Wine Riot: Review

If you have Facebook, you have probably seen “Wine Riot” pop up in your news feed at some point this Fall

Wine tasting is always a good idea in my book. I mean, how can you go wrong? You can’t.

But Wine Riot certainly took it to the next level last weekend

I have to thank this gorgeous lady belowРfor bringing up the idea to go so we can FINALLY meet in person

(It’s pretty cool when you meet like-minded girl bosses in your area that aren’t afraid to reach out)

More on that later! ūüėČ

What to expect at Wine Riot:

I tried endless amounts of wines, champagne (bubbly bar), and snacks (think humus, crackers, cheese)

In addition, they also had photo booths, and tattoo booths for all to enjoy

(above is proof that we were not ashamed to put on a cowboy hat, heart-shaped shades & try everythang) haha

You definitely get what you pay for at Wine Riot

And whether you are meeting a new friend for the first time, going on a first or 50th date- it’s guaranteed fun

(Below is a pic of Ry and I on our 50th date) ūüėČ haha

But let’s get to what we all really want to know:

My top 3 picks from all the wines I got to try last weekend (thank you for voting on Instagram!)

#1: Moscato by Doktor Mango (they have other flavors, too)

I’m buying it right now because this Moscato is a must-have.

¬†Prima Perla Prosecco DOC (Treviso) balances the taste out if you don’t like it too sweet

Great brunch drink for your Sundaze

They are distributed in MA, NH, RI, CT, NY, ME, and VT

You can find their site here: www.fxmagner.com

 

 

#2 Pick: Lolea

If you like sangria, Lolea is your brand. They have anything from least traditional to most traditional

Their sangria are made with all-natural ingredients

The first one I tried was their white wine with elderberry flowers and wild apples

All three were delicious, I couldn’t pick just one

Take a peak HERE

You can find them at Whole Foods Markets, Kappy’s, and many other Boston area retailers

 

#3: Wine Trees: Rose

“Mad House Wife Sweet Pink”

Fresh watermelon and strawberry balanced with a crisp finish

Super nom! Wine Trees also deliver wine to your door. They have many options to choose from, your pick!

Take a peak: WineTrees

I felt the need to share this review and my top picks because I always have a hard time finding the “right” wine

And my bar lacks some yummy selections for when I have guests over ūüôā

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful!

Yours truly,

Talita

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-Tali

 

International Men’s Day, why?

Hey lovelies! Today is (as you probably know) International Women’s Day. I believe when any woman or man think of “International Women’s Day,” it’s easy to understand why we deserve a day to celebrate “us.” And if you are wondering why we deserve it, by the end of reading this post- you will be crystal clear.

Women have struggled to find equality, since always. In 1920, we were finally given the right to vote for the first time. But still, in countries like Saudi Arabia- only last year (2015) were women finally given the right to vote (let that sink in for a minute).

It’s insane how many countries today still give women ZERO rights to say or do anything without permission of a man. It really boggles my mind the THOUGHT of what women go through everyday and how much they suffer with discrimination, violence, repression, isolation, and the list goes on…

 

Here are some examples of countries you should stir away from as a women & why:

Afghanistan-

  • Domestic violence is so common in Afghanistan that 87% of women admit to experiencing it
  • The ONLY country that the female suicide rate is higher than of male
  • Women will live only up to 45- one year less than men
  • The majority of brides are under 16 yrs of age
  • One woman dies in childbirth every HALF HOUR

Democratic Republic of Congo-

  • Rapes are so brutal, many victims die or are infected with HIV- left to raise their kids alone
  • They can’t look for food or water without being exposed to more violence. And without money, food, transportation, they have no way to escape.

Iraq-

  • The U.S.-led invasion to “liberate” Iraq from Saddam Hussein has imprisoned women in an inferno of sectarian violence that targets women and girls.
  • Families are afraid to send their girls to school, fearing that they will either be kidnapped or raped
  • 1 Million women have been displaced from home, and millions more are unable to earn enough to eat.

