My tips for gym wear

 So today’s post will hopefully give you that extra motivation for the gym! You can be someone just starting out or someone who is in a slump, and need some kicking in the butt for extra motivation.

Picking out the right gym gear can sometimes be a struggle, and going to the store for that one special pair of pants or the one t- shirt that says “I am not trying to hard” but I want to be cool can somtimes not be an easy task. Plus at my gym there are rules for what kind of top you can wear!

The general rule being – no armpits showing! I am so not looking forward to summer😊

So that is why I today will give you some tips on what too look for when you hit the stores exploring for gym wear!

Firstly I want to say that this post will not give you tips on where to find the latest, and most expensive, stylish clothes. Here you will find clothes that are comfortable to wear, and with a reasonable price point. Over the years my gym wear have come from both Nike, and Adidas to labels I love a lot.

So here are my tips:

  • Keep it simple;you are after all at the gym to workout.
  • wear comfy clothes that you can move easily in.
  • Bring more then one T- shirt or pants – I for one like to slip into something dry,and warmer once I have finished!
  • Different kinds of T – shirts is also a plan – one with long arms, short arms.
  • Bring a hoody, and I have to say that Nike has some really great once. I specially love jackets for the hood – and the way you can more or less become invincible as you walk home! 😊
  • Buy some bright colors – it will make you happier.
  • if you are a girl – wear a sports bra 😊
  • Take a look at the rules of your gym before buying-do they have a dresscode?

To summarize:

Doing excercise or generally working out comes in many shapes, and forms for different people.But I think finding what helps your motivation, and makes you actually hit that treadmill is what I is all about. So if new gym wear helps you ? Why not make that investment!

I hope to do more of these tips post in the future so holler if you like them.

  Photos: Linn

Last week 

So here comes an update, and from the title you can probably see what it is about this time.Yes it will be a little update into my fitness journey from last week. 

If you have been a reader of mine for a while you will know that there have been more than one post on the site regarding fitness! That must mean that when it comes down to it I will never give up on being a better version of myself! You will after all never get anywhere in life if all you do is give up at first try! Or when you face your first hurdle.

I wrote a bit about that in my last post when I was writing about rock climbing. You have to start a new project in one way or another. And sometimes it is no better way than to jump in head first and do it.

When I lost my job a few weeks ago I decided to start a few new projects, and one was taking better care of myself.So that is why I have written this post!

This week:

I for one have made the decision to head to the gym at least three times a week,and when I am there do cardio /weights. My cardio training usually consists of thirty to fourth minutes on the ellipse machine,and then some running 🏃 on the treadmill for the same time – and then to top it all of weight training.

Once you start being smart in one part of your life it usually trickles down.

Have you gone to the gym lately ?

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Oslo Marathon / #tenforGrethe

So I have not talked to much about fitness on the page lately,and I guess the reason is that first I blew my knee skiing some months ago, and as a result the only thing I could do for a while was walking 🚶,and number two the healing process was longer then expected!

I was so irritated 😤 for a while,and it took me some time to get back on the fitness horse so to speak.

But today I finally got my groove back,and headed in for some self-love ❤️.

After all exercise is good on so many levels;

  • your mood is instantly lifted
  • you sleep better
  • your skin becomes more vibrant,and glowing
  • you instantly become healthier in other areas of your life
  • you become happier as a person
  • clothes fit better
  • Getting dressed up is a happier experience…plus a whole lot of other things that I am sure you can think of!​

On New Year’s Eve I made a deal with a friend that this year (September) I (and Lars) would run part of Oslo marathon with her. Now mind you I have made this promise before without actually doing it however now I am more determined then ever to achieve my goal this time! I will keep you posted on my progress😊

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Here is an update on the “228 Days Fitness clallenge”, and this Monday I am going to give a pretty happy update.


I have gone to the gym every day last week from Monday to Friday, and I have done everything  from spinning, running, stepping to weight training.

