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Today in weird news...
The overcrowded gyms on campus tell me that just about everybody made a New Year's resolution to get in better shape. Wouldn't it be great if you could stand out from the crowd? How about if you had $200 worth of brand new Lululemon gear to show off?
Holidays, finals, cold weather… hello, stress eating and couch potato days. Right now, we could all probably use a kick in the butt when it comes to fitness. I got mine last week with NYC-based trainer Melissa Paris. The class was a free in-store event at one of the Lululemon stores in NYC, and it was amazing! This week’s workout is inspired by some of Melissa’s moves.
Since I basically live in workout clothes, I've had to revamp my closet to make room for $100 couture spandex. It gets pretty ridiculous paying so much for fitness clothes, but this is how I see it: when you look good, you feel good and you perform even better! Wearing booty lifting shorts and accentuating tops motivates me to go 110% at the gym.
If you take a stroll around my city, you'll see girls and guys alike donning short shorts and track jackets, music a-blastin' from their iPods. They're only participating in the latest craze we like to call running. If you haven't joined the club, now is the best time to do so! Why?
She works out 6 days a week. She avoids the dessert buffet in the cafeteria. Her favorite hobbies on Facebook include running, yoga and lunges (and do not include brownies, TV marathons or couch time). She has magazine subscriptions to Shape and Self and her bookshelf looks like one you'd see in Jillian Michaels' home library. And you have no freaking clue what to get her for the holidays.
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So I've made it through week two, and surprisingly, it's gotten better every day. I've been pushing myself and have discovered the joys of OnDemand exercise videos featuring Jillian Michaels, which I use to warm up before I put in my time at the gym. I asked you all last week for some tips and tricks to get through this and I was overwhelmed with the responses.
How often do I go to the gym lately? I guess I would use the word "sparingly." Since starting a full-time job, my fitness has taken a backseat to schoolwork, regular work and all the lovely stresses of living in New York City. Never mind the fact that I live in an apartment building with a gym.
You've got your mattress cover, your mini-fridge, your XL twin sheets, and lots of garbage bags, but there is a whole category of dorm room essentials you are skipping out on. DORMWEAR. Because, if you're like me, no matter how hard you try and fight the stereotypical college student walking round in pajamas and sweats thang, there are times you will break down
There's usually anxiety surrounding your first time each year in a bikini, meaning it's time to hit the gym (if you haven't already started.) While you may dread going to the gym even more than putting on a swimsuit, there are so many fun ways to get into shape now that it's warm out. There's hooping, tennis (with the best clothes EVER!), soccer, jogging, rollerblading and much, much more.