SHIRT: Old Navy, old (similar here) / LEGGINGS: Target, old (similar here) / SHOES: Nike, purchased at Nordstrom Rack (not pictured, but they are the comfiest Running shoes i've ever owned.) / PHONE CASE: Moxyo / HEADPHONES: Moxyo
I use to be a really big runner in college. I would run when I was mad, stressed, wanted to workout, or had so much energy I could explode! In the past couple years since I've been married luckily my stress levels haven't been as high (haha) and I'm not as cranky towards my roommates for eating my food...so a lot less running has occurred.
Lately I've been running again. Not because I need to get rid of some energy, but because I forgot how much I love it and how good it makes me feel. There is nothing better than hitting your goal or running that extra mile when you don't think you have it in you. I've been doing Whole30, which I absolutely love, and running has been a great addition.
If you have been struggling with motivation to workout or get active try a couple of my tips.
1. Buy a new workout outfit, or shoes. Being a woman there is nothing more motivating than wanting to try on a new outfit and workout in it. Truth.
2. Create a couple awesome playlists to get you pumped up. Music can definitely set the tone for your workout.
3. Find someone to go running/workout with you. It helps to have someone along for the journey and to push you to go the extra mile.
4. Have a plan or schedule. If you start structured and plan it out it will help you stick to it and not stray.
A couple things about my running: I have to have at least one article of clothing that is brightly colored or neon. I don't know about you, but bright workout clothes just speak to me. I have severed pairs of neon pink running shoes, and neon shirts. (Only if I could have all the nike shoes.) Secondly, I have to have music, at all times when it comes to any kind of working out. That is why good headphones and Spotify are must haves for me. Spotify is my best friend and has been for a long time. Recently I discovered one of my new favorite brands of headphones.
I always take my Moxyo headphones and phone case with me. I fell in love with all the Moxyo phone case colors and their headphones are phenomenal! They are perfect for jamming out and getting lost in the music while running. I have my music pretty loud while running and these have great sound quality for that. They are the best to go running with; especially since you can pause, skip, repeat all with the little button. Head on over to their site to check out all their gear!
And head on over to my Spotify playlist to see what I listen to while working out, and get some running inspiration while you're at it!
What are your favorite ways to work out?
Other Whole30er's out there, what recipes are your favorite?
What running shoes/workout gear do you recommend?
This post was a collaboration with Moxyo, but all opinions are my own.