AFFORDABLE (AND CUTE!) WORKOUT CLOTHES

MOTIVATION TO GET YOU THROUGH HUMP DAY!

Having the appropriate attire can make or break your workout.  Unfortunately, the costs can add up quickly.  But getting the right workout clothes doesn’t always have to equal a high price tag.  Here are some affordable and durable options to try for your next gym session!

Bottoms:

  1. PINK yoga leggings
  2. Old Navy leggings
  3. Gap joggers
  4. Gap shorts

Sports Bras:

  1. Champion sports bra (via Target)
  2. Old Navy sports bra
  3. Forever 21 medium impact bra

Tanks:

  1. Champion tank with built in sports bra (via Target)
  2. Forever 21 tanks

Jackets & Pullovers:

  1. Gap zip up/pullover
  2. Champion hoodie (via Target)

Accessories:

  1. Feetures Socks (via Amazon)
  2. Scunci headbands (via Amazon)

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Pink and Green

Inspiration for the new week!

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Almost nothing can cheer me up quite like a bouquet of fresh flowers.  It’s a relatively cheap way to perk up your attitude and your home.  I try to grab a fresh bunch during my weekly grocery trip and always feel better the minute I get home and set them on my table.  

I usually opt for a cheap $5 bunch of tulips or something else relatively inexpensive, but I couldn’t resist this elaborate bouquet on a recent Friday afternoon outing.  Even though it’s spring, the weather was chilly and I needed something to get me in the Spring fever mindset.  These gorgeous flowers did the trick and unintentionally formed one of my favorite color combos- pink and green!

Fashion Note: I’m wearing a coat by Banana Republic, pants by Gap, booties by Gap and Urban Outfitters sunglasses.

WEEKLY WRAP UP/WEEKEND COUNTDOWN

What got me through the week and what I’m looking forward to this weekend!

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Phoenix wall art

This was one of those weird weeks that started off on a weird note and subsequently made every day feel extremely long.  I’m certainly thankful for the distractions that helped take my mind off some things this week and for the busy weekend ahead.  I hope you have a great weekend too!

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Everything you need to know about Hollywood’s Golden Age.  (photo )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. “You Must Remember This” Podcast.

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I recently finished this gripping novel, which had me hooked from the beginning.  (photo )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. “The Silent Sister

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Weekend outfit inspiration for an upcoming bachelorette party! (photo )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. ASOS Going Out Section

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Ice cream is my favorite, especially Jeni’s.  I just noticed pints available at my local Whole Foods and I can’t wait to indulge! (photo )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  I love ice cream, and I really love Jeni’s.  

Fried Zucchini Spaghetti

Delicious recipes for the curious cook!

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A little bowl of heaven

Perhaps you’re like me and have not always had a love of vegetables.  I’ve always gravitated to the wonderful world of carbs and dairy, like pasta and cheese, while sometimes forfeiting veggies for a later meal.  As I got older, I started to realize vegetables didn’t have to be eaten the exact same steamed or boiled way I ate them as a kid, and with a little creativity, they can actually taste great.  In fact, I now stick to a mainly veggie based diet, which sometimes leaves the man in my house needing something…more…when it comes to dinner, which is where this recipe comes in.  

If you, or anyone in your house, are the type of person who swears they don’t like zucchini, I encourage you to give this recipe a try.  It certainly isn’t the healthiest way to serve a veggie, with fried breadcrumbs and atop a bed of pasta, but it does provide a good way to get in those veggies while satisfying your taste buds.  Go make it now!

MY LOVE OF BIKRAM YOGA

MOTIVATION TO GET YOU THROUGH HUMP DAY!

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Rewind to five years ago and I had no solid workout routine.  In fact, once the days of the after school sports were behind me, I struggled to develop any consistent exercise schedule.  I’d run occasionally, maybe take a group exercise class at a local gym, but there was never anything I felt strongly enough to commit to.  And then I discovered yoga, and not just any yoga, but Bikram yoga.  In a +100 degree room, with classes ranging from 60-90 minutes, it was tough.  But the fact that each class had the same set of postures reassured me.  It helped me anticipate what was coming each and every time I stepped on the mat.  And the consistency didn’t equal monotony; rather, it helped me measure my progress each week and allowed me to go somewhere new in my practice each week.  Not only did the challenge keep me coming back each week (4 years and counting!), it also helped me find a sense of solace.  It helped to clear my mind, cancel out all the distractions and focus only on myself and my practice…while burning 400+ calories an hour.  The benefits affect both physical and mental health and are long lasting even once you’re off the mat.

I’m fortunate enough to have lived in big cities where multiple yoga options are available, but Bikram (and other hot yoga) has become more widespread in the last few years.  If you’re feeling curious, give it a try!

New York Area (including NJ and PA):

https://bikramyoganyc.com/

http://suryayogaacademy.com/

http://bikramyogalehighvalley.com/

Chicago Area:

http://www.105f.com/

http://bikramnorthshore.com/

http://www.omontherange.net/

LA Area:

http://bikramyogala.com/

http://hot8yoga.com/

National Branches:

http://pureyoga.com/

http://www.corepoweryoga.com/

^try the HPF class for a format similar to Bikram

WELCOME!

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Welcome to A Curios Doer! This is a site showcasing all the things I love and things I’m excited to try.  After moving to a new city two years ago, I was anxious to explore my new home and discover new places and things to do.  That curiosity inspired me to create A Curious Doer.  

This blog is a way to document my favorite things and share them with others in the spirit of motivating myself and others to keep exploring new things.  You can expect to find a range of content from fitness and fashion to cooking ideas and pop culture trends.  I hope you will find something here that sparks your curiosity and give it a try. Stay tuned for more posts!