Relationships: How Choosing The Right Partner Is Crucial For Your Health…

Often times, when choosing a partner we tend to not care as much as we should about their eating tendencies, such as how often they workout, or if they care at all about their health. I understand that this may sound extreme to you. However, before choosing a partner, you want to make sure they will add value to your lifestyle if staying fit and healthy is important to you. Otherwise, that person will only make your life more difficult as you will start to pick up some of their bad habits and it will start to affect you negatively. Here are just some reasons why you need to choose wisely..

 

REASON #1: LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TOGETHER

You want someone that is to your level. Motivated, driven, and has or wants to live a healthy lifestyle. If you are reading this you are probably wondering “who doesn’t want to live a healthy lifestyle?.” But how many people do you know that cares about what they eat on a consistent basis, goes to the gym religiously or at least 3x a week and takes their daily vitamins? …Not many huh? Specially, with obesity being at an all-time high in America..

REASON #2: LIVING SITUATION

If you end up living together with someone that doesn’t care about their health, you will not agree on meals, you will not understand why the other person is at the gym and not with you, watching “Dancing With The Stars.” And one person is going to start feeling pretty terrible about their image as their partner keeps looking better and better and they don’t. And with that comes many other issues, which takes me to reason #3.

REASON #3: LACK OF SEX

Now, you start to look at your partner as not so attractive. Because what’s attractive about a person that doesn’t take care of themselves? And now you are thinking, can this person even take care of anyone else if they can’t even take care of themselves? I think not, it always starts with you. Your body is your temple.

REASON #4: KIDS

This is thinking way down the road but if you are in a relationship, you most likely see yourself with that person long term and if you don’t, you need to re-think your relationship. But back to the subject, if you end up having kids with your partner, don’t you want this person to be active with them? Is your partner going to have enough energy to run around and play with them or will he/she be drinking beer in the backyard, sitting in a chair because he/she can’t run without running out of breath?

REASON#5: YOUR HAPPINESS

Sometimes we need to be selfish. There are tons of great people in the world but it doesn’t mean they are great for you. You only live once, be selective because it’s YOUR life, and you want to live a happy, and for the most part STRESS FREE life with someone you are most compatible with and share the same values and interests that are most important to you!

 

You will never find a perfect person, we all have that one thing that isn’t so great and that we could improve on but you don’t have to settle for someone you KNOW you won’t be happy with. You can find someone that fits the things you find most important to you and your life. And if it takes you a long time to find that person, that’s ok. Because you rather be alone and happy than with someone and completely miserable. Choose your partner wisely.

NYC: How To Dress Like A New Yorker

Hey dolls!

I just got back from New York City. I went to my last wedding of 2015 – my sixth wedding this year!

The wedding was absolutely breathtaking – my friend looked gorgeous, the music was great, and the host (and dancers) kept the night super interesting.

The wedding was in Brooklyn, and I was to do some sightseeing the day after the wedding.

Here’s one of my looks for a cool, fall NYC morning:

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P.S. If you’re ever in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge specifically), you must check out Mocha Mocha Cafe. Super authentic, with a great menu for a nice breakfast or brunch.

Outfit Details:

Scarlf: Always buy them long to give you the european look. And never buy the thin ones for this style. I buy all my scarfs at Marshalls or TJMAxx.

Jeans: I highly suggest investing in a good pair of jeans, it makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE. My favorite brands are Paige, and Rag and Bone Jeans. They have great styles, and your body looks amazing in them.

T-shirt: This is an old Hollister shirt, but it goes well with everything. Specially for a simple but fashionable look.

Boots: Fall is boots season and I am obsessed with boots. This pair I bought at Charlotte Russe for $40. Normally, you are guaranteed to find amazing boots there for very cheap & great quality. In addition, they almost always have the “buy 1, get the other half price” deal, which you can’t beat.

Sunglasses: Quay Australia, called: My Girl.

Hope you ladies enjoyed it! Feel free to leave a comment! xoxo

Dehydration: How It Set Me Back

Dehydration can absolutely DESTROY your fitness goals.

Water is obviously essential for our survival but our daily intake is vital when trying to lose weight or enjoy an overall healthier lifestyle.

I hate the taste of water.

I’ve have struggled all my life to drink water on a daily basis. I would go days drinking only juice, iced coffee, tea – anything but water.

I couldn’t tell the difference between being hydrated or dehydrated anymore. Needless to say, my situation was bad’ my energy levels were low, my skin was suffering and I just felt out of it.

8347045597_63a7580b56_zBecause I had zero knowledge on fitness, I would still go to the gym 4-5x a week and would never see any results! I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Here I was,  working so hard and not reaching my goal at all.

It was very discouraging.

And like many, when discouraged, after I thought I had given my all, I would give up. That was my mindset for many years, until very recently. I finally found an alternative to my dislike of plain water.

I now drink Propel – it has zero calories per bottle, is sugar free and low in sodium.

