Embarrassing Mom Moment

Hello everyone, happy Thursday. I know, I know you guys are probably saying what three blog post in one week. Must be your guys lucky week or that I really am starting to take this blogging serious. My goal is to make blogging my full time job and to sell Pruvit has my second big full time job.

When I’m blogging, it doesn’t feel like work and I enjoy writing about whatever comes to my mind or to share my fitness journey or my mom life. Plus love taking pictures for my blog. It’s like the job, you love to come to work everyday and basically talk about whatever is in your mind and on your heart. Plus it helps when you are your own boss.

So grab your drinks and let’s dive in.

Today, I’m going to share a funny embarrassing moment that happened to me because on this rainy day I need something to laugh about and laughing at myself will definitely help.

Before I had my baby girl, I always laughed at my mom for constantly had to go to the bathroom and have to cross her leg to sneeze and cough. Well after having my daughter, I would like to apologize to my mom because no matter what how many kegels or exercise to help with the problem, I still have it.

When I get the urge to go to the bathroom, I can’t wait I have to go and go right now before I peed myself.

I think by now you are definitely getting an idea about my embarrassing funny mom moment.

My mom met me at the mall with my daughter, we went and had supper at East Side Mario’s. I decided to take my daughter through the mall to tucker her out. At this time my mom left to go home and my daughter and I are off to go the arcade to play some games.

I’m sure a lot of moms who are reading this are going oh no, the arcade. The arcade is amazing but once you are there good luck trying to get your kids out. Lol

After a couple of minutes, I got that feeling that I need to go to the bathroom and I need to go now. Well my two year old daughter was not having it. She decided to run away from me every time I got close to her and I was starting to get frustrated and the urgency to go to the bathroom was increasing.

Well when I finally got to Athena, I bend down to pick up the screaming toddler who was acting like she was about to get murdered and when I stood up that when it happened my bladder let go. You heard me, I literally peed myself in the arcade at the mall holding a screaming toddler acting like she was getting murdered.

My only saving grace was that I was wearing black leggings, so you couldn’t tell that I peed myself. Oh how embarrassing I was at the time. Face bright red, toddler still throwing a tantrum and wet pants lol. Fun times for all.

But looking back at this moment, I now just laugh at the memory, don’t get embarrassed about it and my toddler is still alive and I’m still taking this parenting hood one step at time and to not let this parenting job get you stressed or down because toddlers just know what button to press but look cute while doing it.

Well that it for now. I hope you all had a good laugh on this Thursday evening.

With Love,

Chelsey

What is keeping you from starting your health journey?

Happy Monday everyone, I hope, you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I know that my family and I did, minus the flu but now that I’m finally better and feeling back to normal. Yesterday, I even went to the gym. Which was having a Easter egg hunt, I won a free shake and worked hard at the gym.

Well let’s get started, grab your drinks and let’s roll.

Today, I will be asking one question, a question that you probably heard 1000 times and that question is, what is keeping you from starting your health journey?

I can’t answer that question for you, only you can.

But I can tell you my answer. For the longest time, I never eat well, loved my Pepsi like it was going out of style, and loved sweets. Plus excercises, fuck no. If you saw me running it’s because I was running to save myself or towards food.

So it was no wonder that I got to be 210 pounds. Yes, you heard me, I was 210 pounds. When I told people that, they were shocked because I never looked like it. I carried my weight perfectly and knew what looked good on me to hide my weight but since starting this journey, I’m proud of where I came from and don’t mind sharing my weight before or even now. It took me 10 years, 10 years to start my health journey. What stopped me starting early? Well, I had tons of excuses.

  • I have no time
  • People will make fun of me at the gym
  • I never eat health before so why start now
  • I’m a mom, 100% don’t have time
  • I work full time, no time for the gym
  • Life is always in my way
  • Money issues
  • I will workout at home (hint, try but gave up)
  • I will try next Monday
  • I need gym clothes
  • I feel tired

I had every excuse in the book why I didn’t want to get health.

You are probably asking why did I finally decide to get health.

