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:


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


I’m changing up my posting schedule for the next few weeks. I want to start back creating lookbooks for not only women but men too. I can’t leave them out. Plus I love creating lookbooks too! 

Here’s the new schedule:

Mondays: #lookbookmonday

Wednesday: #wwydwednesday

#favFridays is changed to #MonthlyFavorites and #MonthlyReviews. I’ve calmed down on my new purchases since I started my savings planner. When I try new products I’ll post it monthly. 

Also subscribe to my YouTube channel because I’ll have discussions on what I’ve posted weekly. 

I hope you like the new changes! Talk to you soon.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydWednesday: Be realistic

A great way to set go goal is create a realistic timeline. My goal right now is saving money. I want to see commas in a bank account, I want to travel, and I want money set aside for every emergency that might happen. The only way I can do that is cut out some spending habits on purchases I can live without. I have to sit down a write out what are for bills, what is for play, and what is for my savings. To make a goal you have to see it in writing like a contract to yourself. Your goal could be week to week, month to month or year to year but what ever you set your goal to make it realistic. You don’t want your deadline to come up and you’re no where near your goal. 

My challenge to you is to set a goal. It could be to save money like myself or plans to go back to school, get on the deans list, or even travel to your favorite country. After you set your goal stick to your goal. I don’t want to hear any if ands or buts about it. 

Comment below on some goals you set for yourself. Advice you want to share and also share some fail attempts. I want to hear it all. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What’s New!

I’ve decided to create a set schedule for you all. Giving you all something to look forward to. 

My schedule will be:

#ootdMonday (what a great way to start a week in style)

#wwydWednesdays (What Would You Do. consists of motivation, quotes, and whatever will help you reach your goals faster)

#FavFriday (I will share my favorite items which may include beauty, clothes, apps, etc) 

These topics are set for those days but I will post about other topics in between too. Keep checking out my blog and if you haven’t subscribe yet click FOLLOW up above or scroll down below and add your email so my posts can be emailed to you. 

Also follow me on Instagram : @aspire_oneself 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee