How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

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5 Simple Steps to Restart Exercising

Back when I was still pregnant with my second baby, I was certain I’d restart exercising as soon as my doctor gave me the green light.

Now here I am—almost five months postpartum—and I’m just now beginning to re-discover my exercise groove.

I guess I’d forgotten how tough it can be to find the energy and motivation to break a sweat when you’re consumed by your baby’s needs and running on just a few hours of (broken) sleep.

That’s how life goes sometimes, huh?

In the end, however, I know how important exercise is to my wellbeing, and I truly believe that taking care of myself makes me a better mom. That’s why I’m re-committing myself to an active lifestyle—for my own sake and that of my family.

Just how am I going to make it happen? Here’s a peek at my plan.

5 Simple Steps to Restart Exercising

Step 1. Start easy.

As in, super easy. Even easier than you think you should.

A lot of people who attempt to restart exercising after a hiatus—be it because they had a baby or otherwise—want to jump back in right where they left off.

They want to hop on the treadmill and run a 5K. Or pick up the same size weights they were using before. Or go through the entire Zumba class at maximum intensity.

The problem with that mindset is that it puts you at risk for injury or burnout. You’ll be so exhausted after the first week that the mere sight of your sneakers will have you heading for the couch.

A better approach? Super short exercise sessions at low to medium intensity just a few times a week or so.

That’s my plan because it will help me remember how good it feels to exercise—rather than making it feel like an exhausting chore.

Step 2. Partner up.

Sometimes exercising alone is fun—just pop in your headphones, crank up the tunes, and go—but most of the time it’s better with a friend.

The benefit of finding an exercise partner is that you’re way more likely to actually show up at the gym or the park if you know someone else is waiting for you. If you decide to blow off your workout, you have someone to answer to.

What’s more, exercising in tandem makes it social time—a tough thing to come by for most moms with little ones!

Taking care of your body while also catching up with a pal? Win-win!

Step 3. Dress the part.

Some people love exercising in their ratty old t-shirts, but I find that buying a few new pieces of fun exercise gear gives me just the motivation I need to get out there and get moving.

It makes me want to exercise because I want to wear the clothes!

And when I’m wearing appropriate clothes and shoes that fit well, exercise feels more doable because I feel more physically comfortable.

Plus, anything is possible when you feel confident in your outfit, right?! I recently had the opportunity to try a few new pieces of active apparel from JCPenney to help me restart exercising. Just opening the package in the mail and trying the pieces on gave me a healthy dose of workout motivation!

First I chose these Nike Flex Trainer sneakers because they’re made for a variety of different exercises. At this point I’m not sure if I’ll end up taking Zumba classes, training for a 5K race, or doing something else entirely, so I wanted something that would be comfortable for several activities.

I love how lightweight they are! And the hint of bright pink is a fun touch.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

I also picked two pairs of Xersion brand bottoms: one pair of Xersion Double-Band Pants and one pair of Xersion Space-Dyed Colorblock Capris.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

This is my first time trying out the Xersion brand, and I’m very impressed! All the items I picked from the brand are both fashionable and high-quality—plus, lots of Xersion items come in regular, petite, and plus sizes, so they’re made to accommodate lots of different body types.

I especially love that both of these pants feature moisture-wicking fabric and no-chafe seams for extra comfort while I’m working out.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

For tops, I went with this bright pink Xersion Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt, which goes perfectly with the capris and sneakers I picked. Most of JCPenney’s activewear is easily mixed and matched, which makes getting dressed for the gym a breeze.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

I also love that this top is multifunctional; I can wear it to exercise or pair it with jeans on the weekend.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

Perhaps my favorite piece of all is this Xersion Long-Sleeve Half-Zip Pullover. I love the teal blue color!

It features reflective details, which will be great for evening jogs in low-light visibility, plus thumbholes to help keep the sleeves in place. And it’s the perfect weight for combatting the slight chill of fall outdoor workouts.

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

I also picked out this Champion Distance Underwire Sports Bra. I’m currently breastfeeding my infant, and I find that I need a lot of extra support in that area when I’m exercising. This sports bra is incredible! It provides amazing support and also gives great shape—no squished uni-boob here!

