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Finding Myself.

Content Creation #3 – Brand Story

I did my best to tell the story of how this brand came to be by this playlist. I hope it makes sense.

xx Savannah

Images from: https://www.homebodyclub.com/

Daily Gym Fit Checks? I Think So.

One of my favourite things about working out is the cute workout clothes I get to buy. Have I gone broke because I spent my last $100 on a new pair of leggings? Maybe. But I’d do it again. Here is my list of my favourite workout clothes, I’m going to separate them by brand so you can get all my favourites in one place.

First we have my tried and true, Gymshark. They have never let me down and I love everything they make. Also, their stuff ships in 1 day and I usually will have my order within the week.

My all time favourite legging. The Vital Seamless collection. I love the original collection but they have released a Vital Rise and Vital 2.0 if thats what you prefer. My favourites are linked here though. Honourable mentions include Camo Seamless and Energy Seamless.

The best shorts, Hyper Amplify Shorts. The perfect length and they don’t cut into your thighs. Would recommend and you can find these grey ones here. Honourable mentions include Vital Seamless Shorts and the Legacy Shorts.

Now onto sports bras. My favourite from Gymshark is the V Neck Training bra. Would definitely recommend for smaller chested ladies though as it is a low support bra. I’d recommend the Adapt Animal Seamless for more support. I also love Gymshark’s long sleeve crop tops as they go with literally any gym outfit if you stick with black and grey.

Next, is Lululemon. Everyone raves about the Align Pant and honestly, I get it. I wouldn’t recommend these for lifting necessarily, but they are so great for yoga. And honestly just day to day life, I could live in these leggings.

Another classic, the Hotty Hot Short. Great for cardio (not that I do it) and also just great for lounging. I usually opt to wear these on upper body days.

This sports bra is classic and they make it in varying sizes based on cup size so everyone can rock it. The Free To Be Bra. Honourable mention: The Energy Bra.

Lastly, we have Set Active. They make the cutest colour-ways and everything is limited edition. I have the legging and bra set in “Electric” and although they don’t make these anymore, they always have so many new cute colours.

Shoes are always either Converse or Vans on days we lift, as flat shoes are ideal for range of motion, balance, and allowing you to push through the movements. Upper body and cardio days I stick with Nike Air Max 270’s.

Hope this helped you find some more cute finds for your next workout,

xx Savannah

What A Healthy Relationship Looks Like

Love is kinda gross. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I’ve got it figured out. I’ve been through my fair share of horrible relationships. I’ve come out of them with a lot of hurt, and a lot of problems. Trust issues, commitment issues, relationship anxiety, and just overall fear. But I also learned a lot. A lot about relationships, red flags and dealbreakers. The time I spent in a relationship I learned how to love someone else. Out of them, I learned how to love myself. However, I’ve recently come into a relationship that feels like a dream. I’ve learned to take nothing for granted and that everything happens for a reason. But who knows what will happen, I just thought I’d share what it’s been like for me. I mean, this blog is basically my online diary, right?

I just wanted to share the things that I’ve noticed in my relationship that has made everything so much easier.

  1. I know everyone says this, but COMMUNICATION IS KEY. I myself was not the best communicator in past relationships, whether that be due to the fact that my parter couldn’t communicate either, or just my own lack of communication. But it truly makes all the difference. Being able to say what you’re feeling without feeling judged or like “you’re bothering them”. If you feel like that then chances are they aren’t the one for you. Having a partner that listens to you is truly the best feeling in the world, and make sure you listen to them too.
  2. Don’t bottle things up. Be open with your partner and talk about everything that you are feeling. Which leads me to my next point…
  3. BE HONEST. Keeping secrets has never gotten anyone anywhere good. Always be truthful and authentic.
  4. Make time for them. Quality time is my love language and having a parter who shares the same is great. But more importantly, find their love language too. Just because yours might be quality time, doesn’t mean your partners is too. You could be loving them so much with your own love language, but they don’t need to spend a lot of time you. Instead they might value words of affirmation, so you simply could be loving them wrong. Be mindful of their love language too.
  5. Hold on to your friendships, and find someone who respects them. I love my friends and I value their friendships so much. That means girls nights twice a week, sometimes more and it’s so nice having someone who doesn’t make me feel like I need to chose them over my friends.
  6. Find someone who supports you no matter what. Someone who wants you to reach your goals and focus on your future. Someone who is just there to support you through any decision you might chose to make.
  7. Someone who makes you laugh. This one is pretty self explanatory.
  8. My mom once told me when I was going through a tough breakup that I needed to “find someone who makes your heart sing” and thats something I’ve kept with me since. So keep an eye out for the someone who makes your heart sing friends.

