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Workout Motivation

I’m an active girl. I like to stay busy and keep my body moving when I’m out of the office. During the week I take yoga and Pilates at Glow. On weekends you can find me hiking or trying new fitness classes. I’m also in the gym at least 5 days a week for core work and physical therapy.

Like I said… I’m an active girl! ūüôā

But even though I love going to the gym and trying new things, sometimes I need a little workout motivation to get me off the couch. Below are my top three tips for staying engaged and motivated to lead a healthy, active life.

Set A Goal

Any goal! Running a race, doing a pull-up, fitting into your new swimsuit… Just having something to push yourself¬†towards will help keep you going.

My current goal is to be as healthy and fit as possible for my upcoming trip to London. With my spinal injury traveling can be hard, so I want my core to be in tip-top shape to make the journey easier!

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Get Inspired

I love following healthy living bloggers on Instagram and pinning great yoga poses, workouts,¬†and inspiration says on Pinterest. I’m very visually stimulated and whenever I’m feeling lazy checking out an inspiration board will get me going.

Reward Yourself

My favorite way to celebrate reaching a goal is new workout gear. It’s actually a win-win because it gets you excited for your next trip to the gym and is function to help you reach your next goal.

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Some of my current favorites are Lululemon sports bras, Zella Capri Pants {on SALE now!!}, colorful Zella Tanks, and fitness trackers like the Misfit Shine fitness watch or FitBit Flex.

What YOUR ultimate workout motivation?

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Let’s start this Sunday off with some INSPIRATION – Wise Words: 24 Inspiring Prints to Start Your Day


I’d hate to label myself as lazy, but even I have to admit that I definitely get into fashion ruts so… Stop Being Lazy: 7 Chic AND Easy Switch-Outs¬†from Refinery 29 with fun new¬†options like trading your old, torn cut-offs for some adorable printed shorts or trying cropped trousers so you can give up your legging habit. Definitely some great ideas!

If you’re looking for some new products to add to your skin care¬†routine why not take some Kiehl’s¬†suggestions from Italian blogger and fashion It Girl Eleonora Carisi – I Can’t Live Without.

Need some fabulous fashion inspiration for your next tropical vacation? Unstoppable Style: Poppy Delevingne Shares Her Ultimate Summer Wish List.

Want to create the perfect pair of jean¬†shorts this Summer? Follow The Glamourai’s step by step instructions and enjoy the fabulous results! { DIY } Denim Cut-Offs.

If you’re in the market for updating your accessories stash or just looking for some advice on styling, why not turn to a professional? Anna Dello Russo – 10 TOP Rules for ACCESSORIES.

Health & Fitness:

A major part of finding internal motivation to hit the gym or trails is feeling comfortable and confident in your workout clothes. A great pair of pants that highlight your assets are going to get you out the door much faster than a tattered, stretched out¬†pair of yoga pants. Trust me. Check out The Fitnessista’s recommendations – Summer Workout Gear.

Who better to give health & fitness tips than someone whose livelihood is based on their body? Top model Izabel¬†Goulart shares her Five Minute Brazilian Butt Workout¬†with Modelinia. What else does she mention? Walking! I just can’t recommend it enough – Low Intensity Fasted Cardio!

If you need to amp up the healthy fats in your diet avocados are the perfect choice during Summer, so pick some up¬†next time you’re at the store and¬†take of these recipes for¬†a spin¬†– 5 New Ways to Use Avocado.

Finding the right snack to give you energy and satisfy you before a workout without causing a sugar crash or an upset or overly filled stomach is a balancing act. See what Fit Bottomed Girls suggest – 4 New Healthy Snacks to Put in Your Gym Bag.

In the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen? Why not whip up some healthy desserts in the form of vegan ice cream? I made Choosing Raw’s Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream and it was divine, so follow my lead and give one of these tasty recipes a try – Veg Out: Dairy-Free and Delish Ice Cream Recipes.

No matter what your diet is, putting together a good grocery list¬†is a¬†Must. Check out FitSugar’s 7 Grocery Shopping Tips For a Plant-Based Approach or Caveman Strong’s Grocery List Paleo Style.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and has a great¬†Sunday! I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you all weekend in sunny, secluded Fallen Leaf Lake.

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Need some motivation to keep you going? Check out Karena Dawn from Tone It Up’s post for The Daily Love – Overcome and Achieve.

Interested in the benefits of a plant-based diet? Here are some interesting testaments that you can read:

Want to add soy to your diet but are concerned about conflicting information you’re receiving. Check out FitSugar’s Get Smart About Soy or Prevention.com’s 13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally.

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Love the real-life ideas and fun but realistic decorating tips from Real Simple? Read RS’s¬†When To Wash It Handbook, Stay Healthy On The Go¬†or 700+ New Uses For Old Things.



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Are you a fan of the peplum¬†shirts and dresses that are going to be big this Spring and Summer? Check out FabSugar’s 3 Foolproof¬† Ways to Wear It.

The Stylist’s next Lesson of a Modern-Day Lady is How To Wear Cropped Trousers – A chic alternative for Spring and Summer and a great way to get yourself out of your skinny jean phase.

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Still in the market for the perfect pair of flats? (A lifelong pursuit as far as I’m concerned) Check out Beauty and the Budget’s Shoe Trend 101: Smoking Slippers for Every Style Personality.

If you’re in the mood to start Spring’s brights¬†& neons¬†trends a little early look through the beautiful floral designs from the¬†DKNY¬†x Baublebar¬†collaboration, the Purse Blog’s Primary Colored Handbags or the Frugal Fashionista’s Charming Prints for Spring.

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