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Mini Colour Pop haul

I have heard of #ColourPop years ago and thought about trying it out, but I finally took the plunge on #CyberMonday  Here’s my mini haul!

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2017 Photo Blog Rewind

2017 has been a year of steady growth in all aspects especially life.  I hope 2018 will be so much better than this year.  Here’s a quick recap of the year..

 

Weekend getaway back to Emerald City.

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My newest God baby, Malliah.

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Bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs & wedding #1.

 

More concerts this year than past years.  From John Legend to Jay-Z and everything in between.

Backstreet Boys – April

Wango Tango, John Legend – May

Colbie Callait, Incubus – August

Jay-Z – October

 

Meet my favorite Backstreet Boy…twice and Howie!!! Absolutely fangirling!

 

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Baker to Vegas – March

Hollywood Half Marathon – April

Disneyland race weekend 6.2 & 13.1 – September

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

My Birthday!

 

Went to church in the sky with my countless omg’s.

 

Bachelorette weekend in San Diego’s & wedding #2.

 

Los Cabos, Mexico

 

Snapchat filter for Halloween!

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Meet a reindeer!

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Christmas

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And of course countless Disneyland trips

 

 

There weren’t as many extravagant trips this year as last year, but that could be because of all the Disneyland visits.  While in Mexico I started a travel journal which, hopefully, I will continue in my future travels.  However, it does take a bit of time to write in detail about my day.

Fitnesswise, I have had a few injuries (if you can even call them that) that I had to overcome.  1) I messed up my wrist while working out and didn’t fully recover until thre months later.  Even now while working out I do think about not hurting it again.  2) I made the biggest running error in all the years I have been running and work Nike’s during a race.  A big no-no and I now have plantar fasciitis and have not ran since mid-October.  I feel I am slowly healing though and I do want to do a lot of half’s in 2018.  Finally, not an injury, but a fitness goal, I can kind of, sort of almost do a pull up.  We’ll see how far I get with this in the coming year.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill Workout – Week 4

Week 4 aka 1 month into the SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill 12-week Workout!

Workouts are made for:

Monday-Tuesday

Wednesday – rest day

Thursday-Saturday

Sunday – rest day

Workouts consist of 1-2 focus areas for the day.  (Ie. chest/calves day, shoulders/abs, legs/biceps, etc.). Some workouts are longer than other days and days where workouts are shorter 30-minute post cardio is the final to-do.

I typically go to gym after work and work has been challenging this past month in addition to Christmas and all the holiday festivities it was a bit tough keeping up with the workouts day by day.  If I workedout on Wednesday (a rest day) I would do Thursday’s workout.  Most exercises are 4 sets with x amount of reps for an exercise.  There were times when I was too tired to do all 4 sets and I would only do 3 sets.  Depending on the exercise I would lessen or up my reps of the exercise.  For instance, I do not do decline bench press at all and sometimes I may only do 8 reps or 10 reps depending how much energy I have at that given moment.  That is also another thing about the workout plan, it requires certain exercises that get me out of my comfort zone like side cable crunch, decline bench press, and more.  Sometimes I would still do other exercises in addition for the gieven days workout.  For instance, I would do some butt workouts on biceps day because I want to and/or because the current machine I need is being used.  As for the cardio on the shorter workout days , I will be honest, sometimes..okay most of the time I do not do the entire 30 minutes.  Again, I go to the gym after work and by the time I get home other things have to be done..like have dinner.  However, I do do cardio for 15 minutes or so, just not always the entire 30 required minutes.

 

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do some progression in my back and my legs.  I have a few more months to go and see my full progress.

Colourpop x Sephora “You’re a Gem” Lip Trio Review

You’ve heard of the brand Colourpop and their famous ultra matte lippies.  They were only available online until recently.  When Sephora had their sale last month in November I had to try these babies out.  I wanted to give it a little time before giving a full review on them.

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“YOU’RE A GEM” set comes in 3 full size lippies in ‘Charming’, ‘Misbehaving’, & ‘Cathching Feels’ each is 0.11 ounces.  Retails for $18/set.

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‘Charming’ – Is a satin lip with some glitter to it. It can be worn alone or layered on top of ‘Misbehaving’ or ‘Catching Feels’.

‘Misbehaving’ – 1/2 glossy finish lippies.  I wore it and it my coworker said it was similar to MAC’s ‘Rebel’ with a deep purple color.

‘Catching Feels’ – 2/2 glossy finish lippies in the set.  It is a darker taupe color that reminds me of Colourpop’s ‘Tulle’ (one of my favorites).

 

I absolutley love love the trio set and highly recommended trying this out if you have never used Colourpop.

 

I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIITIS…

My plantar fasciitis began after my Disneyland Half Marathon which was 3 months ago, 9/3.

After completing the 13.1 miles I have post race slippers that I use.  I kick off my sneakers and give my feet some air.  As soon as I put my slippers on I felt my feet hurt badly.  I thought nothing of it and continued to walk thinking it would pass.  Three days after the race the pain on my right food did not subside.  Throughout a month and a half the pain in my foot came and went.  I was even able to go on a few short runs around the neighborhood.

After about 7 weeks after my 13.1 run, sometime in the end of October, 10/28 to be exact, my foot was full of pain.  I went to a pumpkin patch and wore short heels, but for a very long period of time and my foot was shot.  I could not stand it.  Also, at this point I had no idea of what was going on with my foot.  I had not gone to the doctor and had no self-cure.

I complained to some coworkers what was going on and said it could be plantar fasciitis and suggested I see a podiatrist.  I would think to myself what could have happened because I have been running for years and know all the basic do’s and don’ts for running.  It all happened during my Disney run weekend back on September 2 & 3.  The 10k on Saturday was perfectly fine, but it was the half marathon on Sunday is where I made a beginner move of a runner.  Biggest running rule…NEVER, NEVER WEAR NIKE’S DURING A RUN.  I know this, rather I should know this.  I have no idea what I was thinking I would be okaying wearing Nike’s for a half marathon.  That’s why basic Asics or Brooks shoes are made!  They are made for functionality.  I wore my Nike’s for the 10k on Saturday and again for the half marathon on Sunday.  HUGE rookie mistake and this is where it all started.

 

I did my own online research on self-cures, but I really wanted to see a doctor.  I made numerous attempts to contact my doctor for a referral to see a foot doctor and it took about 2 weeks before finally getting an appointment to see a podiatrist.  I told another coworker of mine and they suggested I wear arch support and wear comfortable shoes to help my foot heal.  At this point, it is around November so 2 months after my 13.1 race and I was finally able to see a podiatrist.  I told the doctor that I was wearing arch support and roll my foot on a hard ball.  She asked if I wanted a Cortisone shot and I absolutely wanted the inflammatory relief.  The shot hurt like hell!  I was advised to not workout or go to the gym for 3 days and only swim or cycle.

It has been just under a month since visiting the doctor and sometimes I feel like the pain is subsiding, but sometimes the pain comes back.  It really depends on the day.  I continue to wear my arch support everyday and sometimes roll my foot on a ball.  I have not been able to run since 10/21 (from MapMyFitness app), but I frequent the gym often.

My biggest fear in this all is that I will not be able to run for a while or at all.  I want to be able to get back into my running peak, but now I am back at zero.  As much as I hate it I have to wait a little bit longer until I get back to 100% before running again.