KAUA’I HAWAII

IMG_4636IMG_4186Finals (8 of 50)Finals (6 of 50)Finals (2 of 50)IMG_4727Finals (7 of 7)Finals (5 of 7)Finals (1 of 7)Finals (8 of 10)IMG_4383Finals (2 of 3)Finals (10 of 11)Finals (6 of 11)Finals (3 of 11)Finals (1 of 11)Finals (36 of 36)Finals (17 of 36)Finals (8 of 36)Finals (2 of 36)We had so much fun in Kaua’i!!! It is seriously SO BEAUTIFUL and lush and green and just amazing. It amazes me how kind the people are there. We went on a couple of excursions. We went on the helicopter tour which was unreal. I have no words. We saw so many waterfalls and the areas where they filmed Jurassic Park. We went over the Napali coast which was so gorgeous. I would highly recommend the helicopter tour if you’re ever in Kaua’i. Next we went on a catamaran tour of the Napali coast and it was breathtaking. The blues of the water, the greens in the mountains, It was just so dreamy. We also had the opportunity to go scuba diving at the forbidden island. If you don’t know, There is a forbidden island called Niihau and no one is allowed on the island unless you’re a full blood Hawaiian. Luckily, We were able to scuba dive around the island. We saw sharks, and beautiful fish, and MONK SEALS!!!! It was UNREAL. An experience I will never forget.

Overall, We had a great time on the dreamy island of Kauai. If you ever have the chance to go to Hawaii, I would 100 percent go to Kauai. Theres nothing else like it!

My fitness journey

You all have been requesting I talk about my fitness journey so today is finally the day! I definitely want to talk more about fitness on my blog because I am so passionate about it. I just want to start out by saying, I am not a fitness professional by any means. I also think it is really important to love your body in ever stage it is in. I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged because we are all on our own beautiful journeys in life. Everything I am about to tell you is just what has personally worked for me in my journey!

So first off, My entire life I was never really “fit”. I was a theatre kid throughout high school, I ate whatever I wanted and didn’t really care about working out. It was very rare if I worked out. After high school is where things got a little crazy. I moved out and started living on my own and thats when I really started to go crazy with my eating. I ate pizza hot pockets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because I had never had to cook for myself and because I was only 18. I definitely started gaining weight, but not only that…I started feeling really gross.

Fast forward to me getting married. Dallin (my husband) has always been into fitness and he is the person that introduced the gym to me. The first time I went to the gym with him I felt embarrassed. I didn’t want people looking at me…I didn’t know how to use any of the equipment so I just went and walked on the treadmill for a while. I was very insecure and I really felt uncomfortable at the gym. Luckily, Dallin is so kind and he started teaching me the ropes. I slowly started to gain some confidence and learned how to work the machines and use the weights.

The app that changed my life is the “SWEAT” app by Kayla Itsiness. Everyday it generates a new workout for you to do and they’re simple and quick and I felt like I had my own digital personal trainer. I started using that app everyday and I began seeing results for the first time ever. I still use this app everyday!

I am 5’10 and the average weight for my height is 145-150 so I was a little overweight. I went from being 168 pounds to 140 pounds within months just by cleaning up my diet and working out consistently. (consistence is key.) The most amazing thing for me though was that I started gaining confidence and I just began to feel way better.

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So, I want to share some really important tips that have helped me so much in my journey. Again, This is what has worked for me.

