Getting into a regular work out routine is probably the hardest thing
to start but once you have a schedule and are used to going, it’s just
like anything else you do during the day. I don’t love to work
out but I do love feeling healthy and fit. My routine for the past 4 months has been yoga 3 days a week and a circuit training class or Nike Training Club workouts 2 days a week and surprisingly it has not been hard to keep this schedule at all. I’m so used to it that it’s just part of my day and not something that I have to fit in.
My tips to keep a consistent workout schedule:
1. Try out different things until you find what you love – I used
to run a lot but I didn’t really like it all that much, I just did it
because I needed some cardio which then made it really hard to go to the
gym. I tried several classes at my gym before discovering ones that made me feel like I was having fun and getting a good work out and now I look forward to going to those classes.
2. Set an alarm – Because my days are
pretty busy and often times I get so engrossed in what I’m doing, I now
keep an alarm on my phone that goes off the same time 5 days a week and
it says “GYM!!” This totally helps keep me on track and I for sure
always go to the gym when the alarm goes off.
3. Work out with a friend or your significant other – I don’t tend to like to work out with people, I like to do my own thing as I get much better work outs that way, but what I do like is the accountability of going with someone else. On those days that I just want to sit on the couch, if I see that my husband is ready to go with the gym, a part of me knows that if he goes to the gym and I’m just sitting at home, I’ll feel really lazy and guilty for not going with him too. And on some days, it’s vice versa where I’m the one motivating him to go, so it’s always nice to have each other to keep you balanced.
4. You get to indulge and not feel as guilty – Of course you can not take this to the extreme and just think “I’m working out so I can eat a huge slice of cake for dinner every night!” but every once in awhile when you indulge, you feel a little less guilty and a little more deserving when you’ve been taking care of your body and health.
6. Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a resolution – I know that with the new year, there is a lot of these “I’m going to lose 10lbs” or “I’m going to the gym 4 times a week” resolutions. I don’t know about you but those types of things never work for me. I can say it all I want but if I don’t make it a part of my life, it’s always just going to be something that I say and not actually fit into my life. Like I mentioned before, I’ve made a lot of changes to my lifestyle in the past year and being healthy is one of those things. Not just working out but also what I eat and how I take care of my stress. All of it goes hand in hand to living a healthy lifestyle and not just a quick fix.
It sounded like a great concept as it’s $49.95 a month for a top and a
bottom and they send you clothes based on your style and type of work
outs you do. (Just to note, it was $39.95 when I tried it so they’ve upped it by $10)
do negative reviews especially on new start up companies as I do know
(from experience) how hard it is to be a small online business but I
wanted to give my feedback in case you guys had seen this and wanted to
try it out. Like I said, the concept is great, their execution however
is not. The first set that I got, the top was not my style at all and
the bottom was okay. Both were from the Electric Yoga
which I had not heard of before but based on the prices on the site,
the set I got was a good deal. However, that doesn’t matter if you
don’t like the style right? So anyway, they have a good return/exchange
policy so I thought I’d give them feedback about the style that I
received and that I would like to do an exchange. I wrote them twice
regarding an exchange and in both instances I did not receive a personal
response from a customer service person. Both times I received a
standard FAQ type of response and nothing in the email even answered my
question. What really got me was in the email it said “your request is now resolved”. How can they tell me that my request is resolved when my question was not even answered? You could tell that nobody reads their customer service
emails, it’s all automated. It was a bit frustrating when all I wanted to do was an
exchange and on their site it said that it was easy enough to do.
time, I received my second shipment (oh yeah, my first shipment was
about 3 weeks late so the 2nd month came only a week later). When I
opened my 2nd shipment, I was equally as disappointed. They sent me the
EXACT same leggings as the first month. When I subscribe to these
monthly subscription boxes it’s because I want to try out different
things that I normally wouldn’t stumble upon. If I wanted to buy the
exact same pants each month, I’d just go back to Lululemon and buy my
favorite pair. Not some unknown brand that I’m just trying out. I just
thought it wasn’t a great service that they could not even keep track
of what they had sent their members previously. Even though I didn’t
love the 2nd shipment, the tank they sent me was better than the first
so I thought I’d keep that box and return the first one. Anyway, long story
short. I finally got someone on the phone and sent in my return. It’s
now coming up to 3 weeks and I have yet to see a refund or a response
from the company. So in short… I would not recommend PV Body. If
they are still around in a year, maybe they will have worked out the
kinks and can offer better service but for now, it’s not something that I
will be joining again.
SarahFit, one of my favorite fitness bloggers just did a post about them and it looks like they are now doing a bit of a bait and switch where they originally promised brand name clothes and now are only offering their OWN line that nobody has ever heard of or even tried. I also saw in Sarah’s comment section that it seems like I’m not the only one that had a bad experience with them. I’m all about supporting new start up businesses and giving them a chance but it’s hard to support one that seems to have so many bad experiences and customer issues.