How To Get Over Intimidation At The Gym (Gymidation)


Intimidation at the gym: it is something that is so common now that there is actually a word for it- “Gymidation”. You see all these really fit and attractive people working out around you at the gym, they go in so focused and determined, they know exactly what they’re doing. While you feel frumpy and a mess and wander around, not really knowing where to get started. Like most people, I felt that way too. But let me tell you, you don’t have to feel like that. It does get better. If you feel gymidation whenever you try to workout, then read on to see how to let go of that intimidation and become confident in the gym.

I’ve been going to the gym regularly for 3 months now and at first I definitely felt intimidated. I thought that maybe people were judging me and thinking to themselves that I was doing everything wrong. I felt like I looked ridiculous at times with what I wore or with my gut all obvious and clear for people to see. I felt like a mess. But I accepted that. I knew that I looked like a hot mess. That’s exactly why I was going to the gym in the first place, to improve my appearance and to work on the things that I was self conscious about.

At times I did feel embarrassed but I just pressed on. And ultimately, that is my advice for you too. Keep going to the gym and keep working out hard even if you feel like a mess because you know what? That’s the only way you’ll see any results. That way of thinking is exactly what helped me to continue. I knew that I might look silly right now but in time I’d soon feel better about myself.

Change is not going to happen by you staying in your comfort zone, curled up at home under a blanket, eating ice cream (which is one of my favorite things to do). You need to push pass your little bubble of comfort because doing the same thing is only going to give you the same results. But if you’re serious about making a change and seeing a difference, then you’re going to have to try some new things (like going to the gym). And it doesn’t have to be hard at all. You don’t have to hit the gym 6+ times a week. I only go to the gym 3 times a week and I have seen amazing results just in the short time that I’ve been going.

Don’t worry about other people at the gym. Focus on you, your workout, and why you’re there in the first place. Keep clear in mind your goals and where you’d like to see yourself a few months down the road. It’s only by sticking to the process that you’ll see the results you want. Don’t cheat yourself from reaching your goals just because you’re scared of what other people may be thinking. Whether they are thinking negatively about you or not doesn’t really matter. They can think what they want but it won’t affect you. And if they are, then just let that be added motivation to prove to them, and to yourself, that you can do anything you set your mind to.

I really hope this article has helped you guys. For so long, I wasn’t reaching the goals that I wanted for myself because of fear. I don’t want you guys to be like that though. I am so happy that I am finally taking control of my life and putting in the action that’s necessary to reach my goals. I don’t want fear to hold you back from being the happiest person that you can be. Now that I’m going to the gym regularly, I feel so good both inside and out. Working out is so therapeutic for me, especially if I’ve had a rough day. And those endorphins make you feel so good and bursting with energy for hours afterwards. Plus, I’m gaining confidence with the more I sculpt my body. I want you guys to be able to enjoy those benefits too.

So may you be fearless on your fitness endeavors and keep pressing forward πŸ™‚


Goals For July 2018

background-image-ballpen-black-843227.jpgI think it’s so important that we are always improving and growing in our lives. That’s why I like to constantly set new goals for myself so I always have something to work towards and become better in. With this new month upon us, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to set some new goals. I wanted to share them so they can hopefully help inspire you all with your own goals. So, here they are:

  1. Stay on track with my weight loss journey. I won’t lie, at times it has been a struggle to continue. Even though I have found a way that works for me and is relatively easy, sometimes I just don’t want to have to track my calories or try to stay within a certain calorie budget. I sometimes just want to be able to eat whatever I want and not have to think about it. But I know that I need to continue. I’ve been so happy with my results already and I just know that I won’t be satisfied if I just stop right now. If I did, I would just continue to have the same insecurities that I’ve had for so long. So I want to push on and stick with the process. I’m almost done so it’ll just be a little while longer.
  2. Find a new place to live. As you guys may know by now, we are moving. We’ve been looking for a new home for 2 weeks now and it has been exhausting! Between constantly searching for homes, making calls, taking tours, getting my hopes up, and then being let down, I am tired of the whole process. So I’d like to find a home and start moving into it this month too, if possible.
  3. If we do move this month, then I’d like to get our home simplified and organized. I’m kind of tired of having our place so disordered. Honestly, when the house is a mess it makes me feel very overwhelmed and stressed. I don’t want to feel like that. So I want to get rid of a whole lot of things and simplify our house even more. I’ll be sharing with you guys how I’m organizing our place too along with some before and after photos, so stay tuned for that. πŸ™‚

