Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fall Fitness Favorites

The cool fall air is finally hitting where I live and I'm excited to finally dig out my winter workout clothes but of course I've had my eye on a few gorgeous new designs...

This Dotted Jacquard Jacket from Pure + Good is my favorite fitness jacket right now, the emerald green/blue color is stunning and I love the feminine jacquard dot and ruffled back detailing.          Simply gorgeous!

The Alo Flux Long Sleeve Top looks like a simple understated top from the front but has a cute cross back design giving it a unique twist.

I can't help but like the sporty look of these Knockout Tights by Victorias Secret and they come in a ton of different prints and colors.

This technical Running Wild Half Zip 2.0 by Athleta is made with a special anti-stink material, has reflective seams and a zip pocket to store your keys or a gel. High-tech and sleek looking with a pretty cross dye print along the shoulders and back.

I love the look of the new Nike FlyKnit Lunar3 Running shoes and they come in a variety of vibrant colors. Not only are they lightweight and comfortable but also supportive as well.

I'm always a sucker for a pair of casual, comfortable yet stylish fitness pants and these adidas Limited Edition Pants are just that. Get them while they last!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Healthy Halloween

Have a healthy Halloween (or at least a more balanced one) by working out with these fun fitness finds before indulging in some extra treats...

These crystal skull printed leggings by Zara Terez are my favorite of the bunch, I'd wear them even when it wasn't Halloween!

Fun skull capris by Onzie that could be worn year round as well.

Wearing these colorful Day of the Dead leggings by DonaJo will make you the talk of any fitness class.

Jack o' lantern tights? Oh yes, they do exist!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Nike's Printed Kicks 2.0

Once again Nike seems to be leading the pack when it comes to fashion forward shoe designs. They are even taking it one step further with shoe customization, allowing you to choose the color of everything from the shoelaces to the speckles in the midsole. I'm loving these colorful kicks right now...

(Customize me!)

(Available in Black & White too)

(Available in Blue too)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

About that workout...

GET GOING! It's tough to keep up with your new years resolution fitness goals as the months go on but let's keep at it. Sometimes all I need is a new sports bra to keep me motivated and I love the gorgeous print and unique details of this one by Lorna Jane. Last week I felt a few little twinges in my legs and knew it was time for a new pair of running shoes. Make sure you are keeping track of your miles and remember, running shoes need to be replaced every 300-500 miles.

Sports Bra: Lorna Jane Biometric
Capris: Zella Live In Capris (Check out my review here)
Running Shoes: Asics Nimbus 16 (or here)
Hydration: Nuun

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fit Sale Alert: Athleta

It doesn't happen very often but Athleta is having a 4-day sale (1/16-19) - 20% off EVERYTHING! 
Enter code: ATHLETA20 at checkout

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Top 10 Gifts For the Runner in Your Life - 2014

Here is my annual top ten list of gifts for runners. For even more ideas don't forget to take a look at my Fit Favorites Shop. Lots of great gift ideas for that runner in your life!

1. Running ornaments:
My friend and I designed these ceramic ornaments that we are selling on our Etsy website so of course I think they are great but any runner would love a running specific ornament! Great for stocking stuffers and we are also donating 10% of all ornament sales to a local Crisis Nursery.

2. Stay hydrated:
It's so important for athletes to stay hydrated during the day even when not working out. Do it in style with one of these beautiful hand painted textile collection water bottles from S'well.

3. Runner's Read:
Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally: A must read for runners, this book will help your runner empower themselves against injuries and improve performance.

4. Running Top: 
Runners can always use another wicking long sleeve top for winter. Make your gift a bit more unique with a fun print!

                        Ania Top                                        Nike Pro Hyperwarm Embossed Crew


5. Gloves: 
Running specific gloves will keep your runner warm but not overheated with special breathable fabric like the pretty Under Armour Cold Gear Infared Gloves shown below.  The Torch LED Gloves have a cool added feature with an integrated LED light for added safety.

