Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eat, Beach, Sleep

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Workout Wednesday - BBG Progress & Tips to Stay Motivated


I've gotten some questions about how to stay motivated with the BBG workout, and I wanted to talk about my experience with the program so far and staying motivated. For those who aren't familiar the BBG (Beach Body Guides) workout is a fitness routine created by Australian trainer Kayla Itsines, and is designed to create that coveted beach body. To read more about the app, click here for a previous post I did. 

Week 10 Progress & Thoughts

I technically should be on week 13, but a little thing called life gets in the way making you repeat week 9 3x. Doing this program regularly has been one of the hardest programs that I have ever done, and every week I DREAD leg day. How do I feel? Great!!!! When I first started this program I thought that it was going to make my legs bulkier especially my calves. I naturally have very muscular calves (actually self conscious about them), and was dreading them getting bigger. DREADING!!!! After doing the program for a few weeks I noticed that I was completely wrong. The shape of my legs have actually changed for the better. 

When I first started the program I noticed that there were weeks when jumping was involved. Jessica doesn't jump....at ALL!!! The reason for my adversity for jumping is this. Since I am a runner it's high impact for my body, and I like to couple my running with low impact strength training (that's why I love Pure Barre). Also another reason why I don't jump is because when I do my right calf will throb for days. Why? Good question.... should probably go to the dr about that one. Going from week 0-week 7 I did no jumping, and just modified moves. After week 7 I decided that I wanted to do the routine all out, and to see how it goes. My calve throbbed for the first little bit, but now I am a jumping machine!

I have definitely noticed a change in my body, and a change in how my muscles are shaped. My changes are small because I am already in good shape, but I definitely see a change. I can't wait to show you my progress pictures one day. 

Tips on Staying Motivated With the Program

  • Take Pictures - Taking a picture at the end of every week will seriously help you to stay motivated. You will start seeing changes in your body, and that alone is progress to keep going. 
  • Do Leg Day on Mondays - Leg day to me is the hardest workout of the week, and I personally dread it. If you knock it out the first day of the week then the rest of the week is easier to get through. 
  • Do you workout at the same time - By doing your workout at the same time everyday then it's easier to plan it into your schedule. 
  • Grab a Friend - If you can make your workout a social thing then it will be way more enjoyable, and holds you accountable to another person.
  • It's ok to repeat weeks - Life gets in the way, and sometimes you can't complete a week. Instead of feeling defeated just repeat the week until you are able to complete it. Since I was so busy with moving to Dallas I had to repeat week 9 3x.  
  • Stalk Hashtags - As I was writing this I asked a friend about what motivated her to keep with the program, and she mentioned stalking hashtags. "If I wasn't ever in the mood or was having an off day I'd legit go to the hashtags #bbgprogress #bbgtransformation."
  • Giving yourself Time - BBG isn't a quick fix it's a lifestyle. Everyone's bodies are different, and everyone's progress will show up differently throughout the weeks. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Peplum

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Shein c/o / Jeans: Rag and Bone / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Shoes: Sam Edelman (old similar here, here, and love this style here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Aussie Rose
If you haven't noticed a trend for the past couple posts ( minus them being late lol), I'm in a pink phase. As I was scrolling through my bloglovin feed the other day I noticed an unintentional pink theme happening on J Petite. Few weeks ago I got in an order from Shein, and this blouse was apart of that shipment. I just love shopping with Shein because I can find trendy pieces that are inexpensive so that when the trend has past I won't be mad at myself for spending $$$ on something that I wore twice. 

Peplum popped it's was into the fashion scene a couple seasons ago, and I am so happy that the trend is going strong. I absolutely love this peplum blouse from shein because it dresses up a pair of jeans for a fun date night. 

Meet My Cohost
Katie from Mr and Mrs Smith Blog is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I met Katie back in Arizona where we both taught Pure Barre at the same studio. This girl honestly does it at! She is a blogger, nurse, mom, wife, and sentence distributor. Honestly I don't know how she does it. Make sure you check out this darling blogger today, and check out her mommy and me post with Kira Grace. I may or may not have taken those pictures ;)

Featured Bloggers of the Week
I am absolutely OBSESSED with how Shopping My Closet rocked the scarf trend last week. Adding a scarf as an accessory to your bag gives that fun pop of color to any outfit!

