Posted in Inspiration, lifestyle

Being Broken

Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just feel stuck. Almost like you are sinking in quick sand and can’t move? Everyone around you is watching but has no idea whats actually going on. You know you are stuck but have NO idea how to get out or even where to start?

Well, I have been feeling this way for while. Stuck. No physically but mentally my mind is just stuck. I don’t know where to go but standing still is only making me sink. I have stood still for so long that dragging my feet outta the sand nearly feelings impossible because I am currently “comfortable” as most people would call it. But living your life in comfort isn’t really living. Think about it, if you live your life day by day feeling “comfortable” in everything you do, never risking anything, your life becomes a boring routine in which you will grow to hate (at least I did). For me being comfortable in life means never moving forward and I’d be damn if I didn’t grow from where I’m at now.

I am in full realization that I was scared of what was next but I am understanding that the longer I stay still the deeper I will sink and the harder it will for be for me to just TAKE THE DAMN RISK.

So my curent advice to myself and others feeling the way I am currently is to just DO IT. There is no waiting for Monday, or I’ll start tomorrow. Nope, not allowed, in order to succeed we must START NOW.

For me starting includes finding where my next move should lead me, hopefully out-of-state and into more audition rooms.

Yours may be different from mine and that is totally fine but it is now that I want you take out a pen and paper and write down what truly is your next move. Do you know what the next step is? If not write down 3 things that you aren’t happy about in your current life, then next to them write 1 way you can fix each of them.

For example,

I am not happy with my currently living situation – look into moving out

I don’t like my job – apply to new jobs/ work on a resume

I am not physically happy with my appearance – start going to the gym

Writing down simple things like these will help you realize what actually needs to be done. For some reason when our brain sees them written down it starts to believe you are really interested in taking action on doing these things, rather than it just be another “idea” running through your head.

SO, here’s to the next 6 days of grinding really hard to MAKE things happen.

Remember, write them down.

NO IDEA IS A BAD IDEA,

XOXO LAUR

Posted in Inspiration

Welcome Back

Well, seeing its been a few months since I’ve been actively blogging (My bad). I guess I should give you a run down of where I’m at.

I currently have been traveling as much as possible,

I’ve been to Nashville, St.louis, New York City, Bahamas, and in a week I will be in Florida.

I currently have 4 jobs, so managing time in-between all of them and still trying to have a social life is a little hectic lol

BUT, I have decided that my next big step will be moving. I am giving myself until September 1st to get some things in line.

I am looking towards California, but I am not 100% sure where I will end up.

I want to travel as much as a I can while I am still young will little worries.

I WILL be posting on YouTube religiously again starting this week! So be sure to check that out as well.

But as of now I am starting to work more on myself and focus less and less on what people think of me. It’s crazy how easily it is to get distracted especially this generation. But I guess those who find a way to get back on track succeed in the end.

So I guess I’ve learned its better to come back to something that has been unfinished then to just give it up.

Quote of the day: Note to self, GO HARDER 

XOXO LAUR

 

Posted in Fitness

21 DAY CUT

AHHHHHHH.

Who else murdered their diet during Easter weekend?
I know I cant be the only one…. (lol)

Well, here’s to the next 21 days of cutting.

I personally have been vegetarian for about 7 months now and I have decided I am going to attempt a vegan diet.

It will probably take me a few weeks to be 100% vegan but for now I am going to try my hardest.

The next 21 days I will be following a STRICT meal plan as well as a STRICT workout plan. I will be following like I said a mainly plant-based diet which I will share below. I will also be following Laura Coppersmith workout routine I got for free over the weekend (one month free trial). Along with incorporating some of the workouts from the app called “better me”.

Day 1 

April 2nd

Today’s workout:

Cardio:

20 minutes on the elliptical (cardio button)

25 minutes on the treadmill (incline 10) (speed 3.0)

Weights:

Deadlift (with dumbbells) 4 sets of 12

Dumbbell bent over row 4 sets of 12

Seated cable rows 4 sets of 12

Cable pulldown 4 set of 12

Reverse close grip pull down 4 sets of 12

Better Me App:

15 crunches

30 second arm plank with knee dip

15 reverse crunch straight

Today’s Diet: (intermittent fasting) 

Smoothie at 1:00 pm

Bowl with quinoa, vegan meat and some vegetables

Protein bar

Rice cake

READY TO GET FIT. SUMMER IS ALMOST UPON US.

Quote of the day: “The body achieves what the mind believes” 

XOXO LAUR

Posted in Travel

NYC Weekend Getaway

NYC was insane this weekend! Tons of people made their way into the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Let me tell you this, not even everyone made it to the city lol, had a few people who hopped off the train on our way to Manhattan because they were already that drunk. Crazy right? While sucks for them because they missed out on one hell of a day.

