Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers under $25

Happy Tuesday! How did everyone fare with Cyber Monday!? Hopefully you stocked up on lots of presents (and a little something for yourself too!). Good news is, the savings didn’t stop yesterday-you can still save some money and get some great gifts, without breaking the bank. If you have a TON of people to buy gifts for this year, this list is for you! All these gifts are under $25, so they are perfect for Secret Santa gifts, co-worker presents, or stocking stuffers! There is something for everyone on this list too! Let us know what your favorite is below in the comments!

stockingstuffer-1

Monogram Necklace  |  Initial Jewelry Dish

Initial Coffee Cup |  Monogram Zip Top Pouch

Pinch Provisions Fitness Kit  |  Reflective Head Band 4 pack

‘Sweat Now Glow Later’ Tank |  Resistance Bands 

Bite Beauty Lip 4 Pack  |  ‘Christmas Cookie’ Shower Gel

Living Proof Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo  |  Pixie Glow Tonic

Beauty Blender w/ Cleanser  |  Fair Isle Thermal Leggings

Knit Beanie w/ Faux Fur Pom  |  Plaid Square Blanket Scarf

‘Cat Nap’ Eye Mask

Happy shopping, hope your week is off to a great start!

pip-logo-2

 

 

 

 

Fitness Motivation

workout3workout2workout1

Let’s be real…nothing makes me want to go exercise more than a cute new workout outfit. Well, that and pizza. I partially workout so that I can eat pizza. But exercising makes me feel healthy and helps me clear my mind. It is an important part of my lifestyle and if I go a week without working out I start to feel tired and not like myself. That being said, there are some times I really have to find the motivation to actually go to the gym or go for a run. It’s easy to want to quit when you workout for a couple weeks, feel like you are doing well, but then start to lose motivation. Here are three tips I use to get motivated and to make sure I am on the right track to staying healthy.

  1. It’s not about the scale. There is no magic number that everyone needs to reach. Everyone is different. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale and whether it goes down or not, focus on how you feel. Are your clothes fitting better? Do you feel better and have more energy? Do you notice a change? These are the things to focus on when you are lacking motivation or doubting if your fitness regimen is working. I’m not saying don’t weigh yourself at all, just don’t let that number rule you.
  2. Look at the small picture. Of course, your overall goals are important (and you should definitely set goals) but sometimes it is overwhelming to think about the larger goal. If you feel like you have a long way to go, that could cause you to lose motivation and feel like your goal is insurmountable. Instead of looking at the big picture, for the time being focus on smaller goals you set for yourself. You want to lose 20 lbs? Great. You want to run a 10K? Great. Without smaller goals, those tasks seem pretty big. But if you set yourself smaller goals of “I will workout three times this week” or “I will shave 20 seconds off my mile pace” its seems easier to get there. These add up, and before you know it you will be hitting your goal.
  3. Mix it up. Variety is the spice of life! Doing the same thing all the time can get boring. If you are bored, you are less likely to want to exercise. Switching up your workout is not only good for making your workout interesting, it’s also good for working parts your body that you don’t normally work. Cross-training is so good for you! If you are a runner, try a dance or kickboxing class. Are you a dedicated cycler? Try a Barre class. Weightlifting your thing? Give yoga a try! Mixing it up is a great way to stay interested in your workouts and keep you going.

Tell us your favorite way to stay motivated and stay on track over on Instagram or in the comments below. Hope everyone has a healthy and fun weekend!

-Amanda

Sporty…

sporty

sporty5

sporty1

sporty2

sporty4

Top | Crops | Shoes, but I have my eye on These too | Sunnies-gift from my dad, similar Here

Confession: I ate waaaay too much Easter Candy this past weekend. I just really, really love peeps {and chocolate}. What can I say? But alas, bathing suit season is right around the corner, so it’s time to kick my gym routine up a notch. I always find if I have something cute to wear, I’m more motivated at the gym. Let me tell you, it does not get better than these leggings from Nordstrom. They are the Zella ‘Live In’ leggings-which is an accurate description, since these are the most comfortable and flattering leggings I have ever worn. The material is super soft, has a fun mesh stripe, and they make your booty look good too! {and let’s be real, who couldn’t use that!?}. Oh and this top? My fave to run in because its super light weight..and did I mention it comes in 4 fun colors and is under $20? Yup, awesome.

PS-How fun is this rock wall? It’s at my gym but I’ve never climbed it, may need to do that this weekend!

-Amanda