Meet Leorah M.

20s, Colorado

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What do we need to know about you?

I'm a lab technician in a biology lab at a university. I love to read and travel

Morning Routine

I get up between 6am and 6:30am. I get up and feed the cat immediately, then I start packing my lunch for the day and make water for tea. I make tea in a travel mug and put it in the cup holder part of my lunch box. I have a bite breakfast, hopefully with some protein like toast and peanut butter or granola-type cereal. If my partner is moving at a good pace we sit together for breakfast. I feed the fish every other day. I brush my teeth, say goodbye to the cat and the boyfriend and make my 40 minute commute to work, then a few more minutes on a local bus. I read The Skimm  at my desk and check my email and then start my day!

Nightly Routine

We take turns making dinner, but if it's my night the crock pot is sitting patiently and smelling fantastic when I walk in. I feed the cat dinner and open any mail that I picked up on my way in. We usually watch TV or movies or do any chores we need to do, and then I get ready for bed. Brush teeth (with my Quip toothbrush), floss, mouthwash. Use spot treatment and night cream, say goodnight (the boyfriend stays up later than I do) and tuck myself in! The cat and I play "bed-mice" before I go to sleep and he goes back to hang out with the boyfriend until he comes to bed, then he cuddles in with us for the night.

Fitness Routine

I am just switching from a morning elliptical workout to an after-work barre class. The workout then dictates the shower time of day. I workout M-F and take weekends off, unless we go hiking or something. I use the My Fitness Pal app to track food, exercise and weight, but I'm not very good at using it regularly.

Any other daily routines we should know about?

Weekends are my chore routines. I vacuum, take out the recycle, clean the kitchen, change the pillowcases and do laundry on wither Saturday afternoon or Sunday, depending other weekend plans. My best friend and I always say we need to keep to an every-two-weeks schedule of seeing each other, but we rarely manage that often. If I've got a good book and no other plans I spend Saturdays reading.

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When it comes to eating...

Depends on the week. I love the idea of being a clean, mindful eater. But I am addicted to sugar and my partner keeps junk food in the house.

Where do you draw inspiration?

Magazines (Cosmopolitan) and Instagram.

Where can we find you online?

On Instagram @leorahm

 

Meet Kt

60s, Florida

What do we need to know about you?

I'm a mathematician who helps people figure things out.

Morning Routine

I wake up around 5am then it's 10 minutes of oil pulling with coconut oil and tea tree oil followed by a 10 minute meditation. The I do 12 minutes of rebounding along with 20 minutes of yoga. For breakfast, I have a fruit smoothie. Then I shower (with Shea Moisture products), get dressed, and go to work.

Nightly Routine

At night, I teach a class and then I work on my online business. After that I take a walk. Before bed I rinse my mouth with salt and peppermint oil and brush my teeth.

Fitness Routine

I do a variety of fitness routines that include: Yoga, Rebounding, Walking, Cardio, and Qi Chong.

Any other daily routines we should know about?

My cleaning routine involves a hired housekeeper (love her!) and Roomba. Everyday I write a thank you note to someone. I also read 15 minutes a day.

When it comes to eating...

I'm a vegan and Celiac.

Where do you draw inspiration?

I draw inspiration from a medical medium.

 

 

 

Meet Pam

40s, Apex, NC (the PEAK of Good Living)

What do we need to know about you?

I am an easy and outgoing 43 year old wife and mother of 3 handsome boys. I love to act like I'm still in my 20's!! I love people.. I love makeup, Younique makeup, that is. Exercising is not only my physical therapy but mental therapy. I love my family and friends to pieces-- don't mess with them or I will mess with you.

Morning Routine

After waking up 5:45am (no, not everyday) , I like to go ahead and knock out exercise for the day. It's either running with my gal pals or hitting the cheap but good gym we belong to. After that, I hop in the shower. I love using my Nivea body wash in the scent, Orange Blossom... oh my, it makes me happy! I also use Hask Keratin Protein shampoo and conditioner since I just got the Keratin treatment. They both work great-smell good and cheap. I also love the EOS shaving cream in the Lavendar Jasmine... I love, love, love my Younique makeup!!! It's high quality hypoallergenic and paraban free makeup and skin care. As I have gotten older, I need that kind of makeup. It's light on my skin yet has the coverage I need. I also sell it-- that's how much I love it!!! Since getting the keratin treatment, it takes me about 5 mins to dry my hair and I just run a flat iron to it. I need quick and easy.... there is always something going on!! I'm not a huge breakfast person but I do like one cup of International Cafe in French Vanilla to get my morning going. I love watching The Today Show. While cleaning or hopping on the computer, I love to have our Pandora music playing on our Sonos speakers... favorite stations are Zac Brown Band, Today's Hits and Dierks Bentley/Luke Bryan.

