Progress – 2 weeks 12-12-3-30

Sooooo I’ve had a ton of you message me, with kindness and encouragement and also saying you’re feeling inspired by me sharing this journey! That’s awesome!

So here’s the first 2 week picture progress report!

I’m so stoked. I couldn’t even see it, but side by side I see it! My waist is trimmer, my abs are poking through, and my arms and legs are leaning out. Wooo!

I’m stoked on the 12 lb back pack because I sweat buckets. And I imagine I had a lot of water retention. Which is maybe why i look muscular suddenly!? So FYI just know I’ve always been an athlete and trained hard,,, (even earned a Division 1 Soccer Scholarship …so the blue print for fitness is somewhat there ) ,, but I’ve never trained cardio like this with a 12lb back pack!

& Let’s talk about food. You guys. I don’t eat super poorly. And I don’t eat super well. I’m in between! I suffer from ‘I eat whatever I want when I want!’ LOL! Who can relate?

I’ve done intermittent fasting in the past and have had it work, as well as anti-inflammatory diets, but for me, this treadmill workout is super sustainable, whereas the diets I find I fall off for a multitude of reasons.

Anyhow, I want to say, regarding the before and after pix, I have not changed my food intake much!!! Which was the point of this experiment for me personally! My goal is to maximize the amount of weightloss, with the least amount of effort, for my personal sensibilities! Bear in mind my sensibilities may not be yours!!

For instance, here’s a snapshot of what I might eat on the daily:

Breakfast: 2 rice cakes, with peanut butter and banana on each, coffee w/ milk or almond milk

Mid morning: 4-8 oz yogurt smoothie – non fat or zero fat Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries and pineapple typically

Lunch: 1 portion salad/sushi/soup/sandwich whatever etc , maybe a coffee with milk or almond milk

Dinner: 1 portion salad/sushi/soup/sandwich/ noodles whatever etc, even a cheeseburger here and there. (Admittedly I ate a double double the other day and half a thing of fries.)

Dessert: dark chocolate (have you had that honey mamas stuff? OMG), or two cookies or maybe 4-6oz ice cream or yogurt – I don’t go crazy but I like sweets! I have a really big treat-tooth, so I don’t deprive myself. Lol. I imagine I’d get slimmer faster if I did. But I love dessert!!!! Lol.

I’d rather workout twice a day if I have to, than go without yummies! ya know? How about you?

Anyhow. Supplements, I’m not taking a ton, but I do try to take magnesium everyday, fish oil, a women’s multi, and sometimes I take herbs. Here are some cool ones I have been playing with:

This is so great. I take it every other night before bed, and it makes me feel so good! LOVE this product.
This one, be really careful with, first take it on a Friday or Saturday! …I maybe take it every other night before bed and it has helped so much with bloating! Couldn’t recommend enough if that is a challenge of yours. – Check out their whole site for whatever are your challenges!

Other things at the gym:

•I am jogging 2-3 minutes at the end of my walks, for lymphatic drainage!

•Doing a little bit of Russian twists, like 5 sets of 20 with a 45 lb weight.

•Also leg presses, similar 3-5 sets of 8-15 at about 110-150, just depends.

•Lots of stretching!

I should probably get consistent with the leg presses, but trying to see what works for me!

Anyhow. That’s it. That’s the TEA.

Lemme know your thoughts!! And I hope everyone hits the gym to try this!!

It’s so EASY and so satisfying, and so good for your health!

& I’ve linked to the 12lb back pack below!!! Get it. Get there. Xo

DISCLAIMER: This is not medical advice. RossmoreLA and it’s agents are not a mental/medical health practitioner or mental/medical health provider and is not holding itself out to be in any capacity. Rossmore GLE and it’s agents are not providing counseling or therapy services or attempting to diagnose, treat or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical or mental ailment. RossmoreLA and it’s agents provide entertainment in order to help you reach your own goals through personal accountability. Information for entertainment and inspirational purposes only.

Adobe & Teardrops

This is so exciting!

I got to speak with the eternally lovely Rachel Cholst of @adobeandteardrops about my album and song Baby Blue! click HERE to read the full interview!

It was truly lovely to get to share about my journey and the challenges and triumphs! I’m truly grateful for the forum to get to speak, so big shout out the Rachel and her awesome blog and safe space for conversation! Xo Suzy

New Active

Been working on the active line, Baby Blue,,,

After the first round of sampling, here are my thoughts:

I’m really into what I sampled because it’s in between!

