Chelsea's blog a few weeks ago and thought it was the perfect thing to share with you while I'm on vacation. Enjoy!
1. Five fitness items I can't live without
- A good pair of running shoes
- Cute workout clothes
- A non-leaking water bottle (preferably with a straw!)
- My FitBit
- A BAMR Band in my hair
2. On my fitness bucket list
A few items on my fitness bucket list include running a marathon and becoming a fitness instructor. Ultimately, I'd really just like to get in to a good fitness routine and eliminate the excuses I make for not exercising.
3. Must-have tech tools
I have two favorites. I love using the RunKeeper app on my phone. I like all of the statistics it gives you, particularly when completing training runs. It's a great place to log all of your runs (using the app or just entering them online) for monthly mileage and pace data, too!
4. Top exercise gear
I am a big fan of Sparkle Skirts for running.
Also, I recently discovered Fabletics (affiliate link) workout gear and love it! They have clothing for every kind of exercise, and I love all the colors and patterns!
5. Motivational Mantra
This isn't necessarily a mantra, but I do the "just go this far, then you can take a break" game with myself. For example, if I'm getting tired during a run, I'll set a place to run to, then give myself a walking break. What's funny is that once I get to that point, I'm normally good to go and keep running! I use this game while doing other exercises by setting a number of reps or seconds to get to before taking a break. It's really a mind game to keep pushing myself. It definitely is motivating!
6. Next big exercise goal
Right now, my big exercise goal is to get back to my pre-pregnancy fitness level. I'm working on doing that by committing to another round of the 21-Day Fix, as well as following a training plan for a fall race.
If all goes well this month, my big goal would be running the Richmond Marathon in November. I'm still undecided but hope to make a decision soon!
7. Favorite Cardio Exercise
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8. Favorite Strength Move
I love all sorts of core strengthening moves, but my two overall favorite strength moves are squats and planks! Call me crazy, but I feel super accomplished after holding a plank for a while!
Question for you: Pick a question and answer it in the comments!!