Nightly Routine

Nightly routine is having a glass or two of my beloved Spiced Rum and Diet Dr. Pepper (that will be changing though-- read in Approach to Eating). I also work my Younique biz while listening to music. I wash my face with Youniques pore cleanser. I try to remember to exfoliate my face. I put on a thick slathering of Cetaphil lotion all over body and face. Quick tip: since it's non scented, I like to put a few drops of my DoTerra lavender oil. It smells lovely!! I also use Rodan and Fields Lash Boost which is a lash enhancer (it's pretty expensive but it works). Just found out Younique is coming out with one which I'm stoked about. I like to play a little Candy Crush or Facebook in bed before going to sleep. I just uploaded the kindle ebook, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, so I will be reading that tonight!

Fitness Routine

My husband works for Garmin so we are a Garmin gear family. I have the best watch ever!!! It's the Garmin 35. It tracks GPS, calories, heart rate, steps, etc.... I run with my girlfriends every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I love to take Body Pump, Body Combat, and sometimes Zumba at our gym. All their classes follow the Les Mills routine. My goal is to lose some weight and get more toned. I am at my heaviest now that I have ever been. Read in Approach to Eating how I will be changing that. Yes, fitness is crucial but nutrition makes up for 80% of weight loss. I have gotten off track with the eating and drinking.... I'm definitely in summer mode.

When it comes to eating...

I am starting something tomorrow!! It's called, Take Shape for Life. It's a Medifast program and it is REALLY expensive and strict! I will have a healthy eating coach who happens to be a friend and neighbor. Basically, I eat their pre- portioned packages of food 5 times a day and then I prepare a lean and green meal. No alcohol, no extra sugars, nothing except this for an entire month. I'm not even supposed to do vigorous exercise. I'm super nervous but I hear that I won't get hungry. For more info, go to the Take Shape for Life website.

Where do you draw inspiration?

For mom giggles, I love the blog, Tales of an Educated Debutante. For makeup, I love to visit many Younique "sisters" FB pages.

Where can we find you online?

You can find me most days providing live makeup tutorials on my Facebook page where I share tips and tricks on how to use Younique products.

 

 

Meet Amanda Morgan

20s, Texas

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What do we need to know about you?

I am a 29 year old woman figuring out my way through life! I moved to California after college, which was a huge leap of faith, but it taught me so much about myself. I learned to be strong, confident, and embrace all of the little things in life. I am back home in Texas now, but I carry all of those lessons with me. I would describe myself as a homebody that enjoys trying new things. I like to be home with my family but I also really like venturing out and trying new restaurants, parks, wineries, etc. I have a "Dallas Bucket List" that I am slowly but surely crossing off! 
I work full-time as an Operations Analyst so a big part of my daily routine is working on projects and doing various analyses. During the weekends I enjoy looking up and trying new recipes and I am always on the hunt for a good deal on various items for our house.

Morning Routine

I wake up around 6am on weekdays. I am guilty of snoozing my alarm several times before I actually get out of bed and get moving. The first thing I do is take a shower. I use Treseme shampoo and conditioner, Clean and Clear face wash, and Suave body wash. I always wrap my hair in a towel when I get out of the shower. Then I go into the kitchen and feed our two dogs and while they are eating, I pack my food for the day. I take breakfast, lunch, and snacks with me to eat at work and I get my coffee ready in a travel mug. After that I blow dry my hair and depending on the day, I may put my hair in a ponytail or I might straighten it. Those are the only two ways I ever wear my hair. I never use hair products, I have always gone with a bit of a natural look. After I get dressed (I work in a casual office environment, so I wear jeans every day), I put on makeup. I keep this pretty simple too and I buy almost all of my makeup at Ulta, with the exception of the lip gloss I just started wearing called LipSense. Once I am all ready, I spray perfume and head out the door. My commute is about 45 minutes - 1 hour and I listen to music the whole way to work. Typically a "Top 40" kind of station, but sometimes I listen to country.