 

The above facts are hopefully as disturbing to you, as they are to me. The fact that this is allowed and no one seems to be able to do anything about it is terrifying and mind bothering. As I reflect on my life today, I also reflect on others’ lives or lack of. Therefore, causing me not so much to celebrate, as much as to bring awareness to all women. The U.S may not have the “equality” we all seek for. But we are far better off living in this country than most- with our freedom to work, vote, talk, choose our partners, and live our lives with no fear- compared to the amount of violence women face everyday in many other countries.

 

In conclusion, my title “INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY” which by the way is celebrated on the 19th of November, makes little to no sense to me.

Did you know that in the month of March is when “International Men’s Day” is most googled? “Coincidentally,” in the month we celebrate “International Women’s Day.”

Men are praised and given more power, more money, and more authority than most women everyday. So when we finally get ONE day to celebrate us, someone decides- “well, we need gender equality. Therefore, men need their day, as well.” Excuse my french, but that’s bullshit. You watch the news, you read about what men are doing to women in this world and then you tell me about gender equality. I know there are many men in this world to admire, many heroes, many men that are great examples to humanity. And I’m not trying to dismiss them. But I can’t help but feel that gender equality should be discussed when men & women have equal rights altogether and women no longer have to fight for what’s rightfully theirs.

 

 

I hope this post made you reflect on today’s day a little differently. And that you continue to pass on awareness.

 

xox- Until Next Time

-T

 

 

 

 

Today’s “Normal” isn’t Normal: Find Your Happiness; Escape The Trap

Hey lovelies! V-day weekend is over. On my previous post, I was talking about being very much against it, for the reasons I had listed and still agree with. However, I will have to admit, it was quite nice to have a special day to celebrate “us.”¬†

In a world full of distractions and selfishness, it’s nice to focus on that special someone that you love. And to do something nice for them (not that this shouldn’t be something you do often).

What did you ladies do with your boo this weekend? Anything special? Did you try any of the recipes on my previous post? (Please share!)

A nice gesture when hanging out with your significant other is practicing to put your phones away. It’s not easy. Everyone carries their phones on them at all times and have notifications going off every second to remind them that the phone “needs” their attention. You have another “like” on Instagram, you have a “new comment” on Facebook, or your team just scored. YOU MUST LOOK AT THE PHONE IMMEDIATELY! Right?! Wrong. It’s not a life or death situation, it can wait.¬†Enjoy your “now” moment. Be present.

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Although, it’s great that we can communicate with the world through social media, it’s also something that has trapped us from truly living our lives. We don’t experience things fully anymore because we are too consumed by social media & its distractions.

Most people spend 80% of their day looking at their phones, communicating with anyone that is not in front of them. And by the way, if they do get a person in front of them- they have a hard time communicating face-to-face because they forgot how to have a “real” conversation that doesn’t involve typing “LOL” or “IDGAF.” If you have a hard time picking up the phone & calling a friend to speak to them, or if you can’t go out to dinner and have a conversation for an hour without ¬†your phone, then you have fallen for this trap.

Get out of it. As quickly as possible, for your own sake. 

Start truly living your life & making great memories that you will remember, regardless of having taken pictures or not. Regardless, of “checking in” or not, regardless of posting your pictures online or not.

Life is to be lived by experiences, feelings, touching, talking. Not through texting & liking others photos or statuses.

Here’s what I have done so far to help improve my lifestyle (and it’s only the beginning).

Deleted Facebook since 11/15

Best decision I have ever made. Every year, I would take a break from it to focus on more important tasks and take back some time to do more productive things. But since I have deleted it last year, I feel zero need to get back on. One social media is enough for me. It helps me focus on more important tasks and as far as friends go, I talk to my closest friends on a daily (without social media). Again, FB wasn’t for me because I was consumed by it- which is why I felt the need to withdraw myself from that “trap.” You, however, may not be. So this may not be necessarily needed for your lifestyle change.

As I mentioned earlier, the phone being put away when hanging out with friends and family is something I am also working on. Sometimes, my boyfriend will have to remind me but we keep each other grounded. hahah! (Thanks babe!;)

I believe the first step is figuring out what is taking your time and why. Is it helping your relationships or destroying them? Is it making you better or worse? Are you happier by doing it or starting to feel down?