•It’s SUPER soft and luxurious, but light weight.

•It doesn’t break the bank and it can withstand lots of washes etc.

•But also, considering how much I work out, and how often I like to shop, its priced just right where I get to wear the latest styles and trends, and feel up on my shit, while not over spending or sacrificing luxury.

•Furthermore, I can wear these items apres workout as well, because they are so fun! – I workout and go straight to work, so it’s a no brainer to throw on a fresh kit after I work out because they are SO COMFY and stylee!

(… & yes, I’m going to make some fun apres tees too! ) – I already have customers that have mentioned they are wearing their kit all day before they work out! So easy and fun! Yayyy

•Additionally, on the business side of things, in order to service my customer base, I want to put out new prints often! Right? …Rather than obsess over fits and seams. I’ll let other business owners service that sector.

To me, the fun is in the NEW PRINTS change up!!! While being able to rely on the fit and function.

What’s your number 1?.. I def like keeping things fresh and fun… because I NEED the diversion in order to stay on my fitness goals! Nothing is more fun than a new suit for the gym! Makes me feel like it’s worth it. Lol.

(I mean I know it is, but I need to trick my brain or else I will slow down and get off track on my fitness goals!)

So here are some new prints I’m working on! Excited to place the order ASAP!! What do you think?

Inspired by tropical print cotton gowns.
Inspired by modern art.
Inspired by vintage cowboy boots patterns.
Modern Art
Oversized Prints
Modern Art

Xo

12-12-3-30

Beet red after 12-12-3-30! It’s really strenuous but at the same time not …

Sooooo, during quarantine I was able to go down the rabbit hole of YouTube and cull an incredible amount of information on all sorts of things… much of it mindless and meaningless! LOL

But I did come across @laurengiraldo and her @twelvethreethirty routine! Which seems really incredible for her.

She was able to get super fit and lean off 30 extra lbs by WALKING on a treadmill everyday at 12 incline, 3 speed for 30 mins. & She attests she didn’t change her eating too much!

This seemed like an aha moment for me, as I have a ton of discipline with exercise and self betterment work, but tend to pull muscles from over-working out. So, in terms of consistency, that has been challenging in the past, ie being out for a week or even two, over a calf or a hamstring!

Due to this caveat, I was def searching for something low impact ie long term sustainability, to really get my heart rate up ya know!

Quaran-eating

During quarantine I walked and hiked a ton, but def over ate LOL. Anyway. The excercise just wasn’t enough to keep my eating at bay.

I bought a cycle, because I was not going to buy a treadmill!!

I can’t stand bulky household objects. Horrible. Keep those out of my sight! I figured I could tolerate an excercise bike until things let up! ,, LOL

So I got a little indoor cycle and road everyday, interval style, for 30-60 mins, sometimes twice a day if I was really stressed.

Progress!

I dropped 10 lbs. over maybe 6 weeks, which delighted me. But then I plateaued. . Even though I cycled everyday for 5 months, and fasted. …And I’ve been here before: Lighter, , , But with that goal of getting below my regular body weight, still seeming elusive!

How do I optimize?

meal prep? Tried it. Hate it. No thanks. -To me that is just disordered eating in a pretty container. LOL. No offense to anyone that gets results!! Maybe in the future!! LOL. ..For the right personality, ya it gets the job done, I’m not against it, just for myself, not right now! My sense of ‘really living’ is eating intuitively and without restriction. . .

Eating intuitively worked when I was an athlete, AND since I don’t believe in aging🤣, I’m pretty sure I can kick my metabolism into even higher gear and get the results I want. LOLOL

-The Trainers Input-

That’s when I ran into my friend’s cousin, he’s a trainer and Krav Maga expert. He dropped 30 lbs, getting really lean. He was FIT to begin with. Just had been able to optimize! I was like woo you look great! What did you do?

“ I hike uphill with a back pack filled with weights. “

My Aha…

I can def do that. I love walking and hiking.

What is that vest? Keep reading!

Wait what if I do the 12-3-30… weighted?

12-12-3-30 !!!

And so it began. I lost 3 lbs the first week. Let you know how it continues to go!

