Wedding Ready: Arm Workout Routine

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Hey ladies! Soo…as you all know, in 2016 one of my big goals was to become more active and dive deeper into fitness! (…or maybe just scratch the surface? Not gonna put too much pressure on myself, ha!). Here’s the thing…not only are these warmer months upon us (and one of my absolute favorite activities is swimming), but I’ve got a wedding to prep for…which means if there’s any year to get motivated to feel my best, it’s definitely this one! Given that Blake sometimes reads my blog posts, I can’t tell you for certain whether or not I am wearing a sleeveless wedding gown…however, I can tell you that I’ve been doing a lot more arm workouts than I normally ever would…soo..deduct what you must! 😉

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After a year of putting fitness on the back-burner to spend more time growing my blog (dear body, I am so sorry haha), I have been seeking more ways to stay motivated to get out there and work out. After all, between blogging, my day job and re-runs of The Mindy Project, let’s just say prioritizing exercise can be tricky for me… Aaaand that’s when I remembered my love for pretty exercise gear and that instant feeling of motivation you get from putting on a bright pink sports bra and a new pair of adorable running kicks. (Hey, I know I’m not the only one! 😉 )

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If you followed me for a while, you’ll know I am a Blogger Bride with Style Me Pretty and have been chronicling my wedding planning with their team since the proposal – and this month I’m sharing how to get toned arms for your big day! Given that I used to be an avid runner and an athlete as a kiddo, I think my body type naturally bounced back pretty quick from my “too tired to exercise” days in 2015. Since January 1st, I’ve made a point to add in running and arm workouts into my weekly routine and I feel like my body has already started showing some results – in just one month I am already already feeling healthier and way more energized than before, so that’s been an exciting and positive change. Excited to see what progress I can make as we inch closer to September 2016 (…can’t wait to add swimming back into my exercise routine as we hit warmer temps in Austin!).

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Photos by Kayla Snell.

shoes – NEW BALANCE / crop top – OUTDOOR VOICES / hoodie – OUTDOOR VOICES / leggings – OUTDOOR VOICES / yoga mat – similar MODCLOTH


12 Comments

  • Cindy says:

    Hi,

    I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for sizing reviews for the OV Athena Crop. May I know what size you are wearing in this post?

    • livvy says:

      Hi Cindy! Glad you like the sports bra! I am wearing a size XS in this post. 🙂 OV is amazing, you’ll love it!!

  • cindy says:

    Great! Thanks so much for responding. Best wishes for the wedding 🙂

  • Steph says:

    Hi, I’m just wondering is the Athena Crop bra from OV padded? Their sports bra look amazing but it also look quite compressed. Does it have like an elastic band below the chest area? Would be nice to see how the bra looks like inside out. Thanks!

    • livvy says:

      Hi Steph! The bra is not padded but the fabric is thicker so that’s a plus – it does have a thick elastic band below the chest (that hugs the rib cage) and is very sturdy. I love this bra and it makes you feel amazing, super cute and fun cut! If you send me an email livvylandblog@gmail.com I’d be happy to snap a picture of the bra inside out and send it over to you so you can see! 🙂 Hope this helps!

  • jane says:

    Hi there! what size is the outdoor voices hoodie and leggings you are wearing? it looks great and comfy! thank you 🙂

    • livvy says:

      Hello Jane! I’m wearing an XS in everything from this post: hoodie, pants, sports bra. 🙂 Hope that helps!! I’m normally a 0-2 in all of the above if that gives you a size reference!

  • Betty says:

    The location is too beautiful! How long do you spend every day doing exercise?

    • livvy says:

      Thank you so much! I generally work out for about an hour every other day or so! I start by running then move into conditioning and floor training. I run/walk for about 30 minutes then put on music at my apartment and get to arms, abs and do squats..! I’d like to publish a full workout post sharing my routine – so hopefully in the next couple of months I’ll have time to add that in! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!! XO

  • Betty says:

    Thank you so much Livvy, Very inspiring, waiting for the complete routine and diet it might help me more 🙂

  • Evalyn says:

    Hi! How tall are you? I’m thinking of buying outdoor voices leggings but I’m super short at 5’2”- 5’3″ and I’m already getting the 3/4 length. Do you think the hoodie is worth getting?

    • livvy says:

      Hey girly! I am 5’6 – definitely LOVE the hoodie, softest and cutest thing ever, you will love it!! As for the leggings, I’d go with the shorter leggings because I roll these ones up – they’re even long on me!! Sorry for my delay – let me know if you have any more questions, love this brand, super beautiful and high quality workout gear!! XOXO

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