How to Stay Motivated with
Working Out

Fashion Jackson Wearing lululemon Align Leggings Dark Olive Black Sherpa Jacket White Top Black Tote Black APL Sneakers
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‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and try our best to stay in shape between it all! Everyone struggles with wanting to eat all the things during the holidays, how could we not? With all the big meals, sweet treats, and addictive appetizers floating around, it can feel next to impossible to not indulge and you should. But having a full-proof game plan to stay motivated with working out during the holidays will be your saving grace! That's why lululemon is my go-to for helping me to stay motivated.

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Jacket (size 4) | Top (size 4) | Leggings (size 4 - Dark Olive) | Tote

Fashion Jackson Wearing lululemon Align Leggings Dark Olive Black Sherpa Jacket Black APL Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing lululemon Align Leggings Dark Olive Black Sherpa Jacket Black Tote Black APL Sneakers

Treat Yourself to New Gear

My number one tip for staying fitness focused is cute gear. I know, I know. It seems silly. But, when I buy a new workout outfit from lululemon, my excitement about showing it off at the gym sky rockets! If I look good, I feel confident and that is truly half the battle of staying fit during the season. And between lululemon’s women’s and men’s gift guides, featured below, it’s so easy to find what will make you feel good! My entire look is lululemon from head to toe.

Enlist an Accountability Buddy

It’s amazing what working out with a friend can do for your motivation. If they’re going, you’re going and if one of you backs out, the other won’t let you hear the end of it. I’m so lucky that my husband enjoys the gym so much — we go together and it motivates me that much more! Plus, he looks killer in all lululemon men’s.

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Join a Gym/Get a Personal Trainer

This may sound simple (or ridiculous), but honestly it works. I personally have to pay for a gym/schedule a class/etc to get my butt out the door. If I have my own fitness routine at home, I will put it on the back burner. There is nothing motivating me at home, and I'm just thinking about everything else I should be doing. Plus there is something so energizing about a gym. Everyone is there for the same reasons; to be the best version of themselves. Did you know lululemon offers yoga classes and run training guides? Talk about motivation!

Set Goals, Then Crush Them

I’ve always found that setting small goals for myself pushes me forward in my success. For example, I want to lift this weight by this date or I want to sprint this much faster by this date. Creating goals at the gym automatically makes you feel motivated instead of aimlessly showing up and wondering “Ughhhh, why am I here?!” In fact, a mini gym goal could even be “If I go to the gym 4x this week, I can treat myself to a pair of lululemon leggings with pockets!” Whatever works. 

Fashion Jackson Wearing lululemon Align Leggings Dark Olive Black Sherpa Black APL Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing lululemon Align Leggings Dark Olive Black Sherpa Jacket Black APL Sneakers Black Tote

With holiday shopping in full-swing, it’s the perfect time to stock up on gym essentials and get to the gym looking cool as ever, ready to crush those goals. I’ll be right there with you in spirit! Below I'm sharing some of my favorite items perfect for men and women this holiday season!

Fashion Jackson lululemon Womens Gift Guide
Fashion Jackson lululemon Mens Gift Guide

Women's Gift Guide

Men's Gift Guide

A special thank you to lululemon for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos: Arielle Levy

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  1. emma said:
    Posted 1.12.18 · Reply

    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!

    • Posted 1.14.18 · Reply

      Thank you! Glad this post encouraged you for new 2018 goals! xx

  2. Posted 1.13.18 · Reply

    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!
    xoxo Logan

    • Posted 1.14.18 · Reply

      Logan – thank you so much for the feature & such kind words! Hope you have a great 2018!! xx

  3. YZ Chan said:
    Posted 1.16.18 · Reply

    Great tips! I definitely struggle to stay motivated with working out, so your post is really useful. 🙂