It's 2016 and I'm so ready to make it the best year ever. I have so many goals and plans for myself. It's so thrilling I almost can't contain myself. I don't think I've ever been this excited about my future. I finally believe in myself and in my potential, and let me tell you it's the greatest feeling.
One of my goals are fitness related. Obviously! For the past two years, I've been quite consistent with my workouts and my nutrition, but I feel it's time to step it up. I don't want to be that girl who just workouts for the sake of working out. I don't want to be that girl who does whatever she feels like when she's at the gym. I want to be that girl who lifts heavy. I want to be that girl who comes to the gym with a plan. I want to be that girl who sticks to a plan in order to improve. But I don't just want to be that girl. I will be that girl!
So yesterday, I decided to invest in good training shoes. Why? Because good training shoes are essential for comfort, durability, and injury prevention. I used to work out in Nike Free Runs. Not that they're bad shoes, but they're just not made for exercises such as squats or deadlifts. If you're simply running on a treadmill or performing simple exercises then of course Nike Free Runs will do just fine. But if you're looking for shoes to give you support when performing compound movements such as squats, deadlifts, or bent over barbell rows, then you might want to look outside of the free run family.
After a thorough research, I decided to purchase the Women's Reebok CrossFit Lifter 2.0 shoes. Don't let the "CrossFit" part turn you off. These shoes are not solely for CrossFitters. In fact, they're for anyone who's looking for good training sneakers.
I think they're FANTASTIC! I love them because they have flat rigid soles and that provides great support and stability for my feet. And I think they look badass! I've only worn them once, but I can swear that my squats felt different. They felt lighter. I was even able to go lower without the fear of falling.
So if you're going to be spending a lot of time at the gym focusing mostly on heavy compound lifting then I'd highly recommend you invest in good shoes.
Now that I'm perfectly equipped, I'm ready to smash some goals. I'm ready to grow some quads and glutes! I'm ready to be Quadzilla and Glutzilla!
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