My Routine For Beautiful Confidence

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Most often than not losing weight before summer equals to women worrying about bikini season. For me that's the last thing I'm worrying about. Beauty confidence is all about feeling great, looking healthy, and making lifestyle changes. It's no secret that my weight goes up and down, and that can be certainly be seen in this blog. At my heaviest I was almost 200 pounds and the lightest I've been in recent years has been 145 pounds. I'm in no way ashamed about my body at the moment, but I do know that I need to get fit in order to be more healthy and avoid any knee problems in the future. Recently I've been making small lifestyle changes such as cutting down on my eating portions and incorporating some light exercise into my routine. Making lifestyle changes isn't the easiest thing but thankfully I have two Bliss products that are going give me a helping hand during this journey.

Bliss Fat Girl Six Pack
Bliss Fat Girl Six Pack
1. Portion control: The thing that always gets me are big portions. My stomach is just used to eating a lot but you can definitely train it to get satisfied by eating smaller portions. It's unrealistic for me to encourage others to cut out their favorite foods because there is no way I'm ever going to stop eating bread and cheese. What you can do is practice eating smaller portions and not eating too many carbs during the day. I'm currently sticking to using smaller plates so it's not as tempting to consume too much food.
2. Walk: Walking is just one of the easiest ways to incorporate an activity into your routine. You can either walk your dog during the afternoons or make sure to park your car as far as possible when you go to stores. Making these small changes will help you remain active and burn some extra calories. 
3. Drink more water: Keep a glass or bottle of water by your side at all times. Water helps you to lose weight, energize muscles, keep your skin looking clear, keep your kidney healthy, and prevent constipation. I drink a lot of water during the day but I know that the taste can get a little boring after a while. An easy way to enhance the taste of water is by adding some lemon or lime juice! 
Bliss Fat Girl Slim Lean Machine
Bliss Fat Girl Slim Lean Machine
4. Be your own cheerleader: Lose weight because you want to, not because somebody else wants you to. It's always great to get support from others but you need to be your #1 fan and motivator. This is something I've struggled with in the past but I'm determined to become my own cheerleader so I can commit to making some very important lifestyle changes.
5. Build a good workout playlist: This is one of the easiest ways to pump myself up when I'm working out. A good playlist will keep me going and influence my walking pace. For me the ideal workout playlist needs to have high paced music which is why I love having a lot of electro and dance artists in my workout playlist. Rock music also does the trick too! 
6. Set goals: Forget about number and focus on setting realistic lifestyle goals. More often than not people just focus too much on their weight and will do anything to reach their desired goal. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale I'm focusing on accomplishing certain lifestyle goals such as running a mile without having to walk, fitting back into my old clothes, and working on my legs so I can reduce the amount of chafing. 

About the two Bliss Products helping me improve beauty confidence.
As a music fan I really love that Bliss named this interesting body smoothing machine after DJ FatBoySlim. The Fat Girl Lean Machine is a really unique beauty tool that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite and it was named the 2013 Star Beauty Winner. The machine is supposed to give you a spa-like procedure for a fraction of the price. Paired with a healthy diet and exercise this will help you diminish the appearance of cellulite which I definitely have. 

The Fat Girl Sixpack is a gel with 6 ingredients that will help tone and firm your skin. The product has a very unique built-in applicator which is designed to be used directly on your skin. Paired with a healthy diet and exercise this will give you a nice helping hand when it comes to toning your stomach. Also the gel has a nice cooling sensation which feels super nice!

If you need extra help to feel more confident you can find Bliss products at Sephora and Ulta locations. You can also check out some customer reviews on both sites which is always great.
body transformation
Here's my body transformation in recent years. No matter which weight I've been it is crucial to remain happy! Hopefully I'll be back to how I looked like when I was studying abroad in 2012 because I was so happy with how I looked back then. My year abroad proved that you could enjoy all the delicious food out there as long as you remain active. I will keep you all posted on my health journey both on the blog and YouTube channel.

How do you keep yourself motivated and feeling confident? Let me know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Bliss for sponsoring today's blog post. All pictures, tips, and stories are entirely my own.

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