My summer season is always busy and not as routine as I’d like it to be, but I’m making sure to prioritize my workout regime, starting with small steps toward self-care (and a really great workout outfit from lululemon, of course). One of the easiest ways to integrate my exercise into my schedule is using the lunch hour for a quick but effective workout! I reserve my mornings or evenings for the day’s full-out workout, but love to find ways to move midday because of all the benefits of working out during a lunch break. Read my three biggest tips on how to set your lunchtime up for active success!
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Dress the Part
Of course, my biggest motivation is already being in the right outfit for this midday break. You guys know how much I love lululemon—my entire athleisure wardrobe is comprised of their product! Leggings, joggers, biker shorts, tees, and sweatshirts are my go-to lululemon staples. And yes, I get chilly in my office, so I’ll usually layer up with a lululemon sweatshirt for good measure!
Set a Schedule
I do better when I’m sure to work even the smallest self-care acts into my daily schedule. To ensure you get up and move during lunch, try scheduling a midday exercise break two days a week, a midday coffee or errand run another two days a week, and reserve the remaining day for a yoga or stretch session! Of course, you can move the days around depending on your work week schedule, but having a general plan to reserve each day for some sort of small step to change your life at lunch is a big head start!
Pets Are the Best Exercise Equipment
If you’ve gotten up, poured a cup of coffee, put on your favorite lululemon gear and are still lacking motivation to take a quick 15 minutes exercise break over lunch, shift the focus to center around your dog needing their daily walk! When you make it about them and their midday break rather than you and your lunchtime workout, it takes the pressure and focus off of “gym” time and instead becomes a healthy, happy activity for you and your dog!
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One: You look so cute! I need those leggings! Two: Great tips! I’m with you, I have to be paying or I’m not motivated to work out. I’ve joined a gym and I do really like it, but what really gets me out the door is knowing that everyday I don’t go is money down the drain! Now that it’s a new year, I think I need to review my fitness goals and set some new ones. Thanks for the motivation to do so!
Thank you! Glad this post encouraged you for new 2018 goals! xx
Loved this post! I definitely agree that looking and feeling cute in your workout gear makes you WAY more motivated to actually go to the gym. I personally am a Pilates teacher and love group fitness so much. Paying for something is such a great incentive to be consistent whether that be for a studio or personal trainer.
I found your Instagram/blog last year and have been loving your style and posts so much. Today on my blog I featured you as one of my favorites that I am taking inspiration from for 2018. I’d love for you to check it out!
Logan – thank you so much for the feature & such kind words! Hope you have a great 2018!! xx
Great tips! I definitely struggle to stay motivated with working out, so your post is really useful. 🙂
Glad you found it motivating! xx
Hey! I looove your leggings and was wondering which exact ones they were? Thanks!