6. Great Bag:
Runners never splurge on bags for themselves but they always come in handy!
Nike C72 Legend 2.0 Bag

7. Pain Relief:
Doctor Hoy's Pain Relief Gel  comes highly recommended as an all-natural pain reliever that can soothe your runners joints, muscles or feet.

8. Take Care of Yourself: 
The 3Q MG-F18 Foot Massager features shiatsu massage, kneading massage, air pressure and heating all in one ultimate foot massage unitWith great reviews, your runner will kiss you for this one!

9. Pretty Pants: 
Tights are a must in winter and while most female runners have a basic black pair its always fun to get a pretty color or printed pair. (Even more styles in the Fit Favorites Shop tab above)

                                        Illusion3 Leggings               Animal Print Leggings              

10. Arm Warmers: 
One of my favorite running accessories although I love the fact that I can use them on the bike as well!

                    Nike 360 Dri-Fit Arm Sleeve               Smartwool PhD Knit Arm Warmer

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Best Workout Capris

I've worn a lot of different brands of workout capris over the years and probably own more than my fair share but I just love the seasonal versatility of them. Out of all the pairs I currently have, I find myself reaching for my Zella 'Live In' Reversible Capris first. With winter coming up I'll be grabbing a pair of the 'Live In' Reversible leggings as well.

They are not only comfortable but they wear well and look great. You can't go wrong with them and I'll tell you a little secret...order one size smaller than you would normally. Not because they run big (as your regular size will fit great too) but the smaller size just hugs and smoothes everything out. Trust me, they are like the Spanx of capris and you will love them even more if you have a post-baby body like me that will never be the same. However, whatever you decide regarding size, you will LOVE them!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Goodbye sweet friend.

I've been dreading writing this post but I know Clare would want me to be strong and continue on with my blog. Unfortunately my beautiful friend lost her long battle with cancer on August 1st. I will miss her so incredibly much but am also thankful she is no longer in pain. Thank you to everyone who contributed to her fund as her parents are forever grateful that her last months of life were as comfortable as they could have been.

Clare & I 

Her family asked me to update her blog and you can read the touching post here. I miss and love you my sweet friend. xoxo

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fit Friday: Group Workouts to Gain Fitness

We all know working out with a group helps with accountability but I think the biggest benefit is a harder workout. More often than not when I ride/run/swim with others I go farther and/or faster than I otherwise would on my own. That means a group workout = more calories burned & fitness gained. I'll take that!

Below is a great cycling workout to do with a group of about 3-5 riders. The time will fly by as you catch up with your friends but you'll also get in a tough workout too!

Happy riding!

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Year's Resolution Motivation

New Year's Resolution Motivation

1. Namaste Seamless Bra - soft, comfortable and a fan favorite
2. Space Dyed Workout Capris - pretty print at a bargain price
3. Magic Carpet Yoga Mat - love these gorgeous work of art yoga mats made by my friends daughter
4. Nike Gym Vintage Capri Pants - lightweight, comfy, relaxed fit pants
5. Chi Top - made with a special un-stinkable lightweight fabric
6. Roper Flower Print Zip Vest - keep your core warm with this cute printed vest
7. FitBook Fitness Journal - Track your nutrition, fitness and weight loss goals. Research shows that people who write down their goals are more likely to stick to them!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Savior: Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Soup

I mentioned in my post "Changing How I Eat" that I would share some of the healthy recipes that I've been using.  The first one I wanted to share in 2014 is a delicious quinoa, chicken and kale soup.

I knew this week was going to be a tough one for us cooking-wise so I wanted to find something that was easy to cook and would also last a few days for lunches. I found this recipe from Cooking Classy and since we had most of the ingredients I thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great, was very healthy and best of all so easy to make. I hadn't cooked with my crock pot in a while but thank goodness for a slow cooker! The only thing I left out was the lemon juice simply because we didn't have a lemon on hand.

Here is the recipe again - I highly recommend it. Enjoy!