Dance Word of the Week!

Since my blog is dance and fitness related I decided to start doing dance terminology. These words will come from every style of dance, but today’s word which is a Ballet term; is the most basic and general term every dancer learns within their first two minutes of ballet class.

 

Plié

Which means: to bend

most commonly you stand in a turned out position, and you bend your knees and then straighten them again. There is two different variations of a plié.

A demi plié: a little bend of the knee. You would bend your knees as much as you could without your heels coming off the floor. Which is what makes it a small bend.

grand plié: A full bending of the knee. You go all the way down and your heels do come off the floor for this one, the only position, where your heels wouldn’t come off the floor is second position.

Abs, Abs, and Abs

My ab routine changes every time, just because you need to change it up otherwise the results you want just come slower and slower because your body is just so used to what you’re doing. These exercises aren’t for everyone obviously but i hope you end up liking some of them and incorporating it into your own ab routine!

Toe Touch Crunches

3×12

 

Russian Twists

3×50

*these can be done weighted as well, for me personally it depends if i’m doing them at home or in the gym. In the gym i do them weighted, but at home i just do my own body weight since i don’t have weights readily available.

 

Side Crunches

3×20 each side

 

Mountain Climbers

3x30secs

 

Plank

3x30secs

*i try to do planks every day, even if i don’t do abs. They are very good for core strength, and core strength is essential for powerlifting.

 

Side Planks

3x30secs

 

Plank Dips

3×10 each side

 

The End.

June Favorites!

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Here are some of my favorite things from this month that i would like to share with you!

1. Victoria Secret Knockout Legging

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First i would like to start out with my Victoria Secret Knockout leggings. They are so great for working out. I personally think they’re very breathable, they have great tummy control, and when i got them they were on sale! If you don’t already have these leggings i definitely recommend on getting them!

2. American Eagle Workout Top

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This top is super old if you can’t tell, but i found this shirt again, and decided i wanted to wear it and then became obsessed. It’s very stretchy and breathable. It’s great for working out, hiking, or just everyday wear.

3. Victoria Secret Sports Bra

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I got this bra during the Victoria secret semi annual sale, for only $10! Which is literally a steal for Victoria secret since it was originally $25. But this bra is great i have it in two colors, it’s very supportive, lightweight, and has super cute detailing in the back. I’m almost positive that they still have it and if they do i definitely recommend getting it!

4. Muscle Roller

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Muscle rollers are life savers, for everything almost especially when you’re sore, or to prevent you from being more sore than you will be. I got this one from TJ Maxx (my favorite store) for less than $10. So if you don’t have one of your own, get one they’re amazing.

5. Skin Moisturizer

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First thing is first, moisturizer is so important especially during the summer time, especially if you live in a really dry area. But this moisturizer is my favorite one, is because it was free, and because it has SPF in it so i put it on in the morning and it protects my skin. And it’s from Sephora so i will be purchasing it when i do run out.

6. Falsies Mascara

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So i don’t wear mascara that often, but when i do it’s this one. I will always re-purchase this mascara, and plus it’s waterproof so it’s great for summer. So i feel like most people already have this mascara probably because it’s great.

7. Hashtag.Sunglasses

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So these sunglasses are from hashtag.sunglassesand i am an affiliate with them, and i’m so glad to say i am. These sunglasses are such great quality. I literally wear these all them time, they look good with everything and they have so many more styles. And with the code NewShades4You you can get 15% off your order on any pair of sunglasses!

8. Anti-Frizz Hair Lotion

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So this anti-frizz lotion is amazing, my hair does get frizzy especially since it’s so humid here in New York. I will be repurchasing it, since i am running low. But this lotion doesn’t make your hair feel greasy or heavy. I’ve noticed that my hair feels really soft and looks shiny, but not greasy.

9. Dry Shampoo

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So despite the name if this post, this dry shampoo isn’t my favorite one. But i love dry shampoo. My favorite one is the Batiste dry shampoo. But this one is great too, it does its job.

10. Pump Up

Pump UP has been a huge part of my month! And the app is amazing, i recommend that everyone joins it, especially if you’re super into fitness like i am! I recently just became a pump up partner and it would be totally great if you joined and followed me @taylorhalbert1

 

So that’s it! Those are my June favorites, let me know if any of these products are your favorites or if you’re considering buying or trying them out!

Happy Sunday!

hello everyone!

I normally don’t post on weekends, but i’m just super excited about some of my upcoming blog posts that i want you to keep an eye out for! I hope all of you had an amazing weekend, and hope that your week will be good as well.

Also, let me know what kind of posts you’d like to read or just anything you’d like to know more about! I’d be happy to do so. I would like to post things that pertain to the readers here, and not things that just pertain to me.

Ways of contact:

Through my blog

instagram: taylorhalbert

twitter: taylorhalbert1

tumblr: dirtbag-forever.tumblr.com (i made that url when i was 15, please don’t judge. And i don’t feel like trying to find a different url.)

Thank you all!

Dance Photo Shoot

Hey guys, so my dance photo shoot hasn’t happened yet. It rained all week, and will be raining most of this week, but unfortunately now i have a a terrible sunburn so i don’t think it would’ve happened this week anyways.

I just want you guys to know that it will be happening sometime in the near future. I’m so excited for it to be happening and to share all the pictures!

Dance

This is my dance page! One thing i am proud of is my dance career. Most people don’t stick with it for 15 years! But i’m here to set up opportunities for myself. I want to be a choreographer and i would like to share my ideas, and pieces here. This is something i love and i want to do it for the rest of my life.