Ugh – Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and I have to admit… I’m not in as good of shape as I’d like to be. I really got derailed with my workouts when I moved! Once I get home from Palm Springs I am recommitting myself to getting into my best possible shape. Its so frustrating. When I work out every day, I look better, I feel better, and I’m a lot less stressed out. So why do I have such a hard time making it a priority!? C’est la vie.
As I’ve said before I try not to beat myself up too much… if I feel really guilty, I’ll dread it even more, and that’s no good. The good thing is that there is an Equinox right around the corner from my apartment, so there is no excuse! I also love running on the Williamsburg Bridge (where we shot these photos!) The entire run is just 2.2 miles out and back but it’s hard…. and steep!
I’ve outlined a few things – small goals to help me get back on track, but in the meantime I stocked up on some cute new workout gear from Finish Line. Their new arrivals are so cute… I love all the blush tones! I know it’s silly but it’s true… cute workout gear makes all the difference when it comes to motivating! How adorable are these pink Adidas sneakers? I love them so much. I love this pair too but not for the gym. I’ve always been a Nike Free girl (classic black!) but it’s fun to mix things up and I think Adidas might actually fit my feet a little better. I love this gold pair of Nikes too though – they’re not too flashy but still fun.
Five Simple Wellness Goals for the month of June.
ONE // Drink a big glass of lemon water, every morning! It’s amazing how much better I feel every day when I drink it. It’s so good for you and has wonderful detoxification benefits. Man Repeller had a great article about it – I completely agree with everything she said.
TWO // Stretch and foam roll every night before bed. My body can turn into a big knot if I’m not careful, which (besides being uncomfortable) can make it a lot easier to get injured. Foam rolling can also help you look thinner/less bulky… I want to start doing these moves from Goop!
THREE // Commit to doing something active every day. Even if it’s just a long walk or a quick run over the Williamsburg Bridge, it makes a huge difference. Something I always tell myself is that no matter what, I should always be able to find 30 minutes to exercise. It’s such a short amount of time…. there is literally always thirty minutes!
FOUR // Get eight hours of sleep, every night, no excuses!
FIVE // Have a big salad every day. I need to be better about eating my vegetables, and I love Sweetgreen and need to kick that habit but if I don’t have time to cook or am running around the city it’s delicious and so healthy. My go-to is Guacamole Greens… or I’ll make my own, loading up with as many veggies as possible and chicken. Ideally I’ll make this salad on my own but it’s nice to know there is somewhere delicious and healthy to go if I am running low on time!
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photography by Lydia Hudgens.