Thankful for Style

Thankful for Style

Hey guys! Happy Sunday!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? I honestly can’t, but I am truly thankful for a short time to relax, bond with family, and feast on some holiday yummies. Thanksgiving just means we are one step closer to Christmas, aka the best holiday!

While the food may be the main event at your Thanksgiving gathering, no holiday get together would be complete without a bomb outfit to show off to all of your relatives. There’s nothing quite like prancing around the kitchen and grazing on snacks in an outfit that makes you feel like the fashion icon of your family. Your cousins have nothing on this.

So, to help you look your best I have linked some of my Thanksgiving style inspo outfits and accessories from all of my favorite websites! Enjoy!

-Cay

 

Activewear Sale!

Activewear Sale!

Hey guys! If you need a Monday pick me up, I’ve got it! Belk has all of its activewear on sale! While you might be hesitant towards off brand athleisure, some of my favorite and longest lasting athleisure peices came from the Belk’s activewear brand! So take a look at the goodies I’ve listed below! You can access the athleisure piece by clicking on the slider image!

Xoxo, Cay

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Scary Good Columbus Day Sales

Scary Good Columbus Day Sales

Hey Guys! Happy Monday!

Today is Columbus Day, incase you weren’t aware. A day that celebrates Christopher Columbus’s landing in the Americas. Like every other national holiday, today comes with a lot of national holiday sales. YAY! So today, lets celebrate the seizing of new lands by seizing some good deals! I have linked some of the best store sales & the most coveted goodies. Enjoy!

  • BaubleBar: enjoy an extra 20% off your order, applied at checkout. This makes sale items 80% off!! Some of my favorites are shown below.

  • Madewell: Take an additional 30% off shoes and boots at checkout! Perfect chance to get some cute booties as we transition into fall! My wishlist favorites below.

 

Happy Shopping!

Accessorize your Selfie

Accessorize your Selfie

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you are enjoying this extra day off! I spent my weekend in Atlanta cheering on the tide #roadtosabanteen so after cheering my lungs out and celebrating with the best of them, this free day is very much appreciated. Football season is my favorite time of the year with each weekend feeling like it’s own holiday.

Any girl will tell you (if they are being honest) that half the fun of football season is getting all dressed up for the games. From the outfit, to the shoes, to the accessories, each element is crucial to having our best game day. Winning is crucial too, don’t get me wrong, but a good getup will guarantee a good time and a good mood throughout the whole day. As I thought more about this mentality, I realized that it its true for the gym too! Having the right accessories will help you get into the right attitude for the occasion. So, in today’s post I’ve decided to link some of my favorite gym accessories as well as some that are on my current wish list!

  1. Wireless Headphones: One of the best investments in gym accessories I’ve made is in this pair of wireless bluetooth headphones! They fit in my ear like a glove, have a 3-4 day battery life (appx 12 hrs) and this pair includes base so your music sounds super intense! Plus right now they are $20 off, so hurry!
  2. My absolute favorite Brooks: When I seriously got into running, I tried many different brands of shoes looking for comfort, cuteness, and affordability. These Brooks are hands down the winner. Slip them on and you are running on a cloud. Dick’s has all shoes $20 off right now so get those kicks.
  3. Headband: If you see me in the gym chances are I have a high pony and a thick headband holding back my sweat and fly aways. Having your hair pushed back out of your face is one less thing you have to worry about during your workout. The headband also blocks sweat from running down your face & into your eyes. I linked the lulu one, because its boujie. (conair makes ones that are just as good)
  4. Cute Gymbag: This gym bag is on my wishlist and hot diggity its $10 off. I love every piece in Carrie Underwoods athletic wear brand because of the quality and practicality each item possesses.

That’s all for today! Below is my WOW!

