Friday, May 25, 2012

Date Night Hair

Hello! I finally have time to blog! It is SUPER great to have free time. I'm loving it! So, I went out with Matt last night and wanted to do my hair real quick. DSCN5879 DSCN5891 I got this effect by curling my hair the same way (clip down) all the way around my head. I didn't wrap my hair around the curling iron this time, I used the clip. It is a one inch conair curling iron I got for ten bucks at target. Then after I was done curling I blasted my whole head with my blowdryer on cold air. (I've heard this holds the style). After that I brushed out my hair using my normal hair brush and teased the top a little. I added some glossing cream to control the fly-aways. I liked the style but I think wrapping my hair around the iron gives me more volume towards the the top of my head. But it was good to try this. =) DSCN5882 This is just a shot of my new gold colored tunnels and my new gold chain necklace. I found it at For Love 21 and I loooove it! <3 Cassie

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strong is the New Skinny

Hey there! So I finally had an epiphany about my health situation the other night. I was at Benihana's with the family for a birthday dinner (nearly everyone I know was born in May!). I headed to the bathroom and noticed my arms looked weird. It was as if the natural elasticity of my skin was starting to give, like my arms were not meant to hold that much fat. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not overweight and I don't believe young girls should be too worried about their weight. I think the focus should be on health. However I have NOT been healthy in the least lately! I was eating to the point of uncomfortable fullness and then just sitting in my room watching various shows. Some of my habits I don't want to give up, but if sitting watching online TV is something I love to do, I need to get off my tushy and workout so I can feel good when I do go out! So I developed a plan. THE WORKOUT: DSCN5871 It looks innocent enough, but in about 20 min you will feel like this... DSCN5868 But then, when you've realized what a beast you are, you will feel more like this... DSCN5874 I also lifted some weights to take care of my arm issue. My new motto is "Strong is the New Skinny". The goal isn't to look a certain way for everyone around me, but to feel powerful and in control of my body and health. I've also been eating lots more fruits and veggies and have been cutting back on meat and dairy. Maybe I'll even feel confident to put up some bikini pictures eventually! =) What gets you moving? <3 Cass

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photo Opps

Broke ANOTHER re-usable cup (are they called tumblers?) so after talking to a man in front of me in a Starbucks line, I bought the double insulated Starbucks grande sized tumbler (I'm just going with that name.. it sounds correct). So far so good. The cup is thick enough to withstand my on the go lifestyle so far, but then its only been 2 days. DSCN5782 Getting close to the end of Dracula as well. My very dear friend Jenna bought me a magnetic bookmark, and as I was playing with it I discovered I could turn it into a heart. Perfect photo opportunity! DSCN5755 Any little (or big) accomplishments in your life lately? Sometimes we forget to celebrate the small victories in life. <3 Cass