New Website Up and Running

Nov
06

Thank you for checking in with Beauty and the Bod!

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The new website has officially LAUNCHED!! WOOO HOOOO! You can find it right here at beautyandthebod.com

I am very excited to share daily posts about workouts, fitness, food, fashion and style! I would LOVE to see you over there! The new comment section is very simple to use and the social media integration is also a great feature. As always I would love to hear what you think! 

Building the new website took a lot of work but we are getting there! I am very proud of the progress this week and I look forward to being better with every post! Thank you so much for your support in doing that. It means the world to me and keeps this blog going strong!!

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p.s. If you are used to getting the beauty and the bod emails please resubscribe at the bottom right corner of the new website. It looks like this:

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Countdown to Relaunch!

Oct
31

I am SO excited for the relaunch of this blog on Monday!

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:: Sneak Preview of a blog post on the new website ::

For the past six weeks I have been pulling some serious overtime redesigning the format for this website. I'm proud to say it is looking great! I know this weekend will be jam PACKED with more editing and reviews but I know it will be worth it! Thank you so much for all of your support so far – I LOVE you guys and really your support and encouragement means the world to me. This blog will be pretty much the same but BETTER! I've looked over all of your feedback from the surveys and I hope that you will be happy with some of the new features!

In other news looking forward to halloween tonight!! Matt and I finally found a costume that we agree on!! And it really brings him back to his roots. Check instagram for pictures later!! Have a great weekend and happy halloween everyone!! See you at beautyandthebod.com on Monday for a whole new look!! 

Fabletics by Kate Hudson

Oct
30

Time to play dress Christie up again!

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Please help me select an outfit to wear for a workout in an upcoming blog post from Fabletics by Kate Hudson.  We get to choose one of the three options above and I'd LOVE to know what look you love the most. 

Crops are my favourite workout pants by far. I think they are the most flattering for my athletic legs and shorter stature. I love that they are appropriate all year round. I'm looking forward to trying this brand out and seeing if it lives up to all the rave reviews! 

The concept behind this company is pretty cool. It's a workout clothing membership. You sign up, take a quiz based on your style and the type of workouts you love to do and then you get a new outfit in the mail every month at 40% off regular retail prices. Being an avid online shopper myself I love this idea. If you aren't going to be sweating as much one month or decide you want to take a break you can always skip that month and wait to shop again the next month. Very smart.

The grey look in the middle I think is my favourite – unfortunately the back isn't pictured here but it looks really cool! But up to you guys!! Can't wait to see what you think. Poll will close this friday night. 

 

Chipmunk Time

Oct
29

I was listening to the radio yesterday and the announcer was refering to this time of year as a "chipmunking" time of year.

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We just about to head into hybernation and if you're prone to packing on a few extra winter layers like me this really hit home! I'm such a summer person – I move more and I love fresh great summer healthy food. In the winter a glass (or two) of wine with a warm anything is right up my alley! 

If I look back at the ebb and flow of Bod Squad over the years November and December have always been the hardest time of year for people to commit to a workout schedule. First comes a big Thanksgiving and straight to Halloween then Christmas is on it's way, it's just non-stop! The days are getting much shorter, weather isn't anywhere near as inviting as it was a few months ago. I totally get it, workouts are not as high on the list as they are in the summer months.

Because of all that now more than ever it is so important to keep your workouts on the calendar. It is WAY easier to maintain a fitness schedule than it is to start from scratch … take it from someone who has tried both methods!

Here are my top three tips for sticking to your sweat schedule:

1. Pick at least TWO critical workouts a week and book them in like you would a meeting or a doctor's appointment. These are workouts that you will not miss. Don't stress about doing this 6x a week, you can commit to two!

2. Don't blame it on the weather. So it's colder/wetter/darker outside – you can still get a workout in! I like to pick workouts that are not weather dependant this time of year. Don't let mother nature be an excuse!

3. Find a workout buddy and commit to them. Don't be that person who cancels! A neighbour who likes to run or workout is a dream! 

The most important thing to remember is not to beat yourself up if you miss a workout. Just be better next time! Find what works for you this winter and stick with it!

Bundle Up

Oct
28

I am obsessed with this scarf/wrap/coat/ponch/cape.

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:: Bundle Up Scarf – lululemon, Jeans (on sale!)- J. Crew, Roll Over Tribe Boots – Roots (LOVE these), Top – aritizia old (also seen here) ::

I was on the fence about this piece when I first saw it online but I had to try it in the store. Wow! Not too thick, certainly warm enough for cool fall days, and versatile to boot! Looks super chic and more expensive than it is…. It can work into just about any casual or even dressy look!

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I think it's because it really connects with my inner grandmother spirit. I LOVE it. And want fall to last forever so that it can stay in my daily wardrobe forever.

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:: Never Limit Yourself ::

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The shape of it allows you to wear it as a blanket scarf and it doesn't fall off my shoulders. 

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AND it is reversible (sort of, actually I think I just made that up, but it doesn't look bad inside-out!).

bundle up scarf optionAND it's a scarf too. 

Seriously job well done lululemon. I'll be loving this one long time.