I'm also working on an extensive project with Sobe Botanicals doing eyeshadow and lip product swatches for the website. I'm also working with Morgana Cryptoria on eyeshadow swatches. So due to these time consuming projects, I haven't had much time to post. I have hardly been wearing makeup at all so I haven't had much to post about lately.
On top of all this, spring is coming, my yard is starting turn green and I have lotsa yard work to do and am still ripping out the crappy old deck to replace it with stone. Lots of work to be done around here!
On top of work things, I have made a lifestyle change and altered my diet to incoporate more healthy foods by making green smoothies daily. I already ate very healthy before, but there were still some things lacking in my diet that I feel are important and green smoothies are a very easy and tasty way to make sure I get all the veggies and fruits I'm supposed to have.
Aside from my diet plan, I'm exercising (lifting hardcore weights) a lot heavier than usual and more often, to gain the weight that I lost last year when I got really sick. I was so ill I had no energy and could barely eat. So I lost 12 pounds! I'm already very slender so losing that weight was very hard on me because I worked really hard to build that muscle. So the last month or so, I have been eating almost 3,000 calories a day and lifting weights for over an hour 4-6 days a week. Eating 2,600-3,000 calories a day is a lot harder than you would think if you're getting it from healthy foods. Seriously, last night when logging my food, I realized I was 600 calories under what I should have been. So I had to run to the kitchen, eat a sunflower butter sandwich, eat some lean chicken and drink a tall glass of milk. Yeah, I have been feeling like a pig. Eating and eating...and eating.
I've already gained a few pounds and I can definitely see the muscles forming, that I've missed seeing on my body. This is a huge time suck for me but it's an important goal for me to get my weight and desired body back. I've posted before that if I could choose between makeup and working out, exercising wins without hesitation. I will not neglect my health and fitness to put makeup on. Nope! I could spend an hour doing a really amazing makeup look, but I would rather work out.
So my jewelry work, makeup work, house stuff, exercising and constantly stuffing my face has been my life lately with barely any rest. I feel a little insane but things are going really well in life so I shall not complain. :-)
The only negative thing is I feel bad for not having much time to read your blogs and even reply to the comments on my own blog. I know you all are real people with lives and I know you understand that things get busy some times. I can't say when I will get back to regular posting or reading your blogs. So I'm not going to promise anything right now.
As far as future posting regarding makeup, I will post some things here and there. I have a couple makeup looks to post and will do that soon.
Also, I've teamed up with a very talented photographer and will be working on some photoshoots in the near future. So stay tuned for some very fun makeup looks and costumes! I will have to practice on some of these makeup looks so you might get sneak peaks before the photoshoots.
Since I have been keeping a very detailed food log and exercise log, let me know if you are interested in knowing what I'm cramming in my face and what exercises I'm doing and I will post them since it would be an easy copy/paste and post on here.
I'll leave you with a huge smoothie I made the other day! This was before I blended it obviously. Not sure why, but I didn't get a picture of it after blended. *shrugs*
I have a HUGE 3 horse power blender so your blender might not be able to handle this recipe.
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups baby spinach (smashed like crazy in the measuring cup to get as much spinach in there as possible!)
2 large bananas
3 tablespoons sunflower butter
2 tablespoons flax seeds (soaked over night in water, makes it easier to blend)
1 cup smart start cereal
1 cup 1% milk
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt (stuff is so bland!!!)
1 cup egg whites (equals 5+ eggs)
This is about 1400 calories. I sip on it all day with meals and in between meals. So if you were trying to lose weight, you could eat just this with even a bowl of cereal and lose weight. Healthy, yummy and EASY!
I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm going to see Beats Antique and Zoe Jakes perform tonight! So excited I could pee my pants!