It's no secret around here that I love to workout and stay in good shape. I'm recently back in the gym with my trainer and am doing a 40-day fat loss challenge at my gym that started last Thursday and ends on March 2. So far, so good. I plan to keep updating my progress on Honey We're Healthy. I'd love to celebrate your successes over there too, so if you have a great before/after story you'd like to share, please send it my way (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I don't have a ton of workout clothes, but since I exercise so often, I prefer to invest in a few quality pieces that will last a long time, fit well, and be comfortable to workout in. That they are cute and colorful is just a bonus because I wear the same thing over and over. Maybe it's a 'getting older/wiser thing' but I've learned my lesson and have wasted too much money on workout clothes that I didn't love to save money, only to end up hating wearing them or not wearing them at all. And I'm not saying you need to spend a fortune, but once you try on good quality clothes, like the Zella brand at Nordstrom, you'll really be able to tell the difference.
The other thing I've become particular about is my exercise socks. It may sound strange, but so many socks are too thin/thick, slip off my heel causing rubbing at the back of my shoe, or get my feet too sweaty. I'm crazy for Zella socks and highly recommend them.
My girlfriend Trisa was the first one to mention Zella to me when she said she loved the Move Pants and practically lived in them, whether she was working out or just running around on the weekends or at home. I have them now and have to agree. ;) They are on sale 40% off right now and also come in capri.
Are you back in the exercise groove with the new year? Doesn't it help to have a few things to wear that you love?!
If you're running late on time, but want to jumpstart your morning and get your blood pumping, do the quick "GOOD MORNING" workout below. You don't need any equipment and can do these right at home. It's 10 of each of these six exercises: jumping jacks, ab crunches, push-ups, squats, calf raises and lunges. It won't take you that long, and you can repeat the cycle a few times to really get the day off to a great start.
---------------------------- get the looks ----------------------------
Ashley Brooks photography
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