Lady Gaga Lover

This is just one more reason why I adore Lady Gaga. In a recent article from Bazaar magazine Gaga was quoted saying

“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”
Read more: Lady Gaga Interview – Quotes from Lady Gaga – Harper’s BAZAAR

This is something that I indirectly feel about women who have plastic surgery, but I never said out loud. Aging is a part of life and we have to love ourselves at every age. Every wrinkle tells a story and embodies who we are. Yes, there are alot of women who get surgery to overcome insecurities, however ultimately they need to overcome it mentally and spiritually. They need to love themselves first and understand we were given these bodies for a reason, that we are individually crafted to look different and have imperfections. I think when you truly love yourself for who you are then you can entertain the idea fo surgery. Many women have surgery without really knowing who they are and loving themselves first. A lot of times women are so competitive and threatened by other women that they try to out-do each other. If you’re going to have surgery do it for the RIGHT reason and not to look better than your next-door neighbor. Sometimes I do not understand why everyone wants to look the same. Why everyone wants the same nose, the same round perky boobs, the same cheeks, why can’t we appreciate the flaws? Who’s to say that one day I will have plastic surgery, but the first thing I will do is find the reason why  I want to do it and make sure it is not for superficial reasons.

Lady Gaga continues talking in the article about fame, fashion and the reasons behind her latest facial accessories,  the horns.

PS. So sad I missed her concert last night at the AA Arena 😦 Im sure it was Gagalicious!

❤ Nowel

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What happened to LeAnn Rimes!

The first time I saw Lee Ann Rimes on the cover of Shape magazine I was impressed. She had gotten more toned and she loss alot of the baby fat she had when she was a teenager. Then the second issue of Shape came out and I was like “Go LeAnn!” your killing it. She was on the cover of Fitness, but I wasn’t to fond of the ad, she looked pasty and had a boyish figure. In my opinion she looked great and all she needed to do was maintain her weight and stay healthy.

Then I saw this picture!

I was floored. I did not know what to think. You only see her legs, but that is enough. All I could think of was it the stress of the past few years or was it the influence of her new man. This is not what healthy looks like this is what obsession of the gym, possibly starvation, looks like. I am definitely not hating on her, I like the girl. I just hope she figures things out and finds peace in her life, that is if she hasn’t found it already.

❤ Nowel

Good Ol’ fashion Home Cooking

Moms Home Cooking

There is nothing like moms home cooking. I stopped by my moms house tonight to see how her day went and watch our usual celebrity news shows, Entertainment tonight and The Insider. We bond over celebrity gossip, LOL!

Before I was leaving I did my usual refrigerator raid and to my suprise I found one of my favorite mom dishes cauliflower, ground beef and carrots. It sounds so simple but it is one of the healthiest and filling dishes my mom makes. I find it so amazing how she can make any dish into a low fat dish. The magic of Moms.

Now I am eating my mommy dish, drinking some lemonade and waiting for my hubby to get home while I watch American Idol and see who gets cut tonight, why do they have to drag this out to a two hour show, not fun.

Picking Yourself Up

It is amazing how a couple sick days can ruin  months worth of gym dedication and eating healthy. I had a couple of weeks of me not feeling myself and it really brought me down in a big way. I ended up going to the doctor because I though I was having a Lupus flare. The doctor gave me meds and I started to feel better, but I still felt really down. I did not feel like myself. Since I was not able to go to the gym I ended up not eating healthy. I ate everything imaginable in sight and couldnt stop. I just ate ate and ate! I hated the way I felt and I didnt want to continue feeling this way. It has been 3 weeks now and today I went to the gym for the very first time in a long time. It felt good but I want to get back into my routine NOW. Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to make the best of that day and eat right and work out HARD! I luv it but I just cant let lifes struggles get me down like this. The mind is a very powerful thing and it can take over your body and soul if you do not have the will power, faith and strength to pick yourself up and move on.

Yes I can

Yummy Breakfast Sandwich from Subway!

So I started a new weight
routine, pretty much same exercises but focuing on 2-3 body part 3x
a week.

The breakdown will be as
follows:

Day1: Chest
Back Abdominals Day 2: Cardio Day 3: Quads Hamstrings Calves Day 4:
Cardio Day 5: Shoulders Biceps Triceps Day 6: Cardio Day 7:
Rest

I was getting
board so I needed to change it up a bit. Plus, I will be able
to focus more on each body part.

Morning work out Below:

Just so people can get an
idea, this is how I stay on top of having a healthy lifestyle,
being well stocked with snacks and other goodies. This is my snack
drawer at work, which needs to be re filled with some
fuel.

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I guess I am going
backwards but this is my fabulous lunch. Homemade chicken noodle
soup from the mommy and a spinach salad, with a side of Special K
crackers.

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Breakfast was
delicioso! I had one of those new Subway Breakfast sandwiches and
they were so yummy! I mean, I could have made it at home and
probably made it better, but it hit the spot after that early
workout!

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A yummy snack to curb
the appetite before lunch, a couple pictures above
🙂

 

Cant wait for
dinner!

What kind of snacks do you usually have
stashed when at work?











Something Special from My Mommy!

So I have been obcessing over this KitchenAid Classis Plus Mixer for…..ever. I wanted to get it soooo bad but it was kinda out of the budget. But, one day when I went to visit my mom I saw the mixer in the kitchen and my eyes sparkled and I felt like a kid on Christmas Day!

Presenting my new fabulous mixer! I think I will call her Loretta!

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My Mixer in action! Look at Loretta go!!!!!photo 2.JPG

postaweek2011

Im going to do it! Im going to post at least once week. That shouldnt be hard, right? If I didnt have school and work I would have joined the blog a day challenge, but this will do for now, plus school is ALMOST over 9 more weeks until I graduate from my MBA program.

 

Lets see what happens!