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New Name, New Brand, New Location for the New Year

Hustle + Halcyon :: A Lifestyle Blog

Helllllllo Ladies ( & Maybe some Gents? ),

So, maybe you’ve followed my blog, maybe you haven’t. Either way: I know I haven’t posted in an eternity. I have been working ultra-hard to re-brand my blog ( making inspo boards, hiring a tech guy (<< soooo official, right?), working on branding (<< new logo to come!), shooting some amazing pictures with Megan, Kristen, and some others, etc. etc. etc. ), so I have SO much content for when the new site goes live. Also, I’ll be in Los Angeles by then, so I’ll have a totally fresh, new outlook to share with y’all. It SO matches the new brand.

So y’all wanna know the new name…………? Its

Hustle + Halcyon

So, let me do a little explaining, because every time I discuss my re-brand with someone who has read my blog, they get into ‘OMG NO I LOVE RAMBLINGS OF A WILD ONE!’ mode. Well, first off ( logistically ), my current name is just too long. Like, its a mouth-full. Secondly, I believe that the new name and look better matches where I want to go with my brand in the blogosphere ( yeah, I just called it that ) & elsewhere. I have some wonderful, amazing readers that I think will absolutely love the new vibes.

So, in saying that, I’ll explain the name. I love the word ‘Hustle‘ and I write it all over the place to remind myself to work my ass off on a daily basis. It can apply to really anything you want it to — fitness/health, work, school, blogging, etc. I knew I wanted to incorporate that vibe into my new brand.

The word ‘Halcyon‘ ( pronounced HAL-SEE-ON ) is one of my favorite and ( in my opinion ) one of the most beautiful words in the English language. Yeah, I went there. As described in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Halcyon is an ancient word that has come to mean reaching a calm, peaceful, & happy state. Its so euphoric, and EXACTLY what I’m going for.

The marrying of these two, opposing words ( one meaning ‘work, work, work’ and one saying ‘relax’ ) totally embodies the balance that I’m looking for in my lifestyle, and hopefully, the balance I can inspire in yours! Now, I’m not saying I’m the happiest, most hard-working pick of the bunch, but I am on my own journey to be happy, at-one-with-myself, and to inspire others to do the same. So, this is merely a documentation of that journey… Its not the end-all-be-all, ‘I know everything’ type of publication. Bonus Points: Ellie Goulding’s song ‘Halcyon’ is one of my favorites.

Hustle + Halcyon Lifestyle Blog ( yeah some new stuff coming, told ya )

I cannot wait to share all the new posts I’ve had saved up this past month on the new website. I’ll release the new link soon! Ahhhhh, I can’t wait to hear what y’all think!

In the meantime, follow me on Instagram & Twitter to witness the craze of re-branding for yourself.

Oh and side note: I am still doing the Kayla Itsines Bikini Bod guide ( she has some updated versions now, btw ) and it is kicking my ass.. in the best way! This girl has taken over the world… I mean, I ran into 4 other girls in the gym the other day doing her workouts… in College Station, Texas. Like, what? Thats some serious #GIRLBOSS action.

Seeeee ya soon ( probably in a couple weeks ) !!

[ PS ]



ROAWO x Mavy Savvy Trend Store

One of my favorite word combos? Street Style.

I’m such a sucker for websites that specialize in inexpensive versions of the sweet stuff I see my favorite fashion Instagrammers (word?) wearing. Wether its a badass graphic tee or a black leather skirt, I. Want. It. For. Cheap. I’m on a college budget, so I can’t exactly afford to splurge…. so how in the world am I supposed to buy cool, trendy stuff?

Enter: Mavy Savvy Trend Store.

I was soooo pumped when I discovered this online boutique & became a part of their campaign. They are a new (& quickly growing) online marketplace for girls on a tight little budget. AND now, you can get 20% off their new arrivals. Deals on Deals on Deals.

I’ve rounded up some of my top picks from Mavy Savvy, so shop your little hearts out:

Favorites from the New Online Boutique: Mavy Savvy Trend Store

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So. much. love. for the Mavy Savvy team & I loooove to be a part of the success of new shops. So go show them some lurve yourself, alright? I can’t wait to see the future of this store.

Much love

xx

This is a sponsored post, as I am a part of the Mavy Savvy Trend Store campaign powered by Brand Backer. Though this is a sponsored post, my opinions are sincere!



Meet Lauren Williams: Health and Fitness Guru & the Brain Behind Indubitable Fitness!

Lauren Williams: Indubitable Fitness, Fitspo & Health Guru. A great site for workouts and healthy recipes! Hiiii loves. It’s been awhile, but I’m back from my little blogging break (consisting mostly of classes, tests, term papers, AND re-branding BS) and I have something really freakin’ great for y’all today.

Lauren Williams: Fitspo, Fitspo, Fitspo!

Y’all know I love to feature my friends on ROAWO, sooooo meet my girl Lauren. She’s a health & fitness guru, a beach body coach, and the brain behind her brand: Indubitable Fitness.

Here we go:

◊ Introduce Yourself: Hey everyone! My name is Lauren Williams and I am a health & fitness coach! Indubitable Fitness is my online site where I blog about healthy recipes, fitness tips, inspirational posts, and where I lead my online fitness challenge groups! I’m from Fort Worth, TX (<< my hometown too!) and I’m attending TCU to get a Kinesiology-Health & Fitness degree. I’m a mover and a shaker.. If anything gets lost in the day for me it’s sleep, because I have a million things to do and you better believe I am going to do them all (ok, and sometimes school gets lost too)! Oh and I’m totally horse crazy. I competitively show hunter jumping horses and I have a fabulous horse named The Big Dog (aka Cujo).

