Fit Friday: February Resolutions Update

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WHAT I’M WEARING

zella tank top via nordstrom c/o | lululemon tight stuff leggings c/o {similar green style} | nike juvenate sneakers {these are selling out fast! last seen here} | topshop oversized hoodie {similar grey style here} | zensah compression sleeves {I wear these as arm warmers when I run outside}

I know February is a short month, but I can’t believe it’s already time to check up on my 2017 fitness resolutions again. I’m a little nervous to share this time because things haven’t gone perfectly, but I’m still committed so I’m trying to celebrate the effort while I work to become more consistent.

  1. Start at-home workouts Jan. 2, aiming for at least 3 workout days per week (initially). This was going well until about week 6 and 7 (the past two weeks). We are in the thick of planning for a really big event at work and I’ve been working so much with such little sleep that it’s affected my workouts. I anticipated this because we have this event every year, but I’m going to keep plowing through. I’m not going to stop and start over like I usually do. Just picking up where I’m at and moving on to BBG week 8.
  2. Get a treadmill or run outside on weekends. We still haven’t decided on a treadmill and I’m not ready to run outside at night (the only time I have to workout) just yet. Hoping to when the weather gets warmer. But I’d love any recommendations from anyone who has purchased a treadmill. We’re afraid to go for the deal and end up with something that breaks down a lot. Tips?
  3. Go on more walks outside with Benjamin and Matt. Still too cold, but we have been spending time in the backyard on days that are warmer. It is making me soooo eager for spring and summer. I can’t wait!
  4. Juicing!!! This is still going. I have had some weeks where my fruits and veggies went bad before I could use them (the worst), but I rely on cold pressed juices when I don’t have time to juice on my own and this has been saving me during this busy work period. I currently love cold pressed Bolthouse Farms juices, but typically purchase Suja or Naked as well.
  5. Think only positive thoughts about myself each day. Ummm, I forgot this was even a goal. And I literally just spent 10 minutes complaining to Matt about things that wouldn’t be bothering me if I just kept a positive perspective. So for the next 4 weeks I’m going to really focus on this one. I’m thinking about the books I want to read and I may re-read the Miracle Morning to see what kind of mental progress I can make this next month.

Did you make resolutions this year? What are you doing to keep yourself accountable? What goals are you struggling with?

Photos by The High Pines.

Amanda
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3 Steps to Your Fastest Outfit Ever

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h&m scarf {only $10!} | h&m oversized sweater {i’m wearing size small} | jbrand jeans {similar here + here} | free people shoes {seriously favorite shoe purchase in 10 years!} | rebecca minkoff bag {similar} | nasty gal sunnies {similar here + discounted prada version here} | gold etsy rings: band + heart | mac lipstick in ‘saint germain’

Okay, if you’re like me, you love outfits but don’t have a lot of time to spend putting them together. (Did you know this is one of the very things that inspired my blog in the first place? I used to photograph my outfits on my laptop in college so I’d have ideas to choose from when running late in the morning… and I was always late.)

So the next time you’re in a time crunch, try this approach to a super fast outfit that’s sure to keep you feeling poised and confident for the day ahead…

  1. Choose two colors that you have in multiple items in your wardrobe – For me, black and white are most common, but I also have lots of tan/brown (especially in shoes) and gray. I love color, too, so I try to think of tops that I have matching shoes for, like pink, yellow or navy.
  2. Match your shoes and bag to one other item each – In this look, my shoes match my top and my bag matches my pants. You could match shoes:pants and top:bag, but I like adding distance between the colors to make each piece stand out on it’s own.
  3. Add a pattern for more dimension – My striped scarf uses the same neutral colors as my full outfit but breaks it up a bit more. If it’s not scarf weather where you are, you could try the bandana trend, add layers with a tee and light cardigan (one of which would be patterned), or add the pattern in your bag/shoes.

There you have it! I hope this helps save you time in your busy schedule. I’ll be trying this approach again before work tomorrow because I’m always running out the door to catch the train.

And speaking of busy… I’ve been tied up with a few things that kept me away this past week, but it means I have lots of fun things coming. I’m working on some budget-friendly home decor ideas, a simplified beauty routine I’ve been testing out and more #BBG fitness updates. So be sure to stay tuned for more.

Thanks for reading and Happy Wednesday!

Photos by The High Pines.

Amanda
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You Are Gold

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clad & cloth gold jacket {last seen here; love this gold cardi + this unique jacket} | anthropologie tee {last seen here; identical style} | jbrand jeans {similar here under $50!} | free people leather flats {obsessed! run tts} | gold free people scarf | tory burch handbag {old; similar here + here-$25!} | bp velvet choker {$7!} | nasty gal sunnies {BACK IN STOCK! + identical pair for $22!… just in case} | michael kors runway watch | etsy heart ringmac lipstick in ‘saint germain’

I think just about every time I wear this color gold I tell you how obsessed I am with it. It’s sooo gorgeous and unexpected. I love how it adds a fresh new dimension to neutrals and is a great replacement for anything tan or beige. For reals, I can’t get enough.

Also, anyone catch the reference to The National Parks?

(If you haven’t heard of them, you need to go check them out on iTunes!)

In other news, I sobbed last night after finding out my sister’s dog (that has been in our family for 15 years!) had a stroke and will probably not make it through the weekend. Ugh, I’m a mess. Going to miss her so much. It’s amazing how much our pets become a part of the family. I’m so sad thinking about it. Hug your animals this weekend!

XO

Photos by The High Pines.

Amanda
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