|Mindy, we're right there with you #strugglehearse|
Welcome back to another edition of HI-STYLE GETS FIT! We hope you have been sticking to your fitness aspirations these last two months. Or if you haven't, we hope this next installment gets you to quit workin' that Netflix account and work your booty instead.
WHAT TO DO
Miranda Kerr has many, many reasons to be sporting a smile that big - but the reasons I'm focusing on are her killer abdominal muscles, brought to you by Justin Gelband, the guy behind Kerr, Irina Shayk, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanpoel, among others. His claim to fame is pictured above - Kerr and her abs, rockin' the shit out of the Victoria's Secret runway in 2007. Since then he's become the trainer to have if you plan on gracing the cover of a magazine anytime soon - but his workouts aren't just for models. He may be on-call for his AAA-list clients, but he's also taken up permanent residence in Terry Richardson's old studio at 212 Bowery to school us normals in what he calls modelFit. Sessions combine pilates, yoga and kickboxing for an elongating effect that will have you saying, "Klum who?" If you're not in NY, check out YouTube for some free short workouts by Gelband himself - let's get physical. - MKS
The Spanish brand, Oysho, has been buzzing around the blogging world for about a month now and I have been meaning to give it a little bit of attention. What caught my eye, other than the Zara-esque day to day clothing was their chic as anything gymwear. Who wouldn't be motivated to some physical activity in these pants and that top? Give their website a little look-see, but hide your credit card because you are going to want everything. - MEM
|Oysho, Printed Leggings|
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
I still don't know why Marina & the Diamonds isn't a megasuperstar, but that doesn't matter as long as she keeps putting out sweet jams. Froot is out March 16, but here's a taste - it's like Ms. PacMan is actually a glamorous Russian DJ and got all her bad bitches together for a night at the disco, ghosts be damned. I love it.- MKS
As of recently I have not been able to control my craving for anything sweet. I'm talking scones with extra clotted cream and strawberry jam, Digestives* dunked in what remains of my favorite holiday tea, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, Milka's Chips Ahoy chocolate bar, and whatever else I can get my sugar obsessed paws on.
To curb some of these cravings I decided to indulge my eyes in one of my new YouTube channel obsessions, a show on Tastemade's channel called Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. Most people are usually turned away by any combination of those words, and I too would have a few years ago. Recently, I have been toying with the idea of taking the plunge from vegetarian to vegan, but haven't been able to give up the aforementioned treats. This channel makes me see the light and my new discovery of vegan digestives at Whole Foods. The recipes demonstrate that it is possible to have delicious treats to curb your sugar craving. I have not had the chance to make any of these particular recipes, though I have made ones similar and am hoping to make the delicious raspberry tart in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you updated! - MEM
*DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, SERVING SUGGESTION - I WILL EAT THE WHOLE PACK IF I PLEASE
WHAT TO READ
We aren't only concerned about keeping our bodies healthy, we also want to keep our minds fit. As of late, I have found that traffic has been moving a lot slower because of the ugly weather (I'm lookin' at you, Elsa) so I have turned to Audible. I started to read The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins on my flight to California, but came back and didn't have time to pick it back up. Thanks to Audible I can now take it on my runs and on my daily commute to and from work.
HOLY SMOKES. This book will pull you in, especially if you like a good thriller/mystery. -MVM