Monthly Detox

Do you ever start the month with the thought of a fresh start.

Well last month I was doing some research on gaining mental clarity. One article popped up that was really intriguing, it was called the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge. She created a calendar of things to do to keep you in a clear mind set.

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I had to share it with you because I read the challenges and felt so inspired to follow her movement. So far I have managed to stay on top of each activity and it really has changed my mindset.

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Another challenge that got my attention is the 30-Day Closet Confidence Challenge. The one thing that I always have a hard time doing is keeping my closet organize throughout the week. Since my closet is never organized, I always find it hard in the morning to get ready. I usually throw on a tee, sweater, and jeans. But as I kept reading the article it turned into a different challenge than I thought. Which was about developing confidence through your clothes. She gives you small assignments throughout the month that forces you to get creative with what is in your closet. So I felt why not join this challenge too.

I hope this inspires you as much as it did for me. Nothing sounds better then to detox your mind and start this month off on a fresh start.

Love,

Erika

 

August Goals

So the last two weeks I have been focusing on many things, one being my health.

I decided that it was time to back my body and soul. For the longest I have been putting myself last and neglecting my needs. So this month is all about me. It’s all about working on myself physically and mentally.

Since the beginning of this year I have been losing weight from not only stress but depression. I stopped believing in myself and started putting myself down. So in turn my appetite was gone and my body slowly was losing muscle. It took a moment at Victoria Secret that I knew that this had to stop.

My clothes starting to becoming too big. At first it was the jeans, then it was the underwear and now it’s bras. So enough is enough! Here are some of my goals this month that will slowly leading me where I need to be.

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Slowly but surely I hope to start gaining weight. Tomorrow I’ll post my meal plan for this week.

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June Goals

This year seems like the months and days are going by so fast.

I found myself telling my co- worker that I couldn’t believe the year is almost half way done. So I thought I would do a June goal list to keep me on track.

There are many things that are motivating me this month. I find myself receiving all theses signs from the universe leading me to my dreams. The only problem is that I’m at a stand still. I don’t know what path to take, do I take the realistic road or my dream…?

So this month I want to do a lot of self work. I want to push myself like I never have. Mostly because I am still young and I have so much I need to learn. I am ready to be dedicated to myself and my career; there is no more room for excuses.

1 . Giving up unneeded sugar in my diet.

2 . Practice meditating everyday when I wake up and before I go to sleep.

3 . Reading more books and articles.

4 . Listening to podcasts when I’m on my way to work and home.

5 . Improve my typing skills to the point where I don’t need to look at the keys.

6 . Start making meal preps the night before.

7 . Focus on gaining muscle.

8 . Drinking more water.

9 . Sharpen my mind with brain training games.

10 . Re-brand myself through my portfolio and resume.

 

If you have any June goals that you are determine to complete comment below what they are. I’m pretty excited that so I have started working on my goals.

Have a great National Best Friend day!

Erika

 

p.s. I just found out that this is my 100 blog post.

Monday Motivation

Good Morning all you lovely people!

Hope you didn’t work too hard this weekend. Yesterday I got a head start on my grocery shopping! So I’m pretty proud that the task I always put off was accomplished yesterday.

Last week was pretty scary and stressful. I never knew that being a support system was extremely hard. Keeping a brave face can be so difficult at times. There are even moments when I just want to cry. The person who has diabetes is my boyfriend and this whole time I wanted to keep it to myself. I mostly did it because its really not my news to share.

But last Tuesday his friend came over and tested him with his machine. His number was at 182 and his friend was telling us that we should go to the ER. We were waiting on his insurance to finally kick in so we could FINALLY see the doctor. It turns out that there was more BS involved than we thought. So I decided to go with him last Wednesday to the Urgent Care to hear what the doctor had to say. They didn’t tell him anything important! They gave him his medicine told him how to use it and sent us off (after waiting 4 hrs).

They didn’t run any tests even though his blood sugar clocked in at around 240. The doctor even advised my boyfriend to get off his ketogenic diet that was working wonders on him. But to top it all off his dietitian never called him back since Wednesday. So as I’m trying to control his carb and sugar intake with these diabetic websites. But it seems like nothing is lowering his blood sugar not even his medicine. I’m beyond worried and angry because it seems like no one is helping us.

It’s these moments I have to stop and say to myself this is a test. I have to remain strong and fight through this. I can’t let this win and take over. So today more than ever I need this motivation Monday to remind me to keep going. If there is anything I want you to take from this it is to get yourself checked. If my boyfriend would have gotten checked a year ago we probably wouldn’t be here. Please don’t put your loved ones through this especially if you can prevent it from getting out of control.

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I love you all and truly care for your well-being.

Erika

 

Detox Tuesdays

I don’t know about you but this Tuesday seems so draining.

Since today is my early day I am planning on a nice cleaning day. For me I love detoxing well…cleaning detoxing. I see my personal space as a reflection of my mind. So cleaning helps me mentally detox.

Strangling I love vacuuming, laundry and doing the dishes. Those specific chores somehow make me feel relaxed and calm. I especially love doing the dishes with my music blasting. It lets me sing and dance away all my problems.

So if you are like me and feel drain take a moment to do something for you.

Here is my current favorite song that has been motivating me lately.

Valentine’s Day

Even though we went to Portland for our anniversary I couldn’t help but want to do something simple on our actual day. Since it falls on the most overpriced day of the month we thought let’s do something cheap and fun.

That did not happen…well at least not on my end. I love my boyfriend so much that sometimes I can’t help but want to spoil him. So I made a reservation to my baby’s favorite restaurant, Fogo De Chao. It is an all you can eat Brazilian BBQ place that has high quality meat.

 

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After that we went home and changed for the next thing on our agenda. My boyfriend took me to one of his secret locations in P.V. (Palos Verdes). We hike down this steep mountain and managed to get to this fire pit that outlook the ocean. After almost freaking out twice getting there, I will say that the beautiful view was worth it.

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My boyfriend got the fire going and I got our marshmallows ready. It was a perfect way to end our hike.

I ended the night by surprising my boyfriend with his present. I got him some Valentine day candy, Star Wars magazine and this photo I made of us.

 

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It’s pretty crazy looking back at how we met and how instantly we connected. I was taken by surprised of how much happiness he has brought into my life. Sometimes I find myself at aww of how my life is now and how I couldn’t imagine it without him.

 

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s day!

Love,

Erika

My Insta Crush

So recently I have been following new people on Instagram. One person in particular has turned into my inspiration.

Her name is Hilaria Baldwin, you may know her as Alec Baldwin’s wife. What you probably don’t know about her is that she is a yoga instructor and is recently going to publish her own cookbook.

Her outlook on life, fitness and being a mom is pretty amazing. I think what baffles me is how early she gets up to do her daily run or her extreme yoga challenges. You should definitely check out her insta feed and see what she is up to.  I promise you will leave inspired.

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