Well in December 2018, I knew something had to change, my clothes were not fitting like they used to. I was tired all the time, and couldn’t be bothered to do anything and with a toddler that was impossible. I also realize my toddler was following my example of bad eating, she constantly wanted pop and junk food.

That became my reason to change. I wanted to become a better role model for her and my future kids. I wanted to show them a strong mom, who loves to exercise, who in good shape, who is active, who eats health and loves water.

Before I could go on this journey, I had to first look deep inside of me and asked the tough questions to find out what was stopping me for achieving my dreams.

When I looked deep inside, passes the answers and excuses of why it couldn’t be done, I finally found the real reason and it was me that was truly stopping me for achieving my dream. It wasn’t the excuses, it was me making up the excuses of why it couldn’t be done.

Once I found out it was me, I began to work on myself from the inside out. I started to meditate and work on personal development at 5am in the morning. It’s now a part of my self care and I don’t miss a day. I joy this time to myself and working on myself is amazing.

Once I finally felt relieved, I could finally start to work on the outside. I was introduced to ketones by my cousin and Omg, did it ever flipped a switch in my brain. This one little drink can do so much for someone health. I love the energy it gives me, the mental clarity, stopped my cravings (haven’t touched pop since December), and just makes me feel so good about myself.

The second thing I did, changed my eating habits. I learned more about nutrition, still learning more about it but it’s working progress. I started to joy cooking, plus it helps when the food is delicious. Right now I’m doing the 40/40/20. Which means 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fats. So far it’s working great and it’s something I can do for the rest of my life.

The third thing I did. I joined the gym, the first time I went, oh god, I was so nervous, scared and oh god what does this machine do. But now, I’m not nervous, I go in with a excercises plan for that day, and know what the machinery do and don’t even notice anyone else in the room, just me, my music and my body working out. Plus after a great workout, I feel so accomplished.

Plus big shoot out to the greatest trainer ever Christy Mcneese for planning my workout every Sunday and helping me with my nutrition.

Since starting this journey, I’m now down to 165 pounds, I have more energy, I’m down 3 pants sizes, I now in medium sized tops, I feel absolutely amazing about myself everyday, I feel confident in my body, and I am 100% happier now than I was before.

Don’t mind the dirty mirror, I have two cats and a toddler and no matter how many times I clean the damn mirror more dirt gets on it lol.

Well that my answer to the question what is keeping you from starting your health journey?

So what is your answer for keeping you from starting?

That is all for today folk, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and it’s never to late to start a new habit.

With love,

Chelsey

Reboot

Hello everyone, welcome back and no it’s not Monday yet. I’m home sick, the last 2 days were horrible. I got the flu. Started Thursday, I was cold all day, even at the gym plus took all my energy to even wake up at 5am to get ready to go to the gym. After work was when it started, oh man the 13 hours of hell in my bathroom was the worse. At the end of the 13 hours, my bathroom looked more like a horror movie happened and someone died. But, now I’m back on the mend and starting to feel better and once again my bathroom is back to clean and normal.

Enough talking about my sickness, let’s get this blog started. Grab your drink and let’s roll.

Today, I’m will be talking about my reboot. I did explain a little bit about the reboot on my last blog post, but this one I will dive in deeper. The keto reboot is a 60 hour fasting that will help reset your metabolism by reprogramming your genes to run on fat for fuel.

The kit includes 3 keto/kalm, 4 better/broth, 4 keto/os, and 10 Signal/os capsules.

The reboot can start anytime but mostly on Sunday. I started mine on April 14, 2019. On Sunday, you eat normal, go to the gym and an hour before you go to sleep you take the keto/kalm. For me, it was the Kalm chai. Not going to sugar coat it, I did not like this tea. I took it like a champ and drink it while watching Game of Thrones.

