Red Marble Pants

One of my favorite trends lately is the marble trend. The marble print is going on everything and I’m really not mad about it! I bought my first pair of marble print pants from Firepower back around last Christmas, and I was so in love with the print AND the fit that I couldn’t wait to get more.

My fitness coach Alyx, the owner and boss babe behind FirepowerFit, knew how much I loved my white marble pants, so I was beyond thrilled when she reached out to me for a few color ideas on this new line of marble apparel from Firepower! My first thought was RED. If you know me, you know red, white, and blue is one of my number 1 color schemes (#Merica), so I thought red would be perfect to coordinate with pretty much anything.

I absolutely LOVE how these turned out! My first pair were the full length version, and these are the cropped which is perfect for warmer weather. The quality of these is great! And squat proof, because I don’t buy yoga pants that aren’t squat proof ūüėČ

Use my discount code “REASONER” to save some money!

On another note- it’s almost Friday already! Yay. I’m currently swooning over this fall-like weather. If you haven’t worked out yet today, take your workout outside! Get your vitamin D fix! It does all kinds of good to your body when you get some vitamin D from the sunshine. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. So even if it’s a ten minute walk outside on your lunch break, your body will thank you!

XO beth

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Wellness Wednesday

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Hi guys! In my last wellness Wednesday post (forever ago, oops), it was about fitness/my latest workout. However, this week I want to point out how much more there is to wellness. It encompasses mental health as well, which is 100% as important as physical health.

This week, I’ve been pretty sick with a terrible cold or sinus infection (avoiding the doctor’s office, so who really knows lol). It has completely thrown off my workout game, which I have been strictly improving lately. As many of you know, I had to go a long period of time without being physically able to workout, BUT in the last few months I have finally been back to myself! Therefore, I have set some personal fitness/wellness goals and have a burning desire to reach them.

So, throw in this sore throat/stuffy nose/pressure migraine that I’ve had, and there goes my workouts for a few days. Womp womp.

At first, I was honestly really upset with my body for not having the energy to workout. The first day I felt sick, I forced myself to go to the gym regardless, and left quickly feeling 100 times worse.

That’s when it hit me. It’s OKAY to take some days off, especially if my body needs rest. If my goal is to become¬†stronger, then pushing it when it’s low on energy is not going to get me stronger any faster.¬†If my goal is to keep my body healthy, then working out while not healthy is doing just the opposite.

Taking a few days off is not going to ruin the progress that’s already been made. If you’re on a fitness or wellness journey, please remember this! As long as you are consciously making healthy choices when it comes to what you eat, then a few days of rest will not ruin your progress. You can’t let rest drive you crazy, because even God told us we are to rest at least one day a week!

I’ll stop rambling now, but I know personally how addicting the gym can become. So I wanted to remind you that it is so okay to rest every now and then! Just use it to motivate you next week in the gym!

Listen to your body. Fuel your body. And most importantly, love your body.

Thanks for reading!

XO Beth

 

Wellness Wednesday

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Happy hump day friends! I have been so busy this week I’ve slacked a little on this little piece of my life, but my personal goal is to keep improving it as much as I can.

So today’s post is a little gym update, because as many of you may know, I’ve just recently been recovering from surgery. Now that I’m at about 80-90%, I’ve been able to work out again. At first, I wasn’t sure how I’d handle it, since it’s been SO long since I’ve been physically able to work out. Even before my surgery, I went about¬†two years without being physically well enough to do much physical activity.

And, naturally, as with any NON-weight bearing surgery, I gained some weight, which used to be my biggest fear in life.¬†BUT God is really, really freaking awesome, and here I am loving my body regardless! ¬†It’s nowhere near perfect. I have some personal improvements to make, but knowing I’m at a place where I can define boundaries for myself in the gym (& the kitchen), makes this whole process so much easier. The gym is still my happy place, but it’s not my crutch. I still strive to eat healthy, but I listen to my body and fuel it.

If you are struggling with how you feel about yourself and have a negative body image, please¬†be kind to your body.¬†Strive to be strong and happy, don’t strive to be skinny. It’s so much easier on your mind and your body, and trust me those are two very important things! Shoot, be your own #womancrushwednesday, if that’s your thing. Just love yoself.

I digress. Anyways.

Being back in the gym is so exciting. So many days I want to just jump right in where I used to be, but I know it takes baby steps. So, I have had to start off pretty small. But considering, I don’t think it’s too bad. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been doing each week, and am already seeing some progress.

For cardio:
Bike 10-14 miles (depending on mood lolz – sometimes a spin class, sometimes on my own)
Walk 1-2 miles

For legs:
Squats – 3 sets of 12 regular squats; 3 sets of 12 sumo squats; 3 sets of 12 pulsing squats
Lunges, 2 sets of 25
Side kicks, on all fours – 3 sets of 15 on each side

For abs:
75 bicycle crunches
30 seconds of the hundred
30 leg raises
50 regular crunches on Bosu ball (or regular exercise ball)
25 side crunches on Bosu ball (25 on each side)
Side planks – 3 sets of 20 seconds per side

As always, try to spend at least five minutes stretching!!

I will try to do more fitness posts, now that I’m back in the zone after far too long! Hope this snippet helps ya out, and I hope you feel fabulous doing it! I will post more workouts in the future!

XO beth