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My Workout Routine + Fave Workout Wear

Today's post was a request from Instagram! I occasionally share my workouts on Instagram stories and there generally seems to be a positive response and a few questions! I know it sounds cliche and annoying, but I really love to work out, and not for the reasons you might think. Working out makes me feel so good mentally, and it's something that really has changed for me a lot in the past year. Today I'm going to share a breakdown of my workout "routine."

When I'm at school I workout with Classpass. I've talked about Classpass on here before and I really can't rave about it enough. If you're unfamiliar with Classpass, it's essentially a monthly membership where you can buy a certain number of "credits" and use them towards classes at any participating fitness or wellness studio near you! There are surprisingly so many studio partners in every city, so you're bound to find a place you love if you try it! For me, living in Madison, I buy 35 credits a month, and I sign up for classes between 2-4 credits. You can use my link here if you want $30 off your first month! 

With my credits, I usually go twice a week to my favorite HIIT workout (Kamps), and twice a week to spin (Flyght), or any combination of those two that works with my schedule. I pretty much just sign up for anything if it's a good value with my credits, and that's honestly the biggest factor in determining how often/when I workout, haha. I really try not to overthink it!

I love mixing up my workouts because otherwise I get easily burnt out. It's nice to have the option of so many studios at a much lower price point than if I were actually buying full-priced class packs at the studios themselves. Occasionally I will sign up for a yoga, barre, or boxing class if I'm feeling like switching it up even more!

In addition to classes, if you've been reading for a while, you might know I love to run! Since it's been so cold out I haven't really been running, but come spring I will definitely start running about 3 times a week again and mixing running in with Kamps. I personally prefer cardio over strength workouts, so I will always choose to go for a run over anything else. For me, the type of exercise I do revolves around how it makes me feel mentally. There are few things that make me feel better than going for a long run, listening to my running playlist, and focusing on absolutely nothing else! Unfortunately, I have a rule for myself that I won't run outside if it's below 32 (aka freezing), so it'll probably be about another month until I'm running again. I would run indoors, but I just couldn't hate treadmills more, so that's not going to happen.

Edit/Update: Of course, this morning I went to the gym with Coco and ran three miles on the treadmill, lol. I guess it just depends on my mood!

That's it! My workout regime consists of running and group fitness. On Tuesday I went to sculpt hot yoga and my arms are still sore!!

Onto my favorite pieces...

Favorite leggings: Lululemon Align Leggings in 25" -- I've talked about my obsession with align leggins on here a lot, but I can't help it! I have two pairs and couldn't possibly love them more. They're high waisted, so soft, and really thin but in the best way... they're a "naked" feel, so you honestly feel like you're not wearing pants, but are also sucked in in all of the right places. They're magical and I'm obsessed with mine. I have one pair in 25" length and another in the 28" length and definitely prefer the 25"... they just fit a little bit better for some reason. For reference, I wear a size 27 in regular jeans/pants, so I'm a 4 in Lulu leggings.

Favorite shoes: I've been wearing Asics running shoes since high school and they're my favorites! So comfortable and supportive, and at a really good price point. They're not the cutest, but for me, that's really not a factor in my decision making when it comes to running shoes. I just want to feel very supported and comfortable, so these are the best for me!

What are your favorite ways to work out?!

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