Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More Randomness :)

Today is a day of inspiration, a day to just relax and be happy and inspired by everything. :) I have comprised the most random list of things to entertain you today. :) Enjoy!

First of all, I found a website that I now LOVE. :) It's called Esther.com. Here are some outfits that I especially liked. :)

Okay, so I had a little trouble narrowing down the things I liked, so I just posted EVERYTHING I liked! There's so much more on the site though. Check it out. It's like a more upscale version of Forever 21. Of course, I cannot afford this store, so for now I'll continue shopping at Forever 21. :)

Doesn't this apply to all of us at some point or another??? haha  Well, speaking of losing weight, I'm still staying on track! I want to lose another 16 pounds. I went to the gym 2 days ago and upped the workout. I'm sore in places that I didn't even know muscles existed! Apparently there's a muscle under my collarbone. Not sure what it's called, but I have done some SERIOUS damage to it!!! But honestly, feeling sore feels good. It's a constant reminder of the goals ahead.

 Soooooo tomorrow I'm trying something new. It's called "hot yoga." Basically, you work your core to the extreme while also sweating out toxins and burning a ton of calories! I hate sweating, and I sweat easily, so this'll definitely be an uncomfortable experience for me, but nevertheless, I look forward to it. :)

Okay, now it's time to laugh. :)

Kinda scary actually...

I saved best for last......

Have a great day everyone! And if you enjoy my blog, please click "follow!" :)  -Alicia

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

From Not-so-thin to Perfection!

I found some more inspirational pictures for you guys today! I hope you guys are all having a wonderful Saturday!!! 
Guess what???? My band has a show tonight!!! :)  I'll try to record some of it so y'all can see! :) Although this show is a little different. We're singing at an art show, and it's all a cappella, so no guitar or piano. Just our voices in harmony. :) Haven't heard my music yet? Here's a sad song I wrote. I made this music video to go along with it! 

You can also find our music on iTunes under "The Norwood Twins."

Now here are some swimsuits that I want for summer.....

Okay, really I just want to look  like her! The swimsuit is ok. lol

Have a great weekend everyone! And if you like my blog, follow me!! :) Thanks! -Alicia

Friday, January 27, 2012

6 Pounds Down...15-20 to Go!

I hesitantly stepped on the scale this morning, looked down, and to my surprise....I've lost 6 pounds this week! Eating right and working out is truly paying off! I was mad at myself before stepping on the scale, because I skipped the gym and slept in this morning, meaning I'll have to workout tonight instead, but now I'm super motivated to get back in the gym!

For dinner last night, I had a grilled chicken wrap from Sonic. I have been trying to lay off the protein at dinner-time, but it was toooo tempting last night. Those grilled chicken wraps are soooo good! Good news: I don't crave sodas anymore. It doesn't bother me at all seeing other people drink them now. When I go out to eat, I order unsweet tea, and I sweeten it with Splenda. As long as I'm getting that sweetness, I'm happy! I could care less if it's an artificial sweet taste, as long as the illusion of sugar is there. :)

Soooo I noticed that you guys LOVE seeing before and after pics, so I found some more for you! I really think it's so motivational seeing other people's successes. It gives us the push we need to start losing weight and getting on the right track! Also, a lot of you men out there have been asking me for more things for guys, before and after pics of guys, and all around manly advice, so from now on , I will do my best to include you as well! :)

He needs to shave that "tuft" of hair above his bum. lol

AMAZING stomach!


This girl has some cute style! :)

Now onto another topic on weight-loss: REWARDS

We tend to want to reward ourselves for working out. Ex: "I went to the gym today, so I deserve this piece of chocolate cake." 

Don't do this! You will backtrack everything you just worked so hard to accomplish. It doesn't "cancel out" just because you went to the gym. It can take a solid intense hour of cardio just to burn 500 calories. That slice of cake can be anywhere from 200-700 calories, depending on various factors. Take the time to ask yourself," Is it worth it? Is it worth a few minutes of happiness? Chances are, it's probably not, and you'll feel so victorious by simply saying "No!" :)

Instead, reward yourself by going to the movies, and sneak in your own low calorie snack so you're not tempted by all the delicious snacks behind the counter! Speaking of sneaking in snacks to the movies, I once brought an entire pizza to the movies without getting caught. I brought it in a backpack and nobody questioned me! But my metabolism was much better then. I would NEVER do that now, and you shouldn't either! :)

Isn't it crazy how much the times have changed??? And by the way, that girl's size is beautiful. Healthy is sexy. Stick thin is not!

These Kate Spade flats are soooo cute!!! I want them all! Funky, yet classy!

LOVE this outfit!

I want to be this tanned, this skinny AND own that dress and hat!

Say what you want, but there is no denying his resemblance to an alpaca. :) OoooOOOoooh, that alpaca sure has some mysterious eyes! ;)  haha

Super sexy swimsuit that I NEED!

Yeah, this is what one pound of fat looks like! Be proud when you lose one pound! Be VERY proud!

Who knew there was such a tiny frame in there! I know I have a tiny frame hiding somewhere too. I WILL find that tiny frame! :)

I hope you guys all have a WONDERFUL SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS weekend!

Also....one quick side note. If you enjoy reading my blog, I'd appreciate if you could "follow" me! You don't have to have a blogger account, just an email account. Thank you all SO much. You guys are just GREAT! :)