Thursday, June 13, 2019

#Training Thursday Quick 30 Minute HIIT Workout


That moment where you have to stop and take a picture when the blooms match your outfit!!
Hey yall today on the blog I am sharing an easy 30 minute workout that you can do at the track or even at your local gym!  
This workout I did recently really pushed me as is key as I am training for a 5k this month!

I personally have been taking my workout routine up a notch as I feel like I need to be more consistent as the overall benefits of working out are immeasurable!

Workout

-Cardio
15-20 Minutes of Sprints Sprints are so good for fat burning and high-intensity training 
Alternate between either (1 minute of rest of 30 seconds of rest depending on your skill level!
-ABS
100 Crunches
100 Situps
100 Ab Twists
75 Mountain Climbers(great for legs and glutes!)
If time allows then I recommend doing another setup mountain climbers!!
Your legs will be on fire!!

This workout for me was seriously soo fyahh as I am targeting my ABS!!
And also I am a sprinter so it allows me to increase my speed which is KEY!!

Hope yall enjoyed the post I will be keeping you updated before the race and let you know how it goes!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

#TrendyTuesday June ed.

#Trendy Tuesday June Edition


Hey yall today on the blog sharing my current FAV trends!! These are some of my inspo pieces across the web! Credit is given! Also I will be sharing a May Favorites video and also ACTUALLY trying out these trends on my own so stay tuned! ( If I havent already purchased them lol! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜




Courtesy of Stylish Women Outfits.Com-



1. Frayed  Hem Jeans!!

This style at first glance seems like a trend that will come and go but for me they are worth trying out! I plan on doing a DIY pair can anyone say thrift pair?
To shop the black pair below in the rose color click here
Courtesy of FreePeople.Com




2. Python Sandals!!


Personal Photo -KarenLeisha

I just recently purchased a pair of Vince Camuto sandals and I was in love with the first try-on! They were a great deal, I got them at TJ Maxx!!



3. Steve Maddens!!



Personal Photo from Nordstrom Rack

This brand I have seriously seen  this brand EVERYWHERE as the H shaped shoes seriously look like the dupes of the Hermes sandals.
Oran Leather Sandals Priced at $650

And I must say they are way better priced than the Hermes pair if you are looking for a deal!














4. Cooking

Yall I have been seriously cooking up a storm this past month! I know this is not fashion related but it is a TREND IM LOVING!!
I have been doing a lot more clean cooking and sharing with yall on instastories! Quick and Easy Recipes!
But clean eating, especially with the summer heat and eating lighter and healthier, will always be on trend! 


5. Linen Pants!!


From Stories.Com full link below

Yall this trend is so on point for me as I am pretty curvy and I feel like I am keeping it classy but still fin with a great pair of linen pants! And they keep you cool and collected in the summer!! 
Tobi.Com from Pinterest

From LucaAndGrae.Com
For the Luca Linen Pants Click here! A cream top and nuetrals really play up this whole aesthetic look! Crazy sexy cool!
I have so many crazy cool ideas of how to style these! I also want multi-colored ones as well!
To shop the top linen pants click here




Thanks yall for stopping by and seeing some of my inspo!
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•



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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Rocking my Fav #ThriftStore Find

Fav Jacket!!

Blog Post Hey yall today on the blog sharing one of my favorite ThriftStore finds!! Yall ever since I was a little girl I always have loved Thrift Stores, Consingment Shops and Resale Shops! I wish I could explain that feeling when I walk in to a store where others think of it as junk and I find a signature STATEMENT MAKING piece!! Talk about a fyahhh piece I am sharing one of my favs!!

This jacket is sooo fyahh!

I can see myself wearing it more in the fall season as its not too heavy at all!!!

Also I could even see it paired with a hott dress and an all white and all black outfit!!!
Yess please!!

