Happy Weekend


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Happy weekend, loves! How was your week? We found ours to be long…but we’ve finally made it to those two blissful days! Christa and Curtis are trying to figure out a plan to find time to see all of the oscar buzz movies in theaters now, and Reg will be doing cutesy Boston things with her roomie like checking out the Christmas Tree lighting in Faneuil Hall. Whatchy’all gonna be doing??


cct // What a fun little video – Globe-making in 1955!

rkv // Because maximizing storage options in my bedroom seems to be a never ending struggle – 6 things you can eliminate from your wardrobe in 20 mins

cct // The Devil Wears Prada movie turned 10 this year, and these 11 Things You Never Knew About the Devil Wears Prada are pretty great!

rkv // Don’t worry non-turkey fans, you have options!

cct // Which 3 Fictional Characters Are You? I got Linda Belcher, Leslie Knope & Spongebob lol

rkv // A wellness guide for your 20s

cct // Haha Famous Artworks Ruined with Design by Committee

rkv // Fend off sickness season – home remedies for when you’re not feeling you’re best


 

Happy Weekend!

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It’s a hot one, guys, but it’s Friday! We’re trying to stay cool & keep our heads up after another terrible world tragedy – ❤ sending love to France.

Christa had family in from Germany (hi Alicia & Timm :)) yesterday so she & Curtis showed them around New Haven & Hartford, with a stop at Flatbread (duh). Reg has been busy busy at work, and we’re all ready for a loungey weekend. Stay cool and give hugs to your loved ones. xo G&M


cct // Fresh corn chowder with zucchini?? Sign me up!

rkv // 5 canned cocktails to pack in your cooler

cct // A cute and funny breakdown of who/what is going on with Brexit

rkv // Ughhhh New Englanddddd — how to dress for extreme humidity

cct // Have you guys seen the instagram The Atlas of Beauty? Female photographer Mihaela Noroc travels and captures the natural beauty around the world showing the diversity of our planet through portraits of women – it’s gorgeous!

rkv // The nutritionist approved store bought protein bars

cct // Let’s be decisive!

rkv // Little way to start living a more authentic life


 

Happy Weekend!

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What a hard week it has been. Along with the devastating Orlando tragedy, our hometown has been hit with yet another young soul gone too soon. We are loving extra hard these days, and are happy to be together this weekend for both G&M actives, and Father’s Day. On a lighter note, here are some links that will hopefully brighten your day in some way! xo


cct // LOL, Amy Schumer & Anna Wintour switch lives 

rkv // Yummy looking summer couscous salad

cct // I am loving me some ricotta crostinis recently! I’m down for fruit or veggies 🙂 These sweet pea & ricotta crostini look fantastic!

rkv // DIY tassle top and pom pom dress

cct // I’m always down for exploring new cities, and we’ve been meaning to check out Philadelphia more. As we’ve mentioned, we’ve got some cool-cat musician friends living down there, and this guide looks pretty awesome!

rkv // Small things to do today to lead to a less complicated life tomorrow

cct // Want to get sucked into a deep, deep hole of interesting, delicate, minimal, beautiful tattoos??

rkv //  What shinsplints actually are, and how to nix them

Run it Out

We’re in the midst of getting our run on this summer (something we’re very excited about actually happening this year), and although we’re sort of new to this, we wish someone had broken it down a bit for us when we started! Here are G&M’s personal tips for starting to get into running!

1 // Cute & Comfy Gear

I hate to say it, but working out with cute clothes is just so much more motivating, amiright? It’s at least the first step for getting the courage to get out there, and it might be a tad superficial – but damn does it work. This goes for comfort as well. If you’re starting a new routine, get some new shoes that will accommodate for it! This can lead to being much more successful in your stride and keeping your joints safe. A_Piece_of_Toast_Athleta_140530-613715621823_afc041ccaf_b

 

2 // Have a Goal

We’ve been finding it much easier to keep with a routine if we have a specific race in mind. A couple of years back we did the Color Me Rad race together and loved every second of it. This weekend Reg is doing her first 10K, and in August Christa will be doing the 5K Lobster Loop in our home town. Having that single race in the back of your mind will keep you going for months.

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3 // Find your Groove

Whether it’s running with a friend, finding an app, or listening to Reg’s bomb-ass playlists, the best way to work out is a way that makes you happy. If you’re trudging along, just trying to get some more miles in, maybe long-distance running ain’t yo thang. You may be more comfortable with sprints or intervals, which make the time go by much faster! And vice versa, distance running can be a really meditative experience if you let it be.

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4 // Listen to your Body

Sometimes you’ve just had a long day, the weather is hot and sticky, and your front door knob just fell off (this happens to Reg all of the time). Pushing yourself on a day like this can sometimes be brutal. You can fatigue easily, get lightheaded, etc. Make sure to know when your body has simply had enough, and be done with it — hey, at least you got yourself out there in the first place. You can push your limits on another day when you’re feeling more motivated.

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5 // Eating Right, Hydrate & Stretch

This is so important for the longevity of your routine. You ain’t gonna break those goals with a belly full of chips, cotton mouth and tight hamstrings — it’s science. So prior to setting to the pavement, be sure to drink several glasses of water throughout the day, as well as your daily dose of fruits and veggies. Post run, be sure it stretch it out. Some of our faves are pigeon pose for the hips, the classic hurdler stretch for hamstrings and calves, and either a standing or kneeling quad stretch. Running also has a tendency to deteriorate muscle, so while you’re on the ground stretching, you might as well bang out some bicycle crunches and pushups.

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