Ultimate Home Workout Videos for Fat-Burning

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my favorite home workout videos. I have been doing YouTube workouts for the past five years, in addition to my normal workout routine. There are a TON of workouts on YouTube, which is great, but also slightly overwhelming. Since it is so easy venture into a black hole on YouTube (and not surface until an hour later.. is it just me!?), I am sharing my ultimate workout videos for those days you are stuck at home and could use a little fat-burning in your life.

The best YouTube workout videos don’t require any equipment or weights. These ones can be quickly done because there is no set up and you can even do them while traveling. These workout videos also offer some variety from my normal routine because I do not often use my own weight resistance while at the gym.

Now, here are my ultimate home workout videos. But warning: these videos will definitely make you feel your muscles burn!!

Butt Lift + Ab Chisel | Apartment Friendly Workout

Pilates Class 1, Renee’s 30 Minute class, eFit30!

Bikini Body Routine! This is IT! BIKINI SERIES 2014

Victoria Secret Angel Arm Slimming Workout

The ULTIMATE Hot Body Workout for Flat Abs, Slim Inner Thighs, Perky Butt & Toned Arms

When life is fitnextra busy sticking to a workout schedule can be a struggle, which I vented about earlier this year. Lately, for me, wedding planning has taken away extra time in my days when I would normally workout. Some days it’s hard to get to the gym on time or at a reasonable hour. Other times certain things at home need to be dealt with (hello laundry!) and it can be hard to get out of the house.

I have gone through phases in my life when working out at home just feels necessary. So, I really hope this is helpful for you, if you are in a period of your life when getting to the gym five times a week is not realistic.

Now, I would love to hear from you! Do you workout at home? Have you ever done any of the YouTube videos I shared or anything similar? Share your home workout secrets in the comments and let’s help each other get motivated.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S.  Click for my current favorite workout leggings. What do you wear when you workout!?

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4 Floral Closet Staples You Need for Spring & Summer

Spring is in the air! Well, it is arriving at a snail’s pace in D.C., but still, I am trying to stay positive.  Florals are a big trend right now. So having a few floral pieces in your closet is a must for anyone who is looking to maintain a trendy and current style. Whether you are dressing up for a night out or keeping it casual for a night in, a nice floral print will keep you looking fresh and stylish this spring and well into the summer. It is hard for me to pick a favorite trend this season, but florals are up there with my current stripe obsession. So, here are my four floral closet staples you need for this spring and summer. There are four categories listed below and each has a few items listed, in a rough order from casual to fancy.

First here’s a peak at one of the floral dresses featured below. I wore this dress last weekend, and the thicker scuba material is made of is perfect for spring. Also, I am loving duty blue and rosey hues these days!! Is it just me?

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.”  — Claude Monet

Floral Scarves

Scarves are one of my favorite accessories, and it is not just because I am only cold. I love to get a new scarf each season because it can easily take a jeans and plain shirt from blah to beautiful. A trendy floral scarf, like the ones below, will keep your wardrobe feeling more current and updated too.

Floral Dresses

Everyone needs a floral dress right? I mean I feel like this is up there with a little black dress. Floral dresses are so pretty in the spring and summer, especially for work, a fun date night or as a wedding guest.

Floral Shirts

This staple is my favorite when it comes to updating your work clothes. However, I did just by the Pleione hoodie below and it is super soft and comfortable. I love the look of bold and small floral prints on shirts as well.

Floral Shoes

Shoes, like scarves, are a fun way to add some interest to any outfit. The Keds and Vans below might be my favorite. Keds is doing a collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. and I’m in love with all the styles! This season there are also a lot of floral embroidery on heels. Like the Chloe heels below, this trend is very pretty and more subtle – perfect for those who are not a fan of a bold floral pattern on your feet!

So there we have it – floral scarves, floral dresses, floral shirts and floral shoes – the four closet staples your wardrobe is calling for! Aren’t these items staples a fun way to spice up a basic or blah outfit!? A floral item from each of these categories will definitely set up your wardrobe for spring and well into the summer. If you aren’t a fan of floral patterns, getting some of the items I mentioned with ruffles or stripes would be another way to incorporate some trendy pieces into your wardrobe.

Are there any floral closet staples I shared that you will be wearing this spring or plan to buy for summer? Are there other floral items you love that I didn’t include? Share with me your thoughts and tell me how you really feel about the floral trend!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

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How You’ll Know He’s the One – A Letter to My Younger Self

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Today is Will’s birthday and it just so happens to be exactly one month until our wedding day (seriously, where did time go!?). I am soaking up this special time and decided to do something a little different on the blog today. This is a post that is (selfishly) more for myself. If you are not in the mood for a mushy post about love, then I would just stop reading now. This post is something I wrote to remember what this time was like in my life, and what it was like finding Will and knowing he was the one for me. I think everyone’s journey to love is a little different, so here is mine. This is a letter to my younger self, the one who would lay awake at night feeling so strongly that there was a man out there who would be the love of my life. The girl who would stay up wondering,  “How will I know he’s the one?” and “When will I meet him?”

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How You’ll Know He’s the One

Sarah Camille,

When you meet the great love of your life, you will know. There are people in your life who have experienced this and are telling you this, and it can be hard to understand, hard to believe, until you experience it. There are people in your life who are telling you not to worry about the future. They tell you it will all work out. “God has a plan,” they say. Do not doubt them. They are 100% correct.

Now as your future self, I know the picture I just painted sounds pretty great. I am sure you are skeptical, and you should be. Life leading up to the day you meet this man will be challenging. You will face some personal challenges and have some really tough, failed relationships. While there will be some terrible days, the days and years when you are on your own serve an invaluable purpose.

It is during this time you will discover a better understanding of who you are. You will be tested and criticized in ways that will make you question, “How in the world will things improve?” It will not be until you truly believe that you deserve to be with the love of your life that he will appear. It will happen right after a truly awful day and you will not see it coming.

You will have a feeling of comfort and familiarity the minute you meet him and you will know in your heart that he is the one for you. He is the man you have been waiting for.

I know you want more details, but they do not really matter. All that matters is that you have found him.

Now, your relationship will not be perfect. Sure you will have lots of laughter and fun together, but you will face challenges pretty early on. There will be a support within your relationship that will make it feel like you can face any of life’s challenges, so long as you are together. And, it will be abundantly clear from the beginning that you two are connected. He will be the man you dreamed of and he will be more than you can imagine, all at once.

It will make sense when you meet him. So in the meantime, enjoy your life exactly as it is right now. Have faith and trust with a peaceful mind that it will all work out exactly the way it is supposed to. You will know he’s the one, when you meet him.

Hugs,

Sarah Camille

So, there it is. That is what I would tell my younger self about how you’ll know he’s the one for you. For me, I knew in my heart Will was the right guy for me from the very beginning. I was skeptical and worried first that maybe my heart was wrong. I’m so thankful it wasn’t!

What it means to be “the one”

Now when I say that Will is the one for me, I am really saying I believe he is my soul mate (and I am so excited for our marriage!). But, I realize that not everyone has this kind of experience. I believe soul mates do not always fall in a traditional/stereotypical guy-girl relationship. I think soul mates are simply two people with whom there is a deep connection of the souls. Some people have a few of these in their lifetime, while others may just have one. I think soul mate relationships can be in the form of sibling relationships, friends, marriages and so much more.

Those are my personal thoughts. I would love to hear your thoughts on soul mates and experiences. How did you know your partner was the one? Was there a specific moment that made you realize she or he’s the one for you? Was it a yearlong process of realizing this? Are you still looking for the person you are meant to be with? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments and let’s chat.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille