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Fall Into Fitness & Giveaway

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At the beginning of the new year, I promised myself to (try to) take better care of myself. At month ten, if I am being completely honest, I have made some changes, but my workout and fitness routines always seem to take a back seat. When the kids were younger, I never had an issue carving out a few days out of the week to workout, but now, their schedules are insane, my work has many demands, and it’s near impossible to find the time.

I definitely have way too much on my plate, and that’s not going to change in the near future; but in speaking with friends, I realize my health is the most important thing. I need to be fit and healthy for my active kids, and my lack of self care doesn’t set the best example for them. With this, I had to sit down and seriously think about exercise routines that can fit into my schedule. I love Soul Cycle, but the class times don’t work, so it’s gym and running for me. We are lucky enough to have an amazing running path along the Hudson, just behind my building, and with the right tunes, I’m all set. Since I long to get on a bike, in the absence of making my spin classes, I’ve decided to bike uptown for Ryder’s afternoon school pickups. I definitely break a bit of a sweat, and feel like I’m getting my workout in. And in my world, a good workout needs to be paired with stylish clothing!

While hitting up my local Target last week, I decided to revamp my workout wardrobe since I’ll most likely be wearing my gear all day long. I discovered these C9 Champion®  Embrace Run Tights with Iridescent Taping around them. I first fell in love with how cool they looked but the Women’s Embrace Run Legging from features Embrace fabric, that hugs you tight and holds you in, I truly love this fit. Perfect for my untoned legs at the moment. With a fit that hugs from your hips all the way to your ankle, this full length tight will help you push through those last few miles while looking fashionable at the same time.

To go with my pants, I scooped up C9 Champion® Tech Fleece Full Zip, which has been essential for our “not really fall” fall weather that we’ve been having! The Hoodie from C9 Champion® features wicking technology and brushed fabric which is ideal for my outdoor workouts in cool weather. With a full zip front, kangaroo pocket and thumbholes, this sweatshirt can pull double duty to wear throughout the day, when I am not working out, and it even comes in a few colors!

There’s just something about having new workout gear that motivates me even more to make time for myself. Hopefully, this beautiful weather will continue so my running and bike runs don’t suffer. Mamas really need to start putting themselves and their health first, and for me, it was the new C9 Champion gear at Target that pushed me to up my fitness routine.

To encourage you all to up your game, I am giving away $50 Target Gift Card to use for your new C9 Champion Gear! Leave me a comment below, describing your favorite workout routine! And be sure to subscribe to the SITC Youtube Channel!


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96 thoughts on “Fall Into Fitness & Giveaway”

  1. I made myself a similar promise – but health issues stopped me. Now that those are dealt with, I can move freely and start working out again! I totally think having the right workout clothing makes a huge difference in motivating me.

  2. Running is my go-to workout routine, especially bringing along my dog, as he always increases the pace. And then adding in a circuit with abs and push-ups is always a good mix up.

  3. I am a stay at home mom, so when my children leave for school, I fit in about an hour of workout time. 30 mins of strecthing/breathing & 30 mins of aerobics. Definitely a great way to start my day! Thanks for the chance & I subscribed:)

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this! That outfit is so cute! While I certainly don’t go to the gym to put on a fashion show, I DO like to feel cute when everyone can see me sweating my butt off. Love it!

  5. I have to show this to my wife. She’s all about the cute workout wear. She puts as much effort into her workout look as she does her regular look.

  6. Yoga is my favorite way to workout. I missed my workout this morning though, so I’m headed to the gym. Those tights are super cute!

  7. Annemarie LeBlanc

    My exercise routine is walking. I love that I can do it anywhere, anytime. I get to meet people along my route and is a great low impact way to burn off those calories.

  8. Christie Lombardo

    I love to walk every day, I have a park right down the street from my home and I walk there every afternoon

  9. Our Family World

    I love your outfit! The tights look awesome and I love the color of your fleece jacket. I would be so motivated to go out and exercise if I had those. Hmm, maybe I should get some for myself. I need to get into a regular exercise routine too.

  10. I love a good half hour on the treadmill and my gym has a great machine where you kneel on it and twist. I love it!

  11. That sweatshirt is going to be amazing for all kinds of Fall outdoor activities. The tights sound incredible comfortable too!

