Category: Beauty

Make Sure To Get Your Zzzz’s Fit Chic’s!

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Sleep. We cannot promote sleep enough.  You think diet is #1 to achieve your FITness results?? I say Sleep is more important.

An athlete (that is YOU reading this) in training must get more than 7 hours of sleep per night at a minimum, but probably more important is not to get less than six a night for too long a period of time. Yes, there are times when circumstances prevent us from cuddling with our pillows as long as we’d like, but chronic sleep deprivation can have some nasty consequences. Here are a few:

1.  Metabolism and weight can be negatively affected by chronic sleep deprivation. In layman’s terms: not enough sleep can make you FAT. 2. Your cardiovascular health can be profoundly impacted by lack of sleep. Studies have shown links between severe sleep disorders and increased stress hormone levels,  hypertension, and even irregular heartbeat. 3. Your immune system needs sleep to function at its highest level. Sleep deprivation alters your immune function, including the activity levels of white blood cells.

“So How Can I Increase Sleep??”

Here are some good rules to follow:

  • Unplug for at least 30 minutes before bed.  This means no computers, iphones, ipods, blackberries, or video games.  Read a book, have a relaxing conversation, stretch, or do anything else calming and relaxing.
  • Try not to eat too much before bedtime.  You don’t want to go to bed full and you don’t want to go to bed hungry.  Both can have negative effects on sleep
  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day if possible.  This is the way our bodies are programmed to work, and when we deviate from this it can have negative effects.
  • Sleep in a dark and quiet environment. (i.e. you need black out curtains)
  • Try to not get into your bed before you are ready to sleep.   So if you are reading before bed, do it in another room, in a chair, or sit on the floor.
  • Go to the bathroom before you go to bed – common sense!

A lot of focus on how we can’t actually fall asleep. I encourage you to focus on what you can control (the following rules above) vs. what you can’t control in the moment (actually falling asleep).

The best advice I can give you about getting enough sleep is… Don’t focus on the amount of sleep you need as a focus. Instead, focus on a bottom line, no questions asked, zero tolerance bed time. If you must get up a 5am to get to your morning workout, I would have a 8:30p bed time (30 min wynd down time; 8 hours of sleep).

Which ‘rule’ do you lack in your life? How will you change it? Commit to it in the comments.

Speaking of sleep don’t forget to turn your clocks forward for “Daylight Savings” this Saturday night!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

Top 5 Must Haves For New Year’s Eve …

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Accessories for any New Years Eve party are just as important , as your outfit. Accessories are the things that make the perfect outfit “pop”, and they will for sure help make you feel great this New Year’s Eve.

#1 Mints like altoids, lifesavers, certs etc … – You are expected to get a kiss when that clock hits midnight so you want to make sure you are prepared with good fresh breath. You can even get a cute case to match your outfit to

# 2 A Glass of Bubbly – You can’t ring in the New Year without some bubbles. Make sure to have a glass of sparkling cider, champagnes, or wine so you can toast to the New Year.

# 3 Sparkles – Nothing says New Year’s Eve better than sparkles. Bling makes everything better especially on your eyes, ears, and body!  I saw the more Bling on NYE the better!

# 4 Lip Gloss –  This is a must have in your stylish clutch to make your face glisten even more! Nothing says glamour more than sparkling lips while sipping on your champagne! The best part is you can fit it anywhere to have on hand at all times.

Now you have the items you will need this New Years Eve to make this your best one yet!

Fit Chic

 

 

Fun Fitness Inspired Halloween Costumes …

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Have Fun and Stay Fit this Halloween … Check out some fun fitness inspired Halloween Costumes that you can promote health and motivate your friends and party go’ers everywhere!

Check us out on KDLT or copy and paste the link below …

http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/fitness-friday-fun-fitness-halloween-costumes/42194926

What are some of your favorite “Fitness Inspired” Halloween Costumes?

