In my recent post in my Home Chic Home series, I talked all about creating new habits for the new year. One of my habits was of course to become more active and find time in my busy week to workout and stay active. To me, it is all about getting myself there and once I am there, I feel motivated. So basically, I need to find ways to motivate myself to turn off Gilmore Girls and the Bachelor and get my booty to the gym. Read below for what motivates me and what my new favorite workout class is…
The number one thing that gets me to the gym most days is my favorite activewear. I know that seems ridiculous but it really does work for me. If I have a cute gym outfit, you bet I’ll be at the gym wearing it. I recently splurged on these insanely comfortable leggings from Lululemon. They are my first pair of Lululemon pants and now I see the light. Wow, they are the best purchase ever! So comfy and super high quality material that gets you through any workout. They also have side pockets for your keys or phone that I am just obsessed with. My number one go-to spot for activewear is Old Navy(what’s new). They always have such good sales and adorable pieces. I scored this Cheers graphic tee for under $10 recently and I can wear it to workout or dress it up for a night out. Finally, to my maroon tennies. These babies are my favorite shoe currently and they are under $100 at Famous Footwear. They add the perfect pop of color to my dark look!
My apple watch is my best friend lately at the gym! I love that it tracks my heart rate and I can control my music from my wrist! I also love the exchangeable bands like this new black one I just ordered off of Amazon for 8 dollars!
I have recently started taking classes at Barre3 in Coppell, TX and it is my new favorite workout. I love the atmosphere, positivity and encouragement from the instructors and members! My teacher friends and I make it a weekly routine now to go together and it really holds me accountable. I have not yet signed up for a full membership but I do buy class packages and keep coming back. Barre3 is a lot like Pure Barre if you have heard of that. However, Barre3 is a combo of yoga, pilates & barre which really give you a variety when working out. It builds muscle, tests your balance and strengthens your entire body in just one hour and I always leave sweating and sore. If you have never taken a barre class before, I highly suggest trying it out! It is always good to add some variety into your workout routine and barre3 does just that for me.
Here’s to new habits, chic workout gear & trying new things this 2017…
What’s your favorite workout class? Yoga, barre, weight lifting? I’d love to hear!