You gotta put that work in to earn your keep

#NoExcuses

Good morning lovely people! I have been feeling absolutely amazing since the beginning of the year. Let myself slide off track for a week or so in December as the holidays approached. I felt I worked hard the entire year and needed to treat myself. But for all you fitness junkies you already know that treating yourself is almost like torture, at least for me it is. I feel the best when I’m in my routine with my fitness and nutrition.

That being said I wanted to share a quick workout I did yesterday that was fast, fun, hard, sweaty, and awesome💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻



I found a space that suited me and put 20 minutes on the clock. I used a fitness room at my gym that is pretty large.

 

40lb barbell dead lifts x 8

500 meter sprint

Box jumps x 5

500 meter sprint

Repeated until timer went off. 

Took a 3 minute rest…

20 minutes on the clock

40 lbs barbell sumo squats x 5

Jump rope x 30

Weighted step ups with two 15 lb dumbbells x 10

Jump rope x 30

Repeated until timer went off.

Took a 3 minute rest…

10 minutes on the clock

Walking lunges with two 15 lbs dumbbells x 10

Jumping jacks x 20

Weighted kick outs with 25 lb plate x 5

Repeated until timer went off

Stretch upper and lower body for ten minutes.

Guys this workout was bomb!! My endorphins and blood were flowing…I was sweating up a storm, and I felt unbelievable ! I devoted an hour to my health yesterday in the BEST way possible. If you are sick of traditional cardio or bored with your routine, I highly encourage you to incorporate some HIIT into your life!!

Have a lovely day beauties,

Xoxo

Ever Since I Left The City

#Vibes

Hi beautiful people !

Just a quick reminder of good practices you can implement into your daily life to make 2017 everything you want it to be and more. 

  1. Start every single day with a grateful heart. Take some time in the morning to meditate or pray. Wake up a little earlier than normal and sit on the couch with coffee and really feel the world around you. Do something that inspires you in the morning. Do a power pose, apply a new shade of blush, do 50 jumping jacks, or dance around your bathroom to your favorite song. 
  2. Turn any negative into a positive all day long. Anytime you’re feeling down or negativity comes your way, combat it with positive thinking and happy thoughts. Try to smile at people more. Ask people at work how their weekend was. Radiate your positive energy and pass it on to everyone around you. Take time in the day to breathe deeply. 
  3. Before going to bed at night take ten minutes to write down everything you are grateful for. Your job, your family, your health, the birthday card you got in the mail, your fitness progress, your ability to see, hear, and breathe. Name everything you can think of. When that list is complete move on to things you want. Name both short term and long term goals. Visualize them. Feel them. Imagine what it would be like to attain them. 

These small steps will help you achieve basically anything that you want and desire in life. If you put positivity out into the universe you can and WILL manifest that energy into positive things. If you visualize the things you want they will find a way into your life. I encourage everyone to adopt this lifestyle and watch your life flourish into more than you could ever imagine. 

For more on the Law of Attraction pick up The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

Have a blessed week beauty babes, 

Xoxo

Stop For No One

#NewYearVibes

Good morning beautiful babes! Just needed to share with you some new year feels. 2016 was so incredibly good to me in terms of growing and finding myself. In four short days I can already see where 2017 is taking me. This year is 100 percent about personal growth and kicking some ass. Being kind but not careful. Learning every day but stopping for nothing. There is no such thing as boundaries or ceilings anymore. 

Not at work. Not at home. Not at the gym. Nowhere.  

Take some time this year to motivate yourself to be the best version of you. See what you want and make it happen. Set goals and crush them every day. Don’t put your dreams and goals on hold for anyone else around you that might be trying to bring you down. Stay inspired and rise above. 

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking  so others don’t feel insecure around you. And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others” 

Xoxo

Holidays Got You Feeling Rushed?

#TwentyMinuteWorkout

Hi my loves! The holidays can be unbelievably stressful and have us running around like crazy people!! Who has time for a workout between work, holiday parties, friends, family, holiday shopping, wrapping, baking….you get the point! The fact is…everyone has 20 minutes of their day to devote to their health! 
One of my FAVORITE quotes maybe ever is…

“We all have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé” 



And let me tell you….that girl slays. 

And so can you!!


Find a space that suits you and some equipment. Either at the gym with weights or even modify this at home with body weight exercises.

