Make it Black and White

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There is a really simple way to look put together, and it’s wearing an outfit of black and white. I actually don’t do it often, but when I do I feel effortlessly chic. On the days when I am not seeing clients, I tend to stay in my gym clothes, so I’ve been on the hunt for ways to take my athletic wear up a notch. It’s such a plus to be able to walk into the grocery store, or grab some lunch after the gym without looking like a sweaty college kid. So many brands have caught onto this, and are now making transitional active wear.

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Photos by: Alumbra Photography

The one I’m wearing is an oversized white muscle tee and leggings by Kate Hudson’s Fabletics. I subscribe to them monthly and I get to pick from outfits already put together for a great price and great quality. I can also skip the month if I’m not interested in purchasing an outfit.

There are other great affordable options like these ones at Target and Kohls. The point is ladies; if you’re gonna wear your active wear all day long, you might as well make it cute! You’ll not only feel great about working out, but also look great while doing it.

A second post will be coming soon on “How to get your butt back into fitness mode after an all inclusive vacation to Mexico”, hehe! :)

Love,

Ana B

Outfit Details:

Faux Leather Jacket: TopShop

Outfit: Fabletics

Tennis: New Balance

Bag: Victoria’s Secret (Similar)

March Work Out Routines for Home or Gym

It’s amazing how the littlest things can derail our fitness goals. For the last several weeks, my workouts and clean eating habits have been average at best. I had grown accustomed to my uninterrupted, music in my ears, hour long workouts at the gym (children at the gym childcare).  But then I was dealing with sick children at home, snowy days, etc. and I convinced myself that I couldn’t find the perfect time to workout, and without working out I also felt a lack of desire to cook nutritious meals.

The truth is that if I wait for the the perfect time and perfect situation to live and eat healthily, that time will never come. And when that time does come, chances are I may find scrolling through Instagram for 20 minutes more appealing than squats and lunges. So, instead, I don’t wait for the perfect time, and just MAKE the time to do it! That may mean the laundry has to sit in a pile on my bed for another day…or three :).  I do find that morning workouts are my favorite because it really gives me the motivation I need to eat healthier throughout the day.

I want to share four great workout routines that you can effectively do at home. I found these on Instagram and TribeSports.com. As a working mom, I already feel like I have so many things on my mind, but if I have at least a few workout plans saved on my phone, I don’t have to think about it too much. All I need is music!

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The “100 Workout” is my current favorite and makes my abs and legs nice and sore!  If you need to know how to do some of these workouts, look them up on YouTube or spend some time on TribeSports.com. I am currently aiming to work out 3 times a week. There may be snow on the ground, but spring and summer are just around the corner :).

Love,

Ana B