Thank you Finish Line for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share some of my favorite things: sweat and shoes
As the weather officially heats up, we are all looking for ways to stay active, but also comfortable! I wanted to share a few helpful ideas for enjoying your summer and all the fun travel and activities that come with it while working towards your fitness goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
WALK IT OUT-
Drew and I love taking daily walks as it’s a really great way to spend quality time together while also getting low intensity steady state cardio into our days. We have a loop in our neighborhood that we love to do all year and see the seasons change nature around us. Low intensity steady state cardio is also more forgiving on your joints and muscles than other forms of high-impact cardio and can allow you to push your resistance-training workouts by not interfering with recovery. At the end of the day, walking and talking with Drew is what I find myself looking forward to most-- I think we really are elderly at heart :)
From beach trips to weekends at the lake or adventures out West, we are always packing and unpacking! I find that adidas UltraBOOST shoes are the ones I grab over and over again as they are both great for working out and a wearing with a casual outfit. Pieces of clothing that can transition from one need to another is key for me! With the adidas UltraBOOST, you don’t have to choose between comfort, performance or style.
MAKE IT FUN-
It won’t always be easy to get up early to beat the heat or prioritize your nutrition when others in your group don’t share your goals. This is when you need to have something to keep you incentivised. It could be a new pair of running shoes after the 5k you’ve been training for or a pedicure after losing 10 lbs, but give yourself some built in benchmarks along the way and celebrate them! I’m personally a sucker for the running shoes and have found some of my current favorites on Finish Line-- they’re selection is unmatched! I’m often asked about my favorite versatile shoes to do both circuits and running-- here they are!
I personally love adidas UltraBOOST for the versatility of being able to perform circuits that included weights and plyometrics while also having the freedom to jump on the treadmill for a few miles without having to change shoes