Goodbye

Hey guys, it’s caseycow101. I’ll get straight to the point.

I have changed my name to angelakzhou, so no more caseycow101. I’ve decided to quit my fashion blog SoCal Spirit and my old Fantage blog and created a new blog: justyouraveragezhou.wordpress.com. On this blog, I am basically blogging about my life and whatever I feel like. Please give me a follow, because this will be the only blog I will be updating from now on. I have created this new blog because I feel like my old blogs are too constricting, subject-wise. I also do not want to quit blogging as it has helped my writing skills tremendously. If you would like to still see me blog, just follow my new blog. I thank you all very much for your support and companionship on this blog and as followers. I am honored to have served you guys for over 2 years, but my time has come to move on. You guys have been super supportive and the best friends I could ever have. Thank you for everything 🙂

Your friend always,

Angela

Busy Busy

Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted in forever, so I am finally here to confirm my school schedule.

I am officially a junior in high school. Many people may classify this year as “the worst year of your high school life” or “the year that determines the rest of your life”. So far, that’s what it feels like. I have been extremely busy with my classes, homework, learning to drive, fitness, and SAT prep classes on Saturdays and homework. I honestly don’t think I’ll be able to run this blog during the school year. So unfortunately, I will be taking a break for the time being.

On another note, I have decided to do weekly (or monthly) vlogs so that I can still be interacting with my fans and followers. Vlogs are super easy and short for me to do, and it takes much less time than blogging. I still want to run this blog in the future, so I’m hoping that these vlogs will make you want to stay connected with me ❤

Once I set up a Youtube account for that, I will let you all know so you can subscribe to me. After that, I will not be on this blog until maybe…the next school break or even next summer. Unfortunately, I will also probably be pausing my other Youtube channel, Twins Entertainment, for the time being. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, but I really need to focus on school this year so I can get the grades that I truly want and be successful.

~Angela

I Got My Ears Pierced!

No one ever noticed this before, but I don’t have pierced ears. That means I can’t style my outfits with super cute, matching earrings! But yesterday, August 2nd, 2014, I finally got my ears pierced! 😀 Being the crazy, stupid idiot that I am, I didn’t just get regular lobe piercings, I got 6 piercings, hurray! I got 2 lobe piercings, a cartilage piercing on my right ear, and a navel (belly button) piercing.

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navel pierced

Let me just tell you, it was quite the experience. As mentioned before, I am a very stupid and crazy person. So I got my piercings at a sketchy house near Qualcomm Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers). She charged $50 for all 6 piercings, which is really cheap, and it came with the jewelry. Also, I didn’t have to get parental consent for the navel piercing, so that’s quite nice too. Of course, you should really get parental consent if you want a navel piercing. You should also get it done professionally, but not at Claire’s. Claire’s uses a gun, which can shatter your cartilage and/or cause an infection. Although a gun hurts less, it’s not worth the after effects!

To be honest, the navel piercing didn’t hurt much at all. The clamp they used actually hurt more than the actual piercing. And the actual needle-poking-into-skin part only hurt for like literally…2 seconds. The cartilage did not hurt as much as I thought it would, but the 2nd pair of lobe piercings kind of hurt, probably because I was expecting more pain in the same areas of my ears.

Yesterday night I was cleaning my navel piercing with a 1-tablespoon-of-salt, 2-tablespoons-of-water solution. You can tell I am an amateur because I barely used any water. My friend who came with me to get a navel piercing used a 1-tablespoon-of-salt, 1-bottle-of-water cleaning solution, which is much smarter. Anyway, I accidentally got a little bit of that cleaning solution into my navel piercing, and it seeped into the piercing. And obviously it burned like HELL for about 5 minutes straight. I was literally just standing there grabbing my stomach in pain. Then it started bleeding again. Great. All in all, do not use so much salt, and do not let it seep into your piercing.

Right now I am SO scared for my navel piercing. I am so afraid it will caught on my shirt or my bedsheets or literally anything. It kind of hurts to bend over since it stretches the skin a little, but I’m sure the pain will subside as the piercing heals. I literally try to do everything with a straight back to avoid moving waist a lot, even getting out of bed, and it so funny yet so scary at the same time.

Also, I have to wait at least a month until I can take the piercing out and change it, so I’ll have this weird clear thing on my belly button for like 6 weeks, oops. At least I didn’t get a black navel ring with a weed leaf on it like my friend who came with me. When I get hair caught on my ear piercings, it hurts like a mother. Probably a bad idea to get so many piercings at once, but YOLO right?

