Happy 2016! Though I did not write a list of resolutions like I have done in years past (I’m trying to give myself a bit of a break this year), I do have a fitness resolution. If you read my blog, you know that I am
obsessive passionate about staying healthy and eating clean. And, honestly, I am okay with my weight, so I’m not starting a diet. But – I have not been doing my best at staying fit and strong. I felt gross over much of the holidays, and I blame it on a lack of physical activity and sleep.
This year I knew I’d need something that I could achieve. I needed a goal to work towards, not just an “I’m going to work out more” resolution. So, I asked for Kayla Itsine’s BBG workout guide for Christmas! I received the guide for weeks 1-12. I have done the workout for 1 week, and I am truly enjoying it so far. Don’t get me wrong – it is kicking my butt – but in a good way! I have felt SO MUCH BETTER since starting to exercise again!
We also have plans to run a race this Spring. I am not intending to run a half marathon like I have in years past, but at least this will force me to run and train.
I know I have the ability to get fit and maintain being in shape, but it will certainly take drive and discipline! I may post my progress on here, just to keep myself accountable. We’ll see. 😉
Moving on to the fun stuff…because we all know that new workout clothes are the best motivation to get to the gym! Did you all know that Forever 21 has the cutest activewear line?! I have recently discovered it, and I am absolutely planning to order a few of these items asap. Especially the sports bras – mine are in sad shape. These are all labeled “High Impact,” which would work for the type of workouts I’m doing.
1. Blue Ombre Sports Bra | 2. Textured Sports Bra | 3. Mesh Paneled Sports Bra | 4. Heathered Sports Bra | 5. Palm Print Sports Bra | 6. No Days Off Sports Bra | 7. Colorblock Crop Top | 8. Zip-Up Sports Bra
Here are some of my other workout and gym essentials:
Muscle tee style tanks are ideal to me. They are breathable and not tight. One of these paired with a cute sports bra would be perfect!
I found a couple layering pieces to wear before and after a sweat session at the gym!
Another essential is a running hat. I have a Nike one like this, that is breathable. It has held up very well, despite sweating in it many times.
Running shoes are another must-have. I loved my Nike Frees for the past few years, but I have worn them out. I asked for a pair of the gray Nike Zoom Pegasus running shoes for Christmas, and so far I love them!
And, if you’re planning to shower at the gym, a bag is key. This one from Urban Outfitters, and the one in the picture, are great options. They work for the gym and could be an overnight bag. My bag tends to get wet there, and gyms are not the most clean places (eww), so don’t spend too much on one! When I know I’m going to be going to the gym and showering there too, I keep my gym bag in my closet with a Ziploc bag of travel-sized toiletries. And cheap flip-flops! Don’t forget those!
Here’s to a strong 2016!