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Strive not Deprive

8 Jun

Adho Mukha Vrksasana
#WOOTD: Top; Nike Miler “RUN” Running Singlet, I needed a white top to match all my off-color bottoms plus it makes my skin look great. Tight; Nike Pro Hypercool Compression Woodland, compression have been my absolute fave to wear under my shorts to keep from chaffing and giggling. Shoes; Nike Solarsoft Moccasin, they are NOT running shoes but very good for outdoor yoga and a nice foot massage as you walk.

My Monday has been shot to crap… keep me away from food.

I’ve been thinpsired by the recent influx of social media posts from people beginning and finished challenges (Marathons, starting business, finishing school and giving up bad habits). Six months into the year I haven’t committed to a hard enough challenge yet.

The need for me to constantly challenge myself is because I am afraid of ruts or feeling like I’m not making the most of my talents, time or opportunity.

I believe you only know what you’re capable of if you’re willing to test and push yourself. When life happens good or bad you have no choice but to push yourself, but when it’s involuntary all the power resides in you.

Building yourself mentally, spiritually and physically is a lot like a training for a big game. Personal trainers and athletes push themselves to the max daily completely voluntary, because thorough the pain, discomfort, sacrifice and sweat their goal is on the other side.

Challenges give you purpose. I don’t like the idea of “killing time” or waiting for my big break, I must be active and prepared in creating my own destiny.

A challenge could be anything from working out everyday for five days or saving for a trip to an exotic location or simply committing to have a productive work day all week.

The idea of challenging yourself should derive deep in your mind and soul a wanting to be a better you.

Taking the easy route will sometimes get you to the finish line but it wont have you prepared for the reward.

What I’m getting at is… sometimes you have to test your dedication to see if you are as prepared/appreciative as you think you are for the success you desire.

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Someone Tell Fat I Have Office Hours.

7 Jun

Side Crow, aka Parsva Bakasana (3)

There’s something saudade about taking a pit stop during your 7 miles Sunday run (that you only allotted an hour to complete) because you found the perfect log to prop your cell phone up against.

After snapping this pic of my Side Crow, aka Parsva Bakasana I realized how much time management is important not only to being successful and productive but being fit as well.

I’ll be the first to admit that upon being a skillful multitask-er I am horrible with managing my time.

With getting fit and staying in-shape dauntingly being a part-time job we have to learn and commit to making time for the things we want most. In order to have an exciting social life, fruitful work life and being present for family, lovers and friends we have to take our lives by the belt strap.

Creating transparency and accountability creates success. Learning how to create a schedule and stick to it will definitely help you generate discipline getting the results you seek.

I first hand know how hard it is to stick to a schedule, as well as I hate putting time and effort into things without only to upset at the mirror, my closet and scale.

If you haven’t figured out why you can’t stick to a diet, fitness program or build the body you spend so much money on creating maybe it’s time for a schedule. A schedule give you a piece of mind, give you a finish-line and will help your rise earlier.

How To Create, Stick To And Benefit From A Schedule.

  1. Start by challenging yourself to create and stick to your schedule for five days straight.
  2. Albeit, an app (Google Keep is my favorite), organizer or Post-it note you need to invest in a tool that can always be with you and you’re willing to keeping up with physically.
  3. Jot/type all the things you need to get done that day from work assignment/events, personal errands to life happenings and of course your trips to the gym.
  4. Organize them in level of importance; what you can do now, delegate to someone else and do at a later date.
  5. Give them start and finished time.
  6. For your workout create a sub-detailed bullet point list of the target areas, routines, machines, classes and time you want to accomplish in the gym (or where ever you chose to workout).
  7. Check off things as they are completed.
  8. Add variety to your schedule. For instance, running for cardio can be every other day, a few yoga classes a week can breakup strength training and change your workout location from indoor to outdoor.
  9. Make every activity count! Turn social events into energy exerting activities i.e. invite friends to rock climbing, jet skiing, tennis, hiking or beginner boxing classes.
  10. Use your down time wisely. That block of time your have noting to do can be a nap for energy to complete the rest of the day or get that workout in early.
  11. Make sure you put *pack you gym bag* on the list, so you don’t have to waste time coming home to change.
  12. At the end of every night reevaluate the list, make the next day’s list and whatever you didn’t get done add it to tomorrow’s list.

Trust me, I know how hard it is to mentally stick to a list, calendar or schedule but I also know how beneficial and gratifying it can be when I’ve managed to get a good workout in before, after or in-between a hectic day.