Well the point of this post was to share with you future navel rings/earrings that I wanted to try out that would be SUPER CUTE. I just love these cute little accessories. Here is a list of ones that I would absolutely love:

Belly Rings

Dream Catcher Belly Ring

Diamond Belly Ring

Anchor Belly Ring

Heart Belly Ring

Feather Belly Ring

THIS?! (jk)

Earrings

Diamond Stud Earrings ❤

This is cute, but how would I pull this off?

Connected Earrings

Infinity Cartilage Earring

Rose Earrings

THIS!

I’ve always wanted to try hoop earrings

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One of my biggest worries abut piercings is that people will start thinking of me as a juvenile delinquent or something. I want to break that stereotype, I want to prove that well-rounded, intelligent, smart, and hardworking individuals can have just as much creativity and freedom as those slightly fanatical people with no brains and an excess of piercings and tattoos. I just really love jewelry and fashion, and I love expressing myself.

I also don’t want people to think of me as just another one of those people who cares SO MUCH about how they look. But honestly if you met me, you know all I wear when I’m lazy are a t-shirt and shorts, and I just keep my hair in a messed up bun. I seriously do not really care (anymore) about how I look in public, I just want to feel good about myself. Self improvement is my motivation 🙂

Thanks for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed it! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @socalspiritblog and subscribe to my Youtube at http://youtube.com/TwinsEntertainmentUS

~Angela

My Realization

I’ve always wondered what the point of fashion is. People have different reasons for being interested in beauty, clothes, makeup, etc. I’ve always been interested in fashion because I thought that if others think I look beautiful, then I am beautiful. I thought that it doesn’t really matter what I think of myself, as long as I get others’ approval. I always loved dressing up and doing my hair and makeup, it made me feel so beautiful. I thought that I could always be happy as long as others loved the way I looked. 

Clearly I was wrong. Right now, I don’t even care anymore what people think of me. As long as I feel beautiful, I am beautiful. If people don’t like the way I dress, then I really don’t care. I used to think that it was the clothes that made you beautiful, but it really is the person that makes the clothes beautiful. If you know you are a beautiful person, it shows, it really does. When I don’t feel confident, I will change the way I dress or look so that I do feel confident. It’s that simple. People might be saying that it’s bad for me to change or that I changed for the worse, but the only reason I changed is so I could be confident in my own body. 

This brings me to the idea of fitness and image. Why am I so intrigued with fitness? It takes up so much of my time, and results are so slow. It’s because I want to change the way I live and the way I look. I want to look and be healthy, it’s not that I am afraid of being judged by other people. I just absolutely detest it when people accuse me of changing for other people. NO! That’s definitely not it! I just want to change so I can feel good about myself. It’s called self-motivation, and I am determined to achieve my goals.

Now that all that fluff is done, I wanted to elaborate on my perception of fashion now. I have changed so much over the last year since I opened this blog, and my ambitions are quite different. I am here to teach people different techniques in beauty and fashion. I want to help you feel good about yourself, and motivate you to become healthy. I do not want people following my blog to think that I am so lowly as to perceive “beautiful” as dressing well and having a good body. I just want to give people tips and advice on what I love about fashion. I want everyone to know that beauty really does come from the inside. You can be “pretty”, but being a bitch really won’t make you a satisfied, healthy, and happy person will it? Being lively, outgoing, unique, charismatic, and considerate will make you a happier person.

That’s pretty much all I want to say. I kind of feel like I got off topic at some point about what I wanted to say and I just lost it. Well, that’s it. Stay beautiful and thanks for following me!

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~Angela

Fitness Diaries: Day 3

Call me stupid, but I just realized that this fitness regime is 12 weeks long, not 8 weeks. That means it’s going to even farther into the school year than I thought. Well, crap. Anyways, if you read my last Fitness Diaries, you know that I made a calender and record all the workouts I do. Well I think it is working out pretty well, even if I accidentally skipped a few days. Also, I only made it for weeks 3-8 because I thought it was 8 weeks long so now I have to make another one for weeks 9-12.

