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Just A Little Monday Motivation

The Skinny Confidential gives advice for getting off your ass!

I saw this quote on Instagram the other day & it popped out at me like gnarly-ass ‘Jack in the Box.’

Why?

Well, duh, since I’m a girl, I bitch.

I bitch at my boyfriend for leaving the toilet seat up ( like, honestly…how hard is it to close the lid when you’re done? I mean at 2 am the other night, I literally fell in. Sick. ), at the annoying driver who cut me off, & I obviously bitch about “Real Housewives” to anyone who’s willing to listen.

But what about bitching about more serious stuff? You know, you know, like:

♡ Your body
♡ Calories/food/what’s in the fridge/etc.
♡ A shitty job
♡ Not enough sleep
♡ A toxic “friend”
♡ A negative living situation

Here’s the deal: all of the above are dictated by you.

That’s right: you & only you. You’re kinda all you got when it comes to changing the above negative situations in your life.

So, let’s discuss. Ahem:

|| Your body || get off the couch & move! Run, swim, dance, walk, hike, etc. No one’s going to change your exercise routine ( or body ) for you.

|| Food || no one is forcing you to eat crap. Find creative ways to eat clean. If there’s a will, there’s a way. Stock your fridge with healthy options, pack your lunch, & use portion controlled bowls.

|| A shitty job || having a shitty job makes you miserable in other areas of your life. Rectify the situation ASAP. Start finding other avenues to make cash, put the word out that you’re in the market for a new job, &/or send out your resume…anywhere & everywhere.

|| Not enough sleep || when people tell me they don’t sleep, I don’t think it’s cool. I don’t think it’s commendable. I don’t think think it makes them a hard worker who’s a total go-getter. Sleep is essential for healing. It heals your cells. Sleep makes you a better person. Figure out ways to sleep, sleep, sleep. Seriously. Sleep= happier life.

|| A toxic friend || say no, say no, say no. Read more on the power of no here. Start cutting any negative energy out to make more room for good people. Because honestly? There are a lot good, good people. And who has time for poisonous people? Buh-bye!

|| A negative living situation || don’t stay in a crappy living situation. Once I had a roommate who stole from me…it happened one time & I immediately moved out ( she literally stole all my handbags…). I was young, broke, & just starting out…but it didn’t matter: I booked my ass out of that two bedroom & figured out a Plan B. In my opinion, living in a negative situation is bad for your health. But really, being comfortable in your living space provides peace of mind.

Seriously though, lately my motto is: absolutely no bitching if I choose to keep myself in an unhealthy situation…anyone with me?

( Does being around someone who leaves the toilet seat up count? Technically it’s not very healthy if I fall in…hint, hint babe ).

So. On that note, thank God it’s Sunday because Monday’s fresh start. A clean slate. A time to look forward, not backwards.

Go kill it tomorrow. xx. L

Top Blogger Reviews on TSC Book

The Skinny Confidential

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.Hi!

There’s been a lot of e-mails regarding the book, so I wanted to just share some real deal/organic/authentic TSC book reviews with you guys.

Enjoy!!

So.

The first review was from The Fashion Bite ( << how cute is she in black & white above?? ). Katie’s a close friend and she works for Blog-Doo, so I was thrilled when she positively reviewed the book here.

My girlfriend, Annie Lawless from Suja Juice & the blog, BLAWNDE also showcased the book here & her pic is seriously the cutest thing ever…right?!

Lisa from The Skinny On Health wrote about the book too in a fun, pretty way here. Love her brunette lock— so pretty!

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.Ok, so obviously my best friend, Erica read the book but she was surprised to discover a couple of new tips/tricks she didn’t know— see more here.

San Briego attended the book launch & rated her party experience here.

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.Sara Montazami is like, babetown x 10. I die over her. She’s a blogger from Sweden that was apart of my workout group & has a rocking bod & personality. Her book review can be found here.

My stepmom shared a skinny recipe from the book on her blog, Burlap & Crystal; I literally crave anything and everything she cooks/bakes/makes.

And lastly, Jenni Raincloud talks a lot about the fitness section of the book and Taylor shares a video book review— enjoy!

Basically I wanted to share all the book reviews for anyone who’s asked via e-mail or Twitter/Instagram. I hope this helps! You can find more book reviews here.

Happy Thursday! X L

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The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.

The Skinny Confidential talks book reviews.

Wait What? Cotton Candy Ice Cream. Ya. I Know, Right?!

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.Ok, so this is totally off topic but we can just talk about my spaghetti squash obsession?

I literally can’t get enough lately.

I’m seriously, like, going to turn into a walking squash. It’s turning into a creepy problem.

For some reason, I’m like a pregnant pickle lady lately. But I’m not pregnant & the pickle is spaghetti squash.

Speaking of obsessions, let’s talk about ice cream.

Not nasty-ass dairy filled ice cream. Clean ice cream…that’s so damn good it hurts.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.Also, add a few berries if you want it to be a pretty pink color. Basically all you do is blend the above ingreds ( 1 1/2 banana, about 10 raspberries, 3 tablespoons of goji powder, 2 drops of vanilla, & a handful of ice ). After its blended add some coconut flakes on top & then get ready for a strobe light, techno party in your mouth.

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Instagram feed & died with excitement when I found this cotton candy ice cream via Loni Jane ( << my favorite Insty account, by far ). I literally hoped out of bed this AM & ran, skipped, did ‘the Jig’ to the nearest store. & lemme tell you, this hot pink recipe is going down as one of my favorites. It’s refreshing, delicious, & gets rid of any ice cream/sorbet craving. Plus there’s some badass benefits of goji berries: it aids in mental well-being/calmness, athletic performance, happiness, & enhances quality of sleep.

BTW: Dang coconut chips are just ridiculous. There’s three ingredients in them ( coconut, coconut sugar, & sea salt ) and they can be added to everything & anything…think: oatmeal, fruit bowls, smoothies, etc.

Ok, I’m off to eat a little more spaghetti squash & watch “The Following.”

MWAH! x L

{ Little, portion controlled bowls found here }.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

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