Put 20 mins on a timer



Pick two exercises to alternate. Today I chose push-ups  and Bosu Ball Crunches with 15 lb Dumbbell 



Alternate these two exercises with some form of cardio in between until the timer goes off. The circuit I chose was as follows:

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell

30 jumping jacks

5 push-ups 

30 jumping jacks

8 crunches on bosu ball with dumbbell 

Etc… 



By the time I was finished my heart rate was up, I had a major sweat going on, and I had burned a ton of calories. Circuit training is honestly the best ! It combines cardio and weight training so you can skip boring 40 minute sessions on the treadmill and instead blast out a 20 minute circuit that will give you tremendous results. 

Next time you don’t have time in your day for a workout remember two things:

  1. Beyoncé has time
  2. It only takes 20 minutes

Thank you beauties for reading and I hope this workout gave you some inspo to get up and get moving and burn off some of those cookies we all know you’ve been shoving in your face (because I know I have) 

😘😘😘

Xoxo

 

A few of my favorite Friday things

#WeekendVibes

Hi beauty queens !

Wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things from my day today💕💕💕of course my outfit, some accessories, and makeup. If you want to see what I’m obsessed with this Friday please keep reading …

 

 

 The most important thing for work is obviously my outfit💋💋💋 not getting my paperwork done or talking to customers😭😭😭 since its Friday I decided to dress down just a tad and be a little bit more comfortable while still looking put together. It’s like 15 degrees in Philadelphia right now so there was no way in hell I was throwing a skirt or dress on. Black pants it is….💕

 

Today I paired my FAVORITE black pixies pants from Old Navy with a another TJ Maxxs find !!! What else is new 😍 on my feet I have my Madden Girl booties that I adore. They are so comfortable and the heel dresses them up just enough for work. 

 

 

My necklace today is a chunky silver piece that my dad got me for Christmas last year. Guys this brand is seriously so amazing. Check out Wendell August on their online only shop and check out what they have to offer. I seriously love all of their pieces and hope to get more this Christmas under the tree❄️🌲🙏🏻



On my lips today I have a new LOVE. We already know the obsession with Tarte is so real but guys this Matte lip tint is unreal!! It’s the most gorgeous mauvey shade. These lip crayons are called Lippie Lingerie and it’s in the shade Pure. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these now !!!

 

Okay beauties I better get back to work before I get fired 😭😭😭 love sharing my life with you all and I hope to give you some inspo for fashion and cosmetics. Have a wonderful Friday💕💕💕

 

Xoxo

give me the business

#Casually

Hi beauties !

You know I’m always finding new ways to dress for work. Business casual is SUCH a hard style to perfect. I always struggle with whether or not I’m too casual or too dressy or too tight or too baggy. But today this outfit came together perfectly and I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. This is a combination of pieces I would wear out casually and pieces specifically for work. I paired a more casual top from a TJ Maxxs trip with a nice skirt I got at Loft last winter season. 

The picture doesn’t quite show it but the tights I have on are slightly transparent and perfect for this time of year. I probably would swap out thicker tights in the colder winter months. I love this look with the chunky booties I have on that have a slight heel to them to dress it up.

As you can see I’ve paired this outfit with some of my favorite staple GO TO ride or die jewelry pieces. My favorite Michael Kors watch and chunky rings. Also wanted a necklace that popped for this look so I threw on a choker with a bright diamond look. I love this necklace for the holidays…makes me feel so festive and beautiful❄️☃️🌲 


As for make up…you guys already know! This is my go to look for work. Slightly bronzed face, slightly smoky eye, and bold ish lip! I think it looks polished but isn’t over the top and inappropriate for the work place. 

New products I tried in this look:

NYX Brow Gel in shade 03 Brunette

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in shade Untainted Spice

Maybelline Matte Coal Liner in Black

Clothing:

Top: TJ Maxxs Find ( gotta love it👌🏻) $15-$20

Skirt: Loft $59.50

Tights: Loft $14.50

Booties: Madden Girl $44.95

Choker: Missguided sale item

Watch: Michael Kors $250

 

Hope you beauties enjoyed this post and it gave you some inspo for adorable winter work outfits 💕💕💕 as always please comment and let me know what you think.

 
Have a wonderful day,

Xoxo