Thoughts Everyone Has After A Workout

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that love/hate relationship with working out.

A lot of us are in a complicated relationship with exercise. It’s extremely good for us, but we don’t necessarily love it back. I mean, we try to love it but, we’re more committed to the greasy goodness of fast food. It’s not you, exercise – its me.

How many of these thoughts have you had after killing a workout?

  1. Damn, I feel like a body builder right now.
  2. And just like that – I’m Khloe Kardashian.
  3. Went to the gym and didn’t take a mirror selfie. Proud of myself.
  4. I think I could treat myself to some nachos, right?
  5. Yep… Never doing that again
  6. Why do I keep doing this to myself?
  7. I feel so gross and sweaty but so good at the same time.
  8. I think I’m having an asthma attack. Do I even have asthma?
  9. I wonder how sore I’ll be tomorrow
  10. One bottle of water down! My body loves me.
  11. Did I even do that right? Toning, cardio – it’s all the same right?
  12. Have I got Kendall abs yet?
  13. I’m down with the exercise bit, but I’m not about that diet life.
  14. Maybe I should try to eat healthy now.. Or tomorrow?
  15. Maybe I should get a personal trainer
  16. So how many more times do I need to do this until I get a booty?
  17. Now to try out that new ice-cream place as a reward!
  18. I should go to the health store now that I’m in gym clothes.
  19. Just one more set?
  20. Who am I kidding. Let’s order pizza.

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5 Things Everyone Should Aim For This Year

Late to hop on the resolutions bandwagon? Or maybe your resolution plan isn’t panning out as smoothly as you thought it would?

It’s OKAY! It’s totally okay if resolutions aren’t your thing. You have your whole life to better your mind and soul, so not keeping up with resolutions is no biggie.

So don’t stress, be motivated and ambitious. Aim for these things if you’re still wanting to be inspired this year.

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1. Find the time to spend with friends
And we mean true, true friends. Not the low-key bitchy ones you stuck around with in High School. Embrace your genuine pals and go for that brunch date that you’ve always been talking about.

2. Go on an adventure
This is a no-brainer. Whether you want to travel with some company or by yourself – go out and broaden your horizons!

3. Think positively about yourself
Everyday look in the mirror and tell yourself a positive affirmation. Hopefully in no time, your daily “You’re a stunner” and “You’re a warrior” affirmations will secure your confidence in yourself!

4. Save up your pennies
Just so you have it, you know? Try really hard to save some extra dollars and if you do the math – you’ll save enough money to pay for a months’ rent or even buy a ticket to your dream holiday?

5. Give back
In this day and age, we’re so blessed to have what we have. We have to be reminded that a lot of people in our community don’t have it as good. Aim to give back, whether that’s donating some garments that don’t fit you anymore, or volunteering at a shelter.

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HEY LOVE BUG: Unique gift ideas for your Valentine

It’s February and it’s officially Valentine’s month.

Whether you’ve got a partner to celebrate with or not, you’re going to be surrounded with the color red and love heart shapes for the next couple of weeks.

We know the struggles that guys and girls endure when shopping around for the perfect gift. Looking for something with the perfect balance of thoughtfulness and sexy isn’t as easy as it sounds and, these days, people don’t just want to settle for a box of chocolates and a rose from Target!

So you need some Valentine’s Day gift inspiration? Look no further, love bugs! We’ve got some ideas.

FOR HER

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Bralettes. The tradition lingerie gifts are so last year! It’s all about the sexy bralette. The only bad thing about getting your girl a bralette? The amount of choices you have.

Customized Jewellery. Don’t rule jewellery out of the picture if Diamonds aren’t in your price range. You can get adorable customized jewellery that say so much. Get a significant date engraved onto a ring, or a little message on a bracelet!

Baked Goods. A girl loves to eat – there’s no denying it. When it’s sweet and from their significant other, it becomes much more special. Take the time to bake something yourself and give it your own personal touch.

FOR HIM

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Tickets to their favorite band. Are you loved up enough to see your partner’s weird favorite band with them? If so, then this is the perfect thoughtful gift that gives back.

Cologne. How do you want your man to smell like? Tom Ford? Maybe a bit of Versace? This is a gift that is sexy and something that they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. Win, win!

Man Candle. Yep, they exist. And they probably smell better than your boyfriends’ apartment right now.

 

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Suprisingly wise Drake lyrics to live by

Real talk guys. Drake raps some low key inspirational and wise lyrics and we don’t even notice it.

He doesn’t just sing about hotlines blinging – you can find some real gems from deep tracks over the years. We decode Drake lyrics for you to be surprisingly inspired.