-Cay

Monday: Cardio Circuits

*2 mile walk/run on tread*

3 circuits, break at end

  • 15 burpees
  • 15 pushups
  • 30 second spider plank
  • 15 in and out jumps

Finish with 10 minute walk on stairmaster

Tuesday: Legzz on fire

*10 minute bike*

At weights

  • 5 sets of 8 medium weight squats on smith machine
  • 5 sets of 12 leg press (broken up 6 wide stance, 6 inside stance)
  • 20 weighted leg lunges (10 each leg)

At mats or free space, 3 circuits

  • 15 in and out jumps
  • 12 side lunges (each leg)
  • 20 step ups (10 each leg)

Wednesday: Cardio, yet again. 

30 min on cybex machine or elliptical

*on mats 4 circuits*

  • 20 bosu ball situps
  • 30 leg raises
  • 30 heel touches
  • 20 in and outs

Thursday: Upper Body 

10 minute row

At weights 3 sets

  • 10 dumbbell curl to shoulder press
  • 15 chest press with dumbbell
  • 12 upright dumbbell row
  • 12 tricep kickbacks (each arm)
  • 12 reverse flyes

On mat 3 circuits

  • 20 commandos
  • 20 diagonal pushups
  • 30 shoulder taps

Friday: Either a long run or this Booty Day 

*20 minutes on stairmaster*

On mat, 3 sets, grab dumbbells

  • 30 bodyweight squats
  • 20 weighted dumbbell deadlifts
  • 20 weighted sumo squats
  • 20 alternating lunge jumps

 

Just throw it in the bag (essential gym bag elements) & WOW

Just throw it in the bag (essential gym bag elements) & WOW

Hey Guys, Happy Monday!

When you’re pressed for time, preparing to go to the gym as well as cleaning up after can seriously dig into your day and make going to the gym an absolute chore. That’s why in today’s post I’ve decided to share with y’all the essential elements to pack in your gym bag in order to save yourself as much time as possible during the day. Whether you are heading to the gym before work, or going to the gym after, the contents of your workout bag should allow you to leave fresh & prepared to tackle whats left in the day. Y’all know I love organizing & planning so todays post is #lit

  1. Duffel Bag with Compartments: The first step in preparing a good gym bag is to make sure your clothes, toiletries, and gym gear (water bottle/ headphones/ supplements) are all separate. This prevents you from digging through your bag once you get to the gym and accidentally having your underwear fall out when all you wanted was your earbuds. Hah. Not that this has happened to me or anything… Separate compartments also allow you to store your sweaty gym clothes away from your other belongings after your workout. I love the duffel linked above because one of it’s side compartments is ventilated allowing your gym clothes to air out & therefore reducing smell.
  2. Mini Shower Kit: I know what you’re thinking “sooo you want me to workout AND use that nasty gym shower. double no thanks.” And I get it. It seems gross. But, one of the major keys in using your time efficiently is making amends with the shower at the gym. & if we are keeping it real, it’s probably cleaned a lot more than your own shower at home. So bite the bullet & buy rubber flip flops. 🙂 Key items in your shower kit should include mini bottles of your preferred shampoo and conditioner, a razor, and body wash.
  3. Minimize your daily makeup to one small bag: “OhCay, this is where I draw the line. I can’t go from makeup bathroom counter to makeup BAG. Ridiculous.” Girl, I feel u. I know how hard it is not to have thousands of makeup products at your fingertips when getting ready. But, we all know there are only a few products that you rely on for your daily face, so those are the only things that should be included in this mini bag. Having your makeup staples minimized allows you to transfer it from your gym bag to your home each day easily and mess free.
  4. Buy Two: No matter how simplified and interchangeable between home and gym some items in a gym bag can be, there are always a few items that you will want to invest in duplicates of just because it’s easy. For me this is a hair dryer, styling brush, deodorant, and a toothbrush & toothpaste. I have peace of mind knowing I don’t have to transfer these items between my home bathroom and the gym each day.
  5. Replace and Refresh each night: The best way to prepare for the day ahead is to do it the night before. Knowing that your gym bag is packed and ready to go for the day takes away the stress from the early morning dash out of the house and is more likely to prevent you from forgetting the essentials that you need. So, before you crash on the couch and go straight to Netflix, take the time to clean out your gym bag and prepare it for the next day. Replace the clothes, get a new towel, resupply supplements, etc.