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

I’m really pleased with all of the workout apparel I received from JCPenney. I’m excited to exercise again just so I can wear it more!

How to Restart Exercising in 5 Simple Steps

Step 4. Try something new.

Sure, you used to be a runner or a diehard Pilates gal. But trying to jump back into those same activities can be discouraging since, like I mentioned before, you probably won’t be able to perform at the level you remember.

Avoid that discouragement completely by instead trying something new and exciting—maybe a new group fitness class, a new cardio machine at the gym, or a new exercise DVD.

I’m reminding myself that just because I didn’t like a certain type of exercise before doesn’t mean I won’t like it now—and restarting exercising is the perfect time to give something new a try.

Step 5. Reward yourself just for showing up.

When you’re just restarting an exercise routine, you really don’t need to worry about how fast you went or how high you jumped or how many reps you completed.

All that matters is that you did something.

So instead of getting fixated on the numbers or the speed, I’m going to pat myself on the back just for showing up—be it at the gym or on the sidewalk or in my living room with a workout video.

Especially for busy moms, getting there is half the battle (and probably more like 90 percent when you’re restarting from scratch), so be sure to give yourself the credit you’re due no matter how your actual workout ends up going.


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284 Comments

  1. Pam
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:55:05

    I need to get back into the swing of exercising. I have been traveling a lot and I got out of my routine.

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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 13:03:42

    I workout every day. Proper clothing and footwear is essential.

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    • Sara Schwab
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:20:35

      One new workout appeal I want is Nike tank top and Nike sneakers

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  3. becca112971
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 13:40:36

    What great tips for restarting your workout and cute workput clothes.

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  4. Erika
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 13:58:23

    I would love to stock up on a few pairs of soft leggings.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Tina @ My Highest Self
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 14:58:10

    These are great tips for getting back into the swing of things. I may use these myself because I’ve been off track for a while now.

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  6. Christine M Luken (@FinLifeGrd)
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 15:29:43

    All of these tips are right on, especially #1. I really love your pink tee. I think cute workout clothes make it easier to motivate yourself to put them on and work up a sweat!

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  7. Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn)
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:08:05

    I’d like a good sports bra.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  8. OFG
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:13:32

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  9. Heather
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:14:28

    I just tried toto start up again. I think I pushed myself too hard.

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  10. Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn)
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:16:25

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/659100827836137476

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  11. OFG
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:20:36

    I could use some new sports bras. I’ve changed sizes a lot while I breastfed the first boy and now my second 🙂

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  12. tamaralikecamera
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:34:08

    I never really did get back into it, but it’s never too late. The sports bras look incredible. And I like the idea of starting easy!

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  13. Julie Wood
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 17:00:35

    I need new shoes to help me get out and walk and a new warm exercise suit with a hoodie and soft pants to keep me warm in the winter months!

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  14. Julie Wood
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 17:01:17

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/659112558280904708

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  15. akronugurl
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 17:04:29

    i need a good sports bra

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  16. Elena
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 17:24:34

    I would like to get a sports bra

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  17. Elena
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 17:26:04

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  19. Rachel C
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 18:47:56

    I desperately need some new work out bottoms! Most of mine are stretched out and smelly!

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  20. Kelly D
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 19:12:33

    I would like to have a new pair of sneakers.

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  21. tiarasandtantrums
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 19:48:47

    it is SO tough to get started and get motivated and much easier to say – tomorrow! I need to be back in my exercise routine as well! too much sitting and grading papers!

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  22. Hayley S
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 19:58:26

    I’d love to get a new sports bra! The one you mentioned sounds like a great option for good support needed while nursing!

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  23. Kendra
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 20:55:33

    These are great steps, I totally need to start a new program!

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  24. Jessi
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 21:29:08

    I have a 5 month old also (my second) and am in desperate need of energy! Have no choice but to start exercising before work again. Just wish he slept through the night 🙂 Thank you for the great info…showed up in my inbox at a perfect time for me.

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  25. Bri
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 21:39:31

    Starting easy is really important to remember. The pink shirt looks super comfortable and can be worn anywhere.

