Sunday, February 5, 2017

How I (Attempt to) Stay Fit

Today's post will be a departure from the normal makeup and fashion ramblings. I'm not one of those people who likes to go to the gym. Actually I dread it. I feel like I lack the chemicals which is suppose to make you happy after you work out hah. I've been trying to make small changes in my life though and wanted to share some of the ways I attempt to stay fit!

1) Track how much water you drink

Health really begins with eating and although everyone says "drink more water", I find it so hard to actually do it. To help me drink more water, I downloaded an app to keep track of the number of cups I'm drinking. Once I was keeping track, I realized how little h20 I get every day and was motivated to get closer to the magical 8 cups of water a day.

I can't remember the name of the app that I was previously using before I switched phones but there's a super cute one called Plant Nanny that I just downloaded! You have to drink water to water your plants, it sounds so silly but the cute graphics totally helps!

2) Carve out 15 minute each day for a quick at home work out

The hardest part of starting to work out is finding the time for it! Especially if you work long hours like me, I really don't want to spend my free time working out. But I think 15 minutes is an easy commitment to make and there are tons of videos on Youtube that gives a solid workout in that amount of time.

If you don't know where to start, check out Blogilates. She has full workout schedules and each day she creates a playlist so you don't even need to search for the videos!

Some of my other favorites are:

3) Take advantage of new client offers

I enjoy working out a lot more in a class setting and especially love dance infused workouts. Usually these types of studios are very pricey but almost all have a one month offer for new customers at a much reduced price!

Bar Method

For example, I went to the Bar Method last summer for barre classes and the workouts will make your muscles shake! I also had a one month membership at the YWCA on Hornby/Dunsmuir. They have such a large variety of classes there but I would say it has a slightly older clientele and a more recreational intensity level. Recently, I've been taking classes at Pur Movement which is a fitness studio in Richmond. I went to their Barre and SexyStiletto classes and it's so much fun you don't even feel like you are working out. The results are great and I feel a difference and I've only been to 8 classes!

Pur Movement

This works especially for me because I have different clients and work all around the lower mainland. It gives me a chance to try out new workouts and not ever get bored! So if price is holding you back, definitely at least sign up for the first month. I haven't had any issues with the studios to cancel once I've finished the one month!

4) Get cute accessories!
Writing this feels so shallow but I know I must not be the only one who thinks this! I feel a lot more motivated to work out with cute outfits and accessories. You can of course go to Lululemon for work out clothes but I've really been enjoying the quality of the two Lole items I own. I also shop at Forever 21 and H&M for activewear that is a lot more affordable! The fabrics are not as technical but it's great for a low intensity work out!

My New Balance runners and Copper H2O water bottle

Also important is your water bottle! I like my swell bottle a lot and they come in all sorts of prints and designs. Recently I was also sent a water bottle from Copper H2O which is a Vancouver based company! Their bottles are so beautiful and unique and would entice me to carry it around more which would hopefully lead me to drinking more water and being healthier!

So those are my tips for staying fit and hopefully if you are looking to make a change this would give you realistic ways to start! Leave a comment with ways you stay fit and health!

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