Happy Wednesday peeps! In my last post, I briefly mentioned my recent health kick. Between clean eating (hi, almond butter) and now running 4-5 days a week, I feel really amazing. My thinking, productivity, and just overall clarity has MAJORLY improved. And it’s only been 4 weeks! Before this, I was a complete heathen.
I was a regular at Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm-2am (at least), finishing the night off with McDonald’s, Taco Bell, two slices of $2 pizza, or my former favorite, street meat (aka hot dogs) – every time.
Middle of the week? I’d cook an elaborate meal I saw in a Tasty video, head to my quarters and watch Real Housewives with a bowl of Capn’ Crunch til I fell asleep. Lol! I feel sick just typing that. What a mess.
Not sure how I got to that point because, growing up, I was pretty active. I was a dancer and a cheerleader. Once I hit college, I went to a few dance classes. Played on a handful of intramural teams. And then the ball just kinda dropped. Life happened. You get busy, you meet new people, your schedule is always filled with 20-something activities (happy hours, bar-hopping, brunch – hello) and if you have free time? You probably just want to relax.
Unfortunately, I had a really unlikely motivator to help me get into this kick (I don’t talk about it often, but I’ve been battling a food borne virus for 7 months). Given this, I really had to step up on boosting my immune system to keep myself afloat just to function. This included cutting out all sugar, salt, wheat, and dairy. And of course: adding exercise. If you know me at all, one of the most unlikeliest choices for me would have EVER been running. lol But given a new outlook on life, I figured I might as well use what God gave me – my legs! So now my favorite way to get my cardio in is doing at least half an hour on the treadmill each day, with some yoga mixed in-between.
Given that this is a fashion blog, I obviously can’t leave you hanging on my top picks for the best athleisure out there:
Between being equipped for taking the fitness plunge, and all of the Memorial Day Weekend sales that JUST launched today, now is DEFINITELY the time to stock up.
Major Sale Alerts: