At Home Workout Tips & Hydrating with vitaminwater

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Having an active lifestyle is very important to me. Working out not only helps me keep my booty in check (as best as possible), but it also mentally clears my mind. Over the past couple months I was diagnosed with an under active Thyroid and two of the biggest symptoms are weight gain and constant fatigue. Cool. Now that I’ve been working with my doctor to get my Thyroid regulated I’m finally starting to feel better! Because I’m feeling better I’ve been spending a LOT of time at the gym and focusing on how to take care of my body before and after I workout. Of course it’s important to get the right amount of carbs/proteins to fuel your workouts and recharge your muscles. It’s equally as important (or so I think) to also hydrate before, during and after your workout.

Maintaining an active lifestyle when you’re busy can be hard and you can’t always make it to the gym. But it’s easy and can be just as affective to workout at home. How you ask? I’m so glad you did!

Tips for working out at home:

  1. Buy a yoga mat. This will not only provide cushion, but also will prevent you from getting grass stains if you take your workout outside.
  2. Find items you can lift. Weather it’s cans of soup, actual weights or rocks in the yard add some weight to your routine!
  3. Stay hydrated. I prefer to hydrate with vitaminwater, which you can pick up at your local Giant Eagle store. More details on that below!
  4. Start simple. Begin with a 10 minute workout, then move to 15, 20, etc. until you’re happy with your time. Don’t feel like just because they workout for hours on Biggest Loser that you have to. That’s just cray.
  5. Celebrate your “small” victories. Take a moment after each workout to simply tell yourself GOOD JOB ME! Or call your BFF when you switch from 10 pound weights to 15 pound weights because YOU ARE AWESOME and you worked hard!

So back to the vitaminwater… I pick up my vitaminwater at the Market District, a Giant Eagle store, in Carmel, Indiana (you can find it in the water aisle). Find a Giant Eagle store near you!

Personally, I love drinking my vitaminwater zero revive flavor to help remain hydrated while I workout. Side note: I also happen to love the flavors squeezed, rise and shine. As vitaminwater says, “Regret nothing, try them all!” So naturally I want to try them all! You can also now buy them in a six pack! All vitaminwater flavors that I’ve tried taste great and help break the cycle of constantly drinking bland water. It also provides hard-working hydration, vitamins and electrolytes that are essential to fuel an active lifestyle!

Want to rehydrate with vitaminwater? Text “epic” to 26739 to enter the “Drink Outside the Lines” sweepstakes to be eligible for epic prizes. Receive a $0.75 off coupon for 2 vitaminwater products just for entering. Ends October 31, 2017.

I also seriously love this YouTube video. I laugh every. single. time.

Jumpsuit with a Slit from Plum Pretty Sugar

I love a good romper and trust me, I’ll wear them all fall and winter long. I’ll also be rocking pant rompers aka jumpsuits alllll fall and winter long. They’re just so effortlessly cute and easy! This jumpsuit is from Plum Pretty Sugar and I’m loving these stripes ladies!

Buying Tip: Buy up a size (or two if you got a donk like me). This fabric is fairly thin (not see through thin) but the more loosely it hangs the more flattering it will be! Use the code HAPPYSHIPPING for free shipping from Plum Pretty Sugar!

Check out this romper at other Plum Pretty Sugar from on my Maven board!

Indianapolis Street Art by Modern Map Art

It’s no secret if you follow my Instagram that I love to travel but I also loooooove coming home to Indianapolis. I remember the exact moment I fell in love with Indy and I knew when I transferred to Butler University I was never going to leave this city. So naturally I fell absolutely in love with this Modern Map Art. It’s a gorgeous reflection of the city that I love so much.

I got the 12 x 18 Indianapolis Street Map in white, then purchased a white frame from Amazon. I can’t stop looking at it, it’s so pretty! Modern Map Art also has street map pillows and city scape paintings. I know I need to add a little more deco to this area of my house, but this piece was a perfect addition!

The 2017 Liz Alig Fall Line

Summer is coming to an end, and fall is just around the corner. I love when the leaves start to turn and the smell of bonfires is constantly in the air. Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. So I am super excited to tell you about the new Liz Alig fall line.

Liz Alig is an Indianapolis based designer whose designs are made by women in developing countries so they’re able to make a fair living to support furthering their education, sending their kids to school and more! The message and values behind this brand is amazing. You’re not only getting a gorgeous piece but you’re little doing good for others. Shopping has never been more life changing. Literally.

If you visit her website you might recognize someone (aka me) being a human hanger. 🙂

Outfit 1: Dress, Scarf | Outfit 2: Black Dress | Outfit 3: Sweater |Outfit 4: Apron| Outfit 4: Jacket, Shirt

Target does Palazzo Pants

I love palazzo pants. They’re like fancy sweats that are work and date night appropriate (LOL to me actually going on a date). When it comes to palazzo pants I have a few tips and tricks for styling them.

