Yoga for Stiff Neck & Shoulders! (Full write-up on!)

It has been ages since I have posted a yoga guide, and today’s guide is something that I have been doing almost every day since I started a desk job! As we spend long hours at our desk and computer, we tend to place a lot of tension in our neck, shoulder, and lower back.

Some of the poses that you can do to relieve the tension in your back and shoulders include: cow face pose, seated spinal twist, puppy stretch, thread the needle pose, seated side stretch, passive standing forward fold, downward facing dog, bridge pose, reclining spinal twist, and ending it off with a good ol’ shoulder stretch!

Full write-up of the different poses can be found in my brand new post on, so be sure to check it out and comment if you have any other poses that you always do to relieve that ache in your neck!

Some things to note:

  1. Remember to breathe - inhalation to straighten your spine, exhalation to relax and deepen your stretch
  2. This is a relaxation sequence so please remember not to push yourself too hard! That can lead too additional stress in your shoulders and back instead.
  3. Feel free to stay in these poses for as long as you like, generally around 5 to 10 long and deep breaths per pose would be a good gauge <:

Have fun with this sequence, and let me know how it works for you! Namaste <3



Beauty-Tip #9 : HOME MADE BATHS 

Here is an article for you about different sorts of home-made baths that you can make at home. Theses recipes will help you, your skin, your body… just choose the most appropriate one for yourself :) 

  1. Bath with sea salt
    Stir in water 350 gr. of natural sea salt and lay in this “sea” for about 15-20 minutes. This procedure stimulates your metabolism. A whole course (to really straighten your metabolism) consists of 10-12 baths that you take every two days. You skin becomes much smoother and more elastic. The temperature of your “sea” should not exceed 36-37C°. 
  2. Cleopatra Bath
    Take 1 litre of natural cow milk, add 200-300 grams of honey. Stir and pour into your bath. Now you can feel like a Cleopatra, your skin will become very smooth and silky.
  3. Bath with henna and tea
    In a 3-litre jar put three tablespoons of black tea and 2 1/3 tablespoons of henna. Pour in boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes. Strain this mix in order to eliminate the bits. After this, you can pour this brownish-green liquid in your bath. Your bath might be a little dirty afterwards, but it washes away easily with bathroom-detergent. 
  4. Bath with oil and orange oil against cellulite
    Dilute a few drops of orange oil in olive oil and pour it all into the tub. This mixture of oils gradually diminishes cellulite. While bathing, you will feel your skill pinch from time to time and this is good. However, you should stop the process if you feel pain or strong discomfort. 
  5. Bath with bay leaves
    Pour boiling water over 10-12 bay leaves and let in infuse for 20-30 minutes. Add this infusion to your bath. This will show a very calming effect not only on the state of mind, but also on your skin 
  6. Relaxing bath, muscle tension and muscle pain relief
    8 glasses of water, 1 cup of berries and pins of Juniper, a handful of eucalyptus leaves, 1/2 cup of lavender flowers and leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, peel of 1 orange. Bring the resulting mixture to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The strain and pour into a warm bath. 
  7. Bath “Mandarin Caprice”
    5 drops of essential oil of tangerine, 3 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop of pine oil, a handful of fresh tangerine peels, 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil (it’s fine if you don’t have any). Add this mixture to your bath. The smell of citrus lifts your spirits, refreshes and relieves fatigue. Tangerine oil is ideal to prevent acne, helps to heal scars and stretch marks 
  8. Body bath and steam bath for face on herbs
    Normal Skin
     : chamomile, geranium, lavender, yiang-yiang. Sensitive skin : camomile, lavender, rose, orange blossom, scented violet. Dry Skin : clary sage, sandalwood, marshmallow, rose. Oily Skin : calendula, lemon, basil, juniper and sage. Out of these herbs, you can make an infusion by brewing them in advance and then let infuse for 20-30 minute. Pour the infusion in your bath afterwards. To make a steam bath for the face, you need to pour boiling water over 1/4 cup dry herb mixture, cover your head with a towel and inhale the team of this infusion for 10 min
  9. Bath for soft and silky skin
    For the skin to be soft and silky you need to take a shower in the evening and, on a clean and dry body (from feet to neck), rub in olive oil or any other vegetable oil. While rubbing in the oil, start preparing a bath with nice warm water. When your body is oily and your bath is ready, lay there for at least 15-20 minutes, massaging your skin and rubbing in the oil more and more. After the bath, you can wash off the oil with soap and water, but you can also simply use a wet towel. After this bath, it’s better to go straight to bed. Overnight, your skin will absorb the oil that you rubbed in and it will be baby smooth in the morning! 
  10. Starch Bath to smoothen skin
    Take 0.5 kg of potato starch or a litter of thick oatmeal broth. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of pine extract. After the bath, treat your body with some moisturising cream 
  11. Vinegar bag to smoothen skin
    Simply add 2-3 cups of apple vinegar to your bath
  12. Bath for dry skin
    Add a glass of glycerol into your bath. Soak your body in this bath for 10 minutes maximum. Do not take this bath if you have a sunburn, as well as right after sunbathing!

Vegans, substitute coconut milk for milk baths as coconut milk is fatty and really good for the skin. And this way you can enjoy the benefits of coconut without using coconut oil (for those with oily skin)



Here it is, the final installment of my 20 minute at home cardio & strength workouts! This one targets your lower body but will also engage your core a lot for balance, stability, and controlled movements. Especially in the squats and lunges, I highly encourage you to take your time, focus on form, and actively engage your muscles to really get the most out of what you do!

This is the perfect workout to take on the go, do from your home or dorm room, or, best of all, take outside! It’s beautiful out there so soak up some sun while you’re working out!

For tons more at home, equipment free workout ideas go here! :)


 FuneralForMyFat- Getting Started Guide 


But now what? Where do you start? What exercises do what? Muscle building or cardio? What do I eat? Do I limit bread…can I even eat bread? Carbs good or bad?

No one starts the race knowing all the answers! Most of us in this fitblogger world just showed up one day with the same intentions at you, READY TO GET STUFF DONE AND GET FIT!

Step 1: Set Goals That Are Both Long Term And Short Term:

Short Term Examples:

  • Losing 5-10 pounds
  • Running a mile in under 10 minutes
  • Buy a piece of clothing 1 or 2 sizes too small and being able to fit into it.
  • Able to do more push-ups/squats/lunges/jump ropes/ jumping jacks/ burppee’s etc in 1 minute

Long Term Examples:

  • Reaching your goal weight
  • Running a marathon
  • Competition in a cross fit challenge
  • Completing a Spartan run or Warrior Dash
  • Fitting in your dream size
  • Wearing that outfit you’ve always wanted to wear that’s been collecting dust in your closet for years!

By setting both long term and short term goals you allow yourself to enjoy the journey and not just stay focused on the far away DREAM. Little successes will help you see that your goals are achievable and you can do ANYTHING you set your mind too.

Step 2: Understanding Your Eating Habits

Now notice I am not saying “becoming the most nutritional smart person in your life and be able to write a book about the do’s and don’ts of food.” Step 2 is about understanding YOUR eating and how that is either helping or hindering the goals you set for your self in step 1. What types of habits do you have that are preventing you from reaching your goals? Common habits that are goal stoppers:

  • Living on fast food
  • Drinking liquid calories (soda, juices, alcohol)
  • Addicted to the candy aisle
  • Fried foods all day everyday
  • The only fruit you eat are smothered in chocolate and stuffed in candy or the fruit flavored frostings and ice-creams.
  • The only vegetables you have is the occasional piece of lettuce that comes with a burger.
  • You food choices resemble that of teenage boy’s dream kitchen: pizza pockets, ranch, frozen burritos, French fries, pop tarts, doughnuts, cookies, frozen pizza…you get the idea!
  • People drink water when they are thirsty?
  • A salad in your book is basically: fried chicken, cheese, bacon pieces, smothered in ranch with a few pieces of green stuff for colour.

Habits like this will stop you in your tracks before you even have a chance to start! When getting started on your journey, identify your eating habits. Keep a food log for a few days and see what your food habits look like. What time of day are you reaching for sugar? When do you crave heavy cheesy pastas? How many “splurges” are you allowing yourself to have? Understanding your eating habits will help you develop some goals and replacements behaviors.

Step 3: Cleaning Up Your Eating:

So you figured out where you’re messing up. Now I’m gonna share some tips to help you replace your current goal stoppers with goal reachers. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it should! It’s taken directly from my “Cleaning up your eating in 5 weeks” article. Why re-write something that is already working! This is the way I have found helps with reaching goals without feeling overwhelmed.

Week 1: Add A Serving Of Fruits Or Veggies To Every Meal

  • BY adding fruits and veggies to every meal, you will not only fill up faster, but you will learn that veggies and fruits are yummy and not hard to eat.
  • The nutrients from fruits and veggies are hard to find in processed foods. Your body NEEDS/CRAVES the real stuff.

My Suggestions/tips for Week 1:

  • If you are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich use fruit instead of jelly! Strawberry slices are super yummy and fresh! Or the crunch from an apple is my favorite combo with peanut butter! Bananas also work great!
  • Wraps are a great way to add veggies! Use your favorite salad dressing as the base of the wrap and load up with veggies! You can go raw or cooked veggies: mushrooms, green peppers, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, spinach, celery, olives, beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, broccoli … NO LIMIT, get creative, find a combo you love! Also don’t be shy to add lean meat for protein.
  • Sub out a a bag of chips, for a cup of grapes or blueberries.

