Are you looking for a super convenient way to get your daily collagen supplements? You have to try Vital Protein’s Collagen Beauty Water! I’ve started drinking it every morning! It’s just a lightly flavored water! They have collagen that you can add to smoothies etc, but I love that this is so simple and you just add it to water!
Rain Rain Go Away, I need to be on a beach…I don’t even care about the rhyme. I cannot wait for summer to get here! A lot of that might be due to the fact that I am obsessed with this swimsuit by Becca Swim from Everything But Water! The criss cross detail is so fun and it matches perfectly with my beach bag (also from Everything But Water)! If you haven’t shopped at Everything But Water yet, you’re missing out. They literally have EVERYTHING…but water. It’s been one of my favorite shops for swimwear, coverups, and accessories for years!
The Spring Fabfitfun box is still available! They have so many goodies in this one! The value is over $350! I’m obsessed with this roundie from Gypsy 05 that comes in the box! You can get $10 off your first box with this code: KRISTIND
Anyone else notice a drastic difference in your skin when you started getting close to age 30? My whole body seemed to change within a month of my birthday. A lot of people would say that it was all in my head, but I felt like I went through a second round of puberty or something. My metabolism changed, I needed even more sleep, my recovery time from working out increased, and my hair and skin became so dry. I kind of had a mini meltdown!
Hello! Solution! Collagen! Do any of you really understand what it is or what is does? I am not going to pretend I totally understood what it was either, so I’ll give you a quick little rundown. Collagen is a form of protein, which is built out of amino acids. These are linked into what we call peptides, and these peptides are essential for collagen production in your body. Collagen is the basic building block of skin, hair, nails, bones and joints. Collagen also makes up about 70% of our skin, so you can see where I am going with this…
How many of you are like me and find yourself lacking motivation to work out? I would love to be one of those people who is super consistent and super motivated. Working two full time jobs limits my time and sometimes I’m just so exhausted when I get home. I have made it a goal this year to try and be more consistent! I love working out, but sometimes I fall out of the habit and it’s harder for me to start again. So I’m going to try to make it a habit again! I have put together a little list of ideas to help you gain motivation and maybe even trick yourself into liking working out. If I can trick myself for a month, then I’ll probably be back in the habit and will be back to loving it! (My first workout of 2017!!!)
Try Something New!
Sometimes doing the same thing over and over can get mundane. I love trying new classes and new exercises to see what I love the most. For example, I recently just started working out with an online trainer! At first you may think that getting a trainer online is not as good as the real thing. I’m here to change your mind. I started doing Kayla and I had such a hard time staying motivated and wasn’t seeing results because I couldn’t stay consistent. Recently I started working with @trainerkelli through the @level212 fitness app. It’s COMPLETELY PERSONALIZED! I love it. She asks me what my goals are and tailors my workout to me specifically, so I can focus on which parts of my body I want to improve or what fitness goals I want to achieve. It’s 100 times better than a workout app that has the same workouts for everyone. If I have a really hard time with a certain workout, I can message Kelli and she’ll switch it up or I can ask her for advise on how to do it. She sets up my workouts for how many times I can fit in during the week and I have to check in with her, so I have a lot of motivation and I don’t want to cheat since it’s a real person and not a computer! There are videos linked to each workout and describe and show you how each one should be done. I’m going to be doing a post specifically about this later, but this has helped me so much over the past few weeks because it motivates me to get there!
Get a buddy!
Lots of people think this means you have to have someone who is going to do your whole workout with you. Most people want totally different results or just have different bodies that respond to different things. If you find someone you totally match with then woo hoo, maybe you found your “swollmate”. However, I think just having someone to go with makes it so much harder for me to say no! Half my problem is just getting there so if I have someone that is counting on me or who is willing to just go at the same time that helps me a ton! This helps me so much, even if it’s just driving to the gym together and we separate and do our own workouts!
Make a Bomb.com Playlist!
What is the worst thing that could possibly happen to me at the gym…forgetting my headphones! Music totally pumps me up and keeps me going! I read somewhere that music actually helps people work out longer and harder. Who needs pre-workout when you have Beyonce right?
Make it Convient for you!
You don’t have to go to the gym for a good workout! If you don’t have tons of time to drive to or spend at the gym, pop in a Jillian Michael’s video at home! Or go out for a quick run! Sometimes I just go over to the gym at my apartment complex when I’m trying to save time. It doesn’t have all of the machines that my normal gym does, but if it makes it easier for me to work out, why wouldn’t I take advantage of it?! Also you don’t have to work out at 5 AM! You workout when you have time. Don’t force yourself to do something that is not going to work for you. Remember we’re trying to make this about loving your workout again!
Set Realistic Goals!
