The Wonder Years

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Why You Should NOT Workout After 30+

Your friends have been lying to you. If you’re reading this, let's just call a spade a spade, they are all LIARS! So, since nobody's being honest in 2018-- I'll be the REAL friend you need. Are you 30yrs or older? Thinking of starting a new workout regime to get your body right for the summer? Read THIS first. When your finished, be a friend and SHARE!
First OFF. You will die. Don't do it. Especially if you have kids to get back to. They're more important than saggy gut meat, sis. Think about your son & walk away. Do it for Lil Saint... 
2. You can't breathe. Now let's just say you made it past number one, you still won't be able to breathe, sooo? You'll be all huffing & puffing, turning blue, and still trying to be cute. Now, that's just unattractive. Trying to be cute about not breathing can get you dead too. This is not what we mean by "puff, puff, pass". Get in the car and go home, Joanne.
3. Jerrod does not care if you have rolls. He still want you girl. If he really loves you, he will love you exactly the way you are. He ain't going nowhere. Where's he gonna go? YOU'RE THE CATCH! Relax. 

4. The pain after exercising is equivalent to being run over. By a truck. A garbage truck. Twice. You will regret it every morning for the next week. A week is a long time. Does your lace frontal glue last a week? See. You won't either, Janine. A week is a long time to hang in there. Just...don't even.

5. You already have a nice butt! Aren't you a nice person? Ok, well your butt is included in that too somewhere. So, BOOM. You're welcome!
6. You mad old. Your meat is already slipping off the bone. You have to think about your safety first. So, right. I hurt my ankle doing a dumb new dance with my 9 year old son right after a workout. (It was a battle. I won. Neither here nor...) The enemy is sneaky. He will creep up on you right in the middle of dancing to the devils music & throw your ankle out. He is always looking for a "foot-hole". Literally. But by the grace of the good Lord I only walked away with a sprained ankle. I could've had a hole in my foot. #ButGod

If you are still considering working out AFTER ALL OF THESE FACTS, "You got strength, Ma." *in the words of my Liberian best friend Mahdi* Number six was my last attempt at talking some sense into you. If my testimony didn't work-- nothing will. Do me this one favor though; Before you venture back to the gym--share this with your friends who work out & those that are thinking about it. Don't be a hater. Let them know the truth. LOL!! I too will be back at it this week cuz I gotta get it TIGHTTT for summer 2018!!! 



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Monday, April 9, 2018

The Baecation That Changed My Relationship

I'm not gonna tell you what resort this is. This is our secret spot. So boo-hoo!;) 

These are some pics that you didn't see. It was such an amazing experience--the pictures do it NO justice.


No kids. Just us. Reconnecting. Having fun again. Getting closer. Freezing moments. Finding #US.
The moments we shared were not just pictures. We actually ENJOYED our time together. *sighs*
At night we went to an empty night club on the resort & played Jumbo Jenga and some new UNO game. We made our own rules because the instructions were in spanish. I haven't laughed as hard in YEARS.  
We randomly danced everywhere. At dinner. On the beach. On the balcony. Out shopping. I felt so FREE. Is this what it's like to not have kids?! LOL!
 Now get into this room. OMG. I could've spent the entire time here but I was forced to get out and venture off of the resort (SAFELY).






 Preston made my 30th so special & the food was sooooooooooo good! I chose this resort for the food. They did not disappoint. Later I'll create another blog of the food for you to be jealous of.  




Leaving Mexico (hint) was so bittersweet. The time that we spent together was priceless. I wasn't gonna blog this because I wanted these pictures to be OURS. Then I thought about how amazing these moments were & decided to share it. Every single picture has a story. 10 years from now I'll be able to look at these SPECIFIC photos and smile at the stories that you can't see. That's my life with him. You see beautiful pics of us together but you have no idea how amazing our relationship is or how deep our bond is. We're not perfect but we choose each other. Everyday. <3

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Monday, March 26, 2018

If I Were A Song, The Title Would Be...

If you could be a song, what song would you be? Even better, if you could be a 90's song, which one would you be? Who influenced your style? What artists shaped your childhood? Which songs can you hear and immediately go right back to  that time? Nostalgia is so magical. There is nothing like it.

If I was a DMX song, I would be 'How's It Going Down'. For those that were kids in that era, wasn't that song a vibe? Play it. Doesn't it take your right back to 1998? I'm not the album cut. I'm the version with Faith Evans. Yasssssss! Her voice just takes the song to another level. So angelic. This has to be the song the made me love DMX. Remember when music had substance and the artists told stories? You would be surprised how many of those songs actually happened.

If I was a Soul For Real song, I would beeeeeee. TOUGH one. I'd be 'Every Little Thing I Do'. While 'Candy Rain' was classic it doesn't resonate with me as much as ELTID. As far as music, harmonies, vibes, background vocals, beat, & visuals--this is IT! I wanted to go to a skate party so bad like the older kids. My mom ain't wanna let me live. Do yourself a favor & watch this video. "I can't get over you. I think about you all the time." Man, oh, man. It's criminal how time just escapes.