Monday, April 15, 2019, was the real fasting, got up drink two glasses of water, then my keto raspberry lemonade, 2 signal capsules and hit the gym for an hour workout. For lunch was the better/broth salted caramel, I can only drink this cold, I do 1 cup of ice, 2 cups of water and the broth and mixed it in the blender. Around 3pm, you take another raspberry lemonade decaffeinated, around this time I started to feel hungry but after taking the drink and more water, I was good to go. Supper was better broth Thyme, I made it like a soup and oh my it’s like Turkey dinner in my mouth. So delicious. Then you take 2 more capsule. To end the day, with kalm honey cinnamon, which at first I thought I would love it but nope, it was gross. Maybe, I’m not a tea lover. Oh well, I will stick with my coffee.

Nope, you are not imagining it, same picture as my last blog post but if you think about this is my Monday workout picture. It’s why I reused picture.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This is when it’s gets hard and you learn a lot about your body. I did the same has Monday how to take the kit but I was starting to get hungry, so I up my water intake and found that I actually wasn’t hungry, I was actually thirsty. I did add mito/plex which is electrolytes to my drinks due to my body was shaking which means I definitely was low on some electrolytes. Thank God Pruvit came out with their own electrolytes. I even found that the smell of food was making me hungry but I stop and drink some water and stayed on course and end the day with kalm chai.

Wednesday, April, 17, 2016. When I woke up to go to the gym, I wasn’t hungry and I felt accomplished and amazing. I couldn’t wait to carry that to the gym, which was incredible workout and to go to work. I carried that accomplishment all day.

Since the reboot, I learned when I’m actually hungry and when it’s my body telling me it’s thirsty and when I’m actually full. When I eat now, I now pay attention to my body telling me, hey Chelsey, stop we are full now and I actually listen to it. Before I didn’t know when I was full and just kept eating but now I do and actually don’t feel bad having leftover food.

On Wednesday, I try on a top that before wouldn’t even button on me but guess what, it does now and it’s overflowing on me. Plus no buttons trying to be set free. Before the arms were so tight that I thought I was going to ripped it. Now the arms are so loose and feel amazing. I’m in love with my journey to better and can’t wait to see my next milestone.

I was only able to joy food on Wednesday and halfway to Thursday till it was ripped away from me but today, I was able to keep food down, so hopefully that mean this flu is gone and I can go to the gym tomorrow. Oh god, 2 days without going and I been itching to go back lol. I may be addicted.

Well, that it’s for now.

Happy Easter

Love,

Chelsey

Journey to Better

Welcome back everyone and happy Monday. A brand new week to start fresh and finally go get your goals.

So let’s dive in, grab your coffee or drink or in my case water today and let’s get started.

First off, today is the perfect weather for blogging, it’s raining and cold and I found the creatively is flowing through me. I’m actually writing right now while working out(treadmill). I grab my phone and just started writing while warming up to work on my glutes. I couldn’t let go what I wanted to talk about today and of course, I didn’t want to forget it.

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Today, I will be talking about my fitness journey. Right now, I’m drinking Pruvit ketones, and my workout and nutrition are by a wonderful trainer who inspires me everyday Christy, the creator of createmefit. You should 100% go check her out. She keeps me motivated and plans my workout every Sunday for the whole week so I know when I go to the gym what equipment I’m using and what I’m working out today. She also helps with my nutrition plan and how many calories I should consume.

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Let’s talk about Pruvit and their wonderful products Ketones. The drinks put you in Ketosis in 59 minutes by putting therapeutic ketones in the body. Since I started drinking the ketones at the end of December, they helped me with my mood, my energy level, my cravings (hadn’t craved pop since January, or any junk food), and my mental focus is now sharper. Plus the fat loss is amazing and added a bonus.

Today, I’m doing a 60 hr fasting by Pruvit. This would be my fourth 60 hr fasting in four months. What is the 60-hour reboot, basically it’ a kit that Pruvit provides that will help you reset your metabolism by reprogramming your genes to run on fat for fuel. By doing the 60-hour fasting, you engage your body to use fat as an energy source while gradually shifting into Keto Adaptation.

