To workout or not workout-that is the question. Okay I may have paraphrased that quote just a tad…. Well unless you’re a superhuman that has a super toned body, rock hard abs and never get fat working out is a must.

A roundup of my workout favorites

Yes, I think working out is a necessary evil, but no I do not hate it. In fact, these are my workout favorites.

Favorite exercises

    1. Scissor kicks 15 kicks x 3 times
    2. Downward Dog abs 10/leg x 3 times
    3. Superman 15 x 3 (not a super fave, but totally necessary)
    4. Reverse crunches 10 x 3
    5. Russian twists 15 x 3
    6. Downward dog stretch (hold for 1 min)
    7. Bridge (hold for 1 min)
    8. Plank (hold for 1 min)
    9. Butterfly stretch (3x for 1 min)
    10. Plank into swan stretch
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If I’m not too tired I do these again. I usually work out for a hour or more. Then I just run/walk on the treadmill/outside.

Favorite gear

workout faves
    1. A cute workout shirt- like this one. A cute outfit=me wanting to workout.
    2. Fitbit Flex 2– I just upgraded my old Fitbit for this one. SO EXCITED!
    3. Nike shoes– I know there are a bajillion other brands, but Nike is my favorite
    4. S’well- I have this one, but this one is just so freakin’ adorable!
    5. Bluetooth headphones– I find it super frustrating when I’m exercising and my headphones keep falling out 🙁
    6. Yoga mat- this one speaks the truth
    7. These socks– I don’t know what they’re called I call them the socks that hug my feet
    8. Hair accessories– my hair is layered and SUPER thick so good hair accessories are a must
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Favorite drink

Strawberry, lime, cucumber and mint water

Image via Pinterest. Click to view the recipe!

favorite snacks

Veggie sticks and hummus
Trail mix
Veggie chips

Favorite music

Anything that gets me moving! But here’s a sample: 


What are your workout favorites?


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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Alix, this is super helpful! I love how you put together a playlist as well, and Toxic by Britney Spears is quite the addition. Thanks for motivating me!!

    Much love,
    Ashley |

    • I will probably always love Toxic haha

  • Rachel Ritlop

    I love that water bottle and those cute pink Nike’s! So cute, thanks for sharing some of your favs!

  • Love this! I’ve never been a fan of flavored water but the one you mention above looks amazing.

  • Julia Dent

    I will definitely try some of these exercises out! I tend to get bored if I do the same thing every day, so I’m excited to switch it up! And that infused water sounds delish!

  • Prerana

    I hate working out, so I love trying something new to keep things interesting! I hate to say it, but I just trying Soul Cycle/other spin classes and they were super fun! More so that I thought they ever would be! Felt good to mix things up.

    Prerana |

  • thesophiadiaries

    Omg, I won’t do the workout but I love how you have BTS’s Fire in your play list hahahahahahahaha it’s a good playlist though!! Totally love the drink and the water bottle is goooorgeous!!

    • That song always gets me pumped up lol.

  • autum

    This is my dilemma today I don’t feel like working out! Those Nike shoes are so cute and I was just saying that I need a new water bottle that one is on my shopping list now!!

    • I NEVER feel like working out haha.

  • I love that yoga mat! it definitely speaks the truth! I love doing yoga and pilates for my workouts. I also love walking and dancing.

  • mckenna bleu

    I love this fitness post! That Swell water bottle is so cute, I have seen that print everywhere!

  • Great roundup! I just recently bought a Fitbit Charge HR 2 and couldn’t be more in love with it. I’m already super big on health and fitness and am very active, but it’s really helped to keep me on track throughout the day with what I’m eating, my water intake, and my activity level. I’ve been recommending it to everyone haha

    • Ohh my cousin just got one and I’m a little jealous haha.

  • Victoria

    That drink looks amazing! I have heard a lot about the swell water bottles, but haven’t bought one yet. I may have to now! And definitely going to listen to this playlist later.

    • It’s a little pricey, but worth it! If you don’t want to spend a lot- they have ‘Sip by S’Well’ bottles at Target! I think they’re exactly the same just aesthetically different.

  • Tori Dunlap


    Tori || Victori Media

    • I’m seriously always wanting pizza after a workout haha.

  • Jenn

    I have the ear buds problem! It really gets you at of the zone! I like water bottles like the Contigo auto seal that allows you to close the bottle when not in use. It’s not as pretty as the swell bottles though!

    • Ohh I’ve always wanted a Contigo!

  • Latisha Sample

    Great Post! Really interested in trying out that drink you shared. Thank you for sharing.

  • I need to get a new pair of Nike sneakers for working out so badly!

  • Mary Duggan

    Oh god, I really needed to see this post today. I’ve been avoiding working out for days on end, but that’s gotta stop! Thanks for giving me the motivation I need (and music!!) to make it bearable haha.

    • Haha I took a two day rest so I needed this also.

  • So many goodies in this post! I’ll definitely incorporate some of these into my workout.

    xo, Elizabeth //

  • So fun! I have been loving going to classes lately to get my workout in.

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau

    I need to invest in some bluetooth headphones! And I love those socks, they look so lightweight an comfortable!

    • I looooove mine! Although I always forget to turn them off and run it down.

  • I finally bought bluetooth headphones and they are the best at the gym! And I love planking despite hating it while I’m actively doing it haha, and the strawberry lime cucumber mint water sounds so refreshing!

  • Anna Hubbard

    Oh gosh, working out is one of those things I know I need to do, but I hate doing. Awesome playlist!

    • I sometimes do too, but I feel so much better after!

  • Lacey Anne Douthat

    I need to make that water!!!!! I hate sugary drinks, but need a plain water alterantive!



    • Water is the best, but I am biased to sweet tea! 🙂

  • Amy

    That flavored water sounds so good!! I may need to try it out!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • nicole simonetti

    I’ve been so back & forth about getting a fitbit, so I’ll definitely check this one out! x, nicole //

    • I was too, but now I’m addicted to it haha!

  • Omg that water looks so good! Also loving that swell water bottle.

    • I’m seriously dreaming of that S’well haha.

  • I just got into hot yoga… my gosh it sounds easy, but it’s soooo not.