WEEKLY WORKOUT ROUTINE

Alright ladies… lets get PHYSICAL!

If you’ve been following me for a while now then you know what a HUGE workout fanatic I am! I have always loved fitness, growing up in a home with a mother who was a fitness instructor for a huge health club, seeing her wake up early, go workout after her day job; making NO excuses!!

She has always been my inspiration, and the reason behind my healthy habits!

After working at a health club for almost five years, and actually working out since I was 12, (that was the age you were allowed to workout at, at the health club I worked at!) I have tried my fair share of different workouts. I’ve done the extreme bulking where I ONLY lifted, and lifted HEAVY. I’ve tried the simply cardio queen, treadmill and stair master workouts. I’ve done yoga, pilates, used TRX bands, resistance bands, only worked out lower body, only did body weight… point is, I’VE DONE A LOT!

Now before I start, I am in NO way a certified trainer, affiliated with any specific program, or have the ability to tell people what to do in order to achieve their goals. Because let me be real with you, every single body on this planet is going to be different and different workouts are going to please different people. I AM making this blog post, however, to inform you on what I have found works for MY body, and I want to share my results with you.

Now that we have that out of the way, LETS GET WERKIN!

Lets start with Legs…

I do have an entire leg day workout posted on the blog that you can find clicking here, Booty Building Workout. Leg day typically lands on Monday for me, however you pick and choose which body parts you want to be sore for what days of the week.

Something that isn’t in there is I love to use bands on my legs and do side steps, and also some side leg lifts while you’re holding yourself in a side plank! (these kill!)

I love to use light weights, and high reps. I’m not the kind of girl that wants bulk. Nothing against bulk, I just don’t need it in my thighs! So when you do those workouts, make sure you remember to go with whatever feels most comfortable to you!

Cardio…

I LOVE cardio. Who else can say that?

Recently, however, I have completely cut out running from my routine because I just can’t get into it and I never want to force myself to something I don’t want to do, however I still do mass amounts of cardio!

So twice a week I like to do major cardio days, and these consist of:

  • Squat jumps
  • Box jumps
  • Burpees (Trust me, they work!)
  • Push ups
  • Star Jumps
  • Mountain climbers
  • Step ups/ with a kick
  • Squat and press with light weights

These moves all get your heart going, all while burning calories naturally, while still working your muscles, and full body! It’s an amazing feeling to go through a few sets of these and just be dripping sweat.

Upper body…

ALWAYS WARM UP!! Do arm circles, lateral raises with 2 lb weights, stretch the arms out and backwards! Do NOT ever start an arm, or shoulder workout without warming up first!! You can injure yourself!

I love me some good, old fashioned, slow curls! I use 15 lb weights, however start with whatever you can, and don’t strain yourself! After the curls, I like to do some hammer curls with some lighter weight, and a quicker motion.

Incorporate some lateral raises with light weight for the shoulders, and then follow with raising the weight directly above the shoulders, above your head.

Don’t forget about triceps! You can do some body weight tricep dips off of a box, chair, or bench. Or you can position a cable at your shoulder height, and pulling it straight down in front of you to work those triceps! If you want to do the move where you hold the weight above your head and dip it behind you, for triceps, make sure that you are keeping your elbows in!! And go SLOW! You might need light weight for this!

For back, I LOVE to use the pull up assist machine, and knock out some assisted pull ups. (Not strong enough for non assisted!) Lateral pull downs using the bar, and the cable machine! Also, seated rows will be your best friend! Make sure to SQUEEZE that muscle!!

Abs…

So recently I’ve learned that basic sit ups, and floor ab work is actually HORRIBLE for your spine! Who knew? So with that being said, I bought floor gliders, of which you can purchase my exact ones here, Floor Gliders! (I have the Pink!)

So basically you can do endless workouts with the gliders! Seriously, just go to Pinterest and type in Floor Glider Exercises and HUNDREDS of workouts will pop up! I switch it up daily!

