Fitness Motivation- Dress the Part and Get Uncomfortable

 

Wednesday Workout:

Taught an hour spin class in the morning (I used these new songs).

30 minute interval workout on a spinning bike at the gym

 

Okay, before we chat cool tees and workout motivation, here are some highlights of yesterday’s eats.

Toasted banana nut Quest Bar in the morning on the way to the gym.

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The boys and I ran a few errands yesterday and one of the stops was the “squash store” (Sprouts) for some overpriced kabocha squash. I just got a couple (I really need to figure out how to grow my own to save some cash), but did my sweet roasted kabocha squash up in style with some PB2,  NuttZo and a half of a cut up chocolate chip cookie dough Quest Bar. Yep, that’s right two in one day.

I also had some chocolate zeggs on the side. Andrew said if I post a recipe for those I might lose some readers though, so I’ll hold off for a bit on that one.

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It was rather fun to eat squash with the tiniest fork ever.

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You should try it.

Side note- I have this weird thing with utensils. Certain ones for certain foods, and certain ones that I am very possessive about. I don’t like it when other people use them. I can’t help it. It’s a problem, I know.

 

I also made a new Paleo friendly turkey basil loaf last night, but after Andrew described it as “very dry” and said he could barely swallow it, I decided to hold off on showing you that too.

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So, Tuesday was the first day in a long time that I actually felt like kicking my own booty with a workout. Sure, I kick my booty when I’m also doing it for other people who come to my classes, but sometimes there’s so much talking and instructing involved that I forget how hard I’m working.

I’ve kind of been feeling “blah” with my workouts since the whole injury thing. I’ve just been trying to get cross training workouts in, do the time without pain, not really pushing myself too hard, etc.

Tuesday was different. I finally felt like I really wanted to work hard. I wanted to beat myself up a bit with a workout. It was a good feeling.

Truth is, I wish I had it every day, but that’s just not reality for me and I’m guessing it probably isn’t for you either. Sometimes it takes someone telling you exactly what to do. Other times you just have to find the motivation and “fire” inside you somewhere.

Speaking of, this video never gets old. I just watched it twice this morning. Serious motivation.

Are you going to Live With Fire today?

 

Here’s some things I’ve been thinking about with working it out and how to give yourself a little extra motivation under different circumstances.

 

First of all. Dress the part. Seriously.

New workout clothes, new shoes, whatever. It helps. Especially if your workout clothes have a little extra motivation printed on them. Ha.

I’ve been sporting these new Reebok PWR Shirts lately that I’m in love with.

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When I put on some nicer clothes, even if I’m just going to the gym and then back home, I swear it helps me want to work a little harder. I think bright colors and motivational words help too.

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This PWR Love Fit Tee is bright and fun for the hotter weather we’ve been having.

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I’m usually not one to wear short sleeves as I prefer tank tops when I work out (might have something to do with my problem of sweating profusely).

But, I love this shirt. It’s super comfortable, light weight and just fits really well when I’m moving all around and such. I feel like I can wear it to work out and then out and about and still be presentable.

See, last week I even wore it to our open gym time.

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(Instagram- @stuftmama)

Had to show those other mamas I love fitness, right.

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Here are some other specifics about this awesome tee that is part of the ReebokONE Apparel collection.

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Fun, bold & sexy mixed with technical features brings the ultimate graphic tee to women. Super soft poly spandex construction with 4-way stretch is flexible and lightweight, perfect for any workout or hanging out.

  • 96% Polyester / 4% Elastane
  • Slim fit – wears close to your body making it ideal for high-performance exercise
  • PlayDry technology moves moisture and aids in ventilation
  • Engineered armholes are built to move with you, not get in the way
  • Flatlock stitching to reduce rub and irritation

 

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STUFT Daddy even said I was “all done up” when I was wearing it the other day. Funny stuff.

It’s nice to try to inspire others when I teach classes too.

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How funny would it be if I showed up to teach a class with a shirt that said “I hate fitness” or something. That’s just not okay.

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The other shirt I received from Reebok was the PWR Short Sleeve V-Neck.

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It’s my favorite one. It lives up to the high quality Reebok standards with the comfort level and the PlayDry technology.  It has a little extra motivation built in too.

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If you don’t feel like working it out or pushing yourself a little harder with “1 More” under your arm pit, I just don’t know what to say.

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Just so you can see the full effect and see how it could easily be pulled off to impress some people at the gym or even layered over a tank to run errands, here you go.

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Um, so yeah, Tuesday was long and I was sweaty from teaching classes the majority of the day, but I kept using my Action Wipes and putting on different Reebok outfits and shoes throughout the day hoping that no one could really tell.

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Not sure if my little plan worked, but it sure made me feel better.

Along with my two new shirts, I sported this tank top and this Reebok CrossFit Tri Blend Tee that I ordered recently.

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I may or may not have also worn that blue long sleeve tee yesterday again. Shhh…….

