Chelsea Crockett

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Why You Should Always Change Your Clothes After the Gym

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise. …

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise.  You might not even be aware of what can happen to your body after going to the gym, but here are a few reasons why you should always change out of your clothes after a hard workout!

  • We all know how acne appears right?  When our pores get clogged, especially after a sweaty workout, acne starts to pop up around our body, not just face.  Leaving damp, dirty clothes on for long periods of time suffocates and clogs our pores!Chelsea Crockett - Exercise
  • Okay, this one might be the grossest.  Bacterial infections love to feed off of sweat.  When you leave on damp, sweaty clothing, you’re leaving little to no room for your skin to breathe.  This is the perfect opportunity for bacteria to grow! 
  • When it comes to feet, we all know they can get pretty smelly at times.  If you’re someone that works out every day and leaves your socks and shoes on for hours at a time, they have no room to air out!
  • A lot of the time when we workout, we wear tight clothing such as leggings, sports bras, tanks, etc.  Just like acne, inflamed hair follicles can appear from suffocating your pores.  If you’ve ever had one before, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be!

Crazy, right?  Well, now you know!  Make sure you’re always keeping your body clean and fresh!

Chelsea

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5 Tips for Beating the “Freshman 15”

The “Freshman 15” is always under debate.  Is it real?  Can it actually happen to me?  Truth is, it can happen, but it can also be easily prevented!  Since I’m…

The “Freshman 15” is always under debate.  Is it real?  Can it actually happen to me?  Truth is, it can happen, but it can also be easily prevented!  Since I’m going to be battling it myself this year, I thought I’d come up with a few tips on how I’ll be staying healthy my freshman year.  I hope these help you, too!

  1. Stock your mini fridge with only healthy snacks.  If you only allow yourself to buy healthy food, then you won’t have the temptation to eat junk food!
  2. Cover your windows with dark curtains so you can assure yourself complete darkness when you sleep.Chelsea Crockett - Sworkit  You may not realize it, but sleep is very important when it comes to your mental and physical health.
  3. Set a fitness plan that works with your class schedule.  If you don’t plan out your workouts, you’ll find yourself with little to no time left at the end of the day!
  4. Practice a small-space workout that you can do in your dorm room.  For those days that you’re too lazy to leave your room, find a simple ab, leg, or arm workout that you can do in your own dorm!  There are plenty of apps like the one on the right that you can download that will plan out a workout for you!
  5. Wear your workout clothes to class and walk everywhere!  If you’re on a big campus, then getting your steps in isn’t hard.  Also, if you plan on working out straight after class, simply where your exercise clothes to save some time and encourage you to hit the gym!

What other tips do you use for keeping fit in college?  Let me know so I can try them out at my school, too!

XO – Chelsea

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Quickest Ways to Refresh After P.E.

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats…

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats class like boot camp or only have it for one semester, you’ll need some tips for refreshing after. Here are a few tricks I’ve learned throughout my high school years, maybe they’ll help you, too!

If you have first hour P.E., you know the real struggle. First off, you can keep a few products in your backpack or gym locker for quick use. A trick I learned is, after you get all sweaty during class, using a baby wipe or makeup remover wipe and cleaning off your face with it (avoid taking off your eye makeup!). Then, reapply with a quick powder foundation if you have the time! Wiping off your face will remove any sweat or bacteria that’s left behind after class, which will help avoid acne from forming!

Chelsea Crockett - Tribal HeadbandNext, consider keeping some deodorant and/or perfume in your locker. This will make you feel and smell like you never even went to class! Also, carry a couple cute headbands with you. If your P.E. likes to mess up your hair, you can throw it in a messy bun or braid and rock a headband like the one on the left! These are super in right now and can be found at tons of stores like Forever 21 or Earthbound.

I hope these tips help you out after your gym class! Good luck!

-Chelsea

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Pumped Up Gym Style!

Who said you can’t look cute going to the gym?  Well, if you’re used to wearing running shorts and a t-shirt, it’s time to step up your gym style!  Don’t…

Who said you can’t look cute going to the gym?  Well, if you’re used to wearing running shorts and a t-shirt, it’s time to step up your gym style!  Don’t worry about putting on makeup and doing your hair, go all natural; but when it comes to your gym clothing, try changing it up with a few of my chic gym wardrobe tips!Chelsea Crockett- gym clothes

  • Don’t be afraid to wear prints.  Go all out!  Try a fun pair of printed leggings and pair them with your favorite bright colored tank.   You’ll be a style stand out!
  • If you’re wearing leggings or a type of shorts that go further up, like to your belly button, try a crop top.  It’s okay to show off your toned stomach!  Work it!
  • Layer it up!  For colder days, wear a pair of leggings under your shorts and a form fitting jacket with your tank.  Even try wearing a vest for brisk days!
  • Neon, neon, neon!  Be bright this year in the gym.  Throw away those dull colored gym clothes and swap them for some hot pinks, bright oranges, and lemon yellows.  The brighter the better.
  • Who said matching is lame?  If you have a pair of awesome Nike tennis shoes, don’t be ashamed of matching your outfit to your shoes.  You go for it girl!

Next time you hit up the gym, you’ll be a sweaty fashionista!

 

-Chelsea

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When You Look Good, You Feel Good!

