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hello. welcome to my blog. im new to this so bare with me. i am 16 years old and live in good ole orem, utah. i have this crazy mindset that i am going to change the world and so im going to do my best to achieve just that. life is too short to live with regrets so give it all you've got and take chances and don't you ever look back.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

{ i survived the cleanse }

today is my first day being done with my 6 day cleanse that I have been doing for the past week. I am so glad to be done. it was so hard but I am so proud of myself for sticking to it and not giving up. I am happy to say that this cleanse was very successful and I am 12.7 pounds lighter then I was before. I know that entering this new chapter after cleansing my body is going to be tough and I am going to have to work extra hard to keep the weight off and to continue to loose and better my lifestyle. 
throughout the cleanse I noticed something’s about myself that may have kept me from losing weight and becoming healthy in the past.
  • I have no will power 
meaning that if I start a diet and that night my family goes out to eat and I choose to go with them and just tell myself that I will be good and not give into anything. dinner starts and there's some delicious bread sitting in the middle of the table. yum. what is my head and stomach saying? just take a bite or only have one piece it won't hurt. you're hungry come on now. and then I would just give in.
at the start of this week I told myself that was something that I was going to have to work on and be extra careful about. one night this week I decided that I would make some cupcakes and deliver them to some friends. I realized that this would be the perfect opportunity for me to test myself and to test my will power. well I made the cupcakes and frosted them with my most favorite icing and didn't even lick my fingers. I was SO proud of myself you have no idea. this is just the start. temptations are everywhere people. I mean who wouldn't want to eat some carrots and broccoli instead of a cupcake?

  • I can do anything I set my mind to
simple as that. your body isn't giving out on you. it's your mind telling you that. I pushed through and so can you. 

  • healthy way isn't the funnest but it's what is best :)
lots of times it is so much more convenient to just drive through some fast food place and grab something to eat instead of going home and preparing a healthy meal that will take longer. believe me. haha. it is what is best though. my body will thank me 60 years from now. new goal? no more fast food. or jamba juice. jamba is my weakness. it’s so yummy. but why waste your money on that when you could make a fresh green smoothie at home? ;)


the cleanse was awesome and I am already starting to feel better and I can feel my body getting stronger. my jeans are even getting looser ;) that's one of the greatest feelings i tell ya. 
i promise not to be the annoying girl that blogs every single day about my journey though. i am just super excited!!! i believed in myself and you can believe in yourself!

happy sunday darlings 

xoxo

hailey mckell 

Friday, April 12, 2013

here's to the future :)


for quite some time now I've told myself that I want to get in shape and that I want to feel healthy and confident with and in my body. i tried eating healthy and doing cleanses and all of that. I then tried working out. I would work my butt off at the gym and then go home and eat some non healthy meal. what I didn't understand was that in order to become healthy you had to EAT healthy and EXERCISE daily if you want to see results. you can't do just one of these things and expect to just see changes and also feel them, you have to do both of them... they're a package deal...
at age 16 and a sophomore in high school it's hard. it's hard because confidence is so vital at this time in a teen’s life. I've never ever been confident with my body. I've been confident with myself just never with the way I look. every now and then i would read a magazine and see a supermodel on the front cover and think to myself... I wish I looked like her. But now that I've thoroughly thought through this and thought about it over time... I would never wish that. I don't want to be a size 0 and have the biggest boobs and behind ever and have a six pack spray tanned on my body just for a photo shoot. I don't want to have to starve myself to look a certain way just to please other people. It's not right and quite frankly it isn't reality. well not my reality anyway.
I will never look like that and you know what, that's perfectly okay with me! If I am going to change the way I look it’s because I want to feel better. If I want to lose weight and develop healthier eating habits it's going to be for me. not for anyone else or even anything else it's simply for me. you will come across situations and people in your life who will expect you to look a certain way. well at least I have!! it's just the little comments that will stick out and really hurt your feelings. comments about weight comments about height comments about acne, it could honestly be anything about your physical appearance and do you know what you... as long as you feel happy with yourself and like what you look like and how you feel that's all that matters. :) I am so done with trying to please people in hopes that now they will accept me because I have lost weight or have done something different with my hair. It's about how YOU feel and no one else.
I am so glad that I have learned this because this next chapter that I am going to take, I am going to need every part I what I learned. I am still learning and probably will be until the day I die. but I'm only okay with this because I made the choice to do this for ME.
I decided that I am going to embark on the journey to make myself happy and also healthy. I know that along the way I will come across challenges and hardships and also a lot of frustrations. But that's okay. I want to go through all of them to make me a better person. I'm so excited. I'm nervous and I know that there will be things that I fail at but over time I will better.
It really is a lifestyle change. It's not just going to change overnight it's going to take time for you to adapt to it and also to learn. for example, last night I went to a baseball game with my entire family. my mom had bought my friends and I a chicken tender meal with French fries. It smelt so yummy and looked so juicy and delicious. I didn't have a bite although my stomach was telling me to and then my head was telling myself that I shouldn't. I'm learning. And it's going to take time until I don't even have to think about the food that's yummy to me now because I'm changing my lifestyle and I couldn't be more excited about it! Here's to the future and a healthier and happier hailey :)

have a fabulous friday night lovelies

xoxo,

hailey mckell