Fitness Q&A+ Favorites

Happy Monday babes, OMG the heat was real this past weekend!

I want to answer a couple questions based on my fitness routine because I have gotten a couple of DM’s through Instagram so I will share as much as I can plus share some of my current favorite athletic wear. Continue reading down below for more.

Top via @runitwear

So let’s start off with my fitness routine, I like to workout 4-5 times a week. I do cardio 20-30 mins before I start lifting and usually consists of the stair master, elliptical and bike whenever I like to change it up.

As for lifting, I like to spread out my workouts. I do lower body twice a week so it’s extremely important to switch it up if you want gain muscle you MUST lift heavy. It’s all a process so keep in mind that everyone starts off somewhere but being consistent will really pay off and show you the results you want as long as you put in the effort all around.

I workout biceps and triceps one day, shoulders another day and back and chest together. YouTube is a great way to learn and follow exercises if you are beginning your fitness journey. I still follow videos when I want to learn new techniques and there’s so many ideas to follow that are super easy as well.

Top via @runitwear

I like to incorporate abs at least 3 times a week which usually fall on the days I workout upper body so I spend about an hour and a half at the gym. Stretching is also a MUST to get your body ready before you workout. I like to use the foam roller for my leg days before and after my workout.

Food:

I LOVE FOOD!!! So I am constantly eating and snacking every 2-3 hours. I usually start my morning with coffee, spinach omelette, bacon and a hash brown with a side of avocado toast. I have chicken/meat with rice for lunch around 11-12 and have another meal around 2-3 but try to substitute the rice for veggies and then have dinner around 7-8. As for my snacks in between, I like to eat fruit or do a protein shake. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely eat what I want but all in moderation. I have my moments of weakness which are pizza and donuts because carbs are life lol BUT I can definitely say I cut out fast food such as Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box, etc. My top 3 places to eat out for my cheat meals are in n out, panda express and chipotle. LOL

I would say for the most part I do a good job, I don’t count calories, I’ve just learned what I have to cut back on and of course to drink plenty of water. I drink water with all of my meals.

As for the protein I take, I normally take whey protein but don’t have a specific brand. I am currently experimenting to see what goes well with my body. I love mixing my protein powder with banana, peanut butter and almond milk. I take c4 for my pre workout which I buy at Target for $20 but I only take it twice a week when I workout lower body.

I want to keep this information simple and straight to the point for what I do but if you have any questions or other tips you are looking for I am more than happy to answer. You can email me or send me a DM on Instagram.

Instagram: @segagenesis_

Email: segagenesis06@gmail.com

Remember that everyone’s body is different, what works for me might not work for someone else but all I can say is to be consistent and positive in the changes you want to achieve.

Favorite places to shop for athletic wear: 

  • Forever 21
  • Old Navy
  • TJ Maxx/ Marshall’s

I am all about shopping smart and I go crazy with sales so these are my top places to shop and they have so many cute items that are in style so definitely check it out.

 

 

Be A Boss Babe

Happy Thursday babes, today feels like a Monday due to fourth of July and OMG I feel completely lost! LOL

I’m so happy it’s summer and I’m all about the good vibes so let’s have a little inspirational talk…

It is so important to build a network of friends and things that inspire you to do better and be the best version of yourself. It’s so easy to get caught up with daily life and all of its nonsense but it’s crucial that we stay focused and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

5 tips to follow:

  • Let go of anything that no longer serves you whether it’s a friend, a job, a relationship etc.
  • You come first!!!
  • Always choose to be positive.
  • Fall in love with your hobbies, for me it’s the gym so I make it a priority to go. It’s the time where I get to reflect and be a bad ass while lifting.
  • Whatever you do in life, give it your all or don’t bother wasting your time!

Everything in life is a learning experience, we should all be growing and striving for more. Be passionate about what you want in life and just go for it! So on that note, cheers to summer and to becoming a better person each day!

 

Read about It+ Motivational Tips

Happy Monday babes, hope you all had a great weekend and for those that were in Coachella, I have to say the heat was real!!! I went out there Saturday for some collaborations and man, it was burning hot! I had tons of fun and I’m ready to start my new week strong, stay focused and meet my goals for the week.

Now more than ever I have been all about positive vibes and I’ve learned in order to feel at peace you have to be wise in the energies you allow into your life. I’ve been getting better, it definitely takes practice and it is a process to see your life manifest into the things you want for yourself. My biggest advice is to pay attention to the little things that make you smile, that make you forget your problems and make you love life because those are the energies you should keep around and enhance instead of focusing on the negative.

