Tonight I head to LA Style Fashion Week but I need to find a dress to wear! My friends and I stopped by Alexis Monsanto’s design studio to pick out something to wear. I ended up with 2 gorgeous grecian goddess inspired orchid dresses – look:
This is option #1.
Oh my freaking goodness, this is option #2.
Either way I need to have my hair up and I just don’t do updos. Anyone have suggestions? Any beauty gurus or fashionistas out there who’d like to give your sneaker-lovin gal some tips? :) Which dress do you like better? My heart is definitely leaning towards one of these! Do you know which?
I’m excited to be observing not just the clothing on the models tonight but the way the girls walk, what makes them seem so confident, and of course delving more into that diet investigation I was telling you about. Fashion shows are just that – a show. You need to realize that the ways some of these gorgeous girls (and guys) achieve their bodies are through means that are truly unhealthy and dangerous for your body. This is also true on the opposite end…even fitness competitors do things you may not even think of to sculpt that lean physique. Of course there are those that are naturally thin (I remember Ryan Higa saying that if he had one superpower it’d be the ability to eat as much as he wanted and not gain weight!) but for the most part, extreme leanness takes work. There are shortcuts, but the shortcuts could literally end up killing you.
Just remember that the goal in life is not solely to “be skinny” or “get an inner thigh gap” because when you get there, you’re just going to want more and more and more. Kind of like if you saw a dress in the store that you really liked. You work real hard to save up a ton of mulah to buy it. You feel euphoric once you purchase it and wear it out to an event. But after it’s been used, you need another dress!
Try to train yourself to think this way – switch the goal to tapping into those things that foster happiness.
- It’s about being around the people you love.
- It’s about cultivating an environment where you can grow and flourish.
- It’s about digging deep to find your passion.
- It’s about living with purpose and giving to those you need you. I’m not even talking $ here. You can give in the form of teaching, sharing, and sacrificing.
Sure it’s totally normal to want flat abs and a bubble butt! But try to ingrain a deeper goal because when you reach past the surface, it makes getting that dream body seem easy. Find your strength from the inside out and the physical will fall into place. It’s the same with nutrition. Please never think of your food as something that makes you fat or some crazy scientific experiment that you don’t understand. You musn’t be scared of it.
The principle is this: think of food as fuel. As nourishment to power you through your day and your workouts. Never forget that.
I honestly think that a lot of us probably struggle with diet way more than we do workouts. I think at this point I have trained you to like being sore and from what I see on Insta, Twitter, and FB! Now we need to tap into that food relationship. No abusive relationships here! We need to embrace food and know that it is there to feed us, not control us or harm us.
This is the problem with dieting. Restrict too much and you want everything else. When you eat the “bad” thing, you feel guilty and it blows your day. The emotions set in and you’re like “screw this, I’ll just eat whatever and start again tomorrow.”
I know. I’ve felt that way too. I’m sure we all have. But the way to fix it is to be 100% honest with yourself. I mean really – you don’t have to share your feelings with me or the world because that puts a lot of pressure on you. You don’t wanna feel like if you slip, you’ve completely failed. You need to give yourself room to make mistakes as long as you’re heading in the right direction.
Ok, more on the crazy model diets after tonight…
In the mean time, when you take your next bite – look and the food and tell it that you appreciate it. Even if it’s by instagramming your meal. Trust me…not only will it slow you down, but it’ll make you think of food in a positive, artful light.
OOHHH! And I almost forgot!!! New stuff in the store! I did a beach shoot yesterday and nearly froze my face off. Haha, take a look!
OMG I love these new cutout maxi dresses! You must must must look at the mint and lime dresses too. Each color has it’s own cutout design. Click here to see the other styles.
There’s also a brand new Train Insane tank with a cool braided back!!! The material I used is super soft and stretchy cotton/lycra. It is a very high quality fabric and you will feel it once on your skin. Click here to see the pink version too.
The shoot was fun but cold. My photag was really helping me groove into the zone, going “YEAH, YEAH, work that pose work it!!!” I was totes starting to really feel it ya know? Then he goes, “now jump and look cute.”
I decided it was time to pull out the good stuff.
America’s Next Top Model here I come.