Staying Fresh with Dove Advanced Care

Dove advance care deodorant

Hey Loves,

As a woman, particularly a plus size woman, personal hygiene is very important to me. I’ve always been someone that sweats easily (something I never liked). But instead of fighting it, I’ve learned to find products that work for me to keep me feeling fresh at all times. For this post, I teamed up with Dove to talk about how upgrading to their new Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant has helped me feel fresh longer. Dove Advance Care offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits of Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother underarms.

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My Realizations While on Jenny Craig

gAfter thoughts of Jenny Craig

Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. — Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig!

Hey Loves,
I’ve been on the Jenny Craig program for a little over a month and it has been an interesting experience, and by interesting I mean good. But for this post, I want to talk about what kept me going on this journey. The truth is it was discipline, that got me through this process. Because many times I wanted to just grab some fries or have the quesadilla. But I knew that would throw my calorie count way off and I would suffer in the end. My struggles were very real during this process but what kept me going was being disciplined and have the ability to talk through my issue each week. So her are some of my after thoughts of Jenny Craig
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Plus Size Fitness IG @ShayShapesUp

plus size fitness instagram

Hey Loves,

I have a confession to make. I now run a 3rd Instagram page. You read that right a 3rd Instagram page. You all know (at least you should know lol) my main page @Thickgrlscloset. In 2016 I started a woman empowerment page @IEmbodyMe, which has so amazing since starting it. Now as a result of my time with Jenny Craig and for my own personal accountability, I started my plus size fitness Instagram page @ShayShapesUp

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Getting Healthy with Jenny Craig

getting healthy with jenny craig
Thank you, Jenny Craig, for sponsoring this post. — Get serious about losing weight with JennyCraig!
Hey Loves,
I know! I know what you’re thinking. “Shainna joined Jenny Craig” MAJOR GASP! I am getting healthy with Jenny Craig. But I have to say that I’m 100% excited about this whole process. The truth of the matter is, the holidays got the best of me and my body started to respond. That is always a tell tale sign that I need to get it together. I’m an active person on a daily basis, but my problem is always the food. So when I was approached to team with Jenny Craig, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to do this because I wanted something that will help jumpstart my healthy journey. I wanted a program that can set me up for success down the road. I’ve said many times when it comes to working out and eating healthy, I have no desire to be skinny, nor do I have a desire to meet “society’s” standard of healthy and beauty. I’m doing this so I won’t be pre-diabetic by the time I’m 30. I don’t like feeling winded walking up stairs. I like being able to make it through my weekly Zumba class with the same intensity from start to finish. I’ve been on my JC program for 3 weeks down 10 pounds. (Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration)
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Get Active with Lane Bryant

Livi Active, plus size workout clothes, Lane Bryant plus size activewear
Hey Loves,
Happy New Year. I’m glad we all made it into 2017. We all know that this is the time of the year where we want to make some changes to our body one way or another.  Lane Bryant is kicking off the year with new looks from the exclusive Livi Active line with their #ThisBody challenge. If you don’t know LIVI Active is Lane Bryant’s plus-size activewear line. Join Lane Bryant at a location near you on January 7th for The LIVI New Year Event. You don’t want to miss out on their Buy One Get One Free sale on all Livi Active items.
Tops, bottoms, jackets, and sports bras( which now come in 3 impact levels; high, medium and low). There will be giveaways on that day from 2pm-4pm. AND on top of that, if you make a $49.95 LIVI Active purchase you get a free Livi Active tote as well. Needless to say, come on out to a Lane Bryant near and get a jumpstart on some cute options for the gym and your everyday life.
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5 Ways I Rewrite the Rules

5 ways to rewrite the rules for your self-care
Hey Loves,
Lately, I have been on the path of self-reflection, not intentionally, but I am quite grateful. It also happens to coincide with my collaboration with Always Infinity. As a woman, a plus size woman, a plus-size woman of color, I am constantly on the move and dealing with tons of emotions whether I want to or not. However, I have made a point to stop & reflect on things I need to work on, and things that I have changed even if I didn’t notice it. This post is talking all about the 5 ways I #rewritetherules.
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