Workout Outfit Inspo & Some of My Favourite Workouts!

Hey Babes! First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME YOU GUYS!!! Your girl is 21 today time to get LIT, not really but like still YAY!! ;P

Okay back to the post! I am so freaking excited to share this post with you guys. As many of you already know I am a total fitness freak! My Instagram has "fitspo" all over it and I have written a few posts about how I lost 60+ lbs and totally switch my lifestyle, also I'm thinking about making a YouTube video talking about it what do you guys think? Anyway, this post is a combination of my love for clothes and working out so lets hop right into the outfit first!

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This is one of my all time favourite outfits for the gym. I love wearing leggings especially if I'm going to sweat a lot because it keeps my thighs from chafing and it also keeps me cooler I find. I am also a huge tank lover, like I have SO many. They are just the most comfy thing to workout in I find. I don't like working out in Tee's at all and I'm not sure why exactly I just don't find them as comfortable as tanks :p

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Another thing I absolutely love are cute sports bras. Especially for days when I wear open tanks like this one, I have to have a cute sports bra underneath.

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Shoe wise you really can't go wrong with a trusty pair of Nikes. I must have at least 5 pairs in my closet right now and honestly it will probably just keep growing! I am a huge fan of Nike and even more of their shoes because they are just SO comfy. IMG_0785

And last but certainly not least are my trusty Beats. Who the heck goes to the gym without music?? Definitely not me, in fact once I forgot my earphones and I literally turned around and left because I literally cannot workout without my jams. Also I don't always bring my Beats, I alternate a lot between my Beats and Apple Earphones because I find them better for running which is my go to workout most of the time. When I am doing weights though I love my Beats because they are wireless so I don't have to worry about the cords!

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Now on to some of my favourite workouts.

#1 has got to be running. Yes, I am one of those weird people who really enjoys to run. I love the feeling after a good run, seriously there is nothing better. I usually run for about 20-30 minutes sometimes 45 if I'm really feeling it.

#2 is definitely weight lifting! When I first started working out I didn't realize how important strength training was to your fitness routine so I was flabby for a bit because ALL I did was cardio. Once I added in some strength training I started to tone up and it was awesome.

#3 Ballet for sure. I started ballet about 3 years ago and I am completely in love. It has given me so much ab, leg, and arm/back strength like you couldn't believe. It literally tones EVERYTHING and is also a killer cardio workout when you are on the floor and not the barre. It has also made me CRAZY flexible. Speaking of flexible that brings me to my last favourite workout yoga.

#4 YOGA. Seriously yoga is one of the best workouts and best ways to improve your flexibility among many benefits. I started it about 5 years ago and have loved it ever since. I really want to try hot yoga next!

As always if you guys have any comments or questions leave them in the comments section or on any of my socials located under the "Come Stalk Me' menu!

Don't forget to check out my last post >>>>Fast & Furious Outfit! if you haven't already ;)

Xoxo Babes,

Alex~

 

Rethink the Pink Drink(Plexus)

Almost all of us have heard about Plexus by now, The "miracle" Pink Drink. I can actually tell you that I know at least 3 people using it and 2 people selling it. If you haven't here is a little overview of what it is and what it is supposedly supposed to help you with. The Plexus pink drink is a basically just a weightloss supplement that is supposed to help you lose weight magically. Plexus's website states that their products will "help people have better sleep, more energy, less pain, lose weight, have glowing skin, etc" the list goes on. People are calling it their "saviour" and "pink miracle" Unfortunately it seems like NO ONE has even bothered to research the product that they are putting into their bodies at all because if they had they most definitely wouldn't be using it. After days of researching it, because I never decide to trash a product without facts to back me up, here is what I discovered. Lets start with some of the ingredients in Plexus. First off they only have "Natural Flavours" listed and no other explanation, so this could literally be anything and any amount. Next we have Gardenia Cambogia also known as Citrin K. In scientific research it has been linked to many liver problems which makes sense because many people who have stopped Plexus use reported having a variety of liver problems. Green tea extract that is also in Plexus causes problems with iron absorption from food which can lead to iron deficiencies. Plexus also contains Chromium which causes your blood sugar to drop. In some cases it has caused users to drop so much that they have actually ended up having seizures.

Next we can get into all the side effects I came across during my research on the "miracle drink." Some mild ones included nausea, heartburn, lightheadedness, dizziness, feeling faint, constipation, diarrhea, and mild to severe headaches. These symptoms were the most common and even lasted weeks after the users stopped taking Plexus. Now I did come across quite a few more intense side effects and reactions to Plexus including, rapid heartbeat(people with any underlying heart condition should NOT take Plexus), fainting, seizures, liver damage, kidney damage(there are many reports of kidney damage linked DIRECTLY to Plexus use), iron deficiencies, high blood pressure, and probably one of the worst, entire shutdown of their digestive tracts. People also reported having stomach and digestive issues for up to FOUR months after stopping Plexus.

Another important piece of information I think many of you should have about Plexus is that weight gain is almost guaranteed after stopping the drink. So if you think the weight loss you have experienced during using the drink will last, think again. SO MANY people who have stopped say that they have gained back the weight after stopping it. Unless you already live a super active and healthy lifestyle, in which case you would not even need the so called "miracle" drink. Any healthy person who is really into clean eating and living would NEVER put this chemical cocktail into their precious bodies. Also the amount of caffeine in Plexus is just NOT healthy, especially if you are mixing it with other caffeinated drinks during the day.  Here is a great article about the dangers of too much caffeine from Marie Claire- Too Much Caffeine

After all my research I am even more against Plexus than I originally was. Guys there is just no such thing as a miracle drink to make you lose weight and get healthy. The only way to healthily achieve this is through hard work. Working out, eating clean, and patience, will get you where you want to be eventually. I know how frustrating it can be at times but trust me I have been there, I lost ((60)) pounds and got healthy all on my own without the "miracle drink" and you can too!

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