I love new shoes. As Carrie Bradshaw said, “I like to have my money where I can see it…hanging in my closet”. So running shoes becomes a whole new level for me. I use that as an excuse for even better fitness. Once I have new shoes, I really enjoy my time at the gym.
They say that you should switch your shoes as you work out…every other day, etc. I sadly, do not follow that rule. I have about 10 good pairs of workout sneakers and re-use my favorites. But I am going to make it a new goal for myself to switch off. See if you notice changes in your endurance and your stamina simply by the change of your shoes.
Even though the weather is starting to be dreary doesn’t mean you can’t perk up your workout clothes. Bring some sunshine instead of the all-black look. You’d be surprised how color affects your emotions.
I’m loving the new fitness line by Carrie Underwood. (I have the headband above). It’s a good look for inside or outside the gym and it’s comfortable…something that most headbands cannot say.
I have a couple workout shirts that, as you sweat, words appear on the shirt. They are fun and something different but don’t really “do” anything other than show you you’re sweating.
There is one extremely unique product out there that I find so amazing. A kickstarter campaign was started for it a while back and I’m surprised I haven’t seen this more in the news.
I haven’t posted a challenge recently so here’ s a new one and one that I find hard to maintain. It involves discipline. Start a fitness journal and try to keep it for at least a month – really give it a chance to see if it works. Don’t limit yourself either. Usually I start with just my food intakes and that is boring, tedious, and I don’t find it easy to follow.
This doesn’t have to be on an actual journal either – if you are out, save the info in your phone (you never go anywhere without it). That way, if you want, you can transcribe later, email to yourself, or just save digitally. Whatever works for you. Keep it fun. Write about music that really worked to bump up your workout; maybe something you ate that day that gave you extra energy; a compliment that really pushed you to go to the gym. All of these will help feed your workouts and hopefully yield positive fitness achievements.
Thanks to one of my favorite Les Mills instructors, I tried Piloxing and if you really want to try something that incorporates both Pilates and Boxing elements, you need to try this. Plus, added bonus, it’s got cute gear.