My weekends are always action-packed for one reason or another. This weekend, I spent a lot of time catching up with friends and family, and preparing for travel. After a long grueling work week, I was happy to wake up late on Saturday morning and head off to tennis courts to meet up with friends. It was a beautiful breezy day out and I even got a chance to break in my new shoes!
Later in the day, I got a chance to hang out with my cousin and me try this very hipster looking café in the Berkeley area. I had something called a hibiscus cooler and it was basically simple syrup, hibiscus juice, sparkling water, strawberries and mint leaves. It was delicious!
As I suspected would happen, I ran out of time at the end of the day trying to pack and clean for my trip. I got a decent amount of sleep and headed out really early to catch my flight. It was this weekend I found out the American airlines terminal not only has a Pinkberry, but it also has a small yoga studio! What an amazing idea.
Inside there is the relaxing dim lighting as well as wood floors, yoga mats, pillows, and water. Had I more time, I would have used it! Instead, I opted for a quick breakfast before my flight which consisted of wheat toast, scrambled egg whites and tofu with spinach and mushrooms, potatoes and tomatillo salsa.
Now that I’ve settled into my destination, I will be in Kentucky all week for training for work. I hope you all have a wonderful week! Maybe by the end of this week I will be saying “y’all” instead. 😉
Rye of Zion Raiment shares his fitness gear must-haves which keep him fashionable, motivated, and well encouraged to push a little further on every single workout!
You will notice I’m a little bit of Nike junky. Nike has gotten a lot of my money in past and will continue to do so because their products don’t fail me. Also if I ever have an issue with any item, they have been responsive and provide corrective services. -Rye
Nike Storm-Fit Tech Gloves
These are my favorite gloves whether I’m running on a chilly day or playing soccer outdoors on a cold day.
The index finger tips on either hand allow you to use your touch screen phone while you wear them.
Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Compression 2.0 Shorts
These shorts are designed for basketball for those hard falls and contact, and I also use them for soccer as well. I also use the Nike Compression slider shorts as well.
Nike+ Fuelband SE
I like it because it my daily motivation and reminder to myself to be the best me fitness-wise everyday.
Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour ID Tennis Shoes
I opted for Nike ID option for these because I play a lot of tennis. I’ve been playing tennis since I was about 12 years old. It’s important for me to play in gear that is comfortable in a way that is unique to me. One of the deciding factors that made go was the option to customize your traction for hard court, clay, or grass.
If you’re still trying to motivate yourself to get into the gym, maybe the secret isn’t having a trusty workout gal pal or a rigid routine. Maybe it’s all about being excited to get dressed for the gym. Surely, the gym isn’t a fashion show, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous while working out. Below, I’ve listed my top 6 fab picks that can help motivate you to get in the gym and keep you comfortable while you’re bouncing around toning up your booty and biceps!
Tip: Look for tank tops that will help keep you cool and dry at the gym. John Lewis, $15
Tip: Invest in sports bras that are fully lined and well-fitted. H&M, $16
Tip: These are most suitable for general exercise and when you’re doing yoga and/or pilates. Victoria’s Secret, $35
Tip: Purchase a water bottle that’s functional, BPA-free, and fabulous. Target, $16
Tip: Download tunes that are upbeat, motivating, and fun to listen to.
Tip:Of all the items, this is the one you should spend the most time on. Be sure to check prices, functionality, and comfort before purchasing a pair of sneakers for the gym. Nike, $155
As a final tip, I know some of you girls prefer to look presentable when at the gym, and that’s understandable. But, instead of wearing a full face of makeup, I suggest skipping the foundation and powder and only wearing a tinted moisturizer, a few coats of waterproof mascara and a non-tinted lip gloss.
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