Life Lately

March 27, 2017

Happy Monday, friends! (I know, not nearly as exciting as Happy Friday but.....)

I figured I'd share a little life update for anyone out there who is curious to know what I've been up to and why posts have been few and far between.

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For weeks, I had a "goodbye" blog post in the works because I was planning to stop blogging. Why?

The short answer: life has gotten very busy, both in a good and bad way. And there have also been some pretty major curve balls thrown my way. Needless to say, I cried way too many times on the phone to my mom each week, telling her about my upsetting days, doctor visits, frustrations, and the fact that I just didn't know how to handle everything. Working out has always been my stress relief, but there were many days I skipped a sweat session.

Between work, side jobs, gym time and such, I felt like any free moments I did get, my mind was spinning over blog content. Planning posts, writing posts, taking photos, and feeling like my work wasn't good enough.

As a result, I cracked under pressure and stopped blogging. I am human after all. After realizing just how much time I put into this hobby, I needed to let it go for a bit in order to breathe and focus on other (more important) things. I immediately felt a weight lifted off me by not having to worry about getting any blog-related work done. And I had actually planned to stop blogging at that point.

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However, what I didn't anticipate after a few weeks was that I realized I missed blogging and sharing my fitness journey, outfits, yoga diaries. I love this little blog and want Naturally Me to continue to be an outlet full of fun, helpful, and motivating content.

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With that said, I'm still planning on blogging as much as possible. I have several posts and collaborations coming up that I'm so excited about, but in the meantime you can catch up on my latest posts below:

~ How to Jump-start Your Yoga Practice (beginner yogi and beyond!)
~ My favorite athleisure items, including the most comfortable Nike sweatshirt
~ Touring the National Gallery of Art with Museum Hack

(As always, if you want to see any specific content/posts - please let me know via blog comments or Twitter! I'd love to hear from you!)

Good news: there's always light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm very excited to share that I'm taking a huge step toward one of my goals this year! At 31 years old, my interests and passions have drastically changed, so I'm working on a new career focus ;) If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (kelllybelllly), you've probably figured it out by now, but I hope to be able to share more in a few months. I want to have a career that I truly love so I'm making that happen for myself.

THANK YOU for supporting Naturally Me. It's my goal in the very near future to share much more fitness + nutrition-related content to help motivate and inspire you every single day. Because we all deserve to live a naturally fit and fun life! ;)


Photos by Rosa

My Style: Nike Sweatshirt

March 17, 2017

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SWEATSHIRT: Nike [on sale!] // LEGGINGS: Target [love these] //  
SNEAKERS: Converse // BACKPACK: Forever 21 [similar] // BEANIE: Target //

One night last week, I said to my boyfriend, "You know, I just love being in my pajamas." He kinda looked at me like I was crazy, then laughed. (Maybe because I was actually wearing my favorite pajamas....) I may be crazy but as soon as I walk in the door, I always throw on some sort of comfy clothes. Straight from the gym, work, and definitely always on the weekends.

However, for weekend errands or yoga, I try not to look like I just rolled out of bed, so athleisure it is!

When I saw this Nike sweatshirt I fell in love. Ever since it came, it's become my weekend outfit... especially for layering up before yoga class. And I love a good pocket. If you're looking for a cute, comfy, and affordable sweatshirt - this one is it. Bonus: it's now on sale - and comes in three colors!

Another one of my favorite athleisure looks is moto. I FINALLY pulled the trigger and bought these moto leggings I've been stalking for over a year, and they're well worth splurging. In my opinion, you can find the best athleisure selection online at Nordstrom. Seriously..... the best. (PS - I'm sharing all my favorite athleisure picks at the end of this post so you can shop them directly!)

I'm definitely packing ALL the comfy sweatshirts and leggings to take on a camping trip this weekend. (Fuzzy socks and gloves, too.) Two girls, one tent, and one goal: stay warm! ;) Follow along on Instastories and Snapchat (kelllybelllly) to see where we're headed! Happy Friday!

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MORE ATHLEISURE TO LOVE:




Photos by Rosa

You Oughta Om:
How To Jumpstart Your Yoga Practice

March 13, 2017

Remember my 2017 Goals? Well, I left out a very important goal: get back to my regular yoga practice. Duh.

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The holidays were such a busy few months that left no time for yoga. In January, I felt the strong need to step on my mat again. I needed a (slower) change of pace and I realized I really missed that hour of balance (especially after realizing yoga is not about fitness). After all, we're just one yoga class away from a good mood! ;)

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My first class was hatha yoga taught by my friend Alison. It was 85 minutes of bliss and just what I needed. I fell in love with yoga all over again and it felt so good to be back!

I immediately signed up to take an aerial yoga class (that’s a natural progression, no?) since there was one spot left and the classes are always full. I LOVED it. We learned the basics, but still played around with shoulder stands and hanging upside down. I could’ve spent the whole day in the silks.

Shortly after that, I signed up for a month of unlimited yoga. Let me tell you: that was the best decision I’ve made to jump-start my practice. If your yoga studio offers an unlimited month pass, I highly recommend signing up. It’s an easy way to try a bunch of different classes, teachers, and to really cultivate a regular practice - whether you're just starting or getting back into the flow like me. And I don't know about you, but since I invested money for a month of unlimited classes, I was determined to go as much as possible!!

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This past month, I’ve taken 16 yoga classes. I'd be lying if I said I haven't missed my nightly gym routine, but you know what? Swapping weights for my favorite yoga flows, and learning new flows, has challenged my body. And my soul is healthier as well.

I've practiced hatha, aerial (is that even a type?), restorative, and of course became reacquainted with my favorite, vinyasa. (A vinyasa + core class is my new favorite Saturday ritual.) These past four weeks were just what I needed to break up my routine and reclaim my inner yogi. It has also felt great to connect with like-minded people and make new friends.

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So... where to go from here?

I have seriously loved every class (and teacher) but definitely have favorites that I will continue to take, mainly on the weekends. Another item on my goals slash bucket list is to go on a yoga retreat which may happen sooner than I thought! Time to start saving! ;)

I also treated myself by signing up to receive monthly Yogi Surprise boxes. My first one came last week and I am obsessed. I think my favorite item inside would have to be the healing stones for each chakra of the body. Over the weekend, I did a fun "unboxing" over on Instastories so if you missed it be sure to follow me as I share each product. (Don't worry, I'm also planning on writing a post about the goodies.) In the meantime, you can get 10% off here!

What's your favorite type of yoga to practice? 


Photos by Rosa