  1. Don’t worry about what people think of you. NO ONE I repeat NO ONE is at the gym staring at you or judging you. Don’t be embarrassed to try new machines you’ve never used before. Everyone is on a different fitness journey and I have found people are really kind and supportive.
  2. Find what works for you! Do your research. I googled a lot of different fitness regimens before I found the SWEAT app and I tried a bunch of things and the SWEAT app is just what worked for me. Take your time to find what works best for your body.
  3. Switch up your diet. Nutrition is KEY when it comes to seeing results. If you are eating super unhealthy try to slowly start changing the unhealthy parts of your diet to healthy. You can’t out-work and unhealthy diet. Again, Find what works best for your body type.
  4. Be consistent. Plan out ahead of time how many days a week you are going to workout. Start small. Maybe only workout 2-3 time a week until you feel comfortable with pushing your body further. Set goals for yourself and your will feel so good when you reach them every week.
  5. DON’T COMPARE. This is a really hard one.  Lets be honest, There is always going to be someone more “FIT” than you. It’s very easy to get discouraged but realize that fitness takes time. You can’t just workout 3 times and have Carrie Underwoods legs. (Oh, how I wish it worked like that!) Just focus on yourself and your journey and you will feel a lot happier mentally.
  6. Find a workout buddy. Find someone who you want to go on this journey with! Keep each other motivated!
  7. Buy yourself a new workout outfit. This one is my favorite tip! It actually sounds really silly but it helps me stay motivated to go to the gym. When I have a new cute gym outfit I get so excited to wear it to the gym. And the truth is, When you look good you workout way better.
  8. DRINK WATER. It is so important to drink water and help cleanse your body everyday. Especially if you are working out. Challenge yourself to drink more water.
  9. Create a solid music playlist. Music keeps me going at the gym. I look forward to jamming out at the gym to my favorite songs!
  10. Go to the gym at the least busy times. It is nice to go to the gym when it isn’t crowded so find out when your gym is the least busy and try to go at that time!

 

Hopefully these tips have helped you out. I still feel like I have a long way to go, I have a lot of goals set for myself and I am at the point where I am genuinely loving this fitness journey I am on. I look forward to going to the gym every morning and it is a part if my everyday routine. So, If I can make this happen for myself I have NO DOUBT that you can too! We are all in this together. You’ve got this!

 

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OAHU, HAWAII

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Oh Hawaii how I LOVE you. What a relaxing week! We had so many fun and exciting adventures. Some of my favorite things we did were: Scuba diving at Sharks cove, Snorkeling with sea turtles, kayaking to China Mans Hat, and eating so much delicious food. There is so much beauty in Hawaii everywhere you turn. The blue water, the salty air, and the amazing vibe of the island just make yay feel so blissful and happy.

Dall and I would absolutely love to move to Hawaii one day. I feel like the people in Hawaii are so kind and amazing and everything is just perfect. It feels like time just stops when you’re there. One of the most fun things we did was when we kayaked to China Mans Hat! We loaded up all of our camera gear onto the kayak and started paddling over to the island and we had no idea how hard it was going to be! There were waves crashing up against the kayak and the wind was super strong that day so we were going against the wind. I guess we just picked a crazy day to go! We were laughing so hard the entire time because we thought we were so dumb for bringing all of our camera gear on the kayak with us…half way through we were like WHAT WERE WE THINKING!!!! But, It worked out okay because we were able to make it across without anything getting damaged or wet. It was a miracle! The hike to the top was short and beautiful and when we reached the top there was the most breathtaking view EVER. It was unreal! We were the only ones up there and it just felt like a dream.

Everywhere we went was just so beautiful. We loved our time in Hawaii and we can not wait to go back! It might be even sooner than you’d think (; See you again soon Hawaii.

Q+A TIME!

I thought it would be so fun today to answer some frequently asked questions:

Q+A:

  1. Q: how long have you been married

A: 1 year and 4 months. But whose counting (;

2. Q: When do you want kids?

A: We aren’t really sure yet! Just whenever it feels right. We have only been married for a little over a year so we are just enjoying our time together. We love talking about our future kids though and we already have all of our kids names picked out. We can not wait for the day that we are able to grow our family and we both want somewhat of a bigger family. We are very excited for the future.

3. Q: Where is your favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

A: It’s SO HARD to pick but we would have to say, Bora Bora- the blue water there is just unreal. Paris- this is where we were engaged. It is so sentimental to us and we always love going back! Or BALI- Bali is just so unique. The culture there is so cool to expirience, and theres so much to do there and its just a blast.

4. Q: What is the best part about being married?

A: Getting to be with your best friend all the time. We seriously have so much fun together and we love just spending quality time together. Everyday is an adventure.