I am excited as I will be uploading a Thrift Store Haul soon on my YouTube channel by the end of this month so stay tuned! its a big secret soo stay tuned!! As I feel like this is close to my heart as I have always loved thrifting as its eco-friendly and seriously allows me to express myself with one of a kind fashionable items!! Its a perfect WIN-WIN!!

til next time, 
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez
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Saturday, June 1, 2019

LunaBar x U.S Womens National Soccer Team Blue Laces Collab

#SomedayIsNow



#SomedayIsNow
Yall this #collab has been my favorite for a number of reasons but mainly its about #WomenEmpowerment and how badass the players of the US. Womens National Soccer Team was and how they proactively stood up and said the pay inequality was not right! 

I wear my blue laces to show support for the U.S Soccer Team, because someday women's goals will be worth as much a mans! That someday is now! Lets go!



Whats seriously so amazing about this collab is how LUNA stepped up and showed support
On Equal Pay Day 2019 (April 2), LUNA Bar stepped up with a donation to the players of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), closing a key gap between their 2019 World Cup compensation and the players on the U.S. Men’s National Team. Believing in equal pay for equal work, LUNA Bar gave each of the 23 women named to the 2019 USWNT World Cup team $31,250, comprising the difference between the women’s and men’s World Cup roster bonus!


Thats what I am talking about!!
To get your own laces click here!!
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Happy 2nd Birthday to Bandit

Bandit's 2nd Bday!
 

Today is my one of my kiddos birthday! And no I am not talking about an actual kid but one of my fur babies!! Bandit or Bandito, or Chuck like Michael sometimes likes to call him! We got him in the summer of 2017 which is so crazy to think about! Bandit to me represents this amazing season of love me and Michael have been in! We reunited the summer of 2017 and have not looked back since! And Bandit to me is a walking and breathing reminder of happiness! is it just me or do our little fur babies mean so much! Me and Michael don't have kiddos yet so Bandit means soo much!!
So today we are baking him a Peanut Butter Cake treat!!!

I am  sharing some throwbacks when he was a wittle pup 


a toddler

crazy how fast time flies
and a grown adult!
He is seriously soo big now and I forget how big he is talking grown dawg status at almost 100 pounds!

Anywho love you soo much Bandit


 and this gif is of him letting out Ellie! Whoever made this gif has completely captured my two furbabies perfectly!!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

And I say that abyss leads to......success!!!

that abyss leads to success!

Yall this quote! I seriously have been feeling this quote so deeply in my soul! This is my quote by the way! I was talking to one of my friends today about this new and EXCITING project that I will be announced soon!! So stay tuned for that announcement! And the conversation came up about FEAR and how we can be paralyzed by fear and not make any changes out of FEAR! But whats on the other side of FEAR?? What's on the other side of fear but a tensionless calm abyss! And what's so amazing when you take a leap and face your fears??
What's the result when you stand up tall and look at fear in its face and say LETS GO!!

I believe its SUCCESS

plain and simple.... SUCCESS!

If you have a goal in mind and you find yourself paralyzed with fear and you're afraid to take the challenge head on! DO IT!!
The amount of growth that you will experience from facing the challenge head on will be exponential! If you fail you will learn from it and if you succeed.....oh what if you succeed!!!!

For more inspiration, I highly recommend you check out this YouTube video by Will Smith

Yall this video talks about the moment after you take the leap!!! Its a MUST SEE!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you feel loved and encouraged to take a leap to achieve your dreams!!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Sale

#MemorialDay Sale

Hey y'all today on the blog I'm sharing all of the deals this weekend for Memorial Day Weekend!! I personally love shopping during the big holidays as most retailers are offering big deals so keep on scrolling for the deals!

Clothing:

ASOS: Limited time Sale with 30% off purchase full price items when purchased thru the ASOS App.

