What’s your story?

 

#WYSTag

 

 

Hi beautiful people! I haven’t seen this floating around at all so I thought I would come up with it on my own. I want to share with you a little bit about myself and pass this along to other beautiful blog babes and gents  💕💕💕 if you feel like passing this on tag me in your posts so I can read what you have to say!

 

Name?  Rosalie Ray Gentry

 
Age?  24

 
Sign? Aries

 
Location? Philadelphia

 
Height? 6 foot

 
Favorite color? Green

 

Favorite drink? coffee ! And water

 
Adult beverage ? Kettle one and tonic with a like pweaseeee

 
Favorite makeup item? Too Faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer

 
Things you can’t live without? my yeti for coffee, boyfriend, and puppy

 
Favorite falsies ? Ardell 106

 
Favorite sport? basketball

 
What do you do in your free time? workout, hang with friends or fam, play with makeup, clean!

 
Favorite food? hummus, peanut butter, quinoa

 
Favorite nail color? any type of dark deep red !

 
What do you do for a living? I work in Sales for Honda

 
What do you drive? 2016 Honda Civic

 
Do you like to cook? love it! Meal prep every few days and love trying new things

 
Where do you shop? Express, Old Navy, H&M, Loft, GAP

 
What’s your go-to outfit? Leggings !!! Top/scarf/boots

 
What’s your favorite time of the year? Spring time by far! Love when the weather gets warmer and it’s also my birthday time

 
What’s the best place you’ve ever been? Africa for sure 💕💕

 
How many countries have you traveled too? Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Romania, Bulgaria

 
What do you want to be when you grow up? Make-up artist would be dream job for sure but it’s just as fun to do as a hobby

 
Do you have a temper? Slightly! I am a very patient and kind person until people cross the line 😐

 
Favorite thing about yourself ? Eyes and legs !!

 
What’s your go-to sweet? Reese’s!!

 
Favorite restaurant? EatNic Paoli, Barbuzzo downtown Philly

 
Tequila or rum? Rum! Tequilas a bad time….😐

 
Superman or batman? Superman duhhh

 
Skittles or starburst? Starburst

 
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate all day

 

Gold or silver? Both but I’m more of a silver girl

 

Warm or cold? Warm!!!

 

Favorite quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

 

That was so fun!!! Hope you babes enjoyed my answers and I can’t wait to read what you lovely humans have to say. Have a wonderful day everyone and as always please comment down below and let me know what you think💕💕💕

Xoxo

Gingerbread State Of Mind

 

#ItsAllAboutYourMindset

-A holiday inspired note to my friends-

 

I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that everything we do in this life is mental. The secret to success and happiness is visualizing what you want and going after it full steam ahead.

I am of the thought that everything we do is 80% mental and 20% physical. This means we have to train our brain to perform and our body will follow suit.

 

Ever notice that if you want something bad enough, you get it ?


Ever met a thin person who claims they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight?


Ever known a person who is constantly trying new things and being successful at them?


Its a mindset.


Changing the way you think changes the way you live.
Putting positivity and gratitude into the world will allow you to receive it back.
Live with a grateful heart and dream your goals into reality.

 


Back to the gingerbread:


For those of us who push through long work days, tough workouts, have families, have time-consuming hobbies, or are just running around constantly- our souls need a reward.


Around the holidays stress starts to pile up, food intake increases rapidly, and a lot of the time we start to feel pretty bad about ourselves.

 

Change that.


Find excitement in shopping for others. Give back to those who may be in need. And for Christ sake eat those Christmas cookies you’ve been staring at for days !
I’ve found in my journey that I can put in the work, eat well, keep my nutrition on point, and still cheat without consequence.

 

Why?


Because I believe I can. I know it won’t hinder my goals. I know I will bounce back. I know how well I eat, how hard I push in the gym, and how much I deserve to feed my soul.

Try this in your daily life beauties. Turn a negative mindset into a positive one and watch your life flourish. Take charge of your destiny. Dream big. And never, ever, give up on the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

 

Xoxo



One way ticket to circuit city 💪🏻

#FitLifeForever

 

Hi beautiful people ! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I know I am now that I’m home relaxing with my family💕

 

This last post of the day is going to be about my workout from tonight. It was really hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation but I pushed through the fatigue and got two really really solid workouts in the last two days since I’ve been back. I’m feeling almost back to normal and I think after my workout tomorrow I’ll be feeling like a beast again! I know in my previous posts I’ve raved about my circuit training. People….this stuff really works ! It keeps your heart rate up the whole time and by incorporating cardio into your weight training you burn fat right off your body I swear. Also you can stop walking or running on the treadmill for hours on end. Who the heck has time for that nonsense !? Seriously guys….circuits are bomb!!! If you need more ideas for circuit training please keep reading and you can find additional workouts on bodybuilding.com and by searching youtube for different trainers.