Nightly Routine

It takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to commute home and as soon as I get home, I spend some time playing with our dogs because they've been home alone all day. I always go outside to check the mail, because something about getting mail really excites me, even though most of the time it's bills or junk mail. Right now it's summer so I am watering our flowers every day in an attempt to keep them alive in the 100+ degree weather. We eat at home 99% of the time so I cook dinner most nights. Sometimes I make sliders, sometimes I make fish, it just depends on what I've planned for the week. When my husband gets home from work, we feed the dogs, eat dinner, and watch TV. We are both early birds, so we are in bed by 9:30 most weeknights. We will usually talk for awhile and check our phones before we go to bed.

Fitness Routine

Right now I have fallen off the fitness bandwagon. But up until about two months ago, I was working out regularly. I use the Beachbody programs because I enjoy working out at home and I have had good results from their programs, 21 Day Fix in particular. I prefer weight training workouts and I will usually avoid cardio at all costs.

When it comes to eating...

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I try to eat clean and follow an 80/20 sort of routine where I eat healthy the majority of the time. I do enjoy dessert and wine, so I sneak those in from time to time.

Where do you draw inspiration?

My beauty routine is mostly inspired by Pinterest. I enjoy looking at different jean/t-shirt combinations because I am a jeans and tshirt kind of girl. My fitness routine is inspired by Beachbody because I really do enjoy the variety of workouts that are available and there are so many different programs to choose from.

Where can we find you?

You can find me blogging about my obsession with food, family, friends, and furbabies on my blog Authentically Amanda and on Instagram and Facebook.

Meet Debbie Wright

50s, Longmeadow, MA

What do we need to know about you?

I love life! I am the mother of 15 year old twins and married to my best friend, celebrating 20 years this year. My mantra this year is to approach each day with a little more mindfulness. I have learned that each day offers each of you a million, mini miracles that help lead you to great happiness and fulfillment. It's so important to stay connected to moments so that they don't pass you by. Allowing and trusting your life to unfold in the direction of your dreams really happens and it is so powerful to fall into the flow of that momentum. It's there waiting for you!!!

Morning Routine

My day begins at 6:00 when I enjoy my morning coffee by myself, thanking God for a peaceful night's rest and for protecting my family. This helps me to start each day from a place of heartfelt gratitude and awareness. Next, it's time to wake the kids and begin getting ready for the day. I start checking email around 6:30 and everyone is off and running around 7:30. Three to four times a week I head to 8 am CrossFit class to get my body moving for the day. 10 am is typically my first meeting and I am back home around 5 or 6. My days are always a bit different and I LOVE it. The days I spend at QVC are absolutely amazing and I soak it all in: the airing, the people, the process, the meetings. It is an amazing way to connect with so many people across the country. Other days, I tape local segments, write articles and meet with clients.

Nightly Routine

My nightly routine, after dinner means sitting with the family while we watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. This routine cracks me up because my husband and I both remember our families having the same routine! I am absolutely amazed at how many questions my son gets correct on Jeopardy, me on the other hand not so much :-) I usually wrap up emails while we are all together in the living room and head up to bed around 10 pm to prep for a night of restoration. I have begun to appreciate the importance of a healthy nighttime beauty regimen in order to have the best skin of your life. I use Philosophy cleanser, Purity and the Clarisonic to cleanse my skin then I apply my retinol (Peter Thomas Roth, QVC) and my other anti aging serums. I am using TULA right now, which is a probiotic based skin care system. Three to four times a week, I have also fallen in love with the results from the Osmotics, beauty tool for tightening (Soft Surroundings) and once I week I shave my face (SO IMPORTANT FOR EXFOLIATION) and to get rid of any fuzz on the lip or jawline. (it happens ladies and that fuzz needs to go)

Fitness Routine

I use the Microsoft Band to track my steps and workouts but I am going to start using the HELO, Health Band which tracks so many more healthy factors. I enjoy my CrossFit classes but also incorporate using some fitness apps and some occasional Barre classes to mix it up. I always try to work out with a friend too, its more fun and its good time together.

When it comes to eating...

Nothing specific - just try to eat clean

Where do you draw inspiration?

I listen to HayHouse Radio as often as I can for inspiration. I also have learned from many of the best beauty and fashion experts on QVC and continue to grow my knowledge speaking with the doctors and designers creating the products and brands. I still peruse many fashion magazines and attend shows to stay ahead of the fashion trends.

Where can we find you?

You can find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and finding out more about my personal styling services at Project Closet.