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  26. Lois Alter Mark
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 21:56:33

    These are great, practical tips. And so timely. I need to get back into a routine.

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  27. mell
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 22:24:06

    I have fallen off my routine since I moved. You have shared some timely and useful tips.

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  28. Whine Less
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 22:39:08

    I would try a new jacket. Something wind-resistant would be good this time of year!

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  29. Liz Mays
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 22:56:49

    These are great steps to take. I used to have a whole morning routine and it would be nice to get back into it.

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  30. tonyacoleman
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 00:11:32

    These are great steps to take, I definitely need to add this back into my routine.

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  31. BriAnna Nicole
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 00:29:07

    great tips~ i’d love to get a new sports bra!

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  32. M.Clark
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 01:28:40

    I would love to have a new pair of yoga pants.

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  33. janeanedavis
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 04:46:48

    It is important to exercise and stay in good physical condition. Your tips will help people to do just that.

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  34. MelodyJ
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 04:57:00

    I need new shoes and a sports bra. working out is important.

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  35. Kimberly O
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 05:53:37

    I would like a good pair of running shoes. Thanks.

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  36. Morgan Watson
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 06:06:22

    I would love to win! Also, these are some really great tips!

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  37. sandym204
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 06:17:21

    I need new shoes to start walking again.

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  38. sandym204
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 06:19:07

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  39. Julie
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 06:44:18

    I’d love some new tennis shoes!

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  40. Valencia
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 06:57:56

    The one thing I need is a really good pair of tennis shoes with great arch support.

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  41. Beth Hill
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 07:46:01

    I would like to have a work out top that doesn’t lift up on me when I bend over but isn’t so tight that I feel uncomfortable! Your picks look great!

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  42. Beth Hill
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 07:47:35

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  43. Rosey
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 08:17:34

    I used to have an exercise partner and I loved it. It did hold me accountable but it was more fun to exercise with someone too.

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  44. Becca Z
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 08:47:03

    I would love a sports bra that fits perfect and has strong support, no bouncing….that would be living the dream!

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  45. Becca Z
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 08:49:31

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  46. alas3lads (@alas3lads)
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 08:54:21

    I REALLY need to get back to exercising. A new pair of good tennis shoes are something I need.

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  47. Kelly Kimmell
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 08:57:05

    I need a some comfortable, supportive shoes for exercising.

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  48. kwhiz84
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 09:05:10

    these are great tips. I am having a baby any day now and I am hoping to jump right back on the horse as far as my exercise goes…but I know I will have to take it easy at first and easy my way back into things.

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  49. Sarah VM
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 09:10:29

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  50. Kay Ruth
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 09:18:15

    I exercise everyday and need some new flattering running pants that don’t look (and smell worn out)

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  51. BeckyM
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 09:25:44

    I would love some new yoga pants and running shoes!

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  52. jamminsport
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 09:45:00

    I need new running shoes <3

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  53. Kathy H
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:02:12

    I’d love some new running shoes!

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  54. Megan Zuchowski
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:20:50

    I’d love to get some new shoes!

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  55. richelle bowers
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:22:26

    i would get some yoga pants

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  56. traymona
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:01:15

    I’d like to have the Made For Life™ Breast Cancer Awareness Pants

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  57. Dorothy Whelchel
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:08:30

    I would really like new shoes for walking and going to the gym.

    Reply

  58. Ty
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:45:14

    I could use a new pair of yoga pants.

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  59. Ty
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:46:28

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  60. tat2gurlzrock
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:03:04

    These are some great tips. I would love to have a couple of pair of the Jockey Slim pants and a jacket.

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  61. tat2gurlzrock
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:05:22

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  62. Joe U
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:25:50

    I need some new workout shoes

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  63. s riches
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:35:44

    I could really use a new pair of running shoes.

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  64. Marissa C
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:41:32

    I need long sleeved shirt for riding my bike during the fall and winter. I was riding 5 days a week but have been slacking due the shorter daylight hours.

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  65. Cheryl Brown
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:44:32

    I would really like a good pair of cross trainer shoes.

