Fall Fitness

Fitness Style

Hello everyone! I haven’t talked about fitness in awhile because I’ve been on again off again with my summer schedule. One of the reasons I love fall is because I am always so motivated to work out – the weather is perfect for walking and running outside and those long runs watching the leaves fall is simply amazing! I’ve also been updating my fitness style – I always feel better about working out when I have cute workout style. I received some new sports bras from Lily of France, and they are super chic and cute, yet give me the support I need for running, gym days, and lifting.

Sports Bra c/o // Leggings, Ellie (Similar) // Shoes, Nike Air Free via Nike Factory (Similar)

Work Out Schedule

I try to work out four to five times a week, plus walk the dog every night so at least I’m getting something in – but honestly I’ve only been getting about one or two work outs in a week before our recent move. That will change now that we are getting settled into the new place! On other weeks, I do as much as I can to switch it up. My fall work out schedule is heavy on running because again, I LOVE running during the fall. Perfect temps and scenery. I normally only run a couple miles, which may not seem like a lot, but it seems to work for me. On Saturdays I’ll try to run a bit further.

Sunday – Run + Abs

Monday – Lifting – Arms

Tuesday – Off

Wednesday – Run + Abs

Thursday – Lifting – Legs

Friday – Off

Saturday – Long Run (to switch it up Pilates/Yoga/OnDemand Workout)

Fitness Style

Lily of France Cross Back Sports Bra

How chic is this bra?! I love the criss cross back, looks great with some of my open-back and mesh fitness tops.

Sports Bra c/o // Shoes, Nike Air Free via Nike Factory (Similar)

Lily of France Pink Sports Bras

Pink Lily of France Bra

I love wearing yoga pants for any type of work out, but definitely when I’m walking Emma. This Lily of France Sports Bra in Pink is so fun and perfect for medium impact work outs – like walking the dog or doing some biking in the gym. Also, my go-to work out shoe has been the Nike Air frees, which is why I have two pairs now. I love them for running, but also love Asics.

Yoga Pants, Target // Sports Bra c/o // Daim Tank, Fabletics // Nike Air Free via Nordstrom (Similar)

Sports Bra

I love this next sports bra because it is reversible. The Lily of France Reversible Sports Bra will be great with a long sleeve, open back top and this scarf from Fabletics!

Leggings, Fabletics (Similar) // Sports Bra c/o // Scarf, Fabletics (Same, but different color)

Reversible Sports Bra

And BOOM, here it is on the black side – still super chic and perfectly matches my leggings! Again, sporting the Nike Air style because they are my favorite sneakers right now.

Leggings, Fabletics (Similar) // Sports Bra // Nike Air via Nike Factory (Similar)

What are your favorite workouts or workout styles? Tell me in the comments! I am always looking for ways to switch things up so I don’t get bored or it doesn’t feel too much like a routine. Also, if you are looking for a good smoothie recipe, this is my favorite green smoothie recipe (easy peasy)!

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September Budget

September Budget


I had to be good this month because we’re moving, and I’m saving up for a new computer! With extra expenses and moving costs, I didn’t leave a lot of room in my budget, yet I did want to check out the new Target collection, so I added a couple new pieces to my wardrobe.

1. Blue Patterned Crepe Blouse, Adam Lippes for Target – $29.99

2. Long Layering Plaid Vest, Adam Lippes for Target – $39.99

3. Leopard Heels, Dolce Vita – $24.99

Total: $94.97

Lately, I’ve really been focusing on cost per wear. In fact, I kind of started thinking more about it after traveling to Dallas with some girlfriends. Why you ask? Because one of them fell in love with a pair of cowboy boots, adorable and totally her, but even at 40% off, they were still around $240. She was like, how can I even justify spending that much on a pair of boots. Then I heard myself say – because you are going to wear them all the time. They are comfy, and practical, and extremely functional, even in our Minnesota winters. Even if she only wore them once a week (which I’m sure she will plus more) during our 6 month winter, she will be paying only a few dollars per wear. That makes them worth it! That’s my new mindset and it’s working well. It helped me say yes to a blouse I love and will actually get a ton of wear out of, and a vest, which although I don’t need more sweater things, I could see myself wearing it with dresses, over blouses with jeans and much  more this winter.

Finally, I did have one fun purchase. I will not be wearing the leopard heels a ton, but when you find a good brand of shoes in a style you love for less than $30, it was meant to be, yes? Okay thank you. I agree. Regardless, I was under $100 this month and I can feel really good about that!

And you can read more about my Adam Lippes for Target experience and reviews here! And see the other item I got that I don’t count as my clothing budget!

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