Those are my main goals so far for this month. I know it’s not as much as last time but every month will be different like that. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Give this a “like” if you enjoy these kind of articles so I’ll know to write more like them. Please share any goals you’re working on at the moment. I would love to get some new ideas for my own personal growth πŸ™‚

Weight Loss Journey Update: How I’m Eating To Lose The Weight

*Disclaimer: I just want to start off by saying that I am not a doctor. This is just my personal experience and what has worked for me. The information I share with you is what I have learned through trial and error and my own research. But of course, if you have any questions about any of this, please make sure to discuss it with your doctor first.*


If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, then you’ll know that in May of 2018 I decided to start my fitness journey. I wanted to update you guys because I know articles like this can help encourage and motivate others who are on a similar path.

Today is now July 1st of 2018 and I am happy to say that I am still on my fitness journey. This would be my 7th week of working out at the gym and eating portion controlled meals. I am so proud of myself though for really sticking with it this time. It’s funny how you can have so many times that you tell yourself, “This is it. I’m finally going to lose the weight!” But then you just end up quitting. Honestly you guys, I had been saying for about 6 years now that I was going to lose this weight. I would try so many different things that ended up just not working or I didn’t like it so I’d quit. So I find it so crazy that this time around I am sticking with it. I am serious about losing the weight this time and there is nothing that’s going to stop me. I am just that motivated and determined. But I feel like the reason why this way of losing weight is working is because it’s not hard to me or dreadful at all. I don’t feel starved or deprived or anything like that.

For the first month of my weight loss journey I just focused on portion control and it worked, but only during that time. After a while I noticed that my weight had plateaued. I tried to wait it out to see if it’d work itself out. But after 3 weeks of being the same weight, I decided I’d try calorie counting. I just didn’t want to be wasting my time doing something that was no longer working. And I felt like 3 weeks was long enough to wait. So I went online and tried a few different calorie calculators to see how much I should be eating for weight loss. I tried about 3 or 4 different ones. They all tend to give you a different number so I just took the average of all of them. I ended up with about 1600 calories. I think that is the perfect number for me. I still nurse my toddler 4 times a day, I tend to be moderately active, and I workout at the gym 3-4 times a week for an hour each session. I also have a good amount of muscle mass on my body. So all that needs to be taken into consideration when determining your calories. One calculator tried saying that I needed to eat just 1300 calories which I already felt was very low for me but I thought I’d give it a try. When I did, I was very hungry all day, felt light headed, exhausted, and irritable. So I knew that I needed to eat more. The crazy thing too is that before I thought all those symptoms were normal to feel when losing weight. But let me tell you, they’re not! That was a big reason why I never stuck to losing weight before: because I didn’t want to feel like that for months while trying to lose weight. So if you find yourself feeling miserable at all when trying to eat less for weight loss, try increasing your calories by a few hundred, Most likely you’re body just needs to eat a little more.

A really simple tool I’m using for calorie counting that I’m sure you heard of is the “My Fitness Pal” app. It’s free to download and so easy to use. I’m not getting paid or endorsed by them at all. This has just really helped me and I think it”ll help you as well. I have always hated counting calories. HATED! But this app is seriously so quick and easy to use. It even has a bar code scanner so if you have the package of the food you’re eating, you can just scan the bar code with your phone and it’ll upload all the nutrition information for you and then you’re done. If you tend to eat the same meals (like I do. I eat the same breakfast everyday.) you can log all the ingredients for it on your phone and then save it on the app. So next time when you’re eating that meal again, you don’t have to log each and every little thing again, you can just click on the saved “meals” button and it”ll have it all ready to go for you right there. If you’re going to a restaurant, it’ll already have the menu and calories on your phone so you can literally just click on what you ordered instead of having to log it all in yourself. I honestly love this app (especially the bar code feature πŸ™‚ ). So even if you’re someone like me who has tried tracking your calories before but hated it, try giving this app a try. You might just like it πŸ™‚

I also don’t restrict myself when it comes to cravings. If I really want to eat something, I’ll let myself have it. I just make sure to keep it within my calorie intake for the day. I feel it’s best to eat what you want in moderation now, than to restrict and deprive yourself for so long until you can’t take it anymore and you end up binge eating hard. Also, eating in a balanced way like this will help you in sticking to your weight loss plan long term since there are no rules as to what you can and cannot have.