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My reboot kit this month came with

  • 3 Keto//Kalm (2 Chai and 1 Honey Cinnamon)
  • 4 Better//Broth ( 2 Salted Caramel and 2 French Onion)
  • 4 Nat Raspberry Lemonade (2 charged and 2 caffeine free)
  • 10 Signal Capsules

So far, I already had my chai tea last night while watching Game of Thrones (OMG that episode) and this morning had a raspberry drink and 2 capsules and then worked out at the gym for an hour. I’m not hungry at all, more like I want to snack while writing but I know that I’m not hungry and that’s mine weakness. Every time I watch tv or doing work, all I want is to have a snack. With this 60 hour fast, I learn so much about my body and mind. I learn about when I’m hungry, I’m actually thirsty or that my mind is actually tricking me in thinking I’m hungry. I learn about my cravings and how to stop my mind to sabotage me for reaching my goals.

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You are probably wondering, does this mean I do the Keto diet. The answer is no, I know my body needs carbs but I do it smartly. I do a food diary every day and track my macros. I know I need carbs but after 1pm, no more carbs for me. My supper basically includes protein and vegetables, that it. I do Not eat after 6pm. After supper which is usually 5pm for me is my last meal of the day. I don’t eat after that. I just drink my water for the rest of the day and around 7pm, I take caffeine free Ketone in my water.

I know that this drink won’t magically take off the 80 pounds that I want to lose but it will help achieve that goal, so far I lost 45 pounds (another 35 to lose) since starting this fitness journey but that also includes the workout every single day. I don’t take a break from the gym, even on a rest day, I’m walking for 30 mins or an hour.  That also includes changing my diet. If you think eating bad foods and drinking the ketones will help you in your weight loss, I’m here to tell you no. You need to change your diet and the drinks will help you lose the fat loss but it won’t help you achieve that goal you want. The drinks help me want to achieve that goal, the drinks help me feel better, the drinks help me focus on my goal, and the drinks help me gave me the energy to go work out every day so I can achieve my goal.

Once I achieve my goal that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop drinking my drink, that doesn’t mean I get to go back to bad habits, that doesn’t mean I get to stop going to the gym. This is longterm health and fitness journey that I will be doing for the rest of my life and corporate to my kid’s life so they will be on health and fitness for their life. I want to be a role model for my kids so they will know how to stay healthy and fit. So they will never have to worry about the struggles of bad health.

I was going to talk about my workouts but this blog post is already long. I get so fired up about health and fitness, due to how important it is for your body. I didn’t realize how important health and fitness is to the body until I started my journey.

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Well, that is it for today folks.

I hope you have a great day and happy Monday. Go chase your dreams.

Love,

Chelsey

Little pop of color

Hello everyone, happy Monday, I hope everyone is having a great day so far.

Today, I will be doing a makeup eye tutorial using the Jaclyn Hill palette. So let’s get started, grab your coffee or ketones or any drink and let’s do this.

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First thing first, I will put a little bit of born this way concealer on my eyelids has my base. Then dip my Luxie 205 brush into the color Silk Creme from the Jaclyn Hill Palette. Then sweep this color above the crease to the brow bone.

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Using the same brush, I will then take Pooter and put this color in my crease. Than blend pooter and silk creme together to make smooth transition color.

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Using my finger, and taking Queen and sweeping this all over my lid.

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I will then take a little bit of Cover Fix Glitter drops and put it over on top of Queen shadow.

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Now for a little pop of color, using my pinky finger, I will take Pool Party and pop this in the corner of the eye and blend it all together.

Eye makeup is done, now time to get my face ready. First thing taking my all time favorite primer, Tatcha, The silk Canvas. God, I love this primer.

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Now that my face is smooth and perfect canvas, I will be using Born this way foundation and Born this way Concealer and then using the beauty blender to blend everything out.

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Next step is to set my foundation, I love using the mac fix powered and using R&L Moda powered brush and sweeping powered over my face. Then taking Cover fix setting spray and using my beauty blender to set everything in place.

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Next Bronzer and Blush. Bronzer, I will be using Quo Sunny days. For blush, I will be using Benefit Galifornia.

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Using the Maybelline Master Chrome, Molten Rose gold has my highlight.

