I want to share about what happened Sunday, April 13th!
I have met Taylor several times since 2007. She knew who I was before Sunday (I want to clear this up from some of the articles being posted.) In September at the last Red show in Nashville, I told Taylor I was engaged. She was so excited for me and took the “ring” picture and signed the card for Bryan & I. She asked me to “remind her about the wedding.”
A few weeks ago I sent Taylor a bridal shower invite and wedding save the date and told her I didn’t have wedding invites yet. I was anxiously waiting to see if she would ever get the cards.
I was in the hallway waiting for a friend to come who was lost looking for the room. I saw a girl coming toward me with a huge basket and stared confused who she was because I didn’t recognize her right away. I just stared at her trying to figure out why she was coming into my room haha. When she got closer she said “hi.” and I RAN to her and said “OMG WHAT” and I turned and SCREAMED “Abbeye” 3 times. Abbeye said she thought I broke my ankle because I sounded panicked hahaha. When Taylor walked in everyone was so in shock- and she kindly took pictures with everyone. She told me she couldn’t make the wedding so she wanted to surprise me here. She seemed SO excited to be there. She said she was tired but she slept on the plane. I thought this was a hi and bye thing- and she told me she was staying the whole time. Then we all sat down and ate (Bryan pulled up a chair next to me for her because she asked if she could sit by me :) ) She asked what you do at a bridal shower and said she had never been to one. We both had on Jimmy Choos (I wore my wedding shoes!) This came up because she said “I like your shoes” and I told her they were Jimmy and she said “mine are too! These are my only pair too- we must have a thing.” and I said “Yeah- they are my only pair too.” and everyone laughed. Next I went up in front and opened gifts- Taylor’s was first only because they had put it right in front of my chair- we didn’t realize it was hers. She apologized for going overboard she said she wasn’t sure what to get! She said she checked my registry and wanted to get me my PB chandelier, but it was backordered, so she went to William Sonoma instead. She was SO excited to give me my mixer. She said she has the same one and it’s her favorite. I have ALWAYS wanted the red one. I don’t know if my reaction was excited- but everything was so overwhelming I was trying to process it all. But I want her to know I have always wanted the red one and my mom said “pick a fun color” but I always loved the red. My aunt got me the mint green one I had asked for but I assured Taylor I would use hers and it would be on display. :) I got a card that sang ‘Today was a Fairytale” and I knew it was a singing card so I just peeked in and she said “It’s okay you can open it” so I opened it and sang over dramatically and everyone laughed and she covered her face. haha After the gifts we got cake and coffee. Taylor said the cake was amazing. (She also tried buckeyes for the first time and loved them!) People started to ask for pictures again, and she continued to talk to everyone. She seemed so happy for me and asked me several questions about the wedding- I showed her my dress, the tables, my brooch bouquet, my boots. She said it is going to be a beautiful wedding and don’t be nervous! She said I handled myself well during the shower so don’t get stressed at the wedding. We took the pic holding the LOVE letters my mom made. She loved all of our decor (Including the pic of her and I) and she took pictures of everything to show her mom (She said). She loved the mason jar centerpieces Bryan made and said he is a walking pinterest! ha! She also videoed a lot of the shower so she could remember it. The theme was “Loving him IS red” and she loved that. She told me she had to get back to NYC because her friend (Gracie) was on an ice skating tour and she promised her she would be out to see her. Then she had to be at MTV. I thanked her and hugged her one last time and she whispered “I love you.” and I whispered “I love you bigger” she looked at me and smiled, then waved to everyone and left.