 

Oh, and heck yes I whipped out my shoes with a few motivational words on them too.

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So here’s just a few motivational workout tips to leave you with:

Get uncomfortable. (I tell my classes this ALL the time. You should be uncomfortable when you’re working hard.)

If you’re comfortable in your workout routine or doing your leisurely cardio, it’s time to change things up. Push yourself just a little bit harder. You’ll be so glad you did.

Try something new. Try something that makes you nervous. Maybe it’s a new class, maybe it’s a new machine or a heavier weights. Just do it.

Make yourself a priority and don’t make excuses. Sure, it’s easy to make excuses why you can’t work fit in a work out or work a little bit harder at the gym, but talk yourself up. Try to kick your own booty. It’s kind of fun.

 

And just for a little extra motivation for you all I want to give you one of these new cool Reebok PWR tees.

Yes?

Yes.

They are awesome and we need to share their awesomeness.

 

One winner will get to choose one of the two new Reebok PWR Tees (this one or this one).

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How cool is that?

 

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here.

Tell me one way you motivate yourself or one thing you’re going to do to get out of your comfort zone in the next week.

 

Feel free to tweet and tag @Reebok and @stuftmama and use the hashtag #livewithfire for an additional entry. Just leave a comment here letting me know you did.

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Giveaway will be open until 8 PM PST Saturday night, June 1st. Winner will be randomly selected and announced in Sunday’s blog post. Open to US residents only.

 

*FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions (and love of all Reebok clothes) are my own.

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Comments

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    Britt says:

    I’m moving to a rural area, without a gym (!) and will have to move all my running outside…in the mountains. Wish me luck!!

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    I rarely wear the sleeves either unless it’s around 40 to 50-ish degrees and I’m running. As long as they are wicking though, it really makes a difference. I need to shake things up again with my weight workouts.

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    Simone Anne says:

    It may sound backwards, but one way I motivate myself is through not being too hard on myself. I work hard, I play hard, but when I mess up, I don’t knock myself down about it. Instead, I just like to refocus & rededicate myself, keeping my chin up! This philosophy has really worked wonders & helped me to achieve my fitness goals! :D

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    I have been loving running outside the last few days! I am recovering from an injury and every minute more I can run feels so great and is all the motivation I need to keep pushing myself while still listening to my body and not pushing myself too hard that I could risk re-injury.

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    Kim Perry says:

    I’m diggin’ the red “Love Fitness” tee!
    My motivational thought:
    Whenever I’m in the middle of a workout thinking “I can’t do this…” I tell myself “You ARE doing it!!” It always reminds me that I AM CAPABLE! and keep pushing ;)

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    elizabeth says:

    Just like you, I like to wear new workout clothes for motivation. Whenever I start feeling draggy, I look for a cute new running top or skirt and get moving again.

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    Melissa says:

    I have in the last 6 months moved to the mountains. It has changed my workout routine immensely. I now have to run my driveway which is downhill then straight uphill! I have a tendency to guilt myself into a workout and tell myself that I will feel better no matter how much I don’t feel like doing it now! I love t-shirts and tanks to workout in. Mostly I have to be able to wear shorts!

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    Stacey says:

    I tell myself I can do anything for x more minutes. Once i start to work out, i just crave it that much more.
    love the shirts!

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    Marcia says:

    I love these shirts! I am going to motivate myself this week by doing 2 a day workouts to get as fit and healthy as possible before going on vacation. And…..on vacation – #1 goal – run on the beach. I can’t wait!

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    Amy says:

    Love reading your blogs and also love the tee’s! I could really use some motivation this week with all the dreary weather we have been having :)

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    Apryle says:

    Next weekend I am doing a 5k and I am going to try for a new PR. I feel kind of nervous about it. I know it is going to hurt and suck a little bit, but I keep telling myself the faster I do it the sooner it will be over with. When I am running and things start to really hurt and I feel like I am going to fall apart I remind myself that it does not hurt nearly as much as natural child birth. Yep. I can pretty much always suck it up and keep going after that.

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    Cristi Rae says:

    I’ll be running my third half marathon of the year on Saturday… If that’s not uncomfortable, I don’t know what is!! =)

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    Amy B says:

    All I need to do is get out the door and then I’m motivated to get going. I think it helps that I work out 5 am. I think Im half asleep when I start running so I don’t have time to talk myself out of anything.

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    HeeJue Hong says:

    With weights I’ll make sure I push enough to make some intense faces to scare some men away….
    HAHA Then I’ll know I’m working hard enough

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    Tara says:

    New workout clothes (I actually just bought some) and new music on the ipod always helps motivate me to work harder! Also, competeing with myself by trying to get a PR or burn more calories etc.. helps as well.

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    Ruth Powderly says:

    I motivate myself but getting my workout done early in the morning so I don’t even have time for an excuse!

