Friday Fives: Workout Gear

Happy Friday!


Recently, we joined a gym.


No, really. So far, the whole family is enjoying it.

I haven’t worked out in a facility in almost 8 years, so I’ve had to figure out how to get my sh*t together since I’m not just in my own livingroom.

Here are the top five things I’ve been using and loving:

1. Running Shoes


By FAR these are my favorite running shoes. I’ve been pretty devoted to Brooks for the past 7 or so years. Once I found the Ghost 7, I never looked back.

I JUST got my newest pair of Ghost 10s last night and I always love them straight out of the box.

2. Workout gear

Because, when you start a new project, you need new clothes. It’s a rule.

I have a few pieces from the Calia by Carie Underwood line and I really do love them. Currently, my favorite (and newest) outfit is this one:



The pants are a little warm for cardio/running, but are so comfortable and relatively high wasted, so they don’t ride up OR down. #perk The tank is flowy and nice so it doesn’t feel like you have to suck-it-in.

3. Water bottle


Yes, again, it’s Calia by Carie Underwood, but this set is amazing!

Description from website: From work to your workout, the versatile 6-in-1 design of the CALIA™ by Carrie Underwood Limitless Hydration System offers a multitude of options to keep you refreshed during all your daily activities.

4. Music


Personally, I run/workout best with music that is around 120 BPM (beats per minute). I found this website a while ago and it has been SUPER helpful setting up a playlist. Because, there is nothing like killing your energy with a song that may be great, but sucks for your workout. On the site, you can search for your favorite song, see what the BPM is, and then search for other songs that are similar in tempo.

5. Headphones


I use the Jaybird x2 wireless headphones. I’m pretty sure there is a newer model, but I haven’t tried them. These are great, but sometimes they DO slip out of my ears. Okay, just my left ear. I guess it’s the difficult ear.

I DO greatly prefer wireless headphones, though, because having the bouncing cords just drive me nuts. #personalproblem

Bonus: Gym Bag

Okay, I don’t actually HAVE a gym bag. I’ve been using an old tote bag, so far. I THINK I want this one:


It’s the Lily Tote by Lolë. I think it’s gorgeous. It is a tote bag, but it zips closed; you can carry it like a backpack – it has other straps; and it has inner pockets.

BUT, the plain blue one (still adorable) is nearly half the price. Whomp, whomp.

We’ll see what happens.


Hope you have a great weekend!


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