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Why would I give up Dairy…rather, cheese? | Giveaway

Why on earth would I ever give up dairy?! I am sharing my 8 week journey so far about giving up my favorite food group and WHY. Plus, I had to share these cute pictures of Tana <3





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If you follow me on IG and saw my stories on this subject, then here is the back story. If you DON’T follow me on IG, I shared 8 weeks ago that I was giving up dairy for my health. It has been a long time coming that I was in complete and udder (pun unintended but rather hilarious!) denial about.

My sister and husband both have encouraged me for years to get rid of it in my diet. Try telling a cheese obsessor to rid themselves of their most favorite treat, it will result in tears. Trust me.

Fast forward 8 weeks and I am here to say I am so glad I chose to do this. I have never felt better in my life, except when I accidentally eat something with dairy in it. Then I feel the absolute worst. I have never known what normal felt like. Doesn’t everyone’s stomachs hurt whenever they eat?! No, Nicholle. No, they do not. Normal means you aren’t in pain, have aggravating acne (still working on this one), and monstrous headaches all the time. Instead, the headaches come from stress or dairy exposures but that’s ok, it’s much better.

There have been trials and mistakes as I am getting to know a whole new way of eating. Seriously, cheese was an entire food group for me: bread, fruit, vegetables, sugar, milk and eggs, and CHEESE. The trials have been worth it. I would love to share more about this health journey if y’all are interested. This would help if you are looking to lose a little bit of stubborn weight, vegan, allergy, or just curious! Let me know via email, comment, etc.

Why this topic and sharing an athleisure wear look?! Well, taking dairy out of my diet has meant I actually feel good to work out. It has been an amazing change for me. I no longer feel super ill which would make me feel unmotivated to work out. Let’s be real though, the past 2 weeks of starting my new job has made me exhausted and not able to balance working out yet. When I wasn’t in a transition time, I felt amazing and motivated to workout.

The point of all of this is to take your health seriously. No matter what it is.

 

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Road Trip Outfit | GIVEAWAY

I love going on road trips but hate how frumpy I feel while driving sometimes. The key is to dress in a cute and casual way that does well in the car. This works for road trips, busy days of errands, or days you just don’t feel like you can function at full speed.



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Yes, these are the amazing leggings I wrote about this last Fall HERE. I have worn them with so many different outfits I can’t count. Lately, I have been wearing them dressed down and I am obsessed with the look. It’s cute and casual! PS these leggings are warm for the Winter too.

Why am I wearing this look on a road trip? It’s comfortable. Pretty much sums it up! It’s easy to keep clean, semi wrinkle free, and easy to layer with. I get overly warm in the car easily which means I get car sick. I like to have an outfit on that I can layer a coat over when I get out of the car.

Why this outfit works for a day running errands? It doesn’t wrinkle as you get in and out of your car or while you are driving. It drives me insane when I am going all over the place during a day of running errands, if get out of the car and am covered in wrinkles, it makes me feel unkempt. Wearing an outfit that doesn’t wrinkle is essential for me on my errand days.

Why this outfit works for days you can’t function? Easy, SO easy to put together. I put this outfit together with different variables. I will change out the top, the vest, and the hat for different looks. Basically, I can put this outfit together in the dark and I still look cute! Can you say, “winning”?!

As I was getting ready for this road trip, I thought I would share a few of my road trip essentials! While Jason and I lived in Socal, we drove to Oregon many times and a trip to San Francisco. I developed a road trip essential list that gets me through these trips! We personally love road trips together, I soak up all that quality time.

Cooler: put drinks, waters, and snacks that need to be chilled.

Garbage Bag: I always put a couple in the front seat, whenever we make a stop, we throw that grocery bag out and start a new one. It keeps your car clean.

Clorox Wipes: What for? Spills, food, wiping down the door from sticky fingers, etc.

Napkins: I always have these in my glove compartment but I put extra when we are traveling.

Snacks: We try and have a full meal on a pit stop but staying awake in the car is a true art form, one I have not quite mastered which is why Jason drives! I always have snacks that can be put into small baggies during the trip. For example: chips, pretzels, fruit slices, carrots and hummus, and gummy candy!

Music: Always have a good Pandora station to listen to, it saves you when there is nothing on the radio!

Blanket: Just in case there are two opinions of what the temperature should be in the car!

Something fun: We moved back to Oregon from SoCal in April of last year. Going 50 mph for 22 hours was a LONG trip. I introduced Jason to Mad Libs and this had us busting up for hours.

Currently, we’re driving to Montana, if you are wanting to see pretty snow, check out my IG stories! 

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Athleisure Health and Fitness

5 Steps to pull off Athleisure Style.

5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.

Being casual and cute looks effortless but is intentional. I am going to go through 5 Athleisure pieces and talk about how to style them intentionally for this type of look!

5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest. 5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest. 5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest. 5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.

5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.
5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.
5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.
5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.

5 steps to pull off the athleisure style. This one includes the best blush double hooded sweatshirt, moto leggings, nikes, and vest.

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What in the world does Athleisure even mean? Well, simply put, it’s athletic or sporty styled clothing worn casually outside of the gym. I have just started wearing Athleisure and have been loving it! My hubby loves it too since I tend to be overdressed no matter where I am going, having a more casual style is a good balance I needed. He even said, someday when we are blessed with kids I will have the cute mom look down already. I took it as the BEST compliment. 

Where do you even start with trying this style out? It is very different than throwing on your leggings and workout tee as you head to the gym. It’s an intentional style. 

5 piece Athleisure Outfit

SHOES: Comfort is key on this one. Tennis shoes are the perfect option. I also wear my white converse with these looks. I LOVE these, I got them for Christmas and I can’t stop wearing them. I also have been eyeing these because of the color and the price point.

LEGGINGS: My favorite Athleisure look includes leggings. They are SO comfortable and easy to wear. I have been wearing THESE As well for a different look. I can go from running errands to playing with my niece and nephews with ease because multifunctionality is so important. I also wear these looks with skinny jeans and cuff them at the bottom. As silly as it sounds, it’s a more dressed up version!

SWEATER/SWEATSHIRT: I have worn this ensemble with THIS sweater as well (only $13!). Anything that is comfortable and slightly oversized will work perfectly. PS you need one of these double hooded sweatshirts. I live in both of mine: I have had one for 3 years and it still looks brand new. You can also wear crew neck sweatshirts or baggy t-shirts when the weather gets warmer.

VEST/JACKET: I have worn this look with my green utility vest, green utility jacket, windbreaker, and especially this puffer vest. Anything to add a cute and sporty edge to the outfit! 

HAT/HAIRSTYLE: I love to wear hats with my Athleisure looks. A beanie, baseball hat, you name it. This one, in particular, is from…Dollar Tree! It was the perfect blush color, I couldn’t help but buy it with all my candy as I was headed to the movies a few weeks ago. If I don’t wear a hat: I will wear my hair straight, in a messy bun, or a ponytail. This is to be sure your look isn’t too dressed up. I will wear my hair curly when wearing a hat because the hat gives it a more casual look.

Don’t be intimidated by the Athleisure style, be intentional! I am going to be sharing more of these styles since they are a part of my weekly looks!

An easy 5 piece plan for a successful athleisure look featuring this blush pink sweatshirt, leggings, nike shoes, and vest.