Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Walk Better In Heels ! xx

Hello my lovely readers!

So it doesn't take a genius to know that any girl loves a pair of heels. it's like something every girl should own a pair of, and is definitely something every girl should have at least worn at one time or another in their lives. therefore this blog is about a few tips of mine i have for girls to tackle the only bad thing about heels ---- learning how to walk in them!!

so if you’re a ballet flats and flip-flops kind of girl, or even rocking Chuck Taylors every day-- you will come across one time that you will need to wear heels. Perhaps your BFF just called and needs you to stand up in her wedding, and that requires, *gasp*, HEELS! lol well, calm down chicadee. There is nothing to be afraid of.... for if you read on, you will find out how you can successfully walk down the aisle or down the street without hurting yourself, & even better --- to look good while you do it!!! =]




GOOD POSTURE.



As with any project you need to start with a good foundation. One of the keys to walking in high heels is good, strong, solid posture. Make sure your body is relaxed and your arms are loose and at your sides since they will help you balance as you walk. You should be standing up straight, your head high and your feet facing forward.



Get Good well fitting Shoes


It doesn't matter if those shoes look good on you, if they don’t fit right you are going to look more like Bambi on ice rather than Beyonce at the Grammy’s. Start off slow with a moderately sized heel (1-2 inches) and then as you grow accustomed to them, up the size. Try to break your shoes in BEFORE you have to wear them. So they are better fitted to YOUR feet & you don’t wind up with blisters at the end of your night! Remember that you can always make your shoes smaller, but you can’t EVER make your feet smaller.



Make sure they have all the fixings



Your shoes a bit loose? Purchase padding for the inside heel and pad of your shoe, that will help them fit better. Soles a bit slippery? You can buy sole grippers at your local shoe store that will add the perfect amount of traction right where you need it. You should also consider buying gel insoles for a little extra boost to your heels comfort level

                                           

Slow and Steady wins the race

Relax your body. Take one step forward, leading with your hips, first toe then heel, distributing your weight as evenly as possible. I do it this way, but others would tell you heel to toe. Try to keep your stride small, making sure you are picking up your feet, not just shuffling them forward. Make sure that your feet are facing forward, legs are close together, and your knees aren’t bending any further than they normally would. As you grow accustomed to wearing heels, your body will naturally up your stride or speed.






Beware the road ahead


Even experienced heel walkers can have some major difficulties on various surfaces, so try to be aware of the surface you are walking on, and adjust your steps accordingly. Super slippery surface? Tiled flooring or boardwalks? Your heel could get stuck inbetween the boards so make sure that your stepping on the flat solid parts of the board. Cobblestones? Use extra caution as the stones are usually not big enough to put your entire foot on at once, and tend to be irregularly shaped.


There you have it ladies!!!!

my few tips to help you walk better in heels. this is mainly for girls who are just starting out. i am sure every girl will have differing thoughts, tips, opinions, etc and i would like it if you'd post those in a comment below (you dont need an account here to leave a comment btw) but these are just from my own experience as i have been wearing heels every day since i was a freshmen in high school.



xox rica

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Cheerleading < 3



I have had a love for cheerleading for almost half my life. When I was younger, my mom wouldn't let me join the tackle football teams so I began loving the cheer leading squads. I learned and memorized all the routines and cheers, and even began making ones up myself. There is a common misconception about us cheerleaders though.



Being a cheerleader isn't just how high you jump, how loud you yell, or how much spirit you have.

Being a cheerleader requires the right attitude, a positive attitude. With all the intensity between squads cheerleaders must have a lot of sportsmanship.

I have it.  Do you?

So last summer I posted an ad on craigslist.com to gather a group of girls for some sports during the summer. I made a local ad in the community section. I got soo many responses! After about two weeks, I had narrowed it down to 8 girls, and we all lived within 20 miles of eachother. The first time we went to Madison Meadows, we ran into another group of girls (oddly enough there were 8 of them too) and we decided to join forces and play together. We did everything from softball to volleyball to football, and especially cheerleading for the boy's baseball and football teams at the Commons & Madison Meadows.

