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My Workout Essentials

By Jessicavenoy @lovelyjesscuh
My professor cancelled our Friday at 3:15 PM today, I will be DONE. Seriously so unreal! The past 4 years has both dragged by & flown by. Walking around campus this week has made me kind of emotional to be honest...and I've never really been involved in at USF but still...I've spent so much of my time there since I was 18 years old. But I'm ready for the next step :) .
I shared on Tuesday that I plan on going into the health & fitness field. That being said, I'm kind of wanting to incorporate a little bit more of that into my blog...don't worry, I'd only talk about it like once a week! Thoughts on that?
Today I want to share my current workout essentials! .
My Workout Essentials
1. My Nikes!
Honestly, I've always been a Nike girl. There's not a particular reason...I'm just loyal to the brand. And I love their outlook on fitness. On their Twitter profile it says, "If you have a body, you're an athlete." I love that - and I totally agree!
This particular pair is from the "Nike Training" line: Free XT Motion Fit. Obviously I love the coral ;) But they are super lightweight, which is the reason that I bought them. I tend to go for darker workout shoes, because if I get white ones I always see the scuffs and that bugs me.
My Workout Essentials
 2. A headband & hello...a high pony!
I can't stand when my hair is in my face when I workout. Drives me INSANE. I normally wouldn't choose such a thick headband, but since my hair is still pretty short, I need it to hold all of my baby hairs up. Hey, I'm just happy that I can do a high pony now...holllaaaa! PROGRESS.
My Workout Essentials
3. H2O & a sweat towel!
Water is essential for any kind of physical activity. It's super important to keep your body hydrated throughout your workout, and really just throughout your day period. I make sure to drink a full bottle during my workout. It really helps me power through it without feeling sluggish.
Oh and you may not need a sweat towel, but I sweat like a beast so I most certainly do :)
4. A kickin workout playlist!
And this armband to hold my phone (which is what I use to listen to music) while I'm running...seriously a life saver!
My Workout Essentials via

I've had a "Work It Girl!" playlist since I was 17. I don't really listen to music during my strength training, because I'm focusing on counting reps & sets, but music is essential when I'm doing cardio. Especially if I'm running outside.
It helps me to push through when I'm getting tired... I think "Okay just run through one and a half more songs..." and then I end up getting lost in the music and running for 3-4 more songs. It's awesome!
I've had a lot of people ask me to share my workout playlist... SO I'm gonna do just that.
Disclaimer: A lot of the music that I listen to when I work out is vulgar...don't judge! It gets my blood pumping I guess...?
Also, my workout playlist changes like once a month. And I never listen to it in the same order...I always just hit "shuffle"  before I start my workout.
My Current "Work It Girl!" Playlist
1. Magic by B.o.B 2. Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas 3. Imma Be by Black Eyed Peas 4. Honestly by Cartel 5. Forget You by Cee Lo Green 6. Paradise by Coldplay 7. Heartbeat by The Fray 8. Could It Be You by H*Wood 9. Ridin Solo by Jason Derulo 10. Down by Jay Sean 11. Blow by Ke$ha 12. The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco 13. Shake It by Metro Station 14. Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner 15. Little Secrets by Passion Pit 16. Born For This by Paramore 17. 1901 by Phoenix 18. She Got It Made by Plies 19. No Hands by Waka Flocka Flame (Side note...I had to rap this song to 2 strangers on my 21st birthday...that was interesting. Maybe I'll vlog it for you one day ;)) 20. Black & Yellow by Wiz Khalifa  . random! I hope you don't think I'm super weird after reading that ;)

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