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    Cassie B says:

    I committed to doing a sprint triathlon in October (LA Triathlon) and have our first swim clinic THIS Sunday. I’m terrified. I haven’t swam for a workout in a LONG time. I’m looking forward to it in a sick way though too! ;-)

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    Hannah says:

    I remind myself that I’m doing this so I can live a long healthy life. Plus being able to lift more than the boys is pretty motivating too!

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    Samantha says:

    “Andrew said if I post a recipe for those I might lose some readers though, so I’ll hold off for a bit on that one.” That sounds like a dare to me. :)

    This might motivate me to try a new class at our new YMCA. This school quarter just leveled me, so while I hike like crazy, my class attendance is gone and now I feel weird about going back. But I have had my eye on a couple new classes and that might just be the thing for me.

    PS. Tiny fork and spoon holder…right here. Although not as cute as yours and I got in and out of stages. And no, I don’t like people using them. Although most wouldn’t anyway.

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    alex says:

    Once I started paying for Crossfit each month that was all the motivation I needed. I’m too cheap to pay for something I’m not using :)

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    I tried a trampoline class this week, which was definitely out of my comfort zone. And the most fun I’ve had in a long time!

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    Randyll says:

    a new playlist always gets me motivated!

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    angela says:

    I take a HIIT class that’s so intense and the kicker is …. the instructor is 8 months pregnant! She’s super hardcore but motivating at the same time! I’m always so nervous going into her class since it’s so hard, but I always feel so great afterwards!

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    Emily says:

    Instagram motivates me ALOT! If I ever feel like I’m slacking or need the extra boost, I get on there and see all of the food and fitness pictures people post!

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    aimee says:

    i dont think or plan workout or runs i just go! as a mom can’t we find about a million other things we HAVE to get done! :) LOVE those shirts!!!!!!!!!!

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    Autumn says:

    Add more weights to the bar during BodyPump class!

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    Elise Foree says:

    I motivate myself by pushing myself further than i normally would, and when I succeed it encourages me to keep pushing more and more.

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    I’m going to get REALLY uncomfortable as I attack the hills in my neighborhood. I’ve been doing 5-10 miles but I haven’t been daring enough to do some hill repeats in the land of hills. I’ll be tackling that early next week. :)

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    Angie says:

    Lifehouse music motives me and puts me in a good mood. I switched to a harder band during workout. Go big or go home I tell myself :)

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    Nicole V. says:

    I will tell myself, “That marathon isn’t going to run itself!!”
    :)

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    Maria perez says:

    My goal is always in sight especially looking back to when I started last Sept. I have lost about 30 lbs and 30 plus inches went from running zero distance to running a 5k every other day and boot camp sessions on the other days and love it . Wearing nice bright colors makes a difference for me and I look forward to more challenging workouts and lI get runs !!!!!

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    Tracy says:

    I try to up my weights every week or so, this motivates me to keep pushing forward!

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    Tracy says:

    Motivation – lose the remainder of the baby weight! My six week check up is Monday and then I am ready to go!!

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    Tiffany A says:

    Next week I’m going to workout at my CrossFit gym 4 times. Normally I only make it to 2-3.

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    Danielle says:

    i have a 20k on saturday, then i start training for the nyc marathon. gonna be a good year for some PR’s baby!!! :)

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    debbie says:

    Besides me being my own motivator to always “do more”. I also tell others so I’m held accountable. That always works! I do great when I’m accountable.
    I love those shirt. So cute!

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    Stephanie says:

    I am motivated by elusive marathon time goal. I tell myself that each hard workout will make my time goal not only attainable but easy!

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    Sherry says:

    I feel so much better and in such a good mood when I get an awesome workout in. My husband and kids would agree with this as well :) So I just think of how awesome and sexy I will feel once I’m done with my workout and since I love feeling that way I make sure to not skip my workout.

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    Natalie says:

    I start training for my first marathon at the end of June. I am super excited and totally motivated to bust my butt in the summer heat!

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    Linda says:

    I am trying to fit in strength after each workout.

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    Maggie says:

    I’m going to run a 20 miler this weekend. The longest I have ever ran is 13.1!

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    I am obsessed with tiny utensils! There’s a certain spoon that is different than the rest of our set…I saw my husband using it and immediately said “you’re using my spoon”. Oops! :)

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    Fizz @fizzsbizz says:

    New stuff definitely helps!! And also trying out a new workout. Taking a new class, hitting the pool of you usually run etc. just getting out of your comfort zone can help remind you why you love fitness!

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    CMama says:

    I keep switching things up. I love to lift heavy things, but I also really enjoy getting out and mountain biking and hiking. My motivation is my family and staying strong and healthy for them.

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    Allison says:

    New workout clothes always motivates me.

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    The “love fitness” shirt is awesome!! What motivates me is definitely wearing “cute” and “fun” workout clothes. I actually run in a running skirt, and I love it! I *may* spend more money and time on my workout clothes than anything else in my closet. :)

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    Jess says:

    I’m done teaching tomorrow (whoo hoo) so I will be hitting up some classes at the Y next week!

