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I’m not an athletic person. I don’t like to exercise-it’s boring, gross, and takes up my time, to me. But, that’s being lazy and unhealthy. I’m breaking down all the do’s of exercising because I’ve finally found a routine that works well for me, stereotypical “busy all day” college kid, that’s easy, and very rewarding. I can’t tell you how anti-exercise I used to be, but after 3 solid weeks of my new routine I feel healthier. I can walk up stairs without running out of breath, I’m more limber, and have more energy. Trust me, it’s time to get motivated to hit the gym! So here’s how I got active even when I had no motivation, and how to handle times like that time of the month when you just don’t want to hit the gym with Playtex® Sport®
How to Get Active
I always start my routine with some light stretching. Here’s how I like to break down my routine:
15 minutes – stretching
40 minutes – running (combination of jogging and walking)
15 minutes – cool down stretching
I find that starting and ending my routine with stretching is a great way to warm up and will absolutely help to prevent injuries that will keep you from exercising. I’m severely prone to shin splints so I always focus on my legs. It’s important to be aware of your weak spots and to stretch those out. Nothing kills motivation like a serious injury that you could have prevented!
Get a good playlist. When I’m feeling ill or it’s that time of the month, I need extra motivation and that comes in the form of a stellar playlist to work out to. Don’t put any slow or sappy songs on there, it’s all about the remixes to get you pumped up and your heart racing! Here’s a few favorites that are on repeat on my playlist lately:
Hung Up by Madonna
Flathead by The Fratellis
Prayer in C by Robin Schulz, the remix
The biggest killer of motivation is dehydration-when you’re feeling thirsty it’s already too late so be sure to drink up while you work out, even if you feel hydrated-keep it up!
It can be really hard to get to the gym during that time of the month-I’m busy, exhausted, have cramps, and I’m cranky so exercising is usually the last thing on my mind. But it’s important to keep it up and stay doubly protected. Playtex® Sport® have new combo packs that are perfect
to throw in your gym bag so you don’t have to worry about anything while you work out. The one that I grabbed at Walmart for a great price has 18 tampons and 14 pads. Playtex® Sport® now available in Pads, Liners and Combo Packs at Walmart! Now Sport Level Protection™ pads, liners and combo packs with Flexfit™ design to twist and turn with your body. Don’t let your period get in the way. PlayOn!
I found my combo pack at Walmart in a new endcap that will be on display during March, but they can be found with the rest of the feminine products in April!
So that’s how I’m getting into a more active lifestyle and keeping the motivation going! Don’t forget to checkout these Playtex® Sport® products at Walmart’s low prices
I’d love to know what you think, how do you stay motivated to exercise?
Thanks for reading,