2lbs down!!

I’ve been working Mind, Body, and Soul simultaneously for some time now. 

As you can see, I’ve lost 2lbs (That’s within the last week). I’m getting the Body together.

 The Lord and I have been having regular conversations on my life and what I need to do next. I’m getting my soul together.  So, I’m in the process of rebranding myself.  

Lastly,  school has been whooping my tail.  You hear me!  I just finished my Event Planning and Management course.  It solidified it in my mind that event planning is the industry that I would enjoy.  It’s a lot of work but I love being a part of everything, designing, and being a little bossy (lol).  It’s in my nature. I love seeing the smiles on the guests faces when they enter a room.  

We’ll see what happens.  Pray for me! 💋

Ttyl!! 🤗

21 Day Challenge 

Hey guys!

For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been doing this challenge called, “Lose your gutt, keep that butt”.  This is the last week and I mean I’m pooped lol.  You hear Me? I feel the difference in my body though but I KNOW I need MORE than 21 days of working out. So far, its been good.  My thighs don’t rub as much.  My “back end” is more rounded.  My clothes are fitting better and I’m slightly a bit more flexible. I just waiting for my stomach to start performing its disappearing act. 

It’s a work in progress I know but I gotta be 2 piece ready before my birthday in August. 

Time for bed.

Ttyl!

WindyCitychic(k) 💋

Health screenings

Ok! Quick, straight to the point…See your doctor for your check ups, tests, and whatever else. 

I can be honest about this, I’m grown.  Before March of THIS YEAR, I cannot tell you the last time I was at the doctor as a patient.  I always intended on going just never took the time to find a reputable doctor that I felt I could trust. *Yes, I had insurance*. I guess I played around with my health because my mom was always there to answer questions (she’s a nurse).  So, I would use her as my “doctor”. Not the same I know but I trust her to guide me in the right direction and I’ve always felt fine thereafter. 

Now, that I’ve moved back out of my parents house and a little farther away than the time before I figured it was time.   It was time to find a doctor close by.  So, in January (even though I moved in October) it was put on me to sit still and locate a doctor.  I found a doc that’s less than 10 minutes away and she’s friggin’ awesome.  It’s a sad shame when you get instantly nervous when you are driving to the office and while you’re waiting to see the doc.  You take my BP it’ll always be raised, slightly.  Doctors can find anything and come to you with the boom! So, I’m comfortable with her and I might as well be because she always all up in my business, literally!(lol)  

I saw her twice in the last month because my first visit, I couldn’t complete the original reason I was there because it was that “time of the month”.  So, she just did the basics (weight, height,  Bp, etc) and drew blood.  I hate needles, but I had to be a soldier.  It took me YEARS to get the courage to do this so I had to take it like a G…😅😅😅😅

During my 2nd visit, which was weeks later, she says that I am Vitamin D deficient.  She said that’s more than likely why I was feeling stiff in certain places and had some minor aches/pains in my knees and arms.  It’s no telling how long I’ve been deficient. All my other levels were Ok, so it was some indicator that I was living on a decently healthy diet.  So, she got me on Vitamin D pills to get me back right. Vitamin D is attached to calcium which attacks your bones.  Ummm, not me.  I’m getting this handled.  I’m too young for this jazz.  On top of that, I was there for a Pap Test to check for cancerous cells in my cervix. My doc and I are on a first name basis now….lol, seriously.  If you gone be in my “business” this way, then the highest level of professionalism is out the door.

Today, I get a call from the doc’s office and I know it’s my Pap test results.  I let it go to voicemail.  I was sitting there shaking like a leaf so I was hoping they left the info in my inbox.  My results came back NEGATIVE. Nothing cancerous in sight.  I was nervous for nothing, but it could’ve been something.  If it was something I could’ve known earlier if I had went to the doctor sooner. This gets me to my point.  Get yourself checked out. You might not want to hear the possible outcome of the visit,  BUT wouldn’t you rather know instead of waiting til it’s too late? I’m sure your family would appreciate it.  Yes, I did bring them into it 😅😅😅😅😅

Ttyl!

WindyCityChic(k) 💋

Bear Naked

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OMG!!! This is GREAT!  I’ve had Bear Naked before but this Maple-licious Pecan flavor is fab-u-lous💜💜.
As you can see in the background picture, I had a nice brunch with my mom and sister.  The mimosas we had are not featured – ha! 😄  I made (w/ my sister’s assist) SW salad (spinach, mozzarella pearls, SW pico de gallo, and avocado) & Pineapple yogurt boat (half pineapple, greek yogurt, fat free cool whip, strawberries, and granola).  That Granola….😋😊 I’m eating it by the handful and I need to stop.   I want to take it to work as a snack.  I’m not sure if it’ll make it to Tuesday 😁.