I can’t even imagine what she spent to do all this for me. For the gifts, for the cost to use her private plane to get here and back. She was running on no sleep. I can’t comprehend why she would do this but it makes me adore her more than I ever thought I could. She made sure the day was about me (That is why she pulled me in everyone’s photos). She told me several times I looked beautiful. She wanted to meet my bridal party and my family. She gave me so many hugs and the way she looked at me I knew she loved me and cared about me. It meant the world to me. I think she really enjoyed a “normal’ day. I don’t know why she went out of her way to do something so amazing- but I appreciate it more than I can express. Kayla pointed out that the letter I wrote her in September I quoted “I’ve been afraid of changing cause I’ve built my life around you.” I think this was Taylor’s way of reminding me it’s okay to grow up and move on. I will always support her and she will always be in my life. The people who are meant to be in your life will always find a way to stay there.
Thank you, Taylor. I love you bigger. xo
”I’m not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me.”
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moon, you’re beautiful no matter what shade of red you wear
So last year I made a similar post and I wanted to do another one. I know a lot of girls strive to achieve that VS model body and tbh with you most of these girls won a genetic lottery. They are tall and naturally thin but they are also fit and strong thanks to their healthy lifestyle.
Most of the models eat low GI non processed real food 95 % of the time.VS typical meal
Breakfast: Such things as egg whites oatmeal, veggies, fruit, organic yogurt. Lean protein and slow-burning, complex carbs.
Lunch: You’ll nearly always see a Victoria secret model backstage sipping on a green smoothie! A green smoothie includes water and a range of leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, etc. The darker the veggie the more vitamin it holds, so imagine how much you’d be getting from a green smoothie!), a salad (raw, or slightly steamed) topped with chicken or turkey, fish (Such as tuna or salmon), or lean meat.
Dinner: Eat vegetables (Just like the previous, eat your greans! steamed spinach, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli asparagus) with fish, chicken, or turkey, also sweet potato is a big favourite of Miranda Kerrs!
Snacks: Low-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, pears, apples, kiwi; A good treat that Jason suggests to the models is having apple with a spoon of peanut butter, I personally suggest a nut mix like almonds, peanuts, cashews, You can buy this at Woolworths and other supermarkets it’s one of my favourites! (Make sure it’s salt and sugar-free); hummus with cucumber slices or celery, or a small portion of a leftover meal.
DIET OF OTHER MODELS~
Adriana: She tries to eat low carb/low GI food. She usually has eggs for brekfast, protein shakes for snacks and some type of protein with veggies for dinner and lunch
Candice: She has the discipline to stick to a healthy, natural diet. In spite of this, she has no qualms about indulging herself in pasta and pizza from time to time. Her usual diet which is comprised of a lot of vegetables as well as steak for muscle building is sufficient to compensate for her occasional binges. She is also big on drinking plenty of fluids like fresh coconut water or just plain water. Some have also speculated on the African green tea which comes all the way from her home country in South Africa, as being the secret to the maintenance of her slim body.
Miranda: “Rather than diet my family instilled in me a real appreciation and passion for good health and organic living. I adopt the 80/20 rule. 80% good, 20% indulgent and that works for me and my body personally. I love food and enjoy eating fresh organic produce. I drink warm water and lemon every morning and I also drink lots of good quality purified and preferably alkaline water throughout the day. My Nan introduced me to Noni juice when I was twelve years old, which I drink twice daily. I treat myself occasionally and don’t have any guilt or conditions placed on it. Food is my friend and consistency is the key. I believe that everything in moderation is best. I follow the Dr. Peter D’Adamo Blood Type Diet as best I can. It’s an eating and living guideline that understands you as a biochemical individual… and I find it really works for me. I eat vegetables, ocean caught fish, and small amounts of organic free range chicken.” She also became cut gluten from her diet.
Doutzen: I have to work really hard,” she said in a recent AP interview. “My body — I have a voluptuous body. I am not one of those skinny girls. ”I like to enjoy life,” Kroes says, later adding, “I am a totally healthy girl that eats but eats in moderation,” she says of her favorite treats like cheese, bread and chocolate - With once exception. When she wanted to earn her Victoria’s Secret angel wings. When asked what it took for her to become a Victoria’s Secret model, Kroes says: “Strict sugar- and carb-free meal plan and spending many extra minutes a day jumping rope. For other fashion shows you can be skinny, but for Victoria’s Secret, you need definition.”
