Old Navy Haul

We workout and hike and pretty active for the most part, but I never really think twice about what I throw on to go to the gym. It had been a while since I bought some new workout clothes so during a recent sale I hit up Old Navy.

I like Old Navy workout stuff because it’s comfy, but durable. There are some pieces that are not squat proof, but a LOT are so you have options! I only get leggings that I can squat in with no worries so if you’re the same these are all safe options.

Let’s jump into the haul!

I needed a basic pair of black leggings. I don’t know how I had no black athletic leggings, but I didn’t. These aren’t fun or exciting, just a staple I had been missing.

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I do have quite a few gray leggings, but I liked the mesh detail and the texture on the leg. These also felt a bit thicker so I thought they would be great for the colder months 🙂

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This tank ended up being like 5 bucks. It was cute and pink and light!

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This sports bra was just another basic that I wanted/needed…nothing exciting here!

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These leggings were nice because I liked that it had some fun print on it, but since it was in a neutral color it makes it easier to wear.

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I loved this tank because it was soft and grey and I live in soft and grey. I liked the gold lettering because it added a little splash of bling without blinging you out!

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I was so torn about these leggings because I wasn’t sure how often I would wear them. They are beautiful and fun so I ended up leaving with them!

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Oh, I also got the sports bra to match 😀

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Where is your go to place for workout clothes? Let me know!

Hiking for Bondi Harvest

Okay we didn’t actualllyyy hike for Bondi Harvest, but we did eat at Bondi after a nice long, exhausting hike.

But first, we fueled up at Starbucks with their egg white and spinach wraps-they are so good, but boy do they stay hot like a hot pocket!

 

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We decided to hike the Los Liones Canyon Trailhead and it was so gorgeous. You go uphill the whole hike, but the gorgeous views made all that legwork worth it. Besides that you get rewarded with a nice downhill stroll when you are heading back to the car 😉

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Post-hike we wanted something wholesome and nourishing-Bondi seemed like a good choice. Hubs got the Bondi Breakfast, I got the Whirley’s Bowl, and we shared the Papaya Fruit Bowl.

The Bondi Breakfast-simple, healthy, delicious and that bread was hella’ hardy.

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Whirley’s Bowl-Pretty large piece of tilapia with cauliflower rice, avocado, yogurt tartar, slaw and salsa.

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The Papaya Fruit Bowl though was my absolute favorite part of the meal. This was a sweet papaya filled with coconut vanilla chia seed pudding, a scoop of acai, berries and mint.

It was so sweet and refreshing and light-such a great way to end our meal! Ever since we had this I have been wanting to go back and eat like 3 of them. So, so good!

Do you guys like hiking? What are some of your favorite spots to hike? Talk to me in the comments below!

 

Post-Test Weekend

We had a pretty relaxed and chill weekend (last weekend) because we were both spent and exhausted from the busy week.

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We still managed to get in a workout, do our grocery shopping, and squeeze in lots of walks 🙂

We also had a nice yummy brunch at Leo and Lily’s. The hubs got their egg white veggie frittata and I got a breakfast burrito!

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I did only manage to get down half of this burrito because it was (as the waitress warned me) SO filling!

We were planning on doing some shopping, but soon realized everything was closed due to the Easter weekend so instead we indulged in one…or maybe five macarons. The passion fruit flavor was my fave and the hubs loved the blueberry lavender one.

We had a pretty early dinner of T-Bell and watched some Fixer Upper! Our sweet tooth kicked in and we both decided Go Greek sounded too good to not have so off we went.

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Early bedtime since we had early wake up times Monday 🙂 I love having a chill weekend especially when I get to do it with my fave guy. I hope you lovelies are having a great week and I’ll see you Wednesday!

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HIIT at Home

I LOVE talking about food…but this blog iiis about finding balance so for me working out is a part of that balance. I don’t know if I talk about it that much but we do consistently workout, but sometimes we (I) get into ruts!

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Donut’s are also included in that balance 😉

That’s when I like to switch it up 🙂 I don’t go to the gym everyday and instead incorporate workouts at home into my regimen. I do tend to stick to more pilates type movements when I am at home, but I decided to add some HIIT to that recently just to make it more interesting.

I have really enjoyed getting my heart rate up and all the jumping around as well to be honest! Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squat jumps all work up a sweat.

There are a lot of HIIT workout videos, but I’ve kinda been doing my own thing so I can play around with movements that feel the best for me.

I like to throw in a workout blog up every once in a while just to say that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to be the best, fittest you. I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Let me know what you think about HIIT and what kind of workouts you enjoy doing down in the comments below. Thanks for visiting!

FabFitFun Unboxing

I love hauls and I love unboxings…what can I say? One of my favorite unboxings to watch/read about is FabFitFun. They have such cool, fun stuff!