I will then use Cover Fix setting spray and use my beauty blender to blend and set everything together.

For mascara, I will be using the Lancome Grandiose. For lipstick, I will be going for a natural color, so saying that I will be using NYX Lingerie LIPLI03.

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I love this new eye look, that little pop of blue, really makes my blue eyes pop.

I hope you guys, I love this makeup tutorial.

That is all for today, I will see you all next Monday.

With love,

Chelsey

Dermalogica Review

Hello everyone, happy Monday. I hope everyone is having a great day. So far, I’m having an amazing day, did an hr of total body workout and now I feel amazing. Plus drinking my wonderful ketones also helps with everything.

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So let’s get started, grab your coffee or ketones or whatever you drink is today and let’s do this.

The last two years, I been fighting with acne since my daughter was born, at first I thought maybe my hormonal change my skin type, where before I was dry but maybe now I was oily. So I changed my skin routine to oil control. Well, I found that made my skin worse and super dry, like beyond dry. So I definitely didn’t have oily skin, I must still have dry skin.

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I never had acne in my teenage life or most of my adult life, so I had no clue how to deal with acne and this was new territory to me. I was on a hunt for the cure, google research, asking people advice, and everything under the sun to deal with this.

I tried so many products (Clinique, Mary Kay, Vichy, Boscia, Spectro, Fresh, and Bioderma) so many different routines. I always gave each product a fair chance and used up all the product before switching to another one. The one product that definitely helped a lot and did help somewhat clear has much of my acne was the Mary Kay Timeless but didn’t clear my skin up but helped prevent more acne from forming.

So finally I found a product that is working for my skin after 4 days of using it and now I can’t wait to start buying the full-size product. I was introduced to Dermalogica when I went to get my brows done at a new place (my brows looks amazing by the way), the person who did my brows, she also does facially. She was telling my skin was dehydrated and gave me a couple of samples of Dermalogica to try.

What the difference between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?

Dry skin lacks moisture, tends to feel dry all over. including on hands and scalp, more susceptible to aging, and needs oil-rich products.

Dehydrated skin lacks water, can feel oily and dry simultaneously, may experience breakouts, comes and goes depending on diet, environment, incorrect product use, and other factors, and needs water-rich products.

You can have both Dry and Dehydrated skin, which means your skin can be flaky, itchy, sensitive, tight and dull. Which is what I have, I have both dry and dehydrated skin.

Now I know what I skin type was, I can finally tackle my skin and help it healed.

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After trying the sample product of Dermalogic after 1 use, I fall in love and went on Sephora and order the Dermalogic UltraCalming Skin Kit. Which includes, UltraCalming Cleanser, Redness Relief Essence, UltraCalming Serum Concentrate, and Calm Water Gel.

UltraCalming Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that helps calm redness and soothes sensitive skin. I love this cleanser, it doesn’t leave my skin red, irritated or tight and just makes my skin feel better.

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Redness Relief is a redness-reducing essence that calms and restores balance to sensitive skin. This product is amazing, I put it on and it calms my redness on my cheeks and forehead down instantly and keeps it down all day.

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UltraCalming Serum Concentrate is a super-concentrated serum that helps calm, restore and defend sensitized skin. This is a miracle worker, this works within 3 minutes, all redness is gone, and makes my skin feel fresh and cool.

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Calm Water Gel is a weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. OMG, I fall in love with this product, I love everything about this product. Starts out as a gel and turns into a liquid texture. It is beyond hydrating and lightweight, my skin feels so soft, so hydrating and just overall amazing.

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After using this product for 4 days, I noticed a big difference in my skin, and now I’m going to try and buy the full products 1 time at a time. I can’t wait to see in a month the difference in my skin. Plus you should see my face wearing makeup using this new skin routine. I highly recommend Dermalogica, I’m so grateful for being introduced to this product and can’t wait in a month time what my skin looks like.

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That is all for today, I hope you guys loved this post and I will keep you updated in 1 month if this product is still doing wonders on my skin.

I hope you all have a wonderful day,

Love,

Chelsey