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    april says:

    i’m going to get out of my comfort zone by trying a yoga class for the first time!

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    Holly says:

    I motivate myself by remembering that I ALWAYS feel better after a good, hard workout. If I’m having a tough run, I motivate myself by pretending that a bunch of people I know can see me running, so I’d better not embarrass myself!

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    Courtney says:

    i motivate myself by the feeling i have when i finish a workout – there’s nothing like it! i’ve NEVER regretted working out but i have regretted sleeping in!

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    Breanna says:

    This post made me laugh because I too like to work out in tank tops. When I run because otherwise I feel hot and when I lift because I like the movement I feel I get with a tank top. HOWEVER I have a few tshirts that are so comfortable that I do like working out in them. I would love the LOVE FITNESS shirt – I would wear it to the gym and out and about because I roll like you do :)

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    Mollie says:

    I have to motivate myself to do speed workouts! I usually have to remind myself that I’ll be super proud of myself when I’m done, or super disappointed with myself if I don’t do it 100%.

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    Mona says:

    I read some running/lifting blogs early in the morning – that always motivates me!

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    Traci says:

    I always tell myself that I will NEVER regret working out and I’ll feel so much better when I’m done. Also, I work out first thing in the morning so I don’t have a chance to make any excuses later on in the day.

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    Nikki says:

    I love those tees! I think the best way for me to get motivated is to sign up for a race. Knowing that I have a race coming up usually gets me out the door.

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    Rebecca says:

    I’m going to try running outside in this HEAT instead of sticking to the treadmill!

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    Deniz says:

    I am running Ragnar Trail Relay in WV next week! I have never done a trail race. Yikes!

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    Jennifer says:

    My biggest motivation to exercise is remembering it helps me keep my sanity! :)

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    Katelyn Rose says:

    I’m having a really hard time motivating myself lately. Its a vicious cycle of non-motivation, leading to not working out, leading to bad results, which doesn’t help me motivate! Craziness I tell you! I will get out of my funk by doing spinning with coworkers. I’m so intimidated by it, but my coworkers ask me all the time to spin with them, so next week I will! Thanks for the motivation!

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    Beth says:

    Love both t’s!

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    Kim says:

    I motivate myself by telling myself that I don’t have time to waste by not putting at least 100% into my workouts!!!
    This week, I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone because I finally (took me 2 years to work up the courage) started Insanity Asylum (4 days done now!!) and I’m going to attend my first Zumba class next week (I am seriously rhythm challenged) after over a year of declining every invitation.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I motivate myself with gratitude – being thankful that I’m able to be active. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Keri says:

    I motivate myself by making positive self statements. When I’m feeling awful, I tell myself that I’m strong and I can handle this!

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    Gretchen Wesserling says:

    You could be my soul sista Stuft Mama! I am totally motivated by cute work-out apparel! If I feel myself start to get in a funk (thankfully this doesn’t happen too often) I will buy myself something cute to work-out in…even if it’s something small like a new BicBand! Thanks for the great post….and showing off the new Reebok line :)

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    Amy Kaucic says:

    As a single mom of 8, and a fulltime college student @ 51!, I added strength training with a personal trainer. My running and biking was not enough, and I had hit a plateau in not losing flab. Twice a week I train @ 5:30 while kids sleep, go home, get kids out door, and myself out the door. My major is phys ed and minor in geology. Domestic violence survivors, too!

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    As a fitness instructor a few things motivate me…good music & my class participants! They are amazing. Would love the ‘Love Fitness’ shirt to wear to class :) .

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    Amber says:

    One way I will motivate myself this week is by thinking of the people who would love to be doing the physical workout I am doing! Whether it be amputees/victims from the Boston, survivors of horrific accidents or people with deteriorating/debilitating diseases….there is always someone out there that would love to have my body and push it past its limits. I’m blessed to have it and I owe it to all of them to push myself!!

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    Melissa says:

    A motivator for me is looking at my children. They see me and want to imitate me, so I better be doing my best and achieving more and more! Plus, when you lead any fitness class, they too look to you for setting an example, so it motivates to stay on top of ‘my game’. :) And the Love Fitness t-shirt is positively great and I’d love to wear it!

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    Amber says:

    Amber Nicole‏@amber1184
    #livewithfire Push yourself for those who can’t!! One more mile, one more rep, one more reason! @Reebok @stuftmama

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    Megan S. says:

    Right now, my motivation is my wedding which is in 5 weeks!!! :)

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    Stephanie says:

    I motivate myself by thinking about how much better i’ll feel once my workout is done.

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    Amy says:

    I love both of the tees! Right now I am staying motivated by trying out different fitness classes at the gym. I am planning on bodypump, spin, and yoga in the next week.

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    Jenny says:

    My husband would say sign up for a race. I personally reward myself with cute shoes or workout clothes. I set a new record for myself yesterday doing 50 flights of stairs. I feel like I have worked out hard by volume of sweat or being uncomfortable. I think both shirts look great on you.