Success! 3 lbs lighter- Day 5- @blanklabelactive
All 5 days. Gym is pronounced gīme.. j/k

It’s so easy. And my muscles, while fatigued, are able to recover over night! I have not been sore once.

Day 4 @rossmorela
Day 1

SUSTAINABILITY ACHIEVED!

Anyhow. I feel better. And leaner. And that is all that really matters. Oh and my skin has gotten velvety! All in all, I really hope I can peel off 20lbs, maybe 30, while doing 12-12-3-30 and intuitively eating! Fingers crossed. We will see. Maybe I’m dreaming. Maybe I’m not?

Xoxo

DISCLAIMER: This is not medical advice. RossmoreLA and it’s agents are not a mental/medical health practitioner or mental/medical health provider and is not holding itself out to be in any capacity. Rossmore GLE and it’s agents are not providing counseling or therapy services or attempting to diagnose, treat or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical or mental ailment. Rossmore GLE and it’s agents provide entertainment in order to help you reach your own goals through personal accountability. Information for entertainment and inspirational purposes only.

Struggles

I’ve been listening and seeing a lot of people struggle recently, and I mean that,, on the heels of this crazy last year of 2020,, ..,but also even more recently, people are heading through 2021 and are now only realizing how badly they need to shift, and that maybe 2020 didn’t force them enough, SO now 2021 really is forcing the hand!

But don’t worry about it guys. I got you!! There are some really practical things you can do to create subtle while comprehensive shift! Here goes:

Garlic Cleansing!

Garlic is a great liver cleanse. And we all know how angering 2020 was, and maybe some of those feelings have gotten lodged in that good ol Liver! So give yourself an easy 3 day garlic cleanse. Here’s some simple instructions:

1) Commit to 3 days

2) Day 1, eat lightly, and when you do eat, have veggie/ fruit juices, lots of water and a primarily vegetarian based diet, just for 3 days. It’s no big deal!

2) At night take garlic pills or chop/mince 1-4 cloves of garlic and shoot in a little shot glass of juice right after dinner or before bed. But make sure you ate at some point, or else it can be intense!

3) That’s it! It’s a great cleanse. You should notice nice clear skin and feeling super alert!

*You can also buy Dr. Schulze – Detox Formula! It has garlic in it so it is really similar!

Furthermore.

I know a lot of people are seeking right now. . .

I used to be into meditation, and while it’s great as a band-aid, (and TRULY ITS A GREAT BAND AID ) if that’s all the energy you can muster! .. (I’ll post some good stuff at the end of this post.)

BUT it doesn’t really fix the problem! … I find prayer does!

– Find a way to pray and you will find the peace you are looking for. . .ask for peace in your heart. You could try saying, “God/Universe/Creator please give me peace in my heart right now.”

Prayer can be very personal and does not have to be religious! Prayer is a conversation, and it’s really helpful to just open that conversation up, because it’s healing to chat things out with a higher power! Ask God to straighten your life out! God is SUPREME and will get it done, much better than you can!!

And LAST, [trigger warning – this is going to get REALLY REAL!!]

So now you’re into detox and now you pray/meditate,,,, but why detox and then go back to your old ways and expect anything to actually change?

It can’t, if you keep using your addiction.

And it probably won’t especially if you keep muddying your shit up with toxins! … & If you’re dumping toxins in your system to keep yourself from feeling what ever it is you’re avoiding,, just know, that you’re not alone, everyone does it. But know this, feelings won’t kill you, but taking toxins will either cause a spiritual death or affect your health greatly,, to the point that they can kill you!!

So if you have a crutch, stop using it!!! Give it up. Ask God for help.

Your crutch will never fix what’s going on inside of you. Your crutch can be any addiction, bad tv, news, porn, food, sugar, alcohol, drugs, fortune readings, mean thoughts, anger, gossip, anything that gets you to stop feeling really!

Feeling good and having enough magnanimous energy to give to others, that’s an inside job.

You may tell yourself that you have it all, , , but the fruits of the spirit are the real wealth of this world, and without those, you will always turn to trying to portray the perfect image to people, while feeling empty inside.

And you won’t get to be able to even look at the inside job you need to do,,, if you dump toxins in. You won’t have enough mental clarity to decipher it,, you won’t be able to see straight enough to see the jobs that need to be done!