And I just wanted to touch on something that was very hard for me losing weight this time around, since I know other people may be experiencing the same thing. I have lost 40 pounds in the past when I was at my heaviest but back then I was able to drop the weight so quickly. There were times where I’d lose 7 pounds in a week and it wasn’t even like I was trying to. But now I lose 1 pound a week. It was very frustrating at first to see how slow the weight was coming off. Especially since now is the time that I’m working my hardest at the gym and eating less, and yet I’m losing the weight much slower than when I was heavier and wasn’t trying nearly as hard. I had to remind myself though of how my body is going to try and hang onto these vanity pounds so it is going to take longer. I also reminded myself that progress is progress. That has basically been my motto throughout this fitness journey. Even if you are losing the weight so incredibly slow, just be happy that you’re going in the right direction. You’re still losing weight, even if it is slow, and that’s bringing you one step closer to your goal. It’s that mindset that has helped me to keep going even when I become impatient and wish that I could drop the weight faster. Before I would be so upset that my progress was so slow that I would just quit. But how is that helping the situation? Β At least before you were making progress. If you quit, then you’re not getting any closer to your goals.

To sum this all up for you: track your calories (but don’t go tooΒ low), eat what you’d like but just in moderation, and keep in mind that progress is progress. I hope this article has helped you guys. I just really don’t want you to waste your time like me doing all the wrong things when you can just get it right the first time and finally reach your goals. Please give this a “like” if you enjoyed it and comment down below a weight loss hack that has worked for you. We could all use each other’s help.


Cupshe High Waisted Bikini Review: My Experience

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing a lot about Cupshe swimsuits for a while now. Whether it be on Pinterest or Youtube, I tend to see Cupshe ads a lot. After watching one of my favorite Youtubers rave about their swimsuits, I thought I’d give them a try.

The first thing I noticed when I looked at their website was just how cute their swimsuits are. I personally think that they’re very unique and not something you’d see shopping at regular stores. They have a lot of styles to choose from. For me, I chose a highwaisted bikini. I did highwaisted just because I think it looks more flattering. Highwaisted anything tends to highlight a womens curves so that they’re more noticeable. It compliments your curves 😊 It also can hide any parts that maybe you’re a bit self conscious about like a lower belly pooch or lower back fat.

Buying this swimsuit was so important to me because I have never bought a swimsuit that was just my style and that I felt cute and attractive in. All my life I pretty much always wore a shirt and shorts when going in the water because I was too self conscious. Then just recently I finally wore a one piece and with no cover up. The only thing was, it wasn’t my style so I didn’t feel 100% confident. But it was much better than my shirt and shorts days. So I very much wanted to buy a swimsuit that flattered my body and made me feel my best. And I’m so glad I bought this one.

It was only $30.99 which I didn’t think was bad at all. At a recent store I went to, they wanted to charge $30 EACH for a bikini top and bottom. I do not want to spend $60 on a swimsuit. So I was happy with the price.

The swimsuit ended up taking about 10 days to get to me. When it came, it was folded into the little bag that you see in the first picture. It was very cute. The coloring was exactly what I thought: peach top with black and white striped bottoms. The bra is actually padded which is an added bonus. I didn’t know it came like that. So at least I don’t have to worry about anything being seen through. Overall, I felt that it was good quality and nicely made. The only only thing I’d say about it is I think they made a mistake with just one of the stiches. It looks like maybe they skipped a stitch or something. But I honestly don’t think its something anyone would notice so I’m not too upset about it. Its just one of those things that I’m always going to see and know its out of place but nobody else will.

I really like the fit. I ended up ordering a medium. I couldn’t decide between getting a small or medium but since they were out of stock with the small, I just took a chance and ordered the medium. It ended up fitting perfectly so I’m glad I did. I’m normally a small on top and a medium on the bottom (so a 4/6). Since I’m on the shorter side (5’3) the top ended up being able to stretch and cover my lovehandles which I was really happy about. I’m currently working on them at the gym but I’m not there yet. They’re smaller but still there. So just the fact that I’ll be able to cover them up while I’m still in the process of losing them is reassuring to me.

