I meant to post more this week… but the week totally got away from me. I worked several 10+ hour-long days and – quite honestly – the last thing I want to do when I get home after a day like that is work more. But, due to a combination of the Nordstrom Sale opening for public access on Friday (see all of my activewear picks here!) and the fact that I get so many emails about my weekly workout routine as a curvy blogger, I stood up against lazy me and wrote this post after a very long day.
The first thing that I want to communicate in this post is that looks can be misleading: just because somebody is skinny, doesn’t mean they’re healthy… just like somebody being curvier doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. I describe my body type as “curvy” (I range from a size 6 to a size 10, based on the brand) and I work out regularly. I try to eat healthy. At the start of the summer, I started working out with a personal trainer. This was not in lieu of other workouts: my sessions with The Kalon Life are in addition to my already existing weekly fitness routine.
This summer, I’m focusing on my health and fitness. I’ve been waking up at 6AM every day to workout before work. Eating at least relatively healthy. Drinking a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water per day.
To help further matters (also because I can’t be trusted around french fries), I’ve teamed up with my friend Kami of The Kalon Life. Kami’s been helping me with everything from meal planning to working out (she’s an amazing personal trainer here in Dallas!).
And since I’m now going through a lot more workout clothes per week, shopping has been on the mind as of late. So I thought I’d round up some of my favorite summery workout clothes… And team up with Kami to bring y’all some of her favorite summer workout tips for getting and staying healthy!
Today’s the day! I’m off to Spain and seriously could not be more excited. I’m pretty good about sleeping on planes (as in I actually have serious problems staying awake while flying – would definitely not make a good pilot), but I have a Harry Potter coloring book in tow for my travel buddy to keep her entertained the entire way to Barcelona tonight. Yep, she’s an adult.
I do a fair bit of traveling (see: Disney World in January and Cuba in December), and one question I’m always asked is how I stay healthy while traveling. Short answer is: I don’t. I believe in trying everything (food and drink-wise) while traveling. But I do manage to offset the gluttony (a bit) and stay active on vacation. So I thought it about time I shared a few of my favorite tips and tricks to staying active while traveling.
I definitely underestimated how challenging it would be to balance business school and the blog. When I was working, the work typically ended when I got home; I could use the post-work time to focus on the blog. Now, as an MBA student, the work never ends. Any given night, I’m up past 11PM working on either the blog or my schoolwork.
And then you throw in the wrench that is group projects: coordinating 5 peoples’ schedules to perfectly align is a lot more challenging than you think it would be. Staying organized and keeping a regular schedule became nearly impossible. And then I started using iStratus DayPlanner as my main organizational tool on my phone.
This post should really be called “how to survive Disney World as an adult without wanting to punch yourself in the face”.
Or just “Walt Disney World Travel Guide”.
Ya know, either works.
Last week marked my fourth time going to Walt Disney World in my lifetime… with two of those times being as an adult (within the past year). As such, I’ve picked up on a few survival techniques. For one: there are only a handful of places in Magic Kingdom that serve alcohol. (Don’t worry: they’re listed below!) For the second: know which rides to FastPass (aka skip the line).
That already sound confusing? Don’t worry: I’ve got you! Keep reading for my full guide on how to survive Disney World as an adult.