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Socks For A Cause x A Bombshell Body Guide Sample

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

A lot of you guys have asked for TSC Bombshell Body Guide sample plan, so today I’m sharing that AND more!

Firstly, let’s talk socks.

Ya. Socks.

As a blogger you have a platform to share information with people from around the world so when Bombas socks approached me to collaborate I was super excited to pass along their information to YOU.

Basically they’re a fitness sock company that’s changing up the freaking sock game. They’re all about a healthy lifestyle but in a cute, fun, not too serious, get on my feet-kinda way.

But here’s the cool part: Bombas donates one pair for every one sold ( kinda like Tom’s shoes ).

Why?

Well because socks are the number one clothing item requested at homeless shelters. So like I said, I have a platform to share an awesome brand that is giving back. Check them out. These ones are by far my favorite.

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

I’m a fan because they have a ton of support & they’re made from the most comfortable sock fabric known to mankind: Long Staple Pima Cotton. LOVE.

Anyway, I’ve been wearing these cutie socks while doing my 27 minute Bombshell Body Guide workouts. Here’s a sample of what TSC guide looks like:

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

The workouts in my guide are insane because YOU CAN DO THEM ANYWHERE. LIKE LITERALLY ANYWHERE. Weird spots I’ve done the guide: in a hotel room, in my office, at the beach, & in the car ( I kid, but it might be fun to try? ).

OH, and…just a lil FYI, the Bombshell Body Guide also includes pictures of me performing each workout so you know the EXACT movements and form for each workout routine. I got you guys covered!

So here are a couple of my favorites:

Downward or upward push-ups:

Downward push-ups are more intense in MHO.

For upward push-ups, first place your arms on an elevated surface. Assume the push-up position with your legs on the ground. Push up and down with your arms, keeping your chest and back muscles engaged.

For downward push-ups, first place your feet on an elevated surface. Assume the push-up position and place your arms on the ground, push up and down keeping your chest and back muscles engaged.

For both push-up styles, keep your eyes focused a few inches in front of your hands, and keep your abs engaged.

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

Tricep dips:

Place your arms behind you on an elevated surface. Legs straight-ish out in front of you.

Make sure your bum is an inch or two away from the elevated surface.

Bend your arms to move your body up and down. Keep your back straight.

Make sure you keep your elbows pulled back towards each other. This isn’t the chicken dance, ladies. Keep those elbows tight!

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

Jump squats:

Squats are seriously eveerrryyythinnnggg!

Get in the squat position, hands at your waist.

Go from squat, to jump, back to squat position.

Repeat and enjoy the burn. You’re so welcome!

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

By the way, I’m not like re-inventing working out here. I’m just supplying an easy, quick way to get it done in the most efficient manner possible with maximum results.

Does that make sense?

These workouts are workouts that have changed my body & toned me up so I had to share. And they’re fool proof, ya know?

The Skinny Confidential Talks Badass Bombas Socks And Gives A Sample Of The TSC Bombshell Body Guide

So there you have it! A little sample plus an awesome cause ( BOMBAS SOCKS ROCK! ).

Do you guys have any other questions regarding TSC Bombshell Body Guide? Leave them below & I’ll do another huge Q & A.

xx, lauryn

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Latest Fitness Finds (That Can Totally Transition From The Gym to A Date Night)

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

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Recently I hosted an event with Adidas & while I was there I WAS DYING FOR THEIR LATEST STUFF.

Seriously though, it’s so good ( not sponsored, just wanted to share some of my picks ).

I just bought the white sneakers ( weird, lol )…I’ve been eying them for the longest time & they’re always sold out in my size. I like how you can rock them to sweat but also for a date night. AND I bought the amazing black training pants above. They are SO INSANE, black, comfy, & cool in an understated I “didn’t get ready, but look cute still” kinda way. CHIC.

Oh, & a lot of the above is on sale. YAY.

Ok, I’m off to the county fair today for a sangria event ( assuming there will be everything in the world wrapped in bacon, Orange Julius’, & tons of funnel cake!! Will share a little fair recap Monday ).

Happy weekend guys, get weird. x lauryn


Tips For Working Out When You Kinda Just Wanna Relax

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

I am far from perfect.