The first step is to realize that today’s “normal” isn’t normal. You not being able to enjoy a concert without taking a thousand pictures and posting it online (immediately) isn’t normal. You, not being able to focus on your relationships without getting pulled back by meaningless “likes” isn’t normal. Normal is being PRESENT. Normal is making memories you will remember forever because you LIVED it, not snapped it. Let that sink it for a minute.

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I know this is a lot to take in. And honestly, I was just going to write about this past weekend with my boyfriend but this is something I am super passionate about. It’s something most of us struggle with and need to work on and no one seems to speak up about it. Don’t wait until you are in your death-bed to look back and think- “what did I do with my life?”.. Start your lifestyle change TODAY. Find what is that is taking time from your life and remove yourself from that trap. It won’t happen overnight, but you will succeed.¬†

 

 

xox-Until Next Time

-T

 

 

Valentine’s Day Ideas

¬† ¬† ¬†Valentine’s Day weekend is here! “Yayyy,” I really could care less. Honestly, I, in particular, never liked “Valentine’s Day” or any type of day created by some marketing genius to get people to go out and spend money. Call me a “party pooper,” but I much rather my guy surprise me with flowers on a random day (not because he is told by society he has to, but just because he wants to). Does that make sense?
I don’t hate on my friends or others that do enjoy celebrating those days throughout the year. But I like to do something because I want to versus because I have to. I think most girls reading this are probably thinking I’m bat shit crazy, and that I should just love getting spoiled no matter the situation. haha! (I am a bit strange, I suppose. And also very used to spoiling myself, instead).
Anyway, regardless of how I feel about Valentine’s Day- I will still have a romantic night in. ¬†Last year, we didn’t go out to dinner because neither of us really cared for going to a crowded place, paying triple as much for a simple meal because “Valentine’s Day.” We wanted something more intimate, just him & I, some fun cards- a home cooked meal and a movie. Why not? So this year, we’ll be doing something very similar. You may be thinking, “Well, what the hell! Let the guy pay for that expensive meal, you deserve it!.” Let me explain in the simplest way possible, yes I do deserve it. But when you are truly someone’s partner, you work with themnot against them. You help them grow, you help them save to build a better future, you don’t take advantage of a man because he’s a man and is expected to take care of you. Not to say you should never splurge or be spoiled by your man (all power to you if you are both in a position where you can spoil the hell out of each other), but everyone has their goals- and every couple should have theirs. We both are simply helping each other grow and if by cooking a romantic dinner at home brings us closer to our goals then hell, why not?!
Anyhow, enough about us and why we do the things we do. You are here for some fun ideas for Valentine’s Day. And since I am cooking- here are some SEXY dessert recipes to get the mood going! *wink wink*

My top 3 Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Individual Chocolate Melting Cakes

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Ingredients:

10 ounces of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

5 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

caramel sauce

ice cream

Directions:

Heat oven to 325* F Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with vegetable cooking spray

Melt the chocolate and butter in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat.

In another large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and melted chocolate. Mix with a spoon until well blended.

Divide the batter evenly into 8 muffin tins and bake until the cakes have just cooked through, about 15 minutes.

The cakes will still look a bit moist on top. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Serve warm with the caramel sauce and ice cream.

Chocolate Bar Fondue

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 pound milk or dark chocolate, broken into pieces

1 pint fresh strawberries

1 store bought angel food cake, cut into 1 inch pieces

8 ounces of dried fruit, such as pineapple slices and figs

Directions:

In a small saucepan, low heat, warm the cream and chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts. Transfer the fondue to a serving bowl.

Serve immediately with forks and foods for dipping strawberries, angel food cake, and dried fruit.

Raspberry S’mores

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Instructions:

8 graham crackers

32 large marshmallows, cut in half

1-5 ounces chocolate bars (such as Hersheys)

1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions:

Adjust rack to middle position, and heat broiler or toaster oven. Break the crackers in half to form squares and place on a baking sheet. Arrange 5 marshmallows halves on top of each square. Broil for 30-60 seconds or until the marshmallows are golden brown.

