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Everyone knows that the hardest part about sticking to your fitness routine is staying motivated. Each day I’m faced with a multitude of obstacles and excuses not to work out: I’m tired, I’m too busy, there’s a new episode of The Bachelor on (oh wait, is that just me?)… Overcoming the obstacles and finding the time and inclination to work out is my daily struggle — sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not so much — I try not to beat myself up too much and just vow to do better the next day.

Obviously, the key to getting motivated is to find a workout you like. I have a few that are in my weekly rotation: yoga, walking and dance. Mixing it up and finding activities I enjoy that can be squeezed into my daily routine is essential for me. Something else that helps to keep me motivated? Investing in stylish and flattering workout clothes. Feeling confident in what I’m wearing can be a big mood booster, often giving me just the last little push I need to get out the door and get moving.


This week, I was lucky enough to receive four items from the Heidi Klum for New Balance collection, a range of seriously stylish fitness clothes made for performance. I couldn’t wait to take the new clothes out for a spin (there’s that motivation!). I started with the HKNB Coverup ($79.99) and HKNB Tech Capri ($74.99) and headed out for a brisk walk/jog on a gorgeous cool spring day. The clothes fit perfectly, looked great and were unbelievably comfortable. The coverup was long enough to cover my rear (a bonus in my book) and was super soft and stretchy. I loved the thumb holes in the sleeves and the kangaroo pocket was perfect for holding my iPhone while I listened to music. Also, the top is so stylish, it easily goes from gym to street. The capri felt like a second skin; the elastic waistband stayed in place and didn’t dig in to my waist at all, and the moisture wicking fabric kept me cool. I loved the flash of reflective fluorescent on the lower legs too.

For yoga the next day, it was the HKNB 1/2 Zip ($69.99) and the HKNB Essential Tight ($74.99), both equally as comfortable and flattering as the coverup and capri. The bottom line? I just found 4 more great reasons to ditch The Bachelor and get moving instead.

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Since deciding to step up my fitness routine this summer, a new pair of sneakers were my first order of business. It’s not that I don’t have a few pairs of running shoes, I do, but they’re pretty basic looking (read: boring) which doesn’t help much in the daily motivation department. Setting my sights on something bright and colorful, I decided to design my own pair of Nike LunarGlide+ ID shoes to ensure I get exactly the look I wanted.

After discovering that I could use my iPhone to access NIKEiD Mobile, I spent some time at the beach this weekend designing my dream sneaker. Not only does the new Nike LunarGlide+ ID offer the ultimate in lightweight responsive cushioning and dynamic support for necessary stability, there are so many ways to customize them to suit my individual style.



The mobile custom designer was super easy to use and offered several ways to customize the color and appearance of everything from the upper and midsole to the laces and swoosh. After playing around with several different color combinations, I opted for a bright orange to red fade design with “volt” accents and a reflective inner sleeve. Check them out!


With all the focus on my feet, my new Nike LunarGlide+ ID sneakers are sure to help keep my fitness routine on track - and looking great.

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NIKEiD is the ultimate customization experience and allows our consumers to take their unique inspiration and express it within our Nike product, which results in a perfect intersection: personalized looks on the best performance athletic performance gear in the world.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Summer has officially started this week, and along with it comes shorts, swimsuits, and sleeveless dresses. Somehow the season always seems to sneak up on me, and despite promises to myself to work out daily and eat fewer carbs, I’m often too busy to squeeze in an hour at the gym or plan a day’s worth of healthy meals and snacks. The result? I’m feeling a little less than swimsuit-ready.

Thankfully, I’ve discovered the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan. It’s clinically proven and incredibly easy to fit into my busy day. The plan is to pick 3 nourishing snacks a day (a Slim-Fast 100-calorie snack bar, nuts, fruits, or veggies), 2 Slim-Fast shakes, and 1 500-calorie balanced meal.

Replacing my usual breakfast and lunch with a ready-made Slim-Fast shake is beyond easy. And with seriously delicious flavors like Milk Chocolate and Cappuccino Delight, I actually look forward to drinking my shakes. With the 3 snacks, I still get to indulge in my favorite fruit and the occasional frozen yogurt, and the 500-calorie dinner gives me the flexibility to eat with my family or go out for dinner, so I never feel deprived.

Who knew it would be this easy to be swimsuit-ready in no time?

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