Jul
26
2014
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Weekend Playlist: Let’s Work It Out
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

runner stretch vie sportForget Kanye, this is Kiki’s workout plan.

In conjunction with twice weekly Pilates at Flex Studios and as many times as I can get there yoga at Strala, I run.  I run as much as my little feet can handle.  That’s why they look like a spend my free time dancing on hot coals.  When I’m not running along the Westside Highway (due to inclement weather), I take it to the treadmill for interval training.  This started as a trainer’s written instructions and as it got too easy, I modified it to work for me (so, feel free to do so for yourself).

  • 5 minutes at 5.5
  • 1 minute 7.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 8.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 9.0
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 9.0
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 1 minute 7.5
  • 1 minute 5.5
  • 5 minutes 4.0

I do all of this on a 1% incline and I get through it only with the thought of thinner thighs and a good playlist.  I’ve created a few for you before (here, here, and here) and this is what I’m currently burning rubber to.

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
09
2014
0


Weekend Playlist: Let It Burn
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

running legsYou know the hardest part about going to the gym? Going to the gym. It’s amazing all the tiny tasks that I’ve neglected doing up until it’s time to make my way to the treadmill. Oh that stack of magazines I’ve yet to read? They must be sorted through before I could possibly go to the gym. All that paper has gotta be a fire hazard. I probably should clean out the fridge too.

However, once I’m actually at the gym or have just completed a thorough sweat session, I’m more than happy I went. Even happier when my pants aren’t sausage wrappers. It’s like my dad says, “What do exercise and hitting yourself in the head with a hammer have in common? They both feel good when you stop.” One great way to get you through the burn is a playlist that tricks you into believing you’re bumping elbows with Beyoncé, not the meathead bro-ing out with barbells. I’ve shared my running playlist before and Jenn was kind enough to bestow us with a few of her favorites, but much like your workout routine- it’s always good to switch things up. Here’s what I’m currently feeling the burn and burning the calories to:

Sweat looks good on you.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
06
2013
0


The List: Fifth Year Recap
Written by: WhyDid | The List

kirsten smith street styleLooking back over this past year’s posts, I thought a couple of things: 1. I don’t post nearly enough, 2. I can’t believe all of that happened in one year.  While at times it feels as if I’m not moving forward at all, taking a minute to look back (which every inspirational quote on Instagram would tell you not to do- I’m a rebel), I can see that even though it may be at a snail’s pace, I have certainly been chugging along through this thing called life.  My self awareness will now beseech me to make some changes to how I’ve been handling a few things, but I must take a not so modest moment to grin with pride about what I have accomplished by revisiting a few of my favorite posts from this blog year.  I hope you enjoy… and what were some of your favorites?

  1. Why Did You Wear That: Little in the Middle
  2. WhyDid Wisdom: I Don’t.
  3. Setting the Mood: Goth Goes Glam
  4. Why Did You Wear That: Fall Overhaul
  5. WhyDid Wisdom: Standards, Get Some.
  6. Weekend Playlist: Guest DJ, Jenn Seracuse
  7. Friday Frocks: You’re My Babydoll
  8. Why Did You Wear That: The Witching Hour
  9. WhyDid Wisdom: When Your Fixer Upper Becomes a Human Wrecking Ball
  10. WhyDid Wisdom: Crazy is Contagious

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
13
2013
0


Weekend Playlist: Guest DJ, Jenn Seracuse
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

Jenn Seracuse PilatesPhoto credit: Jay Sullivan 

Not to toot my own horn (but, beep beep), I get asked quite a bit about what my workout routine is.  No, kids, I can’t lie and just say I sit around eating whatever I want.  Past the age of 25, I actually had to become conscience of my body and only wish I’d started sooner.  I run three to four times a week, but my real secret weapon for long, lean, toned arms and legs and a flat stomach is Pilates.  Specifically, Flex Studios.  Very specifically, Jenn Seracuse.

I’d tried out a few different Pilates studios in New York after getting hooked when I lived in LA.  One class with Jenn at Flex and I needn’t look any further.  Jenn’s class is fun and upbeat without being annoyingly cheerleader peppy (I was a cheerleader, chill).  Beginner’s or first timers don’t fret.  Jenn must have eyes in the back of her head because she’s able to keep tabs on everyone in class providing gentle corrections to ensure you’re getting the most out of the session without breaking anything except a sweat.  One of the best parts of Jenn’s classes are her playlists.  As I’m sure anyone who works out can attest, music can make or break whether you struggle or stride through those last ten minutes.  So, this week, Jenn was kind enough to put together a playlist especially for WhyDid.com.  I, for one, can not wait to slip on my sneakers and feel the burn while listening.

To be honest, I was little nervous to share my secret because I may find myself on the waiting list for class more than I’d like, but come sweat with Jenn and me and be sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
13
2013
0


Weekened Playlist: From the Safety of your Couch-ella
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

So you couldn’t get tickets, you couldn’t make the trek, you just couldn’t be bothered fighting the crowds.  Whatever the case may be, you’re not at Coachella this weekend.  Wah, wah. Doesn’t mean you can’t listen to the same music that’s pumping through the desert.  And lucky for you, you can listen to it from the safety of your couch, bypassing the Port-o-potties and pot.  So, get out your glowsticks, flower crowns, and PBR ’cause I’ve compiled a playlist of some of my favorite artists hitting the stage.

xx,

WhyDid

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