I have a hyper pigmentation when summer rolls around ( what up mustache!! ), my butt gains weight first, sometimes I eat too much & I literally have to secretly unbutton my pants when I sit down, & I tend to WAY over-indulge in chips & guacamole.

So I am not posting this post to brag about how I work out on vacation.

I’m posting because there’s a point so bear with me, mmmkay?

In fact, there’s been so many damn times where I made excuses of WHY I SHOULDN’T WORKOUT ON VACAY ( justification at its finest: I am tired. I should relax. I am on vacation. Ohhh, a donut blow-up toy! OMG, did you see that bird?! Wait, what? A jalapeño margarita sounds so good right now )…so I’m not trying to sit here & act like Ms. Perfect.

The point is: my fitness/wellness/health is a JOURNEY. A lifestyle. It’s forever evolving, you know? It changes…life happens. Making the effort to work out while traveling is a mindset. I know mindsets can change, but I wanted to share where I’m at TODAY. Remember sometimes I work out 7 days a week & sometimes I work out 3. You get it.

Anyway. Here’s why this year I’ve made a commitment to work out while traveling:

1.} First things first, let’s be real…when I’m in a bikini I want to feel my best ( sorry I’m not sorry ).

When I workout on vacation somewhere tropical, I feel a million times better in a bikini. Maybe it’s because I typically consume my weight in steak tacos? Or maybe it’s just in my head…but seriously a pre-bikini workout just feels better, you know? As you know I’ve been using TSC 27 minute Bombshell Body Guide, which has helped me feel bikini ready ( especially when I use the guide BEFORE getting into a bathing suit )…oh, & shoutout to the casual toilet in the back:

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

2.} It’s fun to sweat in a beautiful place.

This is the gym at our hotel in Cabo. It’s kind of too pretty to avoid, right? I tell myself that I will just do 27 minutes & enjoy the ambience. The pretty flowers, amazing music, & rad equipment made it wayyyy easier to get off my ass. If you’re not in a spot with a pretty gym ( heyyyy I’ve been there ), utilize the outdoors.

AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE THE EXCUSE “it’s snowing/raining/etc,” don’t. Because with Bombshell Body Guide you can literally work out in your hotel room. In fact, in Washington, D.C. I worked out every day in my hotel room with no equipment & Michael reading on the bed. The space was small but I made it work!! Sweating it out made the work trip 10 times better. Whatever workout you do, just move— you’ll feel better. So. Exhibit B, Cabo gym:

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

3.} My ideal workout is now created!! WOOT WOOT!

Very excited that I was able to create my version of the perfect workout guide with celebrity trainer, Jaime. Not being sell-y, just being real: I AM OBSESSED with TSC Guide because it’s exactly what I like: quick workouts that are effective & make you sore in all the right places. Plus it’s in a little book that I carry around ( see above, 2nd pic ) AND I can access it on my phone. These are 27 minute workouts that are made for women. I bring my book everywhere. Now there’s NO EXCUSE for me not to workout on vacation/work trips.

4.} It makes you feel WAYYYY BETTER.

I swear that working out before you’re scheduled to relax sets the tone of the whole day. There was this one day in Cabo that I missed my sweat session & felt…MEH. So not the same feeling as when I worked out the day before. The more endorphins, the better- thanks. Taking 27 freaking minutes out of my day to literally relax the entire day is KIND OF SO WORTH IT. ( By the way, generally I use TSC Guide 3 to 4 times a week & the other days I hike, walk the treadmill, or take a Pilates class ).

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

5.} Who the hell doesn’t like results??

This one is major (!!!). Since starting the guide months ago I have toned the F UP. No joke, I feel so much tighter. I don’t know if you guys can notice, but my skinny jeans certainly do. I’ve lost weight, tightened up, & just feel better and more confident. There’s no reason for me to go to Mexico & potentially hurt the results I’ve worked so hard for. It’s just not worth it. I want to keep up my routine.

SO! For those of you who asked on Snapchat & email: those are my travel workout tips.

Oh, & what do I do when I wake up & feel like lying around? Push myself. You are your own cheerleader, no one’s going to do it for you. The discipline I’ve learned through working out has transcended into all areas of my life. Like Nike says: JUST DO IT ( SO CLICHÉ BUT TRUE!! ).

Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one, right?…I also think about chips & salsa and that motivates me to sweat it out. Anything…& I mean anything…for chips & salsa.

Anyone else have any traveling workout tips? I know some of you guys travel for a living!! Share!

Ok I’m off to read my latest biography ( on Candice Bergen!! ). Adidos!

lauryn xx

{ more info on TSC Bombshell Body Guide here | ps. comment questions below & I’ll make sure to answer! }

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.

The Skinny Confidential goes on vacation.


What’s In My Summer Gym Bag

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.
There have been so many times when I’m out & about and don’t have what I need.

Like I’ll be at a meeting, planning on Pilates afterwards and forget my sports bra. Soooo annoying. I don’t want to give the guys a peep show so I end up having to head home.

Or some friends will be at the beach & I’ll have everything in my car besides bikini bottoms…ugh, so annoying.

This is why I’ve finally decided to become an adult ( oh, the struggle of growing up) & actually plan ahead with an emergency gym/beach bag.

SO. I’ve shared what’s in all my other bags but never my 911, backseat of the car summer-ish gym/pool bag.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.

Here we go:

1.| gym jacket: I get cold, guys. Like I’m just a perpetually cold person. I’m that girl who’s complaining I’m freezing while in the jacuzzi. I like my water scolding hot…sooooo a sweater is a must for me. This gym jacket is perfect & it’s navy which I love!

2.| bikini: this one is given. Everyone needs a bikini because you never know. Unless you’re a fan of skinny dipping…which is chill too. This green & black one is super cute & provides support for “the girls.”

3.| white gym tank: I’m obsessed with white. White home, white shoes, white clothes, white teeth. White is my color. So having a cute, white gym tank ( this one’s cute too ) is perfect…especially when I don’t feel like working out. Cute workout clothes make all the difference.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.

4.| underwear: how many times in my life have I forgotten underwear?! Geez. Or what about this one: you wear granny panties with tight black leggings & forget to switch underwear? Story of my life! Having a couple different kinds of underwear just makes life easier!

5.| cute sandals: I’m loving these skin colored sandals for summer because they’re flattering. Sometimes I feel like strappy sandals can make legs look bigger than then they are…so there’s nothing like a FLATTERING sandal, you know?

6.| light perfume: If I’m at the pool or the beach I don’t want to wear anything too strong or overpowering. This light scent isn’t overwhelming. Like if I were on an elevator, people wouldn’t be dying to get off a floor early. Plus this scent is kind of berry-ish. YUM.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.

7.| sunglasses: Total given. I can’t even count the times I’ve been in the car & forgotten sunglasses. Ew, I hate that. My sunglasses (another color shade found here ) are my favorite makeup, lol. I don’t have to apply a bunch of sticky cream, I can just throw my sunglasses on for an Audrey Hep look.

8.| snacks: Snacks!!! Almonds, bananas, chia seeds, crackers, etc. Anything to grab on the go goes in my summer bag. You never know when you’re going to be hungry. I’m a DEVIL when I’m hungry.

9.| sports bra: A good sports bra is key. There’s nothing worse than realizing you forgot a sports bra & having to tough through sweating in a Victoria’s Secret push-up. So not cute. I keep it basic in black.

10.| headphones: A little music adds the vibe. I use headphones every day (I even like to talk on the phone through my headphones because I’m weird like that). These ones are in my bag 24/7. LOVE them. Oh! And since I’m a blogger, I carry around this cute white camera. It’s definitely one of my favorites because it’s lightweight & takes amazing pics.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.

Oh, and of course everything is kept in a lightweight, nautical bag! Just because it makes the whole situation feel that much cuter, ya know?

What’s in your beach/gym bag? Anything I’m missing & going to regret not adding?

xx lauryn

P.S. Share your flatlay pic on Instagram of what’s in your summer bag with the hashtag #athletainthebag to participate in Athleta’s summer bag campaign!

+ This post is brought to you by Athleta. As ALWAYS, all content, ideas, & words are my own.

The Skinny Confidential shares what's her in bag.


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