Fitness

Lululemon x SoulCycle

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I love the new year because it gives us a push to be more disciplined and improve our health! It has been so fun seeing so many of you celery juicing and signing up for The Clean Sweep + the health-filled Insta posts are bringing me life! What better way to kick of 2019 than embracing new health practices, work outs, and might I mention, new work out gear?

Did y’all know that lululemon is partnering with SoulCycle to launch an exciting, limited-edition activewear collection? Deep breaths. I could not be more excited for this!

I went to a SoulCycle class this week in these pants and this sports bra, and both pieces made the experience extra enjoyable. The pants and the bra fit perfectly and are so comfortable at the same time, and they held up during the entire class and are super soft too! I threw on this sweatshirt post ride, and this jacket is on my wish list because this collection is oh-so-dreamy and work out perfect. Not to mention, this tank would be a great addition to this look + maybe buy something for your man, like these shorts. And throw in some socks to boot!

There is something about a work out outfit that inspires me to actually exercise. Do you agree? What workouts are you incorporating in your routine this year?

Thank you to lululemon and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

Three Fitness Routines I Love

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Hey guys! As you know, fitness is a super important part of wellness. In order to feel my best, staying active is key. I love to be outside and that is part of the reason why I absolutely love the beach and being by the water. Whenever Jase and I go to the beach, we have time to rest and relax, but we are also up and out exploring and adventuring.

Regardless of where I am, home or at the beach, keeping fit is so important to me and brings me such joy! Below are three fitness routines that I love:

*Sweat App (BBG)

I do the Sweat App (BBG) about three days a week.

*Pilates

Doing pilates once a week works out really well for me- I love the strength and flexibility focus of the classes.

*Hiking

I love hiking and try to do that at least once a week – we live right on a canyon with a great hiking trail, so that makes it extra easy!

We would love to know what fitness routines ya’ll love! Let us know in the comments below. xo

MY OUTFIT

bikini top | bikini bottoms | shorts (sold out) similar | sunnies

The New Nike Sneaker

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Let’s be honest. I pretty much live in yoga pants and tennis shoes. Who’s with me? Let’s be more honest; thank goodness that active wear became an every day trend rather than just an ensemble appropriate only for the gym a few years ago. What did I wear during the day before that? And what’s even greater? The fact that pairing sneakers with dresses, skirts, jeans, and trousers is cool creates another level. of. excitement.

All that to say, and speaking of tennis shoes, have you seen the new Nike shoe? By shoe, I am referring to the Air Max 270, which features the first-ever air unit designed for a lifestyle shoe, a unit that clocks in as the tallest-ever at 32-mm. Filled with fresh Oregon air right down the road from the main Nike campus, the Air Max 270 blends elements from the Air Max family’s past with a new, zonal-mesh upper for a hybrid sneaker that moves the legacy forward. They look super cool with mom jeans and socks that go above your ankle (nerdy look for the win), a feminine dress, or a denim skirt.

This shoe is just launching and it is a must-addition to your active wear collection.

An Answer To A Health Prayer

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen a few of my stories over the past months that featured this book: The Plant Paradox by Dr. Gundry. I started reading this book because I have had bloating, inflammation, and fatigue issues for years. I felt like I had tried everything to make it better with certain dietary remedies and supplements. However, they would only help for a limited amount of time and the issues would come back. I would get so confused as to why I would get painfully bloated everyday when I was eating SO clean – AKA homemade salads with homemade lemon juice and olive oil dressing, fresh quinoa bowls made from scratch, almonds with skin for a snack, whole food protein bars, fresh veggies like cucumbers and bell peppers. It just didn’t make sense! 

Two of my dear friends go to Dr. Gundry and have nothing but amazing things to say about him and his perspective on gut health. My girlfriend went specifically for unexplained stomach problems a few years ago after seeing doctor after doctor, and she hasn’t had a problem since! She told me to make an appointment with him, but he is sadly not taking new patients at this time. I was bummed to find that out, but I immediately ordered his book and it has brought me so much hope and a new perspective!

In his book, Dr. Gundry describes the many people who have changed their lives by eliminating lectins.  Lectins are large plant-based proteins found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds and leaves of most plants that bind to carbohydrates. Lectins are designed by nature to help the plant survive by protecting the plant from predators. Animals don’t like the taste, so they spit the seeds or rinds out. Humans aren’t quite as wise and continue to try to digest the lectins. Once inside, the lectins cause a chemical reaction playing havoc on our digestive system. 

Eating lectin-free can heal any auto-immune disease and it truly allows the body to function as it should and heal itself. How amazing is that!? Dr. Gundry’s book is filled with impressive case studies that I find just beyond fascinating. He discusses cases from arthritis, to migraines, to cancers, plus many more that have been solved by patients remaining disciplined to a lectin-free diet. Another big lesson from Gundry’s book is this: Every disease starts in the gut.

The Plant Paradox is truly mind-blowing and it has opened my eyes to so much. When I started to read the book initially, I seriously could not put it down. It is an answer to a health prayer and has provided me with so much hope. I cannot recommend reading it enough; it is a total game-changer! 

OUTFIT DETAILS

vest (c/o) | sports bra (c/o) | leggings (c/o) | sunnies (c/o) | shoes

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images by felicia lasala 

Athleisure via Nordstrom

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We are BIG fans of athleisure here at LSK; active wear that is chic in a casual-cool kind of way. We love the convenience and the relaxed vibe of athleisure and how it takes us from yoga, to beach walks, to coffee dates, to travel, and to the grocery store all in one outfit. Shop the post below; all pieces are from Nordstrom’s current sale. xo

OUTFIT ONE:  leggings | top | sneaks | kimono | sunnies

OUTFIT TWO: leggings | sneaks | top | jacket | sunnies

Workout Plus Lounge

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Do you guys find yourself using workout clothes as lounge clothes, too? We do and we kind of love it. Clothes that function as workout plus lounge are so convenient. I find myself often being around the house in workout clothes, feeling comfortable, getting chores done, and then just heading out the door to the yoga studio or gym. On the way home, running to Whole Foods or picking up dry cleaning is no big deal, either. Versatility, comfort, style, and performance are all so important to us when it comes to workout clothes, since they serve more than one purpose. The active line from lou & grey, zella, alo yoga, lanston sport, outdoor voices, abercrombie’s active line, and lululemon are a few amazing places to get workout clothes that are functional and chic. Scroll down for a list of a few favorite pieces // xo

 

currently loving these active wear items:

these leggings | this crop top | this bra | this jacket

this sweatshirt | these tights | this tee | these pants

this tunic | this tank | these leggings | this crop |

this long sleeve crew | this hoodie | this tank

*images via lanston sport

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