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Activewear style - Zara Terez leggings, Reebok sneakers & hoodie with faux leather jacket What do you guys think of my new rap album cover??

Haha I wish …

ANYWAY. Is anyone even reading this or has everyone totally checked out for Thanksgiving weekend by now? I’ll be spending my day in the car as we head down to Jersey, but today’s post is for all you poor saps forced to work a half day at the office (been there!). Since there’s a good chance that you and that one creepy janitor are the only two still in the building, no one will notice if you waste a few minutes scrolling through pictures of me wearing sweatshirts and leggings. 😉

For my final post of my partnership with Wellcoin (check out my first post for full details on the app!), I wanted to highlight some of the activewear rewards you can earn using it. If you use THIS LINK and/or the code PUMPSANDIRON you can start off with 500 Wellcoins, and as you’ll see, that will get you a good chunk of the way towards free swag!

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20% Off Online Sale Items at Reebok (1000 WC)

I was so excited to see this reward in the Wellcoin marketplace because I recently got the opportunity to go shopping at Reebok HQ and they have some seriously cute gear right now. The Skyscrape sneakers that I’m wearing in some of these pictures are seriously the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn. And they’ve got a ton of muscle tanks (my favorite!) that you’ll now be seeing frequently on the blog as I wear them pretty much every day. reebok-muscle-tanks Activewear style - Zara Terez leggings, Reebok sneakers & hoodie with faux leather jacket

$10 Bonus Certificate at DICK’s Sporting Goods (2000 WC)

You might remember I just did a post on my new workout gear from DICK’s. I was blown away by how huge their selection of quality activewear is when I went the other week. These Nike leggings from DICK’s are super warm and I’ve been loving them as the temperatures drop. activewear-blog-style-1 activewear-blog-style-2

$10 Gift Certificate at Sports Authority (2000 WC)

Sports Authority isn’t just my go-to for workout equipment, they’ve also got some great athletic clothing. The green Nike running sneakers I used to wear constantly on the blog (not pictured because they’re old and dirty and on their death bed) are from SA as are a bunch of the Nike bras I wear! Activewear style - Zara Terez leggings, Reebok sneakers & hoodie with faux leather jacket activewear-blog-style-4

Now that the cold weather is here, I can stop pretending like colors other than black exist. It’s wonderful. Safe travels if you’re heading home for the holiday! And remember, you can start earning points for making healthy choices by using Wellcoin. Sign up below using my code to get 500WC — holler! Get 500 free Wellcoins with code PUMPSANDIRON

I just realized I didn’t include full outfit details so leave a comment if you want to know where anything specific is from. I’m sitting in a car all day, so as long as Joe drives, my response time will be quick. :)


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wellcoin. While I was compensated for my time, all opinions–as always!–are my own. Thanks for your support, guys!


10-Minute Upper Body Workout

10-Minute Upper Body Workout -- fun 3x3 AMRAP structureJust like last week’s lower body workout, this uses a 3x3x3 AMRAP structure. That’s 3 exercises done for 3 minutes at max effort, 3 times. It’s quick but intense, so perfect for busy days or to pair with low(er) intensity steady-state cardio like a long walk or elliptical session. Enjoy!

10-Minute Upper Body Workout

Equipment I Used:

  • 25-lb kettlebell

This workout is divided into three 3-minute AMRAPs with 30 seconds of rest in between each. Set a timer for 3 minutes and get through the circuit of exercises as many times as possible before time runs out. Rest for 30 seconds and then repeat, starting wherever you left off at the end of your first AMRAP. 10-Minute Upper Body Workout -- fun 3x3 AMRAP structure

  • 10 High Pulls (right) | Stand tall, feet about hip-width apart, with the kettlebell on the ground in front of you. Squat down, weight in your heels, grabbing the kettlebell with one hand. This is your starting position. From here, power up to a standing position using your legs. As you do, pull the kettlebell straight up by your armpit, leading with the elbow. Bring the kettlebell back down to the ground softly, tapping it to the floor and going right into your next rep.
  • 10 High Pulls (left)
  • 4 Alternating Bird-Dog Push Ups | This is your standard push up, plus some core stability work. Starting in a plank position with hands a little wider than shoulder-distance apart (the wider your feet are, the easier and more stable these will be–if you want a challenge, keep your feet relatively close together), do a push up. As you press back up to plank, lift your right arm and left leg off the ground, stretching them out straight, level with your body. Make sure you keep your abs engaged as you do this; you don’t want to let your low back dip down towards the ground. With control, lower the hand and foot back to the ground, sinking right into your next push up. At the top, repeat on the other side (left arm and right leg). You’ll do 4 push ups total, 2 lifts to each side.To modify: perform the push up from your knees, and just lift the arm at the top of each push up.
  • 10 Bent Rows (right) | Start in a lunge position with your left foot forward, knee bent to 90 degrees and the ball of your right foot planted behind you, leg stretched. Place your left forearm on your left thigh for support and grab the kettlebell with your right hand, arm straight and bell barely touching the ground. From here, row your right elbow up to the ceiling, bringing the kettlebell up towards your rib cage. As you row, think of squeezing your right shoulder blade in towards center spine. Lower the kettlebell down towards the floor, straightening your arm and lightly tapping the floor before going into your next rep.
  • 10 Bent Rows (left)

10-Minute Upper Body Workout -- fun 3x3 AMRAP structure

WEARING | leggings c/o Sweaty Betty // tank: H&M (old but similar here) // bra: Fabletics // sneakers: Nike

Any one else getting excited for a long Thanksgiving break?? I actually have this entire week off from teaching which is SO nice because I’m ridiculously behind on blog stuff. :)



A Before-Bed Stretching Routine (+Giveaway)

Before-Bed Stretching Routine

What better way to kick of Thanksgiving week than by showing how thankful I am for all of you with a giveaway!? Soybu graciously sent me the leggings (and bra and sweater) I’m wearing in today’s post and is letting me giveaway my favorite item to one of you. It was a tough call because I love all three, but the leggings are just SO comfy. I know you’ll love them! You can enter to win them below, but first I wanted to share some of my favorite stretches to do before bed. There’s nothing like rolling around on the carpet to make you feel like a million bucks! Especially after a big meal …Before-Bed Stretching Routine

Before-Bed Stretches

Especially on days when I’ve spent a lot of time sitting at my desk, I love taking 10 minutes to stretch before bed. It makes for a much more comfortable night’s sleep! Here are some of my favorite stretches: Before-Bed Stretching Routine

Soybu Camii Leggings Giveaway

Before-Bed Stretching RoutineEnter for you chance to win the leggings I’m wearing (you pick the color and size) by leaving a comment on this post telling me what you’re thankful for this year. Make sure you use the widget below to verify that you commented. I’ll pick a winner on Thanksgiving — good luck!

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What are you thankful for this year?

What are some of your favorite stretches?