Last week I was looking for something that would get me to the gym and keep me going back. The following are the things that make my trip to the gym a little more enjoyable.
I don't actually have this yet but it is on my Christmas wish list! I have plenty of water bottles but I really want one that is easier to drink out of on the treadmill.
One of my favorite gym items! The music at my gym is TERRIBLE. When the right song comes on it just puts you in the grove.
I love my polar heart rate monitor. This has really made me take my workouts to the next level. They are a little pricey but it was worth every penny. It has a strap that goes around your chest so it keeps a constant read. It also links to the machines at the gym so I have a constant read of my heart rate. I am no longer able to get on a machine and coast like I see so many people doing. I also love it for Weight Watchers because it tells me how many calories I have burned.
I love to read these while I am working out. I find that I get sucked in and it makes my workouts go so much faster. You can always seem to find them at the gym but I recently broke down and got a subscription. It also kills two birds with one stone because I always feel behind on reading my pile of magazines but now I am working out and making my reading pile smaller at the same time! One of my guilty pleasures.
I have hips like this girl's but it is so fun to see my stomach develop more definition and turn into this!
My husband told me this morning that when I work out a few times it is like me dieting for a month. He can tell that much of a difference in the way I look.
I must say though that diet and exercise go hand in hand. If you are only able to do one I would encourage diet. They say that diet is 80% of losing weight. It is just too easy to think oh I worked out today so I can eat whatever I want now. Two pieces of pizza will cancel out an hour long hard workout.
I would love to see what keeps you motivated so that we can all motivate one another, Don't forget to let me know!