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#fitnessfriday: progress and wardrobe overhaul

Welcome back lovelies to this week's #fitnessfriday...on Saturday. Oops. I'm sure you've noticed that I'm still struggling to have fun and blog while working killer overtime to fatten up my wallet a bit. But that's ok. Remember my new "work hard play hard" motto? It's in full effect and I couldn't be happier about it. And working a lot isn't really all bad because extra money. But worry not guys, happy days are ahead - I have some awesome stuff planned in the next couple of weeks so it's better that I focus now. And while my blog has been a little neglected, I'm proud to say that I absolutely crushed the #fitnessfriday goals I set this week which were:

"4 Ballet Beautiful workouts and 2 yoga sessions. Plan workout wardrobe overhaul because it's well overdue. Drink 2 liters of water a day and take my supplements (D3, multivitamin and Viviscal) daily."

Ok, if I'm perfectly honest, I did ZERO yoga this week. So that was a goal fail. But, I did 5 Ballet Beautiful workouts drank 2 liters of water each day AND took my supplements which is a huge deal because I'm terrible with pills. This week's goal is 5 BB sessions, 2 yoga (for reals this time), 2 cardio, 2L water and supplements daily. Even though I skipped the yoga this week, I feel so much more stretched out and balanced because of all the ballet. 

I did some fitness wardrobe overhaul reconnaissance this week and apparently Athleta is something I should be paying attention to now. I still stand by my Nike girl proclamation but I received a lovely email from Athleta that was surprisingly filled with lots of tempting stuff. I have to go through my currently overflowing workout wear stash to get rid of most of it (the too old, too worn, too thick or just plain ugly) and go stock up on pieces like these ASAP:

For your sampling pleasure, here's a 4 minute version of the 15 minute arm routines I've been doing.

If you made it through that, you'll understand why the swan arms are now haunting me in my sleep. Last night I had the weirdest dream arms being super defined. Yep, that's right. I couldn't make this stuff up guys, I just hope it was a sign of things to come!

Posted on September 6, 2014 and filed under fitnessfriday.

#fitnessfriday: workout style

It's #fitnessfriday! I do realize that I may have, um...inadvertently missed last week's fitness friday but don't hold it against me. You just have no idea the kind of internet access I had to put up with and I didn't have it in me to spend hours uploading a single photo. Nevermind putting together a gallery - that was absolutely impossible. So please forgive me loves! Plus we had traveled so much in those first few days that at some point I couldn't even remember what day it was or even where I was on the continent, ha. Plus, my ankles were swollen, does that get me any sympathy? But I DO have a lot of pics to share, I'll just have to do it when I get home. For now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... 


Ok, so I'm currently off the bandwagon and until I get back I absolutely will not be worrying much about working out or eating great while I'm away. In fact, my plan is to eat anything and everything that looks fabulous and interesting and I'll just have to live on the elliptical and in dance classes for weeks after I get back. That should be interesting to report on, but while I won't be sharing much today to work on the fitness part of #fitnessfriday, I can certainly contribute to the shopping part of it. As I get further into the whole ballet and yoga workout situation, I'm starting to have visions of a sleek, dancer-inspired workout wardrobe. Although I'm a Nike girl, I'm also newly obsessed with Net-a-porter's freshly launched sportswear section. As if I need another excuse to be a crazy shiny happy fashion lady, now I can even be that girl while working out. Truth be told, I typically have a hard time justifying spending a lot of money on workout clothing since I'm currently working out at home - out of sight, so really, what's the point? But as soon as I have a reason to venture out into public to workout, I'll go tear a few leaves off my money tree to buy these pieces ASAP. 

Printed leggings are in. my. future. But I had an airhead moment when I first found these...I thought the print was described as a stretch black and white graphic of Jersey, as in - New Jersey. As a native New Yorker my first thought was, "oh heck no" and to find an alternative  pair ASAP but then I woke up a little and actually read the item description. 

And finally, I had no idea but why not - I guess I DO need a clutch for the gym! This is every purse-crazy girl's dream, so how very thoughtful of you, Net-A-Porter!

I'm feeling extra motivated already! I don't ever want this vacation to end but I do look forward to getting back and taking care of myself. 

Posted on July 25, 2014 and filed under fashion, fitnessfriday.