Also, I just began starting a healthy eating plan. Usually, I eat frozen food everyday for lunch because I am too lazy, but now I bought salad and ingredients to make quesidillas because frozen food is extremely unhealthy. I also bought some ingredients to make chicken fajitas, so I’ll let you guys know how that turns out 🙂

I am currently starting week 4 of the fitness regime, and I lost my phone for like 4 days this week already so I’ll get that back soon to show you guys progress pictures! I’m not exactly sure if I made any progress, but I do feel a little healthier. It really inspires me to see the transformations that people make from this fitness program on Kayla Itsines’ Instagram account. It makes me want to work much harder. Here are some of the amazing transformations people made, but none of them are me.

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I may be impatient, but I just really hoped that these results would show more progressively. These images are so inspiring to me, so I really hope I can get a nice body soon and feel good about myself. That’s pretty much all I have to say about my fitness regime this week, so keep checking for updates, and see you guys next time!

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~Angela Z.

Fitness Diaries: Day 2

So it has been 2 weeks since the beginning of my 8-week workout regime. I feel like I have gone absolutely NO WHERE. I still do not watch my diet or eat the right foods, and I lost no weight. My stomach is still about as fat as when I started the regime. It is definitely not the book’s fault, it is my fault. I have been feeling so unmotivated lately, and obviously that much can be seen in my progress. Which is nada. So starting from the beginning of week 3, I will get my head into the game and REALLY start trying.

I think it has been especially hard because I have a lot of homework and studying to do because I am also in week 5 of this 8-week SAT study program, which is every week day 8 am-1 pm. So tonight I will probably go food shopping, and I will buy all the foods I need for this nutritional plan. Also, I will make a giant poster and hang it up on my closet door for the next 6 weeks of this workout program. Every day, I will record my weight, how many calories I inhaled, and how I felt. I really hope that I can get back on track with this workout program 😦

I feel like another reason I am super unmotivated for this program is because this is my 2nd workout program of the summer, so I have already been doing this for quite a while. I have been so frustrated lately because I have seen no progress, yet I am too lazy to put my head into these workouts. It just sucks because I still feel the same as I did in the beginning of the summer, and I just hate my body at the moment… I seriously think I was more fit 2 weeks ago than I am now.

But let’s think of the glass as half full. I WILL get my head back in the game and I will focus on achieving my goals. Even though I may not look any different now, I will in the future if I just keep working hard. I will do this program and I will succeed! As much as I love boba, I WILL stop indulging on it so often 😥 This means I also definitely have to manage my time better, can’t be up till 11 pm studying every night!

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No progress 😦 I looked better before the workout program even started

weekly calender

It’s so messy! I accidentally started the week with “Monday” so I had to color over the days with a black crayon and paint them back on starting with “Sunday”. And I just painted the week numbers for fun 🙂

That’s all for this week! Remember:

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~Angela Z.

Bikini Bound: Choosing the Best Swimsuit For Your Body

Can one really go through the whole summer without buying and flaunting an ADORABLE and affordable swimsuit? Truth is, no way! But there are just SO many choices out there, but it’s okay, because I am here to help anyone choose the right bikini for their body! Let us start by how an individual classifies her body type? Truth is I am not exactly sure of my body type. Remember, any body is a beautiful body, and eating healthy and living a good lifestyle is the first step to flaunting a beautiful bikini! Here is how you classify your body shape:

body types

Athletic

So, athletic people basically have the nicest bodies out there. Broad shoulders, narrow hips, muscular legs, nice butt, proportional body. You can get an athletic body with a lot of hard work and the right workout program. If you have an athletic body type, you should focus on feminine cuts and details. Since people with athletic body types have really nice legs, they would look really good with embellishments or even solid color bottoms and a printed top. Athletic body types tend to have broad shoulders, so a suit with prints along the side will help even it out. Generally stay away from bandeaus, boy-cut briefs, and shapeless one piece swimsuits.

If you have short legs, wearing high-cut swimsuits will make your legs appear longer, kind of like Miley Cyrus’s jumpsuits 🙂

If you have a short torso, do NOT wear high waisted bikini bottoms. Wear low-hip bikinis and high-bustline tops.

Straight

If you have a straight body type, you have no curves. You’ll have to fake it till you make it. Bikinis with padding, ruffles, and prints will make you look curvier. Underwires also add support, and bustier bikinis look good too.

Avoid bandeau tops and sporty bottoms! These DO NOT complement your body type.

