Fall Fashion Favorites

Camel Colored Trench Coat:

Fall Fashion Trench Coat

Oversized Knit Sweater:

knitted sweaters fall fashion

Cardigan with an Elbow Patch:elbow patches cardigans

Fall Bags:Fall Handbags

Thick Fall Socks:fall socks

Leg Warmers with Boots:Fall Fashion Boots Leg Warmers

Knee Length Boots:fall fashion boots

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A Little Too Pin Happy (Pinterest)

I created a pinterest account last week. ¬†1,000+ pins and 21 boards later and I’m currently looking for a rehab center. Know a fancy center with no pins in sight? I am having way too much fun creating a pinterest world. My house is getting cozy, my kitchen is well stocked, my walk-in closet holds beautiful clothes, and I have a pretty impressive workout routine down. Some boards I’m thinking of adding are: a boyfriend board – the wedding is already planned, a closet for him – he will be very well dressed, a baby board, and a DIY board – for the extension we are going add outback.

My profile:

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My Boards:

My Pinterest Workout

My Pinterest Hair

My Pinterest Foods

My Pinterest Heels

My Pinterest House

My Pinterest Closet

My Pinterest Clothes

My Pinterest Wedding

My Pinterest Library

My Pinterest Travel Itinerary

My Pinterest Stripes Corner

My Pinterest Floral Corner

My Pinterest Nautical Corner

My Pinterest Polka Dots Corner

My Pinterest Inspiration

My Pinterest Makeup

My Pinterest Knowledge Base

My Pinterest Random Pretty Things CornerMy Pinterest Humor

My Pinterest Training Center

My Pinterest Shopping List

If you have a pinterest account link it below, I need to get my hands on more pins.

How to start Yoga?

In order to improve my balance and flexibility i decided to add yoga to my daily workout routine. Thought I would share some of the information i found while researching the topic.

Benefits of yoga:

Yoga benefits

 

Types of yoga:

This pdf by health central illustrates the different types of yoga and their benefits.

Yoga_for_starter_Infographic

Vigorous and hot yoga are the best for weight loss.

Meditation:

benefits of meditation

meditate right now

Yoga poses and sequences:

  • Make sure you warm up your muscles before starting, stretching ‘cold’ muscles can cause injury
  • Hydrate especially of you are doing hot yoga
  • Eat a snack or a meal 1 hour before you start, but make sure you are not full while practicing
  • Be aware of how it feels and if some moves are too painful

yoga sequence

yoga strike a pose yoga poses yoga sun salutations good morning yoga sequence

Poses for runners:

yoga poses for runners

What I look like doing yoga right now:

first time doing yoga

How i will hopefully look some day:

yoga pose

Resources:

Workout Gear (Wishlist)

I have been all over tumblr the last few days (follow me ūüôā ) and i have seen a lot of cute workout clothes, shoes, accessories, and tools. I have perfectly nice clothes and shoes right now, but a girls can always add to her shopping list, right? ūüėõ Fun neon colors are all over the place from shirt to shoes to dumbbells and yoga mats! I think treating myself to one thing at fitness/ weight loss milestones might be a great motivation. It will surely feel great to work for them. A few things on my wish list:

love pink workout outfitHandanapink yoga matfitbit

yoga gearpink workout geargaiam yoga mat dumbells

pretty in pink workout outfit

nike pro workout outfit

nike workout outfit

pink workout outfit

nike free runsgrey and pink workout outfitworkout shirtWorkout outfitsWorkout outfit

nike colored shoesyoga matsNike workout shoes

I tried finding the different pieces online. Feel free to mention any i missed, i didn’t recognize some of the brands.

List Your Current and Future Goals and Dreams

  • GoalsanddreamsMake my parents proud¬†
  • Learn a new language
  • Read 52 books in 2013
  • Reach a weight i am happy with
  • Take a road trip
  • Build a career doing something i love
  • Travel to 6¬†continents
  • Start a family
  • Pursue a masters degree
  • Write a novel
  • Develop an app
  • Fall in love
  • Retire somewhere¬†beautiful
  • Live a¬†abroad¬†for a year

Summer 2013

It is extremely early, but i was day dreaming about the end of the semester the other and started thinking about the summer. I think i would like to spend summer 2013 learning a new skill. I think i’m going to spend July writing a novel, but i would like to be productive in August as well. Different things i have been thinking of:

  • Learn a new language, maybe Korean or¬†Chinese
  • Learn how to code
  • Learn how to bake and cook
  • Learn how to sew
  • Learn to play an instrument

Or maybe i should dedicate my summer learning about a particular topic. I feel like i know very little about many things. Could be interesting to spend time really learning about a topic and understanding it.

