So, you made that same old resolution…..this year you’re headed to the gym! First, let me say good for you! Hitting the gym daily is a great way to help you look and feel better! But before you head out the door, it’s time to pick up some essentials.
Why you ask? Well if you’re anything like me, being prepared for the gym to be a pleasurable experience is the only way you’ll stick with it. But how do you make yourself look forward to the gym? Here are a few pointers to get you started.
Plan a Great Playlist: Don’t get to the gym and hope that you’ll find some great tunes playing. Instead plan your own! Whether you dust off your iPod, pull out your phone and start downloading or even go old school with a walkman (hey, I know you still have those high school mix tapes somewhere), ensure that you’re armed with music that will get you going and make you want to have your heart pump along to the beat.
Update Your Gym Look: We all want to look cute no matter what we do so put aside a few dollars for some workout gear that will make you feel fabulous. If your goal is to lose weight, don’t splurge too much because you’ll be shrinking soon. Instead, pick up a few new pairs of yoga pants and some bright tees to replace those grungy old ones that do nothing for your self-confidence or motivation!
Fuel Up: Think going to the gym on an empty stomach is the key to losing weight? Think again! You’ll struggle through your workout unless you start with the right fuel. Try some fat-free Greek Yogurt and a few almonds or whip up a low-fat protein shake. Either way, starting your workout with a healthy and tasty snack will ensure you can push through for much longer.
Hydrate the Tasty Way: You’ll need to ensure you’re staying hydrated while you work out to ensure a successful gym experience so don’t go empty handed! Find a cute water bottle (I highly recommend Contigo water bottles) and fill it up with water, ice and a little bit of lemon and lime juice. It will be the perfect refreshing way to keep yourself going when you want to quit!
Grab Great Gym Shoes: If you’re like me and hope to be a cardo queen, you’ll need shoes that provide great support (while being cute of course). Therafit sneakers are a perfect option! Featuring superior arch support, deep heel cups and removable socklining insoles that lift and support your foot, they help relieve stress on your lower body with the goal to improve posture, increase support and reduce pain.
And to help you get started with your gym essentials, we’re giving one lucky person a pair of Therafit Kate sneakers of their very own!
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These super cute shoes will give you the support you need for a successful workout while helping you look perfectly put together! So, are you ready to head to the gym? Before you do, enter this fun giveaway by using the entry form below!
Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on January 16th, 2015. *Canadian winners will be responsible for shipping charges and any additional duties, fees or taxes.** Excludes Quebec. The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug is not responsible for prize fulfillment. We received no compensation for this post.