If I was a Total song, I would definitely be 'Can't You See'. That's a staple in 90's girl group music. Well, mid-90's music period. "Every time I see you, I get this feeling. Telling me you are the one". They were so melodic. I cannot get over how they were hopping & bopping in this video. Watch this one too. Puff created a wave. When Bad Boy was on top, life was so good. Take me BACK! #RIPBIG

If I was a TLC song, I would be 'What About Your Friends'. Listen. If I could dress like TLC did in the early 90's, NOW--that would complete my life. "Well, is it me or can it be I am a little too friendly/ So to speak". They birthed The Spice Girls in my eyes. What girl group had a more controversial content than TLC at the time? No girl group inspires my style more than them. Oh, & shoutout to my best friend GiGi!!! She proofreads all my blogs because she loves me! <3#CrazySexyCoolForever

If I were a Tupac Song, I would be 'Keep Ya Head Up'. "Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots. I give a holler to my sisters on welfare. Tupac cares--if don't nobody else care. I know they like to beat you down a lot & when you come around the block brothers clown a lot. But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up. Forgive but don't forget girl, keep ya head up". Tupac's music speaks for itself. Uplifting, inspiring, high emotions, & flat out honest. When he said "While the rich kids is driving Benz, I'm still tryna hold on to surviving friends", I felt that with my soul. It's expected growing up in Trenton, NJ.

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Little Mistress Tall Maxi Prom Skirt HERE 
Fluffy Fur Chunky Clear Heels HERE
The great thing about technology is that we now have access to all of our favorite music at any time. Do you remember ordering cd's from those mailers & waiting a week for them to come?
I would order them in my aunts' name & throw the bill away when it came to the house.
I'd pick all my favorite albums which was a struggle because the would only let you order like 5/6.
I checked the mail EVERYDAY for those cd's until they came.
Had to secure the package--LOL!
Remember CD players? Remember how you felt when the battery light would come on?
Remember sneaking them into school?
Security guards were on the prowl!
#Throwback
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GRAND PRIX


 HELLO THERE! Just a quick blog. Nothing deep. I'm 6'1--if you didn't know already & I'M IN LOVE WITH ASOS TALL! I haven't tried any of their jeans but the dresses, skirts,  & jackets are soooo bomb! #Mood: Sexy NASCAR Driver <3 Someone told me I look like a baseball player. Ha! I'll take it.                                                 

 

                                               
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Friday, March 9, 2018

You’re In Love Bro (6 Tell-Tale Signs)


1.You feel like you're floating whenever they're around. This is mostly due to the amount of dopamine that's being released into your body. It creates the feeling of happiness & euphoria. So your brain really makes you hiiiiiigh when you're in love. You're on dope!


2. You can't keep your mind off of them. You can't stop thinking about your convo's & the times you've spent with them so far. You bring them up as much as humanly possible in EVERY conversation bc every thought leads back to them. You just can't stop daydreaming about them bc it's the closest thing to seeing them. Whether you admit it or not, they occupy a space in your mind. A big space. And it feels amazing.

3. They become UNIQUE in your eyes. Even though you can't quite put your finger on it, there is something special about them. Somehow they are different than any other guy/girl you've connected with. Not better. Just different. Dopamine also affects your senses. What you see, how you see it, what you feel, how you perceive what is felt. Perspective is everything. Actually, perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something. Being in love actually alters how you process things. Everything is more intense. More meaningful. More beautiful. I see nothing wrong with this. The reality is, maybe it helps us to TRULY appreciate what's in front of us. Do this carefully :)



4. Attraction out of this world! If you are not sexually active at this point—the desire is REAL, ain’t it! Ha! This is where you should hold out. I’m not here to tell you what to do but I’ma tell you what to do. WAIT. When these feelings subside you’ll thank me later. But if you absolutely must crack that safe just remember all that glitters is NOT gold. It ain’t bronze. Psssh...sometimes it ain’t even plastic. Whatever the case is, It’s does feel good to want someone with everything in you. It feels even better to know that they want you the same way.


5.Everything is good about them. Negatives do not matter or simply do not exist.
This is where you find out that if you REALLY wanted to, you can make any relationship work. You actually have the ability to block out her needy ways. You don’t even care about his baby mama or the kid he has on the way lol! All you care about is how amazing he/she is & how you are willing to make it work. Imagine if you could exercise this for the duration of your relationships?


6.Youre emotions are all over the place. You can go from complete euphoria to anxiety and pain when things don’t go exactly your way. Especially if you guys aren’t exclusive. One minute you’re on this adventure to finding your soulmate & the next you’re stressed out alone in your room wondering if he’s gonna get back with his bm. Racing heart, high energy, running around your house like a chicken bc he’s outside but you’re not dressed, sleeplessness, racin thoughts—this is stressful lol. I read that when you see a picture of the person you’re in love with it sparks up the area of your brain that activate when a drug addict take a hit. See, you’re a junkie. So stop wondering why people act crazy when you just up and abandon them. The withdrawal is real!
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SO NOW YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN LOVE!
Some people downplay this stage bc they see it as a weakness. I say...Ride it out. See where it goes. This new feeling doesn't last forever but you'll never forget the way he/she made you feel! It’s actually a strength to see the best in the right person. You are strong for being able to blur everyone else to focus ONE Make sure he’s really what you want before you’re in too deep. Make sure she is everything that you see when you look into her eyes. GOOD LUCK, JUNKIES!

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