Break each chocolate bar into 12 pieces. Arrange the chocolate and raspberries on top of half the crackers. Invert the remaining marshmallow-topped crackers onto the raspberry-and-chocolate-topped crackers, pressing gently to make sandwiches. Stack them, if desired.

How yummy do those desserts look?! I’m excited to pick one for this weekend. As for the main dish, I’ll most likely do something with fish (somewhat healthy dish) and some vegetables.

Another idea that is never a bad one- light up some candles, set a music station on your tv or phone to be playing in the background. And decorate the table! Have some fun with it. And don’t forget to buy that sexy lingerie for yourself. And please don’t wear flats. haha! When in doubt, wear heels.

I hope this weekend is a fun, romantic weekend for you all! Come back to visit soon!

I’ll be posting something new 3x a week. Sunday, Tues and Thursday!¬†

xox- Until Next Time

-T

How To Overcome Hard Times In Life

Hey my loves! Lately, I’ve been posting so much about my personal life and a lot less about fashion/fitness. I figured since I can’t workout, and I need to rest for both my breast augmentation surgery and my appendix surgery- that I would share a little more about my experiences with you guys throughout this process. I hope it’s been somewhat helpful to hear what I’ve been going through. And please ask away if you have any additional questions aside from what I cover and/or have covered.

 

Today was probably the toughest day of my recovery for me. I mean, think about it, I didn’t expect surgery number two to take place. I was already back at work, ready to give my all after week 1 of recovering from my breast augmentation and then everything changed.

I was never super fit like these IG fitness models but I always tried to do my best at the gym. Last year was a big year for me where I tried EVERYTHING. When I say everything, I mean everything. I tried pre-made monthly meals (which were a terrible idea because I was eating like a bird due to the size portion they gave me & having zero carbs? I still can’t wrap my head around the reason for that). I also tried all types of gym classes for cardio and I did enjoy most of them, my favorite was cycling & kickboxing cardio (full body workout, so kick as*). I also got “up close & personal” with weights, as before I was very intimidated by those beasts. I got over that fear fairly quickly once I decided to leave my fear behind. And lastly, tried various different programs (booty workout challenges, etc).

Going to the gym 3-4x a week is just something I love to do for myself, it’s “me” time, it’s therapy. Not going since January 20th has been almost depressing. I feel terrible, my body isn’t the same, my energy level isn’t the same, and there’s really not much I can do about that. Today, was a realization day that going to the gym is really a big part of my lifestyle and something I get so much out of, and truly enjoy doing. After trying all those various programs, workouts, etc.. I finally have found what works best for me, so I am super eager to get back at the gym full force and destroy it!

Staying home has helped me put a lot of things in perspective. I have a white board in my room (I highly suggest everyone to have one- I bought mine at Staples) where I have my goals up. Goals are important to have but you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. I went from 3 different goals to 1, to save. I have broken down the numbers and I have set myself a budget that I look at everyday when I wake up. It’s perfect and very effective.

I also realized how lucky I am to be able to drive, walk, sleep well, change clothing without help- Things I couldn’t do or some that I am still struggling with throughout my recovery period. I think it’s important when we feel down- to realize how blessed we are with the things we already have. And I am so extremely blessed and grateful for all the little things, for they are the big things.

Anyway, instead of being down- I turned my negatives into positives. And kept myself busy reorganizing my room, as well as doing some reading. My mind is so used to turning negatives into positives by now that it’s almost automatic. I don’t think about it, it just happens. But it wasn’t easy at first. This is another practice that I would highly recommend that you do. See, for a whole year, 2 years ago, I decided to never complain about anything and only be thankful and grateful, instead. For a whole year, anytime I started thinking of anything negative- I would remember the promise I made myself & think of something I was thankful/grateful for. It took me a whole year to be this positive and I still have my moments! haha But seriously, best thing I have ever done as a New Years Resolution.

