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fit tip 7 – Workout Gear #sponsored #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided with a free tank in exchange for my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Welcome back to the 7th week of Fit Tips here on Mommy Head Adventures.  I am having a great time sharing with you some of the things I have been learning over the past almost 2 years.

This week I am going to share with you something that my mother in law taught me so long ago that I don’t even remember when it was:

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This weeks tip is to invest in workout gear that you love.

I used to just wear whatever junky t-shirt I had in my stash, which also happened to be some of the very shirts I would sleep in. There was no sense of ownership over what I was doing, and I would find myself burning out.

Like I shared a few weeks ago, I decided to make an investment in my workout out times.  I paid for a personal trainer or I bought an at home program.  But I needed more motivation, and I knew that if I took the time to plan out something I would enjoy wearing while I worked out, then I would be more likely to do it.

Nowadays I find myself buying more workout gear than I do regular clothes.  I love the cute options that are out there and have a passion to wear my faith while I sweat.  It reminds me what part of my motivation for working out is: My Body is a Temple!

Speaking of cute workout gear that packs a spiritual punch, I am happy to tell you about a new company I am working with this week, Creation Based Health.

Creation Based Health is a company that was birthed out of a husband and wife’s commitment to live the best life possible.  They provide a great array of nutrition supplements and recently started offering tshirts and tanks featuring their slogan: Strength without Purpose is Weak.

I was so happy to get my hands on one of their tanks after seeing it on their Instagram page because I know that for me, my purpose is to strengthen others to live their best life possible. I am not doing this for vanity.  I am doing this for my family and my Jesus.

Thanks to Creation Based Health, I have one of the above pictured tanks to giveaway to one of you.  To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what slogan you go by in your workouts!  You can have extra entries for sharing on social media, just leave comments for each.  And if you follow me or Creation Based Health on Instagram, leave your IG name below for another entry.

The giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18 years and older, and will end on April 15 at 5pm CST.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Fit Tip 6 – make a Training Schedule

Back when I started my weight loss journey in May of 2012, I looked everywhere to find help to make sure that I was successful.  I was highly motivated to lose the weight and I was willing to pay the price to get it done.

I made fitness a priority and then took some steps toward achieving my goals.  This week, I want to share with you one of the most influential steps I used to knock down some hurdles in my time:

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I made a training schedule.

At first, when I had a personal trainer, it was easy!  I just worked out with her at the appointed time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

After I stopped with my trainer, I started running.  I made a goal to finish a half marathon, and I found a guide online.  I took out my calendar and I wrote down exactly what I would run each day.  On my off running days, I wrote what I would do on those days.

I finished that first half and then took a small break.  I had a hard time getting back into the groove and I couldn’t figure out why.  Until I realized that by scheduling my workouts, I was more likely to complete them.

I did this this past summer when I was training for a couple of fall half marathons.  And then I feel out of it again.  I found that by scheduling out what I was doing each day, I was more likely to keep at it.

This winter, I did P90X3, and I followed the training schedule that they sent along.  As of next Thursday, I will be a P90X3 graduate, and I know a lot of my success was because I had a schedule.

I want to keep my motivation going since I am so close to my goal, so the next two programs I do have schedules as well.  I will be following the 21 Day Fix schedule with my first challenge group on Facebook.  After I complete that, I am either going to do another round or move on to Les Mills Pump, and you guessed it, I will be following the schedule, and add running in on the off days!

It is very helpful to have a schedule, and even more helpful to share it with a friend.  That way they can ask if you have been staying on task and, who knows, they may even want to do it with you!

Question: Do you use a workout schedule?  If so, what do you do?  If not, why not?

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