I am by no means a fitness expert, but I love a good workout to get out some energy or to let off stress at the end of a long day. Here are some quick little tips that I use to get myself motivated to try to stay on track with my workout routine.
– Fuel up with the Right Energy –
You can’t get the most out of your workout if your body doesn’t have the right nutrients in it so make sure you’re eating your veggies and getting enough protein so you can push yourself as hard as you can! Bring on the chicken, broccoli, brown rice, bananas, and protein shakes – and of course,
– Don’t Forget to Hydrate –
Our bodies are made up of over 50% water, so it only makes sense that we need a lot of it to keep ourselves going. I make sure to carry a bottle around with me every day when I’m running around and refill it every chance I get. Whenever I’m not feeling good, I’ll have a few glasses of water and always end up feeling so much better.
– Make a Playlist that Pumps You Up –
Nothing gets me more ready to run my heart out than a good festival set on SoundCloud or a Spotify playlist of my favorite hype songs. Throw together some of your favorite songs that get you pumped up and get your cardio going.
– Wear an Outfit You Feel Confident in –
My yoga pant/legging collection is a little ridiculous, but I’m very selective when it comes to what I’ll get a good workout in. My newest obsession is brazilpants.com – on top of staying in place and feeling super comfortable, they’re also super cute and versatile so you can wear them all day before hitting the gym.
– Stretch, Stretch, Stretch –
As someone who grew up always sitting around in the splits and being a big fan of gymnastics and yoga, stretching has always been a daily part of my life. Not only does it feel amazing in the moment, but it’s so good for your joints and who doesn’t want to be flexible? Plus, post-workout stretching reduces muscle fatigue and soreness by getting rid of all that lactic acid buildup.
– Find a Workout Buddy –
Doing anything is ten times easier when you have a partner in crime. Find someone who will hold you accountable and motivate you. It makes your workouts that much more fun when you have someone else doing a circuit with you. Plus, you can always take a gym day off and go hiking or find another outdoor activity together.