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Gym to street outfit hiking in Tahoe

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: Chanel Mighty / Sports Bra: Nike / Black workout top: Zella / White over top: Hard Tail / Pants: Stella Sport (sold out, also love this pair) / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Nail Polish: Dior Cosmic / Shoes: c/o Nike (this black pair currently on sale would look better)

How many times have you wanted to run errands after working out at the gym, but have felt self-conscious in your workout attire? This happens to me  all the time! I always feel embarrassed running to the supermarket in tight workout pants, and a tank top. I feel like it is OK to walk around like that at the gym, but no-one needs to see my fat rolls at the supermarket! haha

So this season, I decided to put together a gym to street outfit which is comfortable, and appropriate for working out, as well as running errands! I chose these pants since they are a hybrid between sweatpants, and workout pants. They are great for low impact gym workouts, weight training sessions, and Pilates. I prefer a tighter pant for high impact cardio, yoga, and spin classes.

This white top is perfect for throwing over my tight workout tank top. It covers up everything it needs to cover up, while still giving off an urban, hip vibe. Love that! It has cured my self-conscious feelings after working out when I need to run to the supermarket, bank, etc.

Now, you may be looking at these pictures and saying to yourself, “those shoes don’t go!” Ha! You’re right! These are my only athletic shoes right now, so I wear them with everything. Plus, I am in love with these running shoes, so I always reach for them when I workout indoors, or outdoors. I did order a new pair from Nike, so I will have a second pair very soon; until then, blue and pink floral print it is!

If I were to buy shoes for every workout outfit I own, I would buy plain black Nike’s for this gym to street outfit. I think they would look perfect. I am eyeing this pair, currently on sale. Black athletic shoes are basic, so I feel like I could really use a pair.

We took these pictures while hiking in Truckee on our recent spring break trip to Lake Tahoe. This outfit was perfect! I started off by wearing the white top (the handbag stayed home during the hike), as I warmed up, I took off the top, and it was perfect! The temperatures were in the high fifties, and the hike offered beautiful scenery. If you visit Tahoe in the spring season, I highly recommend going on a hike. The snow is melting, so you see run off; beautiful running water and streams, plus snow piles mixed into the terrain. It is truly breathtaking.

I am excited to continue to wear this gym to street outfit at both the gym, and for outside workouts. I love how this white top transforms the outfit; making it easy to wear around in public.

Stay tuned! I have more articles coming up from our recent spring break trip to Lake Tahoe!

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The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series by Kimberly Snyder review

Kimberly Snyder

Pictured: Video: c/o “The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” (also online here) / Pants: Zella / Top: Zella

“The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” by Kimberly Snyder is a fabulous Vinyasa flow yoga video which is easy to follow, and offers a great yoga workout. I am so excited to share my experience with this video with you!

I normally shy away from Yoga classes because my gym time is limited. In a perfect world, I would have time to incorporate a yoga class into my weekly workout schedule. So when I heard about “The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” by Kimberly Snyder, I was thrilled! Finally a yoga video which isn’t lightweight; it is a great workout!

“The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” by Kimberly Snyder offers two yoga workouts plus a Pranayama breathing practices session. The first Vinyasa flow-style yoga workout is Flow Series I, which is perfect for experienced beginners. This is the category I consider myself. The workout is challenging enough to keep me interested, yet uses poses I can actually do. Let’s face it, I am not that flexible. After the workout, I feel relaxed, energized, and all stretched out! Love that!

The second workout, Flow Series II, is an intermediate level yoga workout. I am working up to this workout which is attainable yet challenging. My Mom, who has been doing yoga since the 1970s and considers herself advanced, loves this workout and said it is perfect for intermediate level yoga students. Hopefully I can catch up to her someday!

The two yoga workouts are sixty minutes each. The Pranayama breathing practice session is seven minutes long. If you are an experienced yoga student, you could do all three workouts for a total of one hundred, twenty-seven minutes. Now that would be a good workout! Hopefully I can work up to this. I really enjoy this video!