  12. Such cute workout clothes! My favorite workout is to get outdoors and go for a hike. Especially this time of year when you know winter is on the way.

  13. My favorite workouts are long walks, or bike rides outside. I love getting fresh air, and enjoying the sights of nature.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  14. I love running but found out I have 4 bulging discs in my neck, so I haven’t in awhile. So now, I love to walk with my friends, do planks, squats, wall sits. I love to be active but need to be careful.

  15. I hurt my lower back a little while ago, and started doing stretch exercises using the Esmonde-White program. She is amazing! There are so many out there, that you don’t have to do the same ones over and over.

  16. Sounds like an awesome giveaway! I love that more and more people are focusing on their health these days and are finding healthier diets and exercises to make their lifestyle change easier.

  17. It’s really important to make sure that you have reliable clothes and gear when you workout. The workout clothes should definitely be appropriate for the weather. This looks really lovely!

  18. I have to get to Target! New workout clothes always give me motivation to get back into my routine, and I would love a pair of those pants!

  19. I don’t really have a favorite workout routine, but love that you have one and that outfit is perfect! I love all that Target has, they are a great place to shop at.

  20. My favorite workout of all time is Bikram Yoga. I love the heat and the challenge- it can be really hard, but you feel SO AMAZING after the class! When I lived in the city my favorite studio was Bikram in Midtown, taking classes with Georgia Balligian- go do this if you ever get the chance-she’s amazing!
    Ahem, but that was all before kids, and it’s not so easy now; however, I stick to my one mile rule. At least one mile, at least three or four times per week. It’s something, and with three under three even that feels like an accomplishment! Love your blog:-)

  21. I love walking and jogging outdoors and often walk to do small errands in my town or the town over on nice days. I also go to the local park multiple times a week for exercise.

  22. Toni | Boulder Locavore

    Having the right fitness gears gets me in the mood for working out. And plus factor if I could get something I could use for an everyday look.

  23. Is racing around Target considered a workout? If so, I should be so fit! Love the fitness gear you’re wearing though. I feel like the right attire inspires me to get out there more.

  24. Im not going to lie I need to do better with my fitness too. I know it is getting colder up there in NYC so I like your more layered fitness outfit.

  25. I love those pants and the jacket! Purple is my favorite color and I would so wear that jacket all the time! I’m heading to Target this week to check these out.

  26. I agree, a new outfit can give you an inspiration boost to get out there and get moving. I like this one that you have on. It’s sharp.

  27. I’ve just started getting back in shape and right now my fitness routine consists mostly of two fast-paced walks a day for a total of about 40-60 minutes. I look forward to adding swimming to my routine soon.

  28. I’ve been power walking, and planks and balance exercises, list lightweight weights for my arms. I’m subscribed to your youtube channel!

  29. I like several of the Beachbody programs, especially Hammer & Chisel, but I’m also training for my first half marathon (the Walt Disney World Princess Half in February), so I’m doing a lot of running/walking these days. When I first started getting back in shape a few years ago, Champion clothes from Target are what I chose to get me moving! In fact, I’m wearing one of those outfits to the gym today!

  30. Gym in the morning and walk or ride my bike after work. It will be too dark for the walk/bike ride soon, so it will be treadmill instead.

  31. I love to lift weights. I never thought I would like it until I tried it. it just makes me feel amazing and I love to see my muscles build.

  32. Our favorite workout routine is family bike rides. It is a great way to keep our kids active while at the same time spend quality time with them.

  33. I love going for walks with my husband at the park especially with our dog. We do it every evening or at least when the weather allows.

  34. I like walking and taking hikes in nearby state parks and not sure if it would technically be a workout but I like walking the dogs in the cooler weather.

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  36. Oh I have to say…my favorite is taking the dog for long walks…when its snowing outside late at night when its so quiet outside! Oh it is so beautiful and peaceful! I look forward to those snowy walks in the winter months!!!! I feel so refreshed and just in awe of the beauty!

  37. Ideally I’d be working out at the gym a few days a week but with the crazy school schedule i haven’t had the chance..need to get back into it.

  38. I like to do treadmill and stationary bike inside when the weather is very hot or cold….otherwise I like to go hiking.

  39. I am 75 but I belong to a health club and work out with machines and swim and work out in the pool a couple of times a week.

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