Jan 13, 2014

Monday Morning Inspiration + Photo Roundup

Happy Monday! I hope that all of you are doing very well! I am coming off of a very good weekend that was just what I needed before my final semester of graduate school begins. I knew that if I didn't have a good weekend before the chaos settled in, I would get burnt out fairly quickly given my Capstone course will require a lot of time and dedication on my part. Those of you who have been through a MBA program are probably more than aware of what the Capstone course is and what is entails. However, if you are not familiar...here's a snippet description. The Capstone course is pretty much my program's way of making me remember everything I have learned over the entire duration of my program and applying those concepts to solve an issue. This semester's Capstone course will focus on various non-profit agencies so I know I will find that very interesting no matter what client my team is placed with. In addition to trying to remember what I learned for the past nearly 4 years, weekly meetings with my team will commence that I am sure will consist of 2-5 calls per week (from what I have been told). Needless to say, after living life and going to work...this Capstone will take the little ounce of energy and brainpower that I have remaining. And at the end of the semester, I will finally get a piece of paper that will mean a lot to most people but to me...it will simply mean freedom. The end (for now) to a very amazing education journey! For some strange reason, I feel everything that has happened in the past few months has been in preparation for this. With how emerged I became in social media and my YouTube channel, I would not have been able to mentally prepare myself for what is to come. As I mentioned before, life was truly passing me by. 

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MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION


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PHOTO ROUNDUP

I have consistently been working out for a minimum of 3 days a week. My goal is not to lose weight as I am a very healthy weight for my age and height. But, I would like to develop more lean muscle...which will lower my body-fat percentage. My Monday-Wednesday-Friday morning workouts consist of 30-60 minutes of cardio, core workouts, squats and light lifting (between 10-15 pounds for each arm). Peep my new hot pink workout pants from Under Armour! Super comfortable! And I sleep in my workout clothes now which makes it even more easier to hop right out of bed in the morning and get my day started!

On Saturday before heading to meet my girlfriend for lunch! We met at Grand Lux Cafe and it was absolutely yummers! The best parts were being able to catch up with my friend and us sharing a peach cobbler!





Babe and I had date night this weekend at Fireside Pies. We normally go to the location in Grapevine but this week we went to the one in Plano located at the Shops at Legacy!


I realized last week fully that my bun has made a comeback! If you remember, last February (2013)...I cut nearly 5 inches off in most of my head and 2-3 inches in my bangs. My hair has flourished ever since and I could not be more pleased with the results.


Bun day continued! Btw, I have been using castor oil on the edges of my hair since it has been thin since I was a kid. I know that it is hereditary so the results have yet to be seen. I will keep you posted on that. Although my hair was up, I didn't pull it too tightly because I dont want to cause friction at my hair line. 


I think the following four photos were from the crazy weather we had all over the US last week! It went from 14 degrees...to 19 degrees...to 40 degrees...and then topped it off with 73 degree weather this weekend. Absolutely cray!