The hubs got me a box for my birthday and it was so so awesome to be able to open it all up and see what was inside. I didn’t read the little magazine they have before going through it because I love the surprise factor 🙂

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The box itself is seriously so gorgeous! I loved the colors of this one and even more than that I loved the “Girl Rising” theme.

One of the first items I got my hands on was this beautiful lippie palette. The packaging is sleek and weighty and feels like good quality. I’ve never thought about buying a lip palette, but this one has more than a few colors that I think may work for my skin.

The next item was this body butter from Korres. The smell is fruity and beachy all at once…I’m obsessed! I also love the tube instead of the usual tub that body butter tends to come in.

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This eye mask is super cute and functional! You put it in the fridge and then you can put it on your eyeballs so it depuffs and soothes.

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THIS CLUTCH. OMG. It’s floral and on one side and this gorgeous turmeric yellow on the other. It’s totally reversible and spacious and I can’t wait to use it!

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I’ve used a few Murad products before including their vitamin C serum, but never a moisturizer. I will have to get into this guy after I get through my current face moisturizer, but I am super excited to try it out 🙂

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These earrings are so lovely and light! I’ve been hesitant to get tassle style earrings because I was worried about how uncomfy and heavy they would be, but these are gorgeous and pretty comfortable!

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I love candles and this one definitely brings major beach vibe smells to the house. I love the coppery holder too. I almost don’t want to light it because so I can savor the scent, but we all know I’m lighting that sucker #immediategratification

I always buy drugstore nail polish bases and top coats so spending $16 on one seems a little far fetched for me, but I am more than happy to use it since I got it in this box. I’m interested to see if it makes a difference. To be fair this is supposed to help healthify your nails not just be a base coat…that may explain the price?!

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We were talking about getting a new foam roller and although this isn’t a foam roller I feel like it’ll do a great job at rolling out all of my sore muscles. We tested it out and we both really like it so far!

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One of the last items is a lovely little sample from Dove. It’s a macadamia nut and rice milk body scrub and I used it immediately (#immediategratification). You guys, this literally smells like cookies and I almost wanted to just take a glob and eat it. It is the most delicious smelling thing ever and the texture isn’t too rough. It’s a good balance where it doesn’t rip your skin off, but it does exfoliate.

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I hope you enjoyed this unboxing as much as I enjoyed unboxing it 🙂 Do you do fabfitfun? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Oh the food we will eat…Great White

After a full day of working out and then doing some indoor rock climbing (my first time, hubs second) we were exhausted and in need of serious nourishment!

We were having trouble deciding where to go and what to eat, but finally decided on Great White. I can’t even tell you how glad I am we decided on this.

First of all the space is gorgeous and secondly the doors open up completely to let in all the sunshine. It’s really well done with a seamless indoor/outdoor eating area. It was already packed by the time we got there, but we were able to snag a table for two pretty easily!

We were too tired to think and ended up going with a breakfast burrito (it’s called Breakfast Burrito on the menu) and Crispy Chicken Sandwich.

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Hubby fell in LOVE with this breakfast burrito-the softly scrambled eggs is what did it I think 🙂 He even went as far to say that this was “the best breakfast burrito I ever had.”

The chicken sandwich was pretty spectacular as well! I really loved the use of dill in this sandwich and the side of fries were crispy and perfect.

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We really loved this place (the hubs was a BIG fan) and we will be going back to check out more of the menu (or if you’re hubby-get the breakfast burrito again)!

Have you been to Great White? What have you tried on the menu??

Vday weekend

I was feeling a bit torn about sharing this particular weekend because of how many pics we didn’t take, but I decided to just share it because of how awesome it was!

We started Saturday with a workout, Costco run, and our first Chick-fil-a breakfast. The chicken biscuit is amazing btdubs 😍

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After that we shared this delicious cupcake from Dreamy Creation. I cannot even tell you how seriously good this was. It was a raspberry chocolate cupcake with this thick cloud of frosting mmm…

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After breakfast and dessert we headed to Wrightwood for zip lining. I have wanted to go for a long time and the hubs surprised me with reservations at Pacific Crest Ziplines.

I didn’t know this at the time, but we had booked the tour with 9 ziplines!!There was some hiking involved and a couple of suspension bridges (my least favorite part). I can’t remember what it was called but we also had to lower ourselves down with ropes a couple of times.

Needless to say it was a great adventure! We were cold and exhausted by the end, but it was absolutely worth it.

We went home, showered and stuffed our faces with pizza from Brooklyn Pizzeria 😋

The next day we stuck closer to home with a workout, hike, and some errands before starting our week again.

Have you guys been ziplining?? What did you think? Talk to me in the comments below!

