The weather is cooling down and for many, working out has lost it’s allure. Swimsuits and short pants will soon be replaced with layers. Lots and lots of layers. So if your motivation to work out has to do with “looking good for summer”, the incentive is gone. But there are so many more benefits to working out than “looking good”. Have you lost your summer workout zest? Does the kids packed fall schedule have you worn out? Here are some ways to shake up your workout routine for fall.
It may no longer be warm but, fall is a great time to get outdoors. The weather is changing, the leaves are falling and everything just seems to slow down a bit. It may seem counter-intuitive now that the weather is getting cooler but, taking your routine outdoors may be just the change you need. Also, changing up the time that you work out can be a great motivator as well.
If you typically work out in the morning like I do, trying switching it up by trying an evening routine.
Use Some Weight
Are you using weights to build muscle? If you aren’t, you should. After age 30, adults lose between 3% and 5% of muscle every year. So use it or lose it. If you are tired or even intimated by free weights, try using the weight you already have…. your own.
Push ups and planks are great at building muscle and core strength. Just think cute fall sleeveless dresses, that should help to motivate you.
Try a Fitness App
Are you getting tired of the same old workout routine? Shake things up by heading to iTunes or Google Play for some fun exercise apps. The workout apps on your phone are great because you can do them no matter where you are.
Buy Some Cute Work Out Clothes
Nothing shakes up an exercise routine like some new work out clothes. If you dress the part, you’ll look the part and if you look the part, you will actually be motivated to work out. C9 Champion® is a fitness apparel line that arrived in Target stores just last week.
I’m wearing the C9 Champion Tech Fleece in grape.
I like how lightweight the jacket is and the fact that it even has a hood for when I want to block out and zone in.
I’m a sucker for thumb hole cutouts.
The fleece is not bulky either.
The running tights have a vivid graphic design. At just $34.99 and $32.99 respectfully, I’d like to say that C9 Champion hit it out the park.
Head to Target and had some style to your workout routine. Pieces come in sizes XS-2XL. I’m wearing the small in both the tights and fleece for reference.
You can also enter my Fall Fitness Giveaway below for a chance to win:
- C9 Champain Embrace Run Tights
- $50 Target Gift Card (you can use that gift card to purchase a C9 Champion sports bra or full zip fleece.
Shake it up. Work it out.
Thanks for sponsoring this post C9 Champion.