We know, we know. One of your New Year’s resolutions is to work out / get in shape / be more active / lose weight. Here are some tips to get you going!
Fuel Up: Often, it’s a Herculean task just to get ourselves to the gym. We can’t be bothered with a pre-workout snack, too! Turns out, eating before you sweat is a big deal–it jump-starts your metabolism (can’t argue with that). It’s also important to eat after you exercise, so you don’t start burning muscle (eeek!). Allison at Lauren Conrad has some great tips for what to eat before your workout (no matter what time you like to hit the gym) and after. Bottom line: bananas are our friends.
Dress the Part: Is it just us, or is exercising easier when you love what you’re wearing? We’ve talked about workout wear before, but here are a few new suggestions.
1) Sports Bra. If you don’t like your sports bra, you won’t like exercising. L’s favorite is the New Balance Bonita Run Crop. The back straps as well as the band are adjustable, so you get a much more precise fit than most sports bras.
2. Top. J loves this top from LuluLemon. “I’ve basically worn it every day since I got it for Christmas!”
The Workout: If you think you’d enjoy running, try a Couch to 5K program. Running a 5K is a really reasonable goal, and you can find a race just about every weekend, no matter where you live. This program tells you exactly how to train to run a 5K in six weeks.
2. Deborah Lippmann the Stripper to go: It’s no secret that we paint our nails whilst on the go (at the bar *cough cough*). Now we have an easy fix for the occasional mess up!
3. Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo: No. 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo is a weekly deep cleansing therapy that is nourishing to hair and scalp. This unique formula wont strip moisture or color, but does strip absurd faux pas!
Chuao Chocolatier: Maple Bacon: Uh. I was a little hesitant to try this bacon/chocolate combo…but surprise, it was delicious! Check out Chuao Chocolatier’s other unique flavors. The bars make great stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life!