#goals

I know that January 1st has long come and gone, but honestly I don’t think it’s gotta be the beginning of the year to make you a better you! In that spirit I wanted to share some of my goals with you guys 🙂

Let’s start full speed ahead with running-y’ll I wanna get into running. I never thought I would be saying those words, but it just sounds like a fun new challenge. I feel a little too comfortable with my workouts and so I wanted to spice things up. If you guys are runners feel free to leave me any tips/suggestions/advice you may have 🙂

I love food and I’m really great at eating all those leafy dark greens, but I suck terribly at getting in too many other colors of the rainbow. Because of that I am going to really work at getting more color onto my plate and into my belly!

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A nice short term goal I have is to pass this exam I have to take by the end of March/beginning of April. It’s been stressing me just a tad (HA! if tad meant a lot)! So until I wrap up this test I will be cutting down posting to once or twice a week. Please don’t hate me!

Any who that about wraps it up! Let me know if you are working on any goals in the comments below 🙂 till next time!

Weekend

I LOVE weekends especially when the hubs and I are off together! We always get into some shenanigans and eat some fun things!

Here’s a weekend recap:

We started Saturday with a workout and brunch! Brunch included breakfast burritos (veggie and hot link-hot link was the fave)

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and shared a donut all from Cofax

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We ended up walking around the area for a while and checked out some fun shops and ran into this cool huge tree–this pic isn’t doing justice to how big it really was.

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After all that walking I was craving some ice-cream and this place really hit the spot!

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Since brunch was so late we didn’t have too much of an appetite by the time it was dinner so we had a meal of bread, butter, brie, and olives. I was floored my husband was down to have this as a meal…but I think he enjoyed it 🙂

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We ended up catching a comedy show at the Comedy Store! The hubs is a fan of Chris D’elia and that’s the main reason we picked this specific show.

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We ended up staying up pretty late and so we got kind of a late start Sunday morning. We woke up and went to workout.

Post workout we grabbed McDonald’s. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve had Mickey D’s, but I will say the fries are still bomb!

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Post Mickey D’s we went for a nice hike. It was such a gorgeous day and we wanted to be as active as possible!

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Look at us looking our best! HA!

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That’s my “I’m on top of the world” pose

The hike was also to prepare us for these donuts from DK Donuts…

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We picked up some groceries and drove home to chill and relax before the work week! I cannot remember to save my life what we ended up eating that night, but I’m gonna say it was something low-key.

What did you guys do this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

Maui Day 4

Remember those donuts I told you about in Day 2? Well on day 4 we woke up nice and early to get those same donuts! We drove to Donut Dynamite to check out their brioche donuts…yes BRIOCHE.

The owner was so nice and went in depth to explain each of her donuts and how each ingredient makes the texture and flavor of each one unique. It was such a great experience and we even met a local Donut Dynamite lover!

I’m trying to recall the flavors we picked, but I believe we got a Samoa, a lillikoi filled (passionfruit), a calamansi glazed, mango glaze, cinnamon roll, vanilla bean, and brown butter?!

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I got some coffee from there and we decided to share a donut before heading to the gym. We split the vanilla bean and it was amazing! If you ever get to try this place check them out! So amazing and so worth it!

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Post workout we checked out Like Poke?-a poke truck that had some amazing reviews. Driving here we had no idea it would be a truck, but it was neat to see that there were actually a few different trucks all parked together.

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It was a Monday, but there were so many people here to grab lunch. It was super windy, but they had tables set up underneath a tent type situation.

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We got 2 poke bowls and the furikake fries which were incredible!

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We ended up trying all the donuts for our dessert. The lilikoi and calamansi were tangy, but the mild brioche added a nice contrast to the bright flavors. The mango was sweet and fruity. Each one was so true to flavor!

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We went home to get cleaned up because we had made plans to go to the Warren and Annabelle show. I’m not going to go into too many details about the show or this night. I don’t want to ruin it for those who want to see it.

We had some appetizers at the restaurant before heading in for the show…

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It was a really cool experience because we got picked along with 3 other couples to sit at the front and help with the show! We got to pick cards, answer questions, pop balloons. Both comedian magicians were hilarious and fun to watch!

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The show ended early enough so we were able to make it to Poi by the Pound for a late dinner! Just like the first night we got the Loco Moco on our last night in Maui 🙂

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We also stopped for some Paia Gelato…we couldn’t resist!

Our night ended with some last minute packing and a few quick zs before an early wakeup for our flight back home!

I hope you guys enjoyed the Maui blogs. I know it made me happy to relive all these moments with you guys! It was honestly a great trip and I can’t wait till our next big adventure, but for now it’s nice to be home 🙂

I also wanted to shout out my very sweet husband who took the time to take these gorgeous pictures while we were in Maui! He is seriously the best!! Thank you babe for being the greatest most supportive hubs ever!!

That wraps it up and I’ll see you lovelies on Wednesday!