Gift Guide for the Fitness & Athleisure Lover

Life is all about balance, am I right? Go to an indoor cycling or barre class and then enjoy a glass of wine that night at home.. errr bottle of wine? ūüôā I personally need to get back into a steady fitness routine.. it’s always a plan in my head it’s just making it an actual routine that’s the issue. Anyways, whether you’re a homebody, a fitness fanatic or like me and currently stuck somewhere in the middle – there is something for every girl in today’s gift guide.

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My 2018 Health & Fitness Goals + Cyclebar

nike cropped sweatshirt // VS slate KNOCKOUT LEGGINGS {ON SALE} // NIKE ROSHE SNEAKERS {on sale} // APPLE WATCH 

Ever since I turned 20 I have really always struggled or yo-yoed with my weight. I would start a certain diet ¬†and work out regimen and lose a little weight with it but in the long run I would get burnt out fast and nothing ever stuck. in the spring of 2013 I lost 30 ish pounds and was happy with my weight only to gain it all back that winter. I pretty much struggled with emotional eating and weight gain until getting engaged in June of 2015. In prep for the wedding I then lost a good 40 ish pounds from that august to the following May in 2016 when we got married and went on our honeymoon. After returning from our honeymoon I completely gained all of that weight plus more back and felt like I kept gaining little by little each month as we made our way into 2017. This past August (2017) at my highest weight ever I decided enough was enough and that I was determined to lose the weight, for real this time. ¬†Honestly and more importantly I really just want to be healthy. I’m in my mid 20’s and should be at my prime, and I’m determined to get there this year. i think now that i’m wanting to lose weight for the right reasons and not for an event deadline it should go a lot easier with less pressure. whether it takes me another 6 months or all of 2018 to lose it, i know it will be worth the hard work to feel my best.

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Holiday Gift Guide Part Three: Health & Fitness Gifts

only fourteen days until it’s a new year and resolutions set in and your local gyms and studios become packed full of new clients. whether your new to the work out scene or have lived this lifestyle for a long time now just remember to be kind to everyone no matter how annoyed you may get that they took your fav stair stepper machine. I myself recently just re joined (I went this summer) cycle bar, an indoor cycle studio here in Kansas City though they have studios all over the unite states. i really love going to Cyclebar, it has such a fab energy with amazing music and instructors. While yes, it is a group class and you can choose to have your stats up on the board along with everyone else’s my favorite part is that they always reiterate that you are here for you and competing against your best self. anyways, i’ll share more on cyclebar in the next few weeks but for now i wanted to share some great last-minute gift ideas for the health & fitness gal in your life.

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