It’s been almost a year since I’ve graduated from CSUN which means I can read what I want so since then I have been reading books that interest me which consist of poetry, self love, and motivation.  I want to share my top favorite books that have been a game changer in my life, I will link them down below and I truly recommend you to read these.

  1. The 5 Love Languages
  2. Love Her Wild
  3. How To Win Friends and Influence People
  4. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  5. Why Men Love Bitches

Always remember to smile, be carefree and focus on what makes you happy!


Who’s ready for light layers and some fun under the sun?! I know I am and I’m loving my new top via SheIn, I love working with them because they have awesome prices and tons of cute items that are always in season. If you are all about saving that money, please check them out. I must say that bell sleeve tops are a great statement piece and this one comes in a cropped style which is my FAVORITE. I will definitely be wearing this multiple times over the spring and for those late summer nights, not to mention it’s only $9!!!! I linked the top down below to purchase. Enjoy!

Link to shop:

https://bit.ly/2HprmLc

Always,

Genesis A.

Feel Good+ Live Your Best Life 2018

Happy Wednesday babes, we’ve all heard the saying YOLO, living my best life or new year new me, the list can go on and on BUT have you been putting all of this into practice?!

As cliché as it may sound, we do only live once and we should all be living our best life. Life is so short and if you really think about your “big” problems, they really aren’t big at all. There’s so much more to life than feeling negative, sure not everything is perfect but when practicing a positive mindset it can slowly change things around in your life. I have been getting way better at brushing things off and not letting it affect me because at the end of the day I get to choose my happiness. Like Jay-Z said “dirt off your shoulders” and that’s how it should truly be.

It’s been a crazy whirlwind this past year for me, I will be turning 28 soon and all I want and will accept are the good vibes! I have a deep love for music and all genres because it turns my mood around and it’s always there to make me feel good and like I can conquer all things in life. Never allow someone else’s bad vibe come into conflict with your good attitude and I’ve learned that over time. Surround yourself with people that make you happy but most importantly, be happy with yourself. I’ve made some awesome new friends and I have developed great connections that have changed my life this last year which have helped me to be the best version of myself and just enjoy the little things in life!

You don’t meet people by accident and stuff doesn’t happen by coincidence so always pay attention to those signs. I’m a strong believer in that all things happen for a reason even if it doesn’t make sense to us in that moment. Live life and go with the flow and you’ll see that things always fall into place how they’re supposed to! When things are meant to be, they will always be there for you.

I’m going to share some of my favorite songs that always get me in a good mood and have good lyrics as well so definitely check them out because they always help me out to be the bad ass bitch that I am! I stand strong knowing I have a great attitude and I know what I bring to the table so I am here to tell you babes that you are a queen too!!! I have linked my top 5 songs, I hope these songs can speak to you in the way have for me time and time again. xoxo

  1. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  2. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
  3. Hailee Steinfeld – Capital Letters
  4. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself
  5. Bebe Rexha – Meant to be feat. Florida Georgia Line

Remember to smile and just LIVE your best life.

Wearing @lolashoetique in all of my photos, shop their website for some hot looks this spring and summer!

Always,

Genesis

CSUN Grad 2017

Guys I finally made it!!! I am graduating with my B.A in Sociology. This has been a long but well earned journey not only for myself but for my family as well and making them proud. I remember when I transferred to CSUN two years ago feeling butterflies in my stomach and not knowing what to expect. Now I’m here, with a degree and starting a new chapter in my life.

I am very excited for all new things to come, the possibilities are endless and I am also proud of myself for pushing through and never giving up. I’ve thought about this moment since I was a young girl and thinking of who I wanted to be in life. I have learned that it’s okay not to have all of the answers at once but the determination is what counts. I have never given up and I have to thank my family for that because they have always taught me continue pushing no matter what obstacles come my way.

My experience at CSUN will be something that I will carry on with me for the rest of my life and to all my peers and professors, thank you! Each class has been able to let me see the world in a whole new way. Everything I did has been worth it and as many may know, it takes long nights, little sleep and tons of stress to get the job done. I want to say to anyone out there going to school, keep pushing and remind yourself of your goals and dreams!

Dream BIG!

So cheers to the class of 2017 and making the change we want to see in the world.

Always,

Genesis Aguilar

Photography by: photobylesnolie/