Day 2 my health journey with @ghenicurl

Day 2 wasn’t bad at all, I did my usual walk along with the exercise routine I was assigned for the morning and evening.  I feel great because I was transitioning into eating healthy already so sticking with something that benefits my overall health boosts my self esteem and my mental health.  I know im going to look and feel excellent if I stick to my guns and really do this! What keeps you motivated to stay in shape?

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Day 1 training with my girl @ghenicurl

Today was actually not that bad.  I’ve never really been an active person but due to circumstances I’ve become a very active person who moves way more than I did in my early twenties. I can say it feels good. I can actually say that I’m working really hard on making the necessary lifestyle changes to live a longer life and look good while I’m at it! I love the fact that I get to try something new and really get to make an big impact on my life and hopefully others.
For day one I didn’t do that bad, and i actually kept up (kinda) and I feel great!  The hardest part for me are the certain limitations with food because  don’t get me wrong but I love healthy foods, but im used to having the option of eating when and what I want. Of course the  results should show sooner if I stick to eating clean and stick to my training sessions along the way. I will be posting some meal ideas and  of course sharing my transformation along the way to a healthier lifestyle. I feel fancy having a trainer lol. It feels good.  What’s your health regimen.? Any tips i could use?

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The Rules…my first email from my personal trainer. ..

Im super juiced to make the lifestyle changes necessary to get healthy and fit! Today is the first day of training along with a healthier diet. Wish me luck! Make sure you stay tuned for more! 

Rules courtesy of
@ghenicurl (make sure you check her out on ig!!! She’s great! )

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An “oakland fog” black tea “ill vanilla” with steamed 1% milk and topped off with a hint of
nutmeg
Tricks of the trade
1.) eating ever 2-2 1/2 hrs speeds metabolism ( breakfast within an hr of waking, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack)
2.) drinking 2 glasses of water immediately when you wake gets organs moving
3.) drinking a glass of water every hour aids in weight loss and flushing toxins from the body
4.) breakfast should always include whole wheat or oats (i.e. Oatmeal, cream of wheat, whole wheat bread)
5.) drinking green tea aids in weight loss
6.) substitute milk and dairy with almond milk and soy products
7.) snacks should always be fruit, veggies, nuts in some form
8.) yogurt should be plain, adding your own sweeteners is okay (honey, berries, or jams 1 [tsp at a time])
9.) never eat after 10p, dinner should be before 8.
10.) eat the healthy alternative to everything (i.e. Brown rice instead or white, nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, avocado instead of mayo)
11.) stop eating when you feel full, eat while sitting, eat slowly and when eating don’t do anything else as to remain mindful of whether you are full or not
12.) drink water of you feel hungry and have already ate and it isn’t time to eat again
13.) try to keep meals within 350-400 calories and snacks between 100-120. Apps like NOOM, My Fitness Pal can help you keep track of calories
14.) try to eat different foods all the time so creating healthy meals is fun
15.) sugary beverages are forbidden (no more mochas or chai lattes)

Excitement!

As the big day approches, im getting those pre-event butterflies and its the good kind I can say at the least. A whole lot of doors have been opening up and im happy to say im making lots of lifestyle changes and they’re all for the best! Today I start my first day of training with my personal trainer and im so excited to see the changes take an effect and actually see the results of a combination of hard work and dedication take place. As I prepare for great things it should feel good to get healthier along the way I will kerp you posted on my journey along the way

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Photography by @gishyloreaux

Hummingbird style 2

This is a continuation of yesterday’s looks with model Ms Erika Cane. Hope you like! The gold detailed matador jacket is cool when paired with a denim bottom such as cutoffs or some really hot destroyed denim. Then there’s different types of ways you could put a twist on rocking a flannel from everyday casual to sexy chic.  Sometimes you can base a whole outfit around one piece or accessory it really simplifies your decision for an everyday outfit it depends on you!

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Model :Erika Cane
Photography and styling: Jaie Hummingbird
Wardrobe and accessories from : Purplehummingbirdboutique

Hummingbird style

On my journey to becoming a stylist/boutique owner I’ve decided to start showcasing some styling work here at the revolution more often so here’s a few looks I put together with some items from Purple hummingbird boutique (my online store) and a few of my personal wardrobe.

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Model: Erika Cane
Stylist and photography: Jaie Hummingbird

Purplehummingbirdboutique

I finally pushed past my fears and now im pushing full steam ahead with my gaols and my dreams of becoming a boutique owner as well as a fashion stylist. Ive I’ve worked over 10 years customer service and fashion retail as well. I can honestly say ive always have had a love for fashion for years and thanks to my paternal grandmother Ms Katie mae, i definitely have a love for custom clothing. My grandmother made our whole family their own individual custom pieces every year for Christmas growing up as a child ive loved style and it just stuck with me.  I can say its in me. So on Friday December 5,  (my late fathers birthday) i will be hosting a popup for my online boutique purplehummingbirdboutique.  If you’re in oakland ca on that day come check it out from 1-3 pm

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Fashion is my heart.

I love fashion!  I love combining looks that you would think would least likely go together and rocking them out! Fashion is an artistic outlet for me. So daily im working towards my goal of becoming a wardrobe stylist and boutique owner.  I also love creating and finding new things to wear.  Im always seeking inspiration from the net, magazines, nature and my surroundings. Here’s some really cool looks that inspired me online enjoy….

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I love this colorful printed silk jacket fabbulous lit vintage boutique and how their customer rocked it was really cute!

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With holloween just passing this mask shared online by @nlpimages was dope, hella creative and right on time! I would totally rock this mask in a photo shoot! 

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Im soooooo in love with this look overall.  That multi colored, long haired coat is everything!  You dont eveen need clothes for this coat. The coat IS the clothes! 

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I love the details on this top! The color combination and patchwork is what instantly draws my attention.  With the right bottom this top which might be a dress now that im looking at it, would be lovely with a blazer as well.

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I love the way @klosetenvy_ put this look together the all white makes the currant red shoes and bag POP!  I love the jacket’s collar which would look hot if it came in a florescent color too.

Remember,
Fashion fades, style is eternal. Its not about what you have, its about how you rock it!

Ootd styled by jaiehummingbird

I’m venturing off more into the styling area of fashion; my long-term love. So i decided to give this a go once again. My outfit of the day was actually my outfit yesterday which was styled, designed and made by me.
I never show my midriff but hey all the hard work is paying off finally! Im a little more comfortable with showing some skin!  So i created this look for a casual day at the park on a beautiful day. 

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All accessories and clothing:Purplehummingbirdboutique