Friday, March 27, 2015

No Vase? No Problem!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!


About flipping time too, I was beginning to lose hope. To celebrate, I'm sharing some of my favorite ideas at STRONG IS OUR SEXY to boost those beautiful blossoms!


To me, nothing defeats any lingering “winter blahs”, like bringing fresh flowers into the house. If you’re looking for a quick way to rejuvenate your space, there isn't an easier solution. Just pick up a loose bouquet while you’re out grocery shopping, and you’re all set!


Last week I bought a bunch or two…or five, and came home with a giant grin on my face. I couldn't wait to get these beauties into water and turn my home into a springtime utopia. It wasn't until I had everything sprawled out on my kitchen table when I realized my error; I didn't have NEARLY enough vases for all of these flowers. Solution? Time for some creative thinking!
There are no set rules stating that you HAVE to keep your flowers in an actual vase, and after some searching I was able to find a lot of fun and interesting alternatives. 
Visit STRONG IS OUR SEXY to see all of my ideas, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to find unique ways to display those glorious spring blossoms everywhere in your home!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3 Year Pole-Iversary

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am quite the pole, yoga, and handstand enthusiast. Well this March will mark my THREE YEAR POLE-IVERSARY! I can NOT believe it's been that long since I started working out at Bella Forza. The relationships I've made with my fellow Bella Beasts are such an important part of my life now, it's hard to imagine a time without them. BFF has given me so many great opportunities like writing for the site Strong Is Our Sexy , as well as kicking off my career as a pole-fitness instructor!

I honestly can't say thank you enough. *cue giant smiley face!* :) 

OK, enough talk, on with the pictures!!! 

The first few videos are from the Beginner Pole class archives.
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I shared these in my 2 Year Pole-iversary post, and love looking back at how excited I was to do these simple moves. Cracks me up! 
Moving from Beginner to Advanced, these combos are a bit more my speed.
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I've also made leaps and bounds with my Iron-X. Below is the first video I took when I began working on it. 
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I held it for maybe a second....and now I'm up to almost 8 seconds! 
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Here are a few more pole pics, as well as a video of a sweet ninja-flip I've been working on. 
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Lastly, I've really been focusing on hand balancing and yoga this year. I absolutely LOVE handstands, and am determined to continue building my skills! 

FIND THREE HOBBIES 
YOU LOVE:

ONE TO MAKE YOU MONEY,
ONE TO KEEP YOU IN SHAPE, 
AND ONE TO BE CREATIVE
-Unknown

I have loved this quote for a while now, and can truly say that Bella Forza provides me with all THREE of those hobbies. I am so grateful to get a chance to be an instructor, the workouts constantly challenge me, and pole dancing feeds my creative soul with opportunities to perform and express. 

All and all it's been another INCREDIBLE year, and I can't wait for the next!