OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning and happy Wednesday, gorgeous! I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far, but if you need a little extra motivation to help get you through the second half of the week, hopefully today’s OOTD will do just that (if not, you only have two more days after today, so that should help too!).  Today’s Workout Wednesday post is just the type of ensemble that gets me motivated and ready to hit the gym. As I have mentioned about a thousand times in the past, I have a (slight) addiction to buying workout clothes. And then I feel like if I have spend that much money on these clothes that I cannot wear to work or out on the weekends (if only it was socially acceptable to wear workout clothes to the bar…), I need to make the investment worth while and hit the gym! Plus, I just feel super lazy if I wear gym clothes all day and don’t at least go for a little while! But, back to the point… This outfit is the perfect example of something that would get me moving and motivated to get my booty to the gym! But, I won’t keep ya in suspense any longer, I know you’re dying to check out this ensemble that I am raving about so here it is!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

Top: Nike$77 $49; Sports Bra: Nike, $31; Leggings: Nike, $46; Shoes: Nike, $130.

As I’ve also mentioned a time or two (and if you look through previous Workout Wednesday posts, you can probably realize on your own), I am most certainly partial to Nike products. I am not sure why, but I definitely gravitate to Nike when given the option! But, was I right or what?! Do you feel like you should immediately run to the Nike store or Dicks and buy this outfit and then hit the gym for a nice, long gym session? I know I most certainly do, but now that I’m trying out this whole “adult” thing, and I have a “real job” where I have to work everyday, unfortunately I can’t do that right now. However, if you can, I would highly recommend it! There is no time like the present, and the longer you wait the more time you have to lose motivation and/or talk yourself out of working out. Plus, the best workout is in the morning, right?

Well, I envy anyone who is able to run to the gym right now, but I hope y’all have a wonderful workout! And for those of you who are stuck in the office like I am, I hope you have a fabulous day! But don’t forget, just because you have a long day at work doesn’t mean you can’t stop and get a quick workout in on your way home. Or, if you’re really too tired or busy to go to the gym, there is no shame in doing an at home workout! You’re obv gorgeous the way you are, I’m just trying to give ya a little extra push and keep ya healthy! Have an amazing day, skinny minnies! And don’t forget that I love you beauties!

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Words Of Wisdom On This Workout Wednesday

 

Get up, get dressed, and get your skinny butt moving!

Workout Wednesday - Quote Of The Day/QOTD

Do you absolutely love the way you look? Are you 100% satisfied with what you see when you look in the mirror everyday? While I sincerely wish your honest answer to these questions was “yes”, I have a pretty good feeling that is not the case… However, if you answered these questions “no”, ask yourself this: “Am I doing everything I can to get myself to that point?” If your answer to this question is “yes” then you can just stop reading now (good for your girlfriend, keep it up… We all need you as inspiration!). However, if you answered that questions with “no”, this is the time to reevaluate some things and get together a plan and a routine in order to be able to answer all of the above questions with a confident “yes!”.

As a society, the ladies of today have increasingly unrealistic expectations as to what we “should” look like or what the “ideal” image is. I will be the first one to admit that no matter what I look like, I will probably never be 100% satisfied with what I see when I look in the mirror.  I know that is probably not what I am supposed to say, but it is the truth for me and a majority of the other girls out there.  But, society’s expectations of what we should look like is not what we should be looking at or listening to at all… Rather, we should be looking at what we do to look the way we do and how much progress we have made from where we started.  If you are doing as much as you possibly can to get your ideal body and image, then you should love the way you look.  If you go to the gym regularly and eat a healthy diet, basically you’re living the healthiest life you possibly can, then you are doing your absolute best and you should reward yourself for that rather than beating yourself up for the things you still don’t like about your appearance.

Many of my friends and family may say that this is extremely hypocritical coming from me… For as long as I can remember there has always been something about my appearance that I wanted to change or improve. I usually workout a minimum of five days a week and make every effort to do some type of exercise everyday (sometimes it just doesn’t happen!), and I make every effort to eat as healthy as I can possibly imagine (my latest change has been eating gluten free), yet I still am not completely satisfied with my appearance. Why not? Well this is partially personal (insecurities) and also partially due to the environment I am surrounded by.  With my love of fashion comes the obsession with fashion magazines, and with the obsession of fashion magazines comes the pages and pages of ads showing photoshopped, edited, and airbrushed models who are unrealistically and unhealthily thin.

