Motivation. Motivation is often fickle and fleeting, making it hard to rely on day in and day out. We’re constantly searching for ways to make motivation stick around, ways to be continually motivated, and ways to make our fitness routine a habit that does not require constant motivation. It’s important to work hard, and no one wants to be subject to the whims of “motivation.” Easier said than done, because if you are like me, no matter how much you know you should work out, you more often than not, need an extra little push towards your objectives. The truth is no matter how good a shape you are in; we all seek motivation to keep going with our fitness goals.
Enter Momentum, workout-friendly motivational jewelry. I was skeptical at first, because really why do I need to wear jewelry while I work out. I’ve already learned the hard way how much it sucks getting hit in the teeth with my necklace while doing burpees; I’m not in a hurry to learn a similar lesson again. However, I love quotes and I seek motivation in all its forms all the time. As I’ve written several times (okay maybe more than several times) before, sometimes I need a little help to stay motivated and moving in the right direction. So, I tried Momentum’s Motivate Wrap on, and out and about on my runs, and to the gym, and just doing errands around town…then my #1 stole it to wear because he loves it and now I need to buy another one or maybe a couple more. While I was still wearing my bracelet, I would find myself stealing glances at its “run happy” message and smiling, even when I was on mile 6 and not feeling like running the next 2 miles more home. It’s a mantra you can wear on your wrist, a constant reminder to stay the course, it’s a little extra push in the right direction. True to advertising, the wrap did not squeeze, slip, or chafe at all, you could almost forget you had it on until you looked down to find a little bit of motivation on your wrist. I was (am) amazed by the comfort when running – it stayed put! As attractive as it sounds, I’m a very sweaty Betty running or working out, read buckets of sweat, but my sweat did not bother the washable fabric of the wrap or the non-tarnishing aluminum pendant at all. I also got lots of comments on my cute bracelet, just an added bonus. Brilliant, brilliant, idea…I so wish I had thought of it first!
In addition to the Motivate Wrap, Momentum makes Foot Notes shoe charms, Suede and Leather Cuffs, Necklaces, Headbands, and Earrings all blending fashion, function, and fun sayings. My #1 is definitely a “run happy” boy, but I might be a “BEAST MODE” or a “2,015 in 2015” type of girl, maybe even a “run like a GIRL”; I’m still deciding what I want to get next. Whether your perfect charm is “find joy in the JOURNEY,” “like a BOSS,” “don’t think just RUN,” or “LIVE fearlessly,” I think you’ll agree that there is something for everyone. I know I could certainly use a “STRONG is the new BEAUTIFUL” on my wrist while doing planks. Just a little something to remind us in the moment when we might need an extra push of motivation, a little something to keep our forward momentum.
What words motivate you? What little “reminders” do you put in your day to carry you through?
Check Momentum out and comment on this post to be entered into the drawing to win the Motivate Wrap of your choice! The deadline for entry is Monday 4/13/2014 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be announced via our Runitlikeamom Facebook page on Tuesday. Good luck!