Wednesday, February 27, 2019

100 workout in 100 Days

Hey what is up hello! I have seen a handful of people do this and honestly it has given me a lot of motivation. Even if they talk about how their workout went or what they did. It inspired me to get in the gym! 

That being said I know 100 workouts in 100 days is not feasible for everyone. Trust me if I was not in the middle east I would not be doing it. However here in the middle east, I don't have to grocery shop, I can't go anywhere most of the time, and I have no family or loved ones here that I need to spend time with. 

That being said I do have all this down time and I have not been taking advantage of it. Working out has been the last thing in the world I have wanted to do, add that eating whatever I want, and I am not happy with the lifestyle I am living. I know working out makes me feel so much better. Even here I know I am not going to sleep well unless I do some sort of workout. 

So for the next 100 days (actually 93, 7 days down!) I am going to make myself go to the gym for a minimum 20 minute sweat session. That is it! That is 100 days of just getting myself into the gym and making sure I make it a habit for myself. Now some days I am going to do more, but that is the minimum goal!

For me personally my body is not in the same athletic condition it was in college. Gone are the days of doing 200 pushups a day and going out and running 8 miles like it is nothing. Also my workouts are going to be gentle on the body. Not a lot of fast movements and not a lot of heavy weight, or jumping around.

My focus is to enjoy the gym again, and live a healthier lifestyle! Also here are some of my gym favorites!


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6 Tips For a Full Day Of Travel

Hey what is up hello! You booked a trip! You are on your way out the door, you are going on your dream vacation. BUT what do you do when you are spending your day from dawn to dusk out and about taking on the town. I have been to 21 countries, and about 40ish states. I have been a traveler my whole life. I have been traveling internationally for 3 years, and here are 6 tips that will help you with a full day of traveling.

Shoes// Wear comfortable shoes, if you put on some trendy shoes so you will look good in photos, great! That does not mean that they are the best to walk around in. Do a test a couple of weeks before. Trust me there are a ton of cute shoes that are also comfy for walking around in.

Meals// Obviously the best thing about traveling is EATING! However, whatever you do in normal life do pretty much the same thing you do on a trip. If you have two coffees a day make sure you stop at a café twice. ALSO the biggest thing, keep your water normal! If you have 6 small meals or 2 big meals a day keep it the same! Nothing kills a day of touring around by you getting sick or feeling ill because you body is used to a routine!

Travelers Wallet// This is one of my new tips. I used to travel around with a cross body and a large wallet. It always felt like I had so much stuff. I got this travelers wallet recently (I got it in pink and I hate it but I think grey or black it would be fine). This saved my life. It holds my phone and passport. Which just traveling to a different country you need it, but in the middle east you need your passport to get into most restaurants/ lounges/ clubs. So it is nice to carry it around with you. In mine I also carry around 10 cards/ memberships, a necklace, some cash, and about 5ish tampons. ALL IN A WALLET.

Paper// What is paper?! I have an iphone! Well my friend iphones die. Write everything on a piece of paper (also iphone notes) and add the address and reservation numbers. That way if your phone dies or gets lost, you aren't. 

Have cash// I swear the USA is the only country that you can get away with never using cash. (Maybe Canada too). You never know when you are going to need it, I would carry around cash just in case there is not an ATM near by. 

Rest// Get your normal amount of sleep. Yes, you want to see everything, but you are going to get real cranky real fast if you are running off of a couple hours of sleep. Also if you are spending a couple of days in a place only plan one or two things to do. That way you can really enjoy your meals, take in some sunsets, and really just enjoy! Remember this is a vacation!

Coat// Get a longer hip length coat with pockets. (As seen above) Number one you are going to be in public places and if you are sitting down or outside you have something to sit on. Traveling light will be your friend and if you have pockets vs a bag you will be able to get around easier. I like these coats// one// two// three



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Monday, February 18, 2019

We are engaged! (FAQ)

Hey what is up hello! Alex and I got engaged this week! For those of you who do not know I am in the Middle East for 9 months, and Alex flew out here for a week. As you know, we got engaged! I have gotten a million questions and with us being 7,000 miles from our family and friends it is super tough to share the details. Here are the Frequently Asked Questions we have gotten this week.

How did it happen?

Long story short. I might do a full detailed post on this later. Alex and I went on a desert tour and at sunset. It looked so great and peaceful so we sat down and just enjoyed it. As the sun was going down, Alex said "here stand up", and at that point I knew what was going on! Alex got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him!

What are you most excited about being engaged?

I am so pumped that we made a big step forward in our relationship and we are making the promise to work on joining our lives together! I am so pumped for us to spend this next chapter together and a lot is going to change in the next year. 

Where did you get engaged? 

Doha, Qatar in the desert at sunset! Again this is where I am working!

Did Alex hire a photographer?

Alex got a lot of credit for this one, but NO! Our tour guide took a million photos of us all day, and he had our camera while we were hanging out and he took about a 100 photos. We were just really really lucky.

Are you two wearing matching outfits?

Haha, no! The lighting makes it look like that, however he is wearing a green top and jeans and I am wearing a jean jacket with a white sweater with leggings. 

Did the ring fit first time?

Eh oh el, this was straight up my fault. And I was not going to mention it, but we found out why after some talking. After about a year of dating Alex was surveying me on all my sizings for Christmas, and to be annoying and plant a seed I said my ring size was a 7(average women ring size). Not thinking anything of it. Alex kept that list and my ring size is 1 size too big! (Which we can fix that, but that is karma for being pushy;)

Did you help with the ring/ was it a surprise?

As some of our friends got engaged Alex had made a handful of comments on how he wanted to be the one to pick it out. (Which made me anxious) However Alex has impeccable taste and I knew i should not worry. He did a hot fire flame job! 

How did you celebrate? 

My cousin sent the text "bridgette gets engaged. Bridgette then goes clubbing and drinks from a tiny canoe." What can i say? 

On a serious note though Alex and I made a very conscious decision to just enjoy the moment together! We spent a couple of hours just talking and gushing together about the day. We grabbed one drink and just chatted and enjoyed the moment! After we took in the moment for most of the day, we Facetimed our families and told them the exciting news. It was just fun to talk to everyone and share and enjoy the happiness! 

Would you change anything about the day?

Honestly no! As cliche as it sounds it was honestly the best day of my life. It was my first full day with Alex so that in it of itself was special. We went on an amazing tour. We got to look at some great views, we watched a stunning sunset. Alex proposed. We enjoyed every second and we talked to most of our friends and family! The only thing I might change would be not staying up until 6 IN THE MORNING. However we truly enjoyed every second so I wouldn't even change that! 
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

TESTING A FULL FACE OF WET N' WILD

Hey what is up hello! Thank you for stopping by! This is my Wet n wild review. Which it  absolutely surprised me!

 So we went in with the wet n wild foundation and it was a little to pale for me. However, I really like the formula. Because the foundation was so pale I went in with the wet n wild contour palette. I went in on the cheek bones and the forehead. 

I also talked about my favorite bachelor picks while I was priming my eyes with the wet n wild eye primer. From there I added on the wet n wild blush. I added some eye shadow, and talked about the business I am trying to launch.

To finish off eyes I tried out the wet n wild eye liner and finished the look with mascara. I sprayed the setting spray and finished the look off with wet n wild mascara! 




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