Kristin’s June Photoaday

I got bored of doing the regular Photoaday’s so I thought I would just put together some of my photos from what I have been doing lately and things I thought were worth taking pictures of. So here is my life!

A pretty sunset driving home the other day.

Zebras and sparkles (both from Forever 21)

I was having a horrible day at work and the girls went and got me these gorgeous flowers! They made my office smell amazing! Check out of the picture below to see them blooming the day after!

Going to a baby shower…hearts! (From Piperlime)

Going on a little run. I’m always getting teased for matching, but I don’t care! #atleastiwontgethitbyacar (Shorts – Old Navy, Shoes – Nike)

My friend, Kandace, posted this on Instagram the other day and I’m still heartbroken over it! Gossip Girl’s last season! What am I going to do with my life! Where am I going to get fashion inspiration and what am I going to blog about? haha I sound so pathetic, but it’s my favorite thing!

*follow me on instagram @kristinrosedavis

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Workout

Gwyneth Paltrow has one of the best bodies in Hollywood, especially for her age. I need to take a lesson from her book. She revolves her workouts around yoga and pilates, working out for 90 minutes at least 6 days a week. She starts yoga at 4:30 every morning. She said she is not a morning person at all; that is is al determination. Then she does strength training and cardio. 

It makes me feel a little better to know that they work for it too 🙂

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February Photoaday Ends and March Begins

Day 27 – Monday Feb. 27 – Something you ate
Fortune cookie…let’s hope my fortune comes true 🙂

Day 28 – Tuesday Feb. 28 – Money
The winnings for the superbowl pools…no I’m not selling myself

Day 29 – Wednesday Feb. 29 – Something you’re listening to
Florence and the Machine…on repeat. Obsessed.

New List – MARCH PHOTOADAY

Day 1 – Thursday March 1 – Up
Getting toned up with Jillian…or trying

Day 2 – Friday March 2 – Fruit
“Fruit” Snacks

Day 3 – Saturday March 3 – Your Neighborhood
Just for a little bit more – Pioneer

Day 4 – Sunday March 4 – Bedside
To my left – candle, water, photo, and my mug that holds my things
To my right – all of my books, read and yet to be read

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February Photoaday – Week One

Here goes another month… 🙂

Day 1- Wednesday Feb. 1 – Your View Today
View from my office at work…at least the mountains are pretty 🙂

Day 2 – Thursday Feb. 2 – Words
love this…want to get something like this for my house

Day 3 – Friday Feb. 3 – Hands
Crossing my fingers that I do well on my Ochem test.

Day 4 – Saturday Feb.4 – A stranger
Some bored boys…probably waiting for the girls to finish shopping. I know that’s what Jake was doing.

Day 5 – Sunday Feb. 5 – 10 a.m.
A little morning walk/job. I can’t believe the weather is this nice in February.

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Yoga

As part of my New Years Resolutions, I’m trying to work out regularly, but I’m also trying to focus on what I really want. I’ve always loved yoga, but recently I’ve found that it really helps me relax and let go of everything that stresses me out during that day. It might sound stupid, but I almost feel like its one of the only times that I literally have no thoughts in my head. Sometimes that is exactly what I need at the end of my day. It helps me realign my thoughts and be able to go home and focus on things that I need to get done, or work on, or people that I should spend my time with. It calms me. After a long day, calm is exactly what I need.
I highly suggest trying it to anyone that needs some relaxation. If you’re just doing it at home with a video or going to a class at a studio or a gym, I promise if you actually try and let yourself just go with it, you will thank yourself for doing it! At the same time, I feel like it does great things for my body. I always feel great after.
My goals are to get more flexible, to learn and hold more poses, and to keep an open mind so that I can continue to use it as a relaxation process, because I know I’m going to need it this year.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Energy

I feel like I’m constantly searching for more energy, especially around this busy time of year because so much is going on. Here are a few ways to help out!
1. Exercise
– It’s the perfect jump start to your day. It boots your brain activity and metabolism. Studies show that working out before breakfast may burn more fat than exercising after you eat.

2. Eat Breakfast
– It will fuel your entire day. It starts your metabolism and keeps it going all day. Oatmeal with nuts and fruit or a scrambled egg with veggies are great combos – packed with protein and fiber to keep you full.
3. Try 5 Mini- Meals a Day
– To keep your metabolism going, opt for three balanced meals and two small snacks in between. Eat every 3 to 4 hours.
4. Drink Lots of Water
– Mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, so drink whenever you’re thirsty. It’s a sign your body needs more water.

5. Get the Right Vitamins
– Good nutrition can help beat fatigue. Get B12 from salmon or lean beef and B6 from bananas, turkey, chicken breast, whole grains, and tuna.
6. Sleep Enough
– You need 7 to 8 hours a night. To get the best rest, “create a routine”, avoid eating too close to bedtime, and wake up at the same time every morning.

7. Go Outside
-To fight an afternoon slump, take a fifteen minute walk after lunch. Exposure to bright light can increase alertness.

Other Tips:
Take a breathing break! Sit up straight in your chair, inhale for 4 counts, hold for 2, then exhale for 4 and hold for 2. Repeat 10 times. It will get your blood flowing.
Up your mood by talking to friends or listening to your favorite music.
– Sniff an energizing scent. Jasmine, peppermint, and citrus are known to be great boosts!

* found in People StyleWatch Magazine
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