We just had our first official snow here in Chicago, therefore everyone is now scrambling to find the perfect weatherproof boot before the wrath of Winter sets in.
These are my favorite Winter boots….ever. I liked them so much I bought a second pair. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been stopped and asked about them. I have the ones on the left in both green and black. They are lightweight and comfortable (yes, even with the wedge). You know those deceiving murky slushy snow areas by the curb, could be one inch deep or you could be swallowed whole? I stepped in one, confident it was one inch, maybe two…nope…foot submerged, to the top of my boot and….drumroll please… sock stayed dry! True story.
I have decided to get a jump start on my New Year’s Resolutions and have kicked off my ‘Winter Workout’ challenge today. It started with a pumped up spin class at Flywheel Sports with instructor, Michael W., one of my favorites (he dressed up as Britney Spears for class last Halloween).
It has been a struggle to keep up with my workouts lately with my new work schedule. My full time career is actually not a ‘day’ job, it’s a night job which makes for an interesting or should I say minimal sleep schedule. I typically eat healthily already, but I find that I am awake more hours than usual which seems to translate to eating for more hours of the day than I’m used to. I recently received a tip to eat your meals like usual during the hours you are awake. Well, let’s see….in the last 48hrs, I have slept 4hrs. Hmm…I must move on to plan B or I will double in size within the year!
So what better way to get inspired to workout than to shop for some new spandex! I believe in looking good while working out. That does not mean with make-up on, just flattering and comfortable clothing. One of my favorite brands is Lululemon. I know it is a little on the pricier side, but just try one piece. You will fall in love. They hold up well, I still have my first purchases from about 4yrs ago and they look brand new. Another brand I have recently stumbled upon is Zella which is sold at Nordstroms. I am yet to purchase one of their pieces, I feel like I would be cheating on my Lulu:) See, I’m that obsessed! Here are a few of my current favs….
I recently discovered a new app for my iPad, Paper by 53. Embarrassingly, I stayed up until 2am playing with it the first night I downloaded it. Since I was also creating a wish list on Pinterest, I decided to just sketch a few of my favorite things. I’m a Capricorn, therefore a December baby, so the Holiday season has always been double the excitement for me. See how accurate I am by going here or any of the links below each sketch.