Friday, January 18, 2019

January 2019 Favorite Things

We are a few weeks into the New Year and I'm excited for all of the things to come. New Orleans was fabulous- better than I could have ever imagined. I could not have asked for a better New Year's/anniversary/holiday/getaway trip! 

But it's back to the real world. And blogging. I'm switching things up. As I've gotten older, I've been less into oversharing and providing the world with every detail of my life. So Life's Better In Yoga Pants is going to focus more on my fitness again, food, and apparently skincare (my new obsession). 

[YIKES! This is what happens when you eat and drink and don't work out for 2 weeks]

This year's biggest fitness goal is Chicago and crushing it. I've been out of the running game-physically and mentally for quite some time and I just know 2019 is my year for many things, including this race. To prepare, I've got to lose a lot of weight and get my fitness back on track. How am I doing that? The Flywheel 15 classes in 30 day challenge of course! I'm ready to whip this booty back in shape. 

Once the challenge is over, I plan on getting 4 or 5 pack classes at Flywheel and Mile High Run Club and supplementing with outside running, the Peloton app and classes at my co-working space, Live Primary. I'm confident I can be ready for training to start in May! 

[Easy lunch from SkinnyTaste: Hard boiled eggs, chick peas, red onion and parsley tossed with olive oil and apple cider vinegar]

It's no secret the food aids in weight loss and this year, burritos officially took over my life. A minor hiccup but I'm back to eating normal, lots of greens, veggies, healthy fats, whole grains, etc. Homemade burritos are now on the menu, often of course, so are overnight oats, fruits, healthy muffins, etc. It's been just a week and I've felt pretty damn good! 

[Photo Credit: Sunday Riley]

Lastly, I've been obsessed with my skincare routine lately. Ahava, Sunday Riley and Peter Thomas Roth have somehow become my go-to's. I don't wear a lot of makeup, so attempting to reduce aging, stay hydrated and acne-free has become my [very expensive] thing. 

The routine? 

[Photo Credit: Ahava]

Morning: Wash face with Peter Thomas Roth, body with Ahava, and moisturize body with Ahava (or the new lotion that popped up in the shower). For the face specifically it's ROC Eye Cream, currently Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench serum, then either Peter Thomas Roth regular moisturizer or Water Drench, or Ahava face moisturizer. 

[Photo Credit: Peter Thomas Roth]

Nighttime: Second shower post-workout I usually use Clean&Clear Acne Face Wash or Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench, and the Ahava bar soap. Sometime I do the Ahava clay face mask or use the exfoliator. Afterwards, it's usually Sunday Riley Good Genes before bed. 

On deck is a recap of  a wellness event where I tried my first vitamin IV!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

PR Intern Diaries: Meet Ramsha

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is ready for a great 2019. I'm working on a new post however wanted to introduce you to Lynette Nicole PR's winter intern, Ramsha! 

Hello everyone! My name is Ramsha Khan and I am Lynette’s intern for the 2019 winter-spring semester. I am a senior at the University of Connecticut, majoring in communication with a focus in public relations and a minor in information technology. This is my second internship in the public relations industry but the first internship in the health and wellness sector.

One of the things that I learned about public relations this week is that it is important to ask questions. It seems like such a basic concept, but I had this realization this week after a rough day. It seemed like everything that I did was going wrong and it was pretty disheartening. I apologize to Lynette and she just gave me a smile and said, “It’s alright. It happens”. As I left to go home, I realized that this is an internship. I am an intern. I cannot be expected to know everything. Therefore, I need to ask questions. It would be a disservice to myself if I don’t, because these next few months are going to be a learning experience.

One of the things that I learned about health and wellness is how innovation the consumer aspect of it is. One of the assignments that I had to complete this week was researching the stories and editors that covered the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. There are so many technical innovations from new high tech new infusers to and app that can check your blood pressure.  

What I am most looking forward to learning during my time a Lynette Nicole PR, is just becoming media savvy. I had the opportunity to draft a pitch for an editor and it’s only my fourth day here! I am already on the right path. Hopefully, by the end of my time here I will have forged a media relationship or two that will help me further my career.