This is a hard post for me. I have been extremely lazy about working out this year. I had been swamped with work and blogging, and I was just exhausted. One of the first things to go was the gym. I just didn’t have time. Besides the fact that my body obviously did not stay in shape, I noticed a huge change in my mood. You know the whole endorphins thing (think Legally Blonde)…well it’s true.
The past few weeks I have been working with Trainer Kelli through the Level 212 Fitness App. I’m starting to see some progress already, but I think the biggest change is that my mood has improved! I feel happier and like I have more energy. I always thought I would get more tired if I worked out, which happened at first, but overall I feel much better and have much more energy during the day. I also sat down with Kelli this week and we went over how important wellness in all aspects of our lives is to our health! While I am working out with her app about 3 times a week right now, I am adding some wellness components to my training. My project for this week was to make a list every night of the things I like about myself. Surprisingly and sort of sadly, this was really hard for me. But as the week has been going on it’s getting easier. Which is also why I decided to do this post.
When I first got these photos back I did not want to post them. I am not in shape. I am soft. My arms aren’t toned and my jeans don’t fit right. I have always been small, but there is a big difference between being skinny and being in shape. I have struggle with being unhappy with how I look for a long time. I have tried extreme diets and I have gone about “getting skinny” in some unhealthy ways in the past. With Kelli’s training plan I am hoping that I can adopt some healthy ways to get in shape! I hope this will be motivating to you guys as well! So I decided to still post them because I am trying to have a healthier view of myself. I don’t need to continue to dwell on or list all of the things I dislike about my body, but I can work on improving them. This is where I am starting. This is a good motivator to get back in shape and improve myself as a whole. I think being able to feel about myself mentally is just as important as keeping my body healthy and in shape. I can’t wait for you guys to come along on my journey and see the results!
Now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!
Albion Fit and I are giving one of you the chance to win your choice of leggings from their site! Enter to win on my Instagram (@kristinrosedavis) by following the instructions there! But if you want some extra entries follow along on these as well:
Hey Utah! Have you heard of Ella Bloom Boutique yet? They are located in Lindon adjoining Ella Bloom’s salon. So you can go in an shop adorable pieces and swim while you get pampered! I love this casual dress because you can totally wear it as a tunic too! Visit their instagram to see it styled like this on my cute friend Abby!
If you’re NOT in Utah, don’t worry because you can shop their page and they will ship! Lucky You!!!
Enter on my instagram today @kristinrosedavis (around 11 am) to win a gift card to shop Ella Bloom! Good Luck!
Two, my sunglasses are from RAEN Optics. RAEN is an individualistic, classics inspired, handmade eyewear brand that values uniqueness and authenticity. Their passion is to create superior optics that present everlasting style.
And three, be sure to enter the giveaway on my instagram (@kristinrosedavis) to win $75 to shop at Downeast Basics! This dress is so comfortable and perfect for summer. It’s lightweight, has pockets, and is a fabulous deal!
If you guys follow me on snapchat (@krdavis33) you probably saw me talking about the juice cleanse I did with Just Organic Juice last week! If not, then you missed out and you should follow me. Haha! Jk! But honestly, I loved it! I felt so much better afterwards. Today I am giving away a one day cleanse on my instagram! (@kristinrosedavis) So make sure you enter!
Now I just wanted to talk to you a little bit more about the cleanse that I did. I did the Hard Boot 3-day cleanse. It’s their signature and most popular cleanse. The “Hard Boot” Cleanse will flood your body with live enzymes, vitamins and minerals, give your body the digestive rest to clean house, and help you shed those extra pounds.
Here are what the juices in this one are:
(1) Green Envy: Red Apples, Spinach, Celery, Parsley, Ginger, Dandelion, Cucumber, and Pear
(2) Greatfruit-n-Mint: Mint and Grapefruit
(3) Roots: Lemon, Celery, Dandelion, Beets, and Carrots
(4) Clorofeelgood: Spinach, Romaine, Parsley, Kale, and Green Apples
(5) Just Beet It: Lemon, Ginger, Beets, and Carrots
(6) Almondelight: Vanilla Bean, Dates, Filtered Water, and Raw Almonds
I LOVED the Grapefruit one and the Almond. I was craving it by the end of the day. I struggled a little bit with the Beet ones, but they are actually not too bad since they have Lemon and Ginger mixed in.
Are you as obsessed with Kingdom & State‘s swim line as I am? This print is life! You need one asap! I finally got to wear mine while I was down in California for my birthday! That trip was not long enough. I need the beach closer to me. Let me know if you know of a way to make that happen for me. Please. Thank you.
Also, I literally can’t stop wearing these necklaces from Truly Kustom. They are PERFECT for layering! And it’s your lucky day! I am giving one of the chevron necklaces away on my instagram @kristinrosedavis today too! Look out for it!
One of Gentle Fawn‘s new colors for this season is Mandarin and I absolutely love it! The ‘colors of the year’ are very light and pastel and while I love them at certain times I’m not really a pastel girl. Give me a bright pop of color any day! I also love the cut-out detail on the back of this blouse.
Have you guys seen Albion Fit‘s Wanderlust swimwear this season? It’s their best one yet! I love love love all of the colors and prints this year. And are you dying over this bow on the back of this suit? Because I am!
Make sure to head over to my instagram (@kristinrosedavis) because I’m doing a GIVEAWAY for you and a friend to each win a swim suit! You’re gonna need to enter this one!
Also, how gorgeous is the Mandala Tapestry from Lady Scorpio 101!? Every Lady Scorpio Mandala Tapestry is designed to create good vibes & positive energy. A Tapestry is a heavier, decorative textile created to be used as a wall hanging, or wherever your creative soul desires. Mandalas can help relieve Tension & Anxiety, and can also stimulate Creative Thinking. In many cultures, the mandala is often used as a symbol for meditation, protection, wholeness & healing. It can be seen as a cosmic diagram that reminds us of the world that extends both beyond & within our bodies & minds. In each dimension, this symbol appears in all aspects of life: the Celestial circles we call Earth, Sun and Moon, as well as our circles of friends, family & surroundings.Each color & symbol within the mandala is believed to represent all aspects of life. Visit her site to read more about what each symbol and color means!
Ok, so today is my birthday and I wanted to give you guys a little present! These capris from Airabella Active are possibly some of the cutest and most comfortable leggings I have tried on in a while! They are so soft! I love the color! So to thank you for being such awesome followers look for a GIVEAWAY on my instagram @kristinrosedavis in the morning! But if you just can’t wait because these pants are so cute, you can get 15% off your order by using code: airabella15
This photo shoot was so much fun to do! I got to help out with a project that LC Photography was doing and it turned out so cute! It was pretty much just a party! I love this idea with the balloons so much!
I also love this dress so much. Of course it’s from Gentle Fawn, and it’s on sale now!!! It was originally part of their winter/holiday collection, but the white lace makes it perfect for spring, or even Valentine’s Day!
Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $500 shopping spree on US! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 2/24. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!