So what can be done about this problem that way more girls than just me are facing everyday? Well, as far as personal insecurities, we just have to really try and accept and grow to love the way we look.  It is not going to be an easy task at all, but it is one that is worth the time that you will have to put in.  And, while I am never going to give up my monthly mags and I have a strange feeling that the editors of fashion magazines aren’t going to start using real women who portray the image of what real women look like, I am just going to have to accept the fact that I will never look like the stick thin models, nor will almost any other healthy woman in the world. So for now, make sure you are doing everything in your power to obtain the image you want. Go to the gym everyday, go outside and run, or do an at-home workout from the comfort of your living room! Whatever you do, just make sure you’re exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle, there’s nothing more you can do… So love yourself, you deserve it!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Hello there beauties! I hope you are all having a fantastic Wednesday so far, and that you’re as excited about Workout Wednesday as I am! So, with the weather getting to be typical September cold one day, super hot the next, Northern Virginia weather, this may be our last summertime Workout Wednesday outfit, but who knows… It may not! Anyway, getting back on track, I am personally a huge fan of fun workout tank tops… They are one of my favorite things ever, and if I could wear them everywhere I probably would (okay, maybe not everywhere, but you know what I mean!).  Even more, I especially love workout tank tops with fun quotes! There are some super sassy ones out there, and I just love them all! If that isn’t motivation for you when you look at yourself in the mirror at the gym and staring back is a fun, sassy quote telling you how awesome you are or to workout harder, then I don’t know what is! So, in the spirit of the fun tanks, I bring you this week’s Workout Wednesday

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

Tank: Etsy, $29; Sports Bra: Nike, $43; Shorts: Nike, $28; Shoes: Nike, $$80

If you hadn’t ever noticed, and you couldn’t tell from this outfit, I am definitely partial to Nike products.  I am also a huge fan and supporter of Under Armour, but for some reason Nike just tops the list for me.  Nike running shoes are the only ones I will buy. This is because I have always had such a great experience with them and they never hurt my feet (I have had a lot of problems with shoes hurting my feet or rubbing when I run… Talk about awful!), so I know what I like and I stick to it… That just happens to be Nike (I would say my favorite is Lululemon, but it’s a little out of my price range at this point in time…. This girl doesn’t have a job at the moment!) But, now off my soapbox about Nike and back to Workout Wednesday

This outfit is so fun with it’s pop of color and the fun quote on the tank! I don’t know about you ladies, but it really makes me want to go change and hit the gym! Do you have a favorite brand for workout clothes other than Nike? What is your favorite type of outfit to wear when you hit the gym or venture into the great outdoors for your daily exercise?

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning and happy Wednesday my little fashionistas! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far and that your Wednesday is off to a great start! But if it isn’t (or if it is…) I have a little pick-me-up for ya to get you back on the right track and ready for today’s workout! This week’s Workout Wednesday is the perfect summertime workout outfit.  Whether you’re hitting the gym for a nice indoor workout or heading for the great outdoors for a nice run or workout in the heat, this outfit is perfect!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

Top: H&M, $15; Sports Bra: Nike, $34; Shorts: Nike$42 $39 (On Sale Now!); Shoes: Nike, $80.

Is that outfit fabulous or what?! And if you aren’t comfortable wearing spandex shorts just yet, you can always swap them for a pair of running shorts! But, you’re sure to be the envy of all of the other girls at the gym in this awesome ensemble and the focal point of all the gentlemen. Plus, this outfit is extremely comfortable (I know, I know, most gym clothes are… That’s why I love them so much!), so what better than to look awesome and be super comfy too?!

I hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday, and hit the gym or go out for a nice run (but wait until later because it’s going to be hot!). You’ll feel so much better once it’s over and you’ll go to bed feeling so accomplished!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning and happy Wednesday beauty queens! I hope you are all ready for a great (and rainy, yet again…) Wednesday! Today is my last college class ever, and I am so excited (and terrified all at the same time)! Being the last day of classes, that means that summer is soo close… Which means that you only have a few more days to get your bikini bod in shape. With bathing suit season practically here, I just want to make sure you are all in the best shape ever and you’re ready to show off your goodies at the pool, beach, wherever this summer!

