The Slaughters · Jun 20, 2017

Tuesday Talk

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!
It's been a while since I've been here on a Tuesday, but I'm so happy to be here. Fancy Ashley and I host this link-up once a month where we chat about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! We'd love for you to join us!
To recap a bit this year, I've shared things that drive me crazy, swimsuits (EEK-it's here!), vacations, and spring/summer dresses.
Today, I want us to chat about workout clothes and your favorite at-home workouts. I know every adoption story is different, but for us we're still working on building that attachment and bonding. Which means we aren't leaving Britt with anyone else just yet. I usually go to the gym two to three days a week, but that just hasn't been in the cards lately. Tab will (hopefully) be able to stay at home with her a couple mornings so I can make it back to the gym but that's been tricky since he was out for China and then last week on a business trip. I shared that little back story to say that I NEED SOME AT HOME WORKOUT HELP! :)
First up, let's chat clothes....when Nordstrom asked me to chat workout gear I jumped at the chance. I'm sure I sound a bit like a broken record, but with free shipping and free returns Nordstrom makes my life so much easier! And there's just something about some cute workout clothes that makes you push a little harder. Don't you think? I thought I'd share a couple outfits that are super similar to what I'd wear on any given day (whether I'm headed to the gym or not...ha!). #amitheonlyone
I paired this Zella tank with the Zella high waist crop leggings (the black is sold out but this is another high waist black option with super cute detailing) and it was a match made in heaven. :) I'm also a big fan of the Zella low profile socks. They have this small piece of rubber that fits around your heel to keep your sock from riding up or slipping off. I'm sporting the socks only because I wanted you to see them. ha!
My favorite thing about this tank is it's reversible! Not to mention the high neck line is also my jam! I forgot to mention my sports bra is old and long gone, but this racerback option, this mesh option, and this lace back option all caught my eye when I searched for you.
The second outfit is just as cute and functional during a workout or a grocery store run. ;) This top paired with these shorts (my favorite waistband) and of course-the socks!
Post workout-I go one of two ways...I shower and get really ready for the day OR I stay in my workout clothes, throw on a cardigan, and shower right before bed. In the latter case, THIS cardigan would be perfect. I'm all about some comfy clothes when I'm working around this house and this one doesn't disappoint.
Sorry for the blurry pic! But the cardigan has a cute back. It'll be something I throw on heading to the gym as well.
And when we're talking at-home workouts sometimes I just throw on a hat before a walk/run in case I see anybody and I'm sporting day old pool hair! I'm a big fan of this hat! It's sold out right now, but I'll be watching to see if it gets restocked. If so, I'll let you know.
This is how my real life is looking these days. hahaha!
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Now that we've chatted a bit about the clothes...let's talk workouts! First, I should add I'm not a professional in the workout department. I don't worry much about the scale, but I do want to be healthy. I think it's important for my kiddos to see Tab and I taking care of our bodies. When it comes to workouts, I prefer to change my workouts up or I get too bored. I also like to keep at home workouts around thirty minutes or less. (I know. I know. They should be longer but that's just the truth. If it takes over thirty minutes, I start thinking about all the things I should be doing instead of working out.)
I downloaded this on Amazon Prime and grab this workout very often. It has four different workouts ranging from beginner to more advanced. The plan is to do week one (beginner) workout for one week and then advance to week two and so on. But...who wants to do the same workout for an entire week? I need a little variety so I tend to start with week one and then move on consecutively.
Shay shared this online instructor, Cassey over at Blogilates. She has a wide variety of workouts on YouTube. I've done several and have enjoyed them all.
This weekly workout from Bitty Birdie Designs had my backside burning! I put on my favorite reality show and worked out as I watched. The time flew by!
I also have been getting outside. For me alone time right now is few and far between, but I can snag a few minutes of quiet outside while I walk or run. Not only am I moving, but I'm helping my mental state as well. haha!
I would LOVE to hear any and all at home workouts you recommend. Do you do videos? Do you have a favorite online workout? Some workout you pinned? PLEASE SHARE! Our swimsuit bodies will thank you! :)
Don't forget to check out Fancy Ashley's blog to see what she's talking about on this Tuesday.
And a big THANK YOU to Nordstrom for partnering today.
See you tomorrow! XO
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