My takeaway: if I’m ever in need of a swimsuit, I would definitely buy from them again. Their swimsuits are cute, affordable, and very flattering. I’m glad I tried them out (I never buy clothes online) and I can’t wait to buy from them again 😊

I hope you guys liked this post. If you’re into clothing reviews like this, make sure to give this a thumbs up so I can continue to write similar articles.

Have you guys ever ordered from Cupshe? If you did, how was your experience? I’d love to hear from you.

Why We Have Less Than 2 Months To Find A Home (Story Time)

It’s crazy how things can change so much overnight. One day you’re going about your normal business and the next you get some pretty life changing news. That’s exactly what happened to us this past Tuesday.

That day started off just like any other. I stayed home with my baby girl (as I always do as a stay at home mom πŸ™‚ ) We went on with our normal routine and by 4pm my husband was home from work. We went out for the evening since we had plans and later returned back home around 8pm. It was then that we got the news.

Attached to our door was a folded paper. I found it very weird by the way that we would get a note at our door at such a late time. It actually creeped me out. But when I opened it, I was shocked! In big bold letters on the header read: SIXTY DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF TENANCY. We were being kicked out of our apartment out of nowhere! I honestly didn’t believe it at first. I thought it must be a mistake or something. We are perfect tenants: quiet, always pay rent on time, take care of our area, friendly to neighbors, and on top of that we’ve never once received any complaints. The letter did not give any reason but simply said that we had to have all our things packed and out of the house by August 18th.Β  So right away my husband went online to see if this was even legal. Turns out it was. As long as you’re given a 2 month notice, your landlord can kick you out and doesn’t even need to give you a reason why.

Once I realized this was for real, I cried. Just for a moment, but I cried. I was worried how on earth we’d find a place that we loved in two months time! We obviously would be able to find any place to move into but I didn’t want to have to move into a run down, ugly, and depressing house. Especially as a stay at home mom, I’m home for most hours of the day. It’s essentially where I work and live so I just really need the place to be somewhere that I love, where I can feel happy, and hopefully would make our lives easier. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to find such a place in such short timing.

When I went online to see what was available, they were all exactly what I was dreading! They were all carpet filled, close to no natural lighting, and very outdated designs (like pink bathroom tile… :cringe:) I wanted to cry (again). But the next day I found a gorgeous home that was completely remodeled on the inside. We’re actually currently waiting to hear back on that one. But it gave me hope that there are actually beautiful houses out there in my area and with new ones being added each day, I’m sure we’ll land one soon that we’ll love.

So currently we are still on the house hunt (till August 18th that is). But that is the crazy story of how we are being forced out of our apartment and on such a short notice. I had no idea that it was even legal to kick out a tenant who’s giving you no problems. My husband did end up talking to the landlord about it (just out of curiosity really). She said that they’re actually doing the same thing to many of the tenants because they’re looking to remodel the apartments so they can up the rent. Honestly, I just see it all as a blessing in disguise: we finally get to move into our first home and start a new adventure.

I’ll be sharing with you guys every part of this new journey. I’ll be writing articles on organizing tips and DIY ideas and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures with you too. I hope you’ll stick around for this journey and hopefully share with me any tips and tricks you have too. I’d love to hear them. πŸ™‚

Make sure you check out my Instagram account too: @theeverblooming. I post on there just about everyday so you’ll get updates much quicker that way.

Till next time,


About Me

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Paula and I am the creator of “The Ever Blooming”. I thought you might like to get to know me a little bit so I thought I’d start this “About Me” page.

I currently live in CA but I grew up in MA. I ended up here in Cali because I got married and my husband already lived here. I got married young and then had my first and only daughter soon after. I don’t regret that decision though, it’s just one that worked for me and my personality.

I am a very artistic person who also loves math, which I hear is usually an odd combination. I love to read and write so much that I always dreamed of being an author when I was little. I also love animals and was pretty certain for years that I was going to be a vet (until I learned I would have to perform surgery!)