I also love to do planks, and side planks to build up my abs!

Working out is my escape from the world, I seriously will be put in a bad mood for no reason at all and then remember it’s because I haven’t worked out in a while! When you enjoy the workouts you do, it makes it even more amazing too!

Also, if you have Spotify, I LOVE listening to the Cardio playlist while I workout, especially during a high intensity workout! Every song is super upbeat and different, keeping you focused on the music instead of your workout!

I ALSO know how important it is to stay HYDRATED during the workout as well, and lately I have been obsessed with Ten Spring Water! It has a perfect 10 pH, and doesn’t have that gross, metallic flavor that so many bottled waters have! If you’re in the South like me, you can pick it up at Publix, or Food Lion, however if you can’t make it to the store, or you live up North you can buy some here on Amazon! Ten Spring Water

Remember to always know your limits, and consistency is key to achieving your goals!!

Never give up!

Xx

Pink Workout Leggings

Similar Pink Sports Bra

40 VOLUME SALON & SPA SAVANNAH GA

Ladies, I want to see a raise of hands for all of you who have EVER sat down in the salon chair, and walked out unhappy?

(Did you raise your hand?)

You probably did, because as a woman, we know what we want but get bashful in the chair, and allow the artist to do whatever they please with your canvas.

Trust me, I have struggled with this BIG time trying to find the right person who just gets my hair.

Someone who can recommend products because they believe in them, and they know which ones will work for my hair, not because they want a commission.

When I first heard about 40 Volume Salon & Spa, here in Savannah, I was absolutely thrilled that some of my girlfriends absolutely adored Tyler, (my stylist now!!) and I wanted more info. I wanted to know if what I needed for my hair was going to be provided, and It most definitely is!

If you’re in the Savannah area, I HIGHLY recommend that you go see Tyler at 40 Volume Salon & Spa because he knows what your hair needs, what will work for you, and MAJOR… he will ACTUALLY keep your hair long if you ask him to! (HUGE!!)

I’ve found the holy grail of hairstylists, and my hair is thriving, and never looked better.

Xx

#OOTD

I LOVE spring in the South! I’m not sure if I love It as much as finding a cute pink wall to take an outfit pic on though?

Anyways, this ADORABLE top was bought in a size Extra Small from The Impeccable Pig! If you are a Savannah local, or live near an Impeccable Pig, go pick one up today! You can find my exact top here, Seaside Shirred Blue Top

My jeans are from TJ Maxx years ago, however White Jeans seem to ALWAYS make a comeback every year so you can also find a pair here, White Jeans

I’m working on finding you guys a similar pair of these shoes, since these DressUp slide ons are sold out!

Have a happy Friday and a great weekend!

Xx

PINK LILY BOUTIQUE HAUL

Spring is just my absolute favorite season!

You get to break out the white pants again, colorful jewelry, and do NOT forget the florals! There is also something just SO satisfying knowing that warm weather is back and here to stay! Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Spring meant flowers, and blooming trees again after the cold dark winter. Being in the south this year for spring has been nothing but amazing weather, however this pollen can LEAVE OK BYE. (For those of you also from the North, the south becomes a pollen infested bubble, and EVERYTHING will be coated in pollen if you leave it outside overnight, or even for a few hours.

If you follow along with my journey, then you already know this, however for those of you who don’t, I have a LOT going on this summer so I decided to order some dresses from Pink Lilly Boutique for the first time ever; they did not disappoint.

First, I had been eyeing this dress on Pink Lily for WEEKS! Actual weeks, because I saw it on their Instagram stories however, it was on the “Coming Soon” tab (Sad face.)

So after checking EVERY DAY the dress was FINALLY available!

This dress is flowy, and made with the most amazing quality material. The colors are vivid, and work with many different jewelry and shoe possibilities. Being only 5 foot 5 inches, this dress works better for me with a little bit of hight in my shoes, however it would look absolutely adorable if you wore some cute sandals with it!