For a practical example, let’s say you see a therapist, and you go and talk about your shit, but then you feel triggered so you go home and drink and get in a fight with a family member. . . So then you go to therapy to tell your counselor about how you always fight with family members and how terrible they are to you,,,but you never tell your therapist the fight was after a few drinks , , , do you really think you’re going to get better if you’re dishonest with yourself and your therapist?

And do you think that the counselor, who is making a living off of you having problems, is ever going to tell you to stop drinking or drugging? and will they ever tell you that there is a clear relationship with how you feel and the toxins in your body? No they won’t.

They might profiting too much to tell you the truth, if they can even see it, in all reality they might not even know there is a connection. . .

But here’s the kicker, you are profiting as well, , , you get to stay in the vagueness. . Your ego gets to stay right! … You get to pat yourself on the back and tell yourself that you’re doing great, because you are getting counseling, , , while never actually doing the REAL work it takes to repair relationships… which means you would have to take responsibility for your actions… and you’d have to see your part. And the ultimate, accept yourself and all your humanity.

But you guys, self acceptance is the key to self love. It’s okay to be human!! Love yourself human!

This LIFE journey is all about love and self love.

Click this image to visit a really good sermon on self love and acceptance! ⬆️⬆️⬆️

You have to love yourself to be able to actually give and receive love in a REAL and meaningful way. And that doesn’t mean going through the motions of what it looks like to love oneself. Like buying all Gucci Clothes or getting the face of a celeb, or building a home like theirs, while being toxic to friends and family every chance you can get. Image in this instance, is a trap. It’s making you think you have it all, while it’s an illusion.

.. .It’s got to be real self love and real self acceptance to feel satisfied, and you can only achieve that if you’re HONEST with yourself! And you can’t be honest with yourself if you’re living a lie. . .

This may be a doozy of a post. But it’s been on my mind, and for the betterment and well being of people I care about, thought it should be said. I tried to be gentle. And kind. Be gentle and kind with me and with others. 💘

I hope everyone takes a minute to work on themselves and their physical health and their mental health. It is all is interconnected!

Love you xoxo

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DISCLAIMER: This is not medical advice. RossmoreLA and it’s agents are not a mental/medical health practitioner or mental/medical health provider and is not holding itself out to be in any capacity. Rossmore GLE and it’s agents are not providing counseling or therapy services or attempting to diagnose, treat or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical or mental ailment. RossmoreLA and it’s agents provide entertainment in order to help you reach your own goals through personal accountability. Information for entertainment and inspirational purposes only.

Baby Blue -Athleisure- !!!

Got my merch in!! Obsessed with the yoga suit. Def think that might be all I make from now on!! LOL. I had so much fun designing it and then getting it from the factory and then wearing it and and now posting it. I’m shook.

I’m also shook that you can wear them with boots and a tee, just as much as with the bra and hit yoga. Lots of use. And I’ve been washing them, and they held up so well! And I like that we developed them on the lightweight side of leggings. They don’t feel too hot, which sometimes bugs me when the fabric is too too thick. And I’ve squatted a bunch, they don’t seem too see through. Just right.

Anyhow. Hope you like. Grab a set. You’ll be stoked I promise. Will make you feel like a rockstar!⚡️🦋🌟xoxox

Countdown 1.

The Album has arrived!

Suzy Le Q – Baby Blue is now available on all platforms!

https://suzyleq.hearnow.com/baby-blue

I’m so pleased with the response!! Thank you to everyone who has DMd me or reached out! Can’t believe all the support. Thank youuuu from the bottom of my heart!

Also a number of Spotify playlisters have taken note and included me in their playlists!! I’ll have to make that a different post though!

And omg a few managers have reached out which is incredible, but I have to be honest, I have no idea what that means or what they’d even do for me. If anyone knows please write in! Xoxox

Countdown 2.

So we finished the album last year,, and I was left with the final aspects, , ,album title, album cover etc

I’ve always just shot myself for pix, or with friends and family, because I feel awkward in front of the camera, and am embarrassed that I rarely get good shots of myself by other people. Lol. (I mean that statement is all in my head right. People take good shots. I’m just too self-critical I guess ) , so in this instance I did the same. ..

Shot with amazing friends and family: @marybrennan and #donnalew and @marlena.rijn !!!! & That’s who shot all the items on the previous post ,,,

but for some reason I still wasn’t feeling complete in the journey, even with the STELLAR shots I had. . .and believe me. they are stellar!!!!!