Fit Chic

Top 4 Fit Chic Fall Fitness Fashion

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With Fall right around the corner, it’s time to clean out the summer trends and “fall” into this seasons fitness “must haves”

Loose fit waist band joggers – There are certain workouts where you don’t want pants so conforming, tight, and binding well lucky for you joggers are so in this fall! Now you will still be a trendsetter and feeling better in your sport!
Crop Tops – Crops will keep you stylish and cool all in one! I am digging the nike crop top dri fit tank. They are loose comfortable and super cute!
Sporty and Supportive Sports Bras – We’re noticing there is a greater demand for high-performance sports bras and tanks, as woman are participating in more high intensity workouts and want to feel secure and look amazing at the same time.
Bold Prints and Patterns: Throw those boring black pants out the window and bring in the color!
Now you will look fit and fashionable all in one!
Fit Chic 

Fit Chic and Friends Have Tips For Easy and Cost Effective Interior Design ..

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As many of my readers know (and if you don’t subscribe immediately) .. I have a podcast with a good friend and fellow colleague called “Two Girls and Some Thoughts”. We discuss many different topics from nutrition, to life lessons, to music etc ..

We thought it would be a great opportunity to have our dear friend and my personal designer on the show to discuss the most effective ways to make your house look like a million bucks!

She has some really great ideas on simple cost effective ways to declutter your home; making it feel vibrant and new.

Here is the Podcast so please subscribe and listen to all the great tips that we have to offer!

Fit Chic 

For the “Love” of Tennis Skirts ..

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Spring is in the air and with tennis courts ready to be played on …

Here are the best tennis skirts so you can “Ace” on and off the court!

#1 Nike Dri-Fit Tennis Skirt – With the light fit pleated material it is the perfect comfort to cute mix. It features a flat elastic waistband, built-in compression short, and fun Spring Colors to put a little extra in your game and your wardrobe!

#2 Under Armour Tennis Skort – This Fun skort has a unique style and fits for the conservative tennis pro. 4-way stretch construction improves mobility and accelerates dry time. Interior key pocket and built in Compression Shorts. With classic colors you can go from  the court to your colleagues without even changing.

# 3 Athleta Swagger Skort – This skirt helps put swagger in your step and in your game. This skirt is so comfortable you won’t want to take it off. The skirt has a neverend drawstring so you don’t lose it in the wash or on the court. They have built in shorts to eliminate the “flash” factor.

#4 Adidas ClimaChill Skort –  This has got a great blend of pleat to plain. With this skirt you are able to stay focused on the set not the skirt. It is stylish and sporty which makes it the perfect buy for your tennis season.

# 5 Target Women’s pleated Tennis Skirt –  Features an elastic waistband, built-in compression short, and ball pocket. It also has a trendy layered pleated hem. With a 3” inseam, to hit the thigh at a comfortable length.

 

Fit Chic’s Lipsticks That Are Benefitting You While You Wear It!

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There are so many different beauty products out there, I feel like every time I walk into a department store the makeup section gets bigger and bigger with more colors to look at, and more products to sell.

I am an avid lipstick and lip gloss user! I have around 1o different colors, flavors, sparkle no sparkle (you get the point). Until recently I never stopped to think that these lipsticks/glosses could be doing me more harm than good.

Just like lotions, food, oils etc… the chemicals from our lipsticks or gloss can be harmful to our bodies, especially on our lips since that is where everything we put in our mouth goes.

Here is a list of some lipsticks and gloss that contain few chemicals, are all organic, and even  gluten-free as well!

Now you can not only look fabulous, but know that  you are not harming yourself in the process!

Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss  – This lip gloss is described as offering “maximum lip shine with major softness.” The formula is infused with plant extracts, peptides, and a wonderful variety of natural oils to infuse lips with hydration and comfort. This Lip gloss makes the lips look full, hydrated, healthy, and luscious.

Red Apple Lipstick – This company offers a wide variety of lip gloss lipstick and many other gluten free cosmetics.

