Fun Cardio Alternatives for Running

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When you think of cardio, running is probably the first things that come to mind. Now, I know running is not everyone’s cup of tea – I know for sure that it’s not mine. Running is a part of my workout routine, however, I am for sure not a distance runner like my mom. Therefore I don’t run for a long time – maybe 30 minutes max when I’m feeling determined (which I don’t most of the time)

Running is actually very good for you and benefits your entire body, not just your legs. However, running tends to get repetitive and gets boring easily, especially if you are on a treadmill versus running outside.

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5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight

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If you guys follow me on Twitter, then you might have noticed that I recently did a poll. Recently, I’ve been going through this writer’s block funk, and I just needed some help in where I needed to lead my content. If you read my New Year’s Resolutions post, then you already know that I am trying really hard to improve my content, as well as many other things.

On my poll, I asked which general topic you wanted me to talk about, and I had 100% votes for health/fitness. So why not kill two birds with one stone? On Wednesday, I shared my current workout playlist, and now I’ve decided to keep the trend of health/fitness to round out January, and slowly progress into February (and Valentine’s Day).

Here are 5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight:

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Workout Playlist: Whistle While You Work It!

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January is has come and is about to be gone! How are you and your New Year’s resolutions? I know for me and for a lot of my friends and family, one of our biggest resolutions would have to be going to the gym and working out more, not just for physical appearances but for health reasons as well, such as cholesterol levels.

Now that you’ve put in the effort to get up and go to the gym, do you ever find yourself unmotivated and just stuck, not knowing what to do first, or what to do next, and for how long? Is your mind running more than your legs?

Having a playlist designed specifically for working out helps to energize you and reduce wandering thoughts which can just stress you out or make you feel awkward. Not to mention it makes working out go by faster and more fun! (And if you’re anything like me, you’re more into the music and the feels it gives you than working out)

Here is my current workout playlist that really helps me to get into the positive mood to workout:

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to pop in and kinda have conversation, and give you a small update about what’s going on in my life! It is now thirteen days into the new year, and trying to maintain all of my resolutions at once is challenging >.< Not to mention, I picked up a couple of other fun challenges in my life.

Recently, I’ve decided to attempt becoming fluent in Vietnamese. Vietnamese was my first language, however, I lost it due to the fact that I stopped speaking it a lot at home and starting primary school. Currently, I know how to read and pronounce most words, but, the issue comes to play when I have to write and talk. I understand more than I can speak, but that’s just a vocabulary issue. I wanna try and become close to fluent by the end of the year — hopefully. It’ll make my grandpa really happy too, so it’s a work in progress.

I’ve also decided to try and learn Korean. I’ve always loved the Korean language, and the culture, although I still have a lot to learn about their culture. But, to me I think Korean is such a pretty language because it’s not as harsh as a dialect like English and Vietnamese. Plus, I like learning new languages and I feel like it works the brain out a lot.

BUT ANYWAYS~ Besides from trying to learn languages, I have some exciting news as well! My university decided to start a chapter with Her Campus! If you are not familiar with Her Campus, long story short it is basically a magazine/ community for college girls by college girls. So, I decided to apply, and they accepted my application! Which means, on top of my personal blog, I will also be blogging for my school’s chapter in Her Campus! I can’t express how excited I am! (I get to meet to team next week, and I’m super stoked!)

Overall, I think 2016 is going to be an exciting year full of good memories~

For now, this is all I have for a life update, but I want to take a second and thank you guys for dealing with myself. I know I was not consistent during the holidays, but I am back and ready to embark the journey of life together with you guys!

Thanks for all the love and support~

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn

Product Review: RistRoller

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As you probably know by now, I am currently a university student and a part-time retail worker, (not to mention I’m very active in working out and dance) which means I’m on my feet a lot.

Now I can probably say that some of us have experienced some pretty bad foot pains and cramps throughout the years, whether it be from shopping for a while, going to the amusement park, dancing, school, etc. I can also say that no one wants to give anyone else a foot massage.

The RistRoller is an amazing product that will make your life a little easier. Here is a brief overview:

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#Brablems? #NoThanks!

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We’ve all had those moments where we are really feeling our outfit, however, it’s hard to work it because we are uncomfortable (and I’m not talking about your belt being too tight). I know I’m not the only one confessing that bras will be the death of me, and that I would rather not wear a bra if I didn’t have to.

But, there are ways to increase the level of comfort with your bra! Here are some of my brablems and some solutions to make wearing a bra more bearable:

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