Monday: Running on a treadmill for 30 min plus 30 min weight training.

T: The same as above

W: Spinning for 45 min – hard class

T: Running plus weights

F: Spinning

S: Free for training

S: Skiing in Hafjell

I am also apart of a weight Club, and it is not because I want to lose weight but be more aware of what I eat.

I will give you another update NeXT week.

Here we are again with yet another update of my 228 days fitness challenge, and this time I have some good news. I went to the gym yesterday after work, and honestly this might just be the ticket for actually doing it. I pack a gym with all the necessary things the day before, and bring it to work with me. Then after work before I go home, and stay there I simply head directly to the gym for an hour. This might just be the way…

What do you do to stay motivated?

Hi again.

So yet another Friday, and yet again here comes another Fitness update. To be perfectly honest I am struggling a bit as usual with keeping my motivation on top.It is as if I know how many days are left until our wedding, but it seems like such a long way..that is why I tend to get lazy..so incredible stupid of me..However this time I have also set myself a goal og doing the 10 km…it would be embarrassing if I where not to finish..Specially since I was the one (in my relationship) who pushed the whole thing on New Years..see my predicament? There is no other way of doing this then finishing in style…

That is why today (yesterday when this post is published) I will make some running playlists on my Phone, and from next week start bringing a workout bag to work ..that way it is a bit harder to just go straight home from work, and stay on the sofa..

Quite honestly..the sofa has been my friend for to long…

Disclaimer: The pictures are not mine

Fitness

Hope you all are doing really well, and that you are staying more active than me at the moment. I have been sick with the flue for it feels like forever. My coughing starts, and then just never ends for several minutes on end. It is truly irritating..and of course it always starts when you least expect it or want it to. I was at the store yesterday waiting to pay, and there and then I had the biggest rant I have had in some days. So when I finally came up for air with the help of my fiancé I felt warm/cold at the same time plus I had a face as red as a lobster. I am not even lying people it was a horrible scene..:)

The truth is I have not been to the gym I a long time (first I was busy with a deadline on a paper for school, and then the flue), and by long time I mean LOOONG. It is not for the lack of at times I have tried. It is only due to the fact that I have not gotten the right motivation. That has always been my number one problem. Motivation, and sticking to a plan..a gym plan. Right this moment I have a weekly plan stuck to a planner in my kitchen, and even then it just sits there…to lazy that is what I am. The struggle is real people..the struggle is real. I have tried so many ways from my early teens to stay motivated, and on top of my game… gym wise. The thing is that I have lately started to notice a shift in my body, and seeing as I once was called tight..I do not think that is how I look anymore it is more like flabby when I look in the mirror.

And truth be told not staying in shape makes so many other problems show up. You tend to eat more of the wrong things (at least I do), your skin can get more blemished, your body skin sags more! I am not in this article saying that being really thin is the answer, or exercising every day for many hours because you get obsessed with looking #perfect is the answer to any form of happiness because lets face it..what is perfect? I have never figured that out for myself. I am simply trying to say that in order to like yourself, and stay truly happy you need some sort of #balance between working, school, and life. In that mix somewhere there should be some #metime  where you only focus on just that. Yourself..that is the only person you have to live with for the rest of your life so be sure you are your own best friend in every sense of the word! Now me time can be a different thing to different people, and so it can be everything from reading a good book, your number one Tv show, rock climbing/ or skiing it can also be going to the gym for several hours.

On another note it is only 228 days until I am getting married, and when that day comes I want to look as good as I possible can! I want to look fit, toned, and ultimately feel good from the inside, and out. We all know that feeling! That feeling of being so HAPPY about yourself that you have reached a goal, but at the same time being so proud that you finally got there after struggling for a while. That all you want is to relish in it for days to come!

 

So let me stress that this project is not a diet/lose yourself at the gym program it is simply a healthy lifestyle project with gym updates as a part of all that!

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