I tend to be very mellow and laid back. Kids in high school would even jokingly say “do you ever get mad?” The answer is yes, yes I do😁 I’m more of a quiet person, but not shy. I love to be around people and listen to them speak, but I just don’t like it when I’m expected to carry most of the conversation.

That’s a little bit about me. I could share a lot more but I just don’t know ifyou’d be interested in hearing all that…lol. But if you guys have anything else you’d like to know, just let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them. 😊 Hope you enjoyed!

June 2018 Workout Playlist

I don’t know about you guys, but nothing gets me more pumped for a workout than a kick-butt playlist. Music has the power to energize and get me excited for working out. The right playlist can help me go hard during my workout so that’s why finding just the right music is so important. I wanted to share with you guys the songs that I’ve been loving lately so they can hopefully help you guys to get the most of your workout too. So without further ado, here we go:

  1. “Let You Be Right” (Clean)- Meghan Trainor
  2. “Call Out My Name”- The Weeknd
  3. “Alien”- Sabrina Carpenter
  4. “Boom Boom Pow”- The Black Eyed Peas
  5. “IDGAF” (Clean)- Dua Lipa
  6. “Imma Be” (Clean)- The Black Eyed Peas
  7. “BOY’- Charlie Puth
  8. “Back To You”- Selena Gomez
  9. “The Champion”- Carrie Underwood
  10. “Pulses”- Karmin
  11. “I Told You So”- Karmin
  12. “One Kiss”- Dua Lipa
  13. “Personal”- HRVY
  14. “No Tears Left To Cry”- Ariana Grande
  15. “Somethin’ Bad”- Miranda Lambert
  16. “Done For Me”- Charlie Puth

Those are pretty much my top songs for this month. But I tend to quickly tire out of the same songs so make sure to come back next month to see what my new favorite songs for working out are. Please comment below the songs you’re loving at the moment too because I would love to add to my workout playlist to keep things interesting. I hope you enjoyed this article and if you did, please be sure to let me know so I can keep writing them πŸ™‚

Why I Started My Fitness Journey

Ever since I was little, I was a chunky girl. You could look as far back of pictures of me when I was 3 and I was thick. Not huge, but just thicker than average. But gradually throughout the years, that little extra thickness grew and grew until finally I was 12 years old, only 5’2 and 170 pounds. On the BMI chart, I was technically considered obese. That gave me the wake up call I needed.

At that age, I went on a weight loss regimen and ended up losing the weight. For years now, my weight has steadied at 150 pounds. I have tried to lose about 20 pounds more now for years but to no avail. But it was because I never really took it seriously. I wanted to keep my same eating habits and still somehow lose the weight. But that’s just not possible. If you want to lose the weight for good, you need to change your habits for good too. Since my attempt at losing the weight over the past few years didn’t work, I tried to convince myself that I was happy with the way I looked, that I was content, and didn’t even want to lose the weight anyways. But in reality, that was a big fat lie.

I really didn’t feel comfortable. I felt too big and the style of clothes that I wanted to wear just didn’t flatter my current weight. I felt really self conscious and insecure all the time. I would even hide my face with my hair so that it’d somehow look slimmer. But finally on May 2018, I had my breaking point and decided that enough was enough.

I was tired of acting like everything was OK when it wasn’t. I was ready to finally get myself together and lose the weight. I was and still am determined and motivated to lose the weight. I want to finally be confident no matter what I wear. I’m tired of hiding behind clothes. I’m ready to get my life together, be the person I want to be and finally live my life. I want to live a full and exciting life but I can’t do that if I’m constantly scared and hiding behind oversized clothes. It was finally time to reclaim my life. I just wanted to reach this weight loss goal once and for all. I didn’t want to be someone who was never happy with how they look, just constantly feeling miserable.

So for the past month I’ve been putting in the work to reach my goals. I’ve been hitting the gym three times a week and each time I go, I make sure I kill it! I’ve always eaten healthy so this time I just make sure that I’m eating portion controlled. I’m happy to say too that after 5 weeks, I’m seeing great results! I can’t wait to show you guys the complete results when I reach week 12 of my fitness transformation.

I hope this article has helped motivate any of you who may have felt the way I did. As I continue on my fitness journey, I’ll share with you all my results and the things that I’ve learned along the way so that it can hopefully help you all.

