Thursday loves: my favorite fitness items
Fitness is such an important part of my life. Once I was done having kids, I vowed to get toned. Slowly my goal of getting toned became a reality but the real reason I stuck with it was because it calmed my stress levels and made me a better wife and mother.
There are two things that keep me motivated other than eating sweets...a high priority on my list.
- Music is the #1 instrument in delivering a great work out. There are so many days when I am not in the mood.
- Cute gear! Wearing ratty HS t-shirts makes me feel schleppy. Ditch the old and get shopping! There are SO many great, affordable options out there.
In light of the fact that it's the new year and resolutions are all anyone talks about for the first three weeks, I thought I would share my fitness favorites for anyone who's looking to get a little inspired and actually STICK with it.
Honestly, it's about forming habits. I work out six days a week and it's still a struggle. Truth. I've learned that it's not about how long you do it or how hard you sweat. It's about getting moving. It's such an instant mood changer for me that I almost cringe thinking of doing without. I am sure my family does, too!
Get motivated and have fun. Happy shopping! xo
<next week I will share my favorite work outs if you're interested?!>
It’s no secret. Amazon is just a black hole of amazing deals. Admittedly, I’ve been tumbling down that hole pretty frequently this Spring. Whenever new trends hit, someone just slap a “sucker” sticker on my head. I am officially the best consumer in ‘Merica.
Previous years didn’t affect me as much as this birthday. Not sure why. Eight might as well be ten as far as I’m concerned. She just doesn’t feel like a little girl anymore and while it’s wonderful to see her grow and I couldn’t be more proud…gosh, I am not ready to let go of that little baby. This is a sentimental birthday for me. Missing teeth and all.
I feel pretty confident that women all around the Midwest are rejoicing at the sight of sunshine and blooming flowers. That only means one thing to us: sandal season.
I’ve been receiving quite a bit of new beauty products as of late and I ain’t mad about it. Spring is the perfect time to switch skincare routines and opt for lighter, cleaner beauty. Thank God it’s here. It’s been a long winter. And while I haven’t gone 100% clean beauty, I am slowly still inching my way. Additionally, there were some purchases made towards restocking my favorites on last minute runs before Europe. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at some of my drugstore finds.
I am the self proclaimed Graphic Tee Queen. I’ve long had a love affair with them before they ever became cool. And now, as an adult, you’ll find me in a typical uniform that looks like this: tee, high waisted denim, polished blazer and heels. <sometimes sneakers. more on that later.>
I had to think long and hard about what to pack for this trip. And by this trip I am referring to London and Paris. This wasn’t going to be a Fashion Week trip although I did want to maintain some level of style. This was a family trip with much warmer temps than our Chicago. With that said, it’s been awhile since I’ve had to travel international which begs the question…what are my carry-on travel essentials?
You’ve probably gathered that I caught a strong gust of inspiration while traveling to Aspen. Probably needed as my blog has taken a back seat to work during the months of January and February. But, sometimes you need to do that. There are only 24 hours in one day and I need to sleep at least one of them!
Getting by into the creative swing of things and returning to my roots by sharing the top five products that have made my month…and it’s not even over! These products range from appliances to decor to fashion but the common denominator is I use them in my life every.single.day. This is not sponsored. I truly love each and every one of them.
Last week I received a reader request to find chic, ankle booties. This is a job I can get behind. Truthfully, there is no greater love outside of my husband and children, than shoes. Take a peek inside my closet and you’ll know what I mean.