Supermodel Secrets: Inside My Fitness Routine, by Lindsay Ellingson
Hey Byrdie babes! I hope everyone is enjoying a healthy and successful start to 2015! With each new year I feel so refreshed and invigorated. It’s the perfect time to get organized, set new goals, and drink lots of green juices! I don’t know about you, but I love to indulge over the holidays—life is meant to be enjoyed, after all. This month, my focus is to get back to my best self! Since January is all about fitness and health, I want to share a few workouts that I absolutely love. I believe in switching up your routine and making it convenient so that it fits seamlessly into your schedule. As you will see, I also swear by exercises that elongate and stretch your muscles. Here’s a look into what I do to stay bikini-ready all year...okay, maybe not all year.
Scroll through to see what I’m doing and loving right now!
Mary Helen and her talented team of instructors also teach online classes which are great to do at home or while traveling. I have to admit, I also love an excuse to dress up like a ballerina. It takes me back to my high school and college dance-team days. Her line of ballet leotards and slippers are so beautiful and elegant, you will want to wear them outside the studio.
My go-to workout is yoga. I practice at Yoga 216 in Chelsea, owned by Nicole Katz. She's an incredible instructor! Yoga is not only great for your body; it's a way to quiet the mind, a must for any busy woman or man. Here's a really fun pose I worked on with Nicole, as well as her instructions for getting into it correctly. Just make sure to have a spotter near by.
Start by kneeling at the wall. Measure the distance from the wall to the top of your shin and place a block as a marker.
You have to have fun with your workout gear. I’m obsessed with the colorful prints from Onzie (like these peacock feather leggings!).
After a tough workout, I love to apply this Skin Trip Coconut Moisturizer ($11) from Mountain Ocean right when I get out of the shower. It has hydrating ingredients like coconut oil and aloe vera, and the scent is so relaxing (beach not included, unfortunately).
This year, my New Year's resolution has been to write down a few things that I'm grateful for every day. As Jack Canfield [co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series] says, "Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.”
What are you doing this year to stay fit and healthy? Tell me in the comments below!