I Write Like…

Apparently i write like James Joyce. I never read any of his writing, but if the internet says so then it must be true. I looked up his books. They include Ulysses. I might add it to my reading list. I¬†recently joined Nanowrimowhich is the National Writing Month. So far, i have explored the forums and they are filled with¬†interesting and useful¬†information. I’m thinking of participating in either the April camp or the July camp. I don’t have high expectation, but it would be good to give it a try to before November. I should probably start thinking about novel ideas and¬†characters.

My username: ForeverAsleep

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Random Thoughts on The Treadmill

Courtesy of Jazmincat

Courtesy of Jazmincat

I have been working out a lot more¬†recently as part of my¬†Good Habits Challenge¬†and 2013 fitness goals. I usually follow along to a work-out video or follow the instructions on an app, but some days i’m really just not feeling it at all. On those days i make my way to the treadmill. It is one of the most boring exercise machines, but sometimes that is exactly what i need. It frees my mind to¬†contemplate life¬†. On one side of my¬†treadmill there is a¬†cup-holder and on the other side there is a bigger oddly shaped compartment that i never figured out what it was supposed to¬†accommodate.¬†¬†I never discovered its real purpose, but ¬†i found something that fits perfectly. My new ipad mini fits the¬†mysterious compartment so well you would think it was made for it – it wasn’t, the treadmill is years old.¬†¬†I like to watch movies while i’m walking on the treadmill. Most of the shows i watch i mentioned in my top tv shows post plus a few more recent ones. TV shows are a great distraction, by the end of the episode i enjoyed some tv and had a workout.

2013 Movies

Courtesy of Ada

Courtesy of Ada

The movies i am most looking forward to in 2013 are:

Beautiful Creatures

Based on a book by the same title. I have heard many people talking about already, but i might wait till i read the book before watching it.

Despicable me 2

Despicable me was one the cutest make me happy movies. Hopefully the second instalment will not disappoint.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The book is on my 2013 reading list. Once I read the book I will definitely check it out and with an August release date i have plenty of time.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I absolutely can not wait. I loved the books, the first movie, all of it!

Are you seeking contentment or excitement?

I think i’m currently seeking contentment in my life. I am content with how my life is right now. Even small changes scare me. I have a very¬†inflexible¬†comfort zone. How do i start seeking¬†excitement¬†in my life? I want to step outside my comfort zone. I want to push my limits. As i wrote previously i want to be stronger in 2013. There are a few¬†opportunities headed my way and all i want to do is to say no and go on my merry way. I am trying to push my self. To think about how it would feel after, being able to say “yes, i did that”. I don’t want to look back and have a life filled with what ifs and regrets.

Word of the Year (2013): Strong

 

Courtesy of Vibrant Colors

Courtesy of Vibrant Colors

I recently discovered a new blog that i enjoy visiting. The blog is called¬†Analyfe¬†and on it Erin¬†recently¬†discussed her word for 2013 being¬†connect. ¬† Which reminded me that i¬†haven’t¬†posted¬†about my word for 2013 yet. My word for 2013 is strong.

I was on holiday in Malaysia for the new years. I remember sitting in the hotel a few hours before midnight hearing the crowds gather around the Petronas Towers to watch the fire workers. I wanted to finish writing what 2013 is going to be all about for me. Somehow it does not count unless i plan it all out before midnight. I wanted to chose a word to focus on, a word that wil help me reach my goals. For 2013 i want stronger relationships, beliefs, dreams. I want to be stronger. To stand up for my thoughts, to pursue my dreams, to my push my limit. To be stronger than the fear of failing. I want to be strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. I want to be forgiving, accepting, and loving.