Life is unmanageable as it is, but control the things you can to get to the place you want to be. I’ve noticed from all of the fit people I admire is that the manage their time wisely. You can have everything you want as long as you exhaust all your resources in doing so. A schedule will help with focus and self-will.

#WOOTD (Workout Outfit of The Day): Running tight are from Nike, has multi pockets for keys, phone and tissues. The shirt is also from Nike’s running collection, the color is loud for outdoor running (you can’t see but the stitching and pattern blocking give your chest and waist they visual confidence boost for a hard workout) and my Nike Knit 4.0 has undoubted became my favorite running shoe. Its like running in bare feet but with support. They fit like socks and form to my feet and ground.

Use Your Fails to Fuel Your Skinny.

25 May

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While everyone is out on the hunger hunt to find some BBQ in celebration of Memorial Day, I’m out here playing catching with my waist-line.

I work hard for this piece of a body that I have managed to maintain and I’m not about to ruin it with a celebration fatness. Which leads me today’s quick thinspo post… “Happiness is tied to your determination not your expectation.”

I beat myself up a lot because there are time I feel like no matter how hard I work or how many goals I set I can never get to where I feel I should be howbeit, weight, body definition or economic success.

There have been a lack of personal fitness posts on my site because I don’t feel that after 3 years on my thin journey of consistent diet, exercise and healthy living I still haven’t arrived to the body of my ideal destination.

I feel like a hypocrite to be giving readers advice when I’m not happy with my own results. Although, after this afternoon’s yoga class and right before my mid-day run I had an hunger pain or epiphany (same difference.) The reason I haven’t received the results that I aim for is because I not pushing myself further as well as, I’m more concerned with living up to my mental expectation that when not materialized is effecting my determination.

I believe we all are victims of this; we set out to achieve a goal by organizing, scheduling, making preparation and trying our best to stay consistent but the moment when we “weigh-in” to check our progress if our goal isn’t met we just give up. I know it can be discouraging when your hard work, time and effort isn’t producing results, but I’ve come to learn that if you have the determination to not let road blocks or shortcomings stop my course they only options is success.

We have to count every victory! Even if that victory is short or small or not what we initially set out to conquer, if not we will never get off the couch.

I realized that I spend a profound amount of money on workout clothing that I never showcase on anorexicescapades.com. So in a new effort to keep motivated, create more site content and continue filling you guys up with thinspiration. I’m going to start doing #WOOTD (workout outfit of the day) posts.

Today’s look is a Nike ensemble; the top is apart of a matching Nike Pro Combat thermo set that I paired with my biking/running tights. The weather here has been quite crappy but I didn’t let that stop my workout. The top kept me cool and helped keep me from getting soaked by the rain. I love these Nike Dri-Fit tights because they are a thicker than normal compression tights for added support and the pocket on the butt, roomy enough for my phone and keys for a hands free run. *Runner’s Tip: You should not clench your hands in a tight fist, but neither should you run with open palms or a “doggy paddle” motion to prevent wasting energy.* My shoes are Nike Tailwind 7’s I prefer these when training over running however, I didn’t want soggy socks.

In conclusion, we can have everything we want and have great success at it only if we retain the ability to turn our fails into fuel.

À la carte

7 May

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Today a fellow blogger asked me for advice on having a successful site. I honestly didn’t know how to answer that question, only because I don’t think I’m successful at it yet. My mantra to this whole writing and lifestyle business is that I’m only as good as my last post.

Today’s society and its ever fledgling morale towards success is fueled by the “Next Big Thing.” With all of us in constant competition with one another and taxing ourselves by someone else’s personal struggle or success we aren’t able to leave our own fingerprint on the world.

The only way I can answer that question is that true success is measured by the goals you set, how effectively and smart you go about achieving them and how consistent you are at maintaining said accomplishments. You are the king, captain and chief of your own level of success.

No matter how superficial or genuine your aspirations in life are you can have it all as long as you are ready to sacrifice and put in the work to achieve them. It may take a while and results may not be instant but remember the Rock didn’t get ripped in a day.

Meanwhile…about today’s look! It’s spring here in Kansas which means, rain, wind and tornadoes- I love it! I can wear my favorite outerwear pieces and some of my most scantly clad workout attire. I’ve had this raincoat for about a year from Liz Claiborne originally $125 I got it for $65, its a perfect spring necessity. It’s light weight, has many pockets and cinch in at the waist! Today I wanted to done a crop top however, it’s was a bit windy so I paired this Hanes sweatshirt I cut up for yoga class with an oxford. The boots sealed the look, helping me stay on trend with fashion and the weather.

