I have never been one to exercise. The photo above even shocks ME, lol.
I’m one of those “fitness failures” that signs up for gym memberships then never shows up. Or maybe once. or twice at the most. 🙄
So what FINALLY got me motivated to start exercising?!
There were two things. You can see them in the picture above. It has to do with the letter F and the color purple. And no, we’re not on Sesame Street. 😀 Ha!
The first thing was the Fitbit. I don’t even know what inspired me to buy one. I mean, was I just going to track how much I DON’T move?! lol…
But I did get one, and the most magical thing happened: I got FIRED UP! All of a sudden I had the INSANE urge to get up and MOVE.
My friend Tawnya got one too, and even though we live in different countries we have so much FUN competing with each other. 🙂
We travel together and visit each other of course, so here’s a photo of us on a night walk/run with two other friends – that we talked into getting out with us for some fitness fun… because we absolutely HAD to get more steps!
There’s nothing more fun than getting out & being active with your friends. 🙂
I run into other Fitbit users on my walks and hikes all the time, and it’s always a fun topic for conversation. It’s kind of like you’re part of a “secret club” or something.
There are groups and competitions you can join online, even. It’s fun!
Adding the competition aspect, competing with your friends – or even just competing against your own numbers, makes it more like a GAME than exercise. 🙂
I upgraded recently to the new Fitbit Charge 2, and one of the things I love most about it is that it prompts me to get & stay active throughout the day.
Of course it doesn’t always go with my dressier outfits, and I do LOVE to track my steps when I’m out dancing 🙂 so I just ordered two new bands for my Fitbit – this one, in both silver and rose gold:
Pretty, right? 🙂 Several people on Facebook said they had these same bands and LOVE them, so I can’t wait to get mine!
The second thing that got me fired up: Fabletics ♥
The awesome purple tank in the first picture? That’s Fabletics. They have super high quality athletic wear, but a lot of it is great for casual wear too – and they even have dressy clothes – like this amazingly flattering skirt:
I have tons of awesome Fabletics outfits. You can see a lot of of them in this post: My Fabletics (even though that’s an older post, and that Labor Day Deal is over). There are some good pictures there of some of my favorite pieces though.
Here’s one of my favorite workout outfits from Fabletics, for example:
There’s nothing like NICE workout clothes to make you WANT to work out! 🙂
Like I said, they have tons more than just athletic wear now, which I really LOVE.
Here’s the newest outfit that I just ordered this morning to give you an idea:
I got my order cheaper than that, because there are all kinds of deals and ways to save. Actually I just got this Fabletics tee for FREE by cashing in my points:
Cool, right? 🙂
That outfit might seem a little saucy…
I actually ordered it to wear this spring/summer out on the boat, at the beach, or other places I would rather be wearing more than just a bathing suit.
As a conservative southern woman in my 40’s I wouldn’t wear that out to DINNER lol… but rather as a fun wrap skirt & tank in place of a bathing suit.
Dressier than shorts on the beach, but still conservative yet classy. 🙂
Talk about Motivation!
When I ordered that this morning, I knew I HAD to get on my fitness & toning goals. I don’t want my arms to be all flabby in that tank, or my thighs to be all squishy looking, lol. So just knowing it’s on it’s way has me FIRED UP to start doing my Tricep Dips and get out & hit the trails some more. 🙂
There’s No Monthly Fee…
You don’t actually HAVE to order an outfit every month. In fact, I rarely do. You just “skip a month” anytime you want, as many times as you please – and of course you can cancel anytime.
They have specials all the time. And right now if you get referred in, you can get two pair of their leggings for only $24. And their leggings are HIGH quality. They have tons of awesome styles & prints too. 🙂
Of course, you need a friend to refer you, so…
I love my Fitbit, and I ♥ Fabletics. The two of them combined have me motivated to exercise, get in shape, and “stay moving” like never before.
They also have great workout videos & tons more.
Check it out!