I fell off the wagon, specifically, the workout wagon. It happened about a year ago when I went from being a full time, stay at home mom to running my sister’s dental practice. After I had my daughter Aubrielle, it was really hard for me to get motivated to lose the extra weight. It took me about three years of eating nachos and drinking Dr. Pepper to finally decide to do something about it. I specifically remember one morning waking up and just feeling exhausted. I didn’t understand it. My body was sore, I always felt sluggish and just plain unmotivated. I literally said out loud “I can’t do this anymore. I never want to feel this way again”. I decided that day was going to be the day that I would start working out. Fast forward three months and I was a completely different person. It was like a cloud had been lifted and I was radiating sunshine all the time. I was down 25 pounds, always ready for a challenge and just felt plain happy. Ive been able to maintain this lifestyle, all things considered, but since I started working full time again, I’ve been struggling to maintain my routine. Luckily, I’ve finally found a little motivation. It’s called the Ellie Box.
The Ellie Box is a monthly mail subscription that sends you five items right to your doorstep, all in a pretty little rose gold box. It always includes a pair of pants, a sports bra, top, an Ellie bag and two various items such as equipment or accessories. For the month of June, I received a cap and waist pack as my accessories. The tank and bra combo was super stylish and I loved the color and pattern of the pants. The quality was great and the sizing was perfect and super comfortable (I went with a medium). As soon as I get home from work, I throw on my Ellie outfit, hang out with the family and then go on my nightly run. I love stylish workout outfits and this one is no exception. I literally feel cute while I’m running (is this real life?). I also love that you can skip boxes at anytime, even if you are on a monthly plan and that the shipping is completely free. I will definitely be ordering more Ellie boxes in the future and I’m loving this new found workout motivation it has brought me! Now tell me, what is your biggest workout motivator? The clothes, the endorphin release, the weight loss…..all three?
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