SORRY!!!!!

Hey Loves,

I haven’t blogged in sooooo long and I honestly apologize. I haven’t really had time to blog. Ive been super busy with work and my Goddaughter. I have other alternatives where you can keep up with me.

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You guys can also email if you would like about anything. tamikasbarnes@gmail.com

I hope everyone has a good night/morning.

SORRY!!!!!

Shampoo

Hey Loves,

Saturday I went to a party called “Shampoo” it was a dancehall party. The artist named Ding Dong straight from Jamaica performed his new song called “Shampoo” hence the name of the party. This was my OOTN(Outfit of the Night)

Black Crop Top: Forever 21

Black Jacket: Forever 21

Black Pants: H&M

Floral Print Shoes: Spring

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As you can tell, I love to wear all black but I need to have a little colour on me, so I went for my shoes. Overall the night was amazing. I was with amazing people and the vibe was amazing as well.

Tamika xoxoxo

Shampoo

First outfit post&First post of 2015!

Hey Guys,

This post is going to be on my Saturday January 24th, 2015 outfit. It’s not a full body picture. I apologize. This past Saturday was my friend’s birthday. She had a small hotel party. Then after my girls and I went to an after party. This is what I wore.

Hair= Slicked back into a high bun(Was to lazy to straighten it)

Black Long Sleeve= Gap Body

Grey Vest= H&M (before I lost my weight I couldn’t fit in H&M clothes. Now, it’s my favorite store)

Grey Faded Jeans= Forever 21

Shoes= Black Dr Martens(Made in England)Jan 24th Outfit

Have a good night loves,

Tamika xoxox

First outfit post&First post of 2015!

Merry Christmas Loves!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!

I made a Christmas video for you guys but I am having difficulties uploading it. If someone can help me with that, that would be very much appreciated.

Anyways loves, I hope everyone is enjoying their day/night and I hope you guys are having fun with your families and loved ones.

Tamika Barnes xoxo

Merry Christmas Loves!

Weight Loss Journey….Workouts

Okay guys, sorry for the super late post. I’ve be busy trying to get everything ready for the holidays.

As promised this post will be on my workouts.

I’m trying to stay healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In order to accomplish my goals I got to get my ass up and hit the gym. The gym to me is like a get a way place. Whenever I go to them gym I feel so good and so refreshed after. If I’m having a bad day, I go to the gym to bust a sweat and to me it feels amazing. The workouts I’m about to post are just some examples just like my previous post and like I said in my previous post “what works for me, may not work for you” Basically right now I’m trying to drop another 25lbs and work on my arms and legs. So these workouts will be based on that.

If I’m doing any weights on that gym day, I start off with a 10-20 minute cardio workout just to get my heart rate going. Personally, I prefer the elliptical. When it comes to weights I do 3 sets of 18 reps. Sometimes when I’m feeling brave ill do more reps.

ARM DAY:

-Shoulder Press

-Bicep Curl

-Preacher Curl(Least Favorite)

-Triceps Extension

There’s more but I can’t remember the names.

LEG DAY:

-3 sets of 20 squats(I don’t like squats)

-3 sets of 18 lunges(I really don’t like lunges)

-150-200 skips with a skipping rope(can work for my arms as well but I feel it more in my legs.

-Leg Press

-Leg extensions(my favorite)

-Wall sit(1 minute but I try to push for 2)

There’s more but I can’t remember the names.

Now, if I’m doing straight cardio my cardio normally lasts me 45-60mins. I love the elliptical but sometimes I get bored of it so what I do is 30 mins on the elliptical and the remainder of the time on the treadmill. I like to feel the burn after 5mins so I increase the incline on both machines.

Sounds easy right? As long as your eating right and exercising 3-4 times a week you should be good to go. If your reading this and want to know my full workout routine just send me and e-mail at tamikasbarnes@gmail.com

Happy working out 🙂

Tamika Barnes

Weight Loss Journey….Workouts

Weight Loss Journey…How I Eat!!!!

As you guys already know, I’m on a weight loss journey. YAYYY ME!!!

People who see me now who I haven’t seen in a couple months are so shocked about the way I look. People normally ask me what I’m doing to lose my weight. So I’m going to share it with you guys.

Its nothing fancy, its just what works for me and remember that, what works for me, may not work for you. I’ve been trying for years and trust me when I say years to drop my weight and I’ve finally made it.

This is an example of how I eat:

Breakfast= Whole wheat Mcmuffic with peanut butter, yogurt with berries and green tea

Lunch= Big tuna salad with water

Snack= Protein bar, protein shake(I love shakes) or some almonds

Dinner= Chicken(I’m a sucker for dark meat….shooot me) and a salad with veggies and water

And I love to snack at night so ill have peanut butter or cucumbers. Oh! And drink LOTSSSSS of water

I obviously switch it up but that’s just an example of how I eat.

