Everyone knows it can be tough to motivate in the cold months of winter. Waking up early to crawl out of a warm bed when the skies are still dark and the temps are close to freezing can feel pretty impossible...and that makes a lot of sense.
The sunny days of summer bring challenges of their own, but we don't often hear about how people struggle with fitness during this time of year. If you're having trouble staying committed to an exercise routine right now, you are definitely not alone. We thought we'd share a few IG accounts that we find inspiration from year-round. These women are relatable, unstoppable and transparent about all things life. Give them a follow!
"Lily Trotters are my new addiction. They make my legs feel refreshed and energized throughout the day...." In this blog post, learn more about how compression can help you the next time you roll out the mat to enjoy a yoga or pilates sequence. Go deeper, hold that pose longer and enter a "flow state" with the help of Lily Trotters compression socks!
There are times in our days and weeks when getting outside isn't an option when it comes to physical fitness. It may also be that you just prefer to exercise indoors. To all the indoor workout haters out there, we say...don't knock it til you try it! There are tons of options to get your sweat on inside that won't make you lose your mind (ahem -- they don't call it a "dreadmill" for nothing!). Read on for fun indoor exercise studios or programs we love.
And remember: sleep well the night before, drink plenty of water and wear compression socks or sleeves to be sure you're operating at your maximum performance level!
It's about the time of year when winter begins to feel as if it's never going to let up. Yes, the days are getting longer but temps may not yet be dropping and late-season snowstorms shroud any indication that spring is just around the corner. This cold, gloomy and seemingly endless season can slowly chip away at your motivation to do just about anything. It's important to recognize the potential for the winter blues to grasp hold of you, and take some simple steps to set yourself up for success during these months. We have some tips below.
There will be times in your life due to circumstances beyond your control that you may not be able to run with the frequency you would like. Don't despair. While you may be inclined to avoid the running world in its entirety during your sabbatical, there are a number of ways to continue to stoke your love of running. You can still enjoy the game from the sidelines -- Lily Trotters' resident runner, Casey, shares how.
It's that time of year when we sit down and think about all the ways we want to become better versions of ourselves. Whether it's healthy eating, being a better friend or starting a morning meditation routine -- the list can sometimes get pretty long! Then, we add in a few bucket list items consisting of places we want to go or new hobbies we want to take up. It's great to set goals, to acknowledge where we fall short and to always want to be learning and improving (reminder: we should ALWAYS appreciate where we are!) but how do we put those thoughts into action? We've listed a few tips below!