GTL: Gym, Tan, …

GTL: Gym, Tan, Laundry.

A classic phrase that has been heard time and time again between Jersey Shore cast every summer. Although they are not as in the public interest as they once were, I have been continuing to use the GYM TAN LAUNDRY slogan as an easy way to keep my necessary working out plan in check, during these past couple weeks. I feel like it is finally starting to show! ^_^ Thanks to a youtube workout that was shown to me on Mike Chang’s youtube channel.

I added on a step of my own to do – five different exercises daily and then countering it with a cardio workouts on the next day to rest and grow your muscles. Working out with an easy fast work out will get you noticing results without pain staking effort.

Step 1; Lay with your back on the yoga mat, then pull you knees toward your chest while keeping your palms placed firmly on the mat. (25 reps)

Step 2; Lay with your back on the yoga mat and put your knees up so that your feet a planted on the mat while your torso remains laying down on the mat, then just lift your chin enough to fill a strain in your upper abdominal muscles. You should only feel 1/4 the amount of pull, then that of a full sit up motion. (20 reps)

Step 3; Keep your back laying on the mat, while raising your legs in the air, then touch your toes. (20 reps)

Step 4; Flip over so that your body is flat and your face is looking towards the mat. Then use your arms to push your body up while only relying on the tips of your toes and your forearms to allow pressure on the abdominal muscles. (20 reps)

Step 5; Push ups, make sure to keep your back straight for 5-10 reps, I usually do 8 girl pushups.

If you switch between this work out and cardio on the other days you will be sexy for the summer in no time!

Show off your own style

Whenever you walk anywhere or do anything, you are sending a wave of energy and sharing your personality with others around you. You can speak a certain way, you can have a certain demeanor, the way you style your hair, even your choice of phone cover and especially the way you dress. The way you style yourself is the way you describe yourself to others.

Time and time again I have seen people with a similar fashion sense fall for one another. That is because your style is a way of showing your personality, likes, dislikes, age, financial and social status and much more than you would realize.

Now there are two things you can do to change up your style so that it describes you better. 1. Go to the mall and immediately change your style to best match what you feel describes you… (But that would be really expensive and this supposed to be LA for free)
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or… 2. Use spring time as an incentive to help motivate you to begin cleaning as mentioned in a previous entry. Keep aside items like beads, metal studs, hooks, lace and buttons, things that you think could be of use in the future to style your current wardrobe. Cut apart shirts with lace, then you can use lace as a future craft supply. Add it to clothes or spray paint above the lace to get an imprint on a shirt to make a creative design.

Cutting through left over silk fabric to add to the inseams of a newly purchased jacket, stitching beads onto a plain white sun dress to make it stand out, adding metal studs to the back pockets of old jeans to give off a new punk vibe these are all ways to give your old clothes a unique and personal look. Using different touches of your own style to redesign something that you felt was plain or/& store bought.

Once you have sorted through your clothes, pack away what you no longer want and call 1-800-728-7825 to have the donation truck from your local Salvation Army come and retrieve your unwanted items.

Once a year in spring to organize myself, I sort through my old clothes and get rid of what I don’t need, This spring I remember the old proverb that sings true..

One man’s – or woman’s trash is another’s treasure

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Where to start when Spring cleaning

Winter is over and spring is here, I walked out of my apartment today and a wave of heat hits my face. 78 degree weather, back in the sunny city of Tarzana California. It is time for me, Alana, to revamp my apartment decor… my job… my hobbies… my friends… my wardrobe… my time management skills… my verbal communications… and grow. *OVERWHELMING RIGHT?*

Spring Break is coming to a close and I need to start my spring cleaning.

My solution is to reorganize my life as I proposed earlier, but I need to begin small. I will start by washing the dishes in my apartment and then taking the trash out with my boyfriend Andrew.

After the ambiance of my apartment feels a little neater, I will able to find ZEN and clear my thoughts. Current time, I open my laptop, search WordPress and find this handy link on Tiana Feng’s WordPress page.

http://tianafeng.com/2012/06/04/how-to-tell-if-you-should-throw-away-those-clothes/

Thank you Tiana! I think you should definitely check hers out, although I have an explanation of my own here.

Step 1, According to Tiana Feng, I should begin by searching my wardrobe to see if any clothes has holes, rips, tears or broken zippers and getting rid of those.

Step 2, Donate clothes with bleach stains, nail polish stains, color stains that happened in the wash and won’t fade out.

Step 3, Other peoples clothes…Return to sender and so forth.

Step 4, Donate any clothes that you have out grown physically. Or that are too large, unless you are rocking that boyfriend jean look.

Step 5, Too small? A shrunken midriff reviling tank top perhaps or shorts that ride weird in the middle? Make sure that your clothes (especially if small) flatter “your body type,” according to Feng.

Step 6, If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it & if it’s a halloween costume piece, put it away in the coat closet instead of your bedroom closet.

Step 7, Be a Fashion Forward Male or Female! Keep up with latest trends and let your clothes show that you do. Since trends tend to repeat over the decades you can keep your truly favorite items or high end clothing purchases you can’t part with in the “costume” coat closet. If you are able to part with those high end clothing items, there is always websites like ebay.com or etsy.com to help you sell you’re old clothes to pay for future purchases (Retail therapy).

All the items you toss out should definitely be donated to any near by Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift stores, or DARE clothing donation boxes.

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