I always over exaggerate mine. I’m like I need to lose 20 pounds! I need to work out every day! But when I look at my schedule 3 days a week seems much more likely. Start small and work your way up to your big goals. By hitting the small steps first you’ll see progress and it will be motivating. Then you can keep reaching for your ultimate goal. I get discouraged when I don’t see it happening right away and I think coming to terms with that will help me in the long run.
Don’t Overindulge, but Don’t Deprive!
As far as a diet goes, my best option is balance. I struggle with eating chicken and rice every day, so I don’t do it. I try to eat healthy, but I don’t deprive myself of a little treat or cheat day! If I go completely crazy on a diet I’m miserable. Some people are amazing at this, but for me a little bit of moderation goes a long way. If you’re miserable you won’t want to stick with it and ultimately you’re not going to see goals.
If you hate running, don’t run! Maybe try a Zumba class or Yoga! Find what you love and what makes you happy and stick with those exercises. Remember you are not the same as the girl next to you and different things are going to work better for different bodies! If you find something you love, and are having fun while doing it, you are much more likely to have it become a habit and you will look forward to your work out.
I hope these tricks were helpful and I’d love to hear what your thoughts are and also your goals and progress! Leave me a comment with what your health goals are for the year and if you have any other tricks you think work the best send them my way!!!
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.
Let me know if you guys have more questions!
Photos: Remember When by Raquel
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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
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I am obsessed with these shoes. For some reason animal print just seems to call out to me. But mostly I want to tell you about…
Unicity Matcha. It’s a powder that you mix into a drink for natural energy. It’s formula helps to boost your metabolism, increases your energy, and improves you mental clarity. I’ve mostly been using the energy formula for a couple weeks now, but they also have one for focus. I’m going to tell you a little secret as well…it looks disgusting, but it actually tastes really good. Anyway, I like to drink it in the morning on my way to work and it helps me all day! I don’t get that afternoon slump and I feel like I’m able to concentrate so much better! Some people like to drink it around that afternoon time…you know what I’m talking about, when you’re sitting at work and you can’t keep your head up anymore…but if I drink it in the morning I’m fine all day. I still feel like I’m more awake when I want to work out at night too. I really like it because I don’t drink soda. I’m not a Diet Coke fiend, but this helps so much! I don’t feel like you get the crash afterwards.
I totally recommend trying it if you’re feeling low on energy or if you want to boost your workout a little bit. Click the link above to read more about the ingredients and other benefits! Also, if you want to try it, you can get their new water bottle for free with your purchase of the 7-day pack until the end of January. Use code: kristinmatcha
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Since it’s the new year and I’m sure that many of you have resolutions involving fitness goals I have partnered with Kiava Clothing to do another giveaway! Visit my instagram (@kristinrosedavis) today to enter! We’re giving away 2 $50 gift cards!
I want to hear what your goals are this year! (I don’t like to call them resolutions as much as goals…) I’m so bad because I feel like I have the same ones every year haha. I actually usually kind of update my goals or “bucket list” closer to around my birthday. This year will be a big one since I’m turning 30. However, here are some of mine for 2016 in the spirit of New Years:
– Cook more!
– Check at least one travel location of my bucket list
– Work out consistently.
– Read two books a month! (or listen…I think this still counts, but I like to physically read them too)
– Figure out my Apple TV…it’s been sitting there for over 6 months…whoops
– Keep my room clean. I am by far the worst person ever at this.
– Continue to grow my blog! My hobby turned profitable and the last couple months are the best I’ve ever had! Gotta keep that going!
Photos: Remember When by Raquel
“Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.” – Like Crazy
This lightweight oil can be used as a daily moisturizer and treatment for skin, hair, and nails…and now it comes in a holiday package!
What it does:
This high-grade oil, rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, can be used in many different ways: to hydrate and nourish skin, as a daily moisturizer, as a skin treatment, to treat spilt ends, and to soften cuticles. It’s gentle enough to use from head to toe on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan Oil easily absorbs into the skin, providing a youthful, dewy glow, with astonishing healing, conditioning, and anti-agingproperties. The limited-edition holiday packaging is inspired by the colorful bazaars of Morcco, where it is grown organically.
What else you need to know:
100% Pure Argan Oil is cold-pressed to ensure that it’s the best-quality, highest-grade oil. It’s sold in a recyclable glass bottle and purchased from women’s cooperatives in Morocco to support their social and economic welfare. These cooperatives also work within a UNESCO biosphere reserve that ensures the protection and reforestation of Argan trees.
This product is clinically proven to improve skin hydration and skin elasticity. After just four weeks, participants saw a visible reduction in coarse wrinklesand fine lines in the eye area; more than 83% of women showed significantly improved skin hydration.
*This description comes directly off of Sephora.com.
But this stuff is amazing! Works extremely well and I highly recommend it. I have friends who use it too and love it! Worth the money!!!