Thursday, March 27, 2014

Are Plus Sized Models Unhealthy? My thoughts and opinions

Hi guys!
So before I start this post I want to say that I think that all people are beautiful and that it is 110% what's inside that counts, but if you feel that you're going to be offended (even thought that's not my intention) please leave now! Okay so now that that's out of the way, I've been watching lots of health videos on youtube recently and I saw one by Freelee that I thought was interesting. She pretty much said that plus sized models were unhealthy and promoted a distorted body image. I thought this was really interesting so I want to share my thoughts on it now!

I really, personally, like plus sized models because they show people what real women look like. Similarly to the Aerie campaign, they show the reality of our society, although this may not be ideal. I do understand both sides of the argument, though. Plus sized models have the ability to "normalize" heavier weights and make obesity an even larger problem than it already is in America, but at the same time, I want all women to feel great and I think that plus sized models have the ability to do that as well. I guess where I stand is that there has to be a limit. Just as we are making a conscious effort to stop using anorexic/bulimic models, we should make an effort not to use obese models either because they represent the extremes that no one should ever strive to look like. I think that curvy girls, on the other hand, are fine because that's what the majority of the people in America resemble!

So those were my thoughts on plus sized models! Let me know what yours are in the comments and please don't leave any hate down below because these are my opinions and I know that some will disagree with me! 
-Sisi

Monday, March 24, 2014

Inspirational Quotes of the Week #9

Hi guys!
I can't believe how long its been since I've done one of these posts! Remember when they used to be a weekly thing? Well, I'm hoping to start this up again, so let me know if you want inspirational quote posts weekly! I've got four quotes for you this week, so get excited! 





 I'm sure this week is going to be fan-freaking-tastic for all of you because I know lots of you are on spring break, like I am! Let me know which quote of the four is your favorite in the comments! Mines is definitely the first one!
-Sisi

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Favorite Songs: Spanish Edition!

Hey guys! Or should I say Hola!
Today is going to be a different sort of favorites post because it is going to focus on my favorite songs that are sung in spanish! I totally get that a lot, maybe even the majority of you all that are reading this post don't speak or understand spanish, but these songs are so fabulous that I needed to share them with you! So here we go!



 VolvĂ­ A Nacer - Carlos Vives
I think someone in my spanish class did a presentation on this song and I totally fell in love with it! It is so catchy and amazing! I have been listening to it on repeat for probably the last hour or so. It's just that good! 







Danza Kuduro - Don Omar
This is a song that has been in a previous favorite songs post, but it was worth mentioning again! Also, this song isn't technically in spanish (it's portuguese) but it's still close! Plus this song is so fun to dance to!









Taboo - Don Omar
Going along with another Don Omar song, this one is different from the last one, but is still great! I personally like Danza Kuduro a little better, but this one is still really good!






La Luz - Juanes
If you use spotify, you've probably heard the commercials for this song a couple months ago. I didn't think anything of it, but when I listened to it, it was surprisingly good! A little inappropriate, but good! 



So those are my favorite spanish songs! If you have any that I need to check out, let me know in the comments!
-Sisi

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How's Lent Going?

Hi guys!
So I have been giving up red meat for lent (basically pork and beef) and it has been ridiculously hard! I've been tweeting about this so much because it has been really hard for me especially when I have to "fend for myself" when the rest of the family has been eating red meat. I kind of wanted to know how lent is going for you guys! I really want to know what you guys are giving up or even if you're giving anything up because a lot of my friends and family aren't giving anything up this year. I think that lent is a great time for reflection and I have been so motivated to work on my health and fitness now that I've given up red meat. I'll probably do another post soon on my shoulder injury update (hint: it gets worse) and I'll do another post on my newest fitness and diet loves! 
So this was kind of a random post, but I really want to know what's going on with you all! Also, check out my facebook page because it has a sad 3 likes right now!
-Sisi

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I made a facebook page!

Hey guys!
So I finally bit the bullet and made a facebook page for my blogs! Please like it if you want to because I will give you guys updates on this blog, my other blog, and my life in general! I'll link it here for you guys and I really hope you like it because right now it has zero likes :(
-Sisi

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Plants are Growing!

Hey guys!
So in my last post, I showed one of my favorite things to do now: growing plants! I wrote that last post maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago, and I thought that I'd do a little update on the plant's growth today! 


So the first thing that you might notice is that I switched it to a different container! My plants were outgrowing the old one, so I cut the top off of a water bottle and I used that as my planter instead! I like how its clear because you might not be able to see it in the picture, but some of the plants don't make it out of the top of the bottle yet, but because the bottle is clear, they still get enough sunlight to do photosynthesis!

 The basil is doing fabulous and there are two or three nice stalks of it growing in the soil. Also, I have a really tiny cilantro plant, that isn't doing too well just because the stem is really thin, so it doesn't really stand up straight. There are also a few random plants at the bottom of the container that I think are herbs from the kit, but aren't large enough to be distinguishable yet!

So I hope that you liked this post. I really enjoy gardening and I love how this is fool proof and I can literally go days without looking at the plants or watering them! Also, herbs are fantastic to grow because they smell fabulous and are really useful in cooking too! Let me know if you like this sort of update post in the comments because I'd love to do more of them in the future as my plants (hopefully) grow!
-Sisi

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Plant OBSESSED?


Hey guys and gals!
I have been literally obsessed with gardening and planting recently! I got a mini kit for Christmas and I've been loving it! I think that having house plants is such a great thing because it cleans the air inside your house and it has been proven to be relaxing or stress reducing or something. I planted a few herbs because I can use it when I cook, but I also think that succulents or cacti would make good house plants because they don't require much water to survive. I would totally recommend adding a plant to your house because it is very amazing and it is great for decor!

Let me know your thoughts on house plants and your favorite types of decor in the comments below! Also follow me on bloglovin!
-Sisi