Every since I started drinking at least 4 bottles of water a day, I have seen a tremendous difference in how I feel during the day (more energy!) and the results I see from my workouts (again more energy)!

I am always aware when my body needs to be hydrated, and I do whatever I can to systematically drink all day long. It really makes all the difference and is CRUCIAL to your fitness journey.

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See if it can help you as it did for me.

You can buy them cheaply in 12-packs (I get mine at a local grocery store called Market Basket). They should be available in your local supermarket or warehouse store.

If not, their website has a “where to buy” link in the top right hand corner.

I can’t stress enough how drinking your daily water intake will be the best investment you’ve ever made in yourself.

Thirsty yet?

xoxo

-Tali

5 Things To Know Before Taking Your First Gym Class

Hello everyone!

As you may or may not know- I have taken on the challenge to try every single class my gym has to discover what pushes me the most. I want to get the perfect class (or two) that will get me the best results.

But before taking a class, it’s important to know these 5 things:

1. What is the class about exactly?

I tried “Hatha Yoga” for the first time this year.

I, based on commonsense, knew it involved yoga, but it is clearly different.

What makes hatha yoga different from traditional yoga? What should I expect?

Research your class before taking it so that you feel more at ease and a lot more confident about what you’re walking into! (P.S. YouTube helps a lot).

2. What are the benefits?

This is an obvious one but many times, we just go to a class to go.

We go to try it and hope it will help us get results.

Try researching the benefits ahead of time so that you can better understand why you are doing the workout.

Example: A single Kickboxing Cardio class can burn anywhere from 750-900 calories per hour.

Say you’ve taken this class twice this week. You are planning to do an extra hour of cardio on the treadmill.

Given the calories you’ve already burned – does that make sense?

Maybe, but chances are, you are not getting the best results out of your workouts.

Work smart – plan ahead.

3. Go at your own pace!

Hey, it’s your first time taking the class you decided to try!

Give yourself some props but listen to you body!

Trust me, trying to look like a pro at your first time taking a class will only make you look foolish. The instructor is there to make sure you understand the workout at your own pace and to make sure you still get a kick as* workout, regardless.

4. Dress the part

It’s important to be in something comfortable – most workout clothes will normally be fine for any classes.

However for classes such as cycling (where you will sweat a lot) have something that wicks moisture away.

Do some research and make sure you are comfortable for best workout results. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to wear something you feel confident in.

5. Have Fun!

Yes, you are there to workout.

Yes, you don’t know what you are doing yet.

But so what?

Go to the class with the mindset that it will be a productive time regardless.

Let your worries and stress fade away. Have fun, enjoy, it is your “me time” after all.

Now, go dominate that class while looking great and feeling confident at the same time!

You got this! 🙂

-Tali

Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Dress

Hello loves!

Below are three reasons why you shouldn’t buy a dress. Sounds crazy right, since we love dresses. But, I think I have found a way to get that awesome dress you really want, while not breaking the bank at the same time.

REASON #1:  YOU’RE SETTLING

You always fall in love with the most expensive dress in the store. And after a mini-break down, you finally get yourself together and settle for the “next best thing”. You only live once, NEVER SETTLE.

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REASON#2: B*TCH STOLE MY LOOK

Yes, you read it right! Now you are at the wedding, feeling beautiful, even though you did settle (cough, cough). But the store you went to, so did the girl sitting in table 5………….OUCH.

REASON #3: YOUR WALLET

Let’s face it, it’s a bad investment to purchase a dress that you will most likely never wear again. Now you are trying to sell it on ebay or poshmark for half the price? Girl, please.

Here’s the answer to your prayers:

RENT THE RUNWAY

RENT THE RUNWAY is a website where you can rent your dream dress anywhere from 2-4 days, look absolutely stunning, feel beautiful and not have to worry about someone else stealing your look! Not only that, but since you are returning it, your closet space will be wide open for something that you will actually use again in the near future. 😉  Down below is a dress I recently rented from them.

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Happy renting dolls!! 🙂

-Tali

 

 

Wedding Season

“I’m getting married!”

If you are reading this and you are in your mid/late twenties – you definitely understand the struggle that comes when you hear those three magical words.

I have gone to 5 weddings so far – 4 alone between the months of June and September.

So the question is this:

How do we continue to look flawless and not break the bank, when we have so may events such as bachelorette parties and weddings?

No need to panic – I am here to save you from the struggle.

I wasted time and money buying expensive clothes that I should have avoided. There are always cute, but cheap alternatives.

This post is from my third bachelorette party this year! We stayed at Dream Hotel in New York City.

You can get this flirty/fun look for your next bachelorette party for under $100!

Outfit details:

  • Blush Blazer, #loveculture $25
  • Flirty Black Skirt #forever21 $15
  • Crop Top #forever21 $10
  • Shoes #charlotterusse $20

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P.S.: Don’t overspend on outfits. Be creative, and find an outfit that’s in your budget. You don’t need to spend a million bucks to look and feel like a million bucks;)

That’s all for now loves!

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xoxo

-Tali