Forever21:
Currently Extra 30% off with code EXTRA30
FashionNova: 
Currently 50% off all bottoms use code TAKE50

Express:
40% off Everything no discount needed

Shein:
SUGAR5-$5 off $59
SUGAR10-$10 off $99
SUGAR30-$30 off $189

Nordstrom: 
Currently 50% off the Yearly Sale 

Macy's:
Take 20% off with the code MEMDAY
And also free shipping over $75
JCPenney

American Eagle
25-60% off everything Sitewide -Online Only 

Old Navy:
Tees and Tanks are on Sale for $5,$4 &$3

Missguided:
50% off Everything use code BALLIN 

Shoes:

Steve Madden
Take 25% with select styles the code MD2019

Sam Edelman: 
30% off the sale 


Home

Bath and Body Works
$10 off of $30 with code HELLOSUN
Also 3 wick candles are $10 off right now

Target:
Take up to 30% off home items as with code HOME (mainly patio furniture)

World Market:
Currently all of the World Market Members can receive 25% off with code MDW20

Anthropologie:
40% all Sale Items

Makeup:

Sephora:
Save up to 50% off Must Have Beauty

Ulta:
Currently having a 2 day lash event with popular mascaras 50% off including They're Real and Lash Sensational
Use code 711221 for 20% off one item 

Fenty Beauty:
Free MakeupBag with Mirror and compact with $75 purchase
This is so cute although it's not a discount it's worth it!

Hey y'all thanks for checking out my blogpost on crazy deals for Memorial Day Weekend!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update


Today on the blog sharing an update with my fitness journey!
So last month I actually did a fun workout with my mom who is this amazing crazy speedster! And she is my MOM.... and we were working out on a track as we were working on speed intervals and I actually pulled a muscle!!!

It felt like a hamstring pull and it was sore the day prior only for me to pull it even more!(Back story: When I was in high school I did triple jump and ran hurdles and I used to get bad shinsplints!)
As my mom is a track coach and has been for years she told me to take it super easy and I couldn't run for a WHOLE week!

Which feels like forever in training! 

I ended up taking 10 days as it was still sore after 7 days! So if anyone who has been following me, they know I have been MIA for a bit!
That is why!
but now I am back better than ever!
Today I did another afternoon workout and I am going to talk about what my secret weapon has been!
the Runkeeper Go app by Asics has been an absolute
GAME
CHANGER.....
There is an actual women trainer on the app who talks you through and is sooo motivating!!!
This is an absolute gamechanger for anyone who is debating about training for a big race and not sure of how to do it!
You just pop in your headphones and she walks you thru the workout!

As I discussed in the previous post, I have partnered with Asics for this collab and as a  special discount for my followers, you can get 3 months free of Runkeeper Go using the code KARENB
Thank yall for following along!
I'll be posting next week some tips for stretching for any new runners!
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday Shoesday...#Python Edition




Hey yall today on the blog sharing my new favorite crazy cool and crazy chic shoes!!
They are..... Python!!!

Seriously yall been loving these shoes soo much!
I have seen python everywhere and I knew I had to have them!





They are actually from ShoeDazzle which is one of my favorite stores to shop for trendy shoes on a budget which is so key as a #birghtfashionista!
To shop these shoes click here! They have been selling fast too!
I blogged about them at this post!

Hope yall enjoy todays post!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Whats Your Ayurveda Type?

#WellnessPost

Hey yall! I recently came across a video by Lavendaire that talked about Ayurveda! 

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system with natural healing that comes from the Vedic culture in India. According to Sahara Rose there are 3 different types of Doshas(Vata, Pitta and Kapha) For more information about the types defined by Rose read below:

Vata-The Creative- Cold, Dry and ever-moving like the Fall Wind
Pitta-The Driver- Hot & Fiery like the Summer Sun
Kapha-Calm/Good-Natured-Moist, Soothing and cold like the Spring

After taking the quiz which you can take by clicking here, I found out my results...
..... I'm a VATA in mind and body!
Which I believe is spot on it even mentioned my random bloating and sometimes insomnia!
Crazeee- since it was so spot on I had to share with yall!
I would love it if once you take the test you comment below your result!
Anywho after finding out my result, I have challenged myself to live a more healthy life by altering some of my current habits to increase balance!