And that’s it! The best way to know what your gym bag essentials are and are not is through trial and error so don’t be discouraged in the beginning. Overpack at first if you feel like you need to and then see what you can trim down on as time passes. If you have any other questions about my gym bag just lmk! And last but not least here’s my WOW. Enjoy!

-Cay

 

Just throw it in the bag (essential gym bag elements) & WOW

Just throw it in the bag (essential gym bag elements) & WOW

Hey Guys, Happy Monday!

When you’re pressed for time, preparing to go to the gym as well as cleaning up after can seriously dig into your day and make going to the gym an absolute chore. That’s why in today’s post I’ve decided to share with y’all the essential elements to pack in your gym bag in order to save yourself as much time as possible during the day. Whether you are heading to the gym before work, or going to the gym after, the contents of your workout bag should allow you to leave fresh & prepared to tackle whats left in the day. Y’all know I love organizing & planning so todays post is #lit

  1. Duffel Bag with Compartments: The first step in preparing a good gym bag is to make sure your clothes, toiletries, and gym gear (water bottle/ headphones/ supplements) are all separate. This prevents you from digging through your bag once you get to the gym and accidentally having your underwear fall out when all you wanted was your earbuds. Hah. Not that this has happened to me or anything… Separate compartments also allow you to store your sweaty gym clothes away from your other belongings after your workout. I love the duffel linked above because one of it’s side compartments is ventilated allowing your gym clothes to air out & therefore reducing smell.
  2. Mini Shower Kit: I know what you’re thinking “sooo you want me to workout AND use that nasty gym shower. double no thanks.” And I get it. It seems gross. But, one of the major keys in using your time efficiently is making amends with the shower at the gym. & if we are keeping it real, it’s probably cleaned a lot more than your own shower at home. So bite the bullet & buy rubber flip flops. 🙂 Key items in your shower kit should include mini bottles of your preferred shampoo and conditioner, a razor, and body wash.
  3. Minimize your daily makeup to one small bag: “OhCay, this is where I draw the line. I can’t go from makeup bathroom counter to makeup BAG. Ridiculous.” Girl, I feel u. I know how hard it is not to have thousands of makeup products at your fingertips when getting ready. But, we all know there are only a few products that you rely on for your daily face, so those are the only things that should be included in this mini bag. Having your makeup staples minimized allows you to transfer it from your gym bag to your home each day easily and mess free.
  4. Buy Two: No matter how simplified and interchangeable between home and gym some items in a gym bag can be, there are always a few items that you will want to invest in duplicates of just because it’s easy. For me this is a hair dryer, styling brush, deodorant, and a toothbrush & toothpaste. I have peace of mind knowing I don’t have to transfer these items between my home bathroom and the gym each day.
  5. Replace and Refresh each night: The best way to prepare for the day ahead is to do it the night before. Knowing that your gym bag is packed and ready to go for the day takes away the stress from the early morning dash out of the house and is more likely to prevent you from forgetting the essentials that you need. So, before you crash on the couch and go straight to Netflix, take the time to clean out your gym bag and prepare it for the next day. Replace the clothes, get a new towel, resupply supplements, etc.

And that’s it! The best way to know what your gym bag essentials are and are not is through trial and error so don’t be discouraged in the beginning. Overpack at first if you feel like you need to and then see what you can trim down on as time passes. If you have any other questions about my gym bag just lmk! And last but not least here’s my WOW. Enjoy!

