New Photoshoot With White Cedar!

Tegan-Aileen-Plus-Model

Many of you may not know this but I actually started this blog as a means to give me honest, real opinion about a few things that are on the minds of many women out there.

Health, Fitness and living a full “Well” life are goals for many of us.

But in reality we all have a lot going on and trying to balance these things for anyone can be tricky to say the least!

So! I wanted to put it out there. An honest look at tryna get it all done.

I’ve been a full figured model since 2010. I’ve been blessed to work with fantastic agents, amazing photographers and gifted designers. All of whom encouraged me to be my tall ass curvy self in an industry where a size 2 is the norm.

It hasn’t been without it’s hurdles – I am the average woman’s size (10-14 on any given day). Even in a new fashion industry the encourages diversity it can be challenging as an “average size” model. However, it was my whole inspiration behind this blog.

Legit – I’m you lol.

I have another job. I have to pay my rent on time and I am constantly trying to grow and better myself. With that in mind I started this blog to give an honest, kinda cheeky look at these topics.

Recently, I’ve been getting my health on big time. I had taken some time from modelling to work and travel. Now, I am slowing reintroducing myself back into the scene and by doing so have had the opportunity to work with some more incredible people.

At the end of April I did a wonderful photoshoot with Catherine Oshanek of White Cedar. 

Not only is she a very gifted photographer but Catherine’s own story is  very inspiring!

She’s won numerous awards in photography and started an inedible campaign that supports young people struggling with bullying. Check out I’ve been bullied here.

It’s people like Catherine that have kept me in the modelling industry. Their drive and ability to break outside the box never ceases to encourage and inspire me to put my curvy self forward!

And now with out further ado here are some amazing new images courtesy of Catherine and White Cedar 🙂

Tegan Aileen's Shoot with White Cedar  Tegan Aileen shooting with Catherine Oshanek

Tegan-Aileen-Modeling for White-Cedar   Tegan-Aileen-Full-sized-model

Check out bigger and better versions of these images on my Pintrest & Tumblr

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Getting Back on the Workout Wagon

Getting back on the work out wagon

Okay, sooo I did that whole 3 month fitness challenge … We all know how that went (in case you don’t – it was awesome).

But afterward I had a dying urge to take a break -so I did.

Because I believe in doing what feels good for you! I took 1.5 months off (almost).

There where a few things here and there that you could put into the fitness category but in actuality I just spent sometime enjoying the freaking glorious weather we’ve been having.

The world slowed ever so slightly and I just wanted to go with the flow.

This week I started back on my workout schedule. I was really surprised, even though I took all this time off, I got back into it very easily. I expected to hate every second and just cop out…but some how I kept going.

Here’s a breakdown of what I’m doing to get back into routine this week.

200 Skips

20 crunches on stability ball

20 twist crunches on stability ball

10 lower ab crunches (cause those always slay me)

20 squats (with 15lb weight)

20 leg extensions per side

20 ass pulses per side ( I have no idea what these are really called lol)

2 20 second planks

Repeated 3 times in total

End with 100 skips while wearing 5 lb ankle weights on each ankle.

Work-out-with-Tegan-Aileen

What do you think? I think it’s pretty good start 😉

Major Lazer = Workout Mix for a BOSS

Okay, so this mix just got me so pumped I had to share! It’s by far the best workout mix I have found to date. Major Lazer is TOTALLY my workout jam and believe me – this shit will bring you back (Why hello Confusion, it’s been a while and it seems I’ve forgotten what a bad ass track you were) and keep you going the whole 45 minutes.

Strong Recommend – Especially 16:00-25:00 – Amazballs