Friday Finds: Pinterest + New Fitness Plan!!


No day is better than Friday. I don’t have classes on Fridays (ha!), so I usually spend my time sleeping late, going to the gym, and browsing social media. So, why not  peruse social media AND be productive by blogging about it?

Welcome to the first of (hopefully) many Friday Finds~

Basically, I’m just going to list a few cool things I found on the social media of my choice that I think you guys would enjoy. Please don’t forget to tell me what you think and share your Friday Finds with me!

OH and make sure to stick around till the end so you can take a peek at my new fitness plan 🙂

FRIDAY FINDS: Pinterest!

Pinterest is my source for information, motivation, inspiration and creation. I am highly addicted and love trying out the new ideas I find on there. Here are five pins that I’m loving this week:

1. Morning Yoga in Bed: Let’s be real, I am definitely a lazy girl. So if I can spend just a few more minutes in bed AND stretch at the same time, you can count me in! This awesome graphic, originally from Fit Girl’s Diary, demonstrates some easy yoga poses we can do to stretch and energize our bodies before even rolling out of bed. What’s not to love about that?

yoga-in-bed
Wish my bed looked this neat… Make sure to follow Fit Girl’s Diary on Pinterest, @fitgirlsdiary14!

2. Rainbow Smoothie: Yeah, this is pretty darn cool. Not only are these multi-color smoothies totally Insta-worthy, they’re also naturally good for you! Complete with fruits and veggies like bananas, mango, beets and spinach, this smoothie by The First Year will give you plenty of essential nutrients. Can’t wait to give this one a try!

rainbow-smoothie
If you try this super cool smoothie, make sure to let me know what you think! Check out more of The First Year’s recipes on Pinterest, @thefirstyear!

3. Work, Work, Work: This week has been a little rougher for me than others. I was so ready to jump right into my new plan and work to achieve some goals, but come Monday morning, I was feeling under the weather and dealing with some unwelcome drama. This little quote right here kept me going through the week. I didn’t miss a single gym day and kept eating well instead of giving in and saying, “Oh, I’m sick, I’ll just start over next week.” It’s all about mindset, and honestly, this image kept me in the right one all week. Thanks to skinny-healthyme.tumblr.com (now http://www.nutrifitblr.com/)  for the original post!

staying-in-shape-yay
Had this up on my computer all week… just saying. Repinned from @standouthealth

4. Dutch Sister Braid: I am always looking for new ways to wear my hair to the gym instead of resorting the the same old ponytail, especially since I go to the gym after/in between classes now. This super cute braid and pony combo from MakeupWearables is trendy and chic, but more importantly, practical. So excited to test this look out!

dutch-sister-braid
How can a hairstyle be so pretty, easy and practical all at the same time? Make sure to follow them on Pinterest, @makeupwearables!

5. SCARVES: Just because I’m adding some new content doesn’t mean I’m not still going to post about fashion! Yesterday was the first day of autumn, and I am so excited about the change in fashion that comes with the change in seasons. The layering, the boots, THE SCARVES!! Yes, I have a slightly unhealthy love of scarves. What I love about this look found on Wachabuy is that I can totally imagine myself wearing it and still being totally comfortable and practical. Most of my gym times these days are scheduled after or in between classes, so outfits like this that can transition from the classroom to the Arc Trainer are perfect for me. And a scarf makes it even better! Just gotta trade the Starbucks for my water bottle and the tote for my backpack…

fall-outfits-and-scarves-yay
Lovin’ this outfit inspiration… Check out @wachabuy on Pinterest for more ideas!

 

If you all love Pinterest as much as I do, make sure to follow me and let me know what you’ve been loving and pinning!

And onto the next bit, here’s…

MY FALL 2016 FITNESS PLAN!!

So, after a lot of research and thought, I finally put together a plan for myself to follow on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I compiled some (more) Pins I found and took my own schedule into account to decide how I should work out and when.

So without further adieu, here it is! (I color-coded it just for you guys:))

fitness-plan-fall-2016

My cardio usually consists of the Arc Trainer, which I set to “Women’s Weight Loss” mode. It gives me the option of “Hill Climb” and “Speed Bump” (I think), and I generally alternate between the two. Sometimes, I use the bicycle machine or go on a run instead,  but the Arc Trainer is my preferred method of exercise.

As far as my other workouts, basically all I did was pull ideas from the following three pins and combine them based on what I thought I could handle physically and what my schedule allowed.

exercise-circuit-schedule
This pin that I repinned from @POPSUGAR served as the basis for how much time and what body parts I exercise each day.
weekly workout circuit plan.jpg
This graphic from cocolifestyle.tumblr.com is the framework for what exercises I use to work out each body part. I ended up changing some of them a little bit based on what I can handle physically and what I can actually do in my dorm room (like I don’t have weights so I can’t do tricep extensions), but it’s definitely a good place to start.
30-day-abs-and-squats-challenge
I love challenges with particular outcomes in mind, so I definitely wanted to add this 30 day challenge from Fitness Republic so I could consistently work my problem areas.

