Skirting the Issue

Hey hey!!! Big news is here! The hiatus is because we just relocated to San Antonio!! The move was bittersweet and I miss the connections I made while in El Paso, but I am thrilled to be back in central Texas and with all the green!!! The one thing I’m not too excited about is the humidity. I know it’s amazing for your skin but man do I miss that dry heat!


Blogfest is coming up in one week (!!!) I can not wait to get out to California and meet so many inspiring bloggers, like my roommate! Since I have packing and outfit making on my mind I wanted to share a post about a piece of active wear that has my full attention – the skirt. I have found so many great options from Nike, Adidas and of course Lululemon.


It’s such a great piece for people like me who don’t necessarily like wearing short tight shorts. The skirt pairs well with all shoes from sneakers to flips and from tanks to long sleeves.

Take a look at my favorites in my closet and those I have found around town. Do you have a go to skirt you throw on? I’m sure there is a brand I’m overlooking so let me know in the comments below!!
Happy Wednesday!!

Nikecourt Power Skirt in Black

-why I love this- this is definitely my go to everyday skirt. The DryFit material is so comfortable. Plus it matches my zip up I’ve had forever that has yet to fade!!

Lululemon City Sky Run by Skirt in camou

-why I love this- it’s slimming and still has a bit of flare with the pleating at the bottom.

Lululemon Pace Rival Skirt II

-why I love this- I don’t own any of the new colors, I actually found a great print about a year ago on sale (double great!) and I can’t stop wearing it. The pleats in the back are a little longer so not only is it slimming but it gives great overage too!

Adidas Barricade Skort
-why I love this- so I don’t have this skirt although the preferated skirt has me interested! What I have found with the Adidas skirts though is they are definitely shorter than all the rest.

For my dream closet::

Monreal Back Flip Skirt

Heroine Sport Training Skirt

Xoxo,

Marilena

It’s been awhile…

since I have shared a workout with you! For today’s #workoutwednesday I am sharing a lower rep workout that you can use to challenge yourself with the weights you choose and give you the time to focus on your form. 

I began this workout with an interval run I had preprogrammed in the Interval Timer app I used in my boot-camp classes.

After the run was completed, I grabbed a heavy and a heavier set of dumbbells so I could switch back and forth depending on the exercise I was completing.I completed each round three times with a 30-60 second rest in between rounds. Try to move from one exercise right in to the next without taking a break. This will keep your heart rate up and keep burning those calories! With each exercise you will see that the rep count is low so use that time to really challenge yourself and focus on your form.

At the end of this workout you should definitely feel it and feel GREAT about leaving it all out on the gym floor!!!

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a few notes:

With your power push ups focus on keeping your core tight as you push through your hands to push off the ground.

For your deadlifts keep a slight bend in your knees and keep your back straight as you lower the weights down along the front of your legs. It is as if you are shaving your legs.

With your triceps extension focus on keeping your elbows glued to the side of your head. You don’t want your elbows facing out you want them facing straight ahead.

For the squat with the bicep curl, keep your knees over your ankles and your chest proud. You can anchor your elbow into your knee as you do the isolated curl.

For my favorite, the man maker, this is an all inclusive move that will really exhaust all that you have left in your tank. With the weights you will fall into a push up (similar to a burpee), do a renegade row on each side, jump your feet in and then push up to a squat, to a curl to an over head press. That is one! Trust me 5 will be enough 🙂 Through out make sure you are keeping your core engaged, knees over your ankles and smile on your face 🙂

Use the reverse lunges with a twist as a chance to actively recover from the full body move of the manmaker, but don’t forget form. In your lunge you want a 90 degree angle in each leg and your front knee over your ankle.

If you ever have any questions on how to complete exercises you can always send me a note! 

Let me know what you think!!!

Keep sweating!

Marilena

Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style

Hey everyone!!!

I am back from my travels and ready to get back to business 🙂

I want to share my most recent box from My Sweat Style. If you missed my last review, don’t worry because I have a new one for you! Continue reading “Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style”

Weekly Round Up – 1/18/16

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was good and I discovered two new recipes that I will have to share later this week so stay tuned!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Yes, you read that right! We are a month out and what better way to help your special someone stay motivated than with a fitness related Valentine’s Day Gift!! We are in the coldest months of the year and it may be easy to fall off the wagon. So if their resolution included getting healthy, fit or becoming more active these items will help remind them to stay motivated and stick to their goals. This list might give you ideas for anyone celebrating their birthday this month too!! (Hint, hint…lol j/k :))


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Trending – stripes

 

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Stripes

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Weekly Round up – 1/11/16

 

Happy Monday!!

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Weekly Round Up – From Austin

It is here again…Monday! It is the start of a new week for new goals and successes! I am writing to you from Austin and I can not begin to tell you how EXCITED I am to be back in town. (The bold and italics gave it way didn’t it??)

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In October we wear PINK!

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everything turns PINK to bring awareness to this disease. Many companies will donate a portion of proceeds from pink items to organizations like Susan G. Komen, Bright Pink and Young Survival Coalition. I have put together a list of where you can find products to purchase and a few events to participate in to give back and get involved!


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#tbt to the 2010 Austin Race for the Cure

Get Shopping!!

  • New Balance has an entire line, Lace Up For the Cure, where they will donate 5% of the MSRP of each product sold with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 in 2015, 2016 and 2017!!
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods has an incredible collection of pink-wear not only for women but men and youth as well!
  • Carbon38 also has an amazing pink shop featuring two new exclusive styles. For every pair sold they will donate $10 to Susan G Komen for cancer research!
  • 100% of the proceeds from this cute Fabletics outfit will be donated to Bright Pink, an organization “on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer.”

Get Active!!

  • Susan G Komen is the most recognizable organization for breast cancer awareness and research. I have participated in a few of their Race for the Cure events and would love to tackle a 3day event in the future! Check out their website for local events near you!
  • If dancing is more your thing, check out Party in Pink, they have teamed up with Susan G. Komen to raise money through Zumbathons hosted by licensed Zumba instructors. This looks like the ultimate party all while raising money for an important cause! #movetogive

Here are a few more pink items that I found around the web:


Have you participated in an event benefitting cancer research? What pink products have you purchased this year?