Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Katie Stays Fashionably Fit

Katie is a woman after my own heart! Her blog is one of my daily reads, and she writes like I'm guessing she talks too. She stays active and stylish, and today she's sharing with you her combination of the two.
Hi there, friends!
The name is Katie, and I write over at Keep Calm and Carry On
Although you can't see my face in this pic,
 I just wanted to be clear that that man right there next to me is in fact taken. ;)
That's my hubby, of course. 

Our dearest Meghan asked me to fill in today for her and talk about working out and/or style! Since I love them both dearly, I figure why not combine them. Genius, I know.
My husband and I are both pretty active people (he plays hockey...I play soccer and run), 
and he motivates me to stay fit.
Mainly because he is 596 times better looking than myself.
It's true.

Anyways, over the years I've found one constant factor when it comes to my work out style and how I stay fit:
I have to LOVE it!
It's a simple concept, but oh so important.

+If you love and feel comfortable in what you are wearing, you will have a kick butt workout.
+If you dig deep and find what activities you enjoy doing the most, it won't seem like that much of a workout! (until after when you're a sweaty mess).
+Get out of the gym! (think about going kayaking-this is a great workout!)

Here's what works for me:
-Anything and everything NEON (this goes for clothes, and shoes!)
Currently, I run in Brooks Pure Cadence running shoes.
I swear by Brooks shoes..they're the best.
and these? they feel like you are walking on air.
-Form fitting (but not too tight) clothing...my favorite workout attire is from Target and Old Navy right now because they are so afforable, comfortable, and trendy!
-And of course, you need a bag that is just as equally cute to tote all your stuff in.

I use this Lululemon bag and let me tell you, it was worth every penny.
I love this bag so much and when it's sitting in my room looking all pretty, it reminds me to pack it up and go work out! 
-As far as working out, I enjoy running the most, but let's be honest, I get bored. 
Everyone gets bored. 
You won't see results if you keep doing the same things over and over again.
 It's so important to strength train as well!
 My other favorite workouts are spin class and TRX.
Haven't heard of TRX?
It's that new workout where you use your own body as resistance 
and hang from those scary looking ropes.
Don't be intimidated.
I just started doing TRX not too long ago, and fell in love with it in the first class.
It is perfect for those of you that don't like lifting weights (me!), 
but still want to get definition and be toned.

Go try something new and get out of the gym this summer! 

What do you do to stay in shape?
Is your workout attire important to you?

Now, stop on over to my blog, say hello, and get to know me more!
 (click here for a recent post that may or may not feature my husbands good looking cousins who resemble the Magic Mike cast. Yup, it's true.)



Meghan said...

I've been LOVING that lulu bag - I think I need to go get it! :)

Jeremy and Megan said...

You are SO right Katie!! I think cute clothes and switching up your routine are KEY! :)

The Pink Growl said...

TRX workouts are KILLER! I have only done it once but I swear I thought I might die. Love Katie! :)

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