Yesterday was the last day I had to do anything related to school until next weekend! I am so excited to be on Spring Break. Unfortunately, I’m not going anywhere… I’ll just be hanging out at home. Regardless of going somewhere or not, it’s great to be away from school for a week! I don’t know what I’ll be doing for the week, but as long as I get lots of relaxation in there, it’ll be a great week! I’ve already gone shopping a few times, which it would be shocking if I hadn’t. Today, I went to the gym and tanning bed. The gym is so good for you and then the tanning bed isn’t so good, but tanning beds actually help my eczema go away. Luckily, the winter is almost over anyways so my skin won’t be dry for much longer! I have definitely found my favorite lotion for the tanning bed. Like I have mentioned before, I hate spending money for expensive things when I can find something cheaper that works just as well (or even better).
When I first started going to the tanning bed, I tried several lotion “samples” that they would either be selling or giving away. A few were bronzing, others were tingling/reddening. Well, I never noticed the bronzing ones doing anything spectacular and the tingling/reddening lotions were AWFUL. They did nothing but make me look like a lobster. I have extremely sensitive skin anyways and that is NOT the lotion type to use if you do have sensitive skin. I was looking in Walmart one day and found a tanning lotion made by Ocean Potion. It’s called Ocean Potion Suncare Dark Tanning Xteme Intensifier with Instant Bronzer and it works GREAT. It can also be used outdoors as well as indoors. I first began using it outdoors because I stumbled upon it in the summertime and I don’t usually go to tanning beds in the summer because I love tanning outdoors. This lotion works wonderfully and is really cheap compared to the lotions sold in tanning salons. If you’re looking to save money and still get a great tan in the tanning bed, I’d highly recommend this lotion! By clicking on the picture below, you can view more information about the lotion and even purchase some! It’s AWESOME lotion!
[amazon_image id=”B000EH4TMY” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Ocean Potion Suncare Dark Tanning Xteme Intensifier with Instant Bronzer 8.5 fl oz (251 ml)[/amazon_image]
All I did at the gym today was cardio on an elliptical machine. I’m taking a Body Conditioning course and we recently had to calculate our Target Heart Rate zone and we learned what zone we should be in to burn the most calories from fat. So now when I do cardio, I check my heart rate and make sure I’m within those zones which burn the most calories from fat. I used to not be into working out at all. It was a torturous activity. Now, I love exercising! Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to do so but it is so worth it. After I exercise, I feel like a million bucks! I wouldn’t get through my workout without music, a towel, and a water bottle. Which I’ll share my favorites with you below. You can click on the pictures to get more information!
- I would not be able to get through my workout with my phone! It not only has ALL of my music on it, but I can go through various apps and entertain myself while working out so I don’t get bored. My phone definitely helps pass the time when I’m working out. I actually have the 32 GB but it’s already over half full with music and apps. So, there is definitely enough on there to keep me going.
[amazon_image id=”B0041E16RC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Apple iPhone 4 Black Smartphone 16GB (AT&T)[/amazon_image]
- I don’t have these exact towels, but I think they’re cute. I used to hate taking a towel to the gym but now I realize that I like bringing a hand towel with me to wipe sweat off my face as I am working out. Some gyms have towels but the one I go to doesn’t so I have to make sure to bring my own. I hate feeling sweat dripping off of me as I do my workouts and so a towel eliminates that.
[amazon_image id=”B002OFMXWM” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Pink Hand Towel with Retro Style Swirls, Set of 2[/amazon_image]
- I used to fill up a Victoria’s Secret water bottle and bring it to the gym with me but it is broken now, so I just stick with a bottled water. My favorite is Dasani. I usually have to refill it atleast once while I’m at the gym since Dasani water bottles are not as large as my Victoria’s Secret bottle.
[amazon_image id=”B0005ZVWZC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Dasani Bottled Water, 6-0.5 Liter Bottles (101.4 Fl. Oz. Net)[/amazon_image]
My spring break is probably going to be filled with going to the gym and tanning bed since I’ll be home. I can’t use my gym membership when I am away at school so I try to get my money’s worth when I’m home, and I believe I do. Now I need to go shower since I’m gross from the gym. I’ll try to post something interesting later!