phlegmatic temperament

phlegmatic temperament

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I'm not an excitable person. I don't get excited.

This is not a new thing I've discovered. I've pretty much been this way my entire life. And it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy things or even look forward to future endeavors. It's just that, when I hear good news or when I know something great is on the horizon, I'm more steadfast in my approach. I won't be the one jumping for joy, nor will I be the one who appears "super into it" -- ever. Where an excitable person might say "Wow, that's awesome," I would instead say "OK, sounds good." I think this is because I internalize.

But it continues even once I have actually been presented with something exciting. If I were to win a shopping spree (which would be fantabulous), I would be happy that I won and would even think about all the things I would purchase. But I wouldn't share it on the internet, and I certainly wouldn't use any exclamation marks.

My temperament is phlegmatic.

This type of personality is traditionally associated with water (makes sense as I'm a Pisces and I was born on an island), and these type of people are "inward, thoughtful, calm." I used to think that the fact that I don't really get excited was a bad thing. I used to think that it meant that there was nothing that I truly loved. But I know that's not the case. It might just mean that I love even deeper because everything I'm connected to--from my shoes to my dogs--is internalized and deep.


Things that I thoroughly enjoy, but don't get excited about:

  • The Denver Broncos
  • Charlie Hunnam
  • Horchata                     
  • A Well-Fitted Outfit
  • Vacations & Weekends
  • Blogging
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Natural Hair
  • The Perfect Playlist
  • The Perfect Movie
  • The Perfect Book
  • A Netflix Marathon
  • Brad Pitt
  • Interracial Couples/Biracial Children
  • Decor
  • Kahlua & Cream
  • Sleep
Now it's your turn. Do you get excited? What things do you thoroughly enjoy?
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I see reps. I C9.

Is it time to get my athleisure on? Athleisure is essentially a combination of athletics and leisure. When it comes to workout clothes, I'm looking for pieces that work for athleisure: athletic enough to go hard and do work at the gym, and leisurely enough for a quick stop for a smoothie afterward.

This is where C9 comes in. A lot of people make New Year's resolutions, and one of the most common ones is to get fit. I started my workout plan back in May of last year and did really well with it. Did I tell you I lost 15 pounds? Well, then the holidays hit and I gained back five of those pounds. So I'm back in the gym (and eating right) to do work. And there's no better way for me to do that (and keep resolutions) than with great fitting workout clothes. Target® C9 by Champion offers a line of workout gear that will help get you fit.

I don't know about you, but it's easiest for me to get into workout mode when I'm equipped with the proper gear, from headbands to footwear. Attending a Barre class or running on a treadmill in the wrong attire is just a setup for resolution failure. Instead, truly think about what you wear when you hit the gym. Look for clothes with Duo Dry stretch fabric to keep you comfortable. Get something that wicks away moisture while also providing a flattering waistband that conforms to your body. That's why I love C9 by Champion so much. This line of workout clothes and gear comes with everything you need to get in shape and look good while doing it.

My run leggings and seamless tee are the coolest workout pieces I own. The leggings have advanced high performance and a power core warm compression, which means it's easier to work out in colder weather. So no "it's January and cold out" excuses. I'm also wearing thin non-slip headbands and a compression sports bra. The bra has a knit mesh for breath-ability, a compression fit for support and removable cups. Target® C9 by Champion is currently on sale as part of the Get Fit event.

What do you like to wear to workout?


On the Muse: | Target® C9 by Champion women's run leggings c/o ($28) | Target® C9 by Champion women's medium support compression sports bra c/o ($17) | Target® C9 by Champion women's seamless tee c/o ($16) | Target® C9 by Champion thin headbands c/o ($5) |

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

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When I was in Mexico in December, I saw so many wonderful ponchos. I wasn't sure if I could pull them off, but I said what the hell and bought this one during Zara's big-ass sale. What do you think? I know the snow is coming down for a lot of you on the east coast this week, but it's actually getting a bit warm in Cali so I have to milk this poncho as much as I can before spring. Plus, I'm totally channeling Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars with this look, right? Hench, the "spaghetti western" post title.

And this dainty white chevron necklace from Urban Peach is a new favorite. So simple; so chic. Be sure to shop the site (link below) for great deals on fun jewelry (including all those double-sided earrings everyone is loving). Right now, you can get any two necklaces for $15 with code 2FOR15--sale ends 2/1.

Since the previous weekend was so busy, this was a much more relaxed two days. Sigh...two days. Why aren't all weekends three days? Why aren't work vacations seven weeks? Why don't we raise the minimum wage? Sorry--now I'm just getting all state of the union on here. Anyhoo, I cleaned out my old makeup and skin care products. I didn't realize I had hoards of items in the guest bathroom...just sitting there. Ugh. The trash man cometh.

Also, I went to the gym six days in a row last week, which I haven't done in months. And when I went to get my eyebrows done, the lady said to me, "you are so skinny." I don't know if that's because she could tell I've been going hard at the gym or if it's because of these awesome True Religion runway leggings. The twisted-seam construction creates the illusion of longer legs, so that's probably half the reason why I looked so fit in her mind. But, uh, thanks eyebrow lady (I write as I drink a totally not-at-all fattening Thai iced tea).

On the Muse: | True Religion runway leggings c/o | White chevron necklace c/o Urban Peach | Zara fringe poncho | Cynthia Rowley tee (TJMaxx find) | Forever 21 sandals | Target hat | 100% Pure tart nail polish c/o |

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