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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!

 

Fitness

Yoga Love

As summer winds down, I am going full-force into yoga again. It’s much harder to stay motivated to work out in the dog days of summer, but as fall approaches, I get excited about getting to practice yoga, as the warmth of the yoga studio at GoodLife Fitness is a nice contrast to the cooler weather of fall months, and makes it easier to be back indoors.

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Yoga is one of my favourite ways to workout. If you’ve ever tried P90x a lot of the moves are very similar to yoga moves, but with a faster pace. P90x is considered one of the hardest workouts you can do, so I feel like practicing yoga is pretty badass. Aside from being a total body, dripping sweat workout, the best part of yoga is that it’s not just good for your body. Yoga has a soothing effect on your mind you just don’t get at the end of other workouts.

Breath in, breath out, repeat.

I live for that calm period at the end of the class where I just lay there listening to myself breath, chest rising and falling, and for a moment that is all I am focused on. I always immediately fall asleep, for a minute or two, which is why I think it is the perfect workout. I normally take forever to fall sleep. My mind just doesn’t stop. I think about my day, I think about my past, about the future, and all of the unknowns, the coulda-woulda-shoulda moments, my grocery list, and work to-dos, and I am unable to shut off my mind at all. I sometimes end up dreaming about those things! It feels like my brain never truly ever gets a break. The fact that I can pass out blissfully, and immediately, at the end of my yoga practice to me is an indication of how beneficial it is to do yoga. I am all for it, and highly recommend it to anyone that has trouble clearing their minds.

Give a yoga class at a local GoodLife Fitness a try. Let me know how it goes!

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.