It’s getting late, but I wanted to stop by and tell you guys a little bit more about my story and help you achieve a better lifestyle like I have been working towards. Mindset is everything- make sure your thoughts are always working FOR YOU, and not AGAINST you.

 

xox-Until Next Time

-T

Appendix Pain & Recovery Period

Hey loves! I am sorry I’ve been less consistent on my posts. I have great plans for this blog but this month started out very dramatic, painful, and hectic. If you follow me on IG: Fear_ordinary, I had posted a video on plans for a youtube channel, sharing and showing different workouts you can do while recovering from breast augmentation– without lifting and without going against your doctor’s orders. However, this Tuesday everything changed.

Monday was my “average” Monday. I woke up ready to conquer the World, went to work super excited to kill my goals and help my team kill theirs. I was feeling great! Ok, when I said “my average Monday” and went on to saying how great my Monday went (now you get why I didn’t generalize.¬†I’m the weird one that looks forward to Mondays. I embrace it as a new start, a new beginning to better¬†myself: as a boss, as a friend, as a daughter, sister, girlfriend, etc..).

Any who, I get home from work, watch my favorite show “The Bachelor” and head to bed. As soon as I laid down…!BANNNNG!¬†DREADFUL cramps started to happen or so it felt like cramps. It was as if my stomach was squeezing something inside me and constantly causing pressure which would turn into this on-going pain for the whole entire night. At first, I thought “maybe I’m hungry?”.. I went and tried to eat a slice of bread. An hour later, still in unbearable pain. So then I took “Tummys” thinking maybe I am just constipated and that didn’t help either.

I woke up on Tuesday morning with maybe 2 hours of sleep and a ridiculous amount of pain. But decided I’d still try to go to work anyway (because I’m crazy). I get there and the pain continuously & quickly increased. Now, I not only had “cramps” but nausea, dizziness and zero appetite. I couldn’t eat or drink anything without wanting to throw up. My team at that point just kicked me out and told me to go home or see a doctor.

The drive home was awful. Imagine every bump you accidentally go to turning your stomach pain ten times worse x a million. That was my drive home.

I finally got home and stayed in bed to rest. I was convinced it was going to get better. But it didn’t. So I called my primary care and went to see the first doctor available that afternoon. The doctor after asking me a few questions and locating exactly where the pain was coming from (lower right abdominal side), sent me straight to the ER. No time was to be wasted.

I get to the ER and they run a lot of exams and decided I needed to do a cat scan. Have you ever done one? Yesterday was my first time and I was horrified. In my head, I thought a million of things could go wrong. Anything “radiology” related freaks me out and that machine looked scary. I also just had surgery 2 weeks ago yesterday and I was worried that getting a cat scan would be bad for it (which it is not, fyi). Anyway, what they do is give you this liquid (about a gallon or so) it tastes very similar to water and you are supposed to drink it in 2 hours. It has to be exactly two hours because if you drink it too fast, it can make you sick, cause diarrhea and nausea. Sounds fun, right? Then, you wait another 30 minutes or so and they take you to the radiology room where you will go through the cat scan. They will give you this liquid through your IV that makes your body extremely warm and gives you a feeling that you peed yourself but you didn’t, you just feel like you did. And you go in and out, in and out of the machine.

A LONG hour later, I get the results.. I am thinking (food poisoning or a virus). But I was oh-so-wrong. My appendix was inflamed and had to be removed asap. I needed to get a surgery done.

Yes, you heard it right. Two weeks in from my breast augmentation surgery, I had to get my appendix removed. I went from never having done a surgery before to having two surgeries in two weeks. I was horrified and I had no time to digest it, it had to be done. My pain wasn’t going anywhere and it could be life threatening if not removed.

The hospital I was in didn’t do surgeries? It’s crazy to even type that, but true. So they had to transfer me to another hospital, and get me set up. February 3rd, first thing in the morning, I was getting surgery #2 done and I will have to say (based on my opinion and my experience), it was A LOT worse than the breast augmentation. The pain ¬†prior and post surgery is nothing I’ve ever experienced before. And to top it off, you feel tired easily, you don’t feel hungry at all for another 2-6 weeks (depending on your health & conditions). Now I will be home recovering for another two weeks and unfortunately, my plans on staying fit before my trip and helping you stay fit with me will have to be put aside, as my health right now is my priority.

