Have you ever been motivated to workout, but as soon as you start moving something goes wrong and you just want to throw in the bag and give up? Maybe your socks keep falling below your heels every few seconds, or your hair keeps falling out of your hair tie as you jog. My biggest thing is having my shirt fall above my face when I’m in a funky, upside-down yoga position. The point is, all of these discomforts are distracting us from our workout. Being able to focus on your muscles and body movement throughout any fitness routine can really make a difference. So today, I’m sharing 10 things that will ensure you stay comfortable during your exercise, maximizing your efforts to stay fit.
1. Functional socks that allow your feet to breathe and won’t fall below your heel when you move…like these from Target. Plus they come in fun colors! 🙂
2. Comfortable ear buds that won’t fall out or make your ears ache. The Inspire for Women Yurbuds are designed to do just that.
3. Good shoes that give your feet the comfort and support they need. New Balance shoes have never failed me.
4. A good sports bra that keeps ’em in place and prevents bouncing. I’ve always gravitated towards Victoria’s Secret bras, especially this one that really does prevent the upper bounce.
5. A no-fuss, no-frill shirt that won’t get in the way of your movements or cause you to constantly adjust yourself like this Lulu Lemon shirt.
6. Pants that move the way they’re supposed to, don’t make a swishing noise, and don’t require constant pulling up to cover your bum like these from Victoria’s Secret.
7. A good hair tie that doesn’t pull random hairs by being too tight, and isn’t too loose that you have to constantly redo your do like these Blax Hair Elastics.
9. Plan your workout routine before you start. Know it enough so that you won’t have to stop and think about what to do next. Often times, this is where you lose your drive to keep moving. This plan from LaurenConrad.com is a good example.
10. Read a motivational saying and repeat it to yourself before a workout, that way your mind won’t get the best of you when you feel you can’t continue. (Photo via Be Confident)
What makes your workouts more comfortable?
Let me know in the comments below.