Need some more motivation? Try buying some fun workout clothes and shoes. Wearing old, crummy clothes to the gym can make you feel drab…try a new outfit in a bright color and see if that doesn’t motivate you just a bit…I like this…
I love these shorts from Athleta! Athleta is great about letting you make returns (even after you’ve exercised in their clothes!). Plus, these shorts come in some great colors and always wash and wear well.
If you’re looking for a yoga pant, I love these by Old Navy. I wear them on airplanes sometimes too. They’re really comfy!
I also love this top by Athleta too! Not only does it come in great, bright, happy colors…but it’s not clingy to your body, so you can workout without feeling like you’re showing off too much of yourself.
This tank comes from Gap, and I have it in two colors. It’s perfect for indoor or outdoor exercise.
And a new pair of shoes really does make a huge difference when working out. I love me a Nike. Whether you’re taking a group class or working out on your own (or just going for a walk around your neighborhood), a new pair of shoes does motivate you to get out and get going.
So…in a nutshell..
I have done it all. I’ve done the gym, I’ve worked out at home with just a few DVDs and some free weights, I’ve run marathons, I’ve done stroller classes and I’ve even done Zumba ;). The most important thing about creating a fitness routine for yourself is to find something you enjoy…whether it’s running, tennis, salsa dancing, cycling, swimming, yoga…whatever…just find something and do it. And when you get bored and burned out, find something else and keep things fun.
I’m very grateful that my parents made fitness a part of their lives because it’s always come so natural to me to make it a part of mine. I just want to be active most days…even if that’s just walking the block. I want my kids to be active, which right now is riding bikes and going for a swim. Just add a little activity into your daily life.
One last note about working out while pregnant…
I worked out during both of my pregnancies. Obviously, check with your doctor, but for me, it was nice to get out, stretch my legs and do something good for myself. With Kensington, I did a lot of swimming and prenatal yoga and with Smith, I did Baby Boot Camp. Just get out and be active!
Alright…hold on tight…next week, we’re going to move from Fitness to finding a swimsuit. Fifty Two Shades of Shay: Swimsuit Shopping. It’s almost summer ladies!
(don’t be scared!)