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  66. Laura Royal
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:48:16

    I would love a new pair of colorful Capri pants for running.

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  67. Laura Royal
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:51:17

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  68. gina blades (@obeezer)
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:51:30

    I’d like a few new sports bras with cups (not shelf bra), and adjustable straps that aren’t $50-plus each. I also need a shaker bottle that doesn’t leak for post-workout protein shakes.

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  69. Sara Bolt
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:58:25

    I’d like a new pair of workout capris.

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  70. Lisa Brown
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:12:44

    A new pair of walking or hiking shoes.

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  71. Lisa Brown
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:13:22

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/659417637630275584

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  72. Trisha
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:22:19

    This sounds like me only i’m 10 months postpartum, not 5 =X LOL! These are all great steps to take and I love the idea of rewarding yourself for making an effort!

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  73. amy pugmire
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:23:28

    I would love to have a good supportive sports bra.

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  74. amy pugmire
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:24:23

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  75. mike b
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:29:38

    w

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  76. Jennifer S
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:49:10

    I would like a new pair of workout pants or new tennis shoes.

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  77. littlemisscant
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:50:03

    I need to get my butt back in gear… I always say that and I try then I get bored and give up. Pathetic really I know! Sometimes I feel like the only reason I’m not working out is because I can’t get out of my own way! Love the adorable work out gear!

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  78. olivia41393
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:29:07

    I’d love to have new workout clothes!

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  79. Sylvana B
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:35:38

    I’d love some new shoes that can go with all of my workout outfits…

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  80. ashley w
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:38:57

    Nike® Flex Trainer 5 Womens Training Shoes

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  81. Jessica M.
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:49:23

    I so need to start working out again, I was doing so well this summer. I could really use some new sneakers and some cute workout clothes to make me feel alive…thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. Jessica M.
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:54:34

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  83. Natalie
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:58:09

    I really could use some new running shoes. Mine are falling apart!

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  84. Natalie
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 14:59:13

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  85. Chrystal D
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:08:25

    I definitely need a new pair of good shoes to keep my legs in shape!

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  86. melissa
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:28:41

    Great ideas and super cute outfits! I think the key is def partnering up! Thanks for the advice!

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  87. Dorothy Boucher
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:37:27

    I think if I had proper clothing I would feel more comfortable with working out, proper pants and shirt,

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  88. channynn
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:39:44

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  89. Dorothy Boucher
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:39:46

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  90. channynn
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:41:00

    I need better bras! Been back on the wagon for a while and feels great!

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  91. jen S.
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:04:15

    I’m not much of a capri person but you make them look so cute! I think I would have to try something new and get myself a pair of them.

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  92. Rhonda Tenderholt
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:28:41

    Thank you for the giveaway. I’m always looking for new tops to wear and would love to have Xersion Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt, or the long sleeved. I, however, I have a hard time finding pants that fit my long torso.

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  93. Rhonda Tenderholt
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:38:16

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  94. sandyhills25
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:48:19

    I would have to say that it would be a sports bra

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  95. sandyhills25
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:49:03

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  96. Kimbre Music
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 18:13:09

    A really good sports bra!

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  97. Christie Mullen
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 18:40:00

    I could use some new socks.

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  98. steve weber
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 18:54:17

    I need some black compression work out shorts

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  99. Nathan Kirsch
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 19:05:14

    I’d like to get some new sneakers. I’ve been using my old pair for 2 years now and I’m really due for a new pair.

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  100. umayalreadybeawinner
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 19:05:45

    I’d like a new pair of athletic shoes

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  101. Jennifer Boehme
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:05:52

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  102. Shanna
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:15:26

    An amazing new pair of tennis shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  103. Shannon
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:43:29

    I would have to say a new sports bra would be what I would most need.

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  104. Shannon
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:46:37

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  105. Jenny Scheldberg
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:52:42

    I need some good sports bras that are comfortable but also supportive.

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  106. Jenny Scheldberg
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:54:59

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  107. raggammuffin
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 21:32:44

    i love my raggedy old sweats

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  108. raggammuffin
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 21:33:11

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  109. anna powell
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 21:34:54

    I need new sneakers

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  110. willgriesmer
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 21:43:17

    I would love to have more breathable shirts.

