Monday, February 22, 2010

Its what I love

....So I must appologize beforehand because a lot of my posts will be health related because that is my comfort area. That is the field of study I am going to be going is taking over my mind already so who knows what the future holds. I am studying nutrition to try and become a sports nutritionist for professional athletes. What a road I have ahead, but I honestly can't wait. As much as I dread school and tests, there is nothing better then studying hard for a test and acing the baby. Hard work truly does pay off. I love to learn. So with that said be ready for all my crazy ideas and ways of thinking. I will enlighten you all with some health tips to have you be a part of what I do daily!!
Anyways..Have you ever thought about music?
How music seriously is the greatest thing I think has ever been created. I listen to it everywhere I go!
I wake up and always have to be listening to music while I get ready.
I HAVE to listen to music while showering, and if for some odd reason I don't have it playing I will create my own songs (Alli knows how good I am with that :) ) or I even just belt a song so all can hear!..I LOVE to sing in the shower!
While driving to work or school I have music playing.
I have it playing on my phone while I walk from place to place.
And I MUSSSTTT have music playing while I am working out... Which leads me to my topic!

Have you ever sat down and thought about a song that really pumps you up? One that gets you off your feet and makes you just wanna run free? Or a song that makes you want to run harder and faster then before? Or even a song that makes you smile, which in turn makes you do good things because that one song changed your mood?
Well might I say that happens to me all the time!! I LOVE MUSIC!!
While working out I have my top 5 songs that no matter the mood I am in, pumps me up and makes me just go! (Also on my side bar is a music player. Look up these songs so you know exactly what song I am talking about!)

1. Animal- by Nickelback. Totally not my style of music but when I hear this song literally makes me wanna run out the door and never stop! I LOVE IT! I honestly don't even listen to the words so I appologize if it says bad things but the beat rocks! love love love it!

2. Candy- by Mandy Moore. Talk about bringin it back! Whenever the intro comes on it just makes me smile. I hear it and..BAM off I go! Such a cheesy funny song but you just have to love it! The beat isn't even that much of a great running song, but something about the words and tune makes it one of my all time top 3 best workout songs!

3. Blame it on the Boogie- Michael Jackson. I have very fond memories of this song. My friend I went outside one rainy night and did a rain dance. We had motions that we would do down the street while barefoot and screaming this song!! Oh how I love those days! And no I wasnt 10 when I did was last year! hahaha! This is a true example of one dang good song!

4. Party in the USA- by Miley Cyrus. "LEXI NOOO!" is what you are all probably thinking. But as lame Miley may be, I love this song!!! To me it never gets old! I have lost track of the 250 times I heard it on the radio, yet I still love it. What is my problem?! This is a song I listen to while running and just start screamin it. I will be running down brown road raisin my hands and belting the song. I honestly could care less who is watching too and thats no lie! Try dancing while you run. It makes it so much more fun!

5. Cupid Shuffle- by Cupid. This song brings such joy to my life! It is seriously the funnest song ever! I can't sit still while listening to this song! Listen to it and you will know exactly what I mean. Pure happiness!

So you lovely bloggers you, I ask what are your top 2 favorite workout songs? I want to hear it! All of us together are going to create the best workout jam ever!

What I will do is collect every comment I receive with everyones top 2 songs. I will then make a cd of the all the songs together. Then one lucky winner will win the cd by using the generator! The lucky winner must then email me and I will ship them the cd! They will never be able to stop working out because their life will be such happiness due to the cd we create!

Lets hear it ladies..! Top 2 favorite songs.
Can't wait to hear! :)
Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One for one..

"What are TOMS?" you ask.
"Well they are the latest and created thing made didn't you know?!"

TOMS are one of the most brilliant ideas I believe someone has come up with in a long time. What they are, are shoes that you may purchase but not only with your purchase are you buying yourself super rad COMFY shoes, but you are also providing a pair of shoes for a child in need. One for one.

TOMS was created by a man named Blake Mycoskie. Blake was traveling through South America he came to realize that so many children were running around barefoot. The issues at hand are the fact that children depend on walking for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help.TOMS Shoes, a company took all of this into consideration and decided that they would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.

So..when you order a pair of TOMS, you are actually purchasing a pair for a child in need in countries such as Argentina and Ethiopia.

Now, why shoes..??
Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to reach their potential and pursue their dreams of living. Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.
So there is one simple solution...SHOES.

TOMS has become quite popular and are now designing shoes for every occasion..!

You can wear them at your wedding!

Celebrities are sportin them! (FYI Toms are being sold at Nordstrom)

I am even wearing them!

(Mine like to get dirty!)

You and your friends can even rock them togethaa!!

They now come in youth sizes so the kiddos can be lookin' good as well!

And they come in multiple colors and designs!

