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January 19, 2015


Good morning, Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 

Since I've been getting quite a few reader emails asking about my fitness routine, I decided to take this opportunity to talk to you a little bit about what it is that I normally do to stay in shape. 

First and foremost, I prefer to exercise outside because when it comes to working out, scenery is very important to me. Looking at the same four walls at the gym makes my workouts feel like a chore, but being outdoors, always makes working out feel fresh and new. 


Another thing that is very important to me is changing things up. Whether it's location, or my workouts, I constantly work on finding ways not to fall into the same routine. Aside from the obvious fitness benefits, I believe in the mind and body connection and so, I think feeling good during workouts is really the best way to maximize the results. What makes working out truly enjoyable for me? Well, definitely constantly trying new things, thinking outside the box ( after all, an hour long bike ride or ball room dancing are both great ways to keep in shape ) and incorporating a variety of different exercises within the same workout. 

For example, today I started with a 20 minute run just to warm up. Quick little tip, make sure to control your breathing by taking slow, deep breaths. Shallow, rapid breath send your lungs into overdrive, so you can find yourself gasping for air and getting that side stitch during your run. 

Next, I work on my core, arms and lower body by mixing a few favorite yoga and pilates moves. Another tip, core is extremely important for both yoga and pilates, so make sure to keep your abs flexed while performing the moves. 

Normally, this portion of my workout takes about 30 minutes and varies from day to day. Sometimes, I concentrate on strengthening the muscles and other days I work on flexibility. 

To cool down, I like to end my workouts with either a slower-paced 5 minute run or a walk to slow my heart rate and breathing gradually.  

Lastly, and this is going to sound completely girly, but a cute workout outfit makes the world of difference:) I don't know about you guys, but when I have a new pair of runners or super cute leggings, like the ones from EXP CORE I am sporting in today's post, I cannot wait to take them out for a run! As you may have noticed, I absolutely love EXPRESS, so naturally I was very excited to try out their new activewear line. The particular running leggings and sports bra I am wearing in todays' post actually come in a variety of different colors, but since I have a soft spot for bright sportswear, I fell in love with this pretty turquoise blue and white print. What I also love about the new EXP CORE activewear is that it bends and flexes with you, without impairing movement and feels like you are wearing nothing at all. 

What about you guys, how do you work on your fitness:)? 








EXP CORE compression crop leggings, mesh racerback print sports bra & texture block zip front jacket | NIKE runners 

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

67 comments:

Jessica Salisbury said...

I love this bright workout gear and the black hoodie - so perfect!

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Malu Swartjes said...

daang you look GOOD! :D
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Hay said...

Doing exercise is very addictive !! I love going by rollers !! :)
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Natali said...

Fabulous workout outfit! You look amazing and so fit!

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Nicoletta De Luca said...

What cool workout gear!

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Jill Owen said...

Awesome post! A fit body looks fabulous in clothes, so I think fitness and fashion really go together. Changing it up and not pushing too hard are important!

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Charlton Lee said...

Love this print!! You look amazing.

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Domino J said...

I agree about the workout clothes. Being a person who's fitness consists of running around for shoe sales, what you wear is just as important.

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Estefania Laguna said...

Amazing post ,kisses.
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FASHION SNAG said...

Cute workout clothes!

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Ujjaini Lahiry said...

I like to keep changing my routine as well. And also to keep giving my body some rest sometimes. Its so important to listen to one's body more than anything else.

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Nice workout cloths!
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Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

awesome workout look!

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Le blog de Noush said...

Perfect workout look !

João Galhardo said...

perfect shoes! :)

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Enikő Schmidt said...

Beautiful photos on the beach and I love your workout look so much!

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sammie said...

very cute work out outfit.
I also warm up with a 10min cardio session and then head over to the weights section at the gym :) to me this is way more fun than hanging on a treadmill for an hour :)

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Ailén Celada said...

Love the sport look!

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Emma Honohan said...

This is such a cute workout outfit!
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Laura Girard said...

Nice workout gear !

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Camille said...

Absolutely love those leggings
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Adrián Oslé said...

Great post and good outfit, you look great.
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Patti said...

Thanks for sharing your workout tips! I love the part about wearing cute workout clothes to be motivated, because that's so me too!

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Eden Mint said...

It's true! I don't know what it is, but having a cute workout outfit really does make a difference :)

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Sasa Zoe said...

Awesome! I love the active wear:P

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Shannon Boyce said...

Gorgeous! That print is so beautiful.
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Kelly said...

This workout gear is SO cute!

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Dominique Candido said...

perfect
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Liz Lauren said...

such cute work out pics

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Cheyenne said...

This is such cool workout gear!

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Valeria Alvarez said...

Thanks for the fitness tips! and doing them with that outfit must be the best!!

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Benedetta Catalano said...

Love your sporty tips!!
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Monika Basiaga said...

It's really nice to know something about your routine.
Great post, photos and this sporty outfit :)

Montserrat Varela said...

Im obssesed w EXPRESS activewear. http://thepamperedgurl.com/

Elizabeth Hawn said...

loving your workout gear!

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Ada Ciuca said...

Perfect workout gear! The colors are vibrant and beautiful and go so well against your skin tone!

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Jessie Khoo said...

Actually amazing

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Diana said...

Love it, great inspiration to exercise.

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Elle Cherryblossomstreet said...

I love those tights! Great inspo!
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anoddgirl said...

you look amazing!
i definitely think cute exercise outfits do the trick
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Michèle Kruesi said...

how can one even look that fab in workout gear

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Dominika Mrázová said...

great post! love that trainers

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Al Paso Fuerte said...

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claudia villanueva said...

Love the matching top and leggings! The print is gorgeous!
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Valentina said...

Such a great energy in those pics. Amazing!
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Venoma said...

You look amazing dear!

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Maria Fashion said...

Very inspiring as I have been very lazy lately


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Louise said...

Love this slight change in style~!

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Debow said...

Love these photos , you look stunning !
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Merlin said...

SO RIGHT on all counts!!! franki

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You look great!

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Tijana J. Dominguez said...

Love this post and learning about your workout routine! And yes, a cute workout outfit definitely makes a difference! You look amazing btw! ;)

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Daniela Encina said...

Nice look!!!

Annlouise Lindberg said...

Like your workout clothes! I would workout everyday if I was in LA!

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Kelsey B said...

love your workout outfit! I mainly run, but i'm trying to get into yoga. But i definitely agree, working outside is better than working out in the gym!

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Marie Liv said...

Love the photos! Such high quality :)

Vanessa Basanta said...

love your workout outfit!
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Iuliana FS said...

The running outfit is so cute & you do really look in shape!
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Melissa Tierney said...

These photos look like they belong in a Nike ad! Killin it girl!
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Laura Jane said...

This is a great workout outfit! I love it all but I am totally in love with the trainers so much so I am going to put them on my wish list.

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Trang' s corner said...

I love the way you put together this outfit! Very chic!
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Stunning!First time reader... loved it.
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