Friday, March 28, 2014

Five of Friday: Fitness Motivation

Longest week ever! I seriously didn't think Friday would ever come. To celebrate I treated myself with a killer workout this morning and now I'm enjoying a soy latte and raspberry scone. Since I shared my fitness success over the last year Tuesday and this week was the first full week of spring today's 5-er is health inspired. Bikini season is two months away people! It's time to kick it in high gear.

Here are five ways I stay dedicated to working out and living healthy.

No Excuses. I set two alarms for morning workouts, workout before work, go to bed early and set clothes out the night before.

{via Running with Ollie}

Apps. We live on our smart phones so why not let them keep you motivated and on track. I use My Fitness Pal to track food/overall workouts and Run Keeper to track runs. Both keep me personally accountable.

{Run Keeper + 10 best fitness apps via Redbook }
Workout clothes. I'm  usually a sweaty hot mess when I'm working out so why not own awesome workout clothes. You don't have to spend a fortune TJ Maxx, Target and Marshalls all carry great options. I'm personally a big fan of The North Face and own multiple pairs of the GTD Capri Tight.

Make a Schedule. I schedule all my workouts. This goes back to accountability. Consider it a meeting for yourself -- you time. I love my time in the morning. I'm able to clear my head, break a sweat and start the day off on the right foot.

{via Simply Sadie Jane}

Have fun. Yes workouts should be hard, but fun. Mix up your routine. Take a new class. Workout with friends.

{via oh joy!}
What are you waiting for?

Linking up with Liz and company!


  1. I swear, I buy cute workout clothes to motivate myself to exercise... it's silly, but it works for me!! :) :)

  2. Love it! I'm starting a detox this week and need all the motivation I can get :)