Hey gals! Today, is all about fitness.
Growing up, I always played highly competitive volleyball. I started doing workouts at Xplosive Edge when I was in 6th grade and continued to do them until college. I played college ball for one year (2011) and then decided it wasn’t for me. So, after being told to workout for 8+ years.. once you do not have too.. you don’t. Throughout college, I would workout a couple of times a month, but never could find the motivation to do it.
Fast forward to the fall of 2015 and I decided to start working out consistently and to start eating better. I did not really change my diet a ton, but I did start making my portions smaller. I knew I wanted to create a new lifestyle for myself and not just a hit it and quick diet plan. I started working out twice a week at first because that is what fit in my schedule. Now I am up to 2-3 times at the gym and two classes at The Barre Code. At first, I made working out fit into my schedule.. now I make my schedule fit into working out. Is getting to the gym hard somedays? Absolutely, but I just try to remember how great it feels when I complete a workout. I have currently lost 40 pounds!
Currently, I am training for the Lincoln Half Marathon and I am up to four miles. #yikes Friends, I have nevvvver been a long distance runner.. like ever. So this is new to me. & I actually like it! Once the weather gets a little warmer, I am going to start running outside, which it totally different I guess? Who knows. Not me!
Recently, I signed up for a membership at The Barre Code and it is everything I was missing in my workouts. I have been taking the Total Body Conditioning and Barre Code classes each week and holy soreness. I thought I was getting in pretty good shape until I took the TBC, which focuses on interval training. I love the Barre Code class because I feel like it focuses on toning, which is something I wanted to add to my workout. I attend the West Omaha studio! If you would like to try out a class, use the promo code: FREECLASS and let them know that Nicole Gregory sent ya! 🙂
My favorite workout accessory would definitely be my Apple Watch. I have had it for almost a year, and I do not know what I did without it before! The sweet watch tan line in the summer is pretty fab too! Besides getting texts and calls directly to my watch, another feature I use a ton is the fitness tracker. I am able to track any workout and able to set daily/weekly goals. The watch sends updates throughout the day to let you know if you are are on track or not. Finally, when listing to music I am always using my Beats. I use the Beats Solo3 Wireless or Beats Headphones. I love them!!
Finally, when it comes to fashion in fitness.. I normally wear Nike Running leggings and a dri-fit top. I have been obsessing over this Target crop sweatshirt! It is super cozy! I have also recently purchased Mizuno running shoes and I’m in love. They are light on my feet, yet they provide comfort for long distance running.
Find all of my fav items below…