But, since it has been a little chilly and super rainy lately, this week’s Workout Wednesday is accommodating for such.  So [finally], here’s this week’s Workout Wednesday:

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Roxy, $38; Pants: Nike$50 $42 (On Sale Now!); Shoes: Nike, $145.

With only a few days or weeks left until summer (whenever you’re done with school… I know everyone’s is different!), make sure your bod is in tip top shape and you’re ready for whatever this season has in store for you! Don’t let your body ruin anything this summer by making you self conscious… Do what you can now to make your summer as fun as possible!

Have a great Wednesday gorgeous, hit the gym and make sure your diet is in the right spot to help you achieve your goal too… After all, abs are made in the kitchen!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday lovelies!

So I’ve made it to week two of lent, and so far I’m going strong! No dessert, more workouts (less laziness…), and (a little) less complaining… Hey, that one’s really hard! I am definitely trying, but it isn’t as easy as it may seem.  But, this week’s Workout Wednesday is an awesome little ensemble to get my sister and I motivated to run like the wind.  We are officially doing the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in Washington, DC this September, and it is going to take a lot of training, but we are really excited about it! It is something I have wanted to do for a long time, so I am really excited to finally be following through.

But, enough about me… Here is this week’s fabulous Workout Wednesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Nike, $40; Leggings: Under Armour, $30; Shoes: Nike, $100; iPod: Apple, $106.

Does that make you want to get outside (or on the treadmill inside…) and run, or what?! I know for me, running is a stress relieve.  I use it to get away from things that may be bothering me or just to clear my head (almost) everyday.  The easiest way for me to do this, is to put my headphones in, turn up my “running” playlist, and just go.  How do you relieve stress? What is your favorite exercise/cardio workout? Let me know in the comments, I’d love new ideas for ways to get my daily cardio in!

Stay tuned for updates on me and my sister’s progress in training for our half marathon!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good morning gorgeous!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you’re having a good morning so far. Has the weather this week been amazing or what?! I don’t know about you, but I have taken full advantage of these warmer days and I’ve been running outside, taking the dog for walks, shopping at the outlet mall, anything and everything I can do outside, I have been! So, I figured that I would have a little bit more of a summery Workout Wednesday outfit this week.  With brighter colors and fun summery clothes, what better way to get excited about upcoming spring that with fun outfits like this?! So, here is this week’s spring inspired Workout Wednesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Forever 21, $8; Sports Bra: Under Armour, $30; Pants: Forever 21, $18; Shoes: Nike, $80; Water Bottle: CamelBak, $14

Does that make you want to hit the ground running, or what?! I know, I have been super excited about working out lately (because I gave up laziness for lent and I am really trying to follow through with that and my New Years Resolution to workout more…). But, if you are needing a little push in the right direction, then here it is… Get your pretty little butt to the gym or outside for a workout! I hope you have a wonderful day and you enjoy the weather while it lasts… Who knows when mother nature will play another little joke on us and make it frigid again!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning beautiful, and happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, and you are finally back up and running after all of this snow (well, if you actually had snow like I did…)! This week’s Workout Wednesday is special, because it is Ash Wednesday, and for those of you who are Catholic (like I am) this is the official start of lent! With lent also comes what you are giving up, as a symbol of what you are sacrificing for Jesus.  Well this year, I have chosen a few things to give up…

