Wednesday, July 9, 2014

skorting around town

top (Express)/Skort (Similar)/Shoes (Jack Rogers)/Bag (Michael Kors)/Sunglasses (Prada)
I was pretty convinced I'd never be caught dead wearing a skort after about 7th grade. And then this baby accidentally ended up in my dressing room. In my size. And only $20. Sold!

xo Ellen
I'm linked up with Style Elixir and The Pleated Poppy

Monday, July 7, 2014

31 Days of Movement

jogging with this doublewide is no joke. 
Some of you may be familiar with my passion for fitness. Hell, I majored in Exercise Science in college if that tells you anything. 

What started out as a vain attempt to shrink my non existent thighs in high school has morphed into an almost daily practice in order to keep my mental sanity in check (I've got two toddlers - what can I say?) Do I love the process? Nah. Do I love how I feel mentally after a good work out? YES!! Do I enjoy the secondary benefits of feeling good about how I look. Of course!

What's the point you ask? Alive Magazine has launched a #31DaysOfMovement campaign for their July health + fitness issue to inspire you and I both to pledge 31 days of movement. Mental health, physical health and a healthier body image - I'm in! Who's with me? Follow along with me as I share a few helpful exercise tips that keep me going and feeling my best and also as I challenge myself to cut out some of the refined sugars (ahem, cake pops.)

For further inspiration, I'll be checking out the Be Well STL blog for fitness giveaways (a full day climbing pass at Climb so ill!) and great articles about clean eating and local fitness happenings. You can also follow along with#31DaysOfMovement on Facebook, Pinterest or through Twitter & Instagram at @ALIVEMagSTL

xo Ellen

ps. Big THANK YOU to ALIVE Magazine for sponsoring this post.