off the mat: the 5 year vision

I can see the lights of New York City from here.

The challenge that created a change in my life.

With 2010 soon coming to a close, I can't help but get retrospective. Working for a company like lululemon, setting goals and then reaching for them is a part of our daily conversations. Whether I am walking into the office or visiting one of our stores, goals are posted on walls for everyone to see. One of my challenges has been setting realistic health and fitness goals for myself.

At first it was daunting. Was I seriously going to carry a large gym bag to work with me everyday just so I could go to yoga? The challenge was there and to overcome it I applied a well known mantra: dress for success. I started to get strategic with my luon to maximise my outfits. By being just a few layers away from participating in a circuit training class or run, I could no longer give myself an excuse not to follow through. Cheers to getting a little creative with your clothing and sweating once a day along the way!

This year's favorite pieces for making like Clark Kent:
-Scoop Neck Tank
-Wunder Under Pant
-Flow Y Bra
-Premium Technithong
-Power Y Tank
-Cool Racerback
-Wunder Under Crop

My 5 year vision:

I live in New York City. I work for a lovely Creative Director at Vogue Magazine and though my Chuck Taylor's are more often than not replaced by 4 inch heels, my roots will always be in luon.

2011 is just around the corner. What are your health and fitness goals for the new year?

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I want to get back in the exercise habit — we’re turning our never-used dining room into an exercise room, and I’m going to start running. I’ve registered for a 10K in August and a 5K in September, as motivation!

Comment by Terri — December 30, 2010 @ 10:23 am

Elim, you’ve inspired me! no more excuses!!

Comment by ashleigh — December 30, 2010 @ 10:23 am

I cannot think of a more inspiring person in my own career than you Miss Elim. Amazing posts. Amazing style. Cannot wait to visit you when you’re work for Grace C. herself.

Big things my lady, shine one.

Comment by Whitney — December 30, 2010 @ 11:36 am

Amazing Elim! Happy New Year to you :)

Comment by Jill — December 30, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

I love that you wear your workout clothes under your work outfits. Very convenient. Good luck on achieving your goals.

Comment by Dana — December 30, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

Thanks for sharing your style & your story with us. I know it will all come together for you.

ps. Love the skirt and the savvy layering of luon.

Comment by lesia d. — December 30, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

Happy New Years Elim! Great 5 yr goal and I’m sure you’re well on your way to achieving it! Your blog posts are always my fave on Lulu – so I hop for our sakes you’ll stay in the Lulu family.

Comment by Vivian — December 31, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

I think it’s very significant you wear your Lulu under all of your work clothes. It signifies that no matter what people may see on the outside (work clothes) you know who you are underneath all that :)

Comment by The Get In Shape Girl — January 4, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

You make luon the coolest ever. Love.

Comment by Alexis — January 11, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

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