I will try my best to write as often as possible and keep you guys posted on both surgeries! And I will try my best to stay positive and upbeat like I normally am.

We can’t forget, it can always be worse. I am thankful for everyone in my life that’s been there for me no matter what. I don’t like being vulnerable and depending on others, but sometimes you need help. You need loving/caring people in your life to help you pick yourself up again and come back ten times stronger. So if you’re going through a difficult time right now, know you’re not alone. And be open-minded to those extending their hands to help you. Those are angels disguised as people. ūüôā

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xox- Until Next Time

-T

 

Sports Bras Post Breast Augmentation

Let’s talk sports bras! Not the ones you purchase to match your workout pants at the gym but the ones you want to feel comfortable in post breast augmentation. Shall we?¬†

I, myself, struggled greatly this past week to find a sports bra that provided me the support I needed and continue to need, as well as the comfort I need to move around and not feel like my boobs are getting squeezed like when you get a mammogram lol! Tad dramatic? Maybe. I haven’t gotten a mammogram done, but have only heard horror stories. If you have, feel free to leave a comment and let us know! haha

By the way, if you are worried about getting a mammogram done post breast augmentation, please don’t. It does not cause any complications. However, it is a bit harder to get the shots they need, so they may squeeze those babies slightly more than usual (this is why women should be super heroes. We carry a human being for 9 months inside our bodies, we go through our periords once a month aka a week of our usual crazy hormones x a trillion- making us feel all sorts of ways. We wax in areas men would never dare to or get laser removal done in areas men would never dare to. Plus, we get our boobs squeezed to death every now & then. What is up with all the pain & suffering that we do?). I hope you give yourself a pat in the back for being a superstar, it’s not easy being you. But back to sports bras..

There are two types of sports bras you can buy post breast augmentation, whichever you DO buy, make sure they are wire free, and non padded. Secondly, make sure they have enough support (if it feels like you’re not wearing anything, it’s probably not a good fit for you). Lastly, make sure it’s something you can easily put on!

Post breast¬†augmentation, it will be very hard for you to raise your arms and change– so make your life easier and don’t make the same mistakes that I did. Also, keep in mind your size might change. You may fit into a large today and a medium tomorrow. So please don’t buy anything expensive, it’s not necessary & don’t forget you just dropped a good chunk of money for those babies.

 

Sports Bra # 1

Zipper front (easier to put on)

Non-padded (a must!)

Wire free (another must)

Observation: At first, I felt there was no support with this bra due to wearing a very different one prior that was squeezing my boobs too much. But once I took the sports bra off for a little and had zero support, I could tell a huge difference. This sports bra (in my opinion) is perfect post surgery. It feels so light and it’s so comfortable & easy to put on. I also compared this to the ones doctors normally give you and they are pretty much the same (only slightly better looking, less “grandma-ish” haha).

By the way, I am writing this post because my doctor never gave me a sports bra to take home. Yours may or may not.

 

Sports Bra # 2

Full support

No-Bounce (you may be thinking, “well- it’s hard as a rock right now anyway.” But any movement, it hurts a bit or a lot. This no-bounce will help tremendously)

Observation: It does not say whether it comes with padding or not, so my advice to you is if it does come with padding, just take it off. Keep in mind, you are not looking for cute bras, you are looking for a sports bra that will help make your recovery easier. The reason why I prefer Bra #1 is due to the zipper front. The bra #2, you can switch to later on when you are moving a little easier and can raise your arms without feeling pain. You don’t want to force any movements because it will only prolong your recovery time.