So far, I’m really loving my new plan. I do my cardio at the campus rec center during the day, either after or in between classes, and then do my strength exercises when I get back to my room. I’ll go through one circuit, then do my sit-ups, then another circuit and crunches, then the last circuit and squats, and then I’ll end with the killer one minute plank. (Yes, I am weak and shake the entire time, but I’m working on it!) I won’t lie, it is pretty exhausting, but it’s totally worth it and my body already feels better. I also make sure to record everything I eat and every exercise I do in the MyFitnessPal app. It helps me keep track of my progress and everything I’m doing.

I hope that one of these pins or my new plan inspires you to try something new in your life, whether it be directly from something you see online or something you have to manipulate to fit your lifestyle better. Remember, we’re not cookie-cutter people, so not everything is going to work exactly the same for everyone. Don’t forget to let me know what you thought about these pins and what you’re working on at home! Until next time…

xx,

Toni

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#OOTD December 4, 2014


Hey, guys! Here’s a recent #OOTD that I liked! Check it out on lookbook too! Hope you guys enjoy! Shout out to my amazing friend Torie who took my pictures!

My Outfit

12.4 collage

Striped Dress, J.F.W.

Purple Lace Back Button Down, Wet Seal

Black Bow Detail Booties, Rampage

Black Tights

Black, Grey and Pink Striped Knee-High Socks

Peach and Gold Statement Necklace

Where You Can Get It

ootd 12.4.14

Compare and Contrast Black and Ivory Striped Dress, $57.00 at Lulu’s

Sheer Thing Chiffon Blouse in Olive, $9.69 at GoJane

Floral Mesh Cutout Statement Necklace, $10.90 at Wet Seal

Opaque Tights Pack in Black/black, $10.90 at Forever 21

Striped & Ruffled Crew Socks in Black, $3.90 at Forever 21

Suede Strappy Bow Wedges in Black, $29.30 at MakeMeChic

Now I’d like your feedback! I hope this post gave to a little bit of a peek into my life! What did you think of my outfit and this post? Do you have any ideas about how you’d execute an outfit like this? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Talk to me in the comments below, or send an email to tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, my Pinterest @TTasteful, my (new!) Lookbook account, http://lookbook.nu/tonirose08 (posts to come soon!) and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

Winter Style: Winter Mood Board


Hey guys! I’ve been so excited for the winter, so I took to Pinterest to find some new looks. This season, I’m aiming for a more classy look. Check out this mood board and my Pinterest account to see what’s inspiring me this Winter!

winter mood board 14

1. Tribal Print: Tribal print with dark colors is great for the winter. It’s so stylish and you can find it on so many different things, like sweaters, dresses, even scarves and hats. It’s the perfect way to stay warm and stylish.

Where You Can Get It:

tribal sweater

Out West Raglan Sweater in Red/black, $16.99 at Forever 21

tribal coat

American Rag Tribal-Print Shawl-Collar Coat in Black Aztec  Print, $69.99 at Macy’s

2. Dresses: If I’m going for a classy look, dresses are a must. Something that nips in at the waist is perfect for the hourglass figure needed for the classy look. I love dresses that can be good for school, church and parties.

Where You Can Get It:

sangria lace dress

Best in Sangria Dress, $54.99 at Modcloth

purple surplice dress

Long Sleeve Surplice Dress, $24.90 at Wet Seal

3. Classy Heels: I’m only 5’1, so I love heels. For this classy look, I’m looking for shoes with delicate details, as well as versatility. Something with a lower, thicker heel can make its way into my outfits for school, church and parties.

Where You Can Get It:

burgundy bow heels

Kelly & Katie Dolly Platform Pump in Burgundy, $39.95 at DSW

federica red

Federica in Red, $31.96 at JustFab

4. Ripped Jeans: Even though ripped jeans may not be part of the classic look, but I am totally obsessed. Super ripped jeans are so cool and trendy right now, and they can totally be made to look classy. Paired with a pair of pumps and a delicate top, they’re perfect!

Where You Can Get It:

moto ripped skinny jeans

Moto Salt and Pepper Ripped Jamie Jeans, $85.00 at Topshop

nyc ripped jeans

Soho Jeans New York Boyfriend in Tidal Blue Wash, $34.97 at New York & Company

5. Leather Gloves: I hate gloves, but I love this style. They’re classy and vintage-y, but also high fashion-y and edgy. I’ve been eying pairs like this for years, so maybe this will finally be the year of the leather gloves!