1. Meditation

Yall I have been really increasing the amount of time I have been meditating and I feel so much better!  I can DEFINITELY tell a difference from when I have meditated and when I haven't! So many people say they are too busy to meditate and I personally can't afford not to meditate! The level of clarity that I experience during meditation has been soooo instrumental to my success and overall health! High-level CEO's and successful millionaires have actively supported meditation as a great business practice!
If you are a beginner in meditation check out this video for a quick 5-minute bell meditation!

2.  Staying Grounded

I personally have found that staying grounded is so instrumental to my overall mental and spiritual health! By spending time outside and walking around and spending time in nature! There is something about feeling the fresh air that refreshes my soul!
This makes sense since according to the

3. Eating a More Root Based Diet 

This one surprised me as I have shifted to a more plant-based diet with lots of green veggies. But according to Ayurveda, I should be eating more warm meals with root veggies.
This habit I plan on implementing tomorrow! 
For a list of Root Veggies click here! I had to look it up!



Bonus: Practice Oil Pulling Daily

They say your oral health is a great reflection of your overall health.
I personally have done this with coconut oil and it actually whitens your teeth while you do it! Basically, for 20 minutes, you swish around coconut or sesame oil in your mouth which pulls out toxins in your body and increases your overall health!
For more info on oil-pulling click here!

I seriously had so much fun researching Ayurveda and finding more ways to live a more balanced and impactful life!
Also if you are as interested as I am  in Ayurveda
check out Sahara Rose's Cookbook here!


Thank yall for stopping by! 
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

CLASSIC JUMPER FOR UNDER $30



Hey Yall today on the blog I am sharing my favorite classic jumper for Spring!
I personally love a classic jumpsuit as I feel like it instantly takes my style up a notch as it is more formal than jeans and a blouse!


They say everybody needs a classic little black dress but what a classic black jumpsuit!!
To shop this look click here
Also as a Bonus it is on sale for under $30!
Hope all of yall boss babes had a great weekend!

til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

#Bluebonnets Season



Its Bluebonnets Season Yall!!





This dress is actually what I wore on New Years Eve.... talking about making outfits work all year long!!

This is how the dress look full on while I am sitting down!

This photo shoot was so much to shoot as my hubby was a real deal #Instahusband!!
He was already bored by the middle of this shoot!
This was the last shoot of the 4 but don't tell him that!!
What do you think these photos are ALL #Unfiltered!! 
Seriously tells you how good the #Iphone is noawadays or maybe it was the Photographer....๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜...

But anywho hope yall have an amazing weekend and enjoy this Spring Weather!
til next time,

peace & love,
Karen Beatty-Matrtinez
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday Shoesday Asics X Collab

#NewKicks.... who dis



Hey yall today I am so excited to share about my collaboration with Asics! I personally have always been a fan and had a Sneakers Collaboration on my vision board since last year! So I am seriously over the moon to be sharing this collab as I track my #First5k!
Yess yall and the amazing element of this collab is that I am able to use the Runkeeper Go app which further ensures I'll be able to stay on track and MOTIVATED &&&&& Accountable! Its like having my own person trainer and HYPE man which each workout which is seriously a BIG DEAL!!

Anywho I will be keeping you updated with how the workouts go! Its like mt fitness diary! The workouts are setup for my personal skill level and help me accomplish my goal of completing a 5K within 6 weeks!

Stay tuned for updates because best believe I'm so excited!
til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez 
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Monday, April 1, 2019

New Month Who Dis

April Musings


Hey yall! Today marks the end of the first quarter of the new year! Its so crazy how much time flies! For this year my word is GROWTH! I personally felt called to hold that word up for the year and to just embrace the journey ahead. And please let me tell you that I have grown so much this year in more ways than I thought possible! I believe gratitude is the best medicine and I have to look back on the past 3 months Q1 (as I'll call it) and just have so much gratitude for the opportunities and the challenges that make me count my blessings daily.


