What’s mine is yours, honey buns

What’s mine is yours, honey buns

Hello!

And by that statement in my title, I mean, my favorites may also be yours.. you can’t actually have all of my stuff guys. But welcome to the second installment of A Few of My Favorite Things. 😊

And the reason for the adorable featured image, Oakley is most definitely one of my favorite things. 😍

I had what I thought was a grand idea to do a “green” favorite things post since St. Patty’s Day is this weekend.. and then I realized.. I own like two green things.. but mama didn’t raise no quitter, so I searched and found some green items (and one pink) to add to my favorite things, and let me tell ya, they are some good ones.

Now I know the hat kinda sorta looks black, but I swear it’s not.. I just don’t know how to take a picture to save my life. (Insert concerned crying laughing face here)

So let’s start with the hat.. an Adidas army green beauty, that makes all of my second and third day hair dreams come true. This hat is a women’s fit, so it actually fits this noggin of mine, and adjusts easily. Major love and heart eyes.

Next is the Lululemon Energy Bra. I showed you the front, and the model is workin that back. Love this ‘bleached coral’ color almost too much. Just enough support to keep the girls at bay and avoid a black eye, but also cute enough to not be a grandma bra.. no offense, Grandma.

And ending out the day is the Mario Badescu cucumber, aloe & green tea facial spray. I am convinced this stuff is a spa in a bottle. Smells so good and makes your face super refreshed. Mine is very well loved and half used since I spray spray spray this stuff at all hours of the day. (Be sure to close your mouth when spraying.. doesn’t taste as good as it smells, learned that the hard way)

That’s all I have got for today. I appreciate you all immensely. ❤️

Xo, Ciera

A partner workout.. kinda sorta

A partner workout.. kinda sorta

Hello peopleeee,

Today is fitness day, and let me tell ya.. Boy do I have a treat for you. So my dearest soon-to-be sister-in-law (wow, so many dashes) ((if Justin ever proposes)) asked me if she could be on the blog since Justin was such a hit. A little bit of couple rivalry is the key to any successful relationship. So I let the ginger join me this week for a partner workout, and she only put me in one chokehold, so that’s a win!

Now before you get to the video, LARGE DISCLAIMER: we in no way are professionals (you will see for yourselves) and I swear we will get better at this. I about died laughing during this workout and had a lot of fun with it. If you are a gym newbie or just hate going anywhere without your best pal, try this workout next time you are at the gym or even at home. This workout is made for beginners but can easily be modified upward if you wanna get fancy.

The workout was made by my lovely brother, Justin Michael Farley, who is practically Mr. Fitness himself. He is like so cool and has won 367 Spartan Races, probably set 60 records, and eats paleo stuff because he is just the best. (I was playing no truths, mostly lies there when describing him). Hanna and I had a lot of fun with the workout and you can too. Remember to warm up properly (light cardio for 5-10 minutes) and perform all movements SAFELY. So without further ado, here it is…

Matching outfits- Shoes: Nike | Pants: Lululemon | Top: Whitney Simmons

It’s okay to laugh.. I do every time I watch it. But here is the best part about it.. Working out doesn’t have to be something you dread or must be serious for! You should enjoy it. And hanging out with Hanny Boo Boo Child for an extra 45 minutes wasn’t so bad either. Next time we will even have a better filming location and possibly less mistakes, but don’t get your hopes up! Also shoutout to Brittany for filming this hot mess! I will see you on Tuesday for my roundup of Valentine’s Day outfit ideas. 🙂

Xo, Ciera

Yes, you must wear pants

Yes, you must wear pants

Hi pals,

We all know I am a fan of not wearing pants.. in the sense that I would prefer a dress or romper. (like I said, no pants are the best pants) But since this is a fitness post on this fine Thursday, I think it is important for me to tell you that it is required for you to wear pants at gyms.. so don’t you be getting any weird ideas.

Now I had no idea what I was possibly going to write this post about as of yesterday.. but I was then presented with fitness blog post gold while doing my leg workout yesterday. Okay, maybe not gold, but I think it’s a pretty good thing to discuss. Now before I get into the actual content of this blogpost I would like to give you the backstory to my pants party post.

So yesterday I was at Fitness Connection, workin it out ya know, and I was using the leg extension machine.. And suddenly a large man walks in front of me wearing leggings and a cutoff crop top. Now I’m not a judger, you do you boo, but I was pretty taken aback by possibly the tightest pants I have ever seen on a male or female. I really wasn’t even sure if I should look or cover my own eyes.

There is a point to this, I swear.. The main thing was that I knew the leggings he was wearing weren’t made for the type of workout he was doing. I was impressed that he was rockin’ a pair of Lululemon Align pants, but light gray is not your friend while sweating, and those guys are not squat proof so most of the gym ended up with a free show. The whole point of this post is for me to tell you all about the different types of workout/athleisure pants and their intended use. I am a self-proclaimed workout pants expert, and I do have a little experience as I am now a Lululemon sellin’ gal and was once a Scheels expert in women’s fitness wear (super official, I know), and I wear workout gear for 95% of my life.

I am going to make it easy by starting at athleisure and working my way to heavy duty leggings. And now it’s time to get this pants party started!

  1. Lululemon Align Pant

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    These come in a bunch of different colors, three different lengths and are perfect for everyday wear and light workouts (yoga or walking). As close as you can get to not wearing pants without being fully naked.
  2. Zella Live In High Waist Legging

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    Comparable to Lululemon with a lower price point. Many color options but slightly thicker & heavier in material. Perfect for lounging or light workouts.
  3. Under Armour Studio Leggings

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    Soft cotton blend with fun designs. Perfect for barre & pilates. Studio leggings are meant to be stretched in, but are not great for high intensity.
  4. Nike Epic Lux Flash Running Tights

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    Lightweight and fun designs (mostly reflective for outdoor running). Running tights are made for that purpose and are often thinner than training tights due to the specificity of the running motion.
  5. K Deer Sneaker Length Legging
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    Love love love the crazy stripe pattern. Inner thigh ventilation is also a real plus on those tougher workouts. Great for cardio and most training activities.

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    Here’s my super cute pink pair and Seager when he was still cute & little. 🙂
  6. Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise 7/8 Tight

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    Thicker material than the Align, so more squat and HIIT-proof. Lots of patterns! The “Full-on Luxtreme” version feels especially soft and silky compared to the regular fabric.
  7. Gymshark Seamless Energy High Waist Legging

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    These seamless leggings are super cute, and I am dyinggggg over the laser-cut detailing on the sides of these cutie pies. I already have the red versions of these , and just ordered these, so I am (not so) patiently waiting to get them. Great for all workouts, and they do not show sweat.
  8. Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Pant

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    Mesh detailing in the back, which I know you can’t see in this picture, but I love. Thick and stretchy with a high waist. These are my favorite to wear on leg day because they are squat-proof.
  9. Lululemon Speed Up Tight
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    These are by far the best pants for cardio because the pockets are top-notch. You can put your phone, keys, candy to sneak during your workout, anything really in there. Squat-proof and thick for all sorts of movement.

    Always test these pants to make sure you are in the right size, color, fit, all of that good stuff. Keep workin’ on that fitness and for the sake of yourself and everyone else at the gym/studio, get yourself some cute pants designated for the type of workout you do.

    See you lovely people next week!

Xo, Ciera