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Bun Moment

I just moved to a new neighbourhood with a GoodLife Fitness just mins away from me which I am soooo happy about! Yay night gym sessions! I miss going for runs at night and now I can make it happen through the winter! Due to my new location, I’ve been inspired to pre-emptively amp up my training at GoodLife Fitness now before January first hits to get ahead of my resolutions!

Also conveniently located around here is a grocery store open 24 hours a day so that will hopefully make eating healthy super easy! I have been pretty good about keeping only healthy food around since I moved, but somehow my favourite frozen coconut milk chocolate almond bars found their way into my fridge! (hmmm..guilty pleasures!).

Remember last month when I talked about how I was reclaiming sweatpants as a my go-to fitness wear item? This month is all about shorty shorts! Can’t beat them and also my heat is cranked to 78 in here so hello hot yoga 24/7! I also have no couch at the moment, so my living room is currently my very own yoga studio complete with vanilla candle. It’s god damn romantic in here!

Tonight after my gym workout, I came home and hit the yoga mat. And then I had a perfect hair bun moment. I usually leave my hair down when I work out, I like to let it breathe and flow- but tonight after my workout with one swift motion I put it up in a bun. Ladies, you know that the perfect bun is an elusive unicorn you can’t make happen – it’s something that happens to you. Well tonight the magic struck my tresses and I felt pretty so I took some selfies. I’m gonna enjoy this moment and document it here because no one can stop me! xo

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This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

Giveaway

Daniel Wellington Watch Giveaway (Closed)

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I’ve partnered with Daniel Wellington to do a watch giveaway!

To enter, visit the Daniel Wellington website (www.danielwellington.com), then head back over to my blog and comment on this giveaway post telling me which Daniel Wellington watch is your favourite.

The winner will be randomly selected from the entries on November 15th December 1st and sent the watch they post about!

Contest runs from November 1st-November 15th, 2015

Contest extended until December 1st, 2015!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

 

Fitness

Sweats On, Hair Up, Work Out

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The past month I’ve been super swamped with work, a move, and a lot of side projects in the works. I’ve been busy but trying to make time to workout when I can.

Before heading to GoodLife Fitness this week, to keep myself motivated,  I went for a little shopping therapy and bought a new gym bag and a new pair of sweat pants. I don’t normally wear sweat pants when working out, but I haven’t been able to get enough of them since I bought them! These sweatpants from Topshop are seriously the most comfortable pants I’ve ever worn. The great thing is that I now associate putting these pants on with getting comfy, and working out, so they are my new motivators to get my butt to the gym! I am taking back sweat pants from being frumpy wear to being fitness wear. Give your Lulus, a break and give sweatpants a try at the gym!

What is your go-to workout outfit? Do you ever wear sweat pants to work out?

Check back in with Lovelyisms next month for a new fitness post!

This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Fitness

Run For It

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When I’m feeling stressed, or not myself, there isn’t much that can make me feel more in tune with myself than making a run for it! Whether it’s running outside, or jumping onto the treadmill at GoodLife Fitness, I look forward to going for a good long run. I just love the feeling of my body in motion, flying past the world, and tuning into my music and my thoughts.

I first got into running a few years ago as a way to clear my head. I think aside from the majorly positive body benefits, working out by running is the best way to decompress. I love yoga for that reason too, but with running it’s a totally different type of mind clearing, that makes you feel like for that moment when your music is cranked and your speeding down the sidewalk, that you are invincible. Like you’re an agent on a mission, or off to kick butt and no one can stop you! With the right song, you can take on the world as you run.

I run for my body. I run to clear my mind. I run for me. And I suggest that if you don’t already work out a little bit each week, that you start. Just get some shoes, and get outside and just do one run. Or if you prefer to run in the comfort of the indoors, run at a local gym like GoodLife Fitness. See how you feel after, and tell me you don’t feel like a badass!

Just be sure to do a little bit of light stretching (at least) before you hit the pavement or treadmill to make sure you don’t pull anything!

Check back in with Lovelyisms next month for a new fitness post!

This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Travel

West Coast Wandering

Sea to Sky GondalaThis month I travelled to British Columbia for the first time. Everyone kept telling me how beautiful it would be, but it wasn’t until I saw it for myself that I really got it.

There’s something about being in nature that makes you reflect on life. Stay tuned for a bigger recap on my blog later this month about my trip!