Friday, July 25, 2014

VS MODELS-FITNESS MOTIVATION



Hey guys! What’s up? I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m blogging from the boat as we speak. I’m going to Paros! For those of you who don’t know it, Paros is a beautiful Greek island in the Aegean. I’ve been visiting this island since I was 1. The emotional bond is stronger than I can describe, and truly I don’t know if I’m more attached to the actual natural beauty of the place or the endless memories that it has given me over the years. I’m going to see some family members who live there and hopefully catch up with some old friends. But, most importantly, relax, swim, sunbathe, and get filled with energy. My vacation is starting right now, literally, since I had intensive work to do up until today morning. It makes me kinda sad the fact that I didn’t have the time to focus more on my body.

I’ve been an athlete my entire life, but obligations kept me from exercising this year as much as I used to. All that stress and the hard work don’t leave you with much energy to do, practically anything. And thinking that next year will be even worse…No ugly thoughts for now! Only happy ones!

As I was saying, we all love to be fit and slim during summer. All year long, ideally, but especially during these months were revealing more than you are comfortable with is inevitable. Bikinis, shorts, cropped tops, minis yada yada yada. I’m satisfied with my body, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I wish, I’m sure we all do, that I looked like the VS models. I’m a couple of centimeters away, and hours of working out. 

It’s well known that Victoria’s Secret models have it all when it comes to looks. Perfect height, weight, hair…All the things we secretly (or not so much) envy and wish we had at least one of them. It’s really not good for you to look at conventional models and try to be like them. It can drive you crazy. By conventional, I mean the girls that look all alike, have -5% fat on their bodies etc.

But VS models could be a good motivation. Embracing the feminine figure, the healthy nutrition and the physical exercise, it’s exactly what a woman needs. Every body is beautiful and need its owner’s love. Don’t try to change who you are. Nature’s way is the one we should stick with, most of the times. Don’t push your body to the edge. Don’t starve yourself. Don’t try to look like the models. Eat healthy. Exercise regularly. Embrace your curves.

After all, if we all looked like models, all picture perfect and flawless, wouldn’t that be boring? A woman’s nature and beauty lies in what we call “feminine body”, right?

I just felt I had to make this post today for so many reasons. To motivate you and show you the beautiful girls, to try and convince you that you are gorgeous the way you are and you don’t need to look like anybody else. You should follow a healthy lifestyle, not just to look good, but primary, to be and feel good! Feeling good in your skin, this is the most important.

Monday, July 21, 2014

TRAVELWEAR

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TFIOS ♥ by ell0oukaa featuring a white tank top
Hey guys! I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I feel so bad, not only because I want to update my blog with new stuff for you as often as possible, but also because it makes me happy to blog about the things I like. But, as I've told you before, I'm going through a very difficult period and I have no time left. In addition to that, the Wi-Fi stops working every five minutes so I can't do anything. I can't do some research, find new stuff, post on the blog, watch videos... It's down as we speak.
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But let's get to the point now. I know that a lot of you are about to go on vacation. We've talked before about the things you need to pack, but there is another big question that needs to be answered. What to wear when you travel. The truth is that there is no right answer to that. But if I had to choose, I'd say, something comfortable. This doesn't necessarily mean sweatpants and pajama-like style. If you are like Victoria Beckham, it means stilettos, if you are like most people it means flats, and if you are like me, it means jeans. But it also depends on the destination and, of course, on the way you are choosing to get there. 
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Let's start with the plane. Even if where you're about to go is tropical and extremely hot, the odds are that you're about to get cold on the plane. It's the air conditioning. But, no worries. The key is to dress smart. Choose your outfit, whether it's polished or casual and keep it warm with long pants. I always go for pants over skirt, but that's just me. Pair your tank top, t-shirt or sleeveless blouse (or dress) with a slouchy cardigan, a light-wear hoodie, an over-sized shirt, even a blazer. Here I added a leather jacket, but this seems a little too much. But again, it depends. 
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If you insist on wearing heels, then opt for a lower or thicker heel. My ideal case would be ankle booties. This way, your outfit will still look more put together but also effortless and completely stylish.
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If you travel by boat or by car/bus somewhere warm, then you can go for shorts or skirts, if that's your thing. My only hesitation is that you don't know where you'll be sitting and what has touched this seat. So maybe you don't want your bare legs touching that. Just saying.
Even if it’s warm, it’s always a good idea to bring some extra cover-up, just in case. If you’re travelling by boat, at night to an island, then you shouldn’t even consider not taking something to keep your arms from chills.
I never part with my beloved converse when I travel. Sneakers, loafers, ankle boots and espadrilles are definitely a better choice than flip-flops for numerous reasons that I’m not going to state now.
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Add a bag big enough to fit all your necessities in it, passport, book, phone, headphones, gum, sanitizer, wipes etc. and you are good to go. I like to use a backpack or a tote that I can throw over my shoulder to keep my hands free. But again, these are comfort issues and are completely up to you.
Spend more time worrying about your ticket and passport than worrying about your clothes. Dress smart and comfy and enjoy travelling
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