My workouts and motivation

My workouts and motivation

Hello friends! Happy Valentines Day! Hope you all are well! We are doing good over here. So who still goes all out for Valentines day?! We don’t I will cook us a nice dinner and will just relax at home. But we do need to squeeze in a date night soon.

So today I wanted to talk about my workouts and what has been motivating me. I made a promise since last year that I would continue to be healthy and take care of my body. My biggest motivation is my kids. I want to be healthy for them, But also show them to be healthy for themselves. Since adding workouts and just being more aware of what I eat has really helped with my daily activities and my health. I turn 40 this year and I want to feel strong. Turning 40 isn’t scary to me, I’m proud. I also want to feel great and that motivates me to keep going.

My favorite workout is dancing. I love it so much and it actually works out your entire body with having fun. I would love to find a dance class to take a couple of times a month. But in the meantime I workout to the fitness Marshall on youtube. His videos are short and fun. Not to mention great songs. I workout to these videos 3 times a week. I put 25 minutes on my app and I get my cardio in. I do about 5 videos in a  row. I love it and you feel the burn.

My newest workout is the Sweat app. This has been so good. I started off by taking on a 12 week challenge and I’m on week 5. I remember reading by 4 weeks you will see a difference, by week 8 friends and family will and by 12 everyone will notice. Well I can honestly say I see a difference. I’m so happy with my results. I feel stronger. If you aren’t familiar with what it is. It’s also known as BBG, Bikini body guide. It’s pretty popular out there on social media and let me tell you it works. What I love about this app is that you have different categories I’m on beginners. You can work out anywhere using this app. I’m giving a short look into this app over on my instagram if you want to take a look. The exercises are not easy at first even the beginners, But 4 weeks in almost 5 I’ve seen so much improvement. I can actually get the burpees done, LOL! Those were killers to me. I still haven’t lost lbs on the scale but inches for sure. My clothes are fitting me better or even bigger. So that’s a good sign. I gave up last year on the scale. I go by more on how I feel. My legs have never been this strong in my life. I was called chicken legs in grade school, LOL! But now I have muscle! I really recommend this App if you are looking for a good workout with convenience.

Well ladies that’s my motivation to good health. Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Chit Chat with Lisa vol 1

Chit Chat with Lisa vol 1

Hello Ladies! So who in LA is a little tired of this rain?! Ok I know we need it but so many day’s just gets depressing. I think it’s going to start clearing up and Now I get to take some photos for some new content, LOL!

I wanted to start a Chit Chat post. I tried it last year and I liked just catching up and writing about what’s new in my life. So with that here’s the 1st one for 2019.

I’ve been pretty good.  Still going strong with my workouts. I will give a better update on the app I’m using next post. January is always one of those months that you feel obligated to have all this energy and drive to be the best you can. But honestly after all the holidays back to back and the end of the year madness. January is the most tired for me. I’m honestly finally recharged. I’m feeling more creative and I really want to push myself on the blog to step out of my comfort zone. Blogging isn’t easy, but I love it so much. So I continue. One day I will feel accomplished with my Blog!

Family life has been great. You know same mom stuff that goes on everyday. My older son just had his 15th birthday and that was fun. I swear ladies it goes fast. I remember just going back to work crying because I had to leave my little brand new baby. And now he’s this young adult that is just the sweetest son. We celebrated with his closest buddy’s it was really sweet. We had lunch and cake at home and went bowling. It was really cool and highly recommend Highland park bowl. If you are in LA check it out. They do cater to 21 and over more, But kids are allowed before 8pm. The boys had fun and my son was happy. We ordered his cake from my fav with a pinch of love and cake topper from my fav Auntieapple. Check them both out if you are in the LA area.

Having a teenager is not easy. I have moments where I feel like I’m failing. But we move forward and I realize it’s him growing up. The best advice I’ve been given to deal with teenagers is, talk to them like adults. They don’t want to be talked down to. They comprehend what we do and they need to be talked to like we would like to be talked to. I really try to keep that in my mind when I’m having a discussion with my teenager. And it has helped us. I’m lucky I have a good kid. I’m still learning. But everyday I definitely appreciate my mom more and more. So if you’re a mom of a teenager don’t feel like you’ve hit a wall. Communicating is the best thing. I don’t force things out of him, I allow him to feel comfortable to talk to me. I was doing the forcing thing and it wasn’t working. So just be aware and if it’s not hurting them, Allow them to come to you. Being confrontational just back fires on parents. It makes them nervous. Just a little advice of what I’ve learned.

