The Glorious Gap Year

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So today’s been great! My gma is here visiting from st.louis! 
We went to the pool and then I went to the gym for about 37-40 minutes. Today was leg day. 
It wasn’t quite so daunting as arm day as my legs are already pretty strong. I did five reps of ten twice on two machines and did a ten minute cool down as well as a ten minute warm up on the treadmill and elliptical. 
Then I made this salad! It’s a caprice salad but sans mozzarella (I didn’t have any) I used Gorgonzola instead! Balsamic glaze and basil too! Yum!! (Also eating some asparagus :D)

So today’s been great! My gma is here visiting from st.louis!
We went to the pool and then I went to the gym for about 37-40 minutes. Today was leg day.
It wasn’t quite so daunting as arm day as my legs are already pretty strong. I did five reps of ten twice on two machines and did a ten minute cool down as well as a ten minute warm up on the treadmill and elliptical.
Then I made this salad! It’s a caprice salad but sans mozzarella (I didn’t have any) I used Gorgonzola instead! Balsamic glaze and basil too! Yum!! (Also eating some asparagus :D)

My breakfast protein shake!! 
It’s so delicious like ice cream but better for you!
I use half of a banana, one cup of dark chocolate almond milk, and two scoops of vanilla protein powder. Blend it and then add ice and then blend it again. 
It tastes so good!!! :)
Does anyone else have a favorite protein shake recipe? Or breakfast?

My breakfast protein shake!!
It’s so delicious like ice cream but better for you!
I use half of a banana, one cup of dark chocolate almond milk, and two scoops of vanilla protein powder. Blend it and then add ice and then blend it again.
It tastes so good!!! :)
Does anyone else have a favorite protein shake recipe? Or breakfast?

So here’s the second day!
I’m doing really good! Eating clean and drinking plenty if water! Which is totally a necessity in hot Florida! It was 100 degrees out today!
I had a stay the night with my bestie last night. It was so good to see her again. Time just fell away! It was like my whole year long absence didn’t happen. :)
So at the gym I did a seven minute warm up on the treadmill and then did low weight arm reps on all the arm machines in my gym (only three it’s small but cozy)
I did three reps if ten each at 35 (lowest weight available) on three machines. I made the rep three times. Three three three!!
Then a ten minute cool down on the elliptical.
Sing of the workout? bad ass Bitch :)
Probably because I felt very bad ass after conquering those reps!! (It was so hard I have literally NO muscles in my arms)
Anyway tomorow is leg day!!!!
If anyone can give me advice about weight lifting and how many reps to do and whatnot I would really appreciate it!!

So my family and I are starting the seventeen day diet, where you eat only healthy clean foods for two and a half weeks.
We have done it before and found it really works. But there has always been an excuse as to why we have to stop early and not continue it.
This time I’m really dedicated to it and know I need a change. I gained so much weight in Germany and if I want to run a marathon I know I’ve got to get serious!
So instead of this being a gap year/ travel blog, it is now transitioning into a fitness blog documenting me and my mothers progress.
So today is day one. The beginning is a perfect place to start!
I’m really keen on sweets so that will be difficult to cut back on and my mom is addicted to diet sodas, so that is her weak point as well.
Follow along for the journey! I hope to post daily and lots of pictures as well!
Ps we need all the encouragement we can get!

It’s nice to be home again! Got Cuban food saterday with my favorite people! :)

At the louvre :) some of my favorites.
My absolute favorite is psyche and Cupid! Such a beautiful myth to boot! Day 3 paris

The Eiffel Tower at night and Laudree, the macarons birthplace :)
Paris day 2

Sacrè couer Paris day one :)
I forgot to blog the first part of my trip!! Opps! Better late then never right?

Hey guyss!!!
I’ve got a new addiction!! It’s an app called French Girls. It’s super neato and addictive! 
You take selfies and random people draw you and vise versa. 
I love it!!
(Above is one I drew!)

Hey guyss!!!
I’ve got a new addiction!! It’s an app called French Girls. It’s super neato and addictive!
You take selfies and random people draw you and vise versa.
I love it!!
(Above is one I drew!)

Even when i was gone 
I wasn’t really.

Even when i was gone
I wasn’t really.


When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing.

When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing.

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Hamas Uses Human Shields

I stand by Israel, Gods chosen people! Although my heart goes out to the civilians on both sides.

I am home!!! After a long journey, I was reunited with my family!
They brought me a bunch of balloons and then sneak attacked me with silly string!
Today my mom made blueberry French toast and then we walked the puppies. I napped and then ran errands which ended up with us going to get Cuban food and then frozen yogurt.
It feels good to be back but I am very jet lagged. :)
My journey isnt over though! This blog is transitioning to a fitblr/marathon as well as documenting my first year in university! So stay