Thursday, September 29, 2011

fit•ness (fit-nis) | inspiration

What inspires you to push yourself harder, faster, longer and stronger?  I used to keep a picture of myself when I was 60 lbs heavier (see image below) in my wallet to really drive my motivation.  These days, it's a size 4 dress that I wear and display in my closet that remind me to keep up with my workout regime, but sometimes it's as simple as new workout gear to really get me inspired.


I've been in the market for some new kicks for a few months now and in all honesty I just haven't found the pair.  I'm just as selective in my workout gear, as I am with everyday wear to pick out something that's unique and shows a bit of personality.  For awhile, I was debating on creating a pair of custom NIKE ID shoes, but I didn't want to wait that long to get them...that was over 2 months ago.

If I had ordered them, I wouldn't be writing this post, but I'm so glad I didn't because NIKE is unveiling their limited edition Chicago LunarGlide+3 shoe designed by local artist Tara D.  To celebrate its launch, NIKE is inviting YOU to partake in all the festivities this Saturday in Chicago!  What better way re-boost your workout routine than to checkout NIKE's latest Fall running/marathon gear complete with a DJ, drinks, food and raffle to keep you motivated.  To join in the festivities check out the invite below.


Timing for this event couldn't be better.  In exchange for inviting you all to this awesome event, NIKE will send me a pair of these amazeball kicks - the inspiration I need to get my butt in gear for my Mexication Part Dos happening February 2012.   I've got 3 months and 20 pounds to lose before I head over to Cabo for my best friend's wedding and my birthday.  I can't think of a better way to be motivated than new kicks and the thought of a new figure to celebrate in 3 months.  If you're in Chicago, come check out NIKE + Akin's event this Saturday and snag a pair of Tara D's limited edition LunarGlide+3 - I guarantee with these bad boys someone will definitely have shoe envy.

|What inspires you to stick to a workout routine or start one?|


Natasha said...

WOW, i admire u for doing this!Awesome!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

oh wow this is so inspirational!! i try to go to the gym regularly but sometimes i just lose motivation & don't want to go for a few wks lol but thanks for this post! def gonna get back on it next wk :D

Mel said...

Good for you, Tabitha! I'm a big believer in getting fitted property for shoes. Fleet Feet says you can't buy shoes for their looks. And that's where I always get my shoes. I think it's more true if you're doing mostly running. If you're not fitted properly, the feet will be hurtin'. (I know that from experience!) And nothing is more motivating than some good tunes! Enjoy your weekend!

Delane said...

wholly transformation!!!! I'm a Nike gal. I have ran in my Nike for years.

Alyssa said...

Its totally cheesy, but I put a gold star on my bulletin/inspiration board for every 10 pounds I lose (like they do in Weight Watchers for every 5 pounds). The thought of how far I have come definitely helps in going back to my old ways. That, and opening my closet and seeing clothing from stores like Banana and H&M where I haven't been able to shop before is the best feeling ever.

Good luck to you! I know you will make your Mexico goals! You've already come amazingly far!!

Kathryn said...

Thankfully, I participate in school sports pretty much all year round, but sweet new shoes or workout gear would certainly inspire me! :)

Tanvi said...

Go Girl!!!! Fit people inspired me!

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Dale said...

What a great inspiring post. And that is cool you're so honest about it. I want to get more into running and you're so right about how important shoes are

Following you now

The doll on fashion said...

Congratulations on your weight loss, thats fantastic! Good luck on the next stage.

Thanks for your sweet comments, i'm now following you :)

The doll on fashion

Fauxshionable said...

You are a whole new woman! Congrats on all of your hard work so far. I stay motivated by reminding myself how much more confident I feel when I'm healthy and strong.