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Inspired by my Mother with adidas

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On my Mother: green and white tee / black 3.4 leggings (she’s 5′ for reference) / white street sneakers /

On me: Coral tie tee / black track pants (love these! Last seen here) / mint running shoes /

Can you believe Mother’s Day is almost here? This year is flying by! Mother’s Day has two meanings for me every year; it is a day when my kids celebrate me, and a day when I celebrate my own Mom. This Mother’s Day season, I wanted to share with you something important my Mom taught me; which is one of the many reasons I celebrate her!

My Father passed away when I was a baby, and as a result, it was always my Mom and I when I was growing up. So, when my Mom participated in activities, such as fitness, she used to bring me along, since I was too little to leave home alone.

I have fond memories of sitting on the side of a room while my Mom attended a yoga class. I also remember tagging along to her Belly Dancing classes; Belly Dancing was a huge fitness trend in the 1970’s, and my Mom loved it-she was really good at it too! She also attended aerobics classes at an aerobic studio, where I watched her lift colorful weights, wear colorful leotards, and jump around the room. It really looked like fun! My Mom also played tennis at a local club, took me for walks, and took me bike riding. She didn’t just get fit herself, she ensured I had plenty of active time too!

As I got older, my Mom encouraged me to participate in sports. She took me to gymnastics, ice skating, track, volleyball, and swimming classes. I competed, practiced, and had a ton of fun! When I turned ten years old, she told me I had to choose one sport in order to excel; I chose swimming.

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Now, to put this in perspective, she was a single Mom who worked, and volunteered at my school. By choosing swimming, I had picked the most time consuming sport of them all. She never complained or protested; she encouraged it! My Mom dutifully took me to swim practice every day, and she also drove hours to bring me to swim meets, which lasted all weekend. By the time I was in eighth grade, I was practicing twenty-five hours per week, and going to swim meets one or two weekends per month. This was a huge commitment, and my Mom rallied. She stood outside in the rain to cheer for me at swim meets, she stood outside in thirty-degree temperatures to cheer me on and watch me swim. If it was one hundred degrees in the summer, she was out there being my biggest cheerleader too. She was always there, and I loved her for it.

My Mom was a huge inspiration for me as a small child. I loved watching her stay fit. This led to me wanting to stay fit too. She taught me proper nutrition, and the importance of fitness as a lifestyle, not just an activity or part of a schedule. Due to my Mom’s dedication to fitness, she gave me to the tools to excel as a swimmer and compete at the International level. It was an injury that ended my swimming career in college, not my mental state. As an adult, I continue to place importance on fitness, and I pass this along to my children.

As a family, we plan fitness activities, and encourage each other to participate in sports and stay fit. My kids don’t have to work at a sport and go to the Olympics, but I want to ensure they live a healthy lifestyle and continue to live a fit life; just like my Mom.

My family loves wearing adidas when we workout. My Mom is addicted to their line of athletic shoes, and my kids love all of their tee’s, sweatshirts, and shoes. I, of course, adore them! My workout wardrobe is adidas. We love staying fit together, and we wear adidas while doing it.

How has your Mom helped you learn the importance of fitness?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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

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Athleisure for spring 2017

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Kendra Scott necklace (old, also love this one) / YSL lipstick / navy sparkle tee (love how it sparkles!!!) / denim shirt c/o Bridge & Boro (worn at NYFW here) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag / floral iPhone case / Kendra Scott ring / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / cuff c/o Daniel Wellington / leggings c/o Thacker NYC (worn at NYFW here) / Adidas sneakers in rose gold (some retailers call it copper) (love!!!)

The athelisure trend for spring 2017 is in full swing! With warmer temperatures and busy spring days, athleisure is the easy and comfortable way to get through the day. Love this trend for spring!

Since athleisure is about as close to walking around town in workout clothes as I am going to get, I tried to glam up my casual daytime look. If you are wondering how to wear the athleisure trend for spring 2017, it is actually quite easy! All you need is one pair of comfy leggings or sweatpants, a fabulous pair of Adidas sneakers, a cute yet casual tee, and of course your go-to Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Voila! Athleisure for spring 2017!

