Athelta Grand Opening

San Antonio!
Exciting news, we officially have an Athleta at The Shops at La Cantera!

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For those of you who don’t know Athleta is in the same family as Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic but is a store aimed more for women and athletic wear. Their motto is “The Power of She.” I love this because they empower women to feel great and beautiful in the bodies their in and I must say Athleta clothing just make you feel amazing! Another great thing about this company is that they offer workout apparel that is made from organic cotton and recycled poly. They are really considerate of the world and environment and taking care of the planet. Me being a huge nature lover that I am, this is something that I loved about the company.

I was gifted a pair of black High Rise Chaturanga tights and I must say they are my favorite pair of workout pants ever! They are thick enough to where nothing shows if I bend over but I still have enough room to breath and be comfort for movement. I was given these leggins at the end of October and I swear I’ve worn them once a week since then. They are amazing and so comfortable and I definitely recommend them to all my friends and followers!

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The morning of the grand opening party, Athleta held a yoga class outside of the store at 8am and it was the perfect way to start my day! After the yoga class was the official store opening ribbon cutting ceremony and then the store was officially up and rolling! Right away I was handed a swag bag full of goodies and was greeted by The Corner Bakery with yogurt parfaits and fruit, and Einstein Bagels coffee, both of which were delicious! I was able to take a quick walk through the beautiful hard wood store before I had to head to class in my amazing tights!

Later on, I came back to the store for the official grand opening party. There was aerial yoga going on thanks to Aeriel Yoga Boerne (@aerielyoggaboerne) and Arbonne International (@arbonne) and there was treats from Zoe’s Kitchen.

I’m so happy I was invited out to the grand opening and that I was able to learn more about Athleta as a brand. They  definitely earned a customer, I will definitely be shopping there again soon!

Thanks for reading!

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Xoxo, Lori Allison

 

My Fitness Journey

Back in May my boyfriend I started working out since it was officially summer time and we wanted to have great bodies for all our summer adventures and to be healthy because we had more time to spend at the gym.

We officially have been working out for 4 months consistently and I wanted to share with you all my results from my first blog post about it in June. I put together collages of 4 to show off all the main muscle groups. The top left pictures are from May, the top right pictures are from June, the bottom left pictures is from July, and the bottom right pictures are the most recent ones from earlier this month.

For the past 4 months we run a mile everyday before we go to the gym and then go to the gym straight after. We workout Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday and we take off Wednesdays and on weekends to give our bodies a break.

Mondays the first two months used to be cardio days for me and then the last two months I changed them to work a little chest, biceps, and triceps
Tuesdays are back days
Thursdays are leg days
Fridays are shoulder days

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Back & Arms

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Abs & Butt

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Back

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Abs

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Abs and Arms

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Glutes & Legs

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My boyfriend and I

One thing I have loved about working out with my boyfriend is that we are constantly motivating each other to push and finish out our workout. Its really great to have someone pushing you to do your best and not just working out by yourself.

I’m very proud of how much I have grown and gotten stronger throughout these 4 months. Its so amazing to feel yourself getting stronger and so rewarding to be able to move up in weights and really train my body to achieve all these workouts.

I’m very happy with my results and I feel and look better than I ever have before! I’m very nervous with school coming up because I know I’m going to be super busy with school, work, a possible internship, sorority, and a social life on top of it but I know if I just think positive and believe that everything will workout and I will be able to achieve everything!

If you are interested in my workout routine and all the different workouts reps and sets just comment and let me know 🙂

Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to motivate and inspire some of you! Follow me on social media at @itsxoxoloriallison

XOXO, Lori Allison

Healthier Me, Better Body

Hallelujah!
I’m finally finishing up my second semester at the university here in my hometown! For as long as I can remember, I have been a very active person. Growing up I was in sports for the church I went to and in middle school and high school I was in sports. So you can see, I was always working out. However, this semester was the busiest semester I’ve ever had at school. I was rushing a sorority, working on getting inducted into an honors society “The National Society of Leadership and Success”, taking 12 hours of classes, and working part time. Last semester, I was able to take time out during my break in between classes and work out, but this semester I just wasn’t able to do it. I never wanted to be one of those people who said “I’m too busy to take time out of my day to go to the gym” but I became that person this semester. I was literally running around everywhere, trying to meet deadlines, get assignments turned in on time, making time for my boyfriend and family! There is literally not enough time in the day for everything I had to get done!
Now that the semester is finally ending on Friday, I’ve decided to take change my lifestyle up. I don’t want to be too busy to workout, I love my body and I need to make time for myself and show love and appreciation to it as much as I can, while I’m still young. So I decided to get a Gold’s Gym membership and start working out with my boyfriend. My boyfriend, is very passionate about fitness and his body and he is the perfect person to workout with because he pushes me and motivates me on everything I do, so of course he would be completely supportive and help me in my fitness journey! Since last Friday, May 1st, we’ve been working out pretty much every week night and take the weekends off for our bodies to rest. I heard that it takes 21 days for something to be a habit and I am very determined to make working out a habit again in my life. These are my before pictures. Along with posts about fashion, I will also share pictures with you all on my fitness journey
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XOXO, Lori Allison

Hello WordPress Blogging World!

I am just switching blog domains from blogger to WordPress so I am going to be posting my last 3 blog posts from May before I start blogging again for this month so bare with me please! I’m still trying to figure out how exactly to work this!
I am very excited to start blogging with WordPress. My name is Lori and I am a fashion blogger, beauty enthusiast, fitness junkie, and adventurer.

You can check out my daily outfit of the days on Instagram at @itsxoxoloriallison and follow my blog! 🙂

Thank you all for reading

xoxo, loriallison