Last night I decided to work on triceps and shoulders. I completed two 20 minute circuits and one 10 minute circuit with 10 minutes of stretching after my workout. I was in the gym we have at work so I didn’t have as much room to play. But anyway my awesome circuit workout was as follows:

 First circuit: 


20 mins on the clock


Alternated 5 reps of barbell shoulder press and 8 reps of kettle bell swings with 30 jumping jacks in between each exercise. Went for as many rounds as possible 


Second circuit


20 mins on the clock


Alternated 8 reps barbell front raise and 8 reps cable overhead tricep extension with 30 jumping jacks in between each exercise. Went for as many rounds as possible


Third circuit


10 mins on the clock


Alternated 5 push-ups and 5 reps side lateral raise with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible. 


Finished with a ten minute full body stretch and made sure to hydrate myself as much as I could!

Tonight after work I headed over to LA fitness for the second leg day of the week. The first leg routine was slightly weak since I was on vacation so I decided to really go for it tonight.

Started out with a 5 minute stretch followed by body weight step ups on a box. I did 3 sets of 20 step ups just to get my blood flowing and heart rate up a bit. Decided to go straight into a racquetball court and start my circuits.


First circuit


20 mins on the clock


Alternated 40 lbs deadlifts x 8 and 20 lbs dumbbell leg curl x 8 each leg with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible


Second circuit


20 mins on the clock 


Alternated 40 lbs sumo squats x 5 and 20 lbs dumbbell russian twists x 16 with 30 jumping jacks in between. Went for as many rounds as possible 


After my circuits I hydrated and headed out to the leg press. I did lighter weight than normal because I wanted to superset with walking lunges. I did 3 sets of 10 on the leg press with weighted walking lunges in between in sets of 16 reps. 

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x 16

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x16

180 lbs leg press x 10

40 lbs walking lunges x 16


These were two unbelievable workouts in a row. I can feel the soreness in my muscles and I honestly feel so amazing knowing I crushed both those routines and am on my way to being back to where I was before I left for vacation. Fitness and exercise are such a great way to feel fricken awesome and badass every day💕

Wanted to mention real quick too what I picked up when I went to the grocery store after the gym tonight.

  1. Quinoa
  2. Farro
  3. Mountain blend rice
  4. Salmon
  5. Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  6. Asparagus
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Sweet potato
  9. Bananas
  10. Carrots
  11. Brussels sprouts
  12. Hummus
  13. Peanut butter
  14. Pretzels
  15. Oatmeal with fresh fruit
  16. Whole wheat English muffins
  17. Brown rice cakes
  18. Almond milk
  19. Raw almonds
  20. Vega One All in One nutritional shake in Mocha


This is essentially what I eat almost every week to keep my diet and nutrition in check!

I really really hope you guys got something out of this post and maybe it gave you some inspo to go out and crush your workouts and incorporate some circuits into your own routine. As always please feel free to comment down below and let me know what you guys think and please please tell me if you have any favorite workouts you think I could benefit from. Have an amazing night you beautiful people💕💕💕

Xoxo



Let’s talk about your temple for a second

#HealthyLiving

 

Hi beauty babes… I told you I would be overloading you all with posts this weekend and honey I’m just getting warmed up💋💋💋

 

Today I really want to touch on body image, fitness, and health. Just to start out I want to make it a point to say I think every human on this planet is absolutely gorgeous and there really is no ideal body image in my opinion. I think what is ideal is to feel comfortable and happy and drop dead gorgeous in your own skin whether you are a size 0 or a size 20. Beauty comes from within and as long as you look in the mirror and truly truly love yourself that’s all anyone can ever ask for in this life.

That being said I also think being healthy and fit are important to live life to its fullest potential. To be healthy and fit you do NOT have to be thin and ripped.  I want to share with you my story in hopes that it will inspire you to take the steps to live a healthy beautiful wonderful life.
Two years ago when I started this journey I was  eating like crap, drinking a ton, and barely ever exercising. Let me mention that for 10 years before that I was a competitive basketball player so I was quite athletic before. I realized after being on a cruise with my family in a bikini that it was time for a change. I looked at the pictures of me by the pool and did not feel beautiful and drop dead gorgeous in my own skin.
I got home and immediately signed up for LA Fitness. I went to the store and bought all new workout clothes and sneakers to motivate myself to actually get there.

Once I got there I weighed in at 178 at 6 foot tall…20% body fat.

