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My journey to the Century

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I wanted to blog about my preparation for an upcoming century ride I have coming up in June.  But first, I wanted to tell you all about my journey through the sport of cycling.

I started riding about 6 years ago because I wanted a fitness routine I could actually stick to. I bought myself an entry level alloy road bike and off I went. But then, I lost interest, life got in the way, and sure enough cycling was a distant memory…until about a year and a half ago. Last summer I decided to upgrade my bike to a Dolce Specialized and we have a love/hate. I have my eyes on something carbon but…I am not worthy…yet.

 

Anyway, I have fallen in love with the sport yet again, and now I have set a goal to keep me in the saddle. In June, I will be competing in a century ride on Long Island….at least that it what I am telling myself. The reason I am doing this is beyond cycling. I want to commit to a healthy lifestyle for once.

I have a very hectic (and amazing) job, and sometimes I either don’t eat at all, or I come home and overeat all the wrong things. Appearances aside, I was losing weight, but I did not feel better. My energy is so low, guys. I feel exhausted no matter how many hours I sleep. I want to change all of this, and I am positive these problems are related to my current diet of Skittles and french fries.

 

So this very day I decided to do a killer leg workout and eat green things. And I hope hope hope I continue to eat green things until June and maybe beyond. I am rewarding myself with a carbon bike in the near future. Nothing wrong with …incentives…

Follow me on my journey to the century ride! And share in the joy for this amazing sport! I want to hear from you. What motivates your healthy lifestyle?

 

 

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“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

 

As 2018 approaches, its a great time for us to reflect on the amazing things we accomplished, but also broaden our view of success. What have we given? What have we changed for someone else? What can we create?

In such a turbulent world, I find immense comfort in the art of planning. Planning for myself, planning for the people that I love, the crafts that I enjoy. That is why I wanted to introduce you to this new section here at Certainly Something’ Certainly Giving. Here I will shine the light on some amazing charities I admire and have the privilege of working with.

 

I have a beagle puppy, as you all know, The House of Burgesses. As I was doing research, I found out about this whole underground world of animal testing, specifically on beagles. It made me delve deeper into animal rights in general, something I think we all unintentionally turn a blind eye to. Maybe we are afraid of what we will find?

You will learn of incredible animal rights groups, but also other initiatives that aim at closing the achievement gap, providing necessities to the disadvantaged, great pushes toward scientific and medical advancement, among other things.

 

I really hope you enjoy this section of Certainly Something the most.

Anthony Rubio X NYFW

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I had the privilege of attending the Antony Rubio show during NYFW. New to the Fashion scene, I knew I only wanted to attend events that had some sort of uniqueness or cause. This was definitely the show to attend if you’re looking for fashion with a meaning. The event took place at the Historic Angel Orensanz Center in Manhattan. Stunning doesn’t begin to describe the place.

The collection was inspired by designer Antony Rubio’s recent travels to Greece, and had a colorful, classic display accompanied with gorgeously coordinated canine couture. Fusion past and present, you saw blues, electric green, all inspired by the Aegean Sea. The show was Rubio’s platform to raise awareness for animal rescue, adoption and population control.

In fact, every season Rubio works with animal shelters and other organizations to include dogs in the show that are up for adoption. Rubio is definitely one to watch out for. Inspiring, cutting edge, with an eye unmatched, a success it was for this designer. The crowd erupted after every design.  Here are some of the highlights!

Anthony Rubio, please don’t ever stop bringing such beauty into the world. Every single thread is made with compassion, something we need more of! Thank you for having us here at Certainly Something. Your collection was, in fact, certainly something indeed!