I paired it with these New York & Company earrings, and these wedges that I got from Target years ago.

For a flowy, and open bottom dress, with the wind blowing, I felt perfectly comfortable, and never once were the slits at the bottom too much. The wind was blowing freely, and I didn’t feel like I was going to flash all of Savannah that day. (Oops!)

I ordered this dress in a size Small. You can find this dress here, A Million Dreams Floral Maxi Dress

The next dress I ordered is actually perfect for all of those spring/summer weddings that I know you ladies have coming up! (If you’re wondering it’s because I am planning on wearing this to a spring wedding!)

If you follow along with me on Instagram, then you know I LOVE a good, bright, crisp pink. This dress is absolutely everything you could need. You don’t need to wear a bra with this dress, due to the structured chest area, and it has good enough padding. The backside is wide open, which is why this is great for outdoor weddings that may be hot!

I am wearing a size Small, and it hugs my body PERFECTLY. I love the tulip style skirt, and it is a perfect length, so it doesn’t feel uncomfortably short. I plan on re-wearing this adorable dress over, and over again.

I paired this dress with the same New York & Company earrings, just in a different color! (Which are on sale for only $5 right now!!!!) RUN!!

This dress would be super cute with any type of shoe for whatever occasion. I stuck with the same wedges as the other dress, however I also feel like pairing them with some cute pointed toe heels of a cute color would look amazing, or even just plain nude. You can honestly do SO much with this dress, which is why I love it SO much.

You can shop this dress here, Looking For Love Crochet Bodice Dress Pink

I can’t wait to find so many ways to wear these two dresses ALL spring and summer!

Xx

SHEIN REVIEW

Just like any other girl who’s into fashion out there, when I first discovered SheIn, my senses were ALL over the place. “Is this really only $5?!” “Will all of my credit card information be stolen off of this site?” and “Will these pieces look the same in person as they do online?”

Many of you were super intrigued when I posted my huge SheIn haul, and wanted to hear some feedback after I received my items!

Shipping…

Shipping took about two weeks for this order to come in, and I believe it is due to the fact that a dress that I ordered was out of stock, so they gave me online credit for it. I received the email saying that the dress was out of stock about a week after putting in my order, and immediately after that, my order status said shipped!

Packaging…

Everything in my order came in all together, in the same bag, which I highly appreciated! I was worried that some of my smaller things, such as the earrings and bracelets that I ordered would come in separate bags each, but nope! Everything came separately packaged but in the same bag, making it super neatly organized.

Is It Safe…

YES! This girl still uses PayPal though whenever I shop online, however, there is a little lock in the top of the website screen, and Secure written, so you can safely shop your heart out knowing that your information is in a safe place.

What is the quality like…

So far on everything that I have received, the quality is just as great as something you would get from Forever 21 or H&M! My jewelry that I ordered is all nothing but amazing quality. You would NEVER know that I got the earrings that I did for only $4!! No complaints here at all though, for the price of everything I got, everything is still super wearable and adorable!

Would you order again…

Being that I had my credit from the dress that I initially ordered but they were out of stock, I used it immediately and ordered a few more things that I will update this blog with! I am super excited to receive those items in the mail now as well! I will definitely be a SheIn regular from now on!

I highly recommend this website to women who love fashion, and women who change up their style a lot (hint hint, this girl!) I feel like with every season change, I’m always ready for the next, new thing in my wardrobe, so buying super cheap, but adorable clothing is absolutely right up my alley.

You can check out the website for yourself here, SheIn.com

If you want to shop my exact looks you can find them here…

SHEIN Frilled Crop Crinkle Top & Shorts Set

Fan Shaped Fringe Tassel Drop Earrings

USA Flag Print Crop Tee

Pink Pearl Coin Bangles

Rhinestone Detail Tassel Drop Earrings

Shirring Bandeau Top

Coffee Cup Print Varsity Striped Pullover

Fringe Tassel Drop Earrings