Ok I’m done being sappy. I’m really happy and being in a healthy relationship is kinda nice. That’s all.

xx Savannah

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*CUE MICHAEL SCOTT* Okay It’s Happening, Everyone Stay Calm

Ok so it’s nothing crazy, I just thought I should explain myself. I’ve grown a lot in the last year. I started this blog almost a year ago and it has come a very long way. I’ve realized that my interests have shifted and the things I am passionate about have changed slightly. Now my blog remains mostly the same, however there are certain topics that I talk about much more frequently than I used to.

In the last few months, fitness has come to the forefront of my passions. I spend the majority of my free time in the gym, and I love talking about it with my friends and family. I have chosen to split my focus from “Health & Wellness” to Wellness, where I will focus more on mental health, healthy eating, mindfulness, emotional intuition, and other tools like those. And Fitness, where I will talk all about the in’s and out’s of the fitness world that I’ve come across, any tips and tricks I might have learned, and just knowledge that I have gained and hope to share. Next off, being in the middle of a Panasonic, a Panago Pizza, a Pandemonium, a Pandemic, if you will, the topic of travel is kind of off the table. I am also a starving student, so I don’t think that travel is something that’s in the cards for me any time soon. Thus, travel was removed from my site. I still have the blog posts up on my site, but it’s not something I want to highlight. I’ve also dipped my toes into the world of fashion (uninvited might I add). But still, these are the things that I am passionate about, and I want this blog to be a genuine reflection of me. Who I am and what I love.

My goal with this blog is to inspire others the way I have been inspired, through authenticity and learning to appreciate the little things in life.

And the beautiful thing about life is that the things that inspire you might and probably will change and growing with them is so important.

I hope you stick around through these changes, and that I can continue to inspire you.

xx Savannah

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I’m Back In Business, Baby

As you may or may not recall, back in December I made the fateful decision to dye my hair brown. It turned out more ginger than I was anticipating and it cost me an arm and a leg. So now I’m broke and stuck with a hair colour that I hate. Not to mention my friends and family have been calling me Annie for the last 5 months. Recently, I had managed to save enough to return my hair to her original glory. Cue “Born to Be Blonde” by Jesse.

I was born a blonde and it remained that way until I hit puberty. Since I was about 15 I’ve been getting highlights to try to keep some sense of who I think I am. I MEAN LOOK AT THOSE BLONDE LOCKS. She was a real cutie.

Anyways, here is a snippet from a TikTok where I filmed the transformation. Moral of the story, blonde Savannah is back and honestly, she never should have left.

xx Savannah

Cover: screengrab from my pinterest photos are tagged

Fashion Trends That I Simply Cannot Get Behind.

Ok. Now I’m no fashion blogger, but I like to think that I have some idea how to dress. And recently I’ve been seeing a ton of different styles trending and I simply cannot get behind them. Now it might be because I am built like a linebacker and cannot pull them off myself, but nonetheless I don’t like them.

First, the sweater vest. Can we please leave these in the 70’s? I don’t know what it is but I just don’t vibe with them. They remind me of my grandpa and I don’t think that is very chic, tbh.

These are the bane of my existence. I hate jewelry to begin with, so I already am not a fan, and I think that these just look tacky and childish. Sorry not sorry.

Ok now this one is definitely just because I’m built like a linebacker. I do not have the tummy for these and honestly, I feel offended. These need to stay in the 90’s where Xtina and Jennifer Aniston left them.

Lastly, we have these atrocities. This new release from Gucci is all the rage at the moment. They are A) out of my price range, and B) ugly. Tell me these don’t remind you of the princess heels you had then you were a kid? You can’t.

