Thursday, March 24, 2011
To me, style extends beyond how I look and dress. It's about giving back, being kind, thankful, and living a healthy and happy life. I've always enjoyed working out and eating healthy. Don't get me wrong I have my bad days, but I try to make fitness a priority. Here are ten things that help keep me motivated:
While nice and functional workout clothes are great I rely on my accessories more than anything.
1. Baseball cap
When I head out for a run I like to protect myself from the rain and sun. A simple cap always does the trick (I like Nike).
It's pretty clear I have an obsession with Lululemon's headbands. I hate having sweaty bangs in my face!
3. Good shoes
Owning a good pair of shoes is one of the most important things you could invest in for fitness. I have multiple styles for different functions (running, weight-lifting, hiking, etc).
Music is a great motivator. I update my playlist once every two weeks to keep things fresh.
5. Water bottle
I always have water with me. Hydration is obviously necessary and can help keep you focused.
6. Gym bag
I'm a handbag girl, so naturally I have an affinity towards gym bags too. Lululemon makes them stylish and very functional (I own six!).
A few other motivators:
Having friends to work out with offers you support and a challenge. I love my CrossFit family. They make even the hardest days bearable.
8. Anywhere fitness
It's easy to make excuses not to work out. Whether it's your schedule or your budget there are always ways to work around them. I feel empowered knowing I can workout anywhere.
9. The couple that works out together stays together
I'm not going to lie, the fact that my boyfriend works out for a living is a great motivator for me. I surely don't want to be the out of shape girlfriend. Many couples shadow each other's habits so try to make them healthy ones.
10. Reward yourself
No one likes all work and no play. If your pushing yourself hard it's important to sometimes reward that effort. I treat myself to a glass of wine or a gigantic cookie with ice cream!