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    marti says:

    i motivate in a few ways! having a new magazine downloaded on my nook helps me get through long/tough runs! also new clothes..or promising to treat myself to coffee at starbucks/caribou later :)

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    Erin Flanagan says:

    I try and motivate myself by reminding myself how I feel post workout- sometimes this helps sometimes it doesn’t! But I am going to try next week to do more workouts like the one you describe above- I often get sucked into the easy cross training or the long casual runs. I really want to push myself to do more intervals and HIIT routines.

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    Ashlei says:

    I stay motivated by signing up for races. I discovered that I LOVE mud obstacle course races! If you haven’t tried one I highly recommend it – so fun! Something new out of my comfort zone this weekend is my first half marathon. I’m very excited to push myself through to the finish line. I also am signed up for the Chicago marathon in the fall so that’ll make me keep pushing myself in training.

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    stephanie says:

    New workout clothes always motivate me.

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    Lisa Abbott says:

    Rock n Roll marathon on Sunday. Want one to wear! Love It.

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    Jen Ressler says:

    I teach wellness to companies as a part of Nurse Holistic Health Advisores so I need walk the walk…motivation enough for me

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    I motivate myself by signing up for races — that way I have no excuse to slack off!

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    Myr says:

    I’m going to try to run 5k in under 30 minutes this Sunday. I know lots of people can probably run marathons and stuff, but to me, that’s quite an achievement :)

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    Myr says:

    And I have tweeted (@Myf9)

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    Lizzie says:

    I like changing things up to stay motivated and not get bored! I will go to a new class or try a new workout dvd. Having an event to train for always helps, too!

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    Stephanie says:

    Wearing Lululemon motivates me. Over the next week I’m praying that my injury (Jan 2013) will be gone so I can start a walk/jog program :)

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    Right now, my motivation is getting back into pre-pregnancy shape! I want to have the endurance I used to have, tone up, and fit into my old jeans.

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    Becky says:

    I’m going to make plans to meet a friend to exercise. Then I have to go right? By the way – here’s my favorite Paleo meatloaf and the one that got my husbands seal of approval. I have been meaning to try it with ground turkey but haven’t yet. http://everydaypaleo.com/meatloaf-and-baked-brussel-sprouts/

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    Janet says:

    I must admit I am really motivated after reading your blog- I also try to encourage others and when I’m at the gym and I see someone working hard, that inspires me to work harder!
    Will actually be trying out my own bootcamp routine today as I tend to be a creature of habit.
    LOVE all the color you wear!!! Could I possibly win again? :-)
    HUGS~Janet

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    Wendi says:

    I motivate myself by reading blogs like yours!

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    Jeffrey says:

    One way I motivate myself is stepping on the scale! I am a cookie, brownie and cake-aholic and am able to limit my intake most of the time but hey its something I was born with and am not willing to change. All jokes aside I am always trying to push the envelope, finish faster than I did last time. The problem is I am getting older and my body wants to fall apart so lately its been run healthy, get to the line in one piece.
    My wife would look great in one of those T’s, thanks for the chance!

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    Kaitlyn says:

    I am going to continue to push myself during circuit workouts! I have a bad habit of telling myself that I can’t do extra reps or extra weight, when I’m sure that I CAN!

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    rebecca says:

    I’m downloading some great new tunes to motivate me in my workouts!

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    Tess says:

    I remind myself that TODAY I’m able to move so I get after it……You never know what tomorrow will bring your way!!!!

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    Lindsay says:

    I want to try more conditioning classes at the gym — i’m totally not a “class” girl outside of spinning, but I think it will be fun to try.

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    Melissa C says:

    I want to change up my gym routine a bit. I’ve been wanting to check out the Barre class, just haven’t been brave enough to do it yet!
    I often motivate myself with starbucks…not sure if that’s the best idea, but it works. If i kick my butt at the gym, i’ll make a stop on my way home :) A little positive reinforcement I think!
    and cute shirts!!

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    Catherine says:

    I’ll be including hills in my run this weekend to make myself “uncomfortable.” Definitely could use some more hill work!

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    I’m going to be taking my first spin class—nothing like trying something new to getcha out of your comfort zone/motivate you! I’m pretty stoked.

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    Miranda R says:

    I motivate myself by surrounding myself with activity, including following blogs like yours to remind that other people are out there working hard and having fun. Your blog is awesome, thanks for the inspiration! :)

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    Kelli says:

    My husband and I sign up for the same half marathon each year. It takes place in September and we set a goal each year and train all summer for it. We improve each year and really enjoy our time training together. Thanks for the chance to win…. I LOVE Reebok.

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    Jamie says:

    I’m going to take my first cross fit class this weekend!

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    Kathy says:

    OH My too cute!!! Love the grey one!!

