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Looking for a More Inspired Morning Routine?

May 04, 2015


If you’re like me, mornings can best be described as organized chaos. You’re trying to eat breakfast, chug a cup of coffee, answer e-mails, and more. If you’ve got kids, this process becomes at least ten times more hectic. Needless to say, a routine like this isn’t exactly zen, nor is it particularly inspiring. That’s why I’m always trying to improve my mornings, and love reading about how successful people begin their day. I recently read an article that gives some great insight about how people like fashion designer Tory Burch or president of Starbucks Michelle Gass start their mornings.

For one thing, it seems like exercise is a common thread. From tennis to a brisk walk around the neighborhood, the women featured in the article all seem to agree that a workout before delving into the day is beneficial. The other thing I noticed was that these successful people aren’t hitting snooze 12 times and then racing out the door. They get up early and set aside time for meditation, reading, or catching up on e-mails. As much as I love to sleep in, it’s definitely something to consider. Life really does feel better when you’re not in fast forward mode as soon as your day starts.

If you’re looking to make your mornings more peaceful, check out the article on how entrepreneurs and other famous people do it here.

Want to Lose Weight? Super, Super Busy? Read This!

March 30, 2015

For many of us, getting in shape is a priority. Whether it’s losing some weight or just toning up, it’s something that’s important, especially with bathing suit season looming ahead. Butttt then you have to factor in full-time jobs, families, and other responsibilities, and sometimes eating well and exercising get pushed to the bottom of the “To Do” list. When this happens, it’s easy to adopt an “all or nothing” mentality. If I can’t get to the gym three times a week, then it’s okay to just call the whole thing off, right? I just read this article from People.com that gave some great (and practical) tips for people who want to get into shape but can’t devote their whole life to hours of exercise each day and eating only lettuce for lunch.

You can check out the article here. It’s focus on taking small steps to live healthier seems like a much more reasonable approach for those of us who have a lot to balance.

— Lauren the web girl

Now THIS Would Inspire Me To Get on the Treadmill

March 18, 2015

The treadmill is not my most favorite thing in the world. In fact it’s one of my least favorite activities, and I’m great at coming up with excuses to avoid it. But when I saw this video, featuring dancer/choreographer Carson Dean doing an amazing routine to “Uptown Funk” on the treadmill, I changed my tune a little bit. Of course if I tried this, I would be flat on my face and crying within 30 seconds. But, WOW. This is impressive. Check it out below:

Watch Christina Aguilera Do A Spot-On Britney Spears Impression

February 24, 2015

If you’re a fan of pop queens Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, you know that there was always a little bit of a rivalry between the two, especially in the early 2000s. They were both competing for airtime on TRL and your money as you bought CDs and concert tickets. So you can imagine my shock and delight when Christina Aguilera participated in a little game with Jimmy Fallon where she was asked to impersonate some famous musicians, including Brit Brit herself. Not only did Christina happily do the impression, she actually nailed it.


As an added bonus, if you love Adam Levine you can click here to watch him do some great impersonations too, including Michael Jackson.

— Lauren the web girl


“Jealous” + “Blank Space” = One Amazing Acoustic Mashup

February 09, 2015

If you’re like me, you’re still thinking about the GRAMMYs, specifically Taylor Swift’s amazing dress and this picture showing her making amends with Kanye West. In honor of this year’s GRAMMY Awards greatness, I present a video I can’t stop watching. It’s an acoustic mashup of Nick Jonas’s “Jealous” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” Thank me later when you have it on repeat.

— Lauren the web girl