 

 

 

I hit it hard. I’m talking two hours a day 5 days a week for a year. I was doing a combination of weight training and cardio. I tried swimming, yoga, spin class, and boot camp. I completely immersed myself in the gym culture. But it wasn’t until I started focusing more on my diet that I saw true results. I started prepping meals on Sundays and Wednesdays for the days ahead. Always brought my lunch to work. Rarely ordered out. Incorporated tons of whole grains, fatty fishes, veggies, and olive oil to my diet.
I also switched up my workout routine. I cut out all traditional cardio and incorporated circuit training. I now go to the gym 5 days a week but only an hour a session. I will do 50 minutes of circuit training broken down to two 20 minute circuits and one 10 minute circuit followed by 10 minutes of stretching.

 

This changed my life.

I now weigh 143 lbs and my body fat is 13%.

Later this weekend I’m going to narrow down a few of my favorite circuit workouts for you guys so please stop back if you are interested ! I will also include several of my favorite meals that I love to prep for the week. I have so much more to come and I would love to hear from you guys. Stay tuned😘😘😘

 

Xoxo

I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known

#ImBackBishessss

Hi beautiful humans ! I just got home to Philadelphia tonight and as weird as it sounds I’m happy to be back to reality. I got a tan on my skin, consumed tons of food and frozen drinks,  and just had a fabulous time. I am so so grateful for my amazing boyfriend who was with me and my coworkers and friends who we went with. What an amazing week. 

I missed you babies and my blog so so much and I can’t wait to share more pictures with you from my trip. I also have so many posts to come this weekend with different question and answers , ulta haul, and much more. But for now I just want to share some photos, cuddle with my dog, and fall back asleep💕💕💕

Bikini tops && bottoms: H&M

Choker: Charlotte Russe

Sunnies: Missguided

Choker dress: Missguided 

Resort: Breathless Resort and Spa Riviera Cancun

As always babies I hope you enjoyed my post and photos and please comment down below because I always always love hearing from you💕💕💕 can’t wait to share more with you but for now it’s time for this party girl to get some Z’s. love you all to Jupiter and back😘😘😘

Xoxo

who would think the route we chose would ever be this scenic

#BuenosDiasBeauties

Hey hey everyone. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

Yesterday my boyfriend and I landed in Cancun for a few days and it is absolutely beautiful. It’s been nothing but sunshine, mimosas, frozen drinks, pool, and tanning👌🏻

One thing that I truly truly love with all my heart is traveling. I think it’s so fun to meet new people, see new amazing places, explore, eat food I’ve never had, and just enjoy the world. So far in this glorious 24 years of existence ive been to Mexico twice now, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, all over the US, Portugal, Germany, Amsterdam, Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Romania, and Bulgaria. Every different place I’ve traveled to has taught me something new and helped me see the world through a different lens and I think that’s so important. You have to be well rounded and worldly this day in age. Anyway, I want to share with you beauts some pictures from the last couple days and I hope to hear from you about your favorite travels and stories of cool new places and cultures you’ve experienced in your life.

As always I hope you beauties have a wonderful Monday and please comment down below and let me know what you thought and show me all the pics of your amazing memories💕💕💕

Xoxo

society is turning me into a sugar cube 

ahhhhh the holidays are here! This means there are endless reasons to overeat, overindulge, and over-do-it.

#Yikes

Basically starting on Halloween day the flood gates open and the huge wave of candies, pies, cookies, wine, and other quite delicious and highly fattening foods wash over you like a shower from the gods. I mean you are allowed to treat yourself right? Over and over…and over…and over again until you feel as though it’s no longer a treat but a string of days of constant bloat.

Here’s the thing though: everyone no matter who you are deserves to enjoy their lives and indulge in things that set their souls on fire. But I’d like to share some tips with you to help put the brakes on and make that candy train come to a screeching hault.

  1. Load up on complex carbs. These not only reduce inflammation and support digestion but they keep you fuller longer ! Try to replace rice with quinoa or farro. Eat a banana in the morning before work. Load up on leafy greens in your salad or cooked as a side with your salmon.
  2. Incorporate foods high in good fat! These foods actually promote weight loss. What!? These include avocados, fatty fish, almonds, and extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Water, water, and more water. I shoot for 140 ounces of water a day. The more hydrated I am, the less hungry I feel.
  4. Curb your cravings for sweets by substituting healthier choices. Organic peanut butter on a rice cake is my go to. Or maybe I’ll munch on some cocoa covered almonds for the chocolate craving.
  5. Lastly, let yourself cheat every now and then!!! Have 1 piece of pie a week instead of 9 and when grandma offers you Christmas cookies gladly accept 🙂

Happy holidays you nutritious babes

Xoxo