This sparkle tee in navy with rose gold threading is a full on game changer. It is a casual, basic tee by nature, yet elevated because it sparkles. I have to admit, I also bought it in beige with yellow golden threads. It is perfect for making everyday jeans and a tee into a glamorous ensemble. I love how it makes these leggings and a tee outfit something special.

Athleisure for spring would not be as cool as it is without a pair of Adidas sneakers! Back in the 1990s I owned a pair with navy stripes, and before that, I had the old school, green striped version. For spring 2017, I decided to glam things up and I bought them with the rose gold stripes. I love the rose gold!!! If you are looking for a pair of street sneakers with an IT factor, these are the sneakers for you! They come in different colors too, so there is something for everyone. You can find them online here.

Ever since fashion week, I have been living in this denim shirt and these comfy leggings. Isn’t it fun to mix up clothing from your closet and make them glam one day, and casual the next? Love that!

So the ultimate casual look this spring is the athleisure trend. If you are looking for a way to be fashionable and fabulous, without breaking your ankles in platform heels, then the athleisure trend for spring 2017 is for you! I know I am living in it this season, and this outfit is my absolute favorite!

One last thing, my cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos, are they great! She is so talented!

So what do you think of the athleisure trend for spring 2017? Will you be rocking it this warm weather season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 customized with Nike ID

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Pictured: earrings / sports bra (sold out, also love this one) / tank top / lipstick / pants: Nike (sold out, also love this pair) / nail polish / socks / shoes: c/o Nike

Did you know I enjoy running? I am not a very fast runner, but I find it fun nonetheless. My new favorite running shoe is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus, and I love that I was able to customize my new pair through Nike ID.

If you follow me on Instagram, it might appear that all I do is shop, eat, rinse and repeat. In reality, that is only a small part of my day. My three children, my work, my husband, and my fitness routine are also a huge part of my life.

Growing up, I was a very serious athlete. I trained over twenty-five hours per week for middle distance, and long distance swimming. I dreamed of going to the Olympics one day. My entire focus in fitness, was being fit for swimming so that I could win.

Fast forward twenty-plus years and a huge shoulder injury later; and it is easy to see I never made the Olympic team (thanks shoulder injury!), and my fitness goals have changed.

As a busy Mother of three, who is also managing my own business, I have to stay fit. I need to remain healthy and active for the sake of my family. Plus, it also feels good to be healthy!

In order to stay fit, I swim, run, attend fitness classes at my gym, and hike. I have found, that one of the most important ways to have a successful workout, aside from being properly hydrated, is to wear the proper footwear.

Since I was in high school, Nike has always been my choice of footwear for sports. For swimming, we crossed trained. Part of our cross training was running. I always needed to own at least one good pair of running shoes. Those shoes were always Nike.

Since high school, I have continued to wear Nike shoes for all activities sports-related. I swear by their cross training shoes, and tennis shoes. Of course, I always have at least one pair of Nike running shoes in my closet.

When Nike came out with NIKE ID years ago, I was thrilled! I quickly customized my own pair of cross trainers with my “CathyLSG” ID. This also happens to be my Twitter handle.

I had the opportunity to meet with a Nike representative when I was in New York for fashion week and we talked about Nike ID. I was already in love with the concept of shoe customization and had customized my own shoes in the past, but I had never tried the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus. It is one of Nike’s most iconic running shoes. I was excited to be able to test out a pair!

I love all the different ways you can customize your Nike shoes through Nike ID! You can pick everything from the color of the shoe laces to the color of the trim. I matched most of the colors together, but you could really make a rainbow of a shoe if you wanted to. It is so much fun! I also love the idea that my shoes are customized by me, and it is highly unlikely that anyone else will be wearing the same exact shoe as me. We could even venture to say this is “sporting couture!” Love that!

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is extremely supportive. I have high arches and sometimes it is difficult to find footwear which properly supports them. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 has ideal arch support; and it gives my entire foot proper support. Having a well-built running shoe really makes my runs more enjoyable; and consequently I am able to run longer, thus burning more calories. I am a fashion girl after all, gotta burn those calories off!

I am excited about this fabulous pair of Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 ID running shoes I customized through Nike ID. I look forward to customizing more pairs in the future!

You can customize your own pair of Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 running shoes online at Nike.com. To view Nike’s entire collection, please visit Nike.com.