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New Year fitness goals and a street to gym look

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Happy New Year! OK, so technically it is the end of January, so we are looking at roughly eleven more months of 2019, but a girl can craft her goals a few weeks late right?

The new year is proving to be extremely busy! I need to squeeze in my workouts between my children’s schedule, my work schedule, and life in general. I am so thankful for the clothing from adidas! I know I’ve said it before, they have the best attire for getting through my day; and slipping in a workout. Street to gym outfits are my saving grace! Who has time to change?? Not I!

Since 2019 is a busy year already, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon, my new fitness routine will be a bit different than it has been in the past. To start off the year, my January and February workout routine will include cardio, strength, and interval training. I plan to switch things up in March.

My fitness goals in the new year is to try and lose ten pounds while building strength back up in my core; which became quick weak after my surgery last year. I did lose five pounds last year, so I am getting there! With this new routine, I am confident it will be easier to reach my goals.

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Here is my current workout routine for January and February to kick-start my fitness goals:

  • Monday: Step class
  • Tuesday: rest day/20 minute walk with the kids
  • Wednesday: Treadmill and weights
  • Thursday: rest day/20 minute walk with the kids
  • Friday: Bodypump class
  • Saturday: Spin class or family hike outside.
  • Sunday: Cardio kickboxing before church

In addition to this new workout routine, I plan to continue counting calories, avoid sugar, and eat carbs at breakfast and lunch, not dinner. I will keep you posted on how this works! I don’t really go for fad diets, so eating healthy, and timing my carbs, is how I will proceed.

Like I mentioned before, my schedule is packed. My busy days don’t allow much time for me to change before or after my workouts. Athleisure looks from adidas are my saving grace. I save so much time in their street to gym clothing and accessories!

For more street style worthy ensembles, that are perfect for the gym too, be sure to check out adidas.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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The season of giving is here

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My children are growing up in bubble. I will admit it. They live in a comfortable home, with plenty of food on the table. If they want a new dress, or a new pair of shoes, I can buy it for them. My older girls have their own phones, and all three of my kids have their own iPad’s. They are privileged, and it is hard to tell them that they are privileged, because they don’t understand what that really means.

When my kids turn on the television, they see sitcom’s with families living in nice homes, with plenty of food and fashionable clothing. They don’t see kids who live in homes where the power has been turned off because the parents don’t have enough money to pay the bill, or worse, they don’t see kids living in tents because their family doesn’t have enough money to put a roof over their head.

In order to help my kids understand that what they have, and that they should not take it all for granted, I ensure they are exposed to the community at large. I need to make sure they understand the importance of giving back to the community.

Once my daughters entered middle school, I started doing volunteer work with them around Silicon Valley. I thought it was important for them to understand how many people are in need, and that if we work together, we can help them. You don’t always have to donate money, donating time is just as important.

My daughters have learned a lot through volunteering for the community. We have put together care packages for deployed troops, made corsages for Mom’s with children who have cancer, assisted with an event at a local museum, worked in a food pantry, harvested food for a food bank (yes, we picked fruit from trees!), worked on school fundraisers, and much more! They have learned that not everyone has their health, people put their lives on the line for the freedom of others, and there are people who don’t have money for food.

Volunteering has opened their eyes to the world outside their bubble in our affluent, suburban town where many people are concerned with buying new cars, remodeling their homes, and investing in the hottest new start-up. Through volunteer work, my daughters are seeing the big picture; not everyone has access to things we take for granted which are basic needs; food, clothing, and shelter.

When we are working hard harvesting food, making things for people in need, and more, we need to be comfortable! Thankfully adidas supports people giving back to the community, and they create the perfect, comfortable clothing to help use be as efficient as possible. I love their comfortable pants which help me bend down and move around when I am volunteering. It would be hard to work in anything else!

The holiday season is during the coldest part of the year. Many people are freezing and in need of more help than ever. Please take some time to find a place in your community this holiday season that could use your time. There is no greater gift, than the gift of time.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

 

*thank you to adidas for sponsoring this post


What is Athleisure

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Have you ever asked yourself, what is athleisure? It’s a new word that has been kicked around now for the past several years. Athleisure is a style of dressing which addresses the modern dilemma of needing to look appropriate when running from the gym, to the supermarket, to a meeting at a coffee shop, and then off to your child’s school to start taxiing he or she around for activities.

Athleisure has become a huge part of my personal style over the past ten years. I have three kids, a job, and I am active in the community. Between my work, volunteer work, and family, it’s hard to find time to change my outfit multiple times per day; plus, I like to be comfortable. I’m so thankful for adidas clothing and accessories. They are so comfortable, and always appropriate for my busy lifestyle!

It’s amazing how day-to-day style has evolved in the new millennium. When people wore casual clothing before the new millennium, they still looked fairly dressed up by today’s standards. A casual look on a busy day, such as the ones I live, would have included jeans, high heel boots, a statement top, and a structured jacket. While this sounds like a cute, casual look, it’s not that comfortable, and you can’t wear it to the gym! That type of outfit requires extra time in your day to change for a workout, and the structured jacket leaves little in the way of comfort when you’re extremely busy. I am so thankful athleisure has become more than a trend; it’s a classic style of dressing in the modern world. Love that!

Adidas has the best clothing and accessories for a comfortable and chic athleisure look. I love their collection of leggings, track pants, and active pants. They have a variety of tops to choose from; so, you can look gym-serious, or urban casual-it’s your choice! Of course, adidas also has a variety of jackets and sweatshirts to keep you cozy on chilly days. They are so soft and extremely high quality; so, you can wash and wear them often without worrying about adidas clothing wearing out. For my busy lifestyle, that is a must!

You can find the perfect athleisure look online at adidas.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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