Well that’s just a little chit-chat with Lisa! Hope you liked it , Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Valentine’s Day Target finds

Valentine’s Day Target finds

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing? I can’t believe we are done with January. Time is flying! February is always a fun month! We have super bowl, My older sons Birthday and who doesn’t love Valentine’s day! My older son is turning 15 on Saturday, I can’t believe it. He’s getting so big. He’s chill so he wants a chill hang out with his buddies. But if you know me I can’t not do some what of a theme, Lol! Nothing crazy because he will not be happy, but just enough. I’ll share next week what we did! Maybe give others ideas for a teenage boys birthday. So stay tuned!

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Ok so for today I wanted to share some cute items I found over at target and the 99 cent store. I had so much fun looking at all the valentine’s day decor. If you need some treats for kids classes or if you’re having a kids Valentine’s day party head over to 99 cent store. They had tons of cute stuff for kids. from treat boxes, head bands and hanging hearts. Besides Valentine cards, I’ll be making cupcakes for Breakers class. I found a cute treat box and cupcake toppers for only $.99 you can’t beat that.

The hubby and I don’t do Valentines day gifts. It’s just something we don’t do. I’ll give the boys a small treat and I prefer goodies, like cookies or donuts. So we always do something like that. I’ll make a fun dinner and set up the table fun for all of us. I figured until the boys are off doing their own thing, It’s a family affair, lol! So if you’re in the same boat as I am, I have a fun pizza recipe here! I usually make this with heart-shaped pepperoni or if I’m up to it I’ll try to form the dough in a heart! Fun and the boys like it. But as long as the Hubs walks in with donuts!

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I do love to give Breaker’s teachers a fun gift. I mean they are handling our little ones all day. They are the real MVP’s, so I love to give them a treat. This is what I put together for them this year. He has 2 teachers so I did these cute baskets for them. I also shared another idea for a co-worker or just a special gal pal in your life. Most of these items are from Target. Check out the dollar section they have the heart chocolates and the heart-shaped plates. I love how target has these mini prosecco bottles. For the teachers gifts I found everything at Target in the Valentine section. I bought the baskets and oven holders at the 99 cent store. They came 2 in a package for both items. I thought this was fun so they can share with their families.

So ladies run before this stuff sells out! Hope this helped with some Valentine Ideas! Till next post!

XO  Lisa

20 Random facts

20 Random facts

Hello my friends! Hope you all are doing great! I’m doing pretty good! I wanted to do this post for fun and since it’s a new year and I have some awesome new followers. I wanted to share 20 random facts about me! And don’t forget to follow me on instagram I’m posting more simple styles over there! So let’s get started!

  1. Middle child
  2. I have 2 sisters, no brothers
  3. born and raised in LA
  4. Named after Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie
  5. went to catholic school
  6. favorite band ever Depeche Mode
  7. I’ve been watching General Hospital , the soap opera since I was in elementary school. Guilty pleasure.
  8. I love action films over romantic
  9. I love cheese and ice cream but I’m lactose
  10. Favorite fun cocktail Margarita
  11. Favorite bar cocktail rum and coke
  12. I love to dance
  13. Once danced in Vegas for a recital
  14. I’ve had short hair for 10 plus years! I prefer short
  15. I have to have my nails polished always
  16. Got my license at 20, Old!
  17. Love Hot dog on a stick, Favorite mall food.
  18. Prefer jeans over dresses
  19. My foot shrunk after having Breaker from a 6 1/2 to a size 6, weird
  20. Favorite sweet treats Donuts!

      Well that’s 20 random facts! Hope you liked this fun post! Hope you have a great rest      of the week, Till next post!

                 XO  Lisa

Organizing toys

Organizing toys

Hello Beauties! Hope you all are doing well. I’m doing really good. I’m proud that I’m keeping up with all my vision board promises so far. Eating better and working out. I will have a more in-depth Blog post about the sweat app I’m working out with. If you all don’t know what it is follow @sweat on instagram to get a better look at it. Also if you don’t already follow me on instagram give me a follow @stylesencillo and if you click the link on my bio right now the sweat app is only $1, Normally it’s $20. Check it out.

Ok so for today I wanted to share what I did to hide some of my little ones toys! I’m sure all us mamas out there are swimming in new toys from Christmas. Especially if you are like my house. My living room is also the play room, insert eye roll emoji! My house is not big but we love the coziness of it. We also have to live so I try to find ways to keep it nice and tidy. Speaking about keeping things tidy if you want some great organizing tips you have to watch, Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. Let me tell you I’ve never been happier with my drawers! Watch it and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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For toys, Especially when you have to keep them in your living room like I do. Baskets Baskets and more Baskets. You can’t beat these. They look cute and it’s easy for the little ones to get the toys out and easy to teach clean up. I’m big on teaching my kids to pick up after themselves. My older son is 15 and let me  just say you will never see dirty clothes on his floor, I taught him early to always place dirty laundry in his hamper. So same with toys. I purchased these baskets at Home goods, I mean who doesn’t love Home goods. They have so many different ones and at great prices. They look cute in my living room and Breakers happy he has his toys accessible to him. So we all win!