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  111. willgriesmer
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 21:44:00

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  112. Linda G.
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 22:51:50

    I would like to get a pair of Xersion double band pants.

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  113. ashleigh (@leighash222)
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 23:04:01

    I’d love to get a new sweater and gloves.

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  114. MARTHAIA
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:02:33

    I also need a new pair of walking shoes..

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  115. tcarolinep
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:04:53

    I would love to have Nike In-Season 5 Womens Training Shoes.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  116. tcarolinep
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:05:26

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/659581273212518400

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  117. censie
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:17:00

    Looking good! I love the pink! New work out clothes are a great way to stay motivated.

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  118. Jessica Padilla
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:18:23

    The one new piece of workout apparel I’d love to have are a nice pair of workout pants. It always feels great to have a new pair.

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  119. Jessica Padilla
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 00:22:32

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  120. jalapenomamamn
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 05:04:17

    I would like to have a pair of workout capris for a more comfortable workout.
    thank you

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  121. jalapenomamamn
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 05:05:02

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  122. ken ohl
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 05:07:38

    Nike Flex 5 Trainer Womens Shoes for my wife

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  123. latanya t
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:25:35

    a good sports bra

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  124. latanya t
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:29:49

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  125. rusthawk
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:21:17

    I need new yoga pants.

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  126. rusthawk
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:21:44

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  127. Angelica
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:31:16

    I’m in dire need of new workout pants! Mine are a little holey and.. too big now! 🙂

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  128. Angelica
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:31:40

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  129. Dawn Jones
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 13:15:40

    A new sports bra would be great.

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  130. Rachel Mauffray
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 13:29:20

    I need everything from the entire list.

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  131. heather eg kaufman
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 17:09:34

    I would love a new workout jacket. It is starting to get really cold in CO.

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  132. Jennifer Boehme
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 17:55:45

    One new piece I need is a new pair of shoes! My aching feet need more cushion, or even a new cushions, like new pair!

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  133. carol clark
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 18:35:03

    a new pair of running shoes for me

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  134. Julie Matek
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 18:52:14

    I would love some new workout capris:)

    Jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  135. Kimberly Michele Singh
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 20:36:46

    Great tips! I really need to get back into exercising.

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  136. dani
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 20:48:13

    I’d like to have the Nike Flex Trainer sneakers!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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  137. Jen Haile
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 00:11:32

    I’d love to get some new running shoes!

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  138. Jen Haile
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 00:13:17

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  139. Tina
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:30:02

    I love the double-band pants

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  140. Tina
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:32:39

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  141. Ashley Trail
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 16:19:13

    I love your tips, it is so easy to get out of your routine or to get side tracked and neglect your exercise routine.

    Reply

  142. David Balkin
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 20:29:36

    I could use a good pair of running shoes!

    Reply

  143. Stacy
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 12:50:06

    I need a sports bra that is supportive but comfortable!

    Reply

  144. Stacy
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 12:54:14

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  145. sheila ressel
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 13:59:24

    I would love to have some capris to work out in.

    Reply

  146. sheila ressel
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 14:03:47

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  147. Madeline
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 18:56:08

    I’d love to have some workout leggings or capris. I only own shorts right now.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  148. Madeline
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 19:03:12

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/660592542371590144
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  149. Katie Bellamy
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 23:26:30

    I would love a comfy pair of tennis shoes!

    Reply

  150. Katie Bellamy
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 23:29:36

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  151. Audra O'Hara
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 01:18:46

    I’d like to have a pair of running pants that hit below the knee.

    Reply

  152. mary anderson
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 14:34:04

    Since I lost some weight, my workout clothes are too big. If I win this card, I will get myself a new exercise wardrobe.

    Reply

  153. kdkaren
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 15:00:56

    I need some new capri pants to wear!

    Reply

  154. kdkaren
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 15:05:02

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  155. toxict15
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 16:42:31

    I love the running jacket colors! Super cute

    Reply

  156. sandyhills
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 19:12:28

    I would have to say that I would love to have the Xersion™ Essential Bootleg Pants

    Reply

  157. sandyhills
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 19:13:01

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  158. Ashley Smith
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 13:35:58

    I just started back working out and joined a gym. I need to get some running shoes and more pants to work out in.