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I also wanted to show you guys the difference in support between the zipper front (picture on the left) and the regular sports bra on the right. At first, I had no idea and started off with the one on the right. The one on the right has too much support, to the point to where your boobs almost have no room to “fall into place.” Please make sure when you purchase your sports bras you consult with the nurse that is helping you to see what the best fit may be for you, as your surgery may go differently and your size may also be different, not to mention the type of implants. Again, this post is based upon my personal experience and opinion. I hope this was helpful to you! Feel free to leave comments with any questions or advice. =)

xox-Until Next Time

-T

 

Boob Job Recovery Time & More

A lot of us have at least once thought about getting breast¬†augmentation, unless we were born blessed with the¬†perfect breasts. haha Which let’s face it, a lot of us weren’t.

This is most likely the reason¬†breast¬†augmentation¬†surgery is the most popular/common surgery done year after year. And why¬†Victoria’s Secret is so big in this industry with all the push-up bras.

Before I start, this whole post is based upon my personal experience. If you think breast augmentation is right for you and you have any questions, I would consult with a professional to make sure you make the right decision for yourself. =)

 

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OK! *deep breath* This is a hard article for me to write. I have told my closest friends about my breast augmentation surgery but not everyone. People are very quick to judge. They just need a reason to do it and any reason will do, and yes, even those you think are your “friends” (if not, specially those you think are your friends will sometimes disappoint you). But I think this is a subject that can help answer many of your questions and I decided that others opinions of me is none of my business. And my blog is to help empower women to follow their dreams, and do what they love. Not writing this would be against what I believe in.

My Story:

¬† ¬† ¬†I never had really small boobs, but I have always wanted bigger (I was a B cup prior to surgery). I always thought, “When I get married and have kids, I’ll have it done because I’ll most likely need to anyway.” And then, I’d change my mind and think, “What the heck!? You are only young once. Why not have them now at your prime!? After kids, I’m pretty sure purchasing a bikini and going to the beach won’t be up there on my top things to do.”

Of course, these thoughts were back and forth in my head for years (probably for over 6 years or so). And with those years came a lot of negative feedback from friends, boyfriends, family, and so on. It’s hard when you’re young and you don’t yet have your own voice because you will always lean on others opinions of what your life should be like and what the right thing for you is. I still struggle from time to time. But I’ve learned to do what makes me happy and not give a f*k of what others may or may not think. Not to say, don’t think about it HARD because this is a decision that will change you forever, hence the six plus years it took me to finally see it was the right decision for me.

 

Things to consider & Questions to ask yourself prior to getting surgery done:

  • Am I doing this for ME? (Very important that you answer this question honestly)
  • How will this change my life style today/tomorrow? (activities you like to do, appearance, work)
  • Do you care of others feedback? (You will get positive & negative feedbacks no matter what you do. Accept it)
  • Research size based on your weight, height and current cup. We can both get the same size implants and end up with a complete different result based on our past measurements.
  • Are you willing to spend a good chunk of money on this? (This is a serious procedure, look for a surgeon that has been in this specific field for 10 plus years and that is local- You get what you pay for when it comes to surgeries).
  • Traveling to get surgery done? I would reconsider, unless you are staying where you’re traveling to for a while. Reason being- you should not be carrying your luggage around or doing any sort of activity shortly after your surgery. Instead, you should be at home, resting with someone that can hopefully be there for you at your recovery time to help you change, get up, go to the restroom, shower and cook for you. The less you use your arms, the better. Also, if you have any complications and you are now back “home,” you would have to travel back to see that surgeon because no other surgeons will be able to assist if they didn’t do¬†the¬†surgery themselves.

How long until I can get back to work?

     This question is unique to each individual and depending on how your specific surgery went or will go.

My surgeon said one week, I can be back to work with no problem. This does not mean you can go back to the gym and back to doing what you normally do in general, that again can vary on each individual, but you are looking at at least one month (at a minimum).

How long until I can go bra/bikini shopping?

¬† ¬† ¬†I know, I am dying to go shopping for my new babies, did I say they look fantastic? I will show it to you guys once it’s no longer swollen. Yes, it stays swollen for quite a bit- it takes time for your body to accept this new beautiful addition to your body haha I will most likely have to wear a sports bra for another 2-3 weeks. I would say a month or so. But again, this depends on your surgeon, your surgery and how everything went. I also have a big trip coming up in March, so I want to have my sexy lingerie ready to go. Otherwise, I’d probably give it more time.

