This Year's Version) / Tank: Target (Maternity for extra length with leggings) / Necklace: Kendra Scott "Emerald Cat's Eye"/ Leggings: Express / Booties: Forever 21 / Bag: Express / Ring: Kendra Scott
The following outfit was inspired by this look Rachelle wore:
Express / Sweater: Express / Short Necklace: Kendra Scott / Long Necklace: Express / Jeans: Express / Shoes: Target (Similar) / Bag: Express
Express / Cami: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott "Purple Onyx"/ Jeans: Express / Bag: Amazon / Booties: Express / Nails: Essie "Bahama Mama"
Express / Jeans: Nordstrom / Sandals: Nordstrom / Short Necklace: Kendra Scott / Long Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar) / Bag: Amazon / Ring: Express / Bracelets: LOFT + LOFT / Nails: Sinful Colors "Black on Black" + "Frenzy" layered on top/ Toes: Essie "Bahama Mama"
SECRET INFORMATION FOR MY FAVORITE READERS ONLY: I've been working on a solution behind-the-scenes for those who want to Pin single versions of my front-view outfits rather than a top-down or a 4x collage. For now, you can head to this secret page for outfit singles. I'll try to keep it updated with any outfits I post on the blog and possibly a few extras from Instagram that don't make it here. At some point I need to figure out how to organize them better and probably make it a less secret page available via the navigation bar, but I'm taking baby steps here so I hope you'll bear with me! (And if you made it this far in my post, thank you! Please consider yourself one of my favorite readers worthy of this classified information.)
Here's an overview of the workouts I did this week, with Cathe's Gym Style Series as the focus of my weight training:
Saturday: Cathe Cardio Fusion, Step Premix (Amazon)
Sunday: Dance Class, Local Studio (one hour)
Monday: Cathe Gym Style Legs (Amazon)
Tuesday: Cathe Low Impact HiiT Workout One (Amazon) + Cathe Muscle Max: Abs Chapter (Amazon)
Wednesday: Cathe Gym Style Back, Shoulders, Biceps (Amazon)
Thursday: Eoin Finn Pursuit of Happy Hips "All Downhill" Premix (Amazon)
Friday: Cathe Gym Style Chest & Triceps (Amazon)
Last week I had a question from Megan about whether or not I do Cathe's STS Series as written. The short answer is that I do it about 75% as written. Rather than going into detail about that series right now, I'll explain my modifications each week next time I go through the series again real-time. (I will be starting it up again within the next few weeks.) As an additional note since it's relevant this week, if you are not sure whether you want to invest in the complete STS Series, the Gym Style Series I did this week (full set here ) is very similar in terms of the style of workouts and difficulty of the STS series. If you try the Gym Style Series and like it, you will probably like (most of) the STS series.
Fitness Equipment Overview:
Megan also asked me for some specifics about the exact equipment I took some time this week to document what I own and use for my home workouts.
Amazon has a very similar one now.
Multi-Function Step + Bench:
Stability Ball and Yoga Mat:
Similar)/ Ankle Weights (2.5 lbs. each): Target (Similar) / Lifting Gloves: Old, (Similar) / Firewalker Loops: Cathe (Similar) / Spri Resistance Tubing: Amazon / Resistance Bands: Cathe
Except for the lifting gloves (which I always use when I lift weights), I bought most of the pieces above because I had purchased a workout that used them and it seemed like my modifications weren't cutting it. These aren't as essential for home workouts as a step and dumbbells, but they're nice to have eventually depending on which workouts you purchase.
A lot of home workouts (including many of Cathe's that I own) use a barbell and plates. I've never wanted to purchase one just because they seem cumbersome to store and move. So I don't own one and I've always managed to modify my workouts when they call for a barbell. It's easy to substitute bicep curls with dumbbells instead of a barbell. Yes, they do work the muscles at a slightly different angle and I'm sure if I had it I would use it, but I just don't want to bother and I'm still happy with the results I've had just from dumbbells.
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I hope all of this answers question for those of you that had them! Always feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have follow-up questions and I'll do my best to answer. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
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