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Resolution Inspiration

Have trouble living up to your lofty goals and resolutions each year? Here’s some tips on making the most of your clean slate and staying on track with your healthy living goals for the year!

Need some inspiration? Check the out this fitness badass! Women’s Health – Next Fitness Star Workout 2016: Nikki Metzger.

PopSugar knows that sticking to your resolutions can be challenging, so they’re breaking it down for you – 4 Tips to Make Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Easy.

A 21 Day Detox to Balance Your Hormones & Help You Feel Vibrant – Mind Body Green because sometimes a clean start, literally, can help you want to stay healthy.

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Taylor Swift’s Stylish 2016 Workout Outfit – WhoWhatWear has your gym motivation right here. Cute outfit = Inspiration to hit up the gym!

Feeling inspired with your goals? Keep that momentum going & check out Gabby Bernstein’s How to ride the New Year’s resolution wave…

How to Prepare for the Coming Week – WhoWhatWear – These tips will keep you on track for the week.

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Preparation is KEY. Read Mind Body Green’s 11 Things I Keep in my Freezer to Make Eating Vegan Easy

Fitness Magazine knows that the struggle is REAL – The 10 Phases of Hitting the Gym After the Holidays

Traveling? Can’t afford a gym membership? Not sure where to start on your new fitness journey? 10 Quick Body Weight Workouts You Can Do ANYWHERE!

What was YOUR top resolution?

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Monday Motivation

Mondays… Are rough…

I’m always torn because I adore fresh starts. A new month. A new year. A clean slate to meet all your goals head-on. But sometimes it’s hard to see the fresh start through the Monday…

So today I’m here to give us all a little bit of hope and a little bit of motivation to help us all survive this Monday as we head into Fall.

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My top suggestions for getting your Monday off on the best foot are to:

  • Be positive – Attitude is EVERYTHING
  • Find time to enjoy something you’re passionate – That can mean anything from taking a class or meeting a friend you love to walking home & stopping to enjoy the sunset
  • Be grateful – I write in a gratitude journal every morning and it’s a great way to start the day!

What’s YOUR top Monday survival tip?

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Coco Made Me Do It

When it comes to one-liners, the Queen of the Little Black Dress, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, is clearly one of the reigning champions. From fashionable anecdotes to advice on how to deal with men, there are some great quotes that have been attributed to her over the years.

Read on for a few of my favorites!

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{This is definitely one of my all-time favorites. We get so caught up in the quest to stay forever young that we forget how fabulously you can conquer the years. I love this reminder to be yourself – We earn our wisdom and experiences – So don’t be ashamed of them. It’s all about your attitude!}Coco Made Me Do It Coco Chanel Quotes InspirationCoco Made Me Do It Coco Chanel Quotes InspirationCoco Made Me Do It Coco Chanel Quotes Inspiration

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Feminism & equality, aging gracefully, dressing with intention, how to deal with the opposite sex… There’s no denying that she had a lot of valuable advice over the years and a witty, entertaining way of sharing it with us!

Which of these quotes is YOUR favorite?

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Decor Dreaming & Inspiration

While closet cleaning & wardrobe detoxing are huge favorites of mine, they do tend to go hand-in-hand with me wanting to redecorate my entire apartment. Which is an especially dangerous feeling when you live alone and there’s no one to keep you from overhauling your living space multiple times a year.

I’m currently obsessing over black & white color schemes, animal prints, and luxurious, touchable fabrics, and textures.

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{I can’t decide what I adore most in this shot – The framed black & white vintage maps. The combination of textures & fabrics. Or the divine glass-topped matching tables.}

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{I’m a symmetry girl usually but I’m mad about this gallery wall featuring different sized prints with mismatched frames. It’s really eye-catching & eclectic.}

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{The rug, the lighting, the bookshelves… Such a gorgeous, minimalist loft space.}

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{This, my friends, is how one executed the desired “pop of color” trend when it comes to home decor.}

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{I have a soft spot for dark, moody furniture hues in light-filled spaces and I love how the extras make this black desk suit the space perfectly.}

{Images from Belle Maison Pinterest Board}

In the mood for more decor inspiration & organization tips? Check out Spring Cleaning: Closet Detox, Spring Cleaning Recommendations, and Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks.

What are YOUR decor obsessions right now?

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Working Out & Listening To Your Body

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned since I started getting interested in health and fitness a few years ago is the art of listening to your body.

It’s so easy to let your moods or your schedule dictate your workouts. Or lack there of. There are so many factors on a daily basis it’s a wonder any of us every make it to the gym at all – Not enough sleep, too busy, it’s raining, ate too much, don’t feel like it…

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While I love sitting down for Sunday Prep each week – Food preparation, meal planning, workout scheduling – I have learned to stop placing pressure and guilt on myself for changing things up.

A perfect week would have a combination of yoga, pilates, weight training, running, and biking. But some weeks all I want to do is run. Other weeks I’m too busy during the day and can only make it to yoga once or twice after work. But rather than letting that guilt ruin my day or my perspective, I’ve learned to roll with the punches.

Take Stock:

Ask yourself – Why do you want to skip your workout? If you’re tired or sore, try something less strenuous like a walk during your lunch break. If you had your heart set on a run but it’s pouring out, try the stationary bike. Are you completely not in the mood for a traditional work out? Try zumba or another new class to mix things up and keep yourself engaged.

Remind Yourself:

Take a second to remind yourself why you’re doing this. Are you trying to fit into a bridesmaid dress? Get ready for vacation? Prepare for a race? If you’re not interested in working out, what else could help you prepare? Going for a walk, scheduling a class later that week, meeting a friend for a hike instead of cocktails later in the week…

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That last one is a BIG thing for me these days. Instead of meeting friends for drinks or dinner I’ll suggest a walk or rock climbing or invite them over for a healthy meal. Then I get to see my fabulous friend without worrying about getting off track.

Let It Go:

Whatever you decide to do, accept that decision and move on. This is by far the hardest part for me. Whenever I skip yoga or miss a workout a deep sense of guilt overcomes me. It’s like I’m letting myself down.

One of my resolutions for 2015 has been to stop placing blame and guilt on myself and this is one of the areas I’ve been working on. For me the key is to mentally walk myself through the steps: (1) Yes, I’m deviating from my schedule. (2) No, it’s not the end of the world. And (3) I can try again tomorrow.

Need some inspiration to get started? Check out Healthy Body Inspiration and Workout Motivation.

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How do YOU approach fitness?

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