    Reply

  159. Ashley Smith
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 13:38:38

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  160. traymona
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 14:32:11

    I’d like to have the Made For Life Brushed Fleece Jacket

    Reply

  161. Amy Tong
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 16:13:33

    The one new piece of workout apparel I would love to have is yoga pants! I always wanted to learn yoga!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  162. Amy Tong
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 16:15:33

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  163. Peggy Johnson
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 13:44:16

    I would like a long sleeve running shirt so I can continue in cold weather

    Reply

  164. bluecat731
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 13:46:43

    I could really use a pair of comfortable sneakers.

    Reply

  165. Michelle
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 09:50:52

    I would love to have a new pair of sneakers.

    Reply

  166. Crystal S
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 12:52:36

    I Would really love a new pair of shoes. They make all the difference in my workouts!

    Reply

  167. kath g
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 15:14:59

    starting easy is the big one for me….just getting started…and nothing is more motivating than knowing it’ll be easy. after i get started, it doesn’t even have to be easy because then i’m into it.

    Reply

  168. heather
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 16:50:55

    One new piece of workout apparel that I would love to have is a new pair of good walking shoes as mine are worn out.

    Reply

  169. christine burd
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 17:35:08

    I would like a new pair of walking shoes as my preferred form of exercise is walking

    Reply

  170. diana shenderovich
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 20:49:05

    would love to win a new snickers

    Reply

  171. leing
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 22:51:20

    I would love really comfortable sports bra and workout pants.

    Reply

  172. leing
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 22:53:28

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  173. kening
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 22:57:36

    I want to start walking and could use comfortable walking shoes.

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  174. kening
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 23:02:49

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  175. Erin F
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 00:36:22

    I’d like a good, new sports bra. As it is, I normally end up layering sports bras to get the support I need.

    Reply

  176. brittany
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 07:38:05

    these are awesome tips. i would love to get a new pair of shoes.

    Reply

  177. Cynthia C
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 08:15:23

    The Jockey® Slim Bootleg Pants would be great for my daily walking.

    Reply

  178. Cynthia C
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 08:17:00

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  179. sue v
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 09:09:46

    great giveaway… would be nice to get some new sneakers and some winter walking apparel

    Reply

  180. Stephanie Phelps
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 09:37:53

    I would love to get a good sports bra!

    Reply

  181. Stephanie Phelps
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 09:42:40

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  182. marthalynnr
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 10:01:46

    I’d love more workout leggings and some supportive sports bras! And a new pair of running shoes would be icing on the cake!

    Reply

  183. Sam
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 20:15:25

    I’d like some jog pants

    Reply

  184. Elle
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 09:41:11

    I would definitely love a new sports bra or 2!

    Reply

  185. Darby
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 11:15:49

    I would love a comfy pair of leggings!

    Reply

  186. rachel
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 13:59:13

    A new sports bra! Pregnancy and nursing has ensured that none of my sports bras really fit anymore. Whomp whomp.

    Reply

  187. Rebecca
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 16:32:21

    Comfortable shoes are a must when exercising and a nice sports bra is great!

    Reply

  188. Rebecca
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 16:34:11

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  189. LAMusing
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 20:19:45

    I’d like new yoga pants.

    Reply

  190. Norma
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 20:20:48

    I need shoes with good tread and easy to put on and take off.

    Reply

  191. fourkidsrgreat
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 08:25:19

    I have a rotator cuff injury I’m rehabing so I need a zip front sports bra.

    Reply

  192. fourkidsrgreat
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 08:26:48

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  193. Deb Ford
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 15:01:12

    I need to get a new pair of capri yoga pants

    Reply

  194. Kristy Wolfgang
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 15:12:18

    I would love some new workout clothes.

    Reply

  195. Amanda
    Nov 08, 2015 @ 18:05:40

    I would like a fit bit!

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  196. Amanda
    Nov 08, 2015 @ 18:07:12

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  197. Kristen
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 01:20:44

    I’d like some nice warm leggings for this newly cold weather.

