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26 Jun

five tips for staying active in the summer.

get outdoors
you know i love my studio classes {SoulCycle, yoga, etc}, but this time of the year i love exercising outdoors, too! summer usually comes with gorgeous weather. some places may be warmer than others, but it’s the perfect time of the year to go for a jog in the park, go for a hike, bike around your neighborhood, or even go for a long walk. take advantage of the great weather and take your routine outsidex!

grab a friend
i used to only like working out alone, but as i’ve gotten older i really love not only the company of a girlfriend {or Robbie}, but also the motivation. i’m way more likely to push myself when i have someone to keep me in check. plus, it makes exercising more social and fun!

stay hydrated
i’m one of those people who sweats a lot when working out, and i always feel like i sweat even more during the summer. it’s so, so important to stay hydrated and i’m always chugging water throughout the day. invest in a cute water bottle or tumbler, and sip all day long. plus, it’ll help clear up your skin too!

snag cute workout gear
is there anything more motivating than a cute new workout set?! i love shopping for new gear because it actually makes me excited for my next workout. i’m definitely a fan of Lululemon and Nike, but Old Navy has so many great items for a quarter of the cost! the leggings {size down!} i’m wearing in today’s post are more for yoga, but i wore the tropical print bra to SoulCycle, and it worked perfectly for keeping the ladies in place!

don’t give up
working out consistently can be hard if you travel a lot during the summer months {hell, it can be hard in general}, and i totally get that. not to mention there’s the endless BBQs, ice cream treats or snowcones on a hot day, funnel cake at your local fair, etc. sometimes your exercise routine gets thrown off, but that’s okay! get back on the horse and make the next day count. it’s important to remember that one {or two or three} bad days of eating or skipping your workout isn’t the end of the world and you still have tomorrow! sometimes i get down on myself when this happens, but as soon as i get my sweat on, i always feel better immediately.

tropical print bra c|o Old Navy
pink long sleeve c|o Old Navy {worn flipped around}
black yoga tights c|o Old Navy {size down}
white Nike sneakers
Celine sunglasses
BKR water bottle

photos by Christine Hanks Photography

13 Comments
  • Taylor Aube

    These tips are so perfect, just like you babe!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    June 27, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply
  • Ashley DTKAustin

    These are such amazing tips! I always need all the help I can get during the summer. I actually need all of the help I can get while I’m still recovering from shoulder surgery!! It’s a nightmare trying to work out!

    June 27, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Shelby Back

    these tips are great! And I am loving this sports bra!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

    June 27, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Adiel of Rose Gold Lining

    Thanks for the motivation! I’m ready to get up and move! Love your cute ‘fit!

    June 28, 2017 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Shelly Bentley

    Never would have thought to flip it around! Love the pink and ON!

    June 28, 2017 at 7:26 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    How you manage to look so freaking cute just while wearing activewear is beyond me! I love this set and the fun colors. Plus your tips are great! I definitely need to start working out WITH someone. Brandon wants to start doing at least one exercise class a month with me, and I’m totally looking forward to that!

    June 28, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply
  • Emily

    So many good tips! Staying hydrated is key! Working on trying to drink more water daily!

    June 28, 2017 at 7:44 am Reply
  • sarah lindner

    These are such awesome tips! I love your top also!
    XOXO
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    June 28, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Meghan

    Getting new workout gear is so crucial. I always feel more motivated if I have a new outfit!

    June 28, 2017 at 8:34 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    These are such great tips! It’s soo hard in the summer – cute workout clothes definitely help! ;) Staying motivated is key!

    June 28, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Megan

    I had no idea Old Navy had actvewear. I love the floral sports bra.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    June 28, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply
  • maggie

    Love your sports bra! Always fun to wear a print while working out!

    June 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Belle

    You have THE BEST sunglasses!!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

    June 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply

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