So all you lovely suggestion to you is to buy a pair of toms. Not only are you giving yourself a new pair of cute urban inspired shoes, but you are changing a life for a child. You are providing them with a pair of shoes that may change their life tremendously. Have a heart. Buy some TOMS

***..Also teen vogue is putting on a competition. Go HERE and download a toms shoe design and create your pattern for the shoe. Then upload it to your computer and send it in! TOMS will then go and pick top 10 best designed shoes and have America vote. Shoot, maybe your design will be the next TOMS being sold!

lovelove, Lex

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Team Mates..

Well where to even begin...
Since the blogging world has already taken over my mind, I have truly been inspired by a certain event that happened weeks ago. First and foremost, I love to go to movies. I love going on a little date night to the movies and seeing movies I've been dyingggg to see. Also sucking things up and seeing total guy war movies. It seems as though I always end up loving those movies tho, so maybe I shouldn't be so judgmental..but then again I can't admit that I like them!! Come on now! Well I had the desire to go see the Invictus. I had heard so many great reviews about the movie which made me really want to see it. I LOVE sports inspiring movies because I myself LOVE sports. Soo I decided to take a nice little date night to go and see the highly raved about Invictus..

And yes I loved it!!!
If you guys haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend seeing it! It isn't exactly your typical "Remember the Titans" movie but yet I found it so inspiring. SO GO SEE IT! Heck its out on rent so go rent it! I will even rent it for you just so you can enlighten yourself with such brilliance. And might i add, the soundtrack rocks!!! RENT ME!
The thing that got to me the most about this powerful movie was the team love everyone had for each other. I LIIVVEE for being on a team and having to pull together to accomplish something great. In high school I was on many sports teams and loved every second of it.

I love the frustration that came from people not cooperating and you having to step it up for the lack of your teammates.

I love the drive and energy that is required to accomplish a task at hand that seems practically impossible.

I live for the sweat dropping off my head, armpits, legs! (Mm when your legs sweat you know you are gettin your buns kicked!)

I love finishing a workout you have been dreading all day and secretly wishing you weren't done.

I love working so hard at something that whether you win or lose you still feel the greatest victory because you know you put all that you had into it.

I love smelling horrible after a workout but just smiling because I just worked my tail off and it's ok because I'm practically wonder woman after the workout!

I love the sound of waking up early in the morning while its freezing cold with no one around but you and and going to the track just to run and push yourself to limits you couldn't even dream about going. True determination.

I love the image of my coach standing at the end of the lane with a stop watch screaming and yelling at me to push it and step it up even though they know how hard and painful it is and are actually very impressed with how well I am doing.

I love the feeling of having close friends on a team who you look forward to being with.

I love the relationship you gain by being on a team even if its with a person that you wouldn't normally hangout with. Yet you become the best of friends because you both suffer together and use it as strength to push even harder the next time.

I love the feelings of trying with every ounce in your body that you want to cry because of exhaustion and have to watch others on the sideline throwing up, yet you are the one who can continue to push yourself to the finish even if it means walking past the line.

Team work is truly an incredible thing. It teaches you things where as you wouldn't learn elsewhere.
I live for it.
I miss having teammates.

The movie truly inspired me to love and appreciate teamwork even if it isn't always the funnest, most exciting thing. Life is all about working hard for something. Its about pushing through when the times get the hardest. Its about staying positive when hard times hit, knowing even harder is going to come. It's about enduring to the end even when others are on the sideline letting their lack of prepardness take over them. Life is about having close relationships that you can turn to whenever you need to. Life is about picking others up when they cant, even if it requires you to go the extra mile. Life is about encouraging those around you to keep going. Life is about team work. We are all team mates. Life is what we make of it.
Live it.
Love it.

lovelove, Lex

Monday, February 15, 2010

This is getting ridiculous...

Well my fellow bloggers..I have created a blog! I have had so many thoughts of things I could blog about but never had a blog to post them. Would you imagine that! Sometimes I stay up late at night with so many thoughts in my head of funny posts, inspiring posts, horribly sad posts, exciting posts.. and everything in between! My dreams are even starting to be based around blog posts. Ill even be showering and i can only think of different posts I could be doing (mom says its the best place for creative ideas)... (Me loosing my mind with the blog world taking over me!)


Sooo with that said I thought it would be time to start a blog. With all my thoughts and life changes that are happening in my life I feel like my blog could be a reflection of me and who I am. What you see is what you get with me! I am me with no shame in who I am. So a start to a new blog is what I have decided. Yay I am so excited is what you are thinking right...? This is going to be the best blog ever! " well yes your exactly right! So here I am! Little Miss Crum. Here is to all of my thoughts and dreams that have been terribly taking over my mind! lovelove Lex