My Workout Philosophy & Style

Happy Wednesday friends!

Working out is one of my favorite things. Some people give me weird looks for saying that, but it is truly the outlet that gives me energy and keeps me sane. Of course, there are times when I don’t feel like doing it, like when I have had a super long or when I have gotten out of my normal routine.

But most often it is a valuable way for me to sweat out my stress, contemplate what is important to me, find more confidence and re-focus on my goals. I totally agree with people when they say their workout is like free therapy! Working out has gotten me through some tough times, when I felt defeated and my confidence was low. For me, putting energy into creating a physically stronger body has given me a stronger mind.

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This shot is from a recent trail run I did with Will. I’m wearing a Lululemon top and crops with my Asics.

It took me a solid year to get into the workout routine I’m in now; and it is constantly evolving to keep things interesting. I have been active my whole life, but I definitely had to adjust my workout routine when I started working and when I was working full-time and in graduate school part-time. Currently, I run 60+ miles a month and workout an average of five times a week.

I will share more about my workout routine next week. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite, frequently worn workout gear.

 

Z by Zella Movement Tank, $6;  Lululemon Align Pant II, $98;  Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Sneaker, $110;  Lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback, $58

Old Navy Go-Dry Graphic Tank, $15;  Zella Hatha High Waist Crop Leggings, $52

Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Crop, $88;  Asics ‘GEL-Kayano® 23′ Running Shoe, $160;  Old Navy Go-Dry Cool Racerback Tank, $17;  Zella Power Live In Leggings, $75

These items are great if you enjoy running, going to HIIT classes and lifting weights, like me. There are some more flows workout clothes in style, but for me, I feel like flowy shirts get in my way. That style is more suited for you if your workouts entail more slow-paced workouts like pilates and yoga.

At any rate, I have enjoyed all of these items. The Old Navy and Z by Zella tanks are a great value. They have held up quite well. I like to invest more money in my leggings because I have longer hips and legs than the average person, so cheaper leggings tend to cut into my hips or slide off while I run.

So, what is your workout for philosophy? What types of workouts and workout clothes do you most enjoy? Please share and stay tuned for more on my workout routine and classes that I take.

Cheers!

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