Without regular exercise I wouldn’t be able to fit into my jeans everyday with all of this baking I have going on here. Not only is exercise just good for me, but it’s a tremendous stress reliever and allows me to spend quality time with my family.
Our exercise of choice is always running. It’s not often that I buy fitness clothes, but when I do, I always seem to exercise better. I guess it’s that little voice in my head saying, ‘Oh yeah, you look cute. You go girl!’.
Whatever gets you out there and exercising right?
I know I’ve said it before, but I use a calendar to keep track of my exercising. I use Google Calendar and have a specific calendar (that I choose to be blue if you’re familiar with Google Calendar) just for exercise. I write down exactly what I did for exercise that day (setting it as ‘all day’ instead of a time so it shows up boldy on my calendar). That way, two things happen:
- I can look back and say, ‘Wow, I rock. I did a really good job this week! Look at all of that blue!’.
- Or, I can look at the calendar and say, ‘Yikes, there’s not enough blue. It’s been way too long since I exercised. It’s time to get out there’.
That way, I’m keeping myself on track and that blue calendar motivates me along the way.
Anyway. I know I’m not the skinniest girl in the world and I’ve always gotten down on myself about my body (stupid short waist…my ribs literally sit inside of my hips). But, I feel awesome, especially since having Liam. I’m now down to a lower weight that I was before I had the baby! 😀
I’d love to hear how you stay motivated to exercise!
Speaking of exercise, don’t you want to win this awesome Albion Fit Go Long Crew with thumb holes, like mine? I picked it out because it was my favorite thing in their store.
The shirt is soft and breathable and the thumb holes make me feel cool and are a great touch for those chilly days. And you should see all of the other workout clothing that Albion Fit has. Can I have one of each, please?
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I’m with you, my all-time favorite exercise is running! I have run 3 marathons and about 10 half marathons! I love it!! I have also recently started CrossFit and it is another awesome workout!! I would love to win this giveaway! Working out is always much better while wearing cute new clothes!! 🙂
Most of the time I run, but I have recently done Pure Barre and I love yoga!
I love kickboxing and strength training.
running and walking my dog!
I love swimming!
Lifting! I love what it makes my body look like and its as good cardio as anything!
Definitely running and just simple strengthening exercises!
Running, biking, and TRX
According to my doctor I need more cardio. So lately I have been riding my bike if the weather is good. Which I love to do more than anything.
I’m actually looking for a good exercise regimen for myself. I need to get in better shape and lose some weight, but I’ve never been very good about committing to it. Plus, I have an old knee injury that I need to be careful about.
Does anyone have some good low-impact exercise advice? I see swimming and cycling. I like the latter right now, but when I feel like I can put on a bathing suit, I love to swim! 🙂
Also, yoga VS Pilates? Anyone speak the language?
I love walking and strength training!
I like walking and swimming.
I have picked up running in the last year.
I love switching up my exercise. A bit of running, biking, swimming, yoga, and weight lifting.
Running (I’m semi-training for my first 1/2 marathon) and yoga. I need to get back into weight lifting some, though, and I’m looking forward to more swimming when it gets too hot to run here in Tulsa.
I prefer walking
I love running and walking.
I like to keep my workout routine varied. I like kettlebell workouts, hiking, walking, kickboxing, plyometric workouts. Pretty much anything that gets my heart pumping and makes me work up a good sweat. Right now, I’m pregnant, so I’m sticking with a light strength training workout, prenatal yoga, and walking.
I like to run outside when it’s nice and ride the stationary bike at home when it’s not. I’ve also been lifting weights with Chalean Extreme lately and that’s been making a big difference!
I do boot camp classes to stay in shape. I only do it three times a week and I am in much better shape than I have ever been doing anything else.
I love to dance around the house!
I’ve just started yoga classes and I love it! 🙂
I used to play vball all the time and it just became my mode of exercise… But now since I’m not on a team anymore, and because its hard to find 11 other ppl to play with, into to the gym to get a good workout!
I love a fun moderate paced yoga class with great music!
i love running but lately been enjoying some free weights too.
