Photo Diary: Dominican Republic


Okay, so I know I’ve been gone for much of December, buuuuut because I went to the Dominican Republic for a little over 2 weeks. There’s SO MUCH to say and write about this trip that it will be impossible to end . First things first is, Dominican Republic is a beautiful place … delicious food, vibrant houses, good music and joyful people well most of the time ha. Not to mention the architecture, the land itself, is all so beautiful. I usually go every year or two and usually go during the summer but this time I went during the cooler time of the year which made a huge difference. The temp wasn’t overwhelming the first couple a days with nice breezes as you sit and rock yourself in the rocking chair, I think going during the winter is a big plus.

Started the trip in the Capital, then took off to Nizao where my family stays, Bani the next day then back to Nizao. Then, La Romana, Higuey, then back to Nizao then Saona Island then back to Nizao. The photos are in order from when I landed to the very last day of my trip which was yesterday. Not too mention I took my camera everywhere and have about over a 1,000 photos not to forget photos on my phone which adds about 500 + more. But I’ll obviously wont post them all because that’ll be overwhelming for people to continuously scroll down. So i’ll try key word TRY to narrow it down to as little as possible. There was so much good food, good people, good music, and just endless new adventures along the trip.  It was definitely a great way to spend my winter break there, not to mention weird being home. I hope you enjoy the photos, that I wish I can show all. Happy New Year!
Happy 2015


Don’t Step On A Scale !


Don't Step On A Scale !

So this is a picture I keep on my phone and look at daily and see how far I’ve come …

The first picture is from February I believe before starting “Insanity” a crazy workout video created by Shaun T, it’s pretty insane hence the name Insanity. But the first picture is me working out every other day and by work out I mean (doing little sit-ups before going to bed) eating practically whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted. Most importantly NEVER and I repeat NEVER drinking water seriously. I drank nothing but juice, I would drink it every hour to be exact (not even being sarcastic.) Then, I would wonder why am I not getting abs?! or slimming down?! because that’s all I wanted. So it’s safe to say I was not happy with my body at all.

So by March I officially started to take things serious. The second picture is me during the summer after finishing Insanity then doing T25. NO GYM. My eating habits completely changed eating clean ever since, water daily and working out everyday minus Sundays which is the day I stretch. It’s crazy to me the inches I’ve lost by eating clean and working out. It’s true abs are made in the kitchen. Been drinking water every hour and eat 4 to 5 meals a day every three hours.

By the picture you can see inches lost and definition, believe it or not I still weight the same. scales aren’t good at all !! Try avoiding scales, I would always get discouraged every week or so when I stepped on and see I wouldn’t lose nothing. Late on I ditched the scale it did nothing for me. Remember eat clean and exercise it becomes apart of your everyday routine is you put your mind to it. It can be done.

xoxo ….Estivali ❤