A new year means everyone is making those New Year’s resolutions, and a lot of them include getting in shape. I had a request for a post on cute sweats, so I thought now was the perfect time for that.
I am not a resolutions maker, but I am hoping to be able to start adding some exercise back into my routine after being sidelined with a hip / knee injury for the better part of 2017. Overall wellness is definitely going to be a focus for me this year. Unfortunately I am going to have to take it really, really slow on the exercise front. I am just going to have to play that one by ear.
I find it is a lot easier to hit the gym when I look cute. It is an instant mood booster, in my opinion. Sure I can get the job done is ratty sweats with holes in them, but I think I can get it done BETTER in something cute and possibly colorful. I know it is all mental, but that is half the battle when you are working out!
But whether you are hitting the gym or just the couch, I think cute activewear is important. These are a few things that are on my wishlist. And with so many great options, why not pick up a few pieces for the new year?
Some of my favorite brands for workout clothes are Lululemon and J. Crew x New Balance. I also like Athleta a lot. I know those are on the pricier end, but Target and Old Navy also have really great fitness collections at a super reasonable price!
I have last year’s version of the navy and white striped pants, and I love them. They are super comfortable, great for working out, yoga, running, or running errands. I highly recommend them (and they are on sale!).
For even more activewear picks, see below:
I am liking the idea of maybe doing some overall wellness – themed posts here, since it is a primary focus of mine for 2018. Not too many, maybe just some check ins, etc. Maybe we could turn it into some sort of accountability / challenge. I’d love to know your thoughts and if this is something that might interest you. Let me know!
So with that in mind, I have a challenge for you for the month of January – set 1 wellness goal. Make it a small, super achievable goal. Maybe it is that you just go for a short walk once a week. Maybe it is that you bring your lunch more times than you eat out during the week. Whatever it is, set 1 goal. Focus on that one goal. It will make it so much easier if you set 1 goal that is achievable (not like, I want 6 pack abs next week).
My 1 goal for the month is to start attempting a few workouts. With my hip still not at 100%, my workouts will have to be short and easy because I obviously don’t want to take a step backwards, but it will be a start. I’ll be sharing more on my workouts and wellness on my Instagram stories, so if you want more, follow along @nikkihodum.
Now, what is going to be your 1 goal for the month of January? Let me know, and tell me your thoughts on some wellness posts around here!
So are you setting wellness / fitness goals for 2018? If so, what are they? If not, what other resolutions are you making?
If you are looking for more fitness posts, check these out:
My experience with Kayla Itsine’s BBG program (which I hope to be able to get back to some day), 5 Things You should Know About Yoga, At Home Arm Workout, At Home Ab Workout, At Home HIIT Workout, At Home Leg Workout