Gabriel Cosmetics – Which can be found online or at Whole Foods. So you can eat healthy and be healthy chic!

100% Pure – This is a great online site with many different gluten-free makeup and skin care to choose from.

Ecco Bella – Not only does this site have great colors to choose from, they include all of their ingredients below each product so you can really see what is going on your lips.

I read that the average woman “eats” 8 pounds of lipstick/lip gloss in her life. Can you imagine how these chemical infested products are affecting our health!

With just little changes we can look fantastic not just on the outside but the inside as well!

Fit Chic

8 Things To Tell Yourself Everyday!

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I was having a conversation with a girlfriend the other day and the topic of self worth came up. We were saying how easy it is to loose yourself and start to self sabotage .. but why?

It is just as easy to say wonderful things about ourselves as it is to say negative so why do we typically choose the negative?

I challenge you fit ones to repeat these following 8 things yourself each day.

Focus on the wonderful person you are, so you can be the best to those around you!

#1 I am Lovable

#2 I am proud of myself and what I have accomplished

#3 I am beautiful

#4 What I do and what I hope matters

#5 It doesn’t have to perfect .. sometimes “good enough” is GOOD ENOUGH!

#6 I can do this!

#7  I am unique and I have something to offer this world!

#8 I am enough!

See how much you can grow and appreciate you, just by reading these out loud each morning. Whenever you start to hear “the negative noise” that goes on your head pull out this list and tune it out with the positive greatness you bring!

Fit Chic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Gifts For Your Loved One This VDay

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If you are looking to get your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift they will really use and appreciate, give them something that will help them stick with their resolutions. Here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!

#1 Massage – The benefits of massage after exercise are many, but few people actually get themselves one. This can be the ideal treat for your significant other. You will make your partner feel amazing and loved all at the same time. They will also be ready for their next workout!

#2 Workout Shoes – Athletic shoes are the one thing that people hold on to way to long. I think its hard to justify spending all the money on yourself, so this is the perfect opportunity to get something you really want, but find it hard to pull the trigger.

#3 Fitness Apparel – Buying good workout apparel is always a great gift. Especially when you live in it like me. Treat your special someone to a Lululemon gift card, or maybe take them to your local sporting goods store like Scheels or Sports Chalet and let them pick an outfit of choice. If you really want to go all, you can even pick matching outfits for each other.

#4 Get Away and Enjoy Each Other – My husband and I call these “Lover Trips. Just a quick up and back getaway trip with the one you love. To really keep it fun and exciting you can pack your partners bag have it ready to go and literally whisk them away!

# 5 Apple Watch –   This is a fun gift that will be chic and help keep your loved one on track with their health and fitness goals..  You can track your daily activity. Control your music using only your voice. Pay for items just like that.

Now you have the tools to get your fit loved one a gift they will really enjoy!

Fit Chic

 

 

 

Top 5 Fit Chic Items to Keep in Your Gym Bag this Year ..

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With New Year’s Resolutions in FULL EFFECT here is the perfect chance to be prepared for every situation, so that you won’t have anything stop you from hitting your New Year’s goals!

Keep these essential items in your workout bag and make this your most successful year yet!

  1. Patterned Leggings: Get your chic printed workout leggings so you can arrive at the gym feeling comfortable and chic!
  2. Hydration Salts : This is the perfect electrolyte tool to refuel and rehydrate your body when you are on the go! They contain a blend of various vitamins and minerals to help promote a more consistent intake of water and nutrients.
  3. RxBar – Sometimes you need a quick snack before or after your workout. These are the perfect bars to have on hand at all times. They don’t contain additives,
  4. Water Bottle – This bottle is trendy, durable, and easy to tote around in your gym bag. It keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. it features a wide mouth that makes it easy to fill, add ice cubes and clean.
  5. Socks and Sports Bras – The two most common items that are left behind and essential for your workout.. Keep these in your bag for ICE (in case of emergency) situations.

Now you have the tools to make this 2016 your most successful yet!

Fit Chic