Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Stress


     The end of the weekend, and the beginning of the week. Also known as one of the most stressful days of the week. I find that the reason people become stressed on a sunday (mostly at night) is due to procrastination. Now don't take me the wrong way, I myself am a HUGE procrastinator and I constantly find myself drifting away ad doing random things. Its a natural instinct, especially when what you have to do is not interesting. Anyway, I have come up with a few ways that really does help to take off the sunday-night stress. Give them a try and leave me  comment to let me know any worked good for you!

How to Relieve Sunday Night Stress:
1. Schedule 
     You don't have to go crazy with this one and schedule every second of your weekend, but if you can then make a rough copy of your weekend. I like to take a piece of paper and write down all that needs to get done during the weekend. I then take sometime to organize when I am going to do each thing. This helps me to focus on what needs to get done, so I don't procrastinate and leave everything for the last minute.

2. Plan Ahead
     This may sound like the first tip, but its different. This doesn't involve doing actual "work", but it does set you up for a successful week. I you are going to a certain event/place during the week then make sure you have an idea of what you are going to wear/how you are going to get there/directions ect. It will help a lot to know these things in advance because it will take way stress from not just a sunday night, bit also the entire week!

2. Relax
     Now that you have finished all of your work (because you have planned it in advance) you should have some free time. This should be a couple hours or so before you go to sleep because it will help you wind down. At this time, I usually take a nice bubble bath, have some tea, and then cuddle up with my computer and watch an episode of Friends (Call me basic, but its a great show!). If you don't have as  much free time then you could make a hot chocolate, read a couple pages in a book, paint your nails, ect. Sometimes I will even sit on my floor, close my eyes, and take a few deep breathes. This lets me exhale all of my stress and breathe in fresh air which allows me to conquer the new week ahead.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Snack Time!

Apples and Strawberries dipped in Hummus= fiber, nutrient, and protein friendly :)
      Whether your in-between meals or just want a little something to hold you over, snacks are great! There are both good sides and bad sides to snacking. Good: it can help balance the different nutrients that you are receiving in every meal. Bad: Many people over eat when snacking and tend to get a little of control (I do, and a lot!). Here are some tips to make sure you are a happy and healthy snacker!

1. Choose Wisely: There are so many tempting snacks out there (chips, sweets, soda, ext.),but make sure you choose the healthiest option! I tend to go for protein-filled/fiber-filled foods because they keep you full longer.

2. Portion: put your food in a bowl/plate and provide yourself with the appropriate portions before you eat. This will prevent you from over eating and going past the serving size. *make sure to put the food away after you make your portions, so you don't go back for more*

3.Take your time: Don't scarf down your meal! If you chew slowly and let your mouth absorb the flavors then you are more likely to feel more full. You don't have to chew so slowly, but make sure you really taste the flavors in the food.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

     If your a big coffee drinker but you don`t want to consume all those calories, if its a cold winter day, or if you just want to try something new, then you should drink green tea! But don`t be fooled by the name! Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks out there and it is beyond a superfood.It contains high levels of catechins (antioxidants) which prevent cell damage; it has been shown to improve blood flow & lower cholesteral. In addition, It inceases your brain health and speeds up your metabalism. I hope you all try this because it is such a great drink and you can either get caffinated or decaffinated if you dont want to be too hyped-up.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Subscibe! you know you want to!

 Hello everyone!
     First of all thank you for visiting my blog! As you can probably see from my first posts I blog about a variety of topics. I am aiming to mainly blog about food, fashion/ makeup, and fitness. In addition I`m going to start a series of blogs that will include tips and tricks that you can use to make your daily life easier and more fun! I really hope that YOU (yes, you) subscribe to my blog,  so you can follow me along my journy of life.  If you ever have any questions, concerns, or preferences on what you want me to blog about next, then don`t be afraid to ask! I will enthusiastically answer any questions and reply to and comments you may have. I hope you have and amazing day and I love you!

                                                    Sam A.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Who is ready for spring?!

     Am I the only one tired of all this snow and ready for spring?! These are just some of my favorite spring-time makeup products.

 (Right to Left: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush [Fresh Pink], Maybelline BB cream [light/medium sheer tint], Maybelline FIT me foundation [120], Maybelline FIT me blush [light pink])
     I love the light airy feel of the maybelline FIT me foundation, and the maybelline BB cream gives you that perfect glow on those warm spring days. Also, the bright colors of the FIT me and Dream bouncy blushes make your cheeks pop , and it brings out the beautiful spring-time colors.

*These are all Maybelline products which can be purchased at your local drugstore for affordable prices!

Theres nothing like getting a great deal!

 I personally love make up and brushes but many of them can be over priced. The brand e.l.f. has good quality makeup brushes that are sold for an affordable price!

Here is the link to the e.l.f. products:

Feelin Snacky?


     This delicious snack doesn`t just look great but it also has  amazing health benefits! Grapefruit contains high levels of vitamins A, B, and C, and it has antioxidents which help keep your body strong.  Also, strawberries help burn stored fat, are high in fiber, and they promote bone health!