Where Have I Been?

Hi all. I know. I have totally disappeared for the past two months, even when I specifically told you all that “during the summer I will be more consistent with my posts.” Heh…whoops. And honestly, I haven’t been traveling faraway lands this summer, thus I don’t have an excuse for my absence so I am truly sorry, loyal followers, for abandoning you. With that, there are some changes I want to make to my blog. I want to start fresh.

I will start taking my own photos of the foods I cook, the treats I bake, the different skin care products I recommend, ect. I believe that because I grabbed all my pictures from Google images, the reading experience was not as personal. I also want to post a baking segment monthly; I am a very healthy person but you just need to indulge sometimes, right? Lastly, I will create different face food and fitness accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) so there are other ways you can follow me than just this blog. More changes to come ­čÖé

Thank you all for being such fabulous supporters!

Questions? Comments? You can email me at: facefoodandfitness@gmail.com

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MEAN ABS JUNE

While browsing some blogs on WordPress, I came upon the “Mean Abs June” calendar. I am so up for the challenge. Every day of the month, except for Sundays, the calendar has you increasing the number of crunches, sit-ups, and push ups you do every day. I am not one to be anal about my body image; media has heavily influenced girls to freak out about the smallest rolls on their body and I find it absolutely ridiculous. But I am one to want to stay fit and strong, especially for ballet, so why not? Who’s with me?

My Monthly Favorites

I have decided to do a segment on my blog called “My Monthly Favorites.” I will post these at the end of each month, talking about the various obsessions I had during that time. All these obsessions also have to do with the overall theme of my blog: healthy lifestyle, so i will be talking about anything ranging from food and recipes to face washes to my exercise classes. Below I have listed a couple of health-related habits I had during the month of May. Enjoy!

1. Frozen Fruit

You may be thinking “Oh, frozen fruit as in making smoothies with frozen fruit!” Wrong. Although I did make many smoothies after school, I mostly ate frozen fruit straight from the bag. Call me crazy but i thought it was delicious! It was very similar to eating ice cream, yet in a much healthier way. I really enjoyed the frozen raspberries and bananas; they were sweet and just melted in your mouth. It was also a great way to incorporate your necessary servings of fruit in to your diet.┬á

2. Spearmint Tea Exfoliating Cleanser

I found this product in the cosmetics area of Whole Foods and I have absolutely fallen in love with this product. It is by Skin Organics and it helps fight breakouts, purifying, and exfoliate the skin. You may think that this product is a harsh, bead-filled cleanser since it is an “exfoliator” but it isn’t! It does not contain any gritty bits; it is gentle enough to use every night but strong enough to clear your skin! Check out their website; I highly recommend their products:┬áhttp://skinorganics.com/

3. Yoga

I like going to the gym yet sometimes the monotonous running on a treadmill can bore me. This led me to find another source of exercise: yoga. Yoga is so good for the body and also for the mind. You become mentally stable in a yoga class, relaxed and ready to take on whatever lies a head of you. I really enjoy those classes and plan to continue with them throughout the month of June. 

Fitness

ImageI’m off tothe gym! I like to have a variety of workout routines but I feel that going to the gym is the easiest way to stay fit. I usually begin on the treadmill and run at 6.0 mph for 30 minutes and then walk on an incline of 8.0-9.0 for 10 minutes. Then I go down stairs and do 10 reps on the “Ab Workout Machine” (for lack of a better word). I then go back upstairs and do another 20 minutes on the elliptical. That is usually a hard day workout for me. If I just need a small pick-me-up, I will run for 30 minutes and then hit the shower. Although gyms are the most convenient places for burning calories, they can also be super bacteria-infested. Make sure to ALWAYS clean your equipment before and after you use it, just in case. Have a nice workout!