Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Average vs. Awesome Workout

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I'm linking up with Jessica and Jill as part of the Tuesday Fit Dish link-up party. Every Tuesday there is a new fitness/health related topic to discuss and today's topic is "What's the difference between an average vs. awesome workout?".

I know for a fact that I can definitely tell a difference between an average regular workout, and one that is amazingly awesome.... But what is it exactly that makes those workouts awesome?!?! I think the key word here is preparation, preparation, preparation!!!!

Is there such thing as being overly prepared when it comes to working out? I don't think so.

One of the main contributors to being prepared is proper core nutrition - before AND after workouts. I know that I feel a hell of a lot better when I workout after a day of clean eating rather than after I eat junk like pizza and candy (two of the items I have consumed way too much of in the past week)!! Along with clean eating, I rely on my AdvoCare products to help me feel my best. Some of my favorites are Spark, Catalyst, & Rehydrate!

Along with proper core nutrition, every girl needs to feel their best during workouts, and what better way than to feel comfortable and good in your workout attire? This is an area I probably spend a little too much money in but can you really put a price on a good workout?.... No! =) Here are some of my favorites.... My go to running shoes - Brooks Adrenaline GTS and my favorite brand of workout clothes is, surprise, surprise, lululemon. One of my favorite tanks is actually on sale right now... check it out  - it is seriously the best for the gym!

And maybe one of the most important aspects of an awesome workout is the music you are listening to. I love creating playlists on Spotify. Here is a list of some of my favorite songs on my playlist right now:

1 - David Guetta: Dangerous (theeee BEST workout song right now)
2 - Chase Rice: Ready Set Roll
3 - Kenny Chesney: American Kids
4 - Ariana Grande: Break Free
5 - Iggy Azalea: Black Widow
6 - Tiesto: Red Lights
7 - David Guetta: Bad
8 - Maroon 5: Animals

As you can see, everything I mentioned above has to do with preparing for your workout. If you aren't properly prepared for an awesome workout, it's not going to happen!

What do you think the key to an awesome workout is? Please share in the comments, I'd love to hear everyone else's opinions. =)

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  1. I completely agree!
    Nutrition is so vital if you want to have a great workout! I used to think, I just burned 300 calories, now I can eat this donut! Um, no wonder I couldn't get past a certain amount of miles of get through a complete workout!
    Garbage in, garbage out ;-)

  2. Definitely agree with preparation! I have to mentally prepare myself for some workouts.

  3. Totally agree with the preparation!! And the playlist - I think sometimes it can make or break a workout for me too!

  4. I agree! You definitely need to be prepared and ready! Cool playlist too! I like a add a friend to my workout and that always makes it awesome!

  5. AMEN. sometimes I underestimate preparation, or I wonder why my workout didn't go well, and typically it's because I needed more sleep. I am excited to check out some of the songs on your playlist! Great music makes me run so much faster! Thanks for linking up! @theFitSwitch. PS, I love your blog design.

  6. Nutrition is key to performance! You have to fuel your body. That sounds like it's a given but "maybe you need to eat more" is a mindset I struggled with at one time.

    Thanks for linking up. Loving the #fitfam!