A few years back I cringed every time anyone mentioned to me going to the gym or out for a run. "It's gonna be fun!" they said, and all I could think of is how much I hated running! But through the years I started learning how to love a good workout. It's all about loving yourself and your body really. I like to take care of myself with beauty products, dressing up in beautiful clothes and wearing make up that makes me feel like my best self, but true beauty and confidence comes from within. And that's what working out is all about. It's incredible how beneficial even half an hour a day of exercise is to your body and mind.
So today I wanna share with you my "lazy girl" workout routine as well as a few things that motivated me to get my butt moving!
First of all to get me in the mood to exercise and start my run with a smile I always opt for really cute work out gear! It's an instant mood lifter: if I like what I'm wearing I'll automatically be happier to do anything!
Recently I've been obsessing over these two outfits by Peony. Peony's garments are cute and comfy and can dressed up or down very easily, just by switching out your top!
Peony is a contemporary athleisure brand that unites femininity and athleticism: luxurious fabrics and original prints create premium quality pieces that aim to take women from work to work out.
And of course during my run I also like to think of ways to reward myself after all this effort. There are two ways I like to spoil myself after a really long workout: either by taking a hot bath complete with bath bombs and candles or simply by making a fresh fruit smoothie (my favorite combo is cashew milk, avocado, banana and honey).
So this was my sporty look for work on Friday. I always go for a run on Fridays (as well as Mondays and Wednesdays) so I opted for my Peony rose print leggings and paired them with a flowy lace top and my Nike Roshes.
After I'm done with my run (typically I run for 5 to 6 miles) I cool down by walking a little. I'm so lucky to be living on this wonderful island and having stunning views during my workouts!
At the end of my run I end up stretching and meditating by the water on my favorite secret spot of the island. The scenery is breathtaking here and there is rarely anybody else besides me.
And I always come back here on Sunday mornings to do some yoga. The sound of the waves crushing into the rocks is so calming and soothing. I really love it here.
All sportswear by Peony. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.