While I’ve recently jumped back into working out full time and rejoined a gym (after taking almost a year off), there were a few things I needed in terms of athletic apparel. The week before I planned to return, I went through my drawer where I keep all my gym clothes. As I sorted through my leggings, shorts, and tops, I realized most of it was over a year old and looked like it had been through a lot. I turned to one of my go-to brands and stocked up on a few essentials, which I’ve highlighted below. There’s just something about getting new workout
Last week I was reading an old blog post I wrote back in 2018. It was a list of fitness tips that I had discovered over the years. In it, I detailed the various things I did that led me to make healthy lifestyle choices and kick ass in the gym. Fast forward three years and things have changed dramatically. Before last week, I hadn’t stepped inside a gym in almost a year. As soon as the gyms (and everything else) shut down in Los Angeles, I purchased a treadmill, dumbbells, and resistance bands and did my best to have a decent workout inside my
A month ago I had the chance to try out Beachbody On Demand. I plan to continue using this program to train and eat healthy, but I wanted to share with you guys my experience so far. From the tasty recipes to the fun (and sometimes intense) workouts, here’s a breakdown of everything. If you have any questions for me, comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them! Why I chose Beachbody On Demand So, why did I choose Beachbody over other at-home workout programs? For one, Beachbody On Demand has an affordable starter kit with everything I need for the entire year.
Having an anxiety disorder can be characterized as persistently and excessively worrying about things like disasters, money, health, family, work or any situation where you’re expecting the worst case scenario. Dealing with anxiety is something everyone has to do from time to time. Some, like myself, experience this almost daily at a level where it can become unbearable. Many professionals find that most anxiety, whether mild or extreme, comes from uncertainty, the inability to control the unknown, and worrying to prevent negative events from occurring. I can definitely relate to this since most of mine is caused by the inability to control certain situations and
Relaxing at home is essential after a long day of work or stress. Treating yourself to a spa night is therapeutic and healing for your mental health. Whether it’s finding new activities to do or using new products, relaxation calls for indulgence. I have leaned on some of my personal necessities when giving myself some me time. Taking a daily walk and yoga have grounded me, while items like rosewater and face masks help me practice self-love. Here are my 15 “me time must-haves” that I can’t live without when I’m taking it easy at home. 1. Binge-watching TV After a stressful day, binge-watching helps
Working out has become a daily goal of mine. It helps lift my mood while keeping my mind, body, and soul healthy. To fight viruses like Covid-19, staying active can aid our immune systems, and while all gyms and studios are still closed, there are various ways we can still workout. Lifting weights, cardio, HIIT, and going for walks are a great way to clear your head and re-energize from being stuck inside. However, my favorite is yoga, especially because I can do it at home and it requires little equipment. Focusing on breathing, strength, and balance turns a day full of anxiety into a
With face coverings being a part of the “new normal” and so many states requiring that they are worn in public, we created a list of brands stepping up to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The masks on our list are made from a variety of materials and prints, and some are available now and others can be pre-ordered. Here are 25 websites where you can purchase cloth face coverings this summer. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie Woszczyna Envelope Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter Spotify
One thing that has made this stay at home order bearable is continuing my workout regimen. Although switching from the gym to working out inside my apartment (here’s the equipment I purchased back in March), has taken some getting used to, it has become something that I look forward to doing. I’ve also noticed a shift in my summer shopping habits. Usually, I’d be browsing for sundresses and sandals, but my attention has been focused more on athleisure and lounge attire. I think having proper and stylish workout wear is so helpful in motivating me to run and lift. Here are four of my favorite
There’s no doubt this is a challenging time and self-quarantining shouldn’t add to the stress. Whether you’re staying inside with your significant other, multiple family members, or you’re solo—here are 45 things you can do to make the most out of it. Taking A Moment For Yourself Keep a quarantine diary. Jotting down your thoughts can help relieve stress, and years from now it will make an excellent read. You can also use the time to reflect on your favorite childhood memories and write about those. Set aside time for yourself. If you’re home with multiple family members, find an hour a day to escape.
In the past, I’ve mentioned how I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions. I believe if you want to make a positive change, it shouldn’t take the clock striking midnight to make it happen. I do, however, like to make a list of goals (these are mine from 2019) along with small things I’d like to do at the start of the new year. These are anything from tiny improvements to my personal well-being (like updating my fitness regimen and drinking more water), to organizing and deep cleaning my apartment. Then I also make a point of including fun things that will bring more