How many of you are currently on your own fitness journey? And for those of you that are, what was your reason for starting? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you πŸ™‚

How To Stay Motivated On Your Fitness/ Weight Loss Journey

I’ve just started on a fitness journey of my own and I can say that one of the hardest things about it can be staying motivated. In the beginning it’s real easy because you know exactly why you’re doing this, you’ve got momentum, and you just go. But after a few weeks, that all starts to wear off especially if you’re not seeing results as quickly as you’re wanting to. So you have to keep yourself motivated if you’re going to stick to your fitness journey long enough to get the results you want.Β  As someone who has been in need of motivation from time to time, I have some tips I’d like to share with you. They’ve helped me to keep going strong and I’m hoping they’ll do the same for you. So let’s get right into it:

  1. Get yourself some cute fitness gear. This is probably my #1 tip. I don’t know about you but when I look good, I feel good. It gives me more confidence and makes me just want to kill it at the gym. It also motivates me to even want to go to the gym in the first place. I’ll just feel so cute that I just have to show myself off…lol. But you know what I mean, I’m not going to look this cute and have no one see me.
  2. Reward yourself throughout your fitness journey. I think it’s nice to give yourself little gifts every couple of weeks or just once a month for reaching your fitness goals. It gives you some extra incentive to push through and continue working out even if you’re not yet seeing the results you were hoping for.
  3. Buy some beauty products that you only allow yourself to use at the gym. I use some good smelling soaps and lotions for my post workout shower but again, I tell myself that I can only use those at the gym. So if I’d really like to use them, I have to go workout. Just keep in mind too that when I talk about buying all these things, it doesn’t have to be expensive. I am not rich by any means so all of these things (fitness gear/ clothes, soaps and lotions) are very affordable. There are many stores that can sell all these things at very affordable prices. I tend to just buy a few things at a time anyways.
  4. Save your favorite songs for working out. I try not to listen to music during the day and save it for when I workout in the evening so that it gives me something to look forward to. So just like with the last point, if I want to listen to my music, I have to go workout in order to do so.
  5. Look up some before and after transformations online. On days when I just don’t feel like going to the gym or am already feeling tired, I look up weight loss transformations. I love to see just what a huge difference people can make in their appearance in just 12 weeks or so and it reminds me that if I just stick with it, I will soon have my own transformation. 12 weeks is really not a long time either to see such a drastic change.
  6. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this. This kind of goes along with the last point, but you need to remind yourself why you embarked on this weight loss or fitness journey in the first place. For me, I was tired of feeling so self conscious of the way I looked, not feeling good in the clothes I wanted to wear, and acting like everything was OK when it really was not. I’ll go more into my reasons in a later post. But sometimes when you’re just focused on the moment and thinking of how much you really don’t want to workout, you need to stop and think of what it’ll mean for you in the long term.
  7. Keep in mind how great you’ll feel afterwards. I love the feeling you get after you’ve just kicked butt at the gym and gave it you’re all. You end up feeling so good and confident about yourself. I love knowing that I’m actually working towards my goals and not just sitting at home feeling sorry for myself. I know that with each day I go out there and give it my all, I’m making progress towards my goals and that is very empowering.

These are a few of the tips that I’ve been using to help me keep going on my fitness journey. I hope they’ll help you too. Please let me know in the comments below if you found any of these especially helpful and please let me know what things you do to stay motivated. We could all use each others help πŸ˜‰

Why “Ever Blooming”? The Reason Behind The Name

“The Ever Blooming”- what comes to your mind when you hear that name? Growth? Beauty? Transformation? Good, because that’s exactly what I’d like for you to picture! I actually put a lot of thought into this name. I wanted it to encompass everything this blog is about.

When starting this blog I really wanted to help inspire others. This isn’t just about fashion or beauty, it’s about constantly improving ourselves, growing, and becoming better each and every day, just like a flower would.

We never want to become stagnant in life. Everyday is an opportunity to do better and be better so why wouldn’t we want to? We can become stronger, healthier, more confident, and efficient each and every day.Β  So I’d like to use this platform to share with you all the things that I’ve learned and continue to learn so that we can all be our best.

I hope you’ll follow along on this journey and in the mean time stay blooming πŸ˜‰