Hey lovelies! Most of us are some type of athlete, which means hours of exercising and time at the gym.  Some people think it’s dumb to wear makeup while working…

Hey lovelies!

Most of us are some type of athlete, which means hours of exercising and time at the gym.  Some people think it’s dumb to wear makeup while working out, but sometimes when you look good, you feel good!  Now I don’t mean to go all out with your makeup, but a natural, subtle look is perfect.

Chelsea Crockett - Waterproof MaybellineTo start off your look, try curling your eyelashes.  After this, add some waterproof mascara.  Maybelline carries an amazing one that you can purchase here:http://tiny.cc/MaybellineMascara.  This will give your eyes a little extra lift and you also won’t have to worry about your sweat ruining your mascara!  I know during the winter our body tends to dry out a lot more than during other seasons.  So for your chapped lips, try a tinted lip balm.  Baby Lips is a perfect brand to give your lips a little pop of color.  Click here to check them out!

As for your skiChelsea Crockett - Baby Lipsn, make sure you wash your face before you hit the gym!  The bacteria in your skin combined with sweat will clog your pores and lead to breakouts.  Also, washing your skin after your work out is just as important as before!  Use a gentle cleanser and pat your skin to dry it afterwards.  Then add your favorite moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.

Let me know below if this helps you out!  If not, what products do you suggest?

XO – Chels

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Gym Hairstyles, So You Don’t Have to Wash It After

You really want to hit the gym, but remembered you have somewhere to be shortly after.  You’d only have 30 minutes to get ready; therefore you wouldn’t have enough time…

You really want to hit the gym, but remembered you have somewhere to be shortly after.  You’d only have 30 minutes to get ready; therefore you wouldn’t have enough time to wash your hair.  What do you do?!  Luckily, it is possible to have a cute hair style after hitting the gym and here’s how:

When you start to sweat, you scalp gets warm which creates a mold.  Because of this, there’s a large chance that your hair will stay the way you had it when you worked out.  It’s important to plan ahead!  If you want your hair wavy, then wear it in a French braid.  You could even start the braid at your bangs for an allover wavy look.    If you want your hair curly, then twist your hair into a top knot bun and secure it with bobby pins.  This way, you will avoid creases throughout your hair. Chelsea Crockett- french braid at the gym

Keeping your hair straight is a bigger challenge.  Wear your hair in a low pony tail using a fabric hair tie to avoid dents.  If you have bangs and want them to lay flat after your workout, pin them to the side using a bobby pin.  You can even part your bangs down the middle and secure them to each side.

Next time you think about skipping the gym because of an event, remember these simple hair tricks.  You have no excuses now!

-Chelsea

 

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Vacation Workout!

Ah vacation!  It’s the perfect time to relax, eat large amounts of food, lie in the sun for hours, and become the definition of a “beach bum”.  Even though you’re…

Ah vacation!  It’s the perfect time to relax, eat large amounts of food, lie in the sun for hours, and become the definition of a “beach bum”.  Even though you’re taking a break from real life, this doesn’t mean you should take a break from your mind and body.  Of course, this is all part of the fun, but it’s important to get up and moving during your vacation!  Check out a few simple ways to exercise while on vacation!Chelsea Crockett- hiking

  • Jog or walk the beach in the morning! The beautiful scenery will keep you wanting more, while each step in the sand works your calf muscles. Plus, if you get sweaty just jump into the water!
  • If you’re near the mountains, go for a hike or a long bike ride!
  • Try picking up a new sport like surfing, paddle boarding, or kayaking.
  • Who said you shouldn’t exercise your mind on vacation?! Try putting your phone away and reading a book or playing a game of Sudoku.
  • Find the nearest water park or amusement park! You won’t even realize how much you’re walking!
  • Hit your hotel or resort gym. Try out all of their fancy workout equipment!

Next time you take a vacation, challenge yourself to be as active as possible.  You’ll come back from vacation feeling refreshed!

Love,

Chelsea

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Make Working Out Easier!

Hi Insiders, Working out can be a drag.  It’s not typically someone’s favorite thing to do.  Some don’t realize this, but getting yourself to the gym is actually the biggest…

Hi Insiders,

Working out can be a drag.  It’s not typically someone’s favorite thing to do.  Some don’t realize this, but getting yourself to the gym is actually the biggest struggle!  Once there, you’ll be pushed to get on that treadmill and GO!  Here are a few simple tips to make your trip to the gym a lot easier.

  1. Bring a buddy!  Having someone to workout with is actually a huge motivator.  You may not even realize that you’re pushing each other to do better.  Plus, you’ll have someone to talk to.  You won’t even realize it, the time will fly by!
  2. Be sure to prep your body.  Drink plenty of water and stretch.  It’ll make your workout easier since you’ll be loose and hydrated.Chelsea Crockett- gym
  3. Make a killer playlist!  Music makes any workout 10x easier.  It drowns out the sound of yourself breathing, which can actually make you more tired.
  4. Don’t overwork your body.  If you haven’t worked out in a while, don’t try to be too ambitious.
  5. Change it up!  Running on a treadmill every workout can get extremely tedious.  Try doing other cardio workouts and have a different day for arms, legs, and abs.
  6. Reward yourself!  Set a goal each month and once that goal is reached go out to dinner or buy yourself a new outfit.  Little gestures like these will keep you going!

Get Active!

-Chelsea

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