Sorry this post was so negative, but it needed to be said.

xx Savannah

What’s In My Gym Bag, You Might Ask?

Or you might not, but here I am regardless.

I honestly never thought I would become a gym rat. You know, those fitness girls who look like they take themselves way too seriously? Well lo and behold, I have become just that. Okay, maybe I don’t think that I take myself too seriously, but you never know what others might be thinking. Going to the gym can be a really daunting thing, but I can honestly promise you that no one looking at you as much as you think they are. People are focusing on themselves and not worried about if you’re loading the squat rack right, or if your form is off. Education is key and the more you go the more comfortable you will feel! Once you get the swing of things though, it’s good to keep some tools with you while you work for new PR’s. Anyways, here’s what I keep in my gym bag to ensure I have all the tools I need to have a great workout.

First, I have my gym bag itself. I recently got this one from Lululemon and let me tell you, it was worth every penny. Perfect size to fit everything one might need.

The thing I couldn’t live without, pre workout. This was the game changer for me when it came to working out. The extra caffeine really allows me to push myself and work harder than I thought I could. I use the Beyond Raw Lit in the flavour Icy Firework. I’ve also tried the Gummy Worm flavour and it is great too. You can grab this pre workout from GNC.

Next, I have equipment. I got all of mine from Amazon, and I use the brand Peach Bands. I use their resistance bands for glutes, hamstrings, and quad activation before my workouts. I also use their barbell pad for hip thrusts (the BEST workout to grow your glutes) and the pad has saved me from lots of bruises on my hips. And lastly, I also use their ankle straps for the cable machine. Some gyms are restricting their support equipment to help with COVID, so having your own with you can be really helpful. All of these can be found here!

A workout without music does not sound like something I would enjoy, so you can never head to the gym without a pair of headphones. I always keep my AirPods or my Beats charged and ready to go in my bag. And last but certainly not least in this climate, masks. I keep about 10 in the side pocket of my gym bag just incase. I hope this was a little helpful if you are new to the fitness industry, or even just curious about what I like to bring with me to the gym.

Anyways, happy lifting!

xx Savannah

Cover photo from: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/48624870967253717/

Blog Review – Slayer Willow

Peer Review #3 – Willow Leach

For my final peer review, I was paired up with Willow. Her site Slayer Willow is “a combination of text and video-based book reviews and essays” where she focuses on QTBIPOC themes, stories and authors. I’m not really a huge book person myself, I’m just getting to read the Harry Potter series now, (obviously buying used as not to support JKR.) I definitely can appreciate the time and effort that has gone into this site and the genuine and helpful reviews.

I know this peer review is meant to be less about design, but I just wanted to point out how great I think Willow’s site looks. It’s super functional, it looks great, and I love the dynamic front page. The movement prevents the site from being too static and is a great carousel to show off any new content.

Willow’s site does a great job of tell her brands story, and it’s not too long that people won’t read it but is short enough to present the important things we need to know. Her brand is compelling to her target audience and is very inclusive and inviting to every kind of reader. As an avid TikTok user myself, I can really appreciate her post “I’m on BookTok!” I think that this was a perfect opportunity for a call to action. By including a video of hers from TikTok as opposed to just the link, this encourages users to check out her content, and it takes them directly to her account for more. Willow’s site is set up very well for possible monetization. TikTok specifically is a huge growing market for brand deals, sponsored posts, and even affiliate links. In class, we talked about a few of my other peers’ website; specifically, those about book and the possible collaborations with brands like Audible and Indigo. I think that Willow’s site is another that would fit this criteria perfectly. Especially if she chooses to pursue creating more content on TikTok.

Next, it appears that Willow has taken the feedback she received from Sara’s peer review and applied some of them to her site. I agree with Sara that adding a little teaser to her goodreads would definitely help with building her audience. By luring the readers in, she could see huge growth on her site. However, Willow did follow Sara’s advice by filtering out her school related content. The home page is purely filled with content directly related to her site and think that really helps to maintain a sense of coherence.

Overall, Willow’s site is super functional, and she has huge opportunities for monetization. I love the look of her site, and I look forward to seeing her on BookTok!

xx Savannah

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