Are you taking the expression ‘new year, new you’ literally? If your New Year’s Resolution involves some sort of physical transformation, it’s key to find a way to stay motivated so you don’t drop off by mid-February. Having the right gear can help! Here are some of our favorite ways to stay inspired when striving for a healthier, happier you.
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Your Resolution: Hit the Gym First Thing Each Morning
How to Stay Motivated: Always Have Your Workout Bag Ready to Go
Working out in the mornings means no excuses. The trick is to motivate yourself to get there. Prep the night before by always having a packed gym bag with all your essentials, like a fun water bottle and your goes-with-anything workout leggings.
Your Resolution: To Lose Those Extra Pounds
How to Stay Motivated: Right Fit = Better Performance
First off: Don’t hate on your current fitness level or body shape. Just feel good about every inch of progress. Better fitting clothing means you won’t be constantly tugging at hems or feeling self-conscious. Try a wider waistband to keep pants from riding up or bunching. Don’t forget about matching your activity to your foundation garments: Maidenform’s new sports bras come in cute designs and offer two levels of support to keep you locked and loaded whether you’re pounding the pavement or taking a peaceful savasana pose.
Your Resolution: Live a Healthier Lifestyle Holistically
How to Stay Motivated: Keep Tabs on All Physical Activity
Being healthy doesn’t starts and end at the gym or with a diet. Try to incorporate physical fitness into all parts of your day. For example, take a walk at lunch or get off the bus a stop early. Invest in a jewelry-inspired activity tracker, like the slim profile Fitbit Alta Wireless Activity Tracker. Coming in four colors, you’ll be reminded to get up and move while keeping tabs on your daily exercise.
Your Resolution: Have Fun with Fitness
How to Stay Motivated: Recruit a Friend
No one says you have to be a gym bunny or a CrossFit diehard. If your goal is to actually enjoy working out, try recruiting a friend to get sweaty alongside you to stay motivated while enjoying some bonding time. Don’t forget to pick up a few athleisure pieces for a post-workout smoothie break: We love this trendy rose gold swoosh hoodie and these wear-anywhere tummy control leggings.
Your Resolution: Try Out Some New Workouts
How to Stay Motivated: Get the Right Gear for Your Activity
Not all workout gear is created for every type of activity! Before you hit the yoga studio or spin class, make sure you’ve got the right equipment. Pay attention to fabric: go for moisture-wicking pants if you’re taking a class indoors (and stay away from cotton!), or layer up with a lightweight long-sleeved tee for that hiking group you’ve joined. If you’re new to yoga, pick items – like this flattering contoured tank – that will hug your body during all those inversions and twists.
Your Resolution: Train for a Special Event
How to Stay Motivated: Implement a Reward System
Goal-oriented fitness resolutions are a great way to keep you pushing toward a finish line – maybe even literally! If you’re training for a marathon or fitness competition later this year, regular training can help make fitness a routine part of your life, even after the event is done. To stay on track, try rewarding yourself as you hit various milestones, like a better race time or a heavier weight amount. That dreamy pair of running shoes or a hot new racerback tank can be just the thing to keep you going when you feel the burn.
Your Resolution: Love Your Body, Period.
How to Stay Motivated: Look Good, Feel Amazing
There’s something to be said for working out in an outfit that’s actually flattering. Contoured leggings with mesh panels, strappy tanks, and brightly colored kicks are popular for a reason – they’ll actually have you excited to bust them out (and bust a move). If you’re truly serious about getting fit this year, stash those ratty old promotional tees or stretched out leggings and invest in a new workout wardrobe that fits, flatters, and leaves you feeling fabulous.