Running & Strength Training Workout with LUCY Activewear

Hello from the steep hills of San Francisco! This workout AND activewear post is in collab with Lucy Activewear! I look forward to my weekend runs down through Crissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge and back which is mostly pretty flat, but this weekend I braved the hills. I’ve talked about HIIT (high intensity interval training) quite a bit, but I believe in it probably more so then any other form of exercise. It really burns the most amount of calories for me in far less time and is when I really start to shed my belly fat. Hello summer bikini season!

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I tried something new today and incorporated bodyweight strength training with my run. You can try this on flat ground or make it more difficult by running up and down hills. This is another way to incorporate HIIT (short, intense bursts of activity paired with quick rests) into you workout. The strength training breaks up the cardio activity which gives your body a short rest.

For that summer body 😉 try this:

  • Run 1/4 mile
  • 20 Squats
  • Run 1/4 Mile
  • 20 Push ups
  • Run 1/4 Mile
  • 20 Dips
  • Run 1/4 Mile
  • 1 min Plank
  • Repeat 3x

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Now for the clothes! I haven’t shopped at Lucy Activewear in a long time, but they have a ton of cute stuff right now. I love the fit and quality of their clothes. I also fell in love with my all time favorite sports bra which I will be repurchasing over and over. I’ve linked it below for you ladies!

My outfit: Orange racerback tank // Pocket Capri Legging (on sale!) // Zenergy Bra 

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(Jeff- thanks for being such a sport and snapping a few pics! 🙂 )

I found some seriously cute lucy pieces for you ladies, and a bunch of them are on sale! I’m loving their cute graphic tanks and a bunch of capris with all sorts of fun prints! (Trying my hardest to venture from my classic black leggings!) Here are my favorites:

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TOPS: 1 (on sale) // 2 // 3  (in my cart!) // 4 (my favorite bra!) // 5 (on sale & love the graphic tanks!)

BOTTOMS: 6 // 7 (on sale! Such a fun print) // 8 (love the side pockets!) // 9 // 10 (essentials)

xo, Jenna

Importance of Skincare + Must Haves

This is out of the ordinary for me to post about skincare, but I feel like it’s so important to have a good skincare routine especially when sweating almost everyday. If I don’t wash and treat my face right after a workout I almost always break out. A lot of people ask why I dont wash my face before a workout, but I usually come straight from work and would rather hold off until the evening.

For those of you who don’t know a lot about me, may not know that I work for a cosmetics brand. I absolutely love my other life outside of fitness and blogging and hope to share more of that with you all! I work on a well known makeup brand, which is another reason why I wanted to share my skincare routine. It’s so important to take care of our skin… same goes for our bodies.

Cosmedix recently invited me to a press event at Changes Salon and Spa in Walnut Creek. There I had the opportunity to learn about their line of products as well as receive a facial. I loved my facial so much that I’ve since gone back for another facial and peel. 🙂

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I’ve worked at Sephora corporate in the past and now that I still work in beauty, I’ve had the opportunity to try lots of products. I’ve been using Cosmedix for about a month now and I’ve definitely added some favorites to the lineup!

This Benefit Clean Cleanser has been my go-to lately. It’s pretty light and gentle- I use it with my Clarisonic morning and night. (If you have never used a Clarisonic you are missing out! Must have!!)

I also love this Rescue + mask for when I am having a dry skin spell. I usually have normal to dry skin, but this intense hydrater is great to sleep with to relieve irritated or dry skin. I love this right after a peel. I’ve also been using Hydrate + on and off as my moisturizer for those dry skin days as well and love it.

I also wanted to share a few of my other favorite skincare must-haves. (I think I’ve tried almost everything out there so I hope you can find this useful!)

Cleansers

Cleansers: 1 // 2 // 3  (holy grail!!)// 4

Moisturizer

Moisturizers: 1 (great for under makeup) // 2 // 3 (PTR has so many great products!) // 4 (this is a new find for me and I’m loving it so far)

treatment

Treatments: These are all must haves! 1 (might be my all time favorite product) // 2 // 3 (this is sitting on my desk at work!) // 4 (great for exfoliation)

masks

Masks: 1 (love these sheet masks) // 2 // 3 (best anti-wrinkle mask) // 4

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Clarisonics: I cant live without mine! So great for removing makeup and cleansing the skin of impurities. 1 (I have this one and love it) // 2 (this one is great for travel) // 3 (mens- great for father’s day!)

Are any of these in your skincare routine or on your list to try?

I hope this helps you ladies take care of your skin after your workouts! Would you all be interested in makeup posts? Let me know in the comments!

xo, Jenna

A big thank you to the Cosmedix team for your generosity!

 

Workout Updates & Cory Vines Crops

Hope you all had a great weekend! I la la love relaxing weekends home in SF. I feel like we’ve been all over the place lately, out of town and running around so  it felt absolutely amazing to hang out at home and go for a long run today. If you follow me on snapchat, you’ve seen a few of my workouts lately which have sadly not included running. I pulled a few muscles from hot yoga and had to take a break, but as of today I am finally back up and running. I’ve been on the elliptical the past few weeks which was not doing it for me. At all. I’ve been eating relatively healthy and working out consistently,  but without a little but of cardio (running) I haven’t been seeing results I normally do. For me, running is when it all comes together.

I also schedule all of my workouts at the beginning of the week. A little OCD? But I highly recommend it! My schedule kind of goes a little something like this:

Monday: Cardio + Biceps (looks something like this)

Tuesday: Glutes + Legs (usually looks like this or this)

Wednesday: Cardio + Triceps (here are a few tricep exercises…wow that’s an old post!)

Thursday: Cardio + Abs (treadmill + stair master combo)

Friday: Glutes + Shoulders

Saturday: REST

Sunday: Hot Yoga or an outdoor run

I always schedule a 7 day week with 1 rest day, but things change and I will usually end up training at least 5 days a week.

Your turn! Do you schedule your workouts in advance?

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PS: These Cory Vines black leggings are my favorite crops EVER. Seriously ever. They are yoga pants but I wear them all time. To the gym, to yoga, out for a run and when lounging on the couch. I love the material- they are super soft, stretchy and high waisted. They also sit just right above my ankle. Highly recommend!

These are also my all time favorite running shoes if you ladies are in the market. Also love these, these and these. And these may be in my cart. 🙂

Have a great week!

xo, Jenna