Pear

I know that everyone should respect their body, but I am pear-shaped and I absolutely would love an athletic type body. Being 5’1 and a figure skater, I have HUGE thighs, short legs, and a short torso. It’s hard to find a flattering bikini and I hate being extremely short. But anyways, if you have a pear shaped body like me, then bottoms with skirts can add for coverage. Briefs and boyshorts will also even out your thighs a bit. Try not to wear prints on your bottoms and wear halter straps and underwired bikinis that flatter your upper body more.

Curvy/Hourglass

If you have an hourglass figure, you will want to wear a swimsuit that complements your curves, but still holds everything firmly in place. If you want your waist to look skinnier, wear a high waisted bikini, I actually love those. You should also wear solid colors or simply prints so it keeps everything in control. Avoid thin-stringed bikinis.

Hope you find the perfect bikini for you! Remember, no matter what body shape you have, you are beautiful! Now rock that swimsuit, and don’t worry about what others think 🙂

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~Angela Z.

Fitness Diaries: Day 1

So some of you know I have started a 12-week workout regime in the “Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.” I just got it in my email a few days ago, since it is an ebook, so I will now be tracking my progress through these “diary entries” that will all be on the Fitness page on my blog here. So now that I read over the book in general and the H.E.L.P. nutrition guide, and finished the first few days of the fitness regime, I have some things to say about it.

Pros

There are indeed many positive aspects of this ebook. The first thing I have to say about it is that it is very organized and very neat. It is easy to find anything in the book. It is very easy to follow and understand, and has clear instructions on everything. The actual workout program is easy to follow, and it totally kickass. On the first day of the program, I had to go outside 3 times in between workouts because I was getting way too sweaty and hot. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I like doing my workouts inside even if it is super hot.

I feel like this program is going to totally kick my butt, and that is exactly why I bought it. I felt like the first workout program I did (the Hasfit 30 Days To Get In Shape Workout Challenge) was extremely easy. Although I did attain quite nice abs and lost much stomach fat from that program, I really wanted something that could push me further so I could achieve more. After just doing one day of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, I could almost die from exhaustion, and I loved it! That was a few days ago, and I am STILL sore.

Cons

There are indeed many cons to this ebook, but it is probably because I haven’t scrutinized it enough to know all the wonderful aspects of this book, and I am quite cynical when it comes to product reviews.

First off, this ebook is EXTREMELY expensive, but only if you buy it on the actual website: kaylaitsines.com.au. I would highly suggest buying it from somewhere else since it is an ebook, so it can be transferred easily online. On the actual website, it costs about $120 Australian dollars which is about $112 in U.S. dollars for both the Bikini Body Guide and the H.E.L.P. nutrition and diet guide. I bought it on ebay for approximately $2.50. See what I’m getting at here? I also believe it is overpriced since it is not an actual, physical, book so it should cost less anyway. I find it slightly hard to read on a computer or tablet since you would have to scroll for a very long time through the pages to find the one you want, so I actually had my dad print out all 220 pages of both of the books.

After reading through the Bikini Body Guide, I also found it quite vague on the exact workout regime. There are actually barely any descriptions of anything in the book, and I found it quite uneducational. I actually thought the instructor on my old workout website, Hasfit, did a better job at explaining what muscles he was working on and precisely what his workouts targeted. In these workouts, you can only tell what you are working on once you actually do the workout and you can say, “oh yea, this kind of hurts my calves, but I guess that’s what I’m supposed to be working on right now”. Overall, it kind of just feels like you have to just follow the workout regime without actually knowing what you are working on.

Overall, I actually love this book a lot. It will totally kick my butt for the next 12 weeks, or at least until school work piles up too much for me to have time for working out. I love the design for the book, even though it is very minimalist. I would indeed suggest trying out this workout program if you want a nice body, but do not buy it on the actual website since it is quite expensive. Definitely buy it from ebay or anywhere else.

But seriously, I just love exercising, but I hate it. You see my problem?

~Angela

Blog Updates

I hope you have noticed the new format to the blog by now. I really like the header, it looks super professional 🙂 I wanted to change the blog’s format because I wanted a sidebar so it would be easier to located the follow button and what not, and I wanted the blog to look more professional. This is just one big step in my process to making the blog much more updated.