My next post will be on my workouts.

Tamika Barnes

P.S ONE cheat day a week…mine are usually on Fridays.

Weight Loss Journey…How I Eat!!!!

I can only say goodbye for now. R.I.P Mum

This is another tough subject for me to talk about. I get emotional every time.

10 years ago today the most important person in my life passed away. November 27th 2004 I woke up to find my mum lying on her bed in a weird position, not breathing.

At the age of 13, I didn’t know what was going on. I kept saying, “mum wake up its time to walk Sassy” (Sassy was our dog at the time) she just wouldn’t get up which I found od because my mum was always up before my sister and I to walk Sassy and to get her half French vanilla, half coffee from Tim Hortons. I went to feel her and she was ice cold. I put my hand over her chest to feel if she was breathing…no heartbeat. I stood there at her side for about 3 minutes to realize she was gone. I ran into my room to wake up my sister and screamed “Tosh, Mum isn’t breathing”. After that, I don’t really remember much. Everything happened so fast. The one thing that I really remember from that day and I wish I didn’t was the corner taking my mum out on a stretcher in a body bag. That’s when it became real to me.

The day of the viewing, I remember me not wanting to go to the casket because I didn’t want that to be the way I would vision her in my head. But I knew that if I didn’t go and see her I would regret it. I went to go see her with my Grandad and I remember telling him “Grandad it doesn’t look like her, why does she look like that. Her hair looks so bad, she doesn’t wear make up and she looks so pale. Who did this to her?” I remember being so angry because I refused to believed that that woman lying in the casket was my mum.

The day of the funeral, I remember getting ready to go to the service but I don’t remember the service at all. I remember people coming up to me and hugging me and the only thought in my mind was “Get away from me”. I also remember not being able to get out of the limo to go to the burial grounds. Apart of me just couldn’t do it. I remember looking out the window and seeing all the people who were there for my mum and for my family and it honestly touched my heart.

This picture is a picture of my mum and I. I believe I was 10 years old. My mum meant the world to me. She was my best friend. For the longest time I remember being so angry with God for taking her away from me. This world isn’t good enough, it didn’t deserve you because you were an angel all along and now God returned you.

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They say a picture says a thousand words, but I would trade a thousand pictures to hear one of yours. I can only say goodbye for now. R.I.P my Angel.

Tamika Barnes

I can only say goodbye for now. R.I.P Mum

Stronger Than Before…Weight Loss

This is a very tough subject for me to talk about….Here I go.

“Fatty” “Fat ass” “Fat cow” “why are you so fat?” “all you do is eat” and the list goes on. It all started when I was about 10 years old. The name-calling and the rude comments was an everyday thing. It always bothered me to the point where I would just continue eating to make myself feel better even when I wasn’t hungry. That was my way of hurting myself. Once I got to high school, it became worse. I was bullied every single day just because I was “fat”. The pain became worse so I ate more. Food became my comfort.

I always knew I wanted to be in the fashion industry and I was told more than once “You will never make it in the fashion industry because your fat” I always had people doubting me for anything I would try to accomplish. I was surrounded by negative energy and I was friends with people who I can now say…weren’t really my friends. I now know that they just wanted someone to make fun of. I was also told “ why are you signing up for a gym membership, you know your always going to be fat”.

So this right here are two photos of me. The picture on the left WAS me January 2014 and the picture on the right is me NOW(November 2014). I’m not where I want to be yet weight wise but I can honestly say that I am extremely proud of myself. I have taken time to work on myself and for myself. Also, I’m doing this for all the people who said that I couldn’t do it and for everyone who made fun of me. LOOK AT ME NOW! I’m proud to say that I am happy.

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My weight loss journey will continue and I will most def keep you guys posted.

Tamika Barnes.

Stronger Than Before…Weight Loss

First One….Most Def Not The Last!

I’m going to start off by saying this is my first blog and I am nervous and excited at the same time. Blogging is something that I always wanted to do but was scared to try.

I am an aspiring personal fashion consultant from Toronto. I love making people feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Especially plus size males and females. (I will explain why later). I have a very creative mind and I would love to show it to the world. When you look good, you feel good. I mean, who doesn’t want to look and feel good.

As a plus size woman I feel the need to lean more towards making us individuals feel amazing and confident. As a child, I was always bullied for the way I looked (weight wise). I would never want anybody to feel like they can’t embrace/love themselves for who they are and what they look like.

On my blog you will find everything that I have a passion for and more.

Lets get started.

xo

First One….Most Def Not The Last!