The Healthy Living Struggle Is Real

Navy nautical top

It was one crazy weekend in Austin this weekend. There were some crazy storms that we managed to get through unscathed. We pretty much stayed indoors all weekend and I worked on shop items and photos as well as some blog things. I’ve been super busy lately with working out and eating healthy and all of my shop orders! You have no idea how much time it takes to get healthy until you are in the process of doing so! You have to meal plan which takes an hour or so each weekend, cook healthy meals which takes an hour or so each day plus the clean up, and then work out which can take up to 2 hours a day when you add in getting ready for it, traveling to the gym, and then showering after you’re done. I have to say, sometimes it’s a little more than I bargained for. <sigh> I just have to keep chugging along and remind myself that I have come so far already and I need to make this a lifestyle for myself so that I can keep it up. The benefits of living healthy far outweigh any extra time that I would have in not doing so.
Striped top with a fedora Red white and blue outfit Navy striped top with white shorts Navy and white J McLaughling Striped top Nautical stripes by J McLaughlin Navy striped top with white shorts

Get The Look:

J McLaughlin Top c/o  //  J Crew Shorts  // Charming Charlie Clutch, Necklace, Fedora, & Sunglasses  //  DSW Sandals

Today’s outfit is a great one for summer. If you have been around here for any amount of time now, you know that nautical attire is a favorite of mine:) When I had the opportunity to get this J McLaughlin top I jumped on the chance. Stripes are a girls best friend regardless of what they say and this shirt is BEYOND soft! If you have the money to spend on the brand, I definitely love the shirt.

I bought these shorts online from J Crew a few months ago on super sale and was SO excited when I got them in. They are actually a little bit big on me already, but that just makes them extra comfortable, right? :) Haha! Well, I hope that you are all having a wonderful hump day! That’s the joys of a 3 day weekend, the next one will be here before we know it! Have a good one!

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Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge: Week 1

Hi Lovelies!

A you may know from this post last week, I joined in on the fun with Lorna Jane and Fit Approach with their Move, Nourish, Believe Blogger Challenge. Every day you had a different challenge to document via Instagram and/or Twitter and today is my recap of the week! Go follow me on Instagram and Twitter to follow along!

Monday: Sweat It Out

Today’s challenge was to show your favorite way to sweat. Well, lately it has been running and then lifting weights. I’m training for a half marathon in April and have actually gotten really good at running without dying. That’s huge for me, since last summer I absolutely despised running. Some things do change:)

Day 1- Favorite Work Out

Tuesday: Change It Up

Today’s challenge was to pick a new way to sweat and show your after work out selfie. Well, I don’t think anyone wants to see my after workout selfie….I sweat like you wouldn’t believe and I get all red in the face. So, I decided to show off my new #sweatpink gear that I got in the mail right after I got back from the gym instead. I chose to do a HIIT work out as my new way to sweat, and it was intense.

Day 3- After Run Selfie

Wednesday: Let’s Get Planking

Today’s challenge was to plank for 5 minutes. I haven’t done much planking in my life, so this one was much harder for me than I had anticipated. Planking is one rough activity, by 40 seconds I was absolutely shaking. Let’s just say that I had to break this one up throughout the day to actually achieve 5 minutes. I will be doing much more planking in the future, its so great for your core.

Day 2- 5 minutes plank

Thursday: Buddy Up!

Today’s challenge was to work out with a friend. Well, no one that I know in Austin really works out, so I went with Sophie. She’s my favorite running buddy, even though she can only make it about 2 miles before I have to drop her back off at home to rest. By the look on her face, Sophie thought Thursday should have been rest day…she was wrong:)

Day 4- Work out buddy
Friday: Five Fitness Favorites

Today’s challenge was to show my five fitness favorites. Well, I went with all of my work out gear, because new work out clothes are one of my biggest motivators. Who doesn’t love to be pink and pretty while getting their sweat on?

Day 5- Five Fitness  Favorites


I found some really awesome new people to follow on Twitter and Instagram this week through the challenge and also gained some great motivation from all of their posts! Go to the Facebook group to join in the fun next week!

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