What I Eat In A Day!

What I Eat In A Day

I always feel kind of meh about average ‘what I eat in a day‘ posts…until I’m actually reading them. It’s weird–I see that headline and I THINK I have minimal interest in the subject (because really, why would I care about someone else’s dietary habits??) but then as soon as I start reading, I’m totally intrigued and want more. Last weekend, for example, I completely binged on Forever Twenty-Somethings‘ “Weight Watchers Diary” series and was genuinely sad when I finished the last entry! And thaaaat’s basically where the this post comes in! Inspired heavily by Samantha’s series, I decided to keep track of what I ate with the intention of posting it here…my very own (and very first!) What I Ate post! Of course, what I eat in a day changes at least semi-frequently–I eat completely differently when I’m traveling, if I’m trying to shape up for an event, or if I’m not feeling well…even my summer and winter dietary preferences and indulgences are different enough that they could merit separate posts–but this intake is pretty average for me right now. Anyway, if you’re curious, here’s what I eat in a day…or at least what I ate on this particular day. 😉 (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. Beauty AND 00s nostalgia?! I can’t even. Cosmo throws it back with 13 of our beauty obsessions from the 2000s.
  2. Do you ever read list-y articles and mentally tally which items apply to you? I tried to do that with Spot Me Girl‘s “24 Secrets Fit Chicks Will Never Tell You,” but lost count bc it was wayyy too real. So funny.
  3. Zac Efron: wants to look hot forever, would totes get naked for an Oscar. Galore has the details.
  4. Have you ever noticed that all Kardashian functions seem to include mandatory black-and-white photos, and that all of those images are freakishly flawless? According to Racked, it’s because they use a specific photo booth rental company (!!) and that company is probably going to take over the world.
  5. Here’s a truth bomb from Dale at StartupCamp: “Just because someone else is successful doesn’t mean that you’re not.” Check out the rest of the post for tips on dealing with comparison and finding contentment.

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xx,

Liza

How To AVOID Online Coaching Scams

Avoiding Coaching Scams

An investment in yourself is one of the best investments you can make–I’m all about self-mastery and personal development. If you want to spend your money on bettering yourself, whether that’s in the form of ebooks, courses, or coaching, I am 100% in support of that spending decision. This being said, however, there are plenty of individuals who are hoping to capitalize on your personal pursuit of excellence…some of whom who care much, much more about lining their own pockets than they do about actually helping anyone. And if we’ve learned anything from five seasons of Catfish, it’s that you can be anybody on the Internet. Woof. Look, no matter what industry you’re in, there will always be shady people, but the online coaching industry seems to be an especially scammy sector as of late. So, get smart–protect yourself! Here are five things you should do before signing up for a coaching package, mentorship opportunity, or e-course of any kind. (more…)

Loving Lately: My Favorite Trends + Finds ATM ♡

Vitality Child Loving Lately

Favorite things are back, lovelies! Instead of doing tiny weekly “Things I Love Thursday” posts or penning monthly round-ups, I’ve just decided to pop in with Loving Lately entries whenever the mood strikes. Here we are! Fridays are the perfect time to treat yourself, right?! From fashion, beauty, style, and lifestyle necessities, I’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a little shop-spration, look no further…Here are four things I’m loving lately! (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. Sooo, after reading this article from Buzzfeed, I want to go to a “morning rave” now more than ever. I mean, is there a better way to start your day?! #daybreaker
  2. V into these practical tips for dealing with overwhelm while also maximizing productivity from Melissa Ambrosini.
  3. Related: this HuffPo piece full of life hacks for upgrading your existence, by women, for women.
  4. And, okay, kind-of-sort-of also related: A crash course in “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k” from Collective Hub ♡ (Just read it–trust me.)
  5. Finally, a little fuel for your wanderlustNYLON copped some killer summer travel tips c/o Rachel Zoe’s The Zoe Report–hello, vacation!

xx,

Liza

My Personal DO NOT GET SICK Routine

Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy and Stopping a Cold In Its Tracks VC

I think we can all agree that getting sick–especially when the weather is nice–is pretty much the worst ever. Nobody wants to be camped out on the couch with a box of Kleenex, chained to a every-four-hours  Advil regimen, no matter how many shows you could be binging on Netflix. Now that I’m done with school, I really don’t get SICK all too often, but it seems like I am susceptible to seasonal colds. Know what I totally don’t have time for, though? Colds! That’s why I’ve come up with a few strategies to punch an upcoming illness in the face. 80% of the time they work every time. Seriously though, if you’re feeling under-the-weather, do this. These six actions are ideal for stopping sickness in its tracks–perfect for those times when you’re feeling ever-so-slightly south of well. Personally, if I catch it early and act accordingly, I can usually avoid full-blown illness…and even if I’m a little late, these things seem to take the edge off and decrease the length of whatever bug I’m dealing with. Try them! Then, next time you’re feeling off, you can say to your body, “what are you talking about?! I’m not getting SICK!” (more…)