    Reply

  198. Kristen
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 01:21:16

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  199. Priscilla S.
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 03:21:49

    I would love a great pair of running shoes!

    Reply

  200. Priscilla S.
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 03:23:44

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  201. Jessica Miller
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 20:53:03

    I could use some yoga pants and sports bras!

    Reply

  202. Jessica Miller
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 20:54:55

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  203. Carolyn Daley
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 02:19:34

    I would love to have the Xersion Double-Band Pants and I am thrilled they have petite sizes.

    Reply

  204. Carolyn Daley
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 02:23:49

    I tweeted the contest with #SweepstakesEntry -> https://twitter.com/DarkMysticNight/status/664704988015370240

    Reply

  205. Tina
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 21:44:59

    I could use some new sports bras.

    Reply

  206. Tina
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 21:48:40

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  207. Shawn Gallagher
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 00:43:07

    I need some running shoes bad!

    Reply

  208. Shawn Gallagher
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 00:44:36

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  209. Shane Russell
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 02:52:21

    I need some more workout pants for the winter. I have mostly capri length workout pants and they aren’t warm enough for the winter months.

    Reply

  210. Shane Russell
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 02:54:27

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  211. Carolsue
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 03:50:19

    I would like some pretty knit capris to exercise in
    Carolsue
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  212. Margaret Smith
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 19:30:53

    I’d love to get the Nike Club Fleece Long-Sleeve FZ Hoodie. Thanks so much.

    Reply

  213. Margaret Smith
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 19:34:19

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  214. Wild Orchid
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 09:39:53

    I would love some leggings like these–http://www.jcpenney.com/xersion-colorblock-taped-leggings/prod.jump?ppId=pp5006130417&searchTerm=leggings&catId=SearchResults&_dyncharset=UTF-8

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  215. Wild Orchid
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 09:42:52

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/666264809013428224

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  216. maria cantu
    Nov 18, 2015 @ 15:25:31

    A good sports bra would do it.

    Reply

  217. Strength and Sunshine
    Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:16:21

    I need more leggings for the coming cold!

    Reply

  218. Shanna
    Nov 21, 2015 @ 11:06:18

    New sports bra!

    Reply

  219. Lisa Walker
    Nov 21, 2015 @ 22:06:10

    I would love to have a good quality exercise bra.

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  220. Lisa Walker
    Nov 21, 2015 @ 22:08:15

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  221. ELIZA ELLIOT
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 09:49:25

    I love any of the new tops with the thumb holes.

    Reply

  222. ELIZA ELLIOT
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 09:56:10

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  223. Kerry
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 09:58:22

    I’d love some new walking shoes!

    Reply

  224. Kerry
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 10:14:52

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  225. Stacey b
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 00:59:41

    I could really use a nice sports bra for working out.

    Reply

  226. Stacey b
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 01:02:45

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  227. Nancy Millerd
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 21:08:59

    I need more supportive walking shoes

    Reply

  228. Angel Jacklyn
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 07:58:41

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  229. Angel Jacklyn
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 08:46:10

    Jogging pants would be great since I don’t have any!

    Reply

  230. Melissa
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 14:18:21

    I would love good running shoes!

    Reply

  231. Tara
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 20:35:48

    I need a new pair of running shoes. Adidas are my favorite!

    Reply

  232. Tara
    Nov 24, 2015 @ 20:36:19

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  233. Lisa
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 01:42:51

    One new piece of workout apparel that I would love to have is a sports bra that has clasps in the front. I’ve had some in the past and they were so much easier to get on and off than the kind of sports bras that you just pull over your head.

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  234. Betty C
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 04:16:08

    Thanks for the tips, especially rewarding yourself just for showing up. I needed that reminder.
    I need some new leggings and new athletic shoes with really good arch support.

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  235. Betty C
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 04:18:57

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  236. willgriesmer
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:40:57

    I’d love to have a new pair of shorts.

