least 6+ months and love my results. I used to suffer from TMJ, sore/bloody gums after brushing my teeth and horrible pain around my wisdom tooth area. Since oil pulling all of the super annoying/terrible/horrible/can’t deal aches have gone away! Just likeeeeee, you guessed it…Magic. Another plus, it definitely brought my teeth up a shade or two. I mean, who doesn’t want super pearly whites ?!  😉


Doesn’t it sound amazing?!?! Best part is *besides the white teeth and amazingness for your body* is that it’s super simple. Just grab yourself a tablespoon of said *magic*, swish around in your mouth for 20 mins, then neatly dispose of the oil in a trash bag. It is very important you dispose of the icky oil in the trash, sending it down a drain or toilet will clog your pipes and lead to larger, more costly issues than poor oral health. (Or maybe just as costly, seeing as how a trip to the dentist costs an arm and a leg* Nevertheless, just follow those simple instructions and you’ll be a happy camper.

I PROMISE once you get done reading the article below… you will want to kiss my little round cheeks 🙂

Oil pull with me! I want to hear your feedback and the results you are experiencing…leave comments below! Happy oil pulling!

Thank you to my friends over at FoodMatters.Tv for the read…

Click here for the goodness

Click here to contact Jalen Holmes, personal trainer extraordinaire

::More healthy/happy to keep you looking and feeling fabulous::

Let’s Face It ::Nightly Edition::

Today  I received my first “requested blog post” from a follower. *Yayy, I have a follower requesting stuff after just one day of being LIVE*.. Ok nerd moment over, back to the request…

I was asked by a lovely lady what my night time routine is for beautiful, glowing, acne free skin. I for one think she is giving me way too much credit, as I myself still struggle with the occasional zit *hooray*. Nevertheless, I have a wonderfully amazing au naturale routine that is easy to follow and makes your skin sing “Happy” by Pharrell.

What You’ll Need To Grab

1.Young Living Essential Mint Satin Facial Scrub


Then scrub-a-dub-dub in circular motions like so….


Rinse off with lukewarm water and then proceed with step numero dos

2.Carrington Farms 100% organic extra virgin Coconut Oil, or any brand you’d like and Young Living Essential Oregano Oil 


Take a smidge of coconut oil and two drops of oregano oil *these little oils pack a punch,not much needed*


3. Apply this powerful, life changing mixture to Pete the Pesky Pimple (Yes, I just gave a super cute name to a pain in the ass cyst-like creature that pops out of your face.) Voila, after just a night, or so..pending on the size of that sucker, gone! Poof, vanished, finito, bye bye little guy!

The best part of all of this is that it is natural, so your totally dodging all the super harmful and chemical ridden pimple-be-gone products in stores. Leaving your skin supple, glowing, happy, healthy annnnd pimple FREE! The skin gods will be shining their light on you and the angels will be singing. You’re welcome 😉


Click here for Young Living Mint Satin Facial Scrub

Click here for Young Living Oregano Essential Oil



Drink up…


If you’re anything like me and your summer bod is not so…well, summer-y shall we say… No need to fear, water is here *dun dun dun*. Yes, you heard me. Apparently it’s as easy as drinking a mere minimum of one gallon per day. Not so hard right?

*Insert super sarcastic face here*


Now don’t get me wrong and go around quoting that only the consumption of mass amounts of water will make you shed 30+ pounds and have you looking super slim and svelte. I’m only a blogger, not a doctor. However, water is a great way to aid in the weight loss process. Water has so many great effects on the overall body. From skin, hair, detoxing your organs, giving you energy and elevating your mood, etc. Don’t believe me? Check out my friends at Greatist, who have this to say about water and the beautiful effects on the body.

I’m currently embarking on the 30 day water challenge and I invite you to try it with me. I was super motivated after reading this article in which a woman drinks one gallon of water per day for 30 days. Her results after the 30 days are truly astonishing (pics to prove it too!)

It is 1:42 pm and I am currently on my second bottle, this is a 33.8 FL OZ Smart Water bottle. Just a few more of these bad boys and I’ll be good for the day. One thing is for sure, you will increase your activity level just from the numerous trips you will be making to the restroom…but hey, I’ll take it where ever I can get it.

Until I make the dreaded next steps to the gym *cue horror music*… water will have to do 🙂


::If you are happy and healthy from within, you will sparkle on the outside. Unless you are my Mom, in which case you sparkle no matter what.::