A New Year, A New Fitness Routine

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While I’ve constantly been reevaluating my fitness goals throughout the past couple years, this year I’m really focused on being healthy all the way around. Sometimes I feel really fatigued by the time I want to go work out, so then I avoid going altogether. And while I attempt to get as much of my nutrition through the food I intake, I know I might not be getting everything I need.  That’s why last year I started taking a women’s daily multivitamin, as well as fish oil, vitamin C and biotin.

So the new fitness routine I’m referring to is actually ensuring I take my supplements throughout the day, to help prepare me for my workouts and maintain my health. My newest addition to this routine is the Green Force Labs NO2 Preworkout supplement. I take four tablets about thirty minutes prior before working out. This supplement has a lot of Vitamin B (which is great for improving your mood) and has been a great way to get my mind and body set for a good, hard workout. Lately I’ve been doing a lifting routine along with a little bit of cardio, and even doing some swimming in our indoor pool on days I feel like doing something different. Soon I will also being adding some ClassPass (more to come on this soon) classes to my schedule, including yoga and pilates classes. This supplement seems to have helped my mindset and increase my energy before a workout to really focusing on burning some calories and getting stronger! I would recommend adding them to your supplement/vitamin routine if you are really planning on upping your workout routine this year, otherwise I definitely recommend looking into vitamins/supplements as a part of your daily routine in general! I also recommend other supplements as a part of your routine – check this site out!

What vitamins/supplements do you take? Would you give Green Force Labs NO2 Preworkout supplement a try?

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    January 13, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    I take a multivitamin, an Omega 3, an iron supplement, and a vitamin C supplement. I swear by the vitamin C- I don’t get sick nearly as often as I used to (especially during flu season!) and it also helps absorb the iron. 🙂

    Fitness goals are always on my New Year’s list- this year it’s all about getting back in the swing after November’s knee surgery. Slow but steady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    January 13, 2015 at 6:59 AM

    I need to get back to taking my supplements, thanks for the reminder. I used to take exactly what Ashley mentioned above.

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    Amy Ann
    January 13, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    I usually just take a multivitamin, but maybe I need to look into other options too!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    Amy Fashion Blog
    January 13, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    I take a multivitamin and have been able to give up caffeine

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    Jess Zimlich
    January 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    I’m jealous that you have ClassPass – I’ve practically begged them to come to Kansas City, but no luck yet 😉 The only supplement I take is biotin, mostly because my hair is terrible and my sister said it was a must. I’ve been trying to add more greens to my diet by way of veggie juice, but I know that’s not enough. It’s hard work taking care of our bodies!

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    two birds
    January 13, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    I don’t take any supplements, but I should. Thanks for the recommendation! Good for you for starting a new fitness routine. It can be hard to start, but it always feels so great when you finish an awesome workout!

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    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    January 13, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    More power to your new fitness routine Rachel – yes to a happy new you!!

    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

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    January 13, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    We’ve started drinking more juice with vitamins recently and it’s made such a difference in our health. Maybe we’ll have to go for a new daily vitamin!

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Such cute work out gear! I’ve been bad at taking my vitamins lately! I need to get back on top of things!

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    I love the pants, they look so comfy you could wear them around the house 🙂 I have never taken a pre-workout supplement but John does and he loves his!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Love your workout gear! I do use a pre-workout on occasion and I do think it helps!
    xo Southern Style

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    January 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    I am always trying to do better by myself – and hopefully reach a few modest fitness goals this year. I take a multi-vitamen but I’m not sure I’d try this.

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    January 13, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    i need to get back into taking a multivitamin. i’m a vegetarian and also have iron deficiency, vitamin D deficiency and b12 deficiency too. i’m also trying to be healthier in all aspects – eating, working out, etc! thanks for the reminder!

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    January 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    I’m always so impressed with how committed you are to working out! I wish I could be like that!


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    January 13, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    I should be better about taking vitamins… I don’t take anything! I may have to look into that supplement! And I am super jealous you have ClassPass. I wish Jackson had that!


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    January 15, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    I always applaud people who are so dedicated and passionate about staying in shape. Your fitness routine sounds awesome and I wish I was that type of person. Though I do keep myself in shape otherwise (trying to eat healthy and walking a lot, daily). Plus I chase after a very sassy 2-year old which is a type of exercise – trust me. =)

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    January 16, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    How do you like the support on that sports bra? i only have 1 bra from Fabletics and its paper thin, it doesn’t support my girls for anything other than some light stretching/yoga!

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      January 16, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      Hey AJ! I agree, this sports bra is paper thin especially in comparison to other sports bras I own… I just don’t have a lot going on up there if that makes sense. So wearing this type of bra for lifting is sufficient! I wouldn’t recommend it for running or intense cardio though, that’s for sure!

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    January 19, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    I take a multi-vitamin to help. I exercise as well. Have been getting back into it as well, which has helped keep the winter blues away. I do kettle bell work outs as well as walking and tae bo sometimes. Sports bras are needed, haha. I don’t have a lot up top, but it has been better using one any ways!! Also got some marvellous rainbow coloured shoes too :))) xx

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