We had an awesome routine & the difficulty level was higher than any other real squad, atleast i thought so hehe =]

This squad is amazing, and I am seeking more routines and cheers.

So if any of my readers have any that they recall from their younger years, let me know pleaseee!!

Thanks ladies!!

Felicia xx

Sunday, January 01, 2012

my very first blog post xx

hello to all my lovelies!

i am so excited to have finally made this blog !!  it has been some thing i have been pondering for a while now, and i finally decided to make my page public and begin sharing my posts w/ all of you! i am brand new to it, so please throw what ever tips you have my way!

this is my little spot where i can express all the thoughts that go on in this noggin' of mine. i'm very vivacious, and most definitely cannot be tamed. What I post is what appeals to me, what I'm going through in life, and just what goes on in this mind. It will be random. It will be fabulous. & I guarantee it will keep you addicted.

as mentioned above, i am new to the blogging world; however, i've been writing all my life. i love to keep records of my life. things i go through, stuff i learn, the various types of people i meet, the multiple jobs i have and how i got them, etc etc. why? because at the end of the year, i just love reading back on it and most of the time i end up saying "wow, i'm so glad i wrote that down because i would have never remembered it." and of course the few times i say "wtf, i was sooo stupiddd!!" lol so let's get to know a little about me & where i live.

first things first - my name. RICA. it's a nickname my boyfriend gave to me because i am puerto RICAn. & i needed something to go by because i don't always like telling people i don't really know or like my real name-- not to mention i really hate my real name. haha ;]

i live in chicago. this city is the best place to be. it has sooo much to offer. i will never love another city as much as i love this one. i am in a serious relationship with my first love, with whom i've been with for six years as of 2010. i love beauty;; make up, hair, clothes, shoes. all of it. i love experimenting with new ideas, and follow a daily skin regimen. i love my jeep liberty, and am obsessed with keeping it clean. i have two pitbulls, a male and female whom i love soooo very much. the male is my big baby and the female is my attack dog ;]


i am very domesticated. i am obsessed with a clean home. i am constantly cleaning. i love the smell of a clean home, and love looking at recently vacuumed carpets. i am also in charge of the finances, and are always on top of them. my credit score is finally one to admire, and i plan to keep it that way.

i'm girly, loving, and everyone tells me im the funniest person they've ever met. i love to laugh but enjoy making others laugh even more. most of the time i'm being a sarcastic asshole, and therefore you should never take what i say to heart. one of the reasons why i am funny is because i relate everything to sex. Sorry can't help having a dirty mind ;]

one thing most people say but don't really mean is how appreciative they are for what they have. i cannot tell you how blessed i feel every day just knowing i am waking up in my own bed, after laying in my boyfriend's arms all night; being surrounded by love; living in a place i call MY home; eating what ever my tummy desires; and being able to walk outside and breathe in the fresh air & soak up that warm sun...all of these things are things i will never EVER take advantage of EVER again. these are things we all must realize can be taken away at a moment's notice, well with no notice at all really, and we all should therefore count our blessings every hour of the day. (funny i see a blog pertaining to this recently... good knowing my ideas spark your posts. lmfao #laughing@you.))

i'm a child abuse awareness advocate-- i feel strongly for helping abused children. I am determined to work as a social worker/advocate/counselor for neglected/abused/confused children as i can relate to what they are going through on more ways than most would ever think.

i enjoy making people feel good about themselves, and pushing confidence back into girls who have lost their self-esteem, whether from a boyfriend or otherwise.

I have a few posts dedicated to information on child abuse awareness, the links are below:







so this is a little   about myself. i would love to read others' blog pages, and learn about you all as well so please don't hesitate to post your blog link as a comment here, and i will share my two cents at my earliest convenience!

thanks dollfaces && i look forward to building my blog site up from the ground up to the stars in the sky.

Rica Marie ... *

xox rica

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