You may have also noticed that I changed the byline to my blog, which is the little caption underneath the title. Instead of simply saying “fashion blog”, it is now “fashion, fitness, and lifestyle”. Instead of just writing about fashion and beauty, I decided to extend my areas of blogging, and this new byline will remind me of my set ideas for this blog. I think it could be a nice motto. Since I added fitness to my blog, I’m going to make a new fitness page (yay!). My major area of interest for this page is going to be my progress in completing this 90 day workout challenge from a book called “Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide”. Of course I will also post things such as daily workouts, diet plans and recipes, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I only recently got interested in fitness, so I don’t have too much legitimate information yet, so please bare with me!

Otherwise, I hope you guys really like the new format for the blog, I personally do. In the future, I may also add a makeup page again since it is summer so I have time to learn about makeup techniques. I might also add a page for more emotional areas, such as confidence boosters, motivation, my advice on life, and all that stuff. Still, I will mostly focus and fashion though, but I hope these new subjects in my blog posts will attract more followers and viewers for my blog. As I said in my last post, I am hoping to make my blog more organized and professional, so that I can expand it to new places and help others.

Lastly, thank you so much to all my followers for sticking by my side for the last year as my blog developed. Without you guys, I seriously would not be where I am right now. You guys are so amazing and supportive, and I am so glad that I have such amazing subscribers like you guys. Please tell all your friends about my blog, and again, thank you guys so much!

~Angela Z.

My Blog’s Story

When I first created this blog, I had no set goal for what I wanted to do and it was very disorganized. I posted random things and had no template for my blog. A year later, not much has really changed. I still post random things and do not have a template for my posts. But this summer, I want to develop my blog fully and make it more organized.

So I’ll start at the beginning again.

Hi, my name is Angela. I live in San Diego, California and I am currently 15 year old. My interests include synchronized ice skating, art, and blogging. My main topics for this blog will include fashion, beauty, makeup, and fitness. Let me elaborate on each topic.

Fashion

As you have heard many times from many different people, everybody wants to fit in right? But not only does everyone want to fit in, but everyone also wants to be unique. Kind of ironic right? I have always shunned myself for my past fashion sense; it changes so much every year. Starting in 9th grade, I started catching up with fashion trends. Well what do I mean by catching up? For example, when I was in 8th grade, I wore like colored skinny jeans and plain color shirts. Normal 8th graders wore skirts, denim shorts, and even the occasional crop top. I never did my hair or makeup, and I did not shave or use deodorant.

In 9th grade, I kind of followed regular fashion trends closely. I started wearing shorts regularly and NOT wearing the same outfit every week. I dip-dyed my hair purple, then dyed all of my hair brown. I started doing makeup and straightening my hair every day. I still sometimes felt out of place with my strange fashion sense, but I mostly liked my clothing and payed very careful attention to my outfits. Now changing from middle school to high school is really big. I feel like it changed me a lot. I definitely looked way older and more mature in terms of fashion and physical appearance by the end of 9th grade. Very common outfits in 9th grade included crop tops, maxi skirts, skater skirts, cardigans, and high-waisted shorts. But I still did not have think much of wearing that type of clothing.

My fashion sense changed the most in my sophomore year of high school. Many may believe that there are always a group of “popular girls” in their school and that they are such “white girls”. This is the belief that I base most of my posts off of. So when I say an item is “popular” and a “new trend”, I am alluding to the fact that these “popular, white girls” have started to wear these. My own fashion sense is mostly based off of these so called “white girls”. What does that mean? It means I wanted to fit in and be popular, but only fashion-wise. My freshman year of high school was when I had a hard time getting along with my “group of friends”. We would constantly get in fights and do mean things to each other. I feel like that was one of the reasons why I didn’t care so much to fit in in 9th grade but rather to just find a good group of friends that will always be there for me.

In 10th grade is when my group of friends started conforming to each other and accepting each other. Therefore, that was not really a problem for me anymore. So I decided to focus on what I really loved-fashion. I wasn’t striving for a “unique” fashion sense but rather a “mainstream” one since I never really had a “mainstream” fashion sense. I’m hoping that in the future, it will develop into a unique type that will lead me on my way to the fashion industry. But for now I can just accept the fact that I “dress like a white girl” according to many people.

I think having a fashion blog really helped me keep my fashion sense in order so that I know exactly what I want to be. Not only that, but I would really love to help other people “develop” their fashion sense. I see it this way; developing a fashion sense is like developing the ability to play a sport well. You have to practice a lot, and not be afraid to take risks. You have to be willing to want to get better, and you have to have a methodical and effective way of improving. I believe that this blog can be that way of helping people develop their fashion sense.