    Out of my comfort zone??? I am going to take/participate in a water power exercise class!!! UGH!! Exercise in a pool ~ in a swimsuit ~ in front of others!!! EGawd….what could I be thinking?

    (It will be easy on my hip…fingers crossed?!)

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    Angelee says:

    I want both!! Lol! Ok- since I can’t be greedy and if I were to win, I’d probably want the Love Fitness tee. Because, well, I LOVE fitness!

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    Laurel C says:

    I feel like I’m always pushing myself outside my comfort zone (which sometimes results in injury) so I have to remember to rein myself in sometimes!

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    I get out of my comfort zone by setting goals I know will take a lot of work. It keeps me going everyday.

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    Yael says:

    My favorite way to get myself motivated is with some awesome motivational quotes. I collect them; I have a journal full and a poster on my wall. My favorite is “The only workouts you regret are the ones you don’t do”. So true, and so inspiring.

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    Candice says:

    I recently had a health scare that scared the heck out of me. It shook me into really want to get more fit and healthy. New shirts will totally help motivate me!!

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    Lisa says:

    I like to wear new workout clothes for motivation.

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    Stacey says:

    Signed up for a Spartan Race-gulp! Both motivating and out of the comfort zone

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    Kristen says:

    I’m “stuck” on the treadmill these days as I continue recovering from my own (knee) injury and I’ll admit – it’s leaving me feeling down too! Wondering if I’ll ever feel “normal” again or if I’m always going to have to baby my knee…

    So motivation is key these days! One way I am keeping it interesting is I purchased a cool treadmill app called BeatBurn by Lolo for the treadmill. “Lolo” helps keep me totally motivated! So motivated in fact I’m even working out on rest days! HA!

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    Jessica says:

    I am going to run every day ~ my goal is to do a 5K this summer! Running is not my favorite, but I want to learn to love it!

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    Jessica Drake says:

    My motivation in the next week is the promotion I just got! I’ve got a lot of new stuff to learn and people to manage, which means I’ve gotta get motivated to do a really great job!

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    Jessica Drake says:

    I also tweeted

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    melissa witte says:

    I motivate myself by thinking about how working out will make me look and feel :)

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    Katie P. says:

    My motivation is two three year old boys and finding out I have another one on the way! My goal is to continue to run throughout this pregnancy, this mama needs energy!!

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    Morgan says:

    love the shirts! I will go to my 1st spin class to push myself next week.

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    kolya says:

    All right…I’m inspired…I need to get some strength training back in my life and tees are great to cover up my wimpy upper arms until I can build some tone (: Seriously, all I do is cardio and it’s been a long, long time!!!

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    Karen@runnergirleats says:

    I try to imagine that post workout high. That usually gets me moving!!

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    Christy D says:

    I think about how badass I will feel after! And I tell myself that that/this will be the hardest thing I do today, it is all downhill from here!

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    Karen@runnergirleats says:

    I tweeted too!!

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    Deb E says:

    Well it’s very uncomfortable to get up really early to work out, but I’m motivated to do just that. It’s part of my plan to get more sleep (figure that one out!) Have to get to bed earlier obviously–not comfortable at all. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the shirts.

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    I’ll put my plan for the miles I’ll run next week on my calendar for motivation – I’m starting to train for my 15th marathon.

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    amanda mae says:

    My motivation for the week was burning off all the junk I ate at my best friend’s wedding last weekend – but it was totally worth it :)

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    Amanda W says:

    I’m planning on trying some new classes soon.

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    Stephanie Hansen says:

    Right now I’m motivated by my first half marathon coming up in August. I’m so excited for it, that I look forward to long hard runs! :)

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    Morgan says:

    I motivate myself by thinking about people who can’t exercise for health reasons. It makes me want to give my all for those who can’t.

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    Christina says:

    I am trying the run 1 mile a day challenge from Memorial Day to July 4th. I don’t have a motivation technique, except the voice in my ear of my mother just telling me to “go for a run so that you will be in a good mood!” :)

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    Kristin says:

    So I start training for my fall marathon next Monday (spring one complete!!!). I am going to incorporate more speed work and hill training….I plan to get VERY uncomfortable. I shaved 30 minutes off of my marathon time 2 weeks ago and know with a little more work I can possibly qualify for Boston. I know that I’m going to have to push myself ….and I’m ready! Bring it.

    BTW…love your freaky behavior with utensils.

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    Tracy says:

    I set my alarm for 5am. If I’m awake that early I might as well head to the gym! It works for me.

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    Cathy says:

    My motivation is knowing how i will feel AFTER my workout…GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and knowing how i will feel if i DON’T workout….which isn’t so great!!
    Usually that’s all the motivation i need, i like feeling good….who doesn’t right???

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    Nicole says:

    I find someone in my CrossFit class that I know is stronger or faster than me (even if it has to be one of the guys) and try to keep up with them as close as I can.

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    jen uzmann says:

    Signing up for my second marathon. Motivated to run a sub 3:45!

