November 2012 archive

Bombshell Bride Carly Feagler: How to Get into Amazing ‘Wedding Shape’

Carly Feagler talks skinny tips and tricks with fitness and diet blogger, Lauryn Evarts.

Check out my smoking hot GF, Carly. Not only is she gorg, she’s also the sweetest girl EVER.

Carly recently got engaged to her fiancé, Adam:

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

How freaking cute are they? I mean, right? They just may be the most adorable couple on the planet. The second she told me they were engaged I wanted to know all the deets on her wedding prep. Here ya go, babes:

+ Introduce yourself:

Carly Feagler: I’m a special education school teacher who is a self-proclaimed Yogi, dog lover, foodie, traveler, & lover of all things healthy and green! I just got engaged to my fabulous fiancé, Adam & we’re super excited to tie the knot July 6, 2013.

+ Weekly workout routine + wedding fitness plan:

CF: I’m a firm believer in switching up my exercise routine daily. However, I still tend to be a creature of habit so having a weekly routine works best for me. To prepare for my big day in July, my goal is to stay firm with my current weekly routine, adding one extra hot yoga class each week. My weekly routine will be as follows: hot yoga three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. I like to switch up yoga studios, but Core Power Yoga is my favorite right now because their classes fit any schedule. They have two locations that are super convenient for me, and they give student, teacher, & military discounts! On Tuesdays I will do a yoga sculpt class so that I have a little weight training in my routine. Every Thursday I play cardio tennis with a girlfriend. This is our own made up thing- we just play a couple matches & it’s a great workout. Since neither of us are star players we run each other around the court a lot!  Tons of fun!

On the weekends I allow myself some flexibility, as long as I get a good sweat in! Usually on Saturdays I love to go on a long bike ride then a walk at the beach with my dog. On Sundays my fiancé and I like to walk with our dog around the Rancho Santa Fe golf course, which is about a two & a half mile walk. I love my weekly workouts. This type of routine is fun, I don’t get bored, & I look forward to all my different activities throughout the week!

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

+ Favie Body Part?

CF: If had to pick one body part to flaunt in an LBD it would be my booty. I’ve learned to embrace my bubble butt.

+ Trend you’re loving:

CF: My favorite trend right now is COLOR! I always add a punch of color to every outfit. My favs right now are colorful bags, jewelry, & shoes. Think mint green, orange, & plum. 

+ Natural Beauty Product:

CFOrganic coconut oil! I use it as a hair mask about once a week and also as body moisturizer-it keeps the skin so soft. Not only is it a beauty product, I also use it almost daily for cooking, baking, & even as a topper for my dog’s food [ it’s really good for dogs’ oral hygiene & coat ]. Favorite natural makeup line is Tarte. I love their marajuca oil & cheek stain in apricot, bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, & smolderEYE eye liners.

+ Quick Skinny Tips?

CF: Drink warm water with lemon first thing every morning, followed by blended greens [ see my recipe below ].  Also, take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily. I mix it with 1/4 grapefruit juice + a cup of water to dilute the vinegar taste a bit.

+ Fav Healthy Snacks?

CF: Coconuts [ pre-cut at Whole Foods; the juice is delicious & don’t forget to eat the meat ], fermented veggies [ local fav found here- the “Power Krautage” is the BEST ], apples with peanut or almond butter, pistachios, & avocados with a little sea salt. I love food & have learned that when you start eating healthy your body no longer wants the bad stuff!  I like clean, natural foods.

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

+ Let’s talk cocktails…

CF: I LOVE a fresh margarita. Don Julio tequila, splash of Grand Marnier, lots & lots of fresh lime juice, shaken and served up freezing cold. Lauryn makes the best skinny margs!

+ Five Fashion Essentials:

CF: Since I am a school teacher, I do a ton of traveling in the summer. I live in bathing suits, little, lightweight dresses [ think Urban Outfitters ], & hats. These are the five things I can’t live without in the summertime:

1.} Black Ray Bans: especially the foldable wayfarers.

2.} MOR Perfume Oil in Marshmallow: smells amazing.

3.} Noon earrings- love for day to night looks, & they’re local.

4.} Bumble & bumble Surf Spray: great for sexy hair on the go!

5.} Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer w/SPF 20 Tarte 24/7 lip sheer w/SPF 15 in ‘Summer Fling.’

+ Quick Easy Recipes?

CF: I drink this every single morning- swear by it. I know there are a ton of green drink recipes out there, but it’s always fun to mix it up!

Green Juice

About 4-5 handfuls of organic kale, chard or spinach [ I use two or all three, depending what’s in the fridge ], fresh lemon juice [ one lemon ], fresh ginger [ as preferred ], 1 tablespoon of organic flax seed oil, 1 cup water, & 1 banana. Blend & enjoy daily!

Coconut Blueberry Quinoa With Lime

[ Serves 4 ]

2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 limes, juiced
1 cup fresh blueberries
Dab of honey to taste

+ Directions: Cook the quinoa to package directions and measure out 2 cups into a medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool. Mix in the rest of the ingredients & enjoy! Note: I highly recommend rinsing the quinoa before cooking it, even if the box says it’s already rinsed. It tones down the earthy flavor considerably & allows the other flavors to come through. Also, if you double the recipe, only use 3/4 cup coconut milk; 1 cup is too much.

