Words Of Wisdom On This Workout Wednesday

 

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

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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

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!

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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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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:

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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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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!

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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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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!)…

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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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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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Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

I hope you are all keeping warm during this crazy wintery tundra we are experiencing! Having snow days is so nice, but I am so ready for all this snow to be out of the way so we can get on with our everyday life! But, anyway… How are you all doing with your New Years Resolutions?! Getting into the fourth week in January now, I am sure some of you may have fallen off the wagon or are getting ready to do so, but I am here to tell ya to get back on and stick it! My roommate, Kasey, and I have been doing so well with out new workout and diet regimen and I promise, you will just feel so much better if you stick with it! While I am not doing it to necessarily lose weight, I would just like to get a little healthier, I know whatever your reasons for diet and exercise may be, you will feel so much better both physically and emotionally if you make yourself stick it out! And to make it a little easier, here is an awesome workout outfit to motivate you to get your skinny booty to the gym!

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Top: The North Face Velocitee Long Sleeve Shirt – dickssportinggoods.com, $25

Bra: Victoria’s Secret The Player Cami Sports Bra – victoriassecret.com$30 $15 (ON SALE NOW!)

Pants: Forever 21 Side-Pocket Skinny Workout Leggings – forever21.com, $20

Shoes: Nike Flex Experience Run 2 – zappos.com, $65

Watch: PUMA Fit Watch – puma.com, $95

Water Bottle: Contigo Addison Water Bottle (Pink) – target.com, $13

How can an awesome outfit like that not motivate you to workout?! I know… You’re probably getting off the couch right now! So get up and get moving ladies, what is 30 minutes on the tredmill or elliptical?! The TV will be waiting when ya get back, I promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful snow day! Stay safe and don’t leave the home if you don’t have to! Let me know what you think of this awesome outfit and how your New Year’s Resolutions are coming!

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Hello Again There Gorgeous…

With guest posts comes Workout Wednesday, also! I know that going to the gym or getting a little workout in is the last thing we want to do when we have a million other things we need to do in getting ready for the holidays, but just think about that little outfit you want to wear on New Years Eve when you are trying to think of an excuse not to go, and make a little time for the treadmill!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top:  Forever 21 Padded Workout Tank – forever21.com, $15

Sports Bra:  Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Cami Sport Bra – victoriassecret.com, $33

Pants: Adidas Tight Workout Pants – adidas.com, $55

Shoes:  Nike Free 3.0 Running Shoes – nike.com

How can you not want to go to the gym just to wear this cute little outfit?! It’s so adorable… I would drop what I was doing just to be able to wear the workout outfit, but that is always my inspiration for working out (if I can’t think of anything else…)! I just absolutely love workout clothes, not only are the super  comfy, but they make me look so sporty so even if I am not going to the gym right then, people think I am and they think I am so skinny… Hahaha (just a little confession… I probably shouldn’t tell people that, but consider yourselves lucky!)

I hope you beautiful ladies have an awesome day and keep your eyes open for more to come later today maybe…

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Good afternoon beauties! I am so sorry I have been MIA this week… it’s finals and I have been so busy! But only two more to go, so I am all done tomorrow! In the spirit of finals week, don’t forget to hit the gym ladies! I know that this week is a crazy one and everyone is so stressed and busy, but making a little time for the gym and a quick workout session will make you feel so much better! Everyone needs a little study break so why not make it one that is actually beneficial to not only your brain, but also your bod… So, now for this week’s Workout Wednesday…

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top:  Patagonia Women’s Innerspace Tank – patagonia.com$55 $27

Pants: Forever 21 Colorblock Skinny Workout Leggings – forever21.com, $22

Shoes:  Nike Trainers Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ – endclothing.co.uk, $210

Headphones: Diane von Furstenberg Lip-Print Ear Buds – net-a-porter.com, $45

Okay so let’s get to the gym ladies! Take a little break from whatever may be stressing you out and keeping you busy this week and get a short workout in. I promise you’ll feel so much better and you’ll be able to concentrate so much better on what you need to be learning!

Good luck on your finals if you have them! You’re almost done… You can do it beautiful!

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 Happy Hump Day… Hit The Gym!!!

Wow… Where has the week gone?! It’s already Wednesday!! Don’t let the stress from the past two days of work (or, if you’re like me, school…) stop you! Get your little booty to the gym and make sure you’re looking your best for the weekend that is coming quickly!

This Workout Wednesday is an especially special one for me, because one of my roommates (and best friends) is turning 22 today!! Happy birthday Michele!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Pullover:  Techfit Climawarm Half Zip Hoodie – addidas.com, $60

Tank Top:  Tees by Tina Racerback Tank – pinkmascara.com, $38

Pants: Hard Tail Rolldown Layering Leggings – pinkmascara.com, $69

Shoes:  Nike Free 3.0 Women’s Running Shoe – nike.com, $100

Phone:  Apple iPhone 5c – apple.com, $99

Okay, so you’re probably thinking “…why would an iPhone ever go with a workout outfit?!” and I don’t blame you because if I just saw this somewhere, I would say the same thing! But, add your music to your phone (rather than an iPod or an MP3 player) and you can have your phone with you while you workout (perfect for safety reasons if you’re running or exercising outside!) and you can have your music without having to worry about carrying them both!  One thing I like to do, is bring my phone (or sometimes even my iPad if I’m feeling bold!) to the gym with me and watch an episode of one of my favorite shows while I run! It makes the hour fly by and you forget you’ve been running for that long!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and get a quick workout in! Even if you’re super busy, just 15 or 20 minutes is better than 0! Take advantage of this beautiful weather while it’s still here and go for a run outside or do something outdoors that you won’t be able to when winter hits!

XOXO, Kristen

Michele's 22nd Birthday Picstitch Of Me And Her

Here are a few pictures of me and Michele in honor of her birthday today!!  

 

 

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