Travel can change you EXPONENTIALLY!

PARIS was at the top of my bucket list since I was a little girl in History Class learning about the Eiffel Tower! I seriously can not believe I traveled across the ocean to Europe and got to experience Paris and Italy! I  plan on completing the post this month! It has taken longer than expected as it has so many little details and nuances that just make it so special!


Family is EVERYTHING!

this one was sooooo KEY! My little family of me and my hubby and my dogkiddos were shaken up by an unexpected health scare of a close family member that is difficult to explain unless you have experienced it! The ability to hold family members hand and hug them a little longer will never ever be taken for granted for me and mines! And we seriously are so blessed that the recovery has gone well and they went to the ER when they did! Divine Protection and blessings and prayer are so powerful!


Unexpected Challenges are actually blessings!

This one lesson on its own was something that I had to continually hold onto as there was lots of ups and downs for the past couple of months! Just holding on and letting life's journey take its own pace and trusting in the universe(God, source, the Divine) to take care of you is muy importante!! I personally just feel so blessed to have life turn out the way it has! The unexpected surprises that life throws at you can be bittersweet but they are all in Divine Timing! of this I am sure! 

Okay, enough of all of the nostalgia and etc let's look forward into Q2!

#Q2-q2-Qsquared-Qtwo-Q2

This season for me I feel like is focused on adjustments and flexibility and expansion! It's hard to explain it but in order for me to grow, I feel like there is a need for me to take steps, strides and even RUN outside of my comfort zone! The only thing that is constant is CHANGE.... of this I am sure! 
So for me, as I look into the next few months and even the year ahead I want to be able to shift intentionally with ease and flexibility and to confidently take those strides towards success with ease and success! This is my mantra yall!! I need to post this on a post-it note lol!
So in order to stay on track for the month ahead, I have set up some new goals to keep me on track with reaching my BIG goals!
Okay, so this post alone is showing that I am stepping outside of my comfort zone as I usually keep these close to my heart but I feel called to post it for the month of April for yall! I can't promise I'll post for May but I will be posting for April....( hahaha baby steps yall) so lets get going!


#1 Health is Key

For this month I want to be able to hit 2 goals in my Health
-Actively workout at least 3-4 times a week and be able to run 10 minutes minimum without stopping! This one is key as I have a major announcement of a COLLAB this week for the BIG goal and partnership I am so excited about and was on my VISION BOARD! ..... but that is for another post as I can't spill the beans too early! 


#2 SPRING LOOKBOOK

This is a MASSIVE GOAL for the month! Okay this one is sooooo exciting as I have wanted to do a-ever-so -chic lookbook for the past few years and I am so pumped to do it for 2019! I love fashion and it was one of the main reasons why I started the blog!  So this goal and milestone is a big deal for me as I know it will be done and I am affirming it as this is another major key of success for the year ahead! So yall stay tuned for the looks that will be served this spring season.....okuurrr!
Ellie is the best yoga buddie!

#3 BALANCE

okay so as I wrote out this word I actually surprised myself with this one but I know it is so important! So on Sunday, as I was doing my mastermind session I realized that this month ahead will be soooooo busy and productive!!! That is not a bad thing but it does mean I have to stay balanced and make sure I schedule some me-time so that I don't burn out! As I am naturally an introverted person  (I am INFJ for any of the Meyers-Briggs people) I can burn-out much quicker with all of the extraversion needed for work. So I have to make it a priority.......NO EXCEPTIONS.... whatsoever!

Okay yall, this is 3 of my top priorities for the month ahead! This is so new for me this type of post let me know in the comments below what you think of it and if I should do it again!

(I feel like I might... there is so much accountability in typing this post!!)

til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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