Energy balls

1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter [ I use 1/4 almond butter & 1/4 cup peanut butter ]
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla

+ Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Mine were about 1″ in diameter. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to one week. Sub different nut butter & dried fruits, if desired.

+ To follow Carly on Instagram, search @CarlyFeagler.

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about all things wedding!

Add Ice to Your White Wine. Trustttt Me.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Shocker: I love wine. Let’s be honest: I mean, enjoying a beautiful, pricy glass of a Bordeaux 2007 vintage while I’m staring off into the sunset is my favorite hobby ever…

Uhhh…reality check! How often does that scenario happen? BA!

*sigh*

Life is cray, so when it comes to wine I’m not too much of a snob. For instance, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio gets the job done; it’s light, crisp, & delish.

Next time you’re sippin’, try this: add a bunch of ice/reusable ice cubes to your white wine.

Why? Because it takes longer to drink, you’ll consume less [ meaning less calories/sugar/carbs ], & adding ice promotes hydration [ ice= water= no hangover= winning ].

Cha-ching.

Unless you’re a profesh wine sommelier, this tip is the.best.evs. Esp for the holidays.

Cheers!

Love.L

P.S. Check out The Skinny Confidential on Giuliana Rancic’s website, Fab Fit Fun!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks weight loss and diet.

The Skinny Confidential Kick Yo Ass Into Gear After Thanksgiving Playlist

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick team up to create the best workout playlist ever. Get motivated!

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick team up to create the best workout playlist ever. Get motivated!

Hiiiiii lovahhhs!

Jordan & I are at it again! We just added our latest fitness playlist to Spotify.

Get excited.

Anndddddd this one’s the best yet; we started it off with slower songs to warm-up/stretch & then it progresses to the weirder, sexier, more motivating tunes. Because amazing music inspires you to bust ass even harder, right?!

LMK if there’s any other songs we should add ; ).

To become a subscriber to ‘The Skinny Confidential’s Kick Yo Ass Into Gear Playlist’ click here or find me under ‘Lauryn Evarts’ on Spotify [ other fitness playlists can be found here & here & here ].

Love.L

+ P.S. For all of you who are unable to access Spotify, click here for a visual of ‘The Skinny Confidential Kick Yo Ass Into Gear After Thanksgiving Playlist!’ As always, a big thanks to Jordan. 

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick team up to create the best workout playlist ever. Get motivated!

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick team up to create the best workout playlist ever. Get motivated!

Oh, So You Stuffed Your Face on Thanksgiving? No Probs…Here’s Some Recovery Tips!

Lauryn Evarts is a fitness blogger, health blogger, fashion blogger, and diet blogger from Southern California.

Instead of feeling bad/guilty/pissed/annoyed in regards to the oh-so-f’ning-annoying holiday bloat, try nipping that shit in the bud. What’s done is done. A lot of you have e-mailed me concerned about the holidays. Look, it’s normal to overeat on Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to leave the pity party & take action. Leave the past in the past.

Ya get me ; )?

Here’s some tips/tricks to avoid those holiday LB’s:

1.} Water. Ya, ya, ya. You hear this all the time. There’s a reason it’s number one on the list. Drink it until you feel like you’re about to give birth.

2.} Light alcohol. Since you’ll most likely be drinking more than usu around the holidays, try to avoid it if there’s no celebrations going on. When you do end up drinking, stick to vodka/water, champs, & Pinot grigio [ duhhhh ].

3.} Motivate yourself. If you’re laying around like a slob & complaining, peel yourself from the coach & squeeze in an hour workout. Be productive/disciplined.

4.} Eat clean. Examples? Organic cold cuts, cottage cheese, low-carb bread, berries, any type of vegetable, hummus, black beans, quinoa, fresh soups, arugula salads, kale juice, sexy wheatgrass shots, chickpeas, avocado-anything, turkey roll-ups, sliced cucumber with light cheese, scrambled eggs, tuna fish, blah, blah. Pretty simple, since there’s tons of options!

5.} Green tea. People do not understand how freaking beneficial green tea is. I shoot for two cups a day. It speeds the metabolism, cleanses the system, & contains tons of lovely antioxidants. Bottoms up, sex kittens.

6.} Vitamins. Ok. So lately I have been trying to get my vitamins from food. Calcium, D3, B12, etc. can all be found in the food you’re eating. Why take a pill when you eat something delicious? Speaking of vitamins… try a B12 shot. I love these; find out why here. I recommend one a month.

7.} Tan. Because it just makes everything look better. Some people look best with light skin, if you’re one of those peeps- lucky you. Most people look better with a lil’ bit of spray. You can find tanning tips here.

8.} Kick up your workouts. Whatever you’re used to doing throughout the year, kick it up a notch. You’ll feel better & you’ll look better. No excuses!

9.} Stop projecting negativity. To look fab, you have to feel fab. Beating yourself up isn’t the answer. Changing the solution to your problem is.

10.} MyFitnessPal app. Now for the best tip evs…Get the app called MyFitnessPal; if you’re freaking about not going cray, cray this holiday season this is a real problem solver. It seriously, really, without a doubt keeps yo ass in check.

So. Stop feeling bad for yourself & change your tune. 

Because.no.one.else.is.going.to.do.it.for.you.

Love.L

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