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2018 Workout Inspo

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After This We’re Getting Pizza Pink Workout Bag // Active Leaf Print Workout Leggings // Active Leaf Print Sports Bra // Women’s Adidas NMD XR1 Athletic Shoes // Another Pair of Adidas Swift Run Sneakers

There’s no better motivation to get into the gym than a new workout outfit and I am obsessed with this one! On that note – let’s talk about new 2018 goals on health and wellness. For the most part I am a very athletic and energetic person but the past few months have been extremely tough for me lately. The motivation part is probably the hardest for me because I have been doing nothing but making a lot of excuses lately. First let me give you a little background info. My husband, Robert, played soccer, football and baseball all growing up and eventually went on to play baseball in college and is now a full time SWAT officer for our county police department. Therefore, he is also a very active and athletic person! With his job he receives a free gym membership which is great so we only had to pay for mine. I had a three year membership at MUV fitness (aka Golds Gym) that recently expired in November and due to the fact we have been job searching in Florida, in hopes to move soon, I didn’t renew my membership. Needless to say that has been the worse decision I’ve made in a long time.

Not renewing and not going to the gym the past few months has affected me a lot lately mentally. I know it is one of the most redundant new years resolutions out there but it’s never too late to start! I need to get back into the gym and back into a routine not only to help me physically but more so mentally! I need some of those good endorphins in my life again! That being sad, I am so incredibly thankful for my genes and all of your amazing compliments about my body but everyone has their struggles and maintaining my muscle tone has always been a difficult one for me. I just recently started lifting heavier weights about 2-3 years ago and I love it – no more chicken legs! I love the way my body looks when I commit to working out at least a minimum of 3 days a week. A few months into gradually lifting heavier, especially after leg day, I started getting severe back pains and decided to go to the doctor. Long story short, my very last vertebrae never fully formed as a child and it now has a crack in it right where my nerve feeds through which is why I was feeling so much pressure and pain. Overall I just can’t go heavy on squats or leg press or deadlifts which is fine – it could be way worse!

However, starting next week I am pushing myself and focusing on working out at least 3-4 times a week again. I am not joining the gym again due to the waiting process of possibly moving to another state but I will be going to a bootcamp class MWF every morning with my grandma. Yes, that’s right, I said my grandma – she is such a trooper and legit works out just as good as me! She can’t lift the heavy weights or run as long as I do but she has the drive, endurance and stamina and motivates me like no other! We both took this class months ago and the instructor had to stop due to work but he is back and bringing the class back and we are both so beyond excited. I also want to start eating better (if you know me you know I can eat like a 6 year old boy and be totally content). I have a huge sweet tooth and yes I LOVE carbs… shoot me. I have never had to have a strict diet and I am thankful for that but personally I want to because I do feel better and more energetic when I have a healthier diet. It will be hard and I will gradually do it slow and steady – not drastically cutting out sugar, bread and red meat from my diet because let’s be honest that’s just not realistic and a little extreme for my lifestyle. My husband did that two months before we met and he was the leanest he has ever been (he never lets me hear the end of it that I’m the reason he’s not 175 lbs anymore haha oops).

Anyway, the first thing I did was pickup some new amazing workout attire to get me ready for a familiar yet new goal I’ve set for myself. I snagged this adorable two piece palm print workout set for under $40 and this graphic pink workout bag could not describe my life any better! I could go on about this topic forever but I’ll save you from reading a book! Feel free to comment or message me with any questions you have or if you just need a little self motivation inspiration. I hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great and safe weekend ahead!

XOXO

-Ashley

One Comment

  • Rima

    I felt depressed when i quit working out after going back to work from maternity leave. I just couldn find time, and lost my muscle tone which made me even more depressed. My new years resolution is somehow find time at least twice per week for 30 minutes of exercise.
    Thanks for a post!

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