I know, I know, I’m getting all holiday-ie on you guys.
And between the winter wonderland background & Michael’s overly Christmas sweater in the above Insta, it’s sure making me want to decorate the house like Whoville x a million.
Anyway, here’s another post on ask me anything.
You guys asked, I ( try ) to answer : ).
1.} Reina asked:
What’s your favorite thing about Michael? You guys are so cute!
Thank you ( insert Emoji with hearts in its eye )! My favorite thing: he has a strong sense of integrity.
A big plus: he gets my perverted humor…also, his biceps.
2.} Zo asked:
Hey hey, got any tips on saying no to food/ someone’s cooking without offending them? I find it so hard to say no to people because I’m scared they’ll think I’m being rude! Especially when they’ve gone to a lot of effort. Thanksss : ).
I’m a big believer in nonchalantly saying “thanks but no thanks.” You can read my whole theory on not eating like shit because your friends eat like shit here. Just like people have different beliefs, people have different eating habits. My friends think I’m a psycho but when I go to a dinner party, I come prepared. I’ll bring my favorite appetizer or a Suja just in case. Also, I’m not too shy ( shocker! ) so I’ll insist my girlfriend’s make a meat-free spaghetti or a kale salad #notsorry.
But if you’re weird about blatantly saying no, then just say you’re full. No one can argue with that, I mean, right? If they do argue, tell them their hair looks amazing & “OMFG can they teach you their hair tips?”
Ya, avoidance at its finest.
3.} Megan asked:
I was wondering how your organize/store your jewelry? Do you recommend a cute organizer or have an ideas??
I LOVE organization. I mean, my car truck is organized, my shower, my drawers, underneath my bed…psycho much?
I also just bought this teal unicorn ring holder…obsessed. xx.
4.} LC asked:
Hey Lauryn! What do you do on days when you just can’t seem to pull yourself out of a slump? On days when you’re feeling down, depressed, or unmotivated, how do you snap out of that unhealthy mindset and back into the land of positivity and productivity? Days when I’m feeling down it’s just so hard to get going… any tips or tricks? Love you girl <3.
Hi! I’ve had my slumpy-lay-on-my-ass-Eeyore-from-Winnie-the-Pooh-kinda days…trust me!
But I’ve learned the way to fix a shitty day ( for me ) is to sweat.
If I sweat, I instantly feel better. Whether it’s a hike, lifting weights, going for run— what-the F-ever, it makes a bad day feel a little bit better.
Other mood-lifters: Pixy, a good book, blogging, baking, spooning, green juice, &/or bitching to my friends. I also try to separate logic from my emotions.
Overall: Working out= good vibes. Sitting in bed= nasty-ass vibes.
Next time you’re feeling low, tell yourself to workout for an hour & then go from there.
5.} Laura asked:
Hey Lauryn, I miss when your blog focused more on different types of workouts- I want specifics girl! What size weights do you use? Free weights, bar, etc…
Hi Laura! My blog has transformed into more of a lifestyle blog. Overall The Skinny Confidential is a lifestyle. Think balance—- how to balance fitness, diet, relationships, health, fashion, beauty, & life in general.
BUT! On that note, I will def add more fitness posts.
For weights: I LOVE weights. I lift heavy weights once a week & lighter weight ( w/ a lot of isometrics ) twice a week. I also use free weights, Kettlebells, weight machines, & the Reformer. All my favorite exercises will be found in TSConf book too.
Basically, I mix it up as much as possible with fitness. I’m not attached to one exercise. I love em’ all.
** If you guys have any more questions ask them below : ).