5. Q: What is your favorite memory you have together? 

A: Top 10 favorite memories we have together (not in order)

  1. Going skydiving in Maine.
  2. Scuba diving in Bora Bora
  3. Hot air balloon ride over the red rocks in Sedona
  4. Our wedding day
  5. Going to a street carnival as one of our first dates
  6. Playing with monkeys in the monkey jungle in Bali Indonesia
  7. Swimming with Humpback whales in Tahiti
  8. Going zip lining in Hawaii
  9. 5 day road trip through Europe
  10. Getting engaged under the Eiffel Tower in Paris

 

6. Q: Why do you guys travel?

A: There is nothing like the feeling stepping off the plane in a new country and just experiencing a new culture. Everywhere we go we leave with a new appreciation for life. Meeting people and connecting with others around the world brings us so much happiness! It is so cool to go somewhere that you’ve seen in pictures and actually see it in real life. Those moments are priceless.

7. Q: How are you able to afford traveling so much?

A: We really like to be frugal while we travel. Flights can be super expensive so that is why we are always on the look out for good deals. We also try to use social media to our advantage by working with different brands and companies while we travel. We feel super blessed that we are able to travel as much as we do and we can’t wait for more adventures.

8. Q: Why did you guys decide to get married so young?

A: This is a question we get asked a lot. Dallin was 23 and I (Bella) was 21 when we got married. We both took marriage very seriously and we knew deep down it was meant to be. We both prayed about it a ton and we both felt like it was right. As cheesy as this sounds, We just both make each other better. Dallin completes me and I am so grateful I found someone like him to spend the rest of my life with. We knew we had a bright future together and so it felt right to get that future started! We are so lucky to have found each other so young. It has easily been the best year of our lives.

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9. Q: What is some advice to grow your social media?

A: Growing your social media account is a full time job. It definitely isn’t easy, It is a lot of hard work and our number one advice would be POST POST POST. Post consistently and post good quality content. Try to post on all platforms. We still don’t have the perfect answer for this question because I don’t think theres really a formula to growing your social media but just try to be consistent and it’ll definitely happen. Stay patient because it can be a long process but it is very rewarding.

10. Q: Do you travel with checked bags?

A: We actually only travel with carry ons. We have become pros at packing our carryons full of everything we would need for 2 weeks! We have lost bags in the past and we just feel a lot more confident only packing carry ons.

BALBOA ISLAND

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BALBOA ISLAND. July 1-8

What a fun week! It is a Lambert family tradition to go to the beautiful Balboa Island every other year! I am so happy I got to be a part of the fun this year. So many fun family memories were made but here a few of my favorites from the week. Watching fireworks on the beach, finding starfish and sand dollars, paddle boarding, playing spike ball, and relaxing on the beach. I think I ate my weight in Balboa bars too which was lots of fun. It was a much needed relaxing get away and I am already looking to coming back next time!

Right when Dallin and I started dating I came to Balboa with his family and I got to meet everyone for the first time. It was such a fun memory and we kept talking about that all week and its just crazy how time flies! Balboa Island, I miss you already.

SKYDIVING IN MAINE

DCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPROI did it. I bailed out of a plane! I wanna share some thoughts about the entire experience because I honestly never thought I would sky dive. I was terrified of the idea for such a long time. I have always wanted to skydive but anytime I would actually work myself up to go I would chicken out and never actually go. My husband Dallin surprised me on my birthday and told me he had already booked it for us and that we were going skydiving! My heart sank and I was so nervous automatically. As we were driving to the place to go skydiving I was starting to get really nervous. When we got there I actually started to feel a lot more comfortable. All of the instructors had been skydiving over 1,000 times and talked about it so casually…Like it was just no big deal! So that actually calmed my nerves a lot.