Definitely go out and buy it (to try it).  I love healthy eating & this’ll be in heavy rotation.

Ttyl
Eat healthy guys…bye!!! 👋

Windycitychic(k)💜

Summer Faves & Must Haves

Windy City Chic(k) Blog - Summer Faves and Must Haves

Summer is coming into FULL swing & I have some Summer Faves and Must Haves that maybe you can find some enjoyment.

First – HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE… Drink plenty of water in between those shots of tequila or whatever your choice of libation (hehehe – i like wine).  Summer you get dehydrated quicker so keeping water close by is essential.  Personally, I love sparkling water.  I drink more water when it has the “bubbles” (lol) in it.  I love La Croix and Perrier specifically because neither has any sodium.  Why in the world would you put SALT in water?  I do not understand.  Any who…  As you can see in the picture, I have the Peach-Pear flavored La Croix water (set in a mason jar with a striped straw).  Yes! I got it set up.  I normally have fruit in it to garnish but I’m fresh out.  I gotta hit the grocery store and stock up.

Second, MY SKIN…I love this brand of Bathing Milk called The Scottish Fine Soaps.  My mom found it in Marshalls (I LOVE Marshalls) and I’ve been hooked ever since.  When I take baths, Scottish Fine Soaps has to be in attendance.  If not, my bath is not complete.  I feel smooth and just all around awesome afterwards.  Next, I like Johnson’s Baby Oil w/ Shea & Cocoa Butter.  I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to products so I do not have the typical arsenal of products that most people believe women have.  I learned years ago that I like the smells of many products, but I end up wasting my money on them because I rarely use them.  I like the simplicity of the Johnson’s baby oil because it gives that light scent and it compliments the scent of my hair.  Plus, it helps to keep me even tone and it combines with keeping my skin soft with the bathing milk.

Also, there is an exfoliating salt scrub from MARSHALLS that I love called Coconut Cream Skin Care from The Somerset Toiletry Company.  It cost about $6 and it has lasted for some months.  You do not need a lot of it and it works beautifully.  It is definitely great for those winter months, but if you neglected your skin during that time, this product will bring it back to life.

Third, MY HAIR…I love Cantu and Mixed Chicks.  I fluctuate between the two when it comes to shampoo and conditioner.  I ran out of Cantu so now it’s Mixed Chicks turn.  Now, I wash/condition my hair with Mixed Chicks Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioner.  It defines my curls, but after so long my edges look a touch dry (My hair is greedy – lol).  So, I add Cantu Coconut Curling Cream to add shine and slight hold for the rest of the day.  Mixed Chicks is EXPENSIVE ($14-$20 each).  Cantu is NOT so expensive ($5-$7) depending on the product that you choose.  I love Cantu also because of the coconut scent.  I love the way the coconut scent of my hair compliments shea/cocoa butter oil scent.  I smell clean, fresh, and like an individual island (lol) everyday.  It’s really great.

Lastly, MY LIPS..  This is a necessity for me.  BLISTEX!!!  I told you I was low maintenance (hehehe).  I get cold sores and since I REFUSE to walk around with the possibility of looking like I was hit in the mouth, I keep the BIG tube in my purse and a small tube in my desk at work.  The big tube is about $3 and the smaller tube is about $2.30.  It’s dry outside I need it.  It’s cold outside I need.    This product is a must have for me.  When I feel that tightness in my lips, it is time to reach in my bag for my trusty lip sidekick (Ha!).  Some people cannot take it because it is medicated (like my sister) but it works wonders for me.  Some people love Carmex.  I’ve tried it and it does absolutely nothing for me.  Burt’s Bees, Chapstick, & others I have tried and they have failed me.  So, when I discovered Blistex  I was in lip heaven.

In between applications, when I need something on my lips to keep them hydrated and “kissable”, I use EOS.  It is not pictured above because the dork typing this information left it in her work desk (like it’s helpful there – lol).

Ooh, the Sunglasses?  You know what to do with those, right? lol *smile*

 

I hope some of these products were helpful to you for this Summer.  We are beautiful inside and out so why not show it off with some simple tips to get you started.  Follow my blog, like this post, and I’ll TTYL!!!

BYE!!!

WindyCityChic(k)