Need I say more to how adorable Elegance in Mommyhood looks with her neck scarf?!!! Swoon


Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.
I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature my hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Summer Dresses."
Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date

Monday, June 19, 2017

Welcome to Dallas

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Amanda Uprichard ( here, here, here) c/o / Necklace: Baublebar c/o / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Shoes: Kate Spade (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Aussie Rose
Hey there...it's Jess! I promise I'm still alive!

Sorry for being MIA you guys, but we FINALLY MOVED! 
Ya'll..... we are texans!

We officially moved into our new place after an 18 hour drive from Phoenix to Dallas on Friday! I can't even tell you how grumpy I was for the drive. 

On Thursday night we went up to Sedona for one of my AZ bestie wedding, and it was a bittersweet moment. I was so excited to see my friend walk down the isle, but there was so many people at the wedding that I had to say my goodbyes to. I have recently learned that I am not one for goodbyes, and I become a slobbering-hot-mess-jess. The past couple weeks have been hell for that reason alone, and watching our friends move their separate ways breaks my heart a little more each time. After I said my goodbyes at the wedding I just cried and cried as we drove the 2 hours back to Phoenix. So many people there have become my good friends, and have helped me accomplish so many amazing things with my blog. Thank you thank to Brenda, Ashley, Ryann, Pearl, Pooja, and Vanessa for being apart of my blog, and being my friend!

When we woke up on Friday morning we got to packing up the last bit into our Honda. Todd should of been a Tetris champion with the skills he has for packing up a tiny car. We then drove over to our friends place where we went to say goodbye. Todd and I were visiting way longer than we should of, but it was putting off the inevitable. Saying goodbye. As we go in for the hugs I automatically go into ugly crying mode. Our dental friends have literally been our support system for the last 4 years, and friendships like that are never easy to see go. We love you and miss you guys Aubry, Justin, Val, Shawn, Rach, Brian, Britt, and Chris!

We get back to our apartment around 3 p.m. where we do the final cleaning, and give back our apartment keys. Since Todd is not the type to move fast, we didn't officially hit the road until 5 p.m. Since I am such an early riser I couldn't believe that we were going to drive the whole distance in 105+ degree weather. SHOOT ME!!! Todd was a champ, and drove us the whole way without any sleep. We got to our new place on Saturday at 3 p.m., and we both were DEAD tired to say the least. 

We are finally at our new home, and I can't wait for our pods to get here to fill our empty apartment. I'm excited for this new adventure, and can't wait to see what Dallas holds for us!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Summer Scarves

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Boohoo (only $20 and comes in tons of colors - runs small which is good for me - wearing a 0) / Jacket: Paige (J Brand similar here) / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Scarf: Target (old similar here, and loving this here) / Shoes: Marc Fischer / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Roseberry
While my house is being emptied by my husband I slipped away for some time to blog real quick for this weeks linkup. With move day being three days away I find myself scrambling to get all my work done before we hit the road. Wish me good luck for sleeping on a air mattress and eating subway for three days since our whole life is packed away in pods. Like I said all week is going to be kind of short with my posting. Even though this post is going to be short I can't wait to see what summer scarf inspiration you have for me!!


Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.
I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature my hashtag.


Next weeks theme will be "Peplum."
Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date

Monday, June 12, 2017

Moving Week Is Here


Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Zara / Shorts: Blanknyc / Necklace: Baublebar Sugarfix c/o / Hat: F21 (old similar here) / Bag: Gift (similar here) / Bracelet: Baublebar c/o / Shoes: Marc Fischer / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Fire N Ice
This is it you guys! 
Moving week is here!
My posts are going to be short this week since we are still loading up our pods, but I will keep posting on my normal schedule. See you guys tomorrow for the weekly linkup
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Mesh Florals

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Boohoo (sold out but similar here) / Jeans: Rag and Bone / Watch: Michael Kors / Choker: Baublebar c/o / Shoes: Kate Spade (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Roseberry
Today is going to be short since the day is going to be full of packing our apartment up. Now... cue the tears :( See you guys on Monday
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Crop Tops and High Waists

1/2/3/4/5 - Caramel Apple (have in stock!) /6/7/8/9

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