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    Jess says:

    I am starting a weight lifting program to go along with my running!!

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    Sherry says:

    Nex week I plan to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for kick boxing classes. (C:

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    Katie says:

    One thing I am doing out of my comfort zone next week is trying a new “beast mode” class.. its kind of like crossfit but with more cardio movements!

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    cheila says:

    Aside from the things you stated..(yes there is a reason I have an entire closet full of workout clothes and shoes)..I also love me a new playlist. Couldn’t wait to run tonight with my new tunes.

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    Nikki says:

    I motivate myself by reminding myself how good I will feel when the run or other workout is done.

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    Emily says:

    Love the shirts! I motivate myself by thinking about how i’ll feel when i’m done with my workout, and planning new workouts!

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    Emily says:

    i also tweeted!

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    Teresa M. says:

    I’m going to do some crossfit moves to get out of my comfort zone.

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    Emily M says:

    I am going to get out of my comfort zone by starting strength training. I am a runner and rarely do anything except running. I know that some strength work would help my running, so I plan to start doing some (and trying to use some weights!) this upcoming week.

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    this one i think you can relate to. i never get sick, but finally got a hold of a little bug. at first i thought i would just shake it off and didn’t change anything in my routine. this included work outs. well surprise surprise my little bug got worse. so this weekend i told myself i am going to relax, to NOT work out and to take it easy and let my body recover like it needs too. sounds so simple and so common sense, but for me it will be a huge step outside my comfort zone. but i know i need to heal, to get better, and its what i NEED to do. so ill do it!

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    i tweeted. @accidentlydlish <3

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    Vanessa says:

    To motivate myself I put on my workout clothes and visit some of my favorite fitness sites, instagram, or blogs :) Always works!! Also, I haven’t been running all that much lately, and starting this coming week i’m going to try and get back into it…so for me that is not in my comfort zone at the moment!

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    Anna says:

    Love those shirts! I am currently training for a half ironman so my motivation is the quest bar with peanut butter I have for ‘dessert’ every night :)

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    Bikini season is motivation right now. Thanks!

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    Candice Mohn says:

    I am going to try spin class and sign up for the next session of TRX. What motivates me to workout is…I just feel better and I am a better mommy when I get a good workout in!

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    CoMo says:

    Seeing my pace get lower really motivates me. I love feeling stronger and fit too and whenever I need motivation I reflect on how I feel after a good sweaty hard workout. I also have a mantra when I am running…Nothing’s gonna knock this girl down! Thanks to Gwen Stefani/No Doubt for providing that line for me to repeat over and over on race days!

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    Brianna says:

    One big thing that motivates me are my two boys. I want to be a happy and healthy mom for them and teach them to have a healthy lifestyle as well.

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    Michelle says:

    My son, Max, and I are “streaking” with Runner’s World and the Reebok shirt would be a great addition to my summer run-wardrobe!

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    I motivate myself with the desire to be above average and not be out of breath just from taking the stairs. I’m on a quest to build strength and maintain most of my cardiovascular fitness which is hard but gives me something to keep working for! And, since I’m going to be a new dad in a few months, I want my baby to have a strong, healthy dad!! It would be great to win one of these shirts to give to my wife; just so you don’t think I’m trying to win a ladies’ shirt for myself!

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    Holly says:

    Besides trying a new Crossfit workout, cute, new workout clothes motivate me to get my butt to the gym :)

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    Ashley says:

    I have a variety of motivations, but I’m not going to lie…one of my biggest motivations is having pretzel m & ‘s as a reward!

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    Hillary says:

    Lift weights more often and push myself to run a few more miles this next week. Those shirts are so cute!

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    Amy Bodnar says:

    I would LOVE the bright colored Love fitness shirt. I also tweeted it on my twitter account @dancngurl02 :)
    I’m lookin for all the motivation I can get to go #sub2 Sunday at R&R!!

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    Lindsay says:

    I motivate myself by reminding myself how great I feel after my workout!

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    Carrie C says:

    I do crossfit but I do not go on the official “rest” days because I have an issue with not knowing what the WOD may be as the trainers surprise you on rest days. Next week, I am going to go on a rest day. Eek.

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    Marilyn says:

    Just having a plan keeps me motivated. Otherwise, I’m more likely to hang out in my sweats at home. :)

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    Laura says:

    To motivate myself into getting up early to run I remind myself how much better I’ll feel the rest of the day. I almost always have a better day when I start it out with a good, sweaty run!

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    Crystal says:

    I like to set a workout schedule for the week and then plan a reward for myself at the end of the week when I conquer the goal – a trip to the Whole Foods salad bar or a Starbuck’s soy latte are always great treats. New workout clothes are a fun motivation though too!

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    Jennifer says:

    I am motivated when I remind myself that I want to be stronger than I was yesterday

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    Yvette says:

    One way I motivate myself is by reminding myself that if I don’t spend this next hour to two hours doing “my thing”, the rest of the day will become consumed by my superhero-loving 4 year-old son, laundry, work (grading papers-i’m a teacher), cleaning the house, and being someone’s significant other, ahhhh! that hour or two hours, gets me up and out and MOVING!!!

