Fitness Friday: Workout Q & A

Some of the most frequent questions that I get are about my gym routine and workout gear so I decided to answer a few of them today to celebrate Fitness Friday. Read on for some details of my fitness regime, my favorite gear, and my tips & suggestions to get started with a new routine and stay motivated.

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Q: It’s always dark in your gym pictures – What time do you work out?

A: 4:30am – Ouch, I know. But I have long, hectic days and by afternoon I’m usually exhausted and unmotivated. It’s all about finding what works for you, I for one am most motivated first thing in the morning. {You can check out more of my routine in MCLV In 24 Hours}

Q: What do you do at the gym?

A: As I’m still recovering from a back injury I do physical therapy Monday through Friday, in addition to that I’ve begun adding a circuit training/weight lifting workout 3-4 days a week. Medicine balls & kettlebells are favorites of mine {see Beginners Fitness: Kettlebells and Beginners Fitness: Medicine Balls} and I love body weight moves like pull-ups, squats, lunges, planks & push-ups.

Q: What’s your number one fitness tip?

A: Walk! Add walking to your daily routine and you’ll see great results – From stress reduction to weight loss. Start with whatever you can and just keep adding on! {Guest Post: Low-Intensity Fasted Cardio}

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{Left: Zella Tank – $42 @ Nordstrom, Center: Nike Sports Bra – $30 @ Macys & Right: Workout Capri – $18 @ Forever 21}

Q: Do you have a favorite workout clothing brand? What do you usually wear?

A: If I like something I’ll grab it, I’m not really married to any one brand. Some of my favorites include Lululemon Capri pants, bright, Spring-ready tanks from Zella for Nordstrom, Old Navy & Zara t-shirts, Nike sports bras, Victoria’s Secret PINK boyshorts/hiphuggers, and Brooks running shoes.

Q: What’s your number one tip on choosing workout gear?

A: Being comfortable and confident in your gym clothing is important, as is not having to adjust your garments mid-workout. Find pieces that suit your body type and, more importantly, that you feel good in. If you’re cringing when you catch sight of yourself in the mirror or constantly pulling at your sports bra or t-shirt, you’re wearing the wrong gear!

Stay tuned another Q&A session on health and nutrition and don’t forget to follow Moi Contre La Vie on Instagram (@Moicontrelavie).

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