We entered the plane and got all strapped up to our instructors and once I saw how high up we were my heart started pounding a little bit. But the entire time I kept telling myself “You can do this. Theres no turning back now” Finally, They opened up the door and Dallin was up first. He wasn’t nervous at all so he jumped out so quick! Then it was my turn. My heart was pounding!!! I thought I was going to pee my pants but within the blink of an eye we had jumped out of the plane! I was FREE FALLING IN THE SKY!!!! It was the most incredible feeling. I had no fear. I was just living in the moment and enjoying every second. We made a safe landing and Dallin was at the bottom waiting for me and smiling ear to ear. It was the best feeling I have ever had! I felt so free and I just felt like I could do anything!

Moral of the story, Push yourself to do hard things. Step out of your comfort zone and the reward is great!

 

GUESS WHAT! We got the whole thing on video! Click HERE to watch me jump out of a plane!

ALBION SWIMWEAR

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I feel like I practically live in swimsuits all summer long especially since I was born and raised in Arizona…The pool and lake is on repeat for me all summa long! So, Happy summer and happy shopping loves! Let’s make it a great week!

 

xoxo, BELLA

GROW

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This is so important. One thing I have learned recently is it is so important to surround yourself with those who only want to help you grow and succeed. Finding good friends sometimes seems so difficult! But I feel so grateful to have so many amazing people around me who I know I can trust with my whole heart. I have had the same few friends since I was little and I feel so lucky that they are still in my life today. Finding good friends is so important because I feel like I lean on my friends for everything. When I am down, When I need help I know those friends will be there! I especially think it is important for women to support other women.  It is so easy to compare, but we are all in this together! There are so many amazing women that inspire me every single day. Lets lift each other up. Lets help each other grow.

 

XOXO, Bella

 

 

 

Dallins Song

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On our wedding day, I was soooo nervous all day because I knew I was going to surprise him at our reception and sing it to him that night. I will never forget sitting down at the piano and singing it to him. That was the first time I ever saw him cry! He just lost it! It was so perfect.

Here are some of the lyrics to the song I wrote him:

(maybe one day I will record it?)

 

Dallins song:

I would run down any Paris street

Walk the sands of every beach

Put a stamp on every passport sheet

If it meant you’d run away with me

I would sail the shore of every sea

fly through every galaxy

if it meant you’d run away with me

we could be together for eternity

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BALI

Bali blew my expectations out of the water. It is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. The food was amazing, The people were so kind, and the views were just unreal. We stayed in a little villa for the week and had so much fun swimming in our own little private pool! We also loved cruising around town on our scooter that happened to be only 3 dollars a day to rent! (everything is so cheap there!) Every morning we woke up early to catch the sunrise and every night we watched the sunset on the beach. We believe you should never miss a sunrise or a sunset when you travel! One of my favorite memories was when we went to this temple to watch the sunrise and Dallin payed a guy and convinced him to let us use his boat! (anything to get the shot amiright?) I rowed around for a while on the boat around the temple and it was just such a surreal feeling to watch the sunrise there. We hiked down to some of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. There were beams of light coming through the trees and it was so gorgeous I wanted to cry. Going to the money jungle was actually kind of terrifying. The second the monkeys see you with a banana it’s game over. They jump all over you and freak out! Some even hissed at us…but it was still so cool to see in person. I ate acai bowls basically for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can say was a happy girl!A58E4C90-DAD4-41F6-AB2E-59D7A85F49DCBella Beach Final (3 of 7)Bella Boat (5 of 18)Bella Boat (12 of 18)Bella FLOWER final (5 of 5)Bella Gate (1 of 1)-2Bella Gate (1 of 4)Bella Monkeys (3 of 14)Bella Monkeys (8 of 14)Bella Monkeys (9 of 14)Bella Monkeys (14 of 14)Bella Pool Final (9 of 11)Bella RT Final (1 of 6)Bella RT Final (2 of 3)Bella RT Final (2 of 5)Bella RT Final (2 of 6)Bella swing Final (1 of 1)Bella waterfall final (6 of 21)Bella waterfall final (12 of 21)Bella waterfall final (17 of 21)Bella WF Final (1 of 1)Bella WF Final (5 of 10)Bella WF Final (10 of 10)IMG_3412IMG_3862LTP RT Final (1 of 1)