my health and fitness goals for 2016 with brooks

^^^ my fitbit helps keep me on track throughout the day! ^^^
one of my biggest goals for 2016 is to dedicate more time 
to eating well and working out. you may or may not know this about me, 
but i have such a sweet tooth; i eat dessert after lunch. and dinner. and often
have a treat in between. while my meals are moderately healthy, 
i need to drink more water throughout the day and should add
 more protein and vegetables to my diet (and perhaps
have a few less treats? and less sugar overall). 
i strive to workout four times each week, but new year? new goals!
i’m hoping to continue working out throughout the week, but also 
meet my 10,000 a day step goal. this isn’t always possible, of course, 
and i don’t want to set myself up for failure.  
taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away when at the
store or coffee shop, and being active with my toddlers during the work day 
are a few ways in which i can increase the number of steps i take.
running is one of my favorite means to alleviate stress!
give me a pair of supportive shoes and a good playlist, and i’m ready.
i should also mention that i am by no means a star athlete. or marathon runner.
that’s my brother! i enjoy a jog around green lake or brisk walk through sculpture park!
^^^ stretching, squats, jumping jacks, and using my jump rope are other
ways i like to get my heart rate up! ^^^
what else motivates me to get my body moving? 
great workout clothes, of course! 
today, i am wearing the brooks launch 3 shoe.
this shoe provides adaptive cushioning, a segmented crash pad to
assist with heal-to-toe support, and moisture management technology to keep 
my feet warm and dry on our (frequent) rainy, seattle days.
i have on the streaker hoodie and capri, as well as the 
streaker racerback tank. the capri offers a personalized fit and my hoodie
is odor resistant (perfect for transitioning from a workout to errands
or meeting up with a friend for coffee!). 
i added my down vest as an extra layer to keep warm. 
what are some of your health and fitness goals for 2016?
if you have any workout tips or green smoothie recipes
to share, i am all ears! 
be sure to stock up on running shoes and attire from brooks
 (and check out their amazing winter sale, too!). 
in case you missed it, i shared a recap of my trip to the trailhead store here.
**this is not a sponsored post. all opinions are my own, however, brooks running
graciously provided me with the shoes and clothing that is featured here! 

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