Labor Day Sales: Fit Fashion

There’s so many good sales going on this weekend! I found some great fitness stuff that is perfect for the changing seasons.

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top row:
gapfit breathe striped crew neck
zella jacket (was on sale during the nsale and I think I need to grab one this time!!)
yoga tank

bottom row:
ON leggings
gapfit crops
lulu bag (not on sale, but I’m obsessed!!!)

Gap: extra 40% off
Old Navy: up to 60% off
Athleta: free shipping over $50
There’s a ton of mark downs at Nordstrom

Have a great long weekend!

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Fit girl essentials for the dorm room

When I was doing my undergrad I was far from fit. My sleeping habits were the worst, I ate junk, and rarely worked out (and it was usually like 30 min on the elliptical). Ironically my major was Public Health, and as I got more into my program I realized that a few small things made me feel so much better. By the time I was in my senior year, I got more into working out and quit the pizza habit, and weight started to come off and I felt a million times better…SO my point is…developing a few great habits in college will pay off in the long run!

To avoid the freshman 15 and keep yourself feeling energized, I recommend a few inexpensive basics for the dorm room. I am back in school (although thankfully not living in a dorm), and these things are key in helping me stay on track this year.

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Yoga mat– if your school doesn’t have a fitness center or you don’t have access to a gym- a yoga mat is essential! There are SO many free body weight workouts available on youtube! There are also a few hot blogging babes that provide body weight programs too!

Water bottle– Get a large water bottle and fill that sucker up and carry it with you ALL DAY. Hydration is key!! Especially before you go out!

Crops/Sports bra/shoes– get some workout gear you feel great it. F21 has some cheap stuff that is great, and the material actually feels high-quality. If you have the gear, you’re more likely to hit the gym. Gap also has great stuff that will probably be on sale come Labor day. 😉

Peanut Butter- if you are in a dorm (or even an apartment w/roommates) the amount of space you have is probably limited. Get some natural nut butter to throw on an apple,crackers,toast,celery…a spoon…before class.

Protein/Bars– Use amazon or BB.com to get some protein or questbars. Both are great to have on hand for a last minute snack!

If you were used to doing sports or working out in high school, keep it up! If you continue to eat the same way you always have (or more), with less exercise those lbs are going to pack on quick. Even if you never really worked out before, simply walking around campus is a great way to get some activity in!

Any other dorm room tips for the fit girl?? Let me know! Tweet me @afitgirlsguide

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Nordstrom Sale: fitness picks

The best sale of the year is here…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. A million bloggers are picking their fall faves, but true to form- I’m focusing on the fitness outfits! There are some GREAT finds this year, including multiple pairs of nikes (!) …. check it out!

nsale-fit-picksThe tops:
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The bottoms:
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The shoes:
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Happy shopping and have a great weekend!
*some affiliate links used

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workout-wear faves: updated

I have tried a lot of different brands and styles of workout clothes in the past few years. Everything from $12 sports bras at Nordstrom Rack to $$ crops from Lulu. I’ve found that crops are always worth splurging on, but tanks can be inexpensive and still last a while. Here are my current faves!

Favorite tanks: the GapFit Motion Tank. The material feels expensive and washes up nicely. I wash on cold and hang dry and they have held up so well! Even better: the orange is currently on sale!

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Favorite Crops: These are a splurge! I got them with a bday giftcard (thanks mom!) and they are so worth the $$$. Some cheaper crops are okay for some workouts, but I like the good quality ones for cardio and leg workouts.  The in the flow crop is my current fave.

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Other favorites: The define jacket have it in gray stripe (no longer available), but I want the black. Fits great, and perfect for cool mornings, and gray layering piece in the winter. 

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Favorite Sports bras:

This inexpensive target find is so comfy!  I also am in love with this cute gap bra. It’s $40, but Gap has frequent sales. I never splurge on sports bras, but for larger chested ladies, this is an area worth splurging in!
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What are your workout must-haves? Where do you shop for workout clothes at?? Have a great weekend!

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Friday Faves: Spring workout wear

Happy Friday! Longer days//more sun light has made me SO happy this week . I have spring on my mind, so I thought I’d share a few cute fitness picks…but first- a couple articles I LOVED this week.

A-Ha Moments: 12 Fit Pros Share Their Nutrition Strategies For Long Term Success via girls gone strong
14 reasons women should never lift weights (lol)– a funny buzzfeed article
What’s your best body fat– an honest look at the hazards of being too lean or too heavy

And now for some cute and springy clothing…. [I would like one of each pleeease]

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p.s. Gap is having Friends and Family right now…aka insane deals on basic sports bras, crops, and tanks.

Have a great weekend!

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Thinking Pink for Vday

I’m all about the pink and sparkly goodies this time of year…and always haha.  My husband isn’t really a fan of vday, but I don’t think anything tastes better than chocolate wrapped in shiny pink foil 🙂 There’s also nothing better than pink workout gear. Here are a few finds I wouldn’t mind….

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 [um how cute is that water bottle?!]
Happy Monday! I hope your week is filled with lots of pink and great workouts of course 😉

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Friday Faves: Best of 2014 Edition

I always love seeing people’s resolutions, etc this time of year, but I also wanted to share my favorite things of 2014 a la Oprahhhhhh…

Best of 2014

Books: The Power of Habit#Girlboss
Makeup: NYX concealer** (budget buy)// Chanel Vitalumier Aqua Foundation + LM Tinted Moisturizer (this combo is the bees knees)
Beauty Products: Mario Badescu Glycolic Cleanser & Kiehl’s Everything [I just can’t pic a fav]
Products: Keurig (a Costco impulse buy that I don’t regret at all) // Dollar Shave Club (#genius)// iphone 6 // Beats by Dre (i had the smaller ones and got these for Christmas. They are amaze for cardio…don’t slip and don’t fall out like ear buds)
Clothes: Gap Sports Bra & Nike Frees (#fancy i know)
Food/Drink: Kombucha [cannot get enough] & Kirkland egg whites. Why am I sooo weird?

**it took me a sec to fall in love with this. After seeing it a bunch on MM&L, I was determined to make it work…turns out the key is making sure your eye area is super moisturized when covering dark circles! Otherwise it goes a bit dry**

Tell me your absolute faves of the last year!

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