Cute workout tanks for exercise motivation

Before I got serious about getting fit, I’d only bother to put on workout clothes if I was going to the gym, an exercise class, or at least on a walk; anytime I planned to exercise at home, I did it in my pj’s.

Big mistake.

Not wearing workout clothes told my brain I didn’t need to workout — so I’d often skip it. On the occasions I did exercise, I didn’t give it my best effort because who likes to work up a sweat in pajamas? Besides, wearing non-workout clothes while working out just isn’t comfortable.

Recognizing my own weaknesses helps me set myself up for success instead of caving to my lazy tendencies. So now I put workout clothes on in the morning, whether or not I’m working out first thing because once I put regular clothes on, I know I won’t work out that day.
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Week-end: links & life {vol. 15}

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” -Robert Wagner

piper daisy

from around the web

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Dog Training Miracle Tool

In October, I brought home a cute little mutt who promptly made me rethink the decision. We joked that she had some kind of split-personality disorder because she could be sweet as pie, but often turned into a jumping, pouncing, play-biting SPAZ-MONSTER. Although there was no aggression involved, Ken and I got mighty tired of being bruised and bitten and having holes ripped in our clothes.

We confined her to the kitchen (when we were home) in hopes of minimizing the trouble she could get into. It did keep the destruction to one room, but I’m sure being bored contributed to the destruction; the problem was that when we did let her venture beyond the kitchen, she went into hyper-Piper mode, running and sliding on our wood floors, jumping on and over the coffee table, crashing into walls…

A partial list of items eaten/destroyed by Piper:
{Go ahead and laugh! We have — after the fact!}

  • every tie on kitchen chair cushions
  • at least one actual chair cushion
  • the caning on one chair, plus rungs on several others
  • part of a windowsill
  • at least 4 kitchen rugs
  • the kitchen sink curtain (in lieu of a cabinet door there)
  • a pack of kitchen sponges
  • beadboard on one kitchen wall
  • assorted socks (stolen from the laundry)
  • one dog bed (while in her crate)
  • the foam inside another dog bed (after unzipping the bed!)

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