-Cay

Monday

1 mile run at 5.5pmh

4 rounds of

  • 20 pushups
  • 12 tricep dips
  • 20 weighted squat and press
  • 15 commandos

Tuesday

20 minutes on stairmaster (do 4 minute front walk/3 minute side walk intervals)

3 Rounds (4 if ya badd)

  • 30 alternating leg lunges
  • 20 bodyweight squats
  • 20 hip thrusts
  • 15 jump squats
  • 30 donkey kicks (15 each leg)

Wednesday

1 mile run at 5.5 mph

*move to weights, oooh scary*

  • 3 sets 12 one arm dumbbell row (10-20lbs)
  • 3 sets 10 reverse flyes (5-10lbs)
  • 3 sets 10 wide grip lat pulldown (your weight choice)
  • 3 sets 10 seated low cable row (your ^choice)
  • 3 sets 12 face pull/rear delt (your ^choice)

Thursday 

20 minutes on elliptical/ your incline and resistance

4 rounds of

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 situps
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • 30 second plank

Friday

10-15 minute bike

*weights again, hehe* below can be done in a circuit instead of isolated

  • 3 sets 10 weighted lunges (each leg)
  • 3 sets 10 weighted step ups (each leg)
  • 3 sets 15 weighted sumo squats
  • 3 sets 10 one leg deadlift (each leg)

 

Have fun;) heres some updated music Cay’s Cardio Hits

Oh Cay. WOW. (plus 3 workout outfits under $40 !!)

Oh Cay. WOW. (plus 3 workout outfits under $40 !!)

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

Recently, I’ve been in a workout funk. Maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s hormones, maybe it’s just me being lazy, but I have had the hardest time finding motivation to push through my workouts. Even Cay’s Cardio Hits couldn’t get me through 🙁  So, to beat the blues, I did what every gym fashionista would do- I bought a new workout outfit. And let me tell you, it worked like a charm. Now, I know that sounds very superficial and shallow & shopping shouldn’t be the cure for everything, but we all know that when you #lookgood you #feelgood & I am a firm believer in #treatingyaself every now and then.

However, treating yourself to a new gym outfit doesn’t have to break the bank! That’s why at the bottom of my Week of Workouts I’ve included links to 3 complete gym outfits that are under $40! (including the outfit I bought this past week) So take a look, take out your credit card, and then take your fly looking self to the gym.

Before you scroll straight to the bottom 😉 here’s my WOW for the week. Enjoy!

Monday: Easy Arms

Cardio Circuit: 10 sets of 30 second sprint followed by 30 second jog

  • 3 sets 10 bicep curls
  • 3 sets 10 hammer curls
  • 3 sets 10 dumbbell kickbacks
  • 3 sets 15 overhead extensions
  • 3 sets 15 tricep dips

Tuesday: Run/Walk/Abs

1 mile run on tread at 5.5 mph

0.5 mile walk at 4.0 mph

0.5 mile run at 5.5 mph

*grab a bosu ball and do 3 rounds of*

  • 40 mountain climbers holding bosu sides
  • 20 situps on bosu
  • 20 knee ins on bosu

Wednesday: Light Legs & Bootay

20 minutes on cybex machine or stairmaster

  • 3 sets 10 weighted split squats
  • 3 sets 15 hip thrusts (no weight)
  • 3 sets 12 weighted sumo squats
  • 3 sets of 10 (each leg) single leg deadlifts

Thursday: Row & Back

10 minute row

  • 3 sets 12 one arm dumbbell row
  • 3 sets 10 reverse flys
  • 3 sets 10 lateral raise
  • 3 sets 10 cable face pulls
  • 3 sets 10 low cable row
  • 3 sets 10 cable pulldown

Friday: Cardio

20 minutes on tread, elliptical, stairmaster

3 rounds of

  • 12 burpees
  • 20 bodyweight squats
  • 15 pushups
  • 20 situps

Okay, now outfits time. Just click on the link and see what you think!

  1. Breathable running outfit

2. Gym weights outfit

3. Athleisure

And that’s all! Have a great week!

-Cay