LIFESTYLE 4 months ago

At-Home Workouts Worth Your Time

Another day, another workout to get through, right? Have you found a workout or instructor that you actually love sweating it out with each day? Have you been active at least 5x a week?

If the answer is no, you’re not alone.

We can all agree that the hardest part of working out is actually showing up and doing it.

I’ve said this before, but as much as I would love to think that I’m one of “those people” that naturally wake up full of energy and run a 10K without batting an eye or barely breaking a sweat – I’m not.

So, once you’re mentally ready to workout, all you have to do now is physically get dressed in activewear you feel your best in, and find a workout that a). doesn’t bore you and b). gets your blood pumping!

Now that we’ve all been accustomed to being quarantined for quite some time now, we’ve found some at-home workouts that have been keeping us active and in shape these days!

Keep scrolling to see what some of my friends and I are working out to and wearing these days because correct me if I’m wrong – when you look good, you feel good.

Chriselle walking around her neighborhood with her dog, Mignon.

“I’ll walk for about 40 minutes around the neighborhood since there’s a set of stairs by my house and will usually bring Mignon and the girls (if they’re not napping). Other than that, I try and use the peloton at-home when I can.” – Chriselle

Chriselle at home putting her peloton to good use!

On Chriselle

Editor and co-host of Gloss Angeles, Sara Tan

“I am a freelance beauty and fashion editor and the co-host of a beauty podcast called Gloss Angeles. I’m currently 25 weeks pregnant, so working out has looked a lot different for me as of late, but I love using the Tone it Up app and the Nike Training Club app. I’m a big fan of Katrina (on TIU) and Kirsty Godso’s (NTC app) programs!

I haven’t bought any maternity workout clothes yet, but thankfully, my Lululemon Align leggings and Flow Y Bra still accommodate my growing bump and new boobs!” – Sara

Sara Tan’s Look

CEO of Cinc Studios and President of Chriselle Inc. Lauren at her local beach getting an early morning sweat session in.

“My favorite way to get exercise in during shelter at home has been to walk down to the ocean early in the morning. The salty air and sounds of the waves clear my stress and remind me that things will be OK.” – Lauren

On Lauren

This is a photo of my first time hiking in 3 months out in Malibu wearing a full Outdoor Voices outfit! Not pictured: tears of happiness!

I realize I’m in a bad mood for the rest of the day if I didn’t make time to move my body and sweat. One of my top priorities during quarantine was figuring out wtf to cook that day (obviously), finding ways to balance working from home efficiently, and finding high-intensity workouts I can do comfortably at home.

Jane’s Hiking Outfit

  • Outdoor Voices Apex Bra
  • Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Leggings
  • Outdoor Voices Track Jacket
For me, the best part about working out is that I’m able to strictly focus on just moving and my body and not think about other distractions/the news which works wonders for my mind and spirit.

My top at-home workouts I highly recommend doing are from my cousin Ninja Cowboy Fitness, Movement Society, Charlee Atkins, and Popsugar Fitness (thanks for putting me on the last two, Sara)! It’s also important to note that I’m a total maximizer so I love doing HIIT classes in 30-45 minutes to get a really good sweat session in!

Above anything, working out has been super important for my mental health – especially while I’ve been quarantined.

Lastly, if you’re looking to give your face a workout and get a little non-surgical facelift, I highly recommend spritzing your face with a nice face mist (I’m almost done with this one by Cosmedix) pre and post-workout and getting some Gua Sha time in to sculpt your face and get some lymphatic drainage going.

The pre and post-workout MVPS!

Wildling FACIAL GUA SHA EMPRESS COLLECTION

To detox, smooth, and sculpt the face! Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves smoothing a sculpted massage tool over the face to support lymphatic drainage, ease tension and puffiness, and boost radiance. The edges on this one is great for lifting the brow area.

Herb Essentls Elixir

You know I love my CBD! A few drops of these before a workout help put my mind and body at total ease.

Curie Deodorant Spray

I recently discovered Curie and have been L-O-V-I-N-G this deodorant spray! It’s clean, effective, aluminum-free deodorant and you can spray it anywhere you sweat (like on your thighs during the summer). It also smells great.

Aritzia Bike Shorts

I have these Aritzia bike shorts and can confirm they are mine and everyone’s favorite bike shorts to move around and work out in. Best part? They make your butt look great and are only $20!

NÉCESSAIRE Eucalpytus Deodorant

Another noteworthy clean, multi-acid, and multi-mineral deodorant I absolutely love. It works well even if you’re a heavy sweater!

What have you been doing to take care of your body these days? And honestly, if you don’t have the bandwidth to get your heartrate up some days, don’t be so hard on yourself. We’re all doing the best we can.

Until next time,

Jane