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August In Review

August was all about soaking up the sun – With suitable SPF applied, mais bien sur. Weekends away spent on the water learning how to water ski and paddle board, pool parties, river adventures… This water baby was quite pleased with all the chances to splash that this month offered.

Keep scrolling to see what else August held for MCLV…

Fashion:

This wasn’t a terribly consistent month in terms of fashion – I happily vacillated between black-on-black for my travel style to brightly colored prints at the office to sporty stripes for a casual weekend look.

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Food:

With all my travel the past couple months I’ve become a pro at packing snacks and meal prep so that I’m getting all my nutrients while I’m on the road. I’m lucky its farmers market season too since it’s so easy to find fresh, delicious produce wherever you go right now!

Want to keep up with my meal preparations and travel adventures? Follow MCLV on Instagram for meal pictures & recipes!

Fitness:

August was all about trying new activities and getting outside. From trail runs with my favorite Workout Playlist to quality time on the lakes and rivers of NorCal doing everything from swimming to paddleboarding and kayaking.

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{Workout Playlist}

Goals:

  1. Publish: I started getting serious about researching my next novel this month. I have so many ideas, I’m excited to get through this phase and start writing!
  2. Move: This month I learned how to water ski and paddle board, both of which I loved, and I got in a killer trail run that was one of the exercise highlights for me this month.
  3. Grateful: All my weekend getaways have reminded me how grateful I am to live in such an amazing location – It’s as easy as a few hours in the car to find beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, and – Most importantly – Vineyards. Couldn’t be happier getting outside this time of year in Northern California!
  4. Habits: This month, more than ever before, I was given the opportunity to really live in the moment and say yes without worrying or stressing or planning. And you know what? Once I let go, it wasn’t too scary! 🙂

Are YOU ready for Fall?

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July In Review

July was an active month on all fronts. I was thrilled to announce the relaunch of the new Legally Vogue website, I got to do some personal traveling, and I had the pleasure of working with a new SF based fitness company.

Read on for a more thorough review of my July adventures!

Fashion:

Even my fashion took a turn towards the sporty when I did a fun activewear inspired collaboration with JD Sports – Check out the first Adidas Originals look here.

Want more fashion? My July Sartorial Round-Up has all the big hits from the month up.

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{Adidas Fashion}

Food:

July has been a kitchen-centric month. Since I upped my physical activities – See below for more on that – I wanted to make sure that I was eating the best possible food to keep me healthy.

Lots of giant, nutrient-dense salads & stir fries, protein smoothie bowls, protein-rich snacks, and – Of course – Lots of water to stay hydrated. I also started using Vega’s pre-workout energizer help keep me going for my two-a-day workouts.

Want to keep up with my kitchen? Follow MCLV on Instagram for meal pictures & recipes!

Fitness:

In July I partnered with Fitness App Vint to bring you a Fitness Friday series showcasing some of their killer classes. Want to learn more about what they’re offering? Check out my post on their launch party and my first Strength Training class.

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Goals:

  1. Publish: I have some fun new projects on the horizon that I’m excited to share with my fabulous MCLV readers so be sure to stay tuned!
  2. Move: I had a BLAST in July trying new workouts through Vint. Strength training, weights, boxing… It was a great month!
  3. Grateful: I got a chance to get out of the city this month for a long weekend of fun in the sun {with ample amounts of sunscreen of course}. My April vacation to Greece was amazing but sometimes a few days away is all it takes to unwind and get back to a happy, healthy place.
  4. Habits: My top goal lately has been keeping an open mind, and heart. It’s very easy for me to close myself off and stick to my routine, and it’s much more difficult for me to roll with the punches and give myself over to possibilities. July included a few chances for me to put my ‘go with the flow’ skills to the test and I think I did a pretty good job. 🙂

What are YOU most proud of accomplishing in July?

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