In terms of keeping in line with my fitness goals this year, I really have to give myself a pat on the back because I’m actually keeping up! I’m working with a personal trainer, which has been a great experience so far; I honestly think it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself in a long time! It’s always nice to invest in your wardrobe, but it’s even more important to invest in your body and your health, so I’ve decided to make it my number 1 priority this year. I’m partnering with Best Buy to introduce you to some of my absolute fitness must-haves, and I’m also really excited to introduce you to a new product available in stores now! Here are some of my tips for a great session at the gym: 1 — Keep track of your progress: I’m a huge fan of my Nike + sensor, which I use with Apple’s Nike+ app. It has really helped me to challenge myself to do a little more and go a little further every time, and the app gives you feedback on what you can do to improve your stamina with each run. Even though I’m not much of a long distance runner, I can honestly say that I’ve come a long way (from my couch, ha!) 😉 2 — Wear the right shoes: This is absolutely important to ensure that you don’t injure yourself mid work out. The shoes I usually wear are Nike’s In Season TR2 Trainers, which are very super comfortable and well suited for my personal training sessions. 3 — Hydrate, hydrate hydrate: Seriously… during your work out, after your work out and throughout the day. Water is life! 4 —Put away all distractions before you start: This is always a major point for me whenever I’m feeling lazy… sometimes my ponytail won’t stay up, or I forget to take off my jewelry, or my earbuds keep falling out of my ears because I brought the wrong headphones… it’s so easy to get distracted and make excuses for why you can’t follow through with your fitness goals, but the best way to get rid of these excuses is to take care of them before you even start! Use a headband to keep your hair out of your face, leave your jewelry at home and make sure the clothes you’re wearing are appropriate and fit you comfortably. 5 — Don’t be afraid of working with weights: In a lot of gyms, the weight room can seem very daunting because that’s where all the gym rats with the crazy fit bodies hang out… guess what? There’s a reason why they’re there! Building lean muscle is so important because it gives your body the definition you’re looking for AND it also speeds up your metabolism even when you’re not working out! There are tons of videos available on YouTube if you’re wondering where to start with weights… don’t shy away from them! Speaking of distractions by the way, you know how untangling your headphones can be the bane of your existence sometimes?? Best Buy has a great new product in stock to solve that problem, and save you those extra minutes you need to get to working on your body… instead of working on your headphone knots 😉 They’re also offering a great promotion too, so keep reading! Studies have shown that music can increase the intensity and duration of a workout by as much as 15%. Unfortunately, most of us miss out on those benefits because our earphones hurt and fall out during active use. yurbuds® was founded in 2008 by an Ironman Triathlete and a 24-time marathoner in response to that problem. Their products are ergonomically designed for comfort and exceptional fit, while providing best-in-class audio quality and durability. Their goal is to empower US through their exceptional products and services to help push us past our barriers, reach new personal bests, and #neverstop. The wireless Stereo-Bluetooth® earphones lock in place comfortably so they never hurt, tangle or fall out. The 15mm drivers provide the biggest sound available, giving you the motivation you need to #neverstop. These sweat and water resistant earphones feature full track and call control with a wind-blocking microphone designed for call clarity. The athlete-tested battery lasts up to 6 hours and provides visual and audible indicators when running low. As the #1 selling sport earphone company, yurbuds®, introduces its wireless product for a seamless workout experience. Find Best Buy’s large selection of yurbuds® here. For more info on health and fitness at Best Buy click here. PROMOTIONS: PURCHASE YURBUDS HEADPHONES AT BESTBUY.COM USING CODE: yurbuds20off (valid 1/19/2014 – 2/22/2014) PURCHASE ANY HEALTH AND FITNESS WEARABLE OR SMARTWATCH AND RECEIVE A $5 BEST BUY GIFT CARD (valid 1/19/2014 – 2/22/2014) DISCLAIMER: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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