6.30 First alarm “playtime” on my iphone goes off. I always have a first alarm, because the second one is the necessary backup one – I swear it raises its eyebrows at me “like, really?. Music is my connection to every occasion. 6.40 Few bites of the dreaded nutritional banana and a rushed chug of my pre-workout NLA for her Uplift and I’m out the door for my morning iron therapy. 7.15 Warm-up and mental rehearsal of the routine to follow. Today is Monday so its leg day, unlike the majority of the chest champs out there.7.30 Hitting the iron. Straining the cable. Conditioning the core. Sparkling like a diamond is what it’s all about! Lovin’ on my FitAffinity ‘drop it like a squat’ shirt this morning. 8.30 After I take my protein shake I jump in the shower still nodding my head to the fading beats of my reggaeton and dancehall mix. Fresh off workout-high I stare at my closet, check my phone for the weather, stare at my closet again. I tend to either extremes of minimalistic strokes or wildly patterned pieces. Excited for my fall season that’s basically here because I love love love scarves and caramel kissed fur. Fur of any kind really. 9.15 Racing out the door with snacks and shoes in hand. Snacks usually consist of tofu, greek yogurt, walnuts, granola bars or my homemade kamut dark chocolate energy bars. Apples! Yes, finally in season. 9.20 Pickup my oatmeal and coffee at Timmies greeting the best staff ever. 9.35 Glide into the office and put on my financial marketing hat that I’m still adjusting to, open up my Kate Spade golden polka dot planner and kick into business mode. 4.30 I’m checking out a new recipe that will be for dinner because I don’t like repeating the same meal twice. I may have to repeat the Shiitake mushrooms with healthy greek salad version sandwiched in between slices of sourdough though … that one’s a keeper. 5.00 Take off to grab groceries at Whole Foods at Square One while avoiding eye contact with the mall and its undying allure of Topshop, Zara and Mendocino pieces – among others. Have you seen Topshop’s new Longline Wool Gilet by Unique or their Sparrow Glitter slipper shoes? Modern day princess anyone? The scarves at Zara never cease to lift me up to absolute euphoria as the love-hate relationship between all things fashion and my wallet continues. 7.30 It’s either muay thai/kickboxing, Brazilian ji jitsu or barre classes if I have the evening to myself or a social engagement of some sorts. Tonight is mine however, so off to feel like a dancer I go. It also helps to keep my lower half lean as I have genetic tendencies to be quite curvy. 9.15Winding down for the night, catching up with my momma on her day or bugging whatever other family member I haven’t touched base with yet, then pumping up the radio to dance to the day’s hits or curl up on my bed with an episode of Hawaii Five-O or Suits. 11.30 I try and have lights out to get those essential beauty rest hours in. Ready for sweet sleep with my big cuddly gorilla Sir George and then it’s on to the next 24
When Christmas is just around the corner, last minute holiday shopping can get quite stressful. But don’t worry, Toronto-based brand YO SOX got you covered. Their first-ever Pop-up shop, located at 567 Queen St. West in Toronto will open till December 22.
Giving socks as Christmas presents doesn’t have to be boring anymore. YO SOX offers a large selection of humorous novelty and bold graphic patterned designs for men, women and most recently, kids. So now you can for sure find a perfect pair for everyone in your family.
Founded in the summer of 2013, YO SOX has quickly become one of the fastest growing and most popular sock brands. Each sock is exceptionally crafted in Turkish compact cotton. So you are not only buying the comfort and the fashion, but also letting your feet to make statements.