Photographed by: Theodolph Mason
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Crop Sweatshirt: Hanes (cut up by moi)
Oxford: Hollister Co. $29
Rain Coat: Liz Claiborne $65
Denim: 511′s Levi’s $35
Boots: ASOS.com $99
Accessorizes: (rings Forever 21 bracelet Dillard’s)

À la carte

13 Mar

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“Nothing in life is easy but I dictate how difficult it can be.”

As much as we plan, hope for the best and leave our home with the most positive intention of success that day, howbeit making smart eating choices, completing the to-do list or squeezing in a workout after a long day our plans can easily take a turn for the jelly-belly. I always want to make today better than yesterday however, sometimes it seems as though the universe isn’t on the same workout plan as me. That’s why it important for me to hold myself accountable for my mishaps as much as I revel in my triumphs. No matter how distress, tough or fridget your circumstances you must keep your presence strong and press on.

Putting things off, making excuses and blaming others only leaves me with the unnecessary weight gain. Toughen up and do whatever you have to do to get to your goal!

Photographed by: Theodolph Mason
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Camel Coat: Stafford JC Penny $78.75
Hoodie: Target Hanes $9.99
Extended Sweatshirt: PacSun Yeezus Tour $39.50
Denim: Levi’s 511 Dillard’s $39.99 (distressed by myself)
Ankle Strap Boots: Zara $129.99
Accessories: (necklace/bracelet Kenneth Cole Reaction, cuff Micheal Kors and ring BCBG)

À la carte: Day Five #5days5guys1item

8 Mar

Yoga & Errands (1)

While everyone’s out enjoying Sunday funday, I’m trying to take advantage of this sunny Sunday, get skinny and complete my to-to list before “The Good Wife” comes on. The final day of the #5guys5days1item style challenge and my patent leather and pony hair oxfords from Zara has literally taken me everywhere, from the office, to coffee, a ride around the city and now yoga class.

This morning I almost forgot I had one more day to pair these shoes with a look, just so happened I was all dressed for my 8:30 a.m. yoga class and before I hit the door I kicked off my Nike’s and stepped into these. Voilà, they actually don’t look all that bad with sweats and a tee. Luckily you don’t need shoes during yoga. Up next… time to wash my car!

This was an awesome week of fashion for me I got to play in my closet, commit to a look and had the pleasured to be inspired by some amazingly fashionable men. Though, some couldn’t full participate due to launching a magazine and inclement weather I really appreciate Roberto Johnson (@itsrobertojohnson) -outerwear & Askia B (@askiaabdull) -pants for committing to my challenge despite their busy scheduled. I can’t wait for the next challenge.

Review all five looks, follow me(@bougiehippie) on Instagram as I put some more miles on these oxfords along with the other four men participating in the #5days5guys1item challenge.

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Hooded Cape: Zara $90.76
Denim Shirt: JCP (children section) $14
Extended Tee: Urban Outfitters $29.99
Training Pants: Dick’s Sporting Goods Adidas $21.99
Shoes: Zara $129
Accessories: (watch Samsung Gear Live, nail bracelet Giles & Brother and necklace Aldo)

À la carte: Day Four #5days5guys1item

8 Mar

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Two days late on day four of #5day5guys1item style challenge yet I’m still committed to donning these singular pair of shoes. These oxfords go with absolutely everything, not to mention it has become rather (no completely, I mean I’m still me) easy getting dressed not having to find a shoe to go with every look. I didn’t get home till late last night so before I went up to my apartment I snapped a few shots in the hallway.

These shoes are the perfect blend of dressy, casual with a hint of personality.Every guy needs a statement shoe that will instantly clean up his look.

Catch up on all my recent looks, follow me(@bougiehippie) on Instagram as I put some more miles on these oxfords along with the other four men participating in the #5days5guys1item challenge.

The Guys:
Antonio Guerrero (@thestylewarrior_) Shirt.
Kedrick Walker (@rockedfeller) Accessory.
Roberto Johnson (@itsrobertojohnson) Outerwear.
Askia B (@askiaabdull) Pants.

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Wide-Brim Fedora: Target $16.99
Sweater: Mossimo Supply Co Target $29.99
Extended Tee: Urban Outfitters $29.99
Camel Coat: Stafford JCP $78.75
Denim: 511′s Levi’s Dillard’s $39.99
Shoes: Zara $129
Accessories: (BCBG & Aldo)

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