Good morning bloggy boos! I hope everyone’s Sunday was as relaxing as mine:)
I woke up to a giant bowl of Cookie Dough and did my bloggy reading, as usual, and then headed off to the gymmy gym gym for an AWESOME 70-minute spin! Can I just say that I absolutely love having spin bikes in the cardio room, it makes my life ten times more fun when I can make my own spin class:)
The same playlist as usual (dubbed “Cardio Queen”…ha), but shuffleified. I love surprises!
- Bottoms Up, Trey Songz and Nicki (jumps)
- Telephone, Gaga and Beyonce (climbing out of the saddle)
- Firework, Katy Perry (sprints)
- Like a G6 (4-second jumps)
- Magic, B.o.B (hard, steady cadence in the seat)
- Dynamite, Taio Cruz (sprint in the saddle)
- Raise Your Glass, P!nk (climb out of the saddle)
- Hey Baby, Pitbull (jumps)
- The Time, Black Eyed Peas (sprints)
- We R Who We R, Ke$ha (climb out of the saddle)
- Feedback, Janet Jackson (jumps)
- OMG, Usher (out of the saddle)
- Rocketeer, Far East Movement (sprints with resistance)
Then, I came home and ate a lot of food. I would show you the three split-pea-quinoa-raisin-balsamic bowls I had, but that would just be repetitive:) Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Slash they always look disgusting so you are better off this way:)
Aaaaanywho, today I thought I would share some of my tricks of the trade with you guys. As you know, I hate showering/spending too much time on my appearance, so these are some the ways I “beat the system”
CK’s Tricks of the Trade
- To avoid washing your hair, make your own dry shampoo!
Imeann, go into your kitchen cupboard and grab this stuff because it will make your life a million times better.
No, this is not a joke. Put your head over the sink (or stand on a towel), put a bunch on your fingers, and massage it into your roots/scalp/wherever you are greasy grease. Leave it in for ten or so minutes, then brush it out really well. I promise, your hair will not look white after you brush it:)
- To beat the lip-chap blues, use a gluestick. Okay, that one was actually a joke..well, sorta.
Above is Yours Truly’s favorite chapstick of all time. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter never lets me down. It costs approx. two bucks and lasts almost half a year.
Everyone will think you are putting gluestick on your lips but then you will just laugh at them because your chapstick smells like chocolate and makes your lips look luscious-loo and delicious.
Trust me, boys like a chapstick that smells like chocolate.
- To avoid the hectic-ness of student life, prep food ahead of time.
That means chopping up veggies, cooking a giant batch of quinoa, and opening a million cans of beans. Oh, and make your hummus for the week, too:)I usually do all of this biznass on Sundays just because it’s the day before Monday, aka the start of the week, aka I pack redonk amounts of food with me at all times. Being a student ain’t easy, kiddos!
- If you are limited on time for an outline, use the glossary.
Aka, when I have zero time to do a Bio outline, I scan for all of the vocab words and then write down the definitions from the glossary.Done, and done.
This sometimes also works for the humanities, but not always.
- If you’re reading a book for a class, read the book and then review with online tools.
My favorite websites for reviewing material and understanding it on a more in-depth level are LitCharts and SparkNotes.LitCharts is best for very specific (and extensive) information, and SparkNotes is better for reviewing general events of parts of the book.
- For soft and silky hands, moisturize every night before bed.
Every night before bed, I slather on one and a half pumps of Curel Ultra Healing lotion. I rub it in, and then go straight to bed and let the rest soak into my hands. I wake up every morning with silky, soft hands!:)It’s fantastic in the winter because of the dryness and the freezing cold temps. However, I use this stuff year-round..who doesn’t love smooth hands?!
- Use a planner.
Uh, self-explanatory. Planning is essential (except in the case of spontaneity, I wouldn’t mind an impromptu drive down the East Coast to Florida).I don’t think I can praise the use of planners well enough. I use my planner for EVERYTHING because I can sometimes be forgetful and it is awesome to have a cute little book with all of my appointments, dates, and assignments written out.
Plus, if you write in the time you’re planning to work out, it feels more like a part of your life instead of something you have to “just squeeze in”. Shazam! Done, and done:)
Okay lovie doves, I am going to leave it at lucky number seven and leave you with the following hilarious Superbowl commercial (since I don’t watch the actual game, just the commercials on Hulu ).
Hahaha. Laughter craving = satisfied.
Have an awesome Monday, chickadees!:)
What are your favorite songs to spin to?
Like a G6, Hey Baby, and Raise Your Glass. I lip-sync on the spin bike, no shame:)
Tell me YOUR favorite tricks of the trade!
I love hearing how people beat the system!
Did you watch the Superbowl or just the commercials like me? Slash who won the game? (don’t hate, football makes me fall asleep)
Commercials. That’s what I like to call GAME TIME.