Fitness, LIFESTYLE

6 Fitness Habits to Adopt in 2018 + My Fitness Update

I truly believe that if you look good you feel good, and if you feel good you look good. One of the best ways to achieve that is with fitness. Just like the choices you make in fashion, fitness choices can be interpreted to fit your life and your body. You have to do what works best for you, your schedule and your lifestyle. My fitness journey has been just that; a journey. My relationship with working out is ever evolving but within the last couple of years, I’ve really been able to streamline my fitness focus and find what works best for me.

So!  To start off 2018 with your best healthy foot forward, here are 6 fitness habits I recommend for you to adopt in 2018! So keep scrolling to discover my current fitness habits and my 3 go-to workout looks I can’t stop wearing!

1. Invest in New Fitness Looks

As I’m sure you guys have noticed, I pretty much wear the same workout clothes over and over again! The reason being: I love how that outfit makes me feel! It’s kind of like that feeling you get when you put on your favorite pair of jeans.  You just always know which ones are going to be there for you, make you look good and make you sweat a little harder.

For me, high waisted work-out leggings are my go-to’s because they make me suck in my stomach and engage my core while I’m working out, plus they’re super flattering! For sports bras, I always look for the ones that offer more coverage. Fitted tank-top looking sports bras like the ones I’m wearing in this post (check out this one here) are my favorite! They’re a bit more modest than your typical sports bra.They’re more modest than your typical sports bra.

Another thing that’s worth the investment are good workout shoes. For the last few years, I’ve been using the SAME workout sneakers, but just recently I got around to purchasing a few more that I’m so obsessed with that I’ll even catch myself wearing them outside the gym!

Sports Bra: Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade | Leggings: Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade | Sneakers: Nike

2. Have Fun

Okay, I know, easier said than done but I’ve realized that finding a workout class/type of workout that you actually enjoy makes it all so much easier! The biggest thing I’ve learned is that you don’t HAVE to go to the gym to work out.

I’ve come to realize that I’m more motivated when I’m with a group of people- so workout classes are totally my jam. Maybe it’s my competitiveness coming out, but I’ve found that working out with people really motivates me to work my hardest!

Sports Bra: Splits 59  | Leggings: MICHI | Sneakers: New Balance | Gym Bag: Stella McCartney x Adidas 

3. Just Get Moving

As I said before, my fitness journey has been a long and winding road. I spent so much time in the past trying to find my ‘go-to’ workout, but it kept on changing and that’s OK. It took me a while to realize that that’s normal. Maybe one day I do an Orange Theory class, or maybe I don’t even make it out of the house and just do a 15-minute workout video off of YouTube on my yoga mat! I used to be so hard on myself if I missed a day at the gym. I was so hard on myself that it would discourage me for the rest of the week which was not a good way to go about working out at all. So this year – I challenge you to be flexible!

Currently, I’m loving my Orange Theory workout classes, mixed with some pilates and yoga classes, and running outside! Sometimes I’ll stick Chloe in her stroller and run to the park with her!

4. Work Out Topless

Okay, not totally topless, but when I workout, I just wear my sports bra. I know it’s not ideal for everyone and not everyone would feel 100% comfortable, but I find it extremely motivating! It reminds me to keep my stomach tight, which in turn engages my core, plus it’s a great reminder to keep my shoulders back and my posture perfect!

5. Mark Your Workouts in Your Calendar

This all comes down to making time to work out. For me personally, I find that marking my workouts, either at home or classes, in my calendar helps to keep me accountable. If I schedule a class, I’m 100% more likely to get it done! Not to mention if you pay for a workout class, it’s best not to miss it!

Jacket: New Balance | Sports Bra: Outdoor Voices | Leggings: Outdoor Voices | Sneakers: APL

6. Find a Partner

However you prefer to work out – either with a trainer, your BFF or even your S.O., having a workout buddy to keep you accountable makes all the difference. I don’t work out with a trainer, but I’ve become friends with some of the girls in my Orange Theory class- so we always make sure to keep each other accountable. Because… let’s be honest: you’re a lot more likely to wake up for a workout if someone’s waiting for you. If you’re going by yourself- hitting that snooze button gets a little too easy.

