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I admit to have fallen off the fitness wagon for few weeks. Work and personal matters left no room for zilla to sweat. Count the sweet tooth binge, I am not liking what I’m seeing. It’s not that I’m too hard-pressed to possess an enviable body but let me tell you, it’s not me to be a couch potato. I have always been active but there are moments when I’m not feeling the treadmill, let alone dance hip-hop, which by the way is my #1 exercise routine.
Walk the talk. Working with patients on a daily basis expose me to the realities of unhealthy lifestyle. Morbid obesity, hypertension, diabetes. Barring natural causes beyond one’s control, these conditions are all lifestyle-related. But see I rally their health. Whenever patients return with markedly improved blood pressure, controlled blood sugar and lost weight as a result of exercise and proper diet, I feel their happiness multifold. I reinforce their commitment which in turn motivates me to live by example. I talk, therefore I walk.
Fitness should be fun because that’s key to motivation. Choose activities that relate to you well. And remember, whether you’re butt-toning at the gym or at home, wearing the right apparel not only gives absolute support but adds to the whole motivation as well. Look good, feel good. Personally, I go for exercise clothing that’s stylish enough to wear to the street as I’m all about comfort without compromising pizzaz. This pair of digital camo legging by RBX Active is the perfect example. It doesn’t feel constricting, it wicks (pulls moisture away from the skin to keep body dry), lifts the butt and tucks tummy (my problem area). RBX apparel and accessories are sold in most department and sporting goods store, select online retailers and company website. For a limited time, RBX is offering 25% discount with code Active25 (valid today thru 7/31/15) including free shipping for purchases over $50.
I mentioned butt-toning, ‘thought I’d share few steps to firm yours. For each of these leg and squat exercises, do 100 times both ways. Rest in between. Repeat 3-4 cycles.
What motivates you, fitness-wise?
30 thoughts on “What Motivates You? #FitnessTalk”
I 100% agree with you, looking good in gym clothes motivates me. I refuse to wear over sized Tshirts when working out. Fitted gym pants and tank tops are the only thing I like to wear. Also a great playlist is important for me too.
I think a goal is super important too.
oh yes, a great playlist amps up everything. yes to cute outfits.look good, feel good, even when working out
You go girl! I admit, I'm a couch potato, so it takes me an extra effort to get my butt to the gym. Thanks for the motivation, I'll go hit the treadmill at least.
i'll cheer for you, go go go!
My dissertation was on exercise addiction 😉
anything excessive is obviously isn't good
I definitely need to do some butt toning, haha. I am the first to admit that I'm totally lazy with exercise. I much prefer getting some exercise in in the form of going for a hike or something!
I feel you. Laziness is sometimes hard to beat esp on a weekend since it's the only time I can chill and sleep in
Lifestyle choices in our convenience-based society certainly makes it all too easy to make poor choices that have real health consequences. It's definitely important to make a point to do some form of exercise each day, and to be mindful of what we eat! That said, sometimes it just has to be okay to be a couch potato!
True that twinsy. It's all about making the right food choices and staying active.
Those are really cute capris! I actually do really well with my eating it is the working out that I fail at. I need to move more in general.
Great to have fitness buddy too, it adds to the motivation
My back has been a stumbling block the past few years. I get moderate exercise when it's not acting up!
Oh no! Hope it gets fixed
I started working out to feel healthier. I wanted to lower my cholesterol and I would like to lose weight. It's been a challenge. I first put on 15 lbs from lifting weights. I've managed to lose 3 lbs. But I keep going. Part of what motivates me to keep going is that I see a trainer at least 3 times a week. I also just got a Fitbit Charge HR to help too.
That's such a great motivator! Sometimes we really do need someone to "kick our butt", lol
I workout because I have to, but I don't always like it. I do like the way it makes me feel after though. I get bored easily so I have to change up my routine. Having fun workout clothes really does help with the motivation.
For me, it would be the workout clothes and the way my shoes empower me when I run. I also love having the right music (or right show on). 🙂 Great post! I'm gonna go for my run NOW. 😀
I wish it were easier to find reasonably priced activewear in plus sizes. Especially cute stuff. We don't necessarily want to wear oversized tshirts and baggy sweats, either.
I buy some of my exercise clothing thru Hautelook and they have all the sizes. Try Zulily and gilt. Great deals I must say
Living long and being healthy to enjoy life motivates me. Admittedly I have fallen off with workouts, time to get back on track.
I love running, and I find myself motivated by having races on my calendar to work towards.
Your tush looks so cute in those camo pants.
I want those pants! I have to admit that after we moved to UK last August, I have fallen off my workout wagon 🙁 From time to time I do something, but not as much as I used to do in Estonia, because in Estonia I basically had perfect conditions for working out 😛 But I hope once we move back I can get back on track.
MUSIC, caffeine, gorgeous weather. And your pants because they're fun.
Girl… you look fabulous in those clothes… those pants, fun!
Fitting into a bikini motivates me to go to the gym and overall feeling good mentally.
Music always helps. I have terribly ugly workout gear, but nobody sees me, so its not so bad 😀
I need music to focus on!
Right now, getting ready for beach season is seriously motivating to go the extra mile 😉 But year round, feeling my best, looking good in my clothes and reaching goals I set for myself motivate me.