Well, I did it! After 7 years, I finally stepped foot in gym today. It felt good and even though I was a bit nervous because I’ve not been committed to working out as of lately, I’m proud of myself! I didn’t give up! I pushed through and completed the strength training workout without passing out or throwing up. 🙂 Ha Ha (Kidding, not kidding)
As a Mom of 4, a PTO President, blogger and a home-based business owner, for me working out has always been just one more thing on my plate every day. I knew it was important and that I should be fitting it into my daily routine but it was just easier to skip the workouts. I’ll ride my bike with the kids occasionally or go for a walk or play catch but that’s it for any form of physical activity. Over the years, I’ve purchased so many workout dvd’s and I’ll do them for a bit but I never stick with activity. My husband has been going to the gym I went to today for the past 5 years or so and he’s always encouraged me to go but until today, I just wasn’t mentally ready. A friend recently joined and also encouraged me to join her. So, finally I realized it was time! I have this image in my head of what my ideal body will look like. Now it’s time to do the work. I’m a pretty determined person and for the most part whatever I set my mind to do, I accomplish. So, while this will be super challenging it will also be super rewarding and I’m really looking forward to a rockin’ body and feeling amazing!
As I headed back to the gym today, I took with me 4 of my new favorite fitness finds & I thought I’d share them with you.
(1) Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 shoes
I’m normally not a fan of Nike shoes. Maybe it’s just because I never found the right shoe for me because these feel amazing on. My favorite walking shoes are my Hoka’s but these are great for my HIIT classes and strength training classes. They have some really good cushioning and they are lightweight. For Nikes, these are pretty amazing!
(2) Thorlo Socks
I discovered these socks a year or so ago and I love them! They have some really good cushion for your foot and are super soft. They have extra padding on the ball and heel area as well as an Achilles tendon pad.
(3) Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch
I’ve always been a fan of Fitbit Fitness trackers. I have purchased the first 2 that came out and recently bought this one because I wanted something to track my heart rate for my HIIT workouts. This Fitbit is obviously a bit larger then the other Fitbits. It resembles an Apple or Galaxy watch. The band comes in 3 colors…black, blue and plum. You can easily change out the watch bands too. It tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. It also has a heart rate monitoring system that can track your heart rate all day or when you want it to. There is even GPS available for mapping your fitness routes.
(4) Hint Premium Essance Water or Hint Kick Essance Water
This water is naturally flavored with no artificial sweeteners, sugara, dyes or chemicals. It’s preservative free, vegan and gluten free and is made from non-GMO plants. What I love about this water is that it has a great fruity flavor without the nasty aftertaste that you get with some fruit flavored waters. The Hint Kick contains caffeine from coffee beans and is great when you need a little pick-me up!
Whether your like me and returning to the gym after a hiatus or you are a gym rat, I hope you find my favorite fitness finds helpful. If you try them, I’d love to hear what you think. Please feel free to share your comments below. I’m always on the hunt for great new finds so please feel free to share.
Have a happy, healthy day!