Saline vs. Silicone

     Again, something that will be different for EVERYONE based on what your wants & needs are. I went with silicone because my breasts were the same size and I wanted a more natural look. I want them to feel and look natural.

A lot of girls have one boob larger or smaller than the other, with saline because it’s filled with water and salt, they can make them look the same by injecting slightly more on one side than the other. Again, this is a complex procedure and must be discussed with your doctor. But I figured I’d give you an idea of the biggest difference for me, as my main concern was to have a “natural” look.

Conclusion:

Do what makes you happy!

Save up that money and make sure you do your research

Recovery time may vary (the first 3 days are the hardest)

If you want it, it’s worth every penny

Live your life your way!

Feel beautiful in your own skin but don’t be afraid to go work out at the gym to enhance your curves or get bigger boobs because you find them more fitting for your body

Don’t forget to consult a Doctor, this post was based on my experience thus far and personal opinions.

Comment below with any questions or additional tips to help others;)

xoxo- Until next time<3

-T

 

 

 

My New Year’s Resolution & Why You Should Make One Too

Hey loves! I hope everyone had an amazing start to the year. I couldn’t have asked for a better one =)

A lot of us see a New Year as a great way to start over and set new goals. But remember, every day of the year you can do that. Don’t let the “title” of a new year fool you or stress you. Nevertheless, why not start from day one.

So you’ve been thinking about starting a New Years Resolution List but don’t know quite how to get started. Let me first say, congratulations! Not a lot of people take the time to write their goals down on paper or even think about what their goals are. If you want to have a successful year, you will have to brainstorm a little.

I think it’s extremely important for us to stay grounded and not stress ourselves out with too many goals and expectations (it’s so easy to do so once you start writing). Think back to last year, did you have a list of goals you wanted to accomplish? How many did you accomplish? And how many didn’t you? Did you write those goals down?

Writing your goals down is crucial to helping you achieve them. Tip: Make sure you have your list up somewhere that you can see everyday (I have mine on the fridge door). The reason why I asked all the questions above is to hopefully help you figure out what did and didn’t go well for you last year.

Here’s my list from 2015 as an example:

  • Take my branch to the #1 spot of the District (we came second 2/4 quarters)
  • Get promoted by Sept (didn’t happen)
  • Live in the present (It was hard and I caught myself living in the past a few times but I think I did a good job here)
  • Finish classes by end of summer (didn’t happen)
  • Buy my own place by end of year (I’m not sure that is the route I want to take anymore)
  • Try a new sport (I ran the Spartan Race TWICE)
  • Give more (could have done more)
  • Reach my fitness goal (I didn’t but it was a focus for me all year- so I will say this did its job)
  • Eat clean, less crap (although I still had my cheat days, I did better than most years)
  • Go to church frequently (worst year at attending mass)
  • Read more books (I read more books than the year before but not nearly enough)
  • Save more (eh)
  • Enjoy every moment as if it was your last (I try everyday)

So, as you can see- my list is way too long. I would say 4/13 things were accomplished and now I feel shitty about it. Therefore, this year I narrowed it down to a less stressful, more doable and to the point list of 5 main things I want to work or focus on, this time with much more detail. Here it is:

  • Go to the gym 3+ x a week while eating clean (good diet)
  • Before finishing classes-figure out where you really see yourself so you don’t waste money
  • Read 2 books a month (I know, my life is hectic though- 2 books will be a challenge)
  • Save (“x” amount) out of my paycheck every paycheck
  • Do not give a fck. Giving a fck causes stress, my goal is to have the least amount of stress possible

Although, my list of 2015 was not detailed enough and too long- I can’t stress enough of how important it is to have one. It keeps you focused and motivated to work towards your goals. And with our hectic lives, it’s always nice to have a reminder here and there.

 

I hope this was helpful to you all!

I wish you a successful year and hope you reach all your goals this year!

See you next time! ūüėČ xox- T