Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Enjoying Nature

One of my favorite things to do when I'm stressed is to go outside and breathe some fresh air!

Being inside all day makes me feel like I'm stuck, so just stepping outside and taking a deep breath instantly calms me down.

Recently, I bought a bike with my boyfriend and we try and go ride on the trail by my apartment as much as our schedule allows! It's not really a rigorous trail, so it's enough of workout, without leaving me feeling drained. 

My advice to all of you who own a bike (especially if it's stored away collecting dust), is to go out and ride! Even if it's just for 20 minutes. I would avoid going on streets and stick to a trail though, if you get stressed about getting hit by a car (which I definitely do). 

Anyways it's always nice to get out and enjoy the beautiful earth we live in, so spend some time in nature today :)

Danielle Janay 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Getting Fit

So recently my boyfriend was hired as a Spin instructor, so naturally, I want to take all of his classes.

Let me tell you a few things about me first:

1. I don't really like to exercise, mostly due to the fact that I have really bad joint issues which make it hard for consistent workouts.
2. I get discouraged if I am not the best at everything I do, so trying a new exercise routine apart from yoga was a bit intimidating.

I thought that my boyfriend being a spin instructor would actually get me to workout again. And I was right!
Having my boyfriend as a coach and a supporter has really helped me to learn how to properly spin and how to get the most out of my workout.

Spin is hard. A lot harder than I imagined. But, at the end of the day, that one hour workout makes you feel like you were just sweating at the gym for 3 hours. That's no joke.

So, if you're looking for a new workout routine, or just some cardio to fit into your schedule, take a spin class! For an hour, you get your butt kicked by someone who knows what they're doing and can help you improve (and you can take a break whenever you need).

Bring a friend if that helps you stay motivated, too! I know having my boyfriend watching me makes me want to get in shape even more..... Mostly so that I can kick his butt one day.

Go out of your comfort zone and do something different this week at the gym. You never know, you might end up liking it just a little! :)

xoxo Danielle

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Favorite Snack

Throughout my childhood, my mom always made my brother and I the most delicious snacks. And usually, they weren't very common ones! One of my favorite snacks she would make would be Strawberries & milk.

Now, I don't drink dairy milk, so now, I make this snack with coconut or almond milk. (I prefer the coconut taste with the strawberries.

All you have to do to make this delectable treat is cut up around 8-10 strawberries in half (cut off the top), put into a bowl, and add milk! Just like your favorite cereal.

Its delicious & nutritious. Give it a try!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

On My Radar....

Recently, I have been switching up my skincare routine in order to give my skin a break from my usual wash. I found a few sample bottles of Image Skincare face products from my last competition at Miss California 2015, so I decided to give them a try.

Here are the main products I used:

Stem Cell Facial Cleanser

This product was one of the best facial cleansers I have ever used. The directions say to massage it into your face for about a minute, and it just cleans deep into your pores. When I wash all the cleanser off,  I not only feel refreshed, but I feel like my skin is a lot healthier!

Stem Cell Serum

This serum soaks into your skin leaving your skin feeling tight, but moisturized. I think of this serum a lot like I would a toner. I felt as though my skin was a lot smoother after using this for a few days along with the Stem Cell Creme at night and the Daily Tinted Moisturizer in the morning.

Stem Cell Creme

Using this creme right after letting that serum soak in, is just what my skin needs to stay moisturized all through the night. The product is not too heavy and leaves my skin feeling super soft up until the break of dawn.

Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

I have been on a search to find a tinted moisturizer that can replace my usual foundation and concealer. This is that tinted moisturizer. Not only is there sunscreen in this product (which should always be in your daily moisturizer.....), but there are a bunch of skin-saving anti-oxidants to keep your skin glowing! I mostly love wearing this moisturizer because it means that I don't have to wear makeup --- there is just enough coverage that I don't feel bad walking out of my house bare-faced!

If you are looking for new products to try check out Image Skincare!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Staying Updated!

Do you have trouble staying on top of current events?
I know I always feel like I am out of the loop when I hear my peers talking about the latest thing that has taken place in our world!
Being a pageant girl, my coaches are always reminding me to stay on top of my current events, and I used to think it was impossible to be versed on every topic that's gracing the headlines........
Then I met theSkimm.

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Enjoy xoxo

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