Monday, May 16, 2011

Some Workout Inspiration

Happy Monday!

As much as I love fashion, I also love working out. It can be very tough to motivate myself, though. I've tried a number of things.. such as setting my alarm to go off early in the morning or putting my tennis shoes out the night before. I even tried looking at a Victoria's Secret catalogue, thinking it would make me want to work out, but after looking at the models all I wanted was a cheeseburger.

Miranda Kerr is beautiful, but I think she could use a trip to McDonalds.
So I think I've finally come up with the solution to make me want to work out! What's that, you ask? Drumroll, please. My secret is... Finding new workout gear. It's true! When I have some new shorts or a highlighter sports bra, I'm always dying to "show it off" in the gym. Having cute things to wear always makes me look forward to working out and helps motivate me to do something good for my body. Today, I put together a couple of outfits that I love that make me want to do some crunches.


1. Shorts, Nike, $38
2. Striped V-Neck, Victoria's Secret, $17.40
3. Nano Ipod, Apple, $149
4. Shoes, Adidas, $75
5. CamelBak water bottle sleeve, REI, $10
6. Watch/Heart monitor, New Balance, $54.99
7. Under Armour headbands, Dick's Sporting Goods $11.99



1. Gym bag, Victoria's Secret, $39.50
2. Under Armour shorts, Nordstrom, $29.99
3. Three pound weight, Dick's Sporting Goods ,$5.99
4. Sports bra, Adidas , $22
5. Braided headband, Lululemon , $12
6. Soleus 10K Watch, REI, $55
7. CamelBak water bottle, REI , $25
8. Shoes, Adidas, $75

I hope this serves as an inspiration for you, as well! :)

Love, Caitlin

9 comments:

  1. AH I've been eyeing the camelback water filter waterbottle for the longest time.. it's genius! And I totally agree with buying new workout stuff makes you want to work out :) my mom got a treadmill for christmas so I went out and bought fun colored spandex and ran on it every day of break simply because I loved my new spandex haha

    xx

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  2. Very cute! (: Target actually has some cute running shorts and they are really comfortable. New work out gear always helps me too!

    xoxo

    http://preppywifepreppylife.blogspot.com/

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  3. I agree, I think cute workout gear is the key to going to the gym! I love those Nike shorts--they look so comfy!

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  4. I couldn't agree more! Cute workout items definitely give me more motivation and feel better at the gym!

    xo

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  5. I'm inspired! :) you are so right- sometimes a cute outfit makes a workout that much better! :)

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  6. I've read that if you are dressed well at the gym, you are more likely to work out intensely because you'll take pride in your workout and also be "dressed to impress!" I love to work out, but when I get out of it for a while, it is so hard to get back into the habit!

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  7. im so happy you put this! i actually have shunned working out for sooo long, but every once in a while when i get that mojo back, i buy a few new sports bras, shorts, etc, and i am sooo motivated. for like a week :-) i need to find a better balance and get my butt back to the gym!

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  8. This is so funny. Mainly, because I've used this technique myself!! Love it!

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  9. I think its amazing. But i think they should switch it around. I like the Nike shorts the waterbottle sleeve the watch I like one more than the other. So they should switch them around. It would be better for me if they switch it. But it still is a pretty good technique.

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