Working Out

pants: c/o Purusha, sweater: LL Bean, shoes: Nike Free Run

Being that it's a brand new year, some places already have bikinis out on the floors (ahem, Target), and summer will be here before I even realize it, I'm starting a workout program. This week officially starts: Mission Get In Shape. My brother-in-law found great success in the Couch to 5K program, so I'm going with that. I think I'll also throw some push ups and sit ups in the mix. I'm ridiculously out of shape, it's embarrassing; so hopefully this program will do the trick without me hating it the first week.

I have a new pair of pants to run in thanks to the sweet Hayley at Purusha. She makes everything herself! Her products are marketed towards yoga, but I've tested them out - you can run in them too! The are comfy for my workouts as they allow me to move around without restrictions - and they're a gorgeous blue color that I can stare at all day long! They are also great for long road trips or lounging around the house. Definitely my new favorite leggings! Check out all of her pieces on her Etsy shop!


Liz said...

I love C25K! I'm actually doing it now for the the 3rd time. Good luck!

Betsy said...

My friends and I are doing this


Think it seems a bit more "fun" than just arbitrarily doing pushups

Good luck!

Bethany said...

I am going to join you with the Couch to 5K program - starting tonight after work!

I've tried it TWICE before without finishing (both last year, I tried in the Spring and in the Fall - failed both times) so I'm determined THIS WILL happen for me this time around!

Those pants are CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Oh good luck with the 5k! I just started a program on my own, knowing that I'm not the only one motivates me, have a great week start!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Pink Sun Drops said...

I'm starting couch to 5k again, too! Started it last year and LOVEd it, but was dealing with some back pain issues beforehand that got worse through it, so had to stop. Can't wait to start again! Love the workout clothes.

Gina said...

Great photos! And having some new workout clothes always motivates me to workout! Good luck!

xo, gina


meghan said...

Just wanted to give you some motivation!

I did Couch to 5k last year starting in March. I ran my first half marathon in October and just did my second one yesterday! I literally could not run one mile when I started and hadn't worked out in years! Now I work out 4-5 times a week running, spinning, and yoga-ing! It's a miracle working program I tell you!

Best of luck to you! You can totally do it! Keep us updated! I just love seeing non-health/fitness bloggers talk about working out! It keeps me extra motivated!

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

Way to go, Linley!! Aren't you cute in the bright workout threads!! I'll have to check out that Etsy shop FOR SURE!! I'm all about the fitness!! keep me updated on your couch to 5k! I'm sure you'll do great, girl!!

Fit Tuesday ~ Work Those ABS!

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

I forgot to add that if you check out the fitness page of my blog, there's a series of posts about sticking to your workout plan and being successful! You might find it helpful. Keep it up! :)

Lyndsy said...

Way to go! I was just looking at those shoes today...do you like them?

Christine said...

good luck with your C25K! That is a great program. Beware, if you keep it up, running can become a wonderful addiction! :P

Katy Rose said...

I have never heard of the C25K program before but might need to look into it. I can tell you though, as soon as you run your first race it will be in your system. There is something about hundreds of people with a common goal, cheering each other on and the excitement of it all that gets into a person's mind and won't let go. Good luck! - Katy

Jess said...

I plan on completing the C25K program this year. I did the program a year and a half ago and hate that I stopped running after I finished.