Working out has always been one of those things that was not easy for me to do. Especially by myself. When I was in college playing Division 1 golf, I was forced to go to workouts. I may even have enjoyed it because it was something we got to do as a team. It made the time go by faster and I may have even looked forward to it (just a little) when I was surrounded by my teammates and we were all working toward a common goal. As a way of team bonding, we would always complain how sore we were from our previous workouts. This is the time of year when the weather gets a little colder, and golf season starts to wind down. We aren’t spending as much time outside anymore with the cooler temps. This is a great time of year to get in the gym and work on your fitness and get ready for when the golf and tennis season does start up again! And remember, think strong not skinny!
Now that I am graduated and I am not playing golf for school anymore, it was really hard for me at first to get back in the gym and actually force myself to go. I went probably 2 months without really working out, and I could feel it too. I am sure that everyone can agree when you are active and used to that active lifestyle, it becomes a habit and you love the way you feel after the fact, even though you may not enjoy it at the time. It wasn't until I got engaged over the summer that I really started to get back in the gym. Having a wedding to plan is a big motivator to work out! ;)
The best advise I can give to somebody who is going through this same struggle is to find a workout buddy! A killer playlist and some cool gym accessories don’t hurt either. I have always been a fan of Nike shoes, and these Nike Air Vapor Advantage shoes make me want to go hop on a treadmill. They are only $49.97 on Nike’s website!
I also am loving Ashley Brook Designs “Too Legit To Quit” water bottle. I always have a water in tow (especially while working out) and this sassy sports bottle does just the trick. You can get this bottle for $25 on ABD’s website.
I am a person that cannot workout in silence. I constantly have to have some music playing. These Skull Candy Groove Traction Control Earbuds can be found at Target for like $7.50. I love these earbuds because they never slip out of your ears while you are doing something active. These are my go-to headphone when I am doing a range session too!
Last but not least, we have some popovers coming soon that is the perfect workout jacket! They are great for morning runs, or chilly days out on the golf course. The Skylar Popover will be available in turquoise (pictured) and white! Stay tuned for when these will be available!
Now, about that playlist. Here is what is on repeat for me this week:
- Drink You Away by Justin Timberlake
- Smoke Break by Carrie Underwood
- Traveller by Chris Stapleton
- Bathroom Sink by Miranda Lambert
- Lights Down Low by Jessie James Decker
I would love to hear what your workout routines look like and what is on your playlist! Comment below and thank you for reading!