Post-Thanksgiving Post: Wears and Workouts

So Thanksgiving has come and gone. I pray that you’re all happy, healthy and full as ever. I know this post may be overdue but I was recovering from my food coma…and writing a 20-page paper (sup finals week?).

Let’s get right down to it. What I wore for Thanksgiving and some post-Thanksgiving workouts to get your metabolism moving.

(Also, special appearance from dad-o).

 What I Wore:

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  • Talbots 100% Pima Cotton Grayish Green Bunched Neckline Top Blouse XS

This shirt is a couple of years old. My father got it for me for Christmas one year and I’ve loved it ever since. I did some searching and I actually found my exact shirt for sale on eBay. I don’t even use eBay so this was sort of awesome that I could find it. If you’re interested, here’s the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321576299864?lpid=82

  • Skirt: The Limited. It’s just a standard white skirt with a pattern…nothing too special but it’s one of my favorite pieces to wear because it goes with everything.
  • Vince Camuto VC Signature Aliah Loafer in Tawny. I got them from Rue La La but I also found them on sale on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Vince-Camuto-Signature-ALIAH-LOAFER/dp/B00NPCPTWE

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Accessories:

  • Nail Polish: OPI “Funky Dunkey”
  • Tory Burch Bag: Gloria Suede Crossbody Clutch Bag. You can find this bag on eBay, Lyst, Neiman Marcus, and Cusp. The purple is sold out but I believe red and blue may still be available.

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Workouts:

As mentioned previously, my workout is usually boxing. I just recently tried muay Thai…I even have the bruises on my feet to prove it. But don’t worry, I’m not going to give you those types of workouts just yet. I wouldn’t even know how to begin.

So let me begin with something simpler: the treadmill and light weight. My suggestion is to go for a run on the treadmill or outside (even though it’s cold) to get your metabolism going. If you like to run, then I suggest making running the majority of your workout. If you hate running, like I do (with a passion), then I suggest using your run as a quick warm-up and then focusing on weights.

Some quick and easy workouts you can do to help tone your body. Fun fact: lifting weight burns more calories than running. Just make sure that you stretch both before AND after and take care of your body. I always like to have a protein shake after I lift because it tastes amazing and helps rebuild my muscles. I’ll tell you what I put in my protein shakes another day.

Here’s a quick full-body workout.

Unfortunately I took videos for this post and they didn’t upload so for those exercises that don’t have a picture, I’m trying to find something to replace them.

Headband: LuluLemon: http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-headbands-and-hats/W-Fly-Away-Tamer-Headband?cc=4278&skuId=3585283&catId=women-headbands-and-hats

Squats

Squats are tricky because if you’re not doing them correctly, chances are that you might think you are.

Some important things to remember:

  • stay in your heels so you don’t rock forward
  • ass to grass (or glutes to boots)
  • make sure you’re either looking up or straight ahead
  • Keep your legs parallel

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Dead-lifts (straight leg vs. bent leg)

Straight Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpzRX3slWjE

Bent Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Q3nelBXEQ

5-minute abs (see “Preparing for Thanksgiving” post)

https://wearsbyris.com/2014/11/07/workouteating-preparation-for-thanksgiving/

Skull-crushers

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Dips

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Around the world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rza8CiisZg

Push-ups and tri-push-ups

Regular push-ups:

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Tri-push-ups:

The only difference is the shape of my hands.

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