Fit Friday: Motivation

It has been a while! I have been so busy lately it isn’t even funny! Between vacation, working out, extra duties at work, and my shop orders I have had NO time for blogging:( That should change this next week though, I have a little bit of extra time and I plan to make some room for my blog:)
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Today’s topic is one that I have struggled with for years. Motivation. Specifically getting the motivation to work out. Since high school I have been that girl who works out in excess for a few months, then stops for a few months…then works out…then stops. You get the picture. Usually my initial motivation to work out is weight gain or an upcoming event, then once that weight is gone or the event is over with, I lose any and all motivation again. I have been doing super well with my exercise and healthy eating journey so far this year and have so far lost 20lbs (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still struggle with motivation. I’m going to talk about a few different things that have been great motivation for me this year and hopefully they can help you too!
1. Group Fitness: Having an instructor and classmates who will get on your case if you aren’t coming is one of the biggest motivators for me. I found this out when I joined my first bootcamp last summer. If I had someone to hold me accountable I was MUCH more likely to get my butt going. Heading to the gym by myself has always ended in failure to me, but with boot camps, I have been working out pretty consistently since last summer:) Yay me!
2. Babies: This will sound really dumb to all the men out there (whom I’m pretty sure don’t read my blog, lol), but having a family within the next 5 years is a huge motivator for me. I want to be as healthy as I can possibly be when that time comes, not just for me but for my future babies as well. If I am healthy and active, chances are, they will be too:) I also want to look smokin’ BEFORE I get preggo so that I will continue to be healthy during and after. It’s much easier to bounce back when you’re already in shape! Not to mention, giving birth is hard on your body and you are much more prepared for it when you are in shape!
3. Cute Work Out Gear: Yes, it’s sad, but I am a girl and clothes are a great motivation for me! Wearing cute clothes while I go exercise makes me happy. Giving myself a goal that ends with new work out clothes also makes me happy. Really, it’s a win win…I work out and I look cute, and after a while of exercise I look even cuter. I have really fallen in love with printed work out leggings and shorts lately! Some of my favorites are these Albion Fit floral and stripes leggings and these RBX Active camo leggings. I’m not going to lie, I love them all so much I sometimes wear them as regular leggings when I’m not at the gym. Remember, this is a no judgement zone! Lol!
Albion Fit work out pants
You can get a 25% discount on the RBX pants now until 7/31/15 with code Active25. I’m seriously considering getting these ones with the discount code!:)
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​What motivates you to work out? Share with me in the comments below!
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A Work Out Update & Marika Capris

Marika Work Out LeggingsI have been going to bootcamp for a little over 3 months now, and I absolutely love it. My trainer pushes me to work hard, my classmates give me the motivation to show up, and I love that my work out is done by 6:30AM and I don’t have to think about it again after. Well, except for the next day when I’m sore in muscles I didn’t even know existed…lol! Yes, there are mornings that I have to literally drag myself out of bed at 5AM, and there are even mornings where I don’t make it (I blame Netflix), but overall morning exercise is what works for me. I would highly recommend signing up for a morning bootcamp if you are one of those people who doesn’t have that natural motivation to get up and go to the gym after work.

Marika Magic Bottoms

Marika Shape Leggings

Marika Capris

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Marika Capris c/o  //  American Eagle Top  //  Nike Shoes

It’s hot here in Texas, even at 5:30 in the morning, so I normally wear shorts and a baggy tank top at bootcamp, but it’s September already so I know it’s going to start getting chillier soon. Once that chilly weather sets in, I like to wear capris or work out leggings when I run or work out outside. That’s why when Marika asked me to review a pair of their slimming capri’s, I got so excited. I have actually purchased Marika work out capris in the past at TJ Maxx and I love them. They are comfortable and last for a long time. There are a bunch of different varieties, but these specific capris have a higher waist, which I like because they don’t slip down when I run. Marika is offering 30% off to all of you readers from now until September 30 using code MM30, so hurry up and get shopping!

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Boot Camp Gear

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Hi Lovelies!

Can I just start by saying how crazy out of shape you can get in just one month?! On my first day of bootcamp I couldn’t believe how badly I already felt after not doing much of anything for just one month! Well, let’s just say I won’t be doing that again anytime soon.

The last two weeks have been awesome though! I never thought I would be that girl who wakes up at 4:45 to go work out, but I am actually loving it! I go to boot camp, take a shower, get ready, eat breakfast, and get some things done around the house…all before work at 8AM. It’s fantastic! I am the type of person who needs A LOT of motivation to get out of bed. If it was just me wandering into Gold’s Gym by myself to jog on the treadmill I would make it one day…if even that. Knowing that I have that trainer and my class waiting for me really helps to get me up out of bed in a hurry. It also helps that I have already lost 4.5 pounds…Lol:)

Work out gear

Now that I’m back in my work out state of mind (and feeling great I might add!) I have been eyeing some new work out gear! Here in Austin, even at 5:30AM, it is pretty warm outside and it just gets warmer as the hour goes on. It’s really nice to have a few layers to strip off as I go, so this outfit would be perfect for me. The best part? Adidas is having a summer sale and thousands of their items are up to 40% off! The sale is on anything summer, from running shoes to swimwear. Happy shopping!

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