Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workouts


Happy Monday! I’ve decided to list my workouts without weights. While I’m not by any means a licensed trainer, these are the true workouts that I do every week. Starting this past week, I’m trying to get in three lower body days:one squat-focused, one deadlift-focused, and one that I can accomplish in my apartment gym or outside. I am going to try to get in at least one chest-centered, one shoulder-centered, and one back-centered. That didn’t exactly happen for me this week, but it’s the goal. I love to hear about when people try my workouts, BUT I do encourage you to work with a trainer so that your fitness adventures stay safe and healthy. I love finding inspiration in other people’s workouts, and I hope mine can be that for you! Some of my favorites come from A Southern Drawl, Whitney Simmons, and Pen & Paper Strength.

Weekly Workouts + Recipe

Weekly Workouts + Recipe



Vanilla Proatmeal

1/4 cup oats

1/2 cup water (or milk of choice)

1/2 tsp flaxseed

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice blend

1 scoop vanilla protein

Pour oats and liquid into a bowl. Microwave for 1-2 min. Stir in protein–I used BodyTech by Vitamin Shoppe. Top with flaxseed and spice (and berries if you have them!).

Macros: 4F, 27P, 18C

Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workouts

Lauren: White Marble Everything

Whether I’m out shopping for home decor or clothes, I’ve been seeing white marble everywhere. I’ve gathered up some of my favorites to share in this post. First off is this incredible crop top and leggings. Altar Ego reached out to me, and I fell in love with their products. I couldn’t wait to get these in the mail, and now that I have them, I have been mixing and matching to get to wear them as often as possible! The best part about this cute outfit is that I have a discount code for readers! 15% off the entire website with the code LAURENK. Check them out. They have shoes, clothes, accessories, and things for men & children, too.


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  1. This Marble & Copper Monogram Board from Williams-Sonoma is perfect as a gift. The fact that it’s personalized makes it even more special. Right now, it’s 20% off!
  2. Target has some amazing smelling candles at a great price. Leather Mahogany is such a home-y scent and fills up the room.
  3. Definitely trying to figure out whether I can convince Zach that we need one of these for the living room…or two for the bedroom.
  4. When I saw this Kitchen Utensil Holder, my first thought went to makeup brushes. I love finding pretty cups for makeup accessories or next to a vase of flowers.
  5.  Lazy Susans can be used in so many different places for different uses. Other than the traditional use, I could see putting a candle, remote control, coaster, etc. on a coffee table! This would look so pretty against our dark wood table in our living room.

Thanks for reading,



Zach: Layering in Winter

Hey y’all,

Texas winters can usually cause quite a few dilemmas from traffic issues to planned activities to wardrobe confusion. One day it’ll be 75 degrees and sunny and the next day could be 19 degrees with falling snow (this happened this week). This can make it a real pain to figure out how to dress appropriately when going out. Not only can the ever-changing weather be a problem, but being bundled up outside in the cold, then walking into a store or restaurant that has the heat blasting can get uncomfortable very quickly.

This is where the miracle of layering comes in. When you can’t commit to a warm heavy outfit, start off with a light base and then just pile the extra warmth on top as much as needed. This weekend, Lauren and I were out shopping in Fort Worth where the temperature was 25 degrees and we kept our layers on the whole time, but we were going to a concert at Billy Bob’s and knew it was going to get very warm in there very quickly.

I started with a base layer–a classic Buffalo Plaid flannel by linked here. This shirt is currently down from $94.00 to $39.99. Next I put on the classic winter printed quarter zip heavy cotton sweater  and the olive green quilted jacket for the extra cold winds. The jacket can be found here. This product is on a great sale marked down from $90.00 to $39.99. Both of these are by Weatherproof Vintage. No trip to Fort Worth would be complete without a pair of Wrangler Jeans and cowboy boots.

Stay warm,



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Dallas Fitness Ambassadors
  • This egg-in-a-hole from @presscafefwtx put all others to shame. Prosciutto, fontina, and cheddar on the yummiest bread. New favorite #datespot 🍳🍞
  • Today on the blog, we are answering the dreaded question: "but how do you get your #cardio?!" SPOILER ALERT: it doesn't include squatting your wife.
  • @g2gbar has become a favorite for both of us! The ingredient list on these bars makes you feel really good about what you're eating! Thanks to @equippingstrength for sending some of these our way!
  • Vanilla-cinnamon oatmeal with coconut cream & fresh berries. Don't be surprised if we drive back to Fort Worth to eat this again tomorrow 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Today I taught a health lesson on reading nutrition labels. The conversation among 10-year olds quickly turned to:
1️⃣Fat is bad for you. 
2️⃣No, carbs are bad. Carbs make you fat. 
3️⃣Don't eat too many calories. 
How do we change our conversations about food from what NOT to eat ➡️ how certain foods can serve our bodies. I.E.:
1️⃣Fats promote hormone balance and brain function.
2️⃣Carbs are our primary source of energy.
3️⃣Let's focus on macro/micronutrients instead. 
If we can keep things this simple, we can start to focus on the benefits of food rather than the misconceptions.
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  • It seems like everyone is talking about macros-protein, fat, and carbs: super important, but we often forget to talk about MICROnutrients. I personally get into a rut with choosing go-to foods day after day, BUT the foundation for building a rounded, balanced day means including things like fruits and vegetables every. single. day. 🍎🍇🌽🥕 The micronutrients found on this plate have been proven to support energy & brain function, an active metabolism, and a healthy complexion & hair. 💇🏻 To see a list, look in the comments ⬇️
  • This cool fall weather 🍁🍂means it's time to take those workouts outside! I absolutely love outdoor workouts and my go to workout tools are my @onnit kettle-bells! You simply cannot beat the versatility of the kettle-bell. Here's my top 5 go to movements.
1. KB Swing
2. KB Deadlift
3. Single Arm KB Push Press
4. KB Suitcase Carry
5. KB Goblet Squat
  • Is this fall weather in DFW making anyone else want to grab a novel, some hot coffee, and spend the day on the couch? We both blogged our top 5 recent reads--link in bio! 🍁☕️📚