Beauty

Firstly, beauty relates to makeup, hygiene, and basically anything in the bathroom. So I started experimenting with beauty products in 9th grade. I always had an interest in beauty, but never really got to cultivating my curiousness. I guess after seeing so many upperclassmen who used beauty products made me want to start trying these things too. I also I believe I am a late boomer when it comes to the age in which I start using beauty products. Like for example, my mom never believed I needed to shave my legs because I’m Asian and she says “Asians barely have any leg hair”. Well obviously she had never seen my legs, because they looked like forests. So I started questioning the forests I had on my legs in 10th grade, which is indeed really late. Now I’m glad I found out that teen girls regularly shave their legs, because if I didn’t, I would still have trees on my legs.

Also, I actually only started using exfoliating face wash when my doctor recommended it. That was about 3 years ago. I guess it was because I had more acne than my genetics allowed, and I am so thankful for it. If I didn’t learn how to clean my face, I would have much more acne. I still believe that I learned about it too late though. I also started experimenting with simple makeup in 9th grade. I liked to use liquid eyeliner on a regular basis, although it wasn’t even noticeable. I watched many many many many makeup videos, but then did I only realize that my eye shape makes applying makeup SO hard. What I mean by this is that I have fat almond shaped eyes, and my eyelids are extremely puffy. Not only that, but I have double eyelids, meaning I have a flap of skin over my eyelid, so eyeliner doesn’t actually show up. That basically cancelled out eyeliner and eye shadow as good makeup for me. I think I have posted something about double eyelids before, and they are the reason why I pretty much quit trying to use eye shadow.

I also did not know how to shape my eyebrows until literally the beginning of this year. No one simply ever told me eyebrows were so important. So not only did I have forests on my legs, but I also had jungles on my face until the middle to end of my sophomore year of high school. I am still extremely bad at plucking my eyebrows, so if you ever need someone to ruin your eyebrows, hit me up.

My beauty products story is quite short since it started only well over a year ago, and that is no thanks to anyone BUT Youtube videos. I am glad that I found out about these things though, because I feel like I am really growing up.

Fitness

Fitness is literally one of my top priorities starting only this summer. I never really cared about how my body looked before since I am pretty skinny (mostly because of genetics), but also because I feel like I really wasn’t getting any fatter. I only felt like I was getting less fit when my mom told me once that I was getting “choppy”. Let me just say moms are brutally honest; if it wasn’t true, she wouldn’t have said it. Before I started caring about fitness, I also felt like I had a healthy lifestyle. I stopped eating hamburgers and most fast foods a few year ago, and I rarely drank soda. But that didn’t keep me from inhaling WAY too many carbs and sugars, since I was quite lacking on the junk food. Now, my sugar inhalation has decreased greatly, but I feel is still not at a very healthy level.

One of the many reasons I started fitness was because last summer, my sister actually completed many fitness programs. I really didn’t see any difference in her physical appearance, but it really got me interested in it. This school year, I felt like it would actually be really great to live a healthy lifestyle (and not to mention have a six pack). Once I reached over 100 lbs (don’t judge me), I really did feel start not liking my body. I felt my fat was unevenly layered throughout my body, there was too much skinny in some places and too much fat in other places. Besides, there are so many great health benefits to working out and doing fitness every day.

I have probably said this before, but I am an ice skater, therefore I pretty much solely use my legs in my sport. What does that mean? It means I have IRON THIGHS and my leg muscles are super unproportional to my upper body. I didn’t feel like I could style clothes as well because of this imbalance, and I really wanted to get a nice body. Not only that, but it also helped me find motivation to achieve a goal in life. I started losing purpose to many of the things I did, so I made a new purpose. After about a month of regular fitness training, I feel so much better and so much more motivated to continue living a healthy lifestyle. I feel like I really accomplished something and that I can really achieve more if I have the right mindset.

Here are my before and after pictures of 30 days of regular workouts and fitness training.

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progress

Well that was basically the story of how this blog came to be. Now that I feel like I have established my purpose and main ideas for this blog, I feel like I should organize it. I really probably create a new fitness page since I am quite in love with fitness at the moment, and hopefully post more and keep an organized blog. I can’t thank you guys enough for sticking to my blog and supporting me so much! If you have any ideas for new things I should add on this blog, don’t be afraid to comment below! I am always up for new ideas. I would love to diversify my blog to more subjects than just beauty, fashion, and fitness!

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XOXO ~Angela