Inspiration: Graphic Workout Clothes

Sometimes exercising can be a total drag, but cute and highly functional athletic wear always gives me the inspiration to get my workout on! Recently I’ve spotted a ton of graphic workout outfits on Pinterest that have me falling head-over-heels in love with their unique, feminine accents. Art + function, does it get any better than that?

Need a little inspiration to get your sweat on today? I love the clean lines of these looks. Check out some of my favorites below!

For more cute outfits, check out my Pinterest board “Graphic Workout Wear” HERE! What do you guys think of the new artsy take on exercise clothes? Which of the outfits is your favorite? Do you think fashion and design make sense together? Let me know in the comments!

So When You’re Cold…

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In case you haven’t heard, it’s cold. Very cold. Record-breaking cold for this time of year. Every social media site has been blowing up with my friends and followers alerting me to this fact. But we shouldn’t let the cold outside affect what we feel on the inside.

Winter is a very complex time of the year, when many people suffer from seasonal depression and sadness. It’s also when many people stay tucked away in their homes and become recluses. Let’s try something different together this year — let’s make an effort to be more connected.

January is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Haven’t worn those clothes all year? Donate them. Feeling unhealthy from all the holiday meals? Set up a workout schedule. Haven’t set up a Skype date with you BFF in awhile? Call her up.

This year let’s try to become more loving, healthier, kinder, and, most importantly, let’s make an effort to communicate better. Why are we afraid to call up our friends on the phone? Why do we fear being called a “creeper” if we post comments on old Facebook photos? Why don’t we share our thoughts when something touches our lives us in some way? Share the warmth of your friendship (starting now!) and your heart will keep you warm during this cold spell and on into 2014.

xo

Custom Collapsible Zebra Print Hula Hoop

Sunday Spins: Floor Hooping

Welcome to Sunday Spins! A weekly post where I share the hoop love — hope you guys enjoy!

This week I wanted to showcase a video that focuses on both gentle and athletic floor hooping, which could be good for anyone recovering from a leg injury. This is by Jenny Hoopnosis, and it shows how you can start to integrate floor work into your hooping routine. Check out her calming, yet athletic video below:

As for hoops, here’s a neat zebra print one from Etsy sure to bring out your animalistic side!

Custom Collapsible Zebra Print Hula Hoop

What do you think about Jenny Hoopnosis’ floor video? Do you think you would be able to incorporate some of her moves into your routine? What do you think about the zebra print hoop?

Engraved Wood Hoop

Sunday Spins: Try Something New

Welcome to Sunday Spins! A weekly post where I share the hoop love — hope you guys enjoy!

I’m ashamed to admit it, but recently I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my hooping. I can’t manage to get a few tricks down that seem so simple, and my hoop took a beating from my beach trip this summer. It’s pretty accurate to say that my hoop and I are a bit down in the dumps.

Thankfully, inspiration is never far away thanks to the internet! I found this great hooping tutorial by Katie Sunshine, one of the first YouTube hoopers I ever watched! It really inspired me to get my leg hooping down pat so that I can add some more fun into my routine. She is such a fun, joyful personality. Check out her video below:

As for hoops, I have been longing for a new one… Until I get a new one, window shopping will have to sate my appetite. And what better to long after than a totally unique style of hoop, like one made out of wood?

Engraved Wood Hoop

Try something new this week — you never know what you can do until you try! Do you think Katie Sunshine’s video is helpful? Are you as in love with the wooden hoop as I am?

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Sunday Spins: Rain Dance

Welcome to Sunday Spins! A weekly post where I share the hoop love — hope you guys enjoy!

So, first of all I want to apologize for my recent absence from the blogosphere. I have been working on setting up my greeting card shop, which is finally up and running! If you’re interested, please check it out and let me know what you think: rompadomp. I love working with people on custom designs, so please email me if you’re interested!

This week I found an amazing video of hooper Mike Hayataka showing off his skills while caught in a light rainstorm. This guy has a unique and cool flow, I highly recommend watching a few of his videos.

And check out this fun hoop — talk about a cool flow of design! I love how colorful it is compared to the common one-color polypros you usually see.

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Have you ever hooped in the rain or other inclement weather? What do you think of Mike’s flow? See you next week, hoop lovers!