Behati: Prinsloo has said that she likes to eat scrambled eggs, avocado and toast for breakfast. Eggs provide a low-calorie source of protein and may also protect you against breast cancer and macular degeneration. Avocados provide fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin E and vitamin B as well as heart-healthy oil. And toast, especially if made from whole grains, provides fiber. She loves eating healthy and tries to eat as healthy as she can.
Erin: “I try to eat as healthy as possible. This includes eating a balanced diet of foods such as granola, vegetables, protein, nuts, etc,” Heatherton revealed in the interview.
On her go-to healthy snack, Erin says that, “I enjoy eating fruits as my healthy snack.” During a weight-loss program facing temptations can be a real burden. Erin confesses that, “I try to resist temptation as often as possible. I remind myself that end result of giving into temptations is often not worth the expense.”
Lindsay: “Eating well and being active is just part of my daily routinethe Angel subsists on a diet of green juices and protein shakes. “I don’t restrict myself at all,” she says. “I love a cheeseburger and I indulge in sweets like apple crisps and dark chocolates, so I just burn more calories.”
Alessandra: She tries to eat healthy even during buring her pregnancy. Shelikes to start her day with eggs, a quality protein that she’ll take scrambled, poached or benny’d . She’s not afraid to add healthy carbs like toast or fruit on the side. Her lunches are also simple and healthy, but vary based on her schedule. She’s also a fan of Japanese takeout and can be found ordering miso soup and spicy tuna rolls.
Lily: ”I ate so much salmon for the last two months - you wouldn’t believe it. Literally, I cannot see salmon for like eight months, I ate so much of it.
”I tried to eat really clean foods before the show, and I just had a baby, so I was eating overtime to keep with breast feeding.” Lily also revealed that she began her post baby diet almost immediately after giving birth to her daughter and ”ate really clean foods: all organic fruits and vegetables” almost every day.
As well as yoga and Pilates, Kerr trains five or six days a week with leg weights, sliding discs and resistance bands. “I did yoga throughout my entire pregnancy,” she told Vogue’s Sarah Harris in 2012.
“I need to pay people to make me work out or I wouldn’t do it,” Heatherton told VOGUE.COM US, revealing that she undertakes a high-octane half-hour workout that has her switching between intervals of sprinting and power walking on an incline. “It’s exhausting… but then comes my favorite part - a half hour of yoga. I love the way it tones but also loosens you up.”
Stomach crunches, sit-ups and kick boxing.
Rope-jumping and yoga three to four times a week, and shadow boxing for 90 minutes four times a week, in addition to running around after her 15-month-old son.
Pilates and yoga three times a week, and intense 10-day sessions of the Brazil Butt Lift class, devised by her trainer. “It isn’t hard to stay in shape,” Ambrosio told Vogue’s Sarah Harris. “I think I’m in better shape now than I was 10 years ago, but it takes a bigger toll – I get back pain!”
Boxing and pilates several times a week. During the last 10 days before the show, the routine is daily.
Pilates, yoga, swimming and aqua-running.
“I’m very athletic; I always have been. I did every sport under the sun while growing up,” she told VOGUE.COM US. “I studied classical ballet and dance for years, and I continue to always be very active. Whether running, biking, swimming, or dancing, I just like to always be on the move.”
Ellingson relies upon dance classes and yoga, having danced a lot growing up. “When it comes to exercise, I don’t like anything that’s too serious,” she told VOGUE.COM US in 2011.
Weightlifting, boxing and rope-jumping twice a day.
“I try to do Pilates when I can all year around and I also like to swim a lot. I also have a trainer that kicks my butt when it’s needed! I like to be active and keep busy,” she told us in June 2012. “I eat healthy and stay active & drink plenty of water!”
Taylor has been on Tumblr for a full week! Virtual. Dance. Party.
~ Taylor Nation