How To: Get The Most Out of Your Workout

I HATE working out, hate it.  No matter how much I do hate it, I have to do it.  There are a couple of things that I do know about it thought, and those things are what keep me motivated to keep doing it.
Confused?  Let me get started with a few spots of wisdom that I've learned about working out.

Things like when and where you like to work out, what you wear, etc. are all largely responsible for the quality of your workout.  Everyone is completely different, it's not going to be the same thing for you as it is for your best friend, boyfriend, etc.  So make it your own!

The first thing I will say (no matter how you're working out) is to drink a glass of water before the workout.  It doesn't have to be a lot.  Just enough to wet your whistle and to keep you from feeling dehydrated. I personally just like to fill a mason jar, because it's not too much where you feel like you'll need to pee in the middle of the work out. 

Secondly, select workout clothes that you are going to WANT to wear.  Here are a couple of examples of me doing just that!  When you feel confident and feel like you look your best, you're going to work out your best.  Who wants to be worried about running around trying to pull up your pants and down your shirt?  No one.  Thank you very much.

Orange Socks, Target; Workout Capris, Old Navy

Mermaid Socks, Forever 21

Nike Roche Run Sneakers

My Fitbit absolutely keeps me motivated.  I am not going to say it's a must have, but it is a motivator.  It was a gift from a friend of mine (who had two) and I am so thankful for it.  I love it for a couple of reasons.  Not only are you able to track multiple aspects of your own progress, but you can compete, challenge and cheer on friends of yours.

Have fun with your workout.  Snapchat your friends and tell them about your progress.  Or, tell them about how much your workout stinks.  Sing them silly songs as you run down the street.  Stop for a second and take some ridiculous selfies.  Ask any of my friends, they get all of these snapchats, selfies, etc.  The reason I suggest this is because sometimes the monotony can get to you and you can feel like you'll give up.  Getting friends involved that can't actually be there WITH you can help inspire you.

Go to beautiful places. Inspiration can come from all around your own neighborhood.  I am NOT a gym fan and that is totally okay.  I hate the confines of being in a gym and it's something that I have always felt the same about.  I love being able to run next to the water and through the grass.  Not just on a treadmill.  

End your workout with another glass of ice cold, refreshing water.  It is absolutely so satisfying when you've worked out so hard that you're just DYING for water at the end of it, even thought you've had it before the workout.

What do you love about your workouts and how do you get through them?  Tweet me and let me know!  I hope you've learned a thing or two!

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