My 5 Favorite Fitness Tips

posted on: Monday, September 8, 2014

cute-workout-clothes

1. Set small, achievable goals. Maybe it's working out 3 times a week, walking 10,000 steps a day, or training for a race. Setting small (but achievable!) goals can help you stay committed and progressing in a fitness routine. I love seeking inspiration via Pinterest and setting fitness goals of my own, whether it's trying a new workout or running a half-marathon.

2. Switch it up! I've always preferred fitness classes to running on a treadmill. I spent years growing up in dance and ballet, so I love any chance to incorporate those two activities into my fitness routine. I'm currently trying Classpass, which is a great way to try a variety of classes, like The Dailey Method, Pure Barre and more. It's always smart to switch up your fitness routine, so you (and your muscles!) don't get bored.

3. Make a playlist. Music is a huge motivator for me. I find I run a little faster and train a little longer whenever I have a solid playlist of music to listen to. I rely on Spotify to create and share my favorite workout playlists. Do you have a go-to playlist for motivating music? I'd love to hear!

4. Stay hydrated. It's difficult to be active without staying hydrated! I once read that if you’re working to lose weight, you should drink as many ounces in a day as what you weigh. So if you weigh 130 pounds, you should drink 130 ounces. To keep hydrated throughout the day, I love my bkr water bottle (which comes in a variety of fun colors) and energy tea drinks to feel energized.

5. Eat right. While physical fitness is important, eating right is a big factor in overall health, too. I'm a fairly heathy eater, in general — but do indulge every so often. It's all a balance, right? Some of my favorite recipes to make at home are: Spinach Pesto QuinoaRoasted Brussels SproutsSpring Rolls, and this Green Smoothie.

There you have it! I'm not an expert, but these five things make a difference for feeling the best version of myself. Do you have any fave fitness tips of your own?


8 comments:

  1. I've been working on drinking more water because I'm so bad at it!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too :) It's a small thing, but can make a huge difference!

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  2. These are all great tips. The colorful work-out gear actually make exercising look like fun! Great choices!

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  3. A few things: 1). These workout close make me happy :) 2). Do you love ClassPass? I am getting ready to start it as well! 3). Just ordered and received the TB FitBit and I love it already! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. Anna, love this on all 3 fronts! I may have to give the FitBit a try! :)

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  4. This is such a perfectly timed post as I've been struggling with this lately. My number one obstacle is eating healthy. I mean, fried food just tastes so good. Thanks for the motivation!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

    P.S. My blog turned 1 today so I'm giving away a Louis Vuitton clutch. Be sure to enter!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear, Megan! Certain foods can definitely be difficult to resist :)

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