Starting at 47th and 6 avenue, where we got a decent view of some of the parade. Although we didn’t stay for the whole thing because the crowd was getting a little to hectic where we were but, what we seen was pretty interesting.

Then we made our way to a nearby restaurant of our choice, Chevy’s. Where we stayed for quite a while because happy hour of course. (lol) If you are underage in the city, (I get lucky because I look older) but a lot of the times places in little italy will serve you without any questions asked. Although my friend I was with ordered her drank and kindly enough our server asked if I wanted the same so of course I had too! But if you do take advantage of this advice just don’t be stupid. Drink responsibly. This is a source to have a casual drink at dinner. (not to get drunk, don’t ruin it for the rest of us)

P.S. the Chevy’s I got served at was in Time Square 259 W 42nd street New York, NY

ALSO, for those of you who aren’t familiar with NYC probably have only heard of the very popular tourist sites. But if you are trying to see something new I highly recommend checking out Soho, Little Italy, Dumbo and the Brooklyn bridge. 

Soho is filled with brick streets, cute shops and tons of little Instagram worthy places to grab a bite to eat.

We ate at Cafe Select for our first brunch in the city. It was good and fairly average prices. The menu is a little weird though, I highly encourage you to check all the menus before sitting down.

212 Lafayette st New York, NY

I got the caprese, it was decent, the bread was a little hard and the sandwich its self was a little dry but the chips it came with were AMAZING.

Little Italy offers a wide range of amazing pasta at reasonable prices. Make sure you get the LOWEST price or snag a free pitcher of sangria because oddly enough they have people standing outside their restaurants bargaining prices with you just so you will eat there. I know odd right? BUT, use it to your advantage and get some good deals. Little Italy is also filled with TONS of cannolis and many different italian desserts. Don’t pass them up. As well as the year round christmas store and of course tons of little pop ups as well as your typical “I LOVE NY” stores.

Be sure to grab a cannoli at Ferrara Bakery and Cafe. BEST EVER, HANDS DOWN.

195 Grand street New York, NY

I personally am not a fan of China Town so be careful when walking around Little Italy because it leads right into China Town where you will be hounded to buy things left in right by sketchy looking people. I recommend staying far away from there.

Dumbo is another town filled with brick streets, good pizza, and a great opportunity to snap those Instagram photos you are looking for.

Front Street Pizza is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat (I know lots of food lol) Good luck trying to diet in NYC, it never works.

80 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge has the most WONDERFUL view of the city. In order to get to the view you must cross the bridge and walk down a few flights of stairs and BOOM. There is a breath-taking view as well as an opportunity to rent bikes, eat pizza or ice cream, look in some shops and enjoy some live music (in the summer). Brooklyn is definitely a popping place to visit when it starts to get warmer outside!

Be sure to let me know how you feel about this post.

I will be posting more now!

(I promise)

Quote of the day: “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one”

You all rock,

xoxo laur

Posted in Inspiration, lifestyle

Life Update

Hola folks, and those of you who are new to my page hello, my name is Lauren Rhodes and I am a life enthusiast. (no really I am) hahaha well that’s what I call myself anyway. I feel as though I was put on this earth to do something extraordinary to not only change my life but alter those around me to view life as something much greater than most value it. I am sure for those of you whole have been following my page since I started it, you know how passionate I am for motivational speeches and personal perseverance. But to those of you who are new, I’d like to welcome you to my journey through life.

I know I haven’t posted in two weeks (shame on me) I have ZERO excuse after starting to read the book “I am that girl” but IM BACK. (p.s. It’s a really good book)

This time I am here to tell you that I have recently got the opportunity to shoot with some amazing talent this past weekend to create some awesome “fashion photos”.

I am extremely excited to share those with you guys when I receive them back fully edited, but for now I just wanted to give you guys a little update as in how my goals are going so far in 2018.

January was GREAT.

I pinned up in my room some small goals I have accomplished in such a short amount of time in January.

Goals Crushed In January:

  1. Read 2 books
  2. Made my bed daily
  3. Kept room and bathroom clean
  4. Started working out on a regular day basis
  5. Maintained a healthy diet
  6. Kept a positive mind
  7. Stayed focus

I’d say this is a pretty solid list that I made happen in 31 days. Crazy right?

Well now February is upon us and nearly halfway over and I felt like I got stuck in a root. But I figured out I just needed to focus on the things that truly mattered and put my happiness first (as you all should).

So here’s to a great rest of February,

xoxo laur