“If I don’t change now, I don’t think I’ll ever settle down”
– Special ft. Voyce

He’s got the right idea about finding the best you before you decide that it’s time to settle down. Be in the right frame of mind, surround yourself with the right people and be confident that you can support yourself.

“Told myself never again, I don’t let nobody in”
– Digital Dash ft. Future

Trust is something that has to be earned. It’s an important quality to seek in people because you shouldn’t let anyone fux with you.

“You should just be yourself. Right now, you’re someone else”
– Hotline Bling

It’s all about staying true to yourself. Never change yourself for the wrong reasons, especially for any f*ck boy! Stay golden always.

“Put that fucking dress on and work it kind of vicious”
– Shut It Down ft. The-Dream

We’re all about flaunting what you’ve got in whatever you’re wearing. Crop top? Distressed denim jeans? Your highest heels? Work it babe!

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Cleansing Rituals that don’t involve food!

It seems like everyone’s on a cleanse these days. People are all over green juices, kale smoothies, detox waters – you name it – if it cleanses something, people are all over that.

How about a cleanse that betters your mind and soul? Doesn’t that sound indulging? Here are some ways that we recommend you get on the cleansing bandwagon… and it doesn’t even involve green food.

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It’s all about that calm life. De-stress yourself by Meditating, whether that means you take classes, participate with a group of friends or just Meditate by yourself in peace and quiet. It gives you the chance to clear your mind and fully relax.

Scrub-a-dub!
Love your skin and give it its own cleanse. Look for a good body scrub or you could even make your own. Scrub and exfoliate away the impurities to reveal your polished skin. Scrub and feel refreshed!

DO sweat it.
Speaking of getting rid of impurities, sweat out the bad stuff. Get your heart rate up and sweat, sweat, sweat! It may sound gross now, but not only does this cleanse your pores from impurities, but it keeps you fit, healthy and oh-so-sexy.

Let it go, let it goooo!
Let. It. Go. Just let it all go. The bad vibes, the negativity, your past – whatever it is, there’s time for you to take a moment and release all that bad energy in your life. Remember that your mind and soul needs to be fed with positives too!

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3 Books To Inspire Your Year!

So we’ve made it twenty-one days into the new year and we’re checking in. How are you going?

If you’ve got negative vibes going on, we’re going to help you with that. If you’re already feeling uninspired, we’re going to fix that. Right now.

Find a spot in your day, whether that be during breakfast, in the afternoon or when you’re tucked up in bed, grab yourself one of these books and feel the inspiration running through your veins. Get ready for the days ahead, babe!

Love You, Me
Illustrated by Georgia Perry

This is a fun little book to keep on your work desk or on your coffee table (to entertain and inspire your house guests!). Packed with hilarious advice for life and positive affirmations, we can all relate to this one, one way or another!

Fish In A Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

This one’s for those who have ever felt as if they don’t fit in anywhere. This novel is here to reassure you – you will always have a place on this Earth. Fish In A Tree will pull at the heartstrings! It’s definitely an uplifting read.

Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

It’s wisdom, courage and outspoken humor in one book. This novel is all about lifting yourself up to rise. It’s about reminding yourself that you are strong enough and brave enough to be in total control of the energies in your life.

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7 things everyone needs to remember at all times

In this day and age, it’s easy to let life pass you by. It’s easy to be caught up in the next thing that needs to be done that we don’t stop to be in the moment.

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So here’s your moment to pause life’s chaos for a few minutes and remember these seven things!

1. Drink more water
You already know that it’s super good for you! Drinking enough water has so many benefits like giving you healthy skin, gets rid of body toxins, boosts your energy, fights infection and more. Go and have a glass of chilled water right now!

2. Sleeping is good for you
Isn’t it just the best news you’ve heard in a while? Who knew taking naps would be so rewarding?

3. Your life doesn’t have to be documented on social media
Remember that you don’t have to update every one of your social media platforms. Instead of taking out your phone so often to update your status or to add to your Snapchat story, take in experiences and enjoy moments.

4. Being single doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you
It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. Remember that you’re just as brave, driven and fabulous. Own it, babe.

5. A lot can happen within the space of 10 minutes
Change is bound to happen, and it can happen in a small amount of time. So when you feel as if nothing is going your way, keep your head up and know that it can change within a few minutes.

6. It’s okay to cry every once in a while.
Let down your guard every once in a while because festering negative energy is bad news.

7. Hard work pays off
It’s all about having a goal to work towards. Have that incentive to work hard and to reach that goal of yours, and you’ll find out that hard work really does pay off.

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