Friday, January 23, 2015

Inspired


It's the end of Fit Week! Thanks for joining in, offering suggestions, and keeping me motivated! I'm really on a mission to make fitness a habit, not just a resolution. It's so much easier to work towards a more fit you when you have a concrete goal, but it's important to keep your best health as a goal, too. I'll leave you with a few more ideas, and I'm looking for a few suggestions, too!

chic fit
One thing that is keeping me motivated is cute workout gear. I feel so much more motivated when I head to the gym and printed leggings and a bright tank as opposed to baggy sweats. I can better see the muscles I'm working as well as feel a lot cuter when I look in the mirror. Next on my list are these fun Albion Fit printed pants.

birthday cake
Birthday cake can be healthy? Apparently so, in this cake batter protein shake. I shared one of my smoothie recipes this week, but this sounds absolutely amazing. Next on my list to try!

fit tech
Does anyone have a FitBit, Nike FuelBand or any other kind of fitness tracker? The only real fitness trackers I have at the moment are apps: My Fitness Pal and Nike+ Run. Though these are great, I would love to have another method of fitness tracking that keeps up with calories burnt, or steps taken, or other motivational aspects. I looked into one last year but never purchased. Any suggestions?

splurge
Your favorite recipes can be guilt free! Just because you want to stay fit and in shape doesn't mean you can't splurge on your comfort food favorites (mine is mashed potatoes, of course). These macaroni and cheese recipe gives you the option to indulge while not overdoing it.

motivate
The biggest piece of fitness advice I can offer is to find something that you really and truly enjoy. Whether you enjoy a long run, a yoga workout on the beach, an action-packed class, or time to yourself in the gym, find something that works for you. There are options like Tone It Up, workout challenges,and so many other options out there to choose from. I'll be sharing more next week, but I'm excited to try out ClassPass, a membership that gives you the flexibility to try different classes at a variety of studios. For me, I love a class or the gym all to myself {or with a fitness buddy}. If you enjoy it, it'll become so much easier!

Linking up with April!
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28 comments

  1. Ohh if you make that birthday cake shake you must share!! And I've been wanting a fitness tracker for awhile but still haven't gotten one because all the reviews I read say there are flaws with the ones that are out now. I guess FitBit is coming out with a new one soon that's supposed to be really good though. Happy Friday doll!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I've been thinking about getting a FitBit too- let us know what you pick! :) Have a great weekend!!

    XO,
    Gentry
    Girl Meets Bow

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  3. I have a fit flex and love it - but I hear great things about jawbone as well!!! That mac and cheese looks incredible!!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. Cake batter smoothie?? Oh my! So need to check that out. Happy Friday.

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  5. I've made that cake batter smoothie on several occasions and you definitely need to make it! It's soooo good. Hope you have a good weekend Zelle!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  6. Cheers to a fitness habit. It's hard to get into but once you're there...can't stop won't stop. Endorphin addiction! :)
    xx

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  7. Easy way for me to stay motivated: Sign up for tons of half marathons (and a lottery for the NYC marathon) so that I always have something to train for;)

    PS: That cake batter protein shake..........dying.

    Dana | Pink Champagne Problems

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    1. Ah I wish I could run that much -- but unfortunately I'm just not a runner! xoxo

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  8. Omg that mac & cheese!! That looks so delicious! Love those floral leggings too! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. Yes yes yes to cute workout gear. I want a fitbit or the Nike version but just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Happy weekend! xoxo

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  10. I have a fitbit that I love and highly recommend! Great motivation keep it up!

    Xo Miss Erin
    See what I have to say at:
    www.misserinsays.com

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  11. I really liked my Fitbit till it fell off (and I didn't even notice!) and was ruined in the rain. So sad. The TB one is quite adorable though! Let us know how that amazing-sounding shake is! Happy weekend :)

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  12. Definitely going to have to try that Mac n Cheese recipe! :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  13. I am the same way girl! When I have a cute workout outfit on I feel way more motivated then a sloppy old sorority tee lol

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  14. They are great inspirations. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. I want that cake batter shake NOW! I'm always obsessed with everything Albion Fit makes!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  16. I think motivation is a big part, I also find looking at fitness schedules on pinterest or fitspiration pictures (haha!) really helps :) Workout clothes make me feel like I have to exercise since I just spent money on them and need to get my wear, plus I like that they make my butt look good :)

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  17. Mac and Cheese will always be one of my favorite indulgences... other than Tex-Mex and all the queso in the world - gotta let yourself eat badly on occasion!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  18. Great post! I tried yoga for the first time this week and loved it
    xo Jaime
    www.therealfashionista.com

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  19. Love those floral workout pants. Great picks! xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

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  20. Love those floral workout pants. Great picks! xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

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  21. I would really love a Fit Bit but I'm not sure if they are worth it or not? Really want to try it though!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I love my FitBit! It's great to see when you get close to your goal, movitates you to finish it. I really love all the features of it and that it has an app on your phone to track water intake and caloric intake. xo

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  23. Ok, that shake is making me want cake for breakfast! Lol

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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    1. Exactly! And cake is ALWAYS good for breakfast! xo

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  24. I'm totally intrigued by that cake batter shake - sounds like a must-try!

    xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

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  26. going to have to try the birthday cake smoothie

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