You look so adorable in that shirt! I love it! And way to go on being smaller than pre-baby! So exciting! I love running and I love doing cross-fit. That is probably my favorite because it’s pure torture but it’s usually over fast! 😉
I love yoga and pilates! I don’t do it enough, but always feel so good when I make time for it!
Running is my favorite.
I had a good long ride on the stationary bike this morning and it was great, but I do enjoy a good walk.
You look great
I love biking, hiking, yoga, kettlebells, interval circuits.. I never allow myself to get bored!
You are gorgeous! That shirt looks super comfy!
Most of my exercise is centered around running with some days of cross training.
My fave workout is a walk/run combo.
My favorite is walking and hiking.
I love yoga and zumba, but I’ve found that I need to supplement those with running to really stay in shape
I love hiking, and I can mix it up with both walking and running. Can’t beat the scenery either! Thanks for having this giveaway! The Albion fit looks awesome. I’ve always wanted a top with thumb holes since it’s chilly in the mornings around here.
I love running and hiking in the mountains!
I love going for long walks with the hubby! Can’t wait to pushing a stroller along with us!
I do yoga every day!
Walking definitely. And Zumba. 🙂
I pretty much love it all! My top 3 favorites are running, cycling and swimming. Yoga is up there, too. 🙂
I like the Sweet Stripe Full Zip hoodie that they have. Looks incredible!
I like the sweet stripe full zip hoodie!
Their sweet stripe full zip hoodie looks great!
I love the coral full zip jacket
I like the 26.2 jacket in white!
I love just about any and every exercise! Especially lifting heavy weights and HIIT workouts, they would have to be my all time fave!
Motivation . . . hmm tricky one . . . I stick with it because of how great I know I will feel when I’m done. And we all know happy mama = happy family right 😉
ps you sweet Caroline are stunning!
I’m with ya, Emma. I’m usually about up for anything. I just mainly stick to running. However, a few months ago I tried Pure Barre for the first time (do that have that in Australia?) and it was AWESOME. Love finding new ways to kick my bum. 🙂
P.S. Thank you! You’re too kind.
Loving the OPTIMUM CAPRIS, GRAPHITE
My husband and I walk our dogs twice a day and I love to do yoga when I get the chance. Nothing like exercise to make you feel better!
I like the Gown Suit, Poppy, but there are soooo many cute swimsuits.
love the grey swimsuit
i like the show stopper black and whit bikini
I love the Charcoal swimsuit!
You look good! It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I would love a top like yours or the optimum capris. My favorite thing to do is running or yoga.
Wow, I had never even heard of this site before! I’m absolutely in love with your crew top. I can’t decide if I like it more in jade or rust!
I like the love racer in neon pink.
I love the shirt you picked-especially in grape.
The great colors and versatile clothes make Albion Fit work for all activities!
I like the love racer!
I love the MIDNIGHT DIP SWIMSUIT — BLACK
just daily walking i’m afraid. i wish i could do more but after years of being sick i’m thankful to still be able to walk the dogs a couple of miles every day.
Walking is still such great exercise! I’ve been mainly walking this week too. 😀
love to dance! and i love all of albion fit’s swimsuits!
I love the blousy suit (swim) in black!
Hello! I haven’t posted on your blog yet, but I love it and I love your recipes. I LOVE exercising. I grew up dancing, so that is my favorite form (I take a hip hop class once a week) my new love of the past three years is running. I like long distance running but it tends to mess with my stress hormones (I, like you have PCOS, and I try to regulate it without medication). I swim once or twice a week as well as walking and dance aerobics. Exercise is my therapy, it keeps me sane, happy and confident. Its always there when other things aren’t cutting it. 🙂
Hey Kassidy! I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I’m always thrilled to hear that people like my recipes. 🙂 Hooray! And good for you for sticking it to PCOS and telling those hormones who’s boss. 😉 I love the thought of dancing as exercise. I guess I wasn’t ever exposed to it growing up, so I never think about it, but what an awesome way to get your exercise! Do you do zumba? I haven’t tried that, but I know a ton of people LOVE it! Anyway. I’m with ya. Exercise is my therapy too. Such a great stress reliever. 🙂
I like the So Meshed Suit 🙂