  1. Choose your top wisely. Add a little structure with a fitted top or a looser top that you tuck in, this will prevent you from looking frumpy.
  2. Choose a pattern wisely. Palazzo pants are designed to be big, from the loose fit to the long hem. I have a little booty problem, so I prefer to find patterns like vertical stripes or black prints to make them a little more flattering on my donk.
  3. Choose your shoes wisely. In these pictures I slipped on my favorite slides, but in retrospect I should’ve added a little wedge to them. That would’ve made my legs appear longer and prevented the pants from dragging so much. But what can I say, I like the comfort.

Don’t let your shape or fear of something new prevent you from at least trying them on. Walk your cute booty into Target and try these babes on!

Palazzo Pants: Target | Top: Option 1 | Top: Option 2 | Clutch: Tory Burch (similar) 

Meet Plum Pretty Sugar

This backless dress makes me feel like I’m the “obviously single” girl at a classy tea party. Is anyone else getting that vibe? If I don’t show part of my skin then how is the cute server going to know he can slip me his number? Okay, back to reality.

I’m loving Plum Pretty Sugar, they have the girliest pieces and I love how feminine I feel. Trust me, pink isn’t usually my first color choice but I’m really liking this soft blush.

Sizing: I am a 34 B (C on a really good day) Bra *GASP* and this Small just fit my chest area, so keep that in mind if you’re more blessed than me. Over all, I feel like this fits 1/2 size small.

Promo Code: Use HAPPYSHIPPING for free domestic shipping and HAPPYINTSHIP for free international shipping.

Dress: Plum Pretty Sugar | Jacket: Shein | Wristlet: Tory Burch (similar) | Bracelet: Tory Burch (similar)

Pictures by Kelli of Big Hair and Foodie Fare

Off the Shoulder with Make Me Chic

You all know that I love From the pricing to the styles, it’s a great website to find affordable fashion. My latest find from Make Me Chic is this flowy off the shoulder! I love it for summer, but it’ll also be perfect for fall with a pair of jeans. So don’t fret that it’s too late in the season for an off the shoulder because shoulders can be shown all year long!

Also it’s red, white and blue so if you need a top for for Labor Day – I got you girl.

With Make Me Chic I usually recommend purchasing a size up, but this top is pretty loose and flowy so buy true to size unless you’re between sizes they buy up!

Lola Blue the Cutest Little Boutique in Broad Ripple

I love Indianapolis! It’s had my heart since I arrived on the Butler Campus. Actually, wait… I fell in love with it when I came to Indianapolis in high school to hear Kelly Clarkson at the State Fair. Before the concert we went to the circle and it seemed soooo over whelming, now I know downtown like the back of my hand and could tell you all the best parking garages to go pop a bottle of champs on the top level and take some amazing city scape pictures.

Okay, to the point Indianapolis has some amaaaaaazing local goodies. From our restaurants to boutiques, Indianapolis is a hidden gem of a city. About 20 minutes outside of downtown is the adorable art district of Broad Ripple and in the heart of Broad Ripple is this new adorable boutique called Lola Blue. When you visit my hidden gem Indianapolis, you need to stop and meet Lola! I tagged Lola on my Instagram so you can follow their gorgeousness!

Indy Style and Lola Blue

Guys, let me tell you that this segment of Indy Style wasn’t my best, so be kind. 🙂 I haven’t been sleeping well lately and it’s starting to show in more ways than my foggy brain and lack of energy! Luckily the products I talked about are making me look a little more refreshed than I feel. (Scroll to bottom for video.)

I’m going to GUSH about Lola Blue, a new boutique in Broad Ripple, Indiana (Indianapolis), on my next post but for now HOW CUTE IS THIS DRESS from Lola? I feel so girly in pink. Like I should be invited to a tea party girly. But I wasn’t, so now I’m going to go drink some wine. PS Lola Blue doesn’t have a website yet, so if you’re local to Indy I’ll tag them on my Instagram post.

The Perfect Little Denim OTS

Denim is a style constant. I don’t remember a single time that it was out of style. From bell bottom flares to the denim tuxedo (denim on denim) I’ve tried it all. I must say, this denim OTS (that’s what the cool kids call an “off the shoulder” top/dress/whatever) is one of my favorites!

Fun Fact: My mom got me this dress because I threatened to steal a similar one she has. Real life.

My mom got me this dress from Carson’s. I couldn’t find the exact one, so I linked a couple from Target for you.

Shoes: Target | Dress Opt. 1: Target | Dress Opt. 2: Target