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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.


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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.

Are you a fan of Heidi Klum for New Balance? Show off your style via Twitter or Instagram using the #HKNB hashtag!


HKNB-logo.jpgNew Balance has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. The Heidi Klum for New Balance partnership combines New Balance’s expertise in fit and form with Heidi Klum’s commitment to sophisticated style, to create a versatile collection for women that is both everyday wearable and chic. Learn more: http://www.newbalance.com/Heidi-Klum/heidi-klum,default,pg.html

Danielle Nicole Remi SatchelSmart and ladylike, this is the perfect spring-into-summer purse. Pairing a bold, citrus-toned flap with a simple neutral backdrop, it looks phenomenal with everything in your closet, whether you’re going corporate or casual.

$78 at piperlime.com
Madewell The Whistletop SandalsMaking every step lighter and every warm-weather outfit just a touch chicer, these low-profile wedges are a must. The sliver heel and buckle-rich style feel right on trend, but the sandy tan hue and simple design keep them down to earth. You’ll love putting them back into rotation year after year. Also in black.

$138 at madewell.com
Theory Jada C Stretch Cotton DressIn the market for some new professional attire? This amazing dress is the perfect investment piece. With its strategically placed colorblocked panel, it creates the illusion of a flawless silhouette, while the soft cotton-blend fabric makes it one of the most comfy pieces you’ll own.

$275 at theory.com

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