This post is sponsored by Under Armour. They have so many amazing holiday gifts up on their site – for others or yourself. 😉 Check it out here!
Well, here we are. My very favorite time of the year. Bring on the holiday decor, eggnog, parties, family gatherings, and Christmas movies. There’s so much going on and we have something each weekend until the end of the year! With everything going on, it can be easy our usual healthy habits to fall off the radar. Even though I’m totally cool with replacing salads with cookies for a little while, there’s something that isn’t ok: skipping out on movement.
I’m one of those people who needs to get in a little bit of movement every day. It makes a huge difference in how I feel, and helps me to manage my anxiety. It’s something that’s important to me, so for this reason, I’m focusing on making it a priority for the next month.
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I’m so excited to be partnering with Under Armour this holiday season! They make some of my favorite fitness apparel, and I love the motivational voice behind their brand. They’re big on turning “Wishes into Wills” and inspired me to create my own “Will” mantra for the hectic month ahead.
I WILL work out 5 days per week in November.
It’s my usual set amount of workout days and it’s the amount that makes me feel energized and sane. 🙂 Even though it’s not a crazy or lofty goal, I’m a huge believer in the value of consistency. Little steps truly do add up each day, and every time you wake up, you have choices to make that can propel you towards your goals. It’s also important to make goals that you know will challenge you, but also that you know in your heart that you can accomplish. This way, it gives you the confidence and motivation to go after other things.
If you’re working on getting in consistent workouts this month, too, here’s a little holiday hustle circuit I put together!
You get to choose how much time you’re going to work. Set a timer for 10, 20, or 30 minutes, and complete as many rounds as you can.
Here’s what the workout looks like:
My friends at Under Armour sent me some new gear to try out this holiday season, and new fitness apparel usually makes me work a little bit harder. 😉 I’m loving so many of the amazing items in their holiday collection and have already selected gift ideas for friends and family.
I’m loving their new Charged Bandit 4 running shoes.
They’re insanely lightweight and have been perfect for long trail walks, circuit workouts, and sprints. They’re neutral shoes (for runners who need support and flexibility), have 360 degree reflectivity (awesome since it’s getting dark so much earlier), and mesh ventilation. I can’t stand it when shoes feel too heavy or clunky, and these feel like running on a cloud.
I’ve been living in this new Armour Fleece® Big Logo hoodie. It’s perfect to wear to and from the studio on colder days, and they have so many color options.
In the workout pics above, I’m wearing the pindot open back long sleeve and the Vanish crops. The crops are supportive and light, and the top has a pretty open back detail. I can wear it for strength, barre, yoga, or just around running errands.
Also these aren’t pictured above, but I’m OBSESSED with their new Athlete Recovery Sleepwear™ joggers. You need these in your life. They’re SO soft and comfy, and thanks to their new technology, they can promote rest and recovery. I slept in them after Hell Week at Orangetheory and my legs weren’t nearly as sore. The pattern inside the fabric returns infrared energy to your body, boosting localized blood flow & increasing the amount of oxygen reaching your muscles to restore your muscles faster. So awesome, right?
You can check out more of their holiday new arrivals here!
So tell me, friends: what is your WILL for November? What’s something you’re focusing on for your health despite the busy season?
Photography by Jacquelynn Buck