Where You Can Get It:

sears leather gloves

Luxury Lane Women’s Cashmere Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves in Black, Tobacco, and Red, $19.99 at Sears

perforated bow gloves

Bloomingdale’s Perforated Bow Cuff Leather Gloves in Black/Cobalt, Black/Pink, and Black/Ivory, $96.00 at Bloomingdale’s

6. Velvet: One of the last things I’m loving is velvet. It’s soooo soft and classy, plus you can find so many different pieces in this awesome winter material. Something in a rich color is absolutely perfect for the holidays. Find cool ways to add velvet to your wardrobe, like a pair of chic pants or a cute dress!

Where You Can Get It:

velvet pants

Joe Fresh Velvet Pants, $28.99 at J.C. Penney

velvet dress

Crushed Velvet X-Back Skater Dress, $26.90 at Wet Seal

If anyone has any other winter pieces they love or decides to try a style I have on this list, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, my Pinterest @TTasteful, my (new!) Lookbook account, http://lookbook.nu/tonirose08 (posts to come soon!) and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Women’s Button Up Collar Contrast Colo Intersia Embroidery Long Sleeve Wide Pine Casual Sweaters, $76.91 at lightinthebox.com (via Pinterest)

Imogen De Souza dress Bichon <3, lookbook.nu (via Pinterest)

Women’s Shoes Round Toe Stiletto Heel Heels with Bowknot Shoes in Black, $28.49 at lightinthebox.com (via Pinterest)

Ripped jeans, http://favim.com/image/663913/

Red leather gloves, http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/London-Fashion-Week-Street-Style-Shoes-Bags-28138423#photo-28138433 (via Pinterest)

Cranberry velvet pants, via Pinterest

 

Back to School: Look #2: Athletic Shorts


Hey, everyone! Hope you guys liked my first Back to School look (see it here!) Here’s another cool look for you all to try! Hope you like it!

Athletic Shorts

I don’t know about you guys, but I have a ton of athletic shorts that I bought for camp but just don’t use during the school year. Fortunately, athletic clothing can look cool and urban if worn correctly. To make this outfit perfect for the halls and not gym class, I’d stick to a pair of the basic black and white shorts so that they look fashion-y, not overdone.

black and white shorts

Graphic Tank

To keep this look fresh and fashion-y, I would pair the shorts with a cool, loose fitting printed tank. It give the outfit some color and edge, and keeps the ensemble from looking too athletic or plain. I like something with a low back (which I then layer over a tank– something with lace is super cool!) and a stand-out color like red or purple. Try to avoid black or white to keep the outfit from looking too matchy matchy.

red graphic tank

purple graphic tank

Shoes

To keep this outfit looking edgy (but not athletic), I would stick to a pair of basic Converse high tops or Vans. It gives the ensemble an added cool factor and keeps the outfit from getting too matchy matchy.

converse hi tops

zebra vans

Accessories

Accessories are what are really going to take this outfit from athletic and boring to urban and fun. To keep the vibe playful and cool, add a sweet pair of sunglasses to add a hint of color and memories of summer. Keep the edgy vibe going with an awesome choker and a long layered necklace. Try to keep all the jewelry in the same metal color to prevent the outfit from looking costume-y. Throw on some quick stud earrings, some friendship bracelets and a few cute rings and you’re all ready to head out the door. Simple and cool!

neff sunglasses

ying yang choker

long necklace

friendship bracelets

cubic zirconia earrings

cross rings

wavy metallic ring set

If anyone has any ideas for this outfit or decides to try something like it, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: tantilizinglytasteful@gmail.com! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx

In This Article:

Under Armour TG Escape 3″ Womens Short in Black/White, $24.99 at Modell’s

Full Tilt Dreamcatcher Womens Tank, $16.99 at Tilly’s

California Love Aztec Graphic Muscle Tee, $15.00 at Charlotte Russe

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi in Classic Black, $55.00 at Zappos

Vans Authentic Zebra Suede Shoes, $54.95 at Zumiez

Neff Daily Sunglasses in Black Combo, $19.99 at Tilly’s

Yin Yang Tattoo Choker Necklace, $3.90 at Wet Seal

Bastia Necklace, $24.00 at JewelMint

Mixed Hamsa Friendship Bracelet 5-Pack, $9.90 at Wet Seal

Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia 7MM Round Stud Earrings, $15.50 at Claire’s

Twin Cross Rings, $5.99 at Pink Ice

Wavy Mixed Metallic Ring Set, $8.92 at Go Jane