Meet Lauren Williams: Beach Body Coach and Health Guru

◊ What inspired you to start your fitness journey? My freshman year of  highschool, my habits of eating krispy kremes and not working out caught up to me really quickly. After some teasing at school, my mom telling me to put down the cheetos one too many times, and just becoming fed up with the person that I saw in the mirror, I realized that I had to do something to fix this.  I was blessed in that I got a personal trainer who taught me all about food and nutrition and pushed me, even when I tried to put on the brakes, thinking I couldn’t go on in the workout. Becoming healthy and fit drastically changed my life. It took me from being sedentary, unhealthy, and miserable to constantly active, confident, and loving life every day. I now want to pass this wellness onto everyone that I can.

◊ How do you stay motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Consistency is the key that I have found for success. I led an unhealthy lifestyle before and the way that I felt back then is a way that I never want to feel again. Working out and feeding my body right makes me feel confident, energetic, happy, and alive every day! I love life and I love to explore.. Working out can be fun if you mix it up! I always am finding new adventures to go on, like paddleboarding on the river, going trail running at a state park, or going biking with friends! My online support groups holds me accountable for being my best and not falling off the bandwagon (<< this is what ROAWO does for me!). As a coach, I know that I have to give 110% in order to inspire others and motivate others to make changes and that pushes me on every day.

◊ As a Beach Body coach, what is your main goal? I want to change the way that people think about nutrition & exercise, and more importantly, the way that they think about themselves & their potential! I want to help others reach their health & fitness goals and help them to look and feel their best. There are so many “quick fixes” out there these days, like diet pills and starvation diet plans. The fact of the matter is: those just will not hold up your weight loss or give you the mental benefits that proper nutrition and exercise will (<< Amen, sista) . There is no quick fix to a lifestyle that pays HUGE rewards to those willing to put in the work. I provide people with a fitness & nutrition program tailored to their needs, access to my online support group, and free coaching from me to put them on the path to success! (<< y’all, seriously check it out… FREE coaching)

Lauren Williams: Indubitable Fitness, Fitspo & Health Guru. A great site for workouts and healthy recipes!

◊ What has been the most effective way to transform your body and build lean, sexy muscle? Don’t be afraid of the weight room!! Weights are SO important in building lean muscle mass and lifting weights will not make you get huge like a boy… that just won’t happen. Another important exercise component is HIIT training. HIIT is the quickest way to burn fat while gaining lean muscle! It combines short, high intensity intervals with longer, low intensity intervals so that your body is constantly kept guessing and never “plateaus” on burning calories! You must remember to never give up… Muscle weighs more than fat, so sometimes, even when the scale isn’t changing, your body is! Give it time and continue working your muscles, I promise that you will love the results!!

◊ So, you’ve got 30 minutes to work out and you can’t make it to the gym. What’s a quick exercise that you can do at home? I would typically pop in a workout DVD because the workouts are only 30 minutes long–so doable! But, if not, I’ll do something like this: 30 seconds each 3x through & rest 10 seconds between exercises: mountain climbers, chair tricep dips, high knees, squats, planks, pushups, jumping jacks, burpees, alternating jump lunges, wall squat—GO!

◊ Who are your favorite social media/ blogger fitness gurus? Kim Danger: She has all sorts of goodies awesome snack ideas, healthy recipes, etc. and she’s just real!! I love that. Fitfluential has tons of awesome workout ideas and recipes & Skinny Taste has all the healthy recipes you could ever want.

Lauren Williams: Indubitable Fitness, Fitspo & Health Guru. A great site for workouts and healthy recipes! ◊ Give us the details on your daily diet: In general, I try to stick to lean proteins, veggies, fruit, and some complex carbs. Here is a specific idea of my day: Breakfast: Shakeology!–I am so in love with this stuff. I’m super skeptical of so many protein shakes, but what I love about ShakeO is it’s a super-nutrient dense nutritional shake that fills in the gaps of our nutritional intake! It curbs cravings, regulates the body, and increases energy! Snack-Apple & Peanut butter. Lunch-Low sodium turkey, avocado, swiss cheese, spinach & mustard on Ezekial bread wrap. Snack-Greek Yogurt with strawberries. Dinner-Grilled Chicken, broccoli, & squash It is important to eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism revved up! Here is an example of my weekly meal plan.

◊ What is your favorite Indubitable-Fitness-approved recipe? This warm chicken & quinoa salad with pears & feta is definitely one of my best meals! 100% clean, easy, and AMAZING.

◊ Give ONE tip to those starting their journey in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle: Believe in yourself, trust the process, and never give up! Fitness is not an easy journey, but the rewards are endless. Fitness is truly a lifestyle! Change your mindset, improve your eating and exercise habits, and find a support system that will aid you on your journey. Don’t give up on yourself!!!

Lauren Williams: Indubitable Fitness, Fitspo & Health Guru. A great site for workouts and healthy recipes! So, where can we find all your Indubitable Fitness-approved workouts, meal plans, tips, etc.? I have a variety of workout programs such as P90X, Insanity, Beast Body, TurboFire, and the 21 Day Fix available. You can view the programs or apply for a challenge group and I will help select the perfect one for you! The next challenge group is beginning 11/17 called “Hot for the Holidays.” Also, Learn more & purchase Shakeology here (my secret weapon to weight loss & improved health).

For a Daily Dose of Inspo, you can follow Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or find her at her blog, Indubitable Fitness, duh.

She’s a badass, riiiiiight? Thats what I’m sayin’. BY THE WAY: There is like (almost) 0.0 minutes left to enter this amazing FALL GIVEAWAY, so go! Do it. Now. Also, you can enter my giveaway with Old Factory Candles by going to my Instagram and following the quick & simple steps.

Until next time luvvvvvs.