As a runner, I am always on the hunt for clothes that are comfortable, breathable, and stay where they're supposed to. There is nothing I hate more than to have to stop to pull my pants up while I'm running. I also love work out clothes that can be versatile. Ones that can be worn all year round. Layered in the winter and easy to peel off during the summer. I am excited for the opportunity to team up with Swim Spot to share some of their Next Swimwear line! I have been nothing but pleased with everything that I have worn from them. Super comfy and I love that I could wear their pants and work out bra to the lake, up in the mountains for a hike, out for a run, or to a yoga class!! (Or to the grocery store, lets be honest..hehe) The sports bra doubles as a swimsuit top! A top that you can wear as an athlete running, biking, swimming, or wake boarding. Also easy to just wear for a day at the beach or pool to lay out and have fun!! Best of it all is it's designed especially for these kind of activities. THE BEST EVER in my opinion.
As for my workout routine..... I don't really love to lift weights. I prefer doing body weight exercises like plank, pushups, situps, dips, wall-sits, lunges, squats, etc. I demonstrated the different planks I love above. I usually hold for a minute or longer in each position and try for 3 sets. Below is the most challenging on the side plank. I love these moves for ab strength and arm definition.
I run 3-5 miles 2-3 times a week and walk as much as I can everywhere I go!! As the warmer weather comes, I run 4-5 times a week. Oh I can't wait for those days!!
What are some of your favorite and most beneficial workouts you like to do? And if you're just starting....Get on it!! Lets do this! Lets get healthy and motivated and find that energy during these harder months. It helps to get yourself some new workout gear and make a plan. I have one more post coming soon with Swim Spot where I will be sharing my started plan and some goals to a healthier me! I hope you'll join me!!
Photo credit: Travis J Photography