When it comes to avoiding working out, I've come up with every excuse in the books..it takes too long to see a difference, I'm too tired, I'm too busy...The list goes on and on.  But this year, I've really challenged myself to try to create a steady workout routine for myself, even if it's just for 15 minutes a day.  Read on for my easy tips to help yourself get motivated to get moving!

1. Make a playlist.  Music with a beat always makes me want to get up and dance, so a good playlist is essential for me to start working out.  Some of my favorite songs include:
Confident by Demi Lovato
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
Work B*tch by Britney Spears
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
Levels by Nick Jonas
Work This Body by Walk the Moon
Are you sensing a theme?  Not only do I have the taste in music of a preteen (LOL), but I love high energy of these fun tunes.  They definitely help me to keep motivated & keep moving.

2. Start with 10 minutes.  Some nights after work, I think I am so exhausted that I just want to collapse into bed (& some nights, I do just that), but many times, I am able to say to myself "just 10 minutes."  By the time that 10 minutes is up, my heart is pumping, my muscles are burning and I am ready for another 10 minutes.  If you're feeling too tired or too busy or making up another excuse, start with a short workout & work your way up.   

3. Get a good outfit.  Nothing makes me feel better than going to work or on a date knowing that I look great in my outfit.  Why should working out be any different?  Exercising opens up a whole new genre of clothing & accessories, so treat yourself to some cool leggings and that awesome pair of sneakers.  New sneakers always make me excited to start a workout.  I am loving my latest pair - Skechers Burst!  Demi Lovato has been seen rocking this sneaker and when I had the opportunity to pick out my own I jumped at the chance.  These are the most lightweight, comfortable pair of sneakers I own (truly, it feels like I am just wearing socks), not to mention the hot pink speckled color is bright & bold.

Jacket: Champion (similar, shop activewear here) | Leggings: Forever 21 | Tee Shirt: Forever 21 | Sneakers: c/o Skechers (also loving these & these) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: David Yurman

Michelle Paige

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