Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wish List: Work it Out

Now that we're a month into the new year, how are you holding up with your resolutions? I'm not much of a resolution-maker myself, but I did come up with a list of goals to help make 2012 awesome. These goals pretty much focus around being happy, eating well, and keeping healthy. Keeping healthy (unfortunately) means exercising... not exactly my favorite way to spend 80ish minutes a day, but important nonetheless.

After the laziness of the holidays, Christopher and I have been pretty good about hitting the gym 5-6 days a week, but this week feels as if I've hit a one month slump. Here are a few items that I'm thinking may just motivate me to kick it up a notch...


 

1. Ladies, meet the Ta-Ta Tamer II. Not kidding. I have yet to find a supportive sports bra... but with the full support, moisture-wicking fabric and convertible straps of this baby, perhaps my ta-tas have found their match.  2. This beautiful typographic water bottle is made of BPA free glass - healthy for you and the environment3. I bought my first pair of yoga pants a few weeks ago and they are so comfy... I would live in them if it was socially acceptable. Obviously, I need 5 more pairs, and these Aerie Slim Gyms are next on my list.  4. Clean and Clear's Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub is great for cleaning a post-workout sweaty face and smells amazing. 5. If you're particular about your gym footwear, NikeiD has a full line of shoes you can customize, right down to the sole color and swoosh detail. Neat.  6. Sometimes I trick myself into exercising by playing Just Dance... a half hour of play burns roughly 200 calories7. I know there are a ton of fitness apps out there, but the Nike Training Club app looks amazing. It's designed specifically for women and has step-by-step videos, targeted workouts, and other great features to help you get the most out of your workout.  8. My current gym bag is a plastic grocery sack. It's probably time to upgrade to something like this cute tote from ModCloth, prefect for hauling my workout gear and shoes.  

Anyone else trying to keep up with a new year exercise regime? I'd love to hear some of your methods and tips! My routine is pretty standard... stretching, running and light weights. It's tried and true but can get pretty boring (although sometimes I get crazy and switch things up with the elliptical machine or a little yoga...  .) Maybe next week I'll try a few new workouts from the Nike Training Club app and go from there.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Ooh dang. I think I wasn't everything on that wish list. So awesome!

Tang said...

I love this post! I've recently started to jog, as in like this week haha. I'm really enjoying it as long as I have some music! I was looking at that sports bra and really thinking of getting it! Along with lots of other things at Lululemon!

P.S. Yes! I'm glad someone wants to join in on our book club. I'll do another post soon and we can decide on a book to start with. :)

The Art of Michelle said...

I just joined a gym for the first time this year...and so far, I am loving it! My trainer's got me doing these "circuits" where I alternate running for one minute and lifting for one minute. Just back and forth for about an hour (or however much time I want). It's actually pretty challenging and satisfies my longing to run but still keeps me accountable with lifting. You should try it and see what you think!

Katherine Ross said...

Thanks Michelle, I think I might try that... my gym's weight room is on the lower level and the track/treadmills are upstairs, so working in some stair stepping sounds like a perfect routine switch up!