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Monday, August 28, 2017

5 powerful lessons I learned when I quit dieting for good!

     Over a year ago I made a promise to myself that I would never EVER diet again. Most of you know my story but if you're new here...First of all, Welcome:) and heres a little back story...





     My entire adult life I was the classic yoyo dieter.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A look into my fall capsule wardrobe



I hope you all enjoyed that little video I put together...Below you will find links to all the pieces shown in my capsule. Happy Shopping
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I did a little adjusting to my capsule wardrobe


I put the final touches on my capsule wardrobe today. I still needed a few tops and I realized that some of the items in my capsule weren't that practical. So I returned some things that didn't work and  purchased a few items that I feel really completed the capsule wardrobe of my dreams;) and now I'm done shopping for 3 months...Wish me luck!!!
The links below are all affiliate links and I make a small commission when you shop using my links. However I would never EVER try and sell you something that I don't absolutely LOVE. The way I look at it its like shopping with a friend and taking her advice about whats stylish, a good value, and something that they honestly think you will love too;)
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Capsule wardrobe day 2 +my 37 pieces and outfit combinations




Day 2 started out great! I actually thought I was done....and then I realized my capsule contained a few too many items. 37 items isn't that many and I would have to be really thoughtful about the items I included in my capsule. SOOOOOO I literally pulled my entire capsule out of my closet and threw it on my bed. I started by trying on all of my shoes, hats, pants, skirts, dresses, tops, sweaters and jackets. I tried to make outfit combinations starting with my bottoms and trying to get at least three different looks using the same pair of jeans, pants, or skirt. YES...This was time consuming but it made me realize that some of my items didn't fit into my capsule as well as I thought they did and made the narrowing down process a lot easier.  It also made me realize that I had hundreds of possibilities with such few pieces. I could have spent hours making different outfits. Honestly I love this sort of thing and had a lot of fun mixing and matching all my clothes:)
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Friday, August 11, 2017

starting my capsule wardrobe + closet tour

Starting my
Capsule Wardrobe


Fri-YAY!!!! Im so excited for the weekend....I guess Im always excited for the weekend but especially this weekend. WHY? because Chase is celebrating his 9th birthday at the waterslides and its going to be a great day spent with friends and family! Im also starting my Fall capsule wardrobe....wait what?!?!?! yeah you read that right. I know I said that I could never be a minimalist or narrow my wardrobe down to 37 pieces for one season. But I've decided to go ahead and at least give it a try for one season. Here are my reasons for converting to a capsule wardrobe...
  • Less is More truly I believe this...
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

dutch braid tutorial



I hope you enjoy this tutorial and hopefully learn some new techniques and tricks to braiding your own hair:) Ive linked all the products I used in this tutorial in the description box:)
--LEXIE--
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

My current training schedule and how I do BBG stronger differently


Hey babes! I've been getting a lot of questions about my workout routine, how long I spend at the gym, how many times I do LISS, what I think about the new stronger program etc.... So todays blog post will hopefully answer most of your questions.
Fist of all, I don't have a rigid training program that I follow, this means if I feel like taking a rest day or have something going on I will usually jut skip the gym for that day. Sometimes I make it up on the weekend if I don't have anything going on but usually I just skip it entirely. I try to workout 5 days a week mon-fri for 1 1/2 - 2 hours but that doesn't always happen. Especially in the summer;) 

This is what my perfect week would look like...

MONDAY- BBG legs & LISS
TUESDAY- BBG Stronger arms & HITT
WEDNESDAY- BBG Stronger Legs & LISS
THURSDAY- BBG stronger ABS & HITT
FRIDAY- RIVERSIDE EXTREME TRX & LISS

 I am primarily doing BBG Stronger right now with the addition of the original BBG legs because its such a killer leg workout. For me the light weights and plyometrics in the resistance training program have given me the best results when it comes to slimming and toning my hips and thighs. 
Im also going to be starting a new class at my gym called Riverside Extreme. Its a circuit based program that uses a lot of TRX bands. My best friend teaches this class on Friday mornings and I tried it last month for the first time and decided that I will add that into my routine in place of BBG stronger full body for the month of August. 
Plus I do additional resistance band exercises to tone my arms 3x a week. These can be done at home because all you need is a resistance band to complete all the exercises. Im planning to film a video tutorial for this workout but until then its available on my Instagram @lexiesfitlife use #lexiesfitlifetone in the search bar to find it.

Ive also been doing the BBG Stronger program a little differently and its been working really well for me. This is what I do...
I don't use the timer and I superset all the exercises 4x....Let me explain!



       



A superset is 2 exercises performed back to back. So I would do 15 ab roll outs and then side plank + hip lift for 60 sec. Take a little rest 15-30 sec and repeat 4x.
I do this with all 8 of the exercises which equals 4 supersets. It usually takes me a little linger than 30 min but I've found that by doing it this way I can really focus on my form and not worry about the time and I am not occupying all of the gym equipment while going through the circuits. Once I have finished my superset I am done with the equipment I was using and its free for anyone else to use. There have been so many times that I was using the cable machine and someone else came in and took it before I could finish my circuit;( If your working out at a busy gym or going at the busiest time of day you might want to try this variation instead;) 

I hope this answers most of your questions but if I missed something or you have a question lmk in the comments. Thanks so much for reading and always being a huge support system for me and my journey! 


--Lexie--






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