Rollin it all into one

Rollin it all into one

Heya hiya how ya doin,

It is Friday my dudes and I could not be more excited that this week has come to an end. I am a super nerd, but I love when the weekend comes so I can listen to a conversation that doesn’t involve the functions of the thalamus and best practices of X Ray Crystallography.. but never forget, science rules. Anyway, on that topic.. very exciting news – ya girl is 99.999% graduating next semester! Legit wasn’t sure this day was ever coming but thank you Jesus that it finally did. I even sprinted to my car, fully winded and all after this big revelation. 🙂

But today’s post isn’t really about me, it’s about you.. my forever boo thangs always supporting me. And to be more specific this post is about my fashion, lifestyle, and fitness posts wrapped into one to get ‘er done. So really this post is about me, who am I kidding? I kinda sorta missed the Wednesday favorites this week (no surprise there), so I am going to give people what they want and make this post an extra long favorites one to hold you over till the next one! Sit back and enjoy the posts hunniesssss. <3

Favorites Favorites Favorites

  1. James Michelle Jewelry – so I am not too much of a jewelry gal, but a super cute ring reallyyyyyy gets me. I feel like an edgy girl that studies witchcraft or something when I am all ring-ed up, but in such a gosh dang good way! Photo-Aug-18-3-42-04-PM-1_900x.jpg
  2. Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups – These things are DANGEROUS. It is almost impossible to eat the entire box in one sitting because they are that good. Heaven in a small package.
  3. Functional training – so there’s workouts that build muscle and then there are ones that tone muscle and build a stronger core. The latter of the two helps you in everyday tasks to get be a better, more well-rounded person. Try slow and controlled movements using a bosu ball or glider once or twice a week!
  4. Essie Fall collection – my nails give me a headache on a weekly basis because I either take 3 hours to paint them only to have them get smudged in my sleep, or I paint em in two minutes and they stay on for weeks! This new collection of colors are fun fall shades like olive, navy, and burnt oranges. They look super badass with a layer of matte top coat over them too.                                       
  5. Black leopard Adidas – these shoes make me question every decision I have ever made in my life because I think they say ‘Ciera Farley’ even more standing in front of you in the flesh. Size down a half a size! Also plus – you don’t even have to know how to tie your shoes. 😉                                                                                  
  6. Every single gosh dang fall scent at Bath & Body Works – 3 wick candles may be my obsession during the fall & winter months and I ain’t even mad about it. Pro tip: Bath & Body Works has a special every weekend on the candles from now until Christmas, so don’t you dare pay full price for those babies!

Welp I guess that wasn’t as long as I would have imagined.. but ya know, double the favorites = double the fun this week?? I may have a post up tomorrow with a full Sunriver recap so stay tuned. K lots of love.

Xo, Ciera

 

You just gotta look the part

You just gotta look the part

Hiya pals,

Here we are back at the happiest place on earth.. no this is not Disneyland, but even better if ya ask me (Who am I kidding? Nothing beats Disneyland) Buuuuut as promised I am here today with a post about some super cute workout gear that I would super duper suggest that you try. Also I know the cover photo has nothing to do with this post, but I am trying my best around here!

Sometimes when I am in a rut at the gym or really feel like I just don’t want to workout, I get some cute new workout clothes to motivate myself. This happens like 3 times a week for me.. but I think most people hold off to like once or twice a month. Either way, even if you don’t want to admit it, the gym (club gyms.. not Escape, because we are nice there) is a place of judgment. And you do not want to be the one at the gym wearing your attached leotard and spandex from 10 years ago because you haven’t been able to find anything else.

So like all the other times, I am here to save you once again. 😉 I have compiled a small goldmine of the best workout gear evaaaa. It doesn’t include any Lululemon (I apologize to all of you die hards out there), because I cannot easily link that, and ya girl don’t got no time for that. However there is still some pretty dang cute stuff from spicy shorts to well-fitting sports bras, and some cute leggings and comfy tops thrown in there too! Athletic shoes will have to be in their own post because there is a whole lot to be said about them.

So hopefully this little nugget of the perfect workout wardrobe was a wee bit helpful and can send you on your merry way looking like a hot sassy mama at the gym and in life. Until next week!

Xo, Ciera

 

Ain’t nothin better than food

Ain’t nothin better than food

Heyoooooo,

Happy Thursday to you and congrats on almost making it through another week! As we patiently await the weekend I decided that today’s blogpost would be the answer to a commonly asked question I seem to get way more often than I ever thought I would. Now obviously I have been pretty open on here and really to anyone that asks about my fitness routine and body situation because who doesn’t love a good tell-all, right? But lately people have been asking what I eat.. so I am here to tell ya!

This won’t be a boring meal journal I promise you that, nor will it be me telling you what to eat, because I am not a nutritionist by any means. Really I am not even legally allowed to tell you what to eat, so this will pretty much be me recounting two days of eating. I am sure you are wondering by now why I want to tell you two days.. and the answer is this: somedays I eat like Jillian Michaels and fear the word ‘carbs’, while other days I eat like a truck driver who hasn’t seen a home-cooked meal in 3 days. But one thing is for sure, this girl can eat. So let’s get started!

Day 1 – Breakfast: probably some berries, avocado toast, and a hard boiled egg or egg whites (clean so far, I am doing well)

1st snack: banana and peanut butter.. yum yum

Lunch: a terribly boring salad with some ground turkey because my fridge is down to the last few pieces of spinach (green goddess dressing makes everything better, I promise)

2nd snack: carrots, celery & hummus. Also how did hummus just suddenly appear? Why were people not eating it 5 years ago?

Dinner: poorly seasoned and overcooked chicken (I try hard I swear.. always dry though) and some brussels sprouts.

All of this along with a day’s worth of water and I am the epitome of health.

But then in hopes of being transparent with you all, I have eating days that don’t quite go so well. So now I will show you day 2.

Day 2 – Breakfast: didn’t have time to eat anything and am now running very late to class, so a Clif bar it is. Brittany and I joke that we live off of these, but it’s not far from the truth. 

1st snack: berries and hard boiled egg I packed (back on track, woohoooo)

2nd snack 3 minutes later: PB&J I was planning to save till lunch, but 8:46 AM is as far as I am making it today.

3rd snack (still starved): carrots and grapes because there is still time to salvage this day.

Lunch: I have now eaten everything I packed so Cane’s it is 🙂 treat yoself…

4th snack (barely 2 o’ clock): bag of Chex Mix and some almonds from the campus store.. almonds are healthy right?

5th snack: finally home and telling myself dinner is soon so I will just eat an apple.

6th snack: have now eaten everything in sight.. 10 pieces of salami, 4 oreos, 2 handfuls of Goldfish, a couple scoops of peanut butter, and a glass of milk to wash it all down. 

Dinner: how I am still hungry I will never know, so might as well finish off the day strong with some spaghetti to carb up and make tomorrow better. 

Phew that was a whole lot to write out, but I hope you enjoyed it. If you are trying to lose weight, tone up, or become healthier overall I would not suggest my second day of eating.. but I wanted to make it known that I don’t eat kale everyday, nor do I eat sour patch watermelons every meal. I am sure you have heard this before but life is about balance. Especially when it comes to eating, food is meant to be enjoyed (because it tastes real good) and it should never feel like you are forcing yourself to eat something you don’t want to. Also not all of my eating days are perfect and not all of them are terrible either, but most often they fall somewhere in the middle of these days because I am not trying to fear pizza or love apple cider vinegar cleanses (how do people drink that stuff??) So like I said friends, balance is key. Eat what you want, do what you want, be happy people.

Xo, Ciera