My goal this year is to move as much as possible, in any way I can! Do you guys have any fitness goals this year? Let me know in the comments below and have a great weekend! Remember- there’s no time like now. 😉

sigxo_chriselle

37 Comments
  • Ashley says:

    Great tips! I love high-waisted leggings. So much more comfy! 🙂

    XOXO,
    Ashley | r e a s y u m e
    http://reasyume.com

  • In love with your workout looks! Thanks for these motivating tips!
    New post: 5 benefits of silk pillowcases to enhance your beauty

  • Diana says:

    Loving this list! Can definitely adopt the 1st and 2nd habit 😉

    Diana | http://thechicdiary.com/blog/12/30/2017-new-years-eve-outfit-inspo-sequin-dresses

  • Vivian says:

    oo I love the Beyond Yoga set!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_

    ~

  • Katrin says:

    Really love the grey outfit on you!
    My fitness goal is to keep on running – my half marathon training continues 🙂 x

  • Nikki says:

    Love all your workout looks!
    I recently joined a Zumba class, it’s super-fun so I totally relate to working out with a group part!
    There is something about the collective energy of so many people flowing together that just makes you push your limits!

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  • Love these outfits! Gorgeous.

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Loving all of these great workout looks! <3 🙂 And thank you so much for sharing all of these great tips, Chriselle! I can't agree more – some movement, even if it's just 15 minutes a day, is so important!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Tiffany says:

    Definitely noting these point, one of my new year’s goals is to get back into my workout routine. Thank you for sharing this Chriselle!

    Tiffany
    http://www.mstiffanyyang.com

  • Phua says:

    I will agree that one’s outfit can really drive motivation!

    A fitness goal of mine this year is to be able to a headstand during yoga and overall, to be stronger. Most importantly, I think you nailed it in your 2018 Intentions post about having a healthy relationship with your mind, body, and soul. That is my intention this year!

  • Jennifer says:

    Great tips! I definitely agree with #2. 🙂

    http://andmanymoreblog.blogspot.com

  • Yoldine says:

    I’m definitely trying to be active at least 3 times a week. I feel like that’s an easy enough number to start off with and maintain. Eventually, I want to be active at least 5 times per week but I want to start off small. For me, the hardest part is getting started. Because I actually do enjoy working out and the feeling it leaves me with afterward. That going topless part though, XDD I don’t think I can try that just yet.

  • K says:

    Lovely you got to keep moving you feel better
    I like to wak

  • Amazing tips! These were very helpful considering I need to start hitting the gym soon.

    xo. SN | http://www.sahonynatasha.com

  • Stacey says:

    Love the tips. I always am more motivated to workout when I am wearing an outfit I love. I also always write down my workout schedule in my calendar because it holds me accountable to actually go.

    xoxo
    Stacey
    http://staceylyynn.wixsite.com/stylingsofstacey

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Belle Bakst says:

    I’ve actually never considered going “topless” at the gym and now I feel like I definitely need to try it! What a great idea!! You’re totally right, it would remind me to keep my core tight. I’m gong to try it when I hit the gym later today!

    Happy New Year beauty!
    Little Fashion Stylist

  • Tabitha says:

    Great post! I’m the same way when it comes to working out in groups. My inner competitiveness comes out, making me work harder. So what exactly is Orange theory? I’ve heard a lot of people mentioning it but I have no clue what it is.

    Tabitha
    https://shopsiloe.com

  • Michelle Macbeth says:

    I love this! I struggle to stay motivated too! I will implement a few of these this year. Thanks for sharing.

  • Natali says:

    Scheduled workouts and new workout gear are perfect motivators to have a successful shot at a more active and healthy beginning of the year. 🙂

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • BJ says:

    I think it is better to mix up one’s workouts so you are not doing the same thing day after day. When doing the same exercise routine every day your muscles get used to it. It is better to do different things as you say you are doing. I love all your outfits but my favorite is the Splits 59 black sports bra with the MICHI leggings.

  • Jasmine Nord says:

    I really am trying to do better with my working out. Thanks for the tips. and i love your outfits!!!!!!!

  • Jada says:

    I always struggle to get myself motivated to workout! Love these looks!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

  • Fantastic fitness tips, thanks for sharing!
    Magda

    https://www.gloryofthesnow.com/

  • Marianne says:

    I absolutely believe that it most importantly should be fun! 🙂
    Do what feels good <3
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com

  • Lou-Anne says:

    I do like your post! Your photos are great. Personally, I will workout 3 times/week in 2018! On of my goals is to take care of me and do what I love.
    All my love,
    Lou-Anne❤

  • Oh, in love with the last workout outfit! I concur about the scheduling. When I had an unsettled calendar and left the gym to whenever I had free time, I found I never had free time. Only when it was officially penciled in, did I actually make it a definitive point to go.

    http://www.rosegoldrhyme.com

  • Jae says:

    High waisted leggings are a must for me when I workout!
    http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Every little bit counts, that is so true. I try to get moving every single day and it makes such a difference.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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