If you are looking for an amazing yoga video, you can do any time of day, this is the video for you! I am in love with  “The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” by Kimberly Snyder. It is the perfect workout for days when I cannot make it to the gym, or I want to workout at a funny time of day.

You can find “The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series” by Kimberly Snyder online here or online here. I hope you love it as much as I do! Namaste.


How to stick to your fitness routine

how to stay motivated with your fitness routine

Jogging outfit details: earrings / sports bra (sold out, also love this one) / tank top / lipstick / pants: Nike (sold out, also love this pair) /nail polish / socks / shoes: c/o Nike

Do you ever trouble staying motivated when it comes to your fitness routine? Do you need ideas about how to stick to your fitness routine? You are not alone! Sticking to a workout regime, and staying motivated, can be hard! I have had days when I would rather stay home, or do something else besides workout; but I have to overcome those thoughts and keep my workout schedule. It is not just your weight that you are trying to maintain with fitness, it is staying heart healthy; and healthy overall!

There are so many things which can get in the way of staying motivated to workout. Sometimes you feel tired, sometimes you are sore; these are not good excuses! When you are tired, a workout can invigorate you, and give you energy. How cool is that?! When you are sore, just workout a different set of muscles, or do a low impact workout such as a treadmill walk or yoga.

Set goals: The best way to stay on track with your workout is to find the triggers which motivate you! Are you trying to lose weight? Get a bikini body for summer? Stay at your current weight? Train for an event such as marathon, or swimming across the bay to Alcatraz? Whatever your motivation for staying fit, use it to motivate you!

Leave Reminders: It may sound cliché, but posting photos or notes with your fitness goals on the refrigerator door, front door, bathroom mirror, or closet door, will remind you of what you are working towards. I keep a pair of skinny jeans in plain sight in my closet to remind me of my weight goals. This keeps me motivated to wake up early on Saturdays and get to the gym. It also keeps me motivated to get out there during the week and run, swim, play tennis, or workout at the gym. My Mom leaves notes around her house to remind her of her fitness goals, and keep on track. Use what works to motivate you!

Reward System: The reward system is a great way to stay motivated to keep fit. For every pound you lose, why not reward yourself with something? Perhaps give yourself points towards a big purchase such as a handbag or piece of jewelry. If you want to lose ten pounds, give yourself a point per pound, when you reach ten pounds buy the prize! Or take a trip somewhere you have always wanted to go when you reach your goal weight. If you are trying to lose over thirty pounds, you can have millstone prizes for every ten pounds, and then a grand prize for the entire amount! Try not to reward yourself with sweet treats, this could throw off your calorie count, and set you back a few days.

Friendship Fitness:  Do you have a friend or relative with similar fitness goals? Why not go it together! You can easily stay motivated to workout when you have to meet your friend at a certain time. You don’t want to be a flake who no-shows for a workout! For shame! I have a friend I meet every Monday on the treadmill. We get in some cardio, ab work, and we enjoy talking to each other. The ninety minutes we workout flies by!

Take a class: If money is not an issue, sign up for a short-term personal training, or group workout class such as The Bay Club’s “Slim in Seven.” You will be in a class you paid dearly for, with a trainer who will push you to the limit, and you will meet other like-minded people who have similar fitness goals. Not only will you stay motivated, you will lose some weight, increase your fitness level, and make new friends! Fabulous!

Get Sporty: Do you like team sports? Do you like swimming, or tennis? If you already have the skills, join a team, and train your way to your fitness goals. If you have always wanted to learn a sport, then join a group lesson. You will have fun while exercising, meet new friends, and learn a fabulous new sport which you can eventually compete in, and stay fit for many years to come! I did this after having my second child. I took some tennis lessons, joined my club’s tennis team, made a ton of new friends, and had fun! It keeps you motivated because you don’t want to miss a class or lesson you already paid for, and when you join a team, you cannot let them down by not showing up; you will find yourself motivated, fit, and having a blast!

These are ways I stay motivated in order to help me stick to my fitness routine, and get my workouts in. What are some ways you stay motivated to stick to your routine?