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Hey Aspirers guess who received the lingerie line by Rihanna! I did! With all the hype of this new line I had to get my hands on it because I love anything by Rihanna. Who doesn’t love Rihanna?! I decided to not only make one review video but TWO! In the videos you’ll find out the quality of products, how everything fit me, and is it worth your money. Check out the videos and let me know what you think.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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Recap of the Southern Women’s Show – Raleigh, NC

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2018 New Year, New Body

Hi Aspirers there is one thing I’m tired of and that is my weight. Guess what it’s time for a change! Yup I said it a change! When I was in college I lost about 40lbs but over time I’ve gain half of the weight back and I’m not loving it. I still fit in the same size because my weight gain was evently spread out. You know what it’s hard to lose it again. I would exercise and then stop for awhile, then start again and stop for awhile. It felt like a never ending cycle. Recently I figured out why, I was bored. I get bored so easily doing the same workouts. So I decided to create a random workout plan and hopefully it’ll challenge me to continue working out. I chose this workout method for it to be fun and random everyday that I worked out so I won’t get bored. Each time I pick a popsicle stick I won’t know the difficulty level until it’s picked. I’ll be pushing myself daily.

I’m sharing this with you all because I want you to hold me accountable and I would love for you to join in as well. Continue reading and find out my plan for a new body!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions:

1. Label all your ziplock bags. Label one bag REP or SETS, second bag EXERCISE, and the third bag TIME FRAME (how many seconds, minutes, or times). The markers I bought to write in the bag wasn’t working on the bags so I used paper and taped the labels on like so.

2. After you label your bags it’s time to label your popsicle sticks. For the REP or SETS popsicles I put 2, 3, 4, and 5 reps. You’ll know how many times you’ll have to repeat that one exercise.

3. For the EXERCISE sticks I put random exercises and something fun I decided to add (can you spot it lol). I’m planning on adding more don’t worry. Some of the other exercises that aren’t shown: knee crunches, planks, arm circles, flutter kicks, etc.

5. For the last bag TIME FRAME I wrote multiples of 5s and I wrote up to 50. The reason why I was specific on the time length because it’s based on how long you were planning to workout. Say if you chose to workout for an hour and you randomly selected sit-ups and 50. You then can decide if you want to do sit-ups for 50 seconds, 50 times, or 50 minutes of sit-ups. If you want a good variety of your workout doing the same thing might not be the best thing.

After you labeled your bags and your popsicle sticks it’s time to workout!

My plan is to workout 2-3 days a week for an hour. Once my strength builds up I want to add more difficult exercises so I can continue to progress. If you are trying this method you could create ziplock bags with warm up and cool down options. Make this method your own. I don’t have a personal trainer so I have to do something that’ll work.

Stay tune for updates on my progress and I’m planning on showing you a snippet of my workout. If you decide to do this method or something similar comment down below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What do I miss most? 

Hi Aspirers! 

I’m the youngest of my siblings. My sister is 15 years older and my brother is 12 years older than me. So once I turned 6 I was the only child in the house and anything before than I can’t really remember. To answer the question of what I miss most is getting a chance to know how Christmas would of been before my siblings moved out. 

I grew up as an only child basically but my siblings did as much as they could but the bond between close age siblings to far in age siblings are different. I don’t regret my memories because those are my memories to remember the great times but sometimes I do wonder how was it before I became the “only child”. 

What do you miss from the holidays? Comment down below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What does Christmas mean to me now?

Hi Aspirers!

As life change so does the holidays. When we get older we start viewing things differently such as Christmas. Thinking back as a child, all I thought about was gifts, gifts, and more gifts. Now I see as a day off of work and feasting. I forget about gifts and think only about rest and holiday dinner. When you’ve been stressed all year long and Christmas is a guaranteed day off, that’s something to look forward to. Family and blessings are what I think about everyday of the year so I don’t dedicate Christmas day just for that. I dedicated that day for me. Giving me time to rest and receiving hours of sleep.

When ever that day comes when I have children of my own then the meaning of Christmas will change once again because my view will change. I believe what we are currently going through will not only effect our daily life but our views on holidays too.

What does the holidays mean to you now? Comment below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Ha-Ha for the holidays

Hi Aspirers!

Tis the season to share and I wanted to share with you a ha-ha moment in my life for the holidays. When I was younger and my sister came in to town for the holidays. I had to be younger that 10. She was in her early 20s. She brought in one of her friends to town from college and we were at the dinner table. For some reason it was either her or I brought up her past boyfriends. All of a sudden I started rambling all the boys she had dated at the table. Her face was in shock because she had no clue how I would of remembered all those names. It was really embarrassing to her because it was at the dinner table. LOL

Do any of you have any ha-ha moments for the holidays? Comment below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Who said blogging isn’t hard work? 

Most people probably have no idea what bloggers have to do to run a blog and keep the their readers interested. Today I sat down and wrote out all the social media sites and network platforms I am a part of and I realized that’s why I get overwhelmed sometimes. 

Here is all of my social media and blog networks: 

  • WordPress (DUH)
  • Facebook 
  • Twitter 
  • Instagram (personal @_cocorenee)  
  • Instagram (@aspire_oneself)
  • Bloglovin
  • Tumblr

Networks

  • TriFabb
  • BLMgirls
  • EtailPR 

Once my laptop gets fix AGAIN I want to start back on my YouTube channel for my blog. You know what’s crazy this isn’t all the sites bloggers use. 

Bloggers and Vloggers aren’t lying when we say it takes hard, long hours over time before we see success. Before you decided to become a blogger or vlogger make sure it’s something you are really interested about it not for the hype. Behind a great blog/vlog is a writer, copywriter, PR, marketer, publicist, content creator, director, photographer, videographer, etc. When starting out all those roles are run by The blog creator. 

Aspire Oneself blog started out as a hobby that turned into a lot of hard work but I love it! I self taught myself how to do so many things and I wouldn’t have learned it if I didn’t start Aspire Oneself blog. 

I hope you continue reading my blog because there is A LOT coming for #aspireoneself2016 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Also, fellow bloggers/Vloggers let me know what social media apps and networks you are a part of. Comment below or send me a message here