Thursday, April 30, 2015

My May 2015 Capsule Wardrobe Items

Before I officially kick off my May Capsule Wardrobe Challenge tommorrow, I thought I'd go ahead and share all the pieces I'm including with y'all today.  Here goes:

-Navy tee, gray tee, black tee, striped tee, Pink ruffle top, Printed top, leopard tank, white & silver polka dot top, sequin tanktop
-Chambray shirt & pink gingham shirt
-Green Cardi, Cream Sweater, navy & white striped cardi
-Jean Jacket & Gray Motto Jacket

-Dark Denim Skinnies, Gray Skinnies, Straight leg denim pants, Green Skinnies, B/W Pants, black pants
-Pink skirt, Orange skirt, & Black Skirt

-Navy & white striped dress
-Black dress

-Nude Bow Heels, black heels, red heels, pink heels, black sandals, brown sandals, camel wedges, leopard flats, nude flats
I have a word document where I've created TONS of outfit ideas using these pieces (plus accessories, of course) and I've already created over 100 outfit ideas....that's INSANE!!! 

If you're anything like me and feel like you're not putting the clothes in your closet, then a capsule wardrobe might be just what you need to get your creativity flowing and get the most use out of what's already in your closet.  To join the FREE challenge, make sure to comment below and add me on Facebook.  ~Kendra~

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

For the month of May, I am following the 37 piece capsule wardrobe challenge created by UnFancy.  Check out all the details HERE!  I'm modifying the challenge a bit to best suit my needs:

-I'm only doing the challenge one month at a time starting May 1st instead of 3 whole months (or 1 whole season). 
-I'm picking 37 pieces out of my wardrobe, but I am NOT getting rid of everything else in my closet....I just can't! lol  I did donate about 5 bags of clothes so far, but still have a walk-in closet full...haha  Hey, I like to shop & for me this challenge is more about creativity than minimalism.
-I'm also only wearing accessories once during the challenge.  I have LOTS of accessories and I often stick to a few bracelets and earrings that are my go-to pieces....I'm using this challenge to incorporate more of my accessories by only wearing each piece once.  As soon as it's been worn it's stowed away until the end of the challenge.

I encourage you to also modify it to work best for YOU and your unique goals. 

I'll be sharing EVERYTHING I'm including in my 37 piece capsule wardrobe soon, but until's a sneak peak of the shoes & 2 outfits I've created from my capsule already:

Want to join in and try out a capsule wardrobe with me?  Make sure to add me on Facebook & shoot me a message so I can add you to our group that kicks off May 1st!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Body Beast & Intermittent Fasting

My hubby has been practicing intermittent fast since February and has lost 10lbs.  When we decided to start Body Beast, he encouraged me to give it a try too.  Now, I was not totally on board, but after I little convincing I decided to go for it.  I mean when the word fasting is used I instantly think hunger, feeling crappy and being drained of energy, BUT (so far) that has NOT been the case at all!

We’re officially on Day 5 of Body Beast and I’m on Day 3 of IF.  I am LOVING IF y’all!  Basically, we fast until 11am and eat between 11am and 7pm every day.  I thought skipping breakfast would be horrible, but honestly I’ve felt like I have way more energy, I’ve been more focused and I just feel good.  When it is our eating window, we’re eating according to the Body Beast meal plan, so I’m the lowest calorie level of 2,000.

I also want to share what my eating schedule looks like:

11am-Break my fast with yogurt & pineapple

Noon- Chicken, rice or sweet potato and mixed veggies

2pm- One Large Banana and a 1sp of sunflower seeds

3pm- Shakeology

Then the hubs and I go to the gym and get our Body Beats workout done.

6pm- Chicken, rice or sweet potato, mixed veggies and peas

After dinner I have a snack of 1/2cup of Greek yogurt, 1cup of apple sauce and 1.5tsp of nut butter
Honestly, I haven’t been able to get in ALL the food, because it’s just so much so I had like ½ a cup less veggies at dinner and skipped the after dinner Greek yogurt yesterday.  I felt completely satisfied and didn’t want that over-stuffed feeling.  I’m just seeing how I feel and adjusting along the way.

I can’t wait to share my progress with y’all along the way and see where I’m at in 90 days. 

BONUS- The hubs and I made a deal that if we finish this full program, he’s taking me on a mini-beach vaca this summer…..extra motivation right there!! ;-)  Let’s do this!!  


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Beachbody On Demand- Try Out New Workouts FREE for 30 Days!!

With Premium Club Membership on Team Beachbody you get access to Beachbody on Demand which gives you UNLIMITED access to stream 100s of awesome Beachbody workout programs (valued at over $1500)anytime, anywhere. ((I've streamed them in my backyard using my MacBook Pro and on my iPhone while I was visiting family for a weekend away.))

PLUS-->> If you’ve already purchased the DVDs for FOCUS T25, 21 Day Fix, or 21 Day Fix EXTREME, you can stream those workouts wherever you are! You’ll also have digital access to all printed materials, such as nutrition guides, calendars, and quick start guides.  Awesome, huh??!!

I've even tried a few workouts I hadn't done before like Turbo Fire, T25 and Insanity Max 30.  I love that you can try one of the newer workouts before deciding to purchase the whole program...that way you can find what you like and never have to hassel with returning something if it's not a good fit for you.
Check out of few of the workouts I've done using Beachbody On Demand:

If you're interested in trying out BOD for FREE for 30 Day, add me on Facebook and shoot me a message or comment below with your email address & I shoot you a message within 24hrs. ~Kendra~

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Words Have Power!

Words can build us up, words can break us down, start a fire in our hearts or put it out.....let my words speak life, let my words speak truth... ((Who else LOVES that song?))

Every time I hear it, it speaks straight to my heart.....not only because I was so shy back in the day and was often made fun of, but also because I am someone who can be quick to speak without thinking...opps! I pray that God will use me (and you) to speak life into those we encounter today. Remembe...r, everyone you encounter today is doing life (which let's face it, isn't always a walk in the park) and they may be going through trials or turmoil that we're not aware of at all. Luckily, every person we interact with today gives us a fresh oppourtunity to show God's love. Isn't that awesome?? Here's to using those moments to build them up.

My hubby has always been great about speaking happiness into my this morning, the first picture is my go-to outfit picture stance (lol), then he says things like "FLEX", "show me that smile" or "where are those muscles?" that get us both giggling and it's just fun!!! I mean, what better way to start the morning than laughing with your best friend?! He's the silly to my seriousness and I'm so thankful for him!
Today think on these things:  Who speaks goodness into your life?  Surround yourself with those people. Who are you encouraging and lifting up with your words? Any room for growth? (Come on y'all....dig deep, I know we can all become a little better and more loving through the words we speak.)