I have never been one of those people who LOVES to work out. In fact, I’m totally jealous of those who actually look forward to getting up and working up a sweat. The ones who set their alarms earlier in order to get their workouts in . . . YOU people are amazing. I mean, I look forward to going to bed at night so I can read (currently on the last book of The Kingfountain Series . . . which I highly recommend) but never getting up early.
That’s not to say I don’t work out. I know the importance of exercise and how essential it is for your overall well-being. My stress and anxiety levels go waaaaay up when I’m not exercising regularly (not to mention the scale). But sometimes it’s just hard to make it a priority like I should. I was working out daily (loving the 21 Day Fix) and then fall came . . . Halloween, Thanksgiving . . . give me alllll the pumpkin spice everything. I wasn’t working out anymore and I half-jokingly asked Zack for this exercise bike for Christmas. Well joke was on me, because that bike was here and completely assembled Christmas Day.
But, having a bike at home really is the perfect way for people like me to exercise when you have allll the excuses of why you don’t want to. You don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to pay anything, you can put on your favorite show and hop on the bike – even 5 minutes pedaling is better than 5 minutes of watching from the couch, right? (But if you want a more intense workout, you can do that with this bike too).
There are 8 levels of tension to choose from, the seat is actually comfy (the ones in spin class usually kill my booty), and the bike keeps track of time, distance, speed, calories burned, etc. It’s lightweight so it’s easy to move from room to room or shove in a corner, and it takes up a fairly small amount of space. BUT . . . my favorite part?? It’s under $100. Yaaaaaas.
Zella Leggings: Size medium (usually a 6/28)
Similar bra: I’m LOVING the back of this one!
Tank from the Orange Rose Collection from Every Mother Counts
Sneakers: Available in a ton of colors – no socks necessary!
Do you guys have any tricks for workout motivation? I’m always looking for some help in that department! Let me know in the comments below.