Just needed something more ‘square’ because albums are square. Ha

& Sometimes journeys are about pushing out of your comfort zone. Throwing yourself into the unknown.

& in this instance. ..Maybe part of that journey was to do something I’ve never done for myself?!!! ,,, hire a photographer I’d never shot with… ! …I mean I’ve hired new people before to shoot my jewelry, hired out visionaries, and it always came out extra rad, but I was def a little hesitant. Do I really need to do that for me?!? Well I guess I did.

I fortunately came across yet another Amazing, heart centered, kind, and compassionate artist @jessicachanensmith , a woman behind the camera who had a vision for me, that I couldn’t see myself!

Www.jessicachanensmith.comhttp://jessicachanensmith.com

& She suggested a few directions like maybe a baby blue backdrop 70s prom inspired photo,, and sent me some visual examples,,,, so I tie- dyed a bed sheet with shiburi the night before the shoot and ran to goodwill for the silkie one,, and then boy we ran with it. We came up with the album cover, GREAT SHOT , we are about to reveal soon here, but not in this post. Still get alt photos! Lol. . Excited for you guys to finally see it though !!

And thank you to all the contributors, couldn’t have taken this shot without all the rest. It’s all a journey. Many of the Alt Shots will actually be in the Physical Album , like the back cover and insets, when that comes out soon after this digital drop!

Alt shot by @jessicachanensmith

Countdown 3.

So we are beginning the countdown to releasing this album I’ve been working on for over 10 years!

You might say Suzy, why 10 years? That’s so crazy!

Well it all began when I first started my business Rossmore. and while I was working 18 hour days often, I had a more flexible schedule so suddenly my artsy side began to flourish in the most amazing ways!

I had a friend writing and recording music and he said, “hey write a song with me,” so we did, it was called Body Hi, and it is the first song I ever wrote and he produced it! I LOVE this song and it has such a special place in my heart! And now over ten years later, it ended up as the 7th song on Baby Blue! It’s just a great song. Thank you Oscar for being so pivotal in this journey. Don’t know what I’d do without the gift of music you so generously shared with me!

Anyhow. Then I wrote some more songs. Went on a quick tour with Oscar and then decided to move from WeHo to Silverlake to pursue Music above all else! But that’s when things got hairy. I wanted to work with people, but I came across many challenges, some very difficult to work with relationships at times. And my project stalled over and over.

Then I got distracted, and took a detour on do a duo thing, that ended up being very disappointing for me personally, but ALSO just what I needed. The disappointment fueled me to work towards only getting MY album done, exactly how I saw it. In my vision!

So I prayed about it and let the whole dream go, but by the hand of god I was led to my current producer by my father-in-law, and man was this the moment for me!

From the point on of meeting my producer, I just put one foot in front of the other, to do one song at a time as I could afford, (studio and production time is a fortune!!) and finally 3 years later, here we are with my work of art, Baby Blue.

I am so proud. It took an army of people to get this done. And a decade of relationships, work, highs, lows, to bring this into fruition! And it’s done and I can’t wait to present it to you guys!

And lastly, Getting this album made was one thing. But then packaging it has been a whole other journey. I’ll share that part in the next post! Cheers to the count down. Here we go!

Below are all the mock ups that while we loved, did NOT become the album art work :

Donna Lew/Mary Brennan
Donna Lew / Mary Brennan
Donna Lew / Mary Brennan
Donna Lew / Mary Brennan
Marlena Rijn
Donna Lew/ Mary Brennan

NikkiBodikki

My Gal Nikki at Bullseye Vintage curated a little capsule collection just for all the babes at Rossmore! I love how seamlessly the pieces integrate with the Rossmore Btq items! It’s like they were meant to go together! You know pieces are fire when they play well with others! Each piece is one of a kind and full freaking vtg delicious. You will be so pleased with the amount of compliments you receive!

I’ve been working with Nikki for over ten years, we have sold all over the country together at events and trade shows! It’s with my pleasure I introduce her work to you all! She’s always been a dealers dealer, like the people in the vtg scene go to her when they need something special and so do I! She can source anything, and not to mention has crazy style and taste! Anyway, get ready, the mini collection drops Friday! Woo! Are you on the mailing list? Get there first!