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For the small dresser I purchased this from Ikea and it was just a wood color with ugly knobs. I removed the knobs painted it a color that I wanted as an accent color in my living room. I still haven’t committed to knobs, LOL! But I’m going to look for some soon. This was the best $40 I’ve spent, And that’s the price with dresser and paint. I have some more Toys organized in here as well. I mostly put his hot wheel tracks and train tracks in here. Keeps it so neat and easy for him to get them out himself when he feels like building a city. And looks cute near my couch!

Well that’s how I hide his toys and keep my sanity. And keeps my living room looking nice. Hope you all liked this post and happy organizing!

XO  Lisa

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Hello Ladies! I’m so happy to be back and with this fresh New Year! I can’t believe we are in 2019! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season. We had a very nice one. It’s just crazy how fast it comes and goes. My kids enjoyed it and that’s what I live for.

I wanted to take this first post of 2019 to recap on 2018 and talk about my goals for 2019. Like last year I won’t share personal goals because I feel they should be for my eyes only. But I did want to share a few things I want to work on this year to make me feel accomplished.

So last year was a lot of little goals for my home and myself. And I’m proud to say I was able to cross off a few on my list. I did minor changes to my house, like very minor. A little bit of paint and some new accessories can really make your home feel so different. I’m happy with what we got done and I can’t wait to conquer this years mini home makeovers. Another that was on my list was to get healthy and that I did. I felt good inside and out. I still need more work, which I’ll talk about in a minute. Get a vacation in. That I did. I took my first ever trip away from my hubby and kids. That was great, I was so nervous but so glad I did it. We did more family outings and that was the highlight of my year. I can’t wait to do more!

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My first is Health! I know it’s so cliché and I’m sure sick of new year new me, LOL! So am I. But it’s something that has helped me in 2018. Exercise and just better food choices. I can’t wait to be a little more strict with the eating, but I’m all about moderation. I don’t deprive myself with things I love. Life is too short not to enjoy. Water water water is the key thing and I need to get better. Give yourself 20 minutes a day to move that body! If you keep it up you will eventually crave more. Let’s get it moving together!

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Second is Mind. I think if we have a clouded mind #1 on my list will not work. Health is also in the way we think and who we surround ourselves with. I am not going to let my mind take an ugly turn. I am great , I am good. No one is better than me we are all different in our own unique and beautiful way. Remember what you see on social media is a square of one moment in someone’s life. That most of the time is staged. If a person doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, They aren’t worth having around. Make time for those special friends in your life that make you smile. Take time for yourself. I plan on being more positive in my mind. And live everyday with a smile.

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Third is family. I plan on traveling with them and making new memories and new traditions! Doesn’t have to be a fancy trip just a fun trip with my boys. Family time means so much to me. Taking family hikes, trying new restaurants, Just living our best life.

I wish all of you a Very positive, Healthy and Happy year! With full of great memories! Can’t wait to share another 365 days with all of you! Happy 2019!

XO  Lisa

Family traditions!

Family traditions!

Hello my favorite people! Hope you all are doing well! I’m really trying to get it together for Christmas. It’s going to be my first time hosting Christmas eve with my in-laws at our house. So today I thought it would be fun to talk family traditions.

I love to hear from others on what special traditions they have. Every family is so unique yet we are all the same just enjoying family and tradition.

Growing up it was pretty fun. I have a lot of cousins around my age. So we had tons of fun. We would all get together at my Aunts house and it was just a big fun gathering. Of course as we get older and we all have our kids and new families things change. But one thing we stay close and make time when we can for everyone.

One of the funnest traditions we still do and I try to attend. Is tamale night. With such a big family we’ve always made tamales a few days ahead of Christmas eve. So we get together, and get it done. I remember these nights and will always remember them. We are very lucky to have my Grandparents with us still to share these traditions with us.

Now that I’m a mom I try to make new traditions for my family. I want my boys to remember them and share them with their families one day. One thing we started was the elf on the shelf. Breaker loves it and hates it, LOL! But we enjoy leaving treats or not leaving treats if they are naughty. Another tradition we actually started this year was a Gingerbread house contest. That was fun with my sisters, my mom and the kids. I think we need to step it up for next year! So sister’s I’m ready and already making plans!

Christmas and traditions don’t have to be what we grew up on, I like to change it up a little bit. The one thing I’m hoping for next year is My mom being home. She’s been living up North for 6 years now and has missed Christmas a few times. This year being one. I hate knowing she won’t be here with us. So I will pray that next year she will be back living in LA with us!

What’s your favorite family tradition?! Hope you enjoyed this post! Till next post!

XO Lisa