Monday, January 25, 2010

Fashion Passion

I love to follow fashion blogs and shows, for passions for thinspiration as well as design. I subscribe to Fashionista newsletter ( and enjoy several fashion blogs:



Good thinspo:


Do you have favorite blogs or sites to share? I'm currently constructing my new fashion blog, Eyes Open. I couldn't resist heading to NYC during Fashion Week in February. I'm balancing my budget enough to make it work. Where there's a will--for anything--there's a way. I'm heading up for 3 nights, leaving on Valentine's Day. It's also timely as I'm right now going through a breakup with a guy I've been involved with for 2 years. Being a ball of emotions, I know a great remedy is to get myself away from my usual routine for a few days, shake things up, throw off my personal schedule and get out into the pomp and culture of Fashion Week in Manhattan.

Please share your own fashion thoughts, inspiration, links or any comments. Love hearing from you.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cardio Only vs Combo Workouts

In the latest issue of Men's Health magazine, there's an article hypothesizing that workouts that mix up cardio/strength and toning burn more cals (or drops away more fat) than simply running for that same amount of time. So though your heart rate isn't pumped the whole time lifting/toning/combining like it is with running, you still burn the same amount and lose even more fat.

I dared myself to try it for a bit, starting today: instead of 30 mins of running w/ 60 sec sprints followed by jumping rope/dancing/light weights for 20 mins, I swapped. I did 20 mins running/sprints and 30 mins jumping rope, lifting and dancing. My muscles were screaming from being challenged in new ways. I feel it in my body tonight, too. Now, wonder if it'll help me maintain or lose more with this strategy? Any one else have experience or input regarding this? Thanks!