    Reply

  237. willgriesmer
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 07:41:39

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  238. angie
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:55:15

    I would love to have some leggings/bike shorts. They used to be so comfy back in the day. hahahaha

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  239. angie
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:55:48

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  240. Tarissa
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 12:17:17

    I need some new workout shoes — hoping to get Asics this time!

    Reply

  241. Tarissa
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 12:19:09

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  242. Susan Smith
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:47:00

    I’d love to get a new sports bra!

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  243. Susan Smith
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:49:28

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  244. Denise L
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 14:59:17

    I’d really like to have some new workout pants, not necessarily yoga pants though. I like the legging style like your capris in the pic above.

    Reply

  245. Denise L
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 15:00:02

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  246. janine h
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 16:04:41

    i’d love a new supportive workout top since I’m still nursing

    Reply

  247. Rachel
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 19:14:40

    The piece of work out apparel I would like is a sports bra.

    Reply

  248. Rachel
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 19:15:43

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  249. Danielle Magee
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 19:16:19

    One piece of workout wear I would love to have is the Xersion Double-Band pants.

    Reply

  250. Laura R
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 23:23:10

    I need a new pair of yoga pants.

    Reply

  251. laurie murley
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 00:27:38

    I need some new workout pants badly

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  252. laurie murley
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 00:29:32

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  253. Thomas Murphy
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 00:53:46

    I would like new running shoes.

    Reply

  254. Thomas Murphy
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 00:54:42

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  255. Tabathia B
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 00:59:30

    I have a hard time finding a decent bra and I would love a sports bra for fuller figure women with great support

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  256. Tabathia B
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 01:00:56

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/669756047712780288

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  257. Megan C
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 07:51:58

    This was a nice article. Around the holiday I become a slacker and then feel guilty afterwards. I have already started slacking off so I am going to try these tips.

    Reply

  258. Megan C
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 07:52:34

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  259. amanda sakovitz
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 11:21:16

    compression pants

    Reply

  260. amanda sakovitz
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 11:21:44

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  261. Seyma Shabbir
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 11:45:35

    I would love to have comfortable yoga pants. They usually don’t give me good stretching room.

    Reply

  262. Seyma Shabbir
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 11:47:12

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  263. Kim Kihega
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 13:39:55

    I would like a new sports bra and leggings!

    Reply

  264. Kim Kihega
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 13:42:27

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  265. kelley roach
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 13:47:31

    I would love to stock up on a few pairs of soft leggings.

    Reply

  266. Sara S
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 15:21:23

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  267. Sara S
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 15:23:01

    I do need new exercise clothes that fit. I dread tiring to squeeze into the workout pants from pre baby. But then that means I don’t exercise. Vicious cycle.

    Reply

  268. Jennifer Reed
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 18:40:07

    I too, have started exercising within the last two months. I have bought a few pieces to get started but one item I really need is a good exercise bra like the Nike® Victory Compression Bra found at JCPenney’s.

    Reply

  269. Ellie Wright
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 19:30:48

    I would love new sneakers and a fitness tracker.

    Reply

  270. Julie Weilnau
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 20:13:41

    I really need so,e new workout tights for winter! nike or underarmour 🙂

    Reply

  271. sherri crawford
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 21:34:24

    i need some comfy shoes

    Reply

  272. erica best
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 22:03:03

    I would love a new pair of shoes

    Reply

  273. erica best
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 22:04:31

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  274. Breanne
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 22:15:22

    I would love to have new shoes.

    Reply

  275. Candie L
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 22:32:22

    I like the Xersion™ Double-Band Pants. Thank you

    Reply

  276. Re Morgan
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 23:44:27

    i’d love to have some new walking shoes

    Reply

  277. Ashley M
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 00:11:38

    Some awesome yoga pants!

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  278. Ashley M
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 00:13:03

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  279. Stephanie Phelps
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 00:09:53

    I would love to have some new tennis shoes and these are great tips for me because I am trying to get back in it!

    Reply

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  282. Mike
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 06:43:52

    I never have to talk myself in to going for a power walk. My first choice is going with a friend, and if no one is available I just take my cell phone and use the time to catch up with a friend, my parents, or one of my siblings.

    It actually brings me joy and is rarely something I have to ‘get over with’.

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