Fitness

5 Tips to Staying fit and Active this Fall/Winter

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Staying fit and active as the temperatures start to dip can be a challenge. Here are some quick tips to help keep you moving.

  1. Wear clothes that are fitted under all those layers. This will keep you on track as you will still be showing those killer curves once the layers of scarves, jackets, and over-sized sweaters peel off. Show your hard work from summer off through the winter months!
  2. Find new outdoor routines to keep you moving and active. Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and even ice skating are great and fun ways to stay active in the winter months while indulging your lungs with some fresh air. Pack some warm apple cider or hot chocolate for a treat mid-point and trudge on.
  3. If you love to run outdoors, keep on running! Sign up for a 5k or 10k this fall and winter. Just put on some extra layers and invest in some winter running gear and you are on your way!
  4. Plan a midwinter vacation and set goals for yourself on where you want to be with your fitness goals.
  5. If you are tight on funds this year host a fun beach themed party indoors, turn up the heat, and make your venue fit for summer in winter. After all there is such thing as Christmas in July right? Why not have a summer in the winter event!

If you currently want to start a workout routine; then this is the perfect time! Your body doesn’t need to be on display and you will have the entire fall/winter season to get your routine polished and your body looking and feeling amazing!

So what’s holding you back? Trust me your body and mind will thank you in the spring when you find yourself in tip top shape for the warm spring and summer months. Maintenance is key!

-Yesenia Whipple

Fitness · Food

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

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I found this delectable recipe on Lulu-lemon this morning and had to share! This is the perfect way to follow up a crisp Fall run.

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‘Post-run pumpkin spice protein smoothie’

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 dates
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

Images and content courtesy of Allessia contributor at Lulu Lemon 

-Yesenia Whipple

Fashion

Kissable Lips For Fall

Fall Lips! It’s fall!!!! Time to break out your fall sweaters, scarves, nail colors, and of course lip candy! Here are my favorite shades for this fall season.
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If you are still clinging to summer pinks then you are in luck. Diane Von Furstenberg was feeling just that when she accented her models in bubble gum pink lips during New York Fashion Week. This go to color is available via MAC Cosmetics.

ImageNothing screams fall like a nice shade of cinnamon on those pouty lips. Keep your look natural and make those lips seductively pop with this gorgeous shade called Kenya from NARS Cosmetics.

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I personally feel you can never go wrong with a nice bold shade of red to spice up your look. I am loving Cover Girl’s Lip Perfection in Hot. Drugstore.com has this fabulous shade for under $5!

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When you are feeling a little adventurous MAC Cosmetics Burgundy shade is your perfect match. Keep your make up light and fresh. To avoid a gothic-like look apply a nice blush or bronze especially for you beautifully fair skinned ladies.

So, now I have shared my favorite fall lip colors. What are some colors you are looking forward to exploring this fall?

Images Courtesy of:  glamour.com

-Yesenia Whipple