Thursday, September 21, 2017

Small Work-out Goals

This will seem very insignificant to most but for me, this is a big deal.  I have graduated from 5 lb. to 10 lb. weights. LOL!!!  For those of you who are body-building pros, cross-fit champs, marathon running experts ... I know you're saying "what the hell." But for me, this is a big deal.  I have never been a strength training enthusiast and as a matter of fact, I can't even tell you when I've ever been consistent with my workouts.  However, for the past year I have made a conscious effort to workout at least a few times a week.  I've primarily focused on cardio because frankly I've always needed to lose more weight than I thought strength training could help with. So this graduation is a big deal for me and I'm proud of it.  Onward and Upward ...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NY Fashion Week in Plus

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies as much as I bash mainstream fashion designers and stores for lack of size diversity and fashion options. I also respectfully give props when props are due. Last week during New York Fashion Week, plus-size models set a new record w/ 27 gracing the red carpet with their presence.  According to Glamour it's the most plus action EVER at this highly coveted event. Just to put things in perspective, last season just 12 plus size models strutted their stuff and in 2015 a whopping four.  So needless to say, we've come a long way.  I love the love that the curvy community is receiving in the mainstream.  I'm not sure if designers have grown a conscious or finally realized we spend just as much money as skinny chicks. Either way, I'm here for all of it and loving it.  So shout-out to NY Fashion Week Fall 2017 and all the fabulous fluffy fashionistas who made a splash on the runway. Here's just a few of my fav looks :)