Week 2: No More Fast Food…Ever!

  • Fast food is damaging. it has nothing real. REGARDLESS of what they say on the T.V. its awful. Think of your favorite fitness idol…or favorite Hollywood Trainer (mine is Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover: Weight loss edition) You do NOT see anyone of those people eating fast food.

Tips For Avoiding Fast Food:

  • PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE! Do not set yourself up for failure by not packing a lunch! You know you will be hungry at work/school. SO PLAN FOR IT.

Week 3: Switch To Wheat/Brown Bread, Pasta, Rice:

  • Whole grain is healthy and also more filling for you! Its full of fiber and everything healthy that was sucked out of the white breads/pasta/rice. EAT IT!

Restaurants and cafeterias offer this now, ASK FOR IT. no excuses.

Week 4: Base Every Snack Starting With A Fruit Or A Veggie:

This will teach you that fruits and veggies have more to offer then just side dishes, they can be eating during the day on the go! Check out these healthy snack options:

  • Apples with Peanut butter
  • Strawberries with cool whip
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Peaches with cottage cheese
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Melon balls
  • Frozen grapes or blueberries
  • Fresh fruit smoothies
  • Bananas with peanut butter
  • Celery sticks with Seasoning salt on them
  • Celery and Peanut butter
  • Cucumbers and hummus or pesto


Soda is just AWEFUL and you know it. so stop lying to yourself. I am not asking you to cut everything about soda, just regular soda.

Step 4: Find YOUR fitness:

Not everyone was made to be runners. The thought of runner make me want to never leave my house. But I LOVE Zumba, bootcamp, crossfit, total body conditioning classes. I like being around people and sweating so much I slip in my puddles of sweat. But I cant run to save my life…it’s too boring for me. And that is OKAY! There are tons of fitness options out there! Set yourself up for success by picking an activity you will LEARN to love (it takes time but it will happen) and also pick a time that will work for you. I cant do 5 am…ever. I would fail at reaching my goals if that was the only time I dedicated to my fitness. So pick a time that will work for you and pick a fitness that will work for you! Create the healthy fit life you enjoy. Not a life full of restrictions and constant body bashing.

Fitness Ideas:

  • Curves gym for women
  • Personal trainer
  • Group training (semi-private personal training)
  • Find a gym with options you would utilize
  • Group fitness classes
  • Cross fit gyms
  • Build up your running using an app like NIKE+ or couch to 5K programs
  • Zombie run app
  • In home programs: Insanity, Asylum, P90X, Tapout XT, Turbo Fire, Beast, Body Pump (my beachbody information will be at the bottom)
  • Zumba studios
  • R.I.P.P.E.D classes
  • Stationary cycling
  • Join a cycling group

Step 5: Create your Goal Board:

All the hard work you put into creating the perfect plan for goal reaching deserves to be hung up! So create a board with your goals in display, print off your 5 week clean eating and create a calendar to keep you organized. Hang up motivational quotes, transformation pictures. Anything that will help you remain dedicated. Motivation will come and go , dedication is what will get you results. Create your Goal Board and you will be on your way to creating the fit-and-healthy YOU.

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gosh mom I don’t work out to be “cute” and “petite” I work out to have legs that are strong enough to crush the souls of 10,000 men

that´s the spirit


What is H.I.I.T (High Intensity Intervault Training)? :

It’s  a short burst of high intensity cardio movements for 2 minutes then going to lower intensity movements for 1 minute repeating this 5-10 times.

You can do this on a cardio machine or you can do it without equipment. You can run, sprint, or walk (high intensity movements), and add in strengthening exercises (low intensity movements).

The goal is to get your heart rate up as high as you can in the 2 minute bouts and letting your heart rate drop (not to resting) when doing the 1 minute bouts.

Benefits on HIIT:

1.    You burn double the calories in 15-20 minutes than with a 30-60 minute cardio session.

2.    Best form of cardio for weight loss.

3.    You engage more muscles during the session, which means you, burn more fat.

4.    Increases your metabolism (you burn even more calories during the after burn).

5. You don’t need any equipment, you can do the workout anywhere and whenever it’s convent for you.

6.  H.I.I.T challenges you and helps with boredom.


You’ve got to love what makes you different.
Love what makes you you because you’re special
I think that is one thing that gets to me
Every. Single. Person. Is. One. Of. Kind.




The model in the controversial “photoshopped” swimsuit ad came to prove us all wrong. Boy, were we wrong. 


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