Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do List

*Repost* for Blogtober 2019- Originally published on October 26, 2018.

Fall is in full swing and it’s time to get this party started! Here is a fall to-do list of activities for you to try. Let’s see if you can do them all!

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3rd Anniversary

June 4th was our 3rd Anniversary! Ryan and I have been together three years and have had a lifetime of adventures with plenty more to come! Here’s to our future plans like the Rosé Day this weekend, seeing the Dave Matthews Band, Myrtle Beach with my family, and much more 💖🍷🎼🏝✈️ 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Helen Keller
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3 Tips To Boost Your Budget For Summer

Boost Your Budget

Summer is in the air – the nights are lighter, the temperature is warmer and we’re all looking forward to vacations and evenings out. But all of those things cost money, so it’s little wonder that the approach of summer can also make financial demands of us. And if we aren’t prepared? Then it’s either a choice of missing out on those fun summer events, cute new clothes and fresh pedicure or drowning in debt. So don’t let being in the vacation mindset get you off track with your funds, by preparing for summer spending in advance and saving money once you’re there. Here are some ways to boost your budget in time for summer!

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6 Environmentally-Friendly Tips and Products To Be More Green: Earth Day 2019

Earlier this week was Earth Day 2019! Who says saving the planet can’t be stylish?💕 Here are 6 environmentally-friendly tips and sustainable products I actually use! Please note: I’m not perfect and I’m not 100% as green as I could be, but I always make an effort to conserve and be as conscientious as possible #ThereIsNoPlanetB

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How Kickboxing Has Changed My Life for the Better!

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#girlsjustwannahaveguns💪 Turning my #jigglypuff into #wigglytuff 💖😜it was red carpet night at #iLoveKickboxing and I learned exactly how difficult it was to do burpees in a dress! I’ve definitely gained a lot more strength and endurance from kickboxing (in the beginning I couldn’t even do one pushup, but now I do double classes some nights just for fun like a cute psycho 😅🙃) I’m on track to hitting my goal weight this May🥊🥰❣️ • • • • • • #turningmypuffintotuff #kickboxlikeagirl #ilkbnation #ilkb #kickboxinggirl #redcarpetnight #sequindress #mermaiddress #forever21 #rosegoldgloves #kickboxing #rosegold #iridescentdress #iridescent #fitnessmotivation #newyearnewyou #weightlossjourney #changealife #goalgetter #ilkb #djnight

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I started kickboxing atthe end of May in 2018, and it was the best desision ever!

There are so many ways kickboxing at ILKB has changed my life, here are a few:

Weight Loss

After I started counting calories combined with exercise I have lost almost 16 pounds since August! I weighed 106 pounds in freshman year of college. After I graduated my metabolism stopped, I was drinking too much, and without proper diet and exercise I weighed over 160 pounds! In August I limited my calorie intake to about 1,360 a day and I set a goal for myself to go to kickboxing at least four times a week.

I’ve been steadily losing 1 – 1.5 pounds a week the healthy way. I may splurge here and there on my calories at parties and special events, I’m only human. I’m not depriving my body of nutrients and I make sure I always feel satisfied after a meal! My realistic goal weight is 120 pounds and at this rate I’ll be there at the latest in May of next year!

weight loss fitness pal app

Stamina

I sometimes do double classes back to back. After my first class ever I was so sore that I could barely go up the stairs. I was able to complete my first full Tough Mudder (~10 miles, 20+ obstacles), something I never thought I would ever be able to do. Yes, it took me over four hours but I’m so happy that I finished strong.

tough mudder girl

Healthier Heart

After getting the heart-rate monitor I realized that my resting heart-rate was a little high (over 120 bpm). After getting into better shape it has lowered significantly. One lady who checks my heartrate when I donate platelets even said, “be a little more excited, why don’t you”.

Mindfulness and being more aware definitely helps. I work harder with the monitor on because I’m constantly trying to burn more calories than before. It’s very convenient to get the e-mails after every class that give you full workout summary. I’m in constant competition with the person I was the day before.

kickboxing heart rate

*Disclaimer this is a screenshot of a better than average class. I don’t burn this many calories everyday I usually burn around 600-700 on average*

monthly kickboxing calories


Improved Mood

It’s basically impossible to leave after class and feel negatively or in a bad mood. I feel so awesome and accomplished after each class because I’m getting closer and closer to my fitness goals! There is such a supportive group of kickboxing instructors and peers at my studio. We’re at different fitness levels with different lifestyles, but we all have a common goal: To be fitter, stronger, happier versions of ourselves!

holographic ilkb girl

I LOVE KICKBOXING –@honeybunnytwee