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    Yvette says:

    oh and i just want to say THANK YOU…i’m officially addicted to quest bars now, lol. i think the woman at my gym thought i was crazy when i bought like 10 from her yesterday!

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    Danielle says:

    I’m running a half marathon next weekend! I’m motivated by how awesome I’m going to feel when I’m done with those 13.1 miles!

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    A few months ago I wrote up a “motivational statement”. It’s about a page long and talks about all the reasons I want to be healthy and fit. When my motivation lags I read it.

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    Signing up for a race keeps me motivated, oh and fitting into my clothes:)

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    1. Love those reebok shirts!

    2. I motivate myself in lots of ways, soemtimes it’s registering for a race, sometimes it’s looking at past results of mine, sometimes buy some new workout gear to give me a reason to try it out

    3. Sunday is my first sprint triathlon, lets talk about stepping out of comfort zone!!!!!

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    Leslie says:

    I motivate myself by scheduling workouts. That way I know exactly when my rest days are, so I can look forward to those during a particularly hard workout! =) But seriously, having a plan makes me hold myself accountable and get my butt moving.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Motivate myself by remembering how blessed I am!

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    Sammi says:

    I motivate myself by thinking of how good I could be by working harder!

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    Pam says:

    I motivate myself with new clothing/gear, because I want to break it in with a special workout. So, I try to push myself harder the first time I wear it. Haha

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    Christine says:

    one way to motivate myself is doing a different workout or run a different route to change things up

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    Melissa says:

    I got in a slump recently and just couldn’t shake it, so I signed up for Boot Camp with my bestie! We motivate each other in the class to do our very best (we’re slightly competive) and it is always great working out with a buddy!! Some new workout clothes would help too!!

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    Mia says:

    I motivate myself by reading awesome quotes and blogs. If I’m healthy and physically able to bust my bum in a workout, I’ll mentally feel better at least by the end of the workout!

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    Jill says:

    I’ve always considered myself a “Non Runner” but this spring I started running and I like it. I am going to continue to push myself to run further and faster. I love these tops. Thank you.

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    Erin Anderson says:

    I have been getting out of my comfort zone by trying and work out super early before everyone wakes up!

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    Allyssa says:

    My motivation is always knowing that the NEXT time will feel so much better (easier, stronger, ect) by doing it this time. Just the idea of progress keeps me going.

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    Allyssa says:

    Tweeted about this giveaway!

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    Sarah L says:

    I’ve been adding in more core strength exercises, as well as some barefoot running as a cooldown at the end of some of my runs

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    Caroline says:

    I’ve found that some of the most meaningful, rewarding experiences occurred while I was “outside my comfort zone” so I try to look back at these and remind myself that things work out.

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    holly says:

    I think about the little engine that could. I love to push myself further and feel good when I challenge myself.

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    Jessica jones says:

    I recently got out of my comfort zone!:) since the 1st grade I stopped doing cart wheels/ handstands bc of a moment of spraining it so ice always had a mental block/ fear of being upside down. So since starting CF that has been my one thing I just couldn’t bring myself to do recently I fell pretty hard twice attempting it and I just was embarrassed so on wed. I said screw it Jess just do it!!! And you know what I did and held it for 20 seconds and did 5 more after that!! Sometimes you just need to get uncomfortable to achieve a goal!

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    Dawn says:

    I am going to push myself next week by getting a workout in every day. I haven’t been working out much, trying to get to the end of the school year (we home school) so it will definitely be pushing myself. a cute new shirt would def help my motivation!

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    Lisa C says:

    I have been challenging myself with weekly speed workouts and some hilly trail runs

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    Erica says:

    Love the tees! TO motivate myself, I always think of how proud/awesome/amazing I’ll feel after I meet a goal. That usually keeps me going!

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    Lexi says:

    Ooooo, cute clothes like this motivates me!! I set mini goals for myself and once I reach them I treat myself to something, usually a new workout top or bottoms. Its like a gift that keeps on giving because it in turn motivates me to go to the gym so I can wear it. Win win.

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    Kristi says:

    All I need to motivate myself is to look at my active one year old. I workout to keep up with him!

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    Gabrielle says:

    Running in 90+F today will certainly stretch my comfort zone!!! (Last run in same location four days ago was 52F!) So glad to have this burst of awesome heat in the northeast!!!

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    Gabrielle says:

    I just tweeted too!

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    Love these shirts I’ve been seeing all over the blog world! For the past few months, I’ve been making an effort to cross-train and work out as balanced as possible (instead of just running all the time!) … loving HIIT, Barre classes, yoga, spin, etc. It’s still out of my comfort zone but keeps me motivated (and healthier!).

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    gassmama says:

    Super cute shirts! Would look great on my summer runs!

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