I don’t talk a ton about my fitness routine in this little world of mine, but today I am diving in a little to share how I like to keep a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
Do I make it to the gym everyday? Nope. Sometimes life just gets too dang busy to even go a few times a week. My goal is to hit the gym 4 times a week and at least be active in some way everyday. I just plain feel better when I get to move around!
If I’m too lazy to drive to the gym, I try to go for a run (weather dependent because I’m way too picky) or do a couple yoga sessions from Boho Beautiful’s YouTube channel - LOVE her!! I like to start out with a quick cardio and then focus on one area of the body with weights. I also have a solid cardio day once or twice a week. On the days I just can’t make myself, it’s because I realize that I actually need a day of rest more than I need to run a mile. It’s just as important.
I’m going to be honest here. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to be able to do pull-ups… real ones. I have the smallest wimpy arms and once I quit dance I wasn’t able to do one anymore!! After working on it I can now say I can do a pull-up, or two ;)
Now to the other side of my balance. Food! I’ve never been someone who loves food and loves to eat; not that I don’t have my favorites I could eat all the time. I just never saw it as a form of entertainment, and maybe that’s why I can never make a decision on where we should go to eat haha.
Now that I cook more on my own, I like to focus on making sure I get enough protein, cut out more salt and sugar, but always, ALWAYS treat my self every now and then. You can’t be eating veggies all the time and not give yourself a break because that’s when a diet or lifestyle comes to a crash. Mix it up and have fun with it but don’t go over board, because that is what actually works.
And my #1 tip: Cute workout clothes. It works every. Single. Time.
I need this wallpaper and the art for the perfect little powder room!!
To say this day was full of adventure is maybe an understatement. All starting with an awful allergic reaction to an eye cream when I woke up... my eyes were puffy, dried out, and basically bruised which explains why I was hiding under my glasses.
Austin & I had a wonderful time at my absolute happy place, Crystal Bridges in case you weren't sure ;) Went for coffee and then headed to my parents house for dinner.
Nearly home and Austin backs the car up for us to see a precious puppy on the side of the road, so of course we HAD to help her!! Nobody around claimed her or was home, and the poor thing was so sweet and sleepy and not to mention that is was raining!! We ended up being able to keep it for the night at his parents and then posted all over for someone to find her owner. By Monday, someone said they wanted her and we were so happy that we were able to find her a forever home (even though in the moment it was so stressful because we couldn't keep her) instead of leaving her to wander lost in the rain!
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!
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Thank goodness it's finally spring-like here in Fayetteville! I went to Westwood Gardens the other day on the search for a tiny succulent because they always have them and left with another air plant and a hanging stand for it that is just too adorable. Right now everything there is in FULL bloom and I probably said "oh my gosh so pretty" 50 times while we were there; I couldn't help myself!
You know this girl loves a good pair of glasses, because I'm beyond blind and these are my new favorite! Costal Eyewear sent these my way and I went ahead and got the blue lens for all of my screen time and so far I love them. These are from their Joseph and Marc exclusive collection in Lambert. I almost went with the silver but am so glad I branched out with the gold, they really extenuate the green/yellow in my eyes.
Thanks for the sweet glasses Coastal!
You. Guys! When these flowers came in the mail on a rainy Friday afternoon my day was totally made. Here we are a week later and they still look amazing and put a smile on my face. Also, gerbera daisies are my all-time favorite, and these shades of pink with yellow are to die for! I love having fresh flowers during the spring but I don't always make it to the farmer's market, so this is my new perfect solution.
Also, I need to talk about this dress! Austin and I were heading home from Colorado and had to make a "quick" stop at Urban Outfitters and I couldn't pass up this perfect gingham. Sometimes finding the right fit there even with and XS is hard for my petite frame but this one fits great and I will be wearing it well into summer :)
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Happy New Year! Holy cannoli was 2017 a huge and crazy year!! I am so thankful for all of the experiences and adventures that came along in the last year and I cannot wait for what is in store for 2018! I have a feeling it's going to be a good one. Hopefully even more travel and a lot more blog content :) I also really want to be more open in trying new things weather that is trying new foods (oooo or cooking classes), or pushing myself past some of my fears because I am such a wimp.
My main resolution this year is to slow down. Not to slow down life and all that it has in store for me, but with daily things. Sometimes I find myself rushed to get ready for work in the morning, or when I am at the gym. I think even if I give myself 10 more minutes in the morning, I would be able to slow down and enjoy that time a little more. I love being able to have a relaxed morning because I feel like that sets the tone for the entire day. I'm not necessarily a morning person, so this will be a challenge, but I'm willing to go for it!
Now that I won't be bogged down with school and homework in the evenings, I hope to be able to be more present in my life and with others. Finding quality time with friends and loved ones will definitely be high on my list!
If I was a sweater, I'd be this one. I saw it on H&M while Christmas shopping and couldn't pass it up. Who else does that while shopping for others haha? I'm obsessed with all of the chunky and unique sweaters right now; the perfect cozy statement for this awfully cold weather! You can shop both mine and Austins looks below :)
I love love love this marble phone case from iDeal Sweden! It's slim and sleek with all the right features, and on sale right now! They have so many cute prints to choose from and for any of your iPhone needs. I also got the tempered glass screen protector because I was getting scratches on my iPhone 8 much faster than my past iPhones and it was ALL I could look at. Use my code IDL4G for an extra 20% OFF your order! New Year, New Phone!
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Okay, not actually on a run here (I did later) but I was out scouting locations with Austin for couple pictures he was about to take and mid pictures we saw a bald eagle!! Another one ended up with it too, just straight chillin' in the middle of a field. Pretty cool; I had to share!!
It had been so warm all season and the last couple days the weather has finally decided to be cold and now I want the warm back! Too cold for me to run outside sadly, which means more gym time and classes (which I love). My absolute favorite workout brand has got to be good ole Lululemon! So so soft, the leggings are never see through, and the sports bras are bomb. They're investment items you will wear forever and never get sick of. I'm obsessed with the Align pants and now I want them in the Submarine color, so cute! P.S. I'd like to admit that this is my first scrunchie since I was probably 7 and not gonna lie I love the dang thing.
Thanks Lululemon at Pinnacle Hills for sponsoring this post!
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