 

Please check out The Anthony Rubio Design website at

https://anthonyrubiodesigns.com/

and Instagram: @anthonyrubio01

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Fashion Designer Anthony Rubio walks the runway for Anthony Rubio at New York Fashion Week NYFW Art Hearts Fashion show Hosted by Nick Cannon at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: A model walks the runway for Anthony Rubio at New York Fashion Week NYFW Art Hearts Fashion show Hosted by Nick Cannon at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Models walk the runway for Anthony Rubio at New York Fashion Week NYFW Art Hearts Fashion show Hosted by Nick Cannon at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Models walk the runway for Anthony Rubio at New York Fashion Week NYFW Art Hearts Fashion show Hosted by Nick Cannon at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)

 

Smile Brilliant! A Must Have!

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Its wedding season and your best accessory is your smile! I have always used whitening products, but results never seemed to last. When I heard all of the amazing reviews about Smile Brilliant, I knew I needed to try.
First Smile Brilliant sends you a kit to make your own teeth impressions perfect for your custom fitted whitening trays! So you play Dentist for a day, ship them off, and your custom fitted whitening trays will come soon after. Follow directions closely so you don’t waste the teeth whitening gel! I have really sensitive teeth, so I chose to leave my tray on for less time. Still got amazing results! I literally could not believe how white my teeth got, and I have a really cool way tracking my results. On one of my teeth I have a calcium stain, and when I see that thing glowing white, I know my whitening treatments were effective! And no sensitivity for me! You need to get your hands on this kit. Professional grade results for a fraction of the cost…and time! Thank you Smile Brilliant!
 
Check out their Instagram page @smilebrilliant

When Science Meets Fashion! Astronobeads has you covered!

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I am so not a jewelry person, but Astronobeads absolutely converted me. I just love when a piece a meaning, a lesson, or a reminder. My Solar Eclipse Bracelet is stylish AND informative. A perfect reminder that on August 21st we will be able to witness our very own Solar Eclipse LIVE! I know what I’ll be wearing!

These pieces are THE PERFECT GIFT for fellow science/ astronomy enthusiasts. Seriously if a guy ever got me one of these I’m his forever. Also, perfect gift for your teachers!  You HAVE to browse their website HERE! and follow their amazing Instagram Feed @astronobeads. Absolute FAVORITE! Get yours, guys!

 

Bambooska’s Bamboo Makes Your Hair Certainly Something!

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I think this is the first year of my life that I have been trying a lot of beauty trends. I get asked a lot about my hair, but to be honest, I hate it and I don’t really do anything special with it. So I decided to put a little more pep in my hair step and try a product that is unique! That is where I discovered Bambooska’s bamboo hair brush! I definitely have been experimenting with beauty trends from other countries, and I’ve had the best results with products from other places!

 

The reasons I love Bambooska? Their packaging has a panda on it. SOLD! Also, their hairbrush eliminates all static in my hair, a problem I have chronically. This brush also glides through my hair smoothly while detangling. I can’t believe it’s bamboo! I also love how it came personalized, what a special little surprise, thank you Bambooska! This makes the perfect gift for a fellow nature-loving hair Queen.

 

I am checking out their other products on their ETSY. I will totally grab a pair of their sunglasses next! Check out their website at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BambooskaWorld and stay up-to-date with their products on Instagram @bambooska ! Link to Instagram Click HERE

 

 

Bubbling Charcoal? I’m certainly in, Imagine Dermatology!

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Imagine Dermatology is certainly something!

Okay, its summer. And I don’t know about you, but summer means breakouts for me! I always wanted to get into face masks, but I never found a product I liked enough to be consistent with.

Until…

I discovered Imagine Dermatology’s Bubbling Charcoal Mask…and I am now obsessed. It is light weight, no harsh ingredients, AND THE BEST PART? You hear little popping sounds as you spread it on your face. And for science lovers like me…that is satisfying beyond measure.

 

Well the secret of charcoal in cosmetics is, quite in fact, in the science! The charcoal absorbs impurities and dirt, and let me tell you, once you rinse this stuff off your face will feel like velvet. I am so in love with this product! You NEED to try this! Get your own today at http://www.imaginederm.com/

 

I’ll be there browsing their other products! Also check them out on Instagram @imaginederm