  1. Dessert (or sweets in general) – I tried to give this up last year and I failed, miserably! So, this year I am making it my mission to complete the next 6 weeks without sweets! Dessert is most certainly my healthy eating pitfall, and I really need to break this habit I have of craving something sweet every single night to the point where it is all I can think about.  My solution, giving it up for lent! It has been said (by lots of important people…) that if you can go 21 days without something, you can break any addiction. Since lent is more than 21 days, I am hoping this will cure me of my chronic sweet tooth!
  2. Complaining/Bitching – My roommate and I have recently brought to light the fact that we do a lot of complaining/venting/bitching (whatever you would like to call it!), and that is not necessarily a personality trait that I would like to continue to have.  I have always known I wasn’t the most optimistic person, and I knew that I did my fair share of venting, but after reading a story in the latest Glamour about “a week without bitching” it really showed a lot of the things that can improve from this, for example self esteem (duh Kristen…), attitude, and even your diet! While those are just a few of the amazing effects that can result from having a more positive outlook on life!
  3. Laziness – As I told many of you, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to go to the gym more often. Well, like most of us with these types of resolutions, I followed through for the first month or so, and now I am right back to where I started… So, for lent I am giving up laziness… I figured who can say no to the gym when it is something you’ve given up for Jesus, right?! That would just make me an awful person…

With that being said… Enough rambling! So, here is this week’s Workout Wednesday ladies!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Nike, $32; Sports Bra: Nike, $50; Pants: Nike$50 $45; Shoes: Nike$115 $94

Is that super cute or what, girls?! Like I have told you time and time again, getting fabulous workout clothes is always a huge motivator for me to get my booty back to the gym, so if you’re struggling like I am, treat yourself to a new outfit, you’ll be glad you did! Are you giving something up for lent? Let me know whether or not you are and if so, what you’re giving up in the comments below! Have a wonderful Wednesday lovely ladies, and get you skinny butts to the gym!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good Morning ladies…

Happy hump day! It’s finally Wednesday so naturally it’s time for this week’s Workout Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but lately I have fallen off the wagon with my New Year’s resolution of going to the gym more often…  I got really sick a few weeks ago and then I was just so busy with school work and stuff last week that it definitely was not my priority. But, there’s no time like the present, so it’s time for me to get back to the gym and into my routine and you can do it too! I know that personally, I feel so much better when I go to the gym everyday (or at least regularly…), and while I know that is not possible in everyone’s busy schedule, you should really make the effort to do some type of physical activity (even if it is a Pinterest workout! Those babies kick my butt sometimes!) not for your appearance but  for your health.  Even if you love the way you look (which you should… you’re all flawless!) it helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle and helps you live longer when you exercise regularly! So, now that I just rambled and lectured you poor ladies, here is this week’s Workout Wednesday (finally!)…

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Tank Top: Etsy, $23; Sweatshirt: American Eagle Outfitters, $20; Pants: Rubber Doll (Lord and Taylor), $24; Shoes: Nike (Zappos), $65

I know I’ve told you guys about a million times that workout clothes are my favorite and often times they are what motivate me to go to the gym, but I am going to tell you a million and one… It really is something that makes me what to workout! Why wouldn’t I want to wear gym clothes to class?! If I am going to the gym right after I can (and do…), so it is one of the best ways to get myself to go! If you haven’t tried this out yet, I highly recommend it! If you have errands to run or something to do before you workout, put your workout clothes on before you do it and see how much more motivation you have to stop by the gym before you go home… After all, you do have to pass by don’t you?! I hope you ladies have a wonderful day and don’t forget to hit the gym! You’ll feel so much better once it’s over!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good morning gorgeous!

Happy Wednesday lovelies! It has been brought to my attention that many of my Workout Wednesday outfits are better for people who go to the gym or who are having warmer weather, but not all of y’all always workout at the gym… So, this week’s Workout Wednesday is the perfect outfit for a nice jog or walk outside! With thermal leggings as well as a warmer Under Armour top with a super cute and cozy vest from The North Face! What better ensemble to rock when going for a run in the outdoors?! I give all of you ladies so much credit for running outside… I am too big of a baby to brave the cold and exercise outside during the winter months! More power to ya, gorgeous!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Under Armour Sonic Long Sleeve Top – dickssportinggoods.com, $30

Vest: The North Face Aconcangua Vest – dickssportinggoods.com, $99 

Pants: Addidas Ultimate Leggings – addidas.com$55 $44 (ON SALE NOW!)

Shoes: Nike Flex Running Shoes – sportsdirect.com, $73

Is this workout outfit awesome or what?! And talk about warm… I have that vest and, let me tell ya, it may not